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Dedicated Server Error

Being quite excited about Left 4 Dead, I created a simple mod that made terrorists in Counter-Strike: Source act like zombies with knifes (see TrackBack below). I had, since then, ran it on my dual core machine. But later, I wanted to try something new.

Recently, I had set-up my brand new MSi Wind netbook as a Windows server. Since it's already running 24/7, I wanted to see how well its Intel Atom 1.6 GHz processor will handle the task of running a Counter-Strike: Source dedicated server. So I installed Valve's Steam on the notebook server and started up the Source Dedicated Server. But Murphy's Law presided. Instead of loading up the server, I got the following error message (also shown in the screen shot below) from Steam:

Dedicated Server Error

MountFilesystem( 241 ) failed: SteamMountFilesystem(2752,241,0x182ffd64=,0x182ffc54) failed with error 5: no Steam Content Servers are available

I had no clue what this meant. I tried to start a Half-Life2: Deathmatch using the same Source Dedicated Server. It worked just fine. I noticed that Steam had to download the Half-Life 2 engine. I decided to log out of my dedicated server Steam account, log in my player account, and install Counter-Strike: Source that way. After installing Counter-Strike: Source, I logged back into the dedicated server account, launched the Source Dedicated Server and found that Counter-Strike: Source server now works.

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Chieh Cheng
Wed, 05 Nov 2008 22:53:41 +0000

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