How to Create a Counter Strike 1.6 Server Easy!

This video will tell you how to create your self a Counter strike 1.6 server, port forward so that the server will work, change normal IP address to DYNAMIC DNS, How to connect to the server and install mods for your server.

What is Counter Strike 1.6

Today I will teach you how to create a Counter strike 1.6 server easy. First we need to know what actually Counter Strike is. Counter strike is a LAN and online game. It is a first person shooting game. There are two total teams one is Terrorists and the other is Counter Terrorists. The object of the game is to eliminate other enemies; you get to buy your choice of guns from the money you obtain by winning rounds and killing enemies. Now that we have gotten over the basics of the game, let’s come to making the server.

How to create the server

First you will have to go to your C drive and make a folder called “HLDS” once that has been created go to and search for “hlds update tool” and download it. Once it has been downloaded install it in your HLDS folder that you created. After that open up hldsupdatetool.exe and update it. Then go to start and select “run” and then write “cmd” a command prompt will open over there first write this to change the target to the HLDS folder:


Once that has been done and the target has been changed write this line for the downloading of the server files start.

Hldsupatetool.exe –command update –game cstrike –dir .

Don’t forget the (DOT) “.” After dir, once that has been done the downloading will start, don’t worry it will take a long time for the things to be downloaded depending on your internet speed. Then once it has finished you have to go to the folder called “Cstrike” which will be your mod. Over there open “server” configuration file in notepad and change “sv_lan 1” to “sv_lan 0” this way your server will be changed from LAN to public, if you want it to remain LAN then don’t change it. Once that is done it is time to turn your server on. Open the HLDS.exe file and choose name and fill all the other details. Start server and your running, tell the IP to all your friends and enjoy playing.

To forward ports for router users

Go to and go to guides and then port forwarding through router, then select your router, then choose counter strike from the guides and do as it says. Once the ports have been forwarded go to and see your IP then tell your friends the IP address and after the address put the port you are using for example:

Your IP address is:

And your port is: 27015

So your server IP address would be:

You will tell this IP to your friends so they can log in to your account.

Changing server IP to DYNAMIC DNS

To do this you must go to and register and account, login and go to my hosts and create a host. Then select the name and choose “” because other ones don’t work and some do, I only know about this one. Select “host with IP” and select “auto detect IP Address”. Restart your server and then tell al your friends your new IP for example you made this DNS:

So when you are going to tell your friends the IP address of your sever you will put the port name in the end like this:

How to connect to server

Tell your friends to open Counter strike, Go to Favorites and select add server over there tell them to put the IP address you created. Then have fun playing with them on your own server.

Installing Mods

Go to and search for admin mod for counter strike 1.6 and download the file. Extract anywhere and once extracted there will be a file called “admin” open it and select the details. Once it is installed in your server directory, go to “CStrike” and then open addons, this will be where all your mods will go. Now download amx_modx and install in to addons folder. Then the same is for every mod.

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  1. Posted June 5, 2009 at 9:31 am

    Interesting article! Thanks.

  2. LiLYou
    Posted August 12, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    my freindz can’t see my server name
    and they can’t connect (connect )
    plz help me

  3. Posted August 12, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    ok so the reason for that is you are using a router. you have to forward your ports for that i have written about it above go and read the “How To forward ports for router users” heading. That will explain to you how to forward your ports so your server can work … if you have any problem please contact me

  4. Posted October 11, 2009 at 8:38 am

    Good Job additionally to this article I can advise this tutorials

  5. Abzz
    Posted February 25, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    i forwarded my ports and all that stuff and it worked and all the next day my ip address changed and it didt work no more what do i do now help !!

  6. tyrkos
    Posted June 18, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    How do i play on my on server ? :P I cant find it :D ??

  7. Posted July 28, 2010 at 12:00 am

    MAN I DO THIS AND in my server console writw this :
    erver logging data to file logs\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\L0728002.log
    L 07/28/2010 – 06:33:08: Log file started (file \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\”logs\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\L0728002.log\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\”) (game \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\”cstrike\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\”) (version \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\”47/\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\”)
    Adding master at
    Adding master at
    Adding master at
    Menu item 17 added to Menus Front-End: \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\”Plugin Cvars\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\” from plugin \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\”pluginmenu.amxx\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\”
    Menu item 18 added to Menus Front-End: \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\”Plugin Commands\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\” from plugin \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\”pluginmenu.amxx\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\”
    L 07/28/2010 – 06:33:15: World triggered \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\”Round_Start\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\”
    Could not establish connection to Steam servers.
    VAC secure mode disabled.
    i give my ip when my server have and my friends can\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’t join i give my hamachi ip to my friend with port :27027 and the againe can\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’t log in i have give alla the ip\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’s when i have to my friends they againe can\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’t log in but me i can an i am admin in my server

  8. Posted July 28, 2010 at 12:02 am

    what i m ust to do?

  9. Ankur
    Posted October 22, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    helloo i have a problem..
    when i create my own server, then i give my ip address to ma frndz on garena ,
    somehow when people join they change my name, and i cant do anything from stopping them help me

  10. Chinmay
    Posted March 15, 2011 at 6:43 am

    i can’t a sv_lan 1 in the notepad while creating server

  11. nadeem
    Posted August 15, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    i have problem.,.
    when i create my own server, then i give my ip address to may frndz but ip addrs does not show any one can help me??????????????

  12. humam abu rashida
    Posted March 6, 2013 at 9:19 am

    hey i do every thing just when u go to i want to make my server public i put ip addres and the prot like u told me 27015 and when i put it say u r server is firewalled :( can u help me ?

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