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Old 02-04-2013, 02:36 PM   #1
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Linux on escapeturkey

Im setting up a linux server with escapeturkey server company and I cant get it to start. Below is the startup commands. My question is can anyone show me the root directory so I know mine is correct where i installed the FortessForver folder.


I know the mod runs off the HL2mp so here is my directory


the hl2dm folder is in the orangebox folder also so is it installed correct?
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:06 PM   #2
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I dont know anything about setting up a server. but if the directory is anything to go by we're on source 2006 not 'orangebox' so that might lead you to a solution. If not I'm sure someone knowledgeable in this area will chime in.
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:46 PM   #3
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hlds_source/orangebox should be hlds_source/FortressForever

None of the FF folders should be under the orangebox directory
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Linux FF server

Any luck with this? Cant seem to do a fresh install of FF

./steam -command update -game hl2mp -dir ff -verify_all
  0:56 [] Disconnecting
HLDS installation up to date

this is the dir structure  

user@router:~/steam$ tree -L 2 ff
├── hl2
│** ├── materials
│** ├── models
│** └── sound
├── InstallRecord.blob
└── orangebox
    ├── bin
    ├── core
    ├── hl2
    ├── hl2mp
    ├── srcds_linux
    ├── srcds_run
    └── steam_appid.txt

How is FortressForever supposed to run not under the orangebox dir? No server files etc
this is with FF in the root folder

user@router:~/steam/ff$ ls
FortressForever  hl2  InstallRecord.blob  orangebox

user@router:~/steam/ff/orangebox$ ./srcds_run -game FortressForever
ERROR: Invalid game type 'FortressForever' sepecified.
Tue Feb 12 17:19:07 PST 2013: Server Failed

invalid game.

Now with FF in the orangebox folder

user@router:~/steam/ff/orangebox$ ls
bin  core  FortressForever  hl2  hl2mp  srcds_linux  srcds_run  steam_appid.txt

This time it doesnt complain about game type and crashes

user@router:~/steam/ff/orangebox$ ./srcds_run -game FortressForever +map ff_dm
Auto detecting CPU
Using default binary: ./srcds_linux
Server will auto-restart if there is a crash.
Using breakpad minidump system
Using breakpad crash handler

Console initialized.
Segmentation fault (core dumped)
Add "-debug" to the ./srcds_run command line to generate a debug.log to help with solving this problem
Tue Feb 12 17:21:03 PST 2013: Server restart in 10 seconds
Tue Feb 12 17:21:06 PST 2013: Server Quit
Did an update break ff or what? I must be missing something.

This is ubuntu 12.04
Linux router 3.2.0-35-generic #55-Ubuntu SMP Wed Dec 5 17:42:16 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

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Old 02-13-2013, 09:02 PM   #5
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HL2DM is on the Orangebox (Source SDK 2007) engine, FF is not.

You need the EP1 engine files (Source SDK 2006). Use this -game parameter to get the correct engine files:
-game episode1
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Thankyou squeek, i was following the how-to on the wiki : /
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I'm guessing the guide was written before they released Orange Box and its associated engine update. Do you have a link to the wiki page?
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