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How To Create Counter Strike Server for Windows XP...Latest

How To Create Counter Strike Server 1.6 for Windows XP

(Covers both Steam and Non-Steam Server)

Theory : In this article i am going to show you how you can create cs 1.6 server... just follow the instructions and in no time you will be having your very own counter strike server for both steam and without steam.


  • You are Using Windows XP
  • You have atleast 512Kbps ~ 64KBps upload speed (for 10 Player Limit).
  • Your Modem is port forwarded for CounterStrike (port 27000-27030)
  • You have atleast 1Gb RAM , 800MB space left in the drive you want to install the server.
  • You should have some Grey Cells left in you...

Lets Get Started.....

Follow the Steps Below:

Note:Please replace D: with the drive letter you want to install CS1.6 server ,Use My Computer to find it. I am using Drive D: , also avoid using OS/system files drive which is usually C:


  1. Open Drive D: -----> make new folder named HLDS
  2. Download HLDSupdatetool.exe from
  3. a) or b)

  4. Copy the hldsupdatetool.exe to the D:\HLDS
  5. Go to Start (Bottom Left Corner of screen,usualy green start button )---->Run (prompt) ---->Type "cmd" ---> Type "cd\" -->Type "d:" --->Type "cd HLDS"
  6. When you get this in command prompt window:

Type as D:\HLDS>hldsupdatetool.exe -command update -game cstrike -dir D:/HLDS

After Download is 100% complete ............follow either A or B

Just in case if you cannot use Hldsupdatetool.exe Read this ---> Here

A. For CounterStrike 1.6 Server with Steam

Run (double click on hlds.exe, inside D:\HLDS folder) and fillup/Change the options availiable to you.

B. For CounterStrike 1.6 Server without Steam

After you have completed Steps 1-5 follow below :

6. Download 4748.rar from HERE

7.Extract entire contents of 4748.rar to D:\HLDS folder .....when it asks you to replace\overwrite files just click yes ...and proceed

8. On Desktop create hlds.exe console shortcut to run server in console mode (best mode)

Right click on free space on Desktop --->Select "New" ---> Shortcut (2nd option) -->Type the location of Item : D:\HLDS\hlds.exe -console -game cstrike +ip External IP +sv_lan 0 +maxplayers 10 +map de_dust2 name for the shortcut ----> Console ( i prefer this ) --->in the end you will see the Red Icon on you Desktop ...just double click it to start CounterStrike 1.6 Server (without Steam).
You must read This Too -----> CLICK HERE
your convenience Shortcut should look like this ----> CLICK HERE

Server Management

I Often use these commands in my server for various reasons , explore your self to know more:

a) stat




also in Task Manager Give highest priority to your CounterStrike 1.6 Server

i.e HLDS.exe


Finding it too difficult to Understand then download this ----->


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