Show HOFA: Head, Owner, Founders and Admins in Server

Show HOFA Plugin Show Admin Owner Head Admin

Show HOFA is a plugin for Counter-Strike 1.6 servers that basically shows the details about server admins online, head admin, server owner, co-owners, founders, etc. HOFA is just an abbreviation for Head, Owner, Founder and Admins. This one is a modified version of the Check Admin plugin that shows the list of admins currently online in the server. The original plugin was made by OneEyed from AlliedMods so all credit goes to him. If you are already using admin_check.amxx plugin…

Setup fast downloading for Counter-Strike

Counter-Strike Fast Download FastDL

This post is dedicated to setting up fast downloading on Counter-Strike to download maps, models, sound files and other game resources with full speed. These steps are tested on Counter-Strike 1.6 Dedicated Server but they should also work on other servers too. By default, the HLDS limits the speed by which the maps and other game resources are directly downloaded on player’s computer. To overcome this limitation, HLDS provides a mechanism called FastDL support. Using FastDL, all the game resources…

How to reset ranks in Counter-Strike

HLDS csstats.dat Ranks File

This post is about resetting player ranks and statistics from the server. Which means the stats you see with /top15 /rank and other rank related commands will be cleared. Steps: Stop HLDS: Stop your Counter-Strike server. Remove Ranks File: Goto cstrike/addons/amxmodx/data directory and csstats.dat file. You can also rename this file to something else like csstats_13-FEB-15.dat if you want to keep a backup of old scores. Start HLDS: Start your HLDS. All rank related commands should be showing a blank…

Setup Content Hosting Banner in Counter-Strike

CounterStrike Content Hosting Provided By Banner Logo

We have seen many server owners asking about how to show Content Hosting Provided By banners on different online forums and social website. Most of the solutions provided on those forums are outdated and hence not working. So here is a simple, updated and working tutorial for setting this up for your HLDS Server. Content hosting provided by is a banner which is displayed to the players connecting to a Counter-Strike server. When a new map is added on server,…

How to save ranks in Counter-Strike

CS Ranks top15 rank Players

When you setup Counter-Strike server, by default the player ranks are saved on server and they are present even when the server is restarted. Unless you have done something terribly wrong with your server settings which is what happened in our case. A few days back we had to reinstall our server from scratch. While installation, we missed something because of which the player ranks in server were not saving any more. When ever the server restarts, all the ranks…

How to get Static IP on PTCL BB EVO Wingle Nitro & CharJi

PTCL Static IP Address BB Nitro CharIi EVO Wingle

If you don’t know what is a Static IP or why is it needed, read this: http://www.counterstrike.com.pk/help/difference_between_dynamic_and_static_ip_address Steps: Getting Static IP on PTCL Broadband, PTCL EVO, PTCL Wingle, PTCL Nitro and PTCL CharJi connection is fairly simple. All you have to do is call PTCL Helpline on 1236 if you have PTCL Landline or 0800-80-800 if you are calling from mobile. Talk to the operator and tell them that you need Static IP on your connection. They will ask you…

How to fix “Unable to determine CPU Frequency” error in HLDS

Unable to determine CPU Frequency

If you are running HLDS on a Windows Server or you manage your server via FTP, you may never see this error throughout your life. Since I am running HLDS on CentOS Virtual Machine (using Virtual Box), I occasionally see new errors like this one. The reason behind using VM is that CentOS is much stable as compared to Windows Server 2003/2008/2012 which is notorious for crashes and messy permission issues. The complete error message that I received on console…

Port Forwarding on TP-Link Router / Modem

TP-Link Router Main Page

These steps are for TP-Link Routers and Modems including but not limited to: TL-WR1043ND / TL-WR841HP / TL-WDR3600 / TL-WR843ND / TL-MR3040 / TL-WDR4300 / TL-WR940N / Archer C7 / TD-W8901G / TL-WR842ND / TL-WDR4900 / TL-WA730RE / TL-WDR3500 / TL-WA830RE / TL-WA850RE / TL-WR1042ND / TL-WR340GD / TL-MR3220 / TL-MR3420 / TD-W8951ND / TD-W8961ND / TL-WR740N / TL-WR741ND / TL-WA801ND / TL-WA901ND / TL-WR340G / TL-WR841ND / TL-WR941ND / TL-WR743ND / TL-WR740N / TL-MR3220 / TL-WR1043ND / TL-MR3420 /…

How to setup Counter-Strike 1.6 Server on Linux

This tutorial is about setting up Counter Strike 1.6 Server on CentOS which is a flavor of Linux Operating System. For setting up Counter Strike 1.6 Server on Windows, see this post Setup Counter-Strike 1.6 Server on Windows Most people stay away from Linux because it is much more complicated as compared to Windows. I myself prefer Linux Operating System because of its security and stability and that’s the reason I am writing this tutorial today. Requirements CentOS You can…

How to setup TeamSpeak Server on Linux

If you don’t know what TeamSpeak is, its basically a Voice Chat application. Read more details here: TeamSpeak Details Installing TeamSpeak Client is pretty easy however setting up TeamSpeak Server requires some technical knowledge. Requirements VPS You must have a Virtual Private Server for this setup. This installation is tested on CentOS 32bit Linux Server. Buy a VPS with at least 512 RAM from any VPS sellers online. Once purchased, you will be given an IP address, Username/Login and Password…

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