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How to configure a Counter-Strike 1.6 server

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Configuring a Counter-Strike 1.6 server can significantly improve the quality and dynamics of multiplayer gameplay. Our game server panel allows administrators to adjust almost all server variables contained in the configuration files. Additionally, our panel includes a quick configuration tab where you can effortlessly change settings such as server name, number of slots, server password, admin password, initial cash amount, friendly fire, map, and many others without the need to edit configuration files. The capabilities that our Counter-Strike server provides will allow for the modification of nearly all important aspects that create a perfectly personalized gameplay experience. In this article, you will learn how to configure your Counter-Strike server using our flexible game server panel.

How to configure a Counter-Strike 1.6 server

Once you have stopped your server you can start changing the parameters, so go to the “Startup” tab. This is where the most important Counter-Strike server variables are located, which you can edit without having to search for configuration files. All possible parameters are listed below.

VariableDefault ValueDescription
Mapde_dust2Change map on your server
Server Namedefault hostnameAssign name for your server
Max Players10Set maximum number of players allowed on your server
Time Limit25Set amount of time after which map will change (value in minutes)
Auto KickOFFEnable/disable automatic autokick when somebody AFK/start friendly fire
Freeze Time6Set amount of time at the start of round to reload or buy weapons (value in seconds)
Friendly FireONEnable/disable friendly fire
Hostage Penalty0Set amount of hostages player need to kill to be kicked by server (0 = disabled)
Limit Teams2Set how many players can be asymmetrical to another team (0 = disabled)
Round Time3Set duration of a single round (value in minutes)
RCON PasswordpasswordSet admin password
Start Money800Set amount of money player will get at the start
Server PasswordSet server password

“Startup” tab contains only some of server variables – if you want to eIf changing the above parameters did not allow you to adjust the gameplay to your needs, go to the configuration file. To do this, access the server files by going to the “Files” tab and follow this path:dit variables not included in the table, follow this path:


How to configure Counter Strike server 1

After making all changes to the server, restart it. Go to the “Console” tab again and select “Restart”.

We hope that our intuitive web interface has allowed you to configure your Counter-Strike 1.6 server easily. If you want to ask us any questions, feel free to contact us via e-mail, ticket or live chat!

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