i just found out how to get a dedicated server with hlds update tool. i have done all that it says and i have the server and stuff. i run it, i can join it but know one else can. for me it shows up as a LAN server and my friends cant find it on the list of internet servers. i have tryed typing sv_lan 0 but still didn’t work. sometimes when my friend trys to join it says failed to join after 4 retries or soming. but sometimes it will let him join and it gets to sending client info and the thing in middle spins around for ages. we waited 20mins and still nothing, it just spins and does nothing. What do i do/what have i done wrong. i have forwarded ports. 27015 both tcp and upd and also 27020 upd. are they right.
i also found out that when it sometimes lets him join it says on the server console that he has joined and then it says “hissteamname”-conected but his screen is still on the sending client info and thing is spining.
please help me im not all that good with pcs my knolage is not very good. can someone give me step by step instructions on what to do.
thanks in advance. =]