Left 4 Dead is a cooperative zombie survival FPS. This allows you to start and run the dedicated server automatically when Windows boots and before login. FireDaemon Pro also allows you to start multiple instances of the game server, monitoring them and automatically restarting those instances in the event they crash. FireDaemon Fusion can also be used to manage your Left 4 Dead service, plus other Windows services via your web browser. Its primary use is to install and update various dedicated servers available on Steam using a command-line interface. In the shortcut, edit the properties and in the target box, at the end of it with a space before the following , put:. If the server successfully downloads, the command window will close on its own.
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Left 4 Dead Dedicated Server Setup Under FireDaemon Pro
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Updated Wednesday, October 7, , by Andrew Gottschling. Left 4 Dead 2 is a single-player game developed and published by Valve Inc. Besides its fantastic single-player mode, Left 4 Dead 2 also offers a great multiplayer mode so you can blast zombies with your friends. Left 4 Dead 2 is sold on Steam. Therefore, you will use SteamCMD to download and maintain the server for the game. Because a current Linode runs on a bit operating system, you need to download a few extra libraries in order to run SteamCMD. If the download looks like it has frozen, be patient.
Left 4 Dead 2 is a first person action game. The dedicated server component can be run as a Windows Service using FireDaemon Pro, which allows you to start the dedicated server automatically at boot prior to login, start multiple instances of the dedicated server and more. First download and extract SteamCMD. Next edit the properties of the shortcut and in the target box, at the end of it with a space before the following , put:. Now click the shortcut you created and let it run to download the Left 4 Dead 2 server files. It might take a few hours to update everything. You should also run the shortcut every week or so to grab the latest server updates.