yes, i forwarded ALL the ports
yes, ive done “sv_lan 0” and “heartbeat”
yes, ive had my friend connect to my external ip from the console
yes, i have my server set for 2 players
NONE worked. I dont see what else I could do.
EDIT: ONE person joined the server i was hosting yesterday. I got in contact with him today, and he said he found it in the master server list, and joined w/o errors.