How to Fix Unable to initialize Steam Error in Counter Strike 1.6 Server

Many people have reported that after they setup HLDS (Half-Life Dedicated Server) or Counter Strike 1.6 Server, they get an error saying “Unable to initialize Steam“. From what I understand, this error pops up because of permission issues in Windows 7 and Windows 8 (One of the reasons why I hate Windows 7/8) But there’s nothing to worry about, the fix is really simple. Follow the steps below to fix this issue: Open Notepad Copy and Paste the following text…

Securing Counter Strike 1.6 Server Against RCON Hack Attacks

Now a days, many game server owners complain about their servers getting hacked. No matter how much strong RCON password you choose, your server can still be hacked. Antivirus Protections and Firewalls are of no use in this case!   Symptoms: If you own a Counter Strike 1.6 Server, you should have faced weird problems like: Your server’s name getting changed. All your players getting redirected to some strange servers. RCON Password getting changed. Strange admins appearing in your admin…

How To Record Game Demo In Counter Strike 1.6

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Ever wondered how people record videos of their game play in Counter Strike 1.6? Do they use Screen Recorder Software or Cell Phones to record those videos? The answer is, No!   Counter Strike 1.6 developers have added this awesome feature called Demo Recording built-in the game. With This feature you can record videos of your CS 1.6 game without using any additional third party software! It is not limited to recording your own game but it can also be…

Port Forwarding on DSL Modem / Router

These steps are for FiberHome AN1020-25 ADSL Wireless Modem provided by PTCL Broadband. Open http://192.168.1.1/ in your Web Browser. A dialog will appear asking for Username and Password. Enter admin in both Username and Password. If the Username and Password are correct, you will see a page like below:     Now, click on “Advanced Setup” and then click on “NAT“:   Click on “Add” and enter the Local IP and Port you want to forward. Here I am forwarding Port…

How to setup Counter-Strike 1.6 Server

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Requirements Computer You can setup Counter-Strike 1.6 Server on any computer. This tutorial is for computers running Windows Operating System (Windows XP / Windows Server 2003 / Windows 7)   Internet Connection For Online Server, an Internet Connection is required. This tutorial is for home computers running on DSL Connection or WiMAX connection. For 16 slots server, a 1Mb internet connection is sufficient. For best performance, a 4Mb internet connection is preferred which can support upto 32 players.   Static…

How to install Counter-Strike 1.6

Many friends ask me “How to install Counter-Strike?” and “What are system requirements for installing Counter-Strike?” So, I am writing a step by step tutorial on installing Counter-Strike 1.6 on a Windows based computer.   System Requirements: The minimum requirements for running Counter-Strike 1.6 are a 500Mhz Processor, 96MB RAM, 16MB video card and around 512MB of free disk space. However, the specifications for a smooth gameplay would be an Intel Core i3 Processor, 2GB RAM, 1GB video card and…

Counter Strike 1.6 Servers In Russia

List of Counter-Strike 1.6 Servers in Russia. Most of them are hosted in Russia while others are hosted elsewhere on VPS or Dedicated Servers. If any Russian Server is missing in this list or you want your CS 1.6 Server added, please feel to post your Server’s IP in comments. [Санкт-Петербургский] Public [Dust2] 91.210.107.27:27015 [P1zzaServ] [Public] #1 77.220.180.177:27015 .::specially for you::.[Public] #1 77.220.182.222:27015 Патриоты СССР 77.220.180.75:27015 © ORIGINAL GUNGAME 91.218.228.99:27015 Первый Игровой Сервер 77.220.180.80:27015 [CS]Kamensk66rus 109.202.33.58:27015 *JXP*ПЛАНОКУРЫ_ТУТ+18+есть-4ё 83.222.109.28:27038 Армия 16+ 83.222.115.242:27055 NewWorldZM.CsBlackDevil.Com 89.40.233.201:27015 Fatality…

Counter Strike 1.6 Servers In Romania

List of Counter-Strike 1.6 Servers in Romania. Most of them are hosted in Romania while others are hosted elsewhere on VPS or Dedicated Servers. If any Romanian Server is missing in this list or you want your CS 1.6 Server added, please feel to post your Server’s IP in comments. ZmOldSchool.CsBlackDevil.Com [Zombie Plague] 89.44.246.19:27015 ThunderZM.CsBlackDevil.Com 89.40.233.100:27015 GOLD.INDUNGI.RO 89.44.246.174:27015 Cs.Gajik.Net 193.84.64.118:27015 PUB.CSTRIKEARENA.COM 89.44.246.176:27015 CS.INDUNGI.RO # OFFICIAL INDUNGI SERVER 93.119.24.206:27015 Romania.CS16.ro [CSDM 2.1.3c] 89.44.246.58:27015 PUB.GAJIK.NET 193.84.64.84:27015 RELAX.INDUNGI.RO # OFFICIAL SERVER 93.119.24.66:27015 KILL.LALEAGANE.RO 93.119.24.46:27015 ..:: Zombie.IlegalZone.Com ::…..

Counter Strike 1.6 Servers In Argentina

List of Counter-Strike 1.6 Servers in Argentina. Most of them are hosted in Argentina while others are hosted elsewhere on VPS or Dedicated Servers. If any Argentinian Server is missing in this list or you want your CS 1.6 Server added, please feel to post your Server’s IP in comments. [CiMSP.Net] ARG #5 190.210.177.172:30004 01# [ OnlyArg.com ] 200.43.192.176:27016 HDS.BG DUST2 79.124.67.5:27018 -ARGENTINA CS-#5 200.43.192.156:27019 Skaviados by Localstrike 200.43.192.107:27015 [CiMSP.Net] ARG #3 190.210.177.172:30002 -ARGENTINA CS-#4 200.43.192.185:27025 LOSRAMONESCS 32 PUB 200.43.192.151:27015 #6 JAILBREAK con lo…

Counter Strike 1.6 Servers In Germany

List of Counter-Strike 1.6 Servers in Germany. Most of them are hosted in Germany while others are hosted elsewhere on VPS or Dedicated Servers. If any German Server is missing in this list or you want your CS 1.6 Server added, please feel to post your Server’s IP in comments. Tequila DeathMatch DD2 Only 193.192.58.34:27065 Sirmium Arena ® | Assault Maps Only 176.57.142.99:27042 Zombie Wars Advance 1.6 83.136.82.14:27016 =|FaLCoN|= [14] 83.136.82.14:27015 [RoZ].:Rise of ZombieS[1]:. 193.192.59.74:27043 CS2.EVILZCS.RO 89.40.233.38:27015 Tequila DeathMatch Inferno Only 176.57.142.179:27092 BalkaN GaminG…

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