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SteamCMD Workaround for “appid 90” HLDS Games Servers Part II

SteamCMD Workaround for “appid 90” HLDS Games Servers Part II

Update October 2017: It seems this issue has returned after Valve fixed it several years ago. I have updated this repo with new app_manifest files for each server. Hopefully Valve fix the issue again. HLDS (GoldSrc) games use appid 90 to download the game server files from SteamCMD. There is a bug that prevents all the files being downloaded from SteamCMD. Getting all the files can take any number of attempts for SteamCMD to download them all. The fix is…

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Get the Original Grey Spotify 0.9.7 Design

Get the Original Grey Spotify 0.9.7 Design

Spotify 0.9.7 The new Spotify desktop client 0.9.8 has now been made available for everyone over the past few months. But some of you may prefer the older design and there is no official installer to get the old client. However you can download the old client here. Download Spotify Desktop Client 0.9.7 for Windows and OS X. Screenshot Unofficial Installer by Javier Santos [Recommended] Javier Santos has kindly created an unofficial installer for Spotify 0.9.7 on Windows. You can download below….

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How to Install and Use SteamCMD

How to Install and Use SteamCMD

This is a brief tutorial on the basics of installation and usage of SteamCMD. Windows Create a folder for SteamCMD. C:/steamcmd Download the SteamCMD (Windows) Update Tool. http://media.steampowered.com/installer/steamcmd.zip Extract the contents of the zip to the folder. Linux Create a user for SteamCMD and login. Note: For security best practice, do not run SteamCMD a root. adduser steam su – steam Create a directory for SteamCMD. mkdir /home/steam/steamcmd cd /home/steam/steamcmd Download the SteamCMD (Linux) Update Tool. wget http://media.steampowered.com/installer/steamcmd_linux.tar.gz Extract the contents…

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SteamCMD Dedicated Server List

SteamCMD Dedicated Server List

I decided to put together a list of all the Dedicated servers available on Steam. This will hopefully be useful to server administrators. I have also put the results on the Valve Wiki page. Here are my results. They are accurate as of April 2015. This is a list of dedicated servers available on Steam/SteamCMD. Key Server – Server Name ID – Server AppID SteamCMD – If available via SteamCMD Steam Client – If available via the Steam Client Anonymous Login –…

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Download Spotify 0.9.8 Desktop Client

Download Spotify 0.9.8 Desktop Client

Spotify 0.9.8 The new Spotify desktop client 0.9.8 has been made available for a select few users automatically to test over the past couple of months. It has not yet been made available as general release. There is no way to official install the client currently unless you are lucky enough to be selected. However you can download the new client here and test is yourself. Download Spotify Desktop Client 0.9.8 for Windows and Mac. Screenshot Unofficial Installer by Javier Santos…

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Shutdown/Restart Windows via cmd

Shutdown/Restart Windows via cmd

If you need to restart or shutdown a Windows PC or server using the command line. Go to the command prompt: Start > Run > cmd Run either of the the following commands. Restart shutdown /r /t 00 Shutdown shutdown /s /t 00 Windows will instantly begin shutdown or restart the server.

Samba Hide Office Temp Files

Samba Hide Office Temp Files

When working on Office documents like Word, Excel they create a temporary file when they are being worked on. This can sometimes confuse people working on SAMBA shares. See example These temp files will begin with a tilde (~) There is an option in SAMBA to hide certain files with a wildcard. Simply add this line: hide files = /~*/ This means any files with tilde will be hidden until ‘Show hidden files’ are selected in Windows explorer. To ensure they are not seen…

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KB2536276 SCO UNIX Samba issues

KB2536276 SCO UNIX Samba issues

When working with old SCO Unix servers that run Samba I have found an issue since a Microsoft security update KB2536276 was released to fix a vulnerability in Windows. MS11-043: Vulnerability in SMB Client could allow remote code execution: June 14, 2011 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2536276 This update causes a problem with older versions of Samba that make shares unavailable to users. The only way to fix this is to remove the KB2536276 update on the Windows PC. First remove the update from the pc in…

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How do I create a symbolic link?

How do I create a symbolic link?

What is a Symbolic Link? A symbolic link is simply a link to another file or directory from any location. This is very similar to shortcuts in Windows, and like Windows shortcuts can be very useful for quickly getting to specific files or directories. How do I create a symbolic link? ln -s [TARGET DIRECTORY OR FILE] ./[SHORTCUT] For example: ln -s /usr/local/apache/logs ./logs This points a symbolic link ./logs to /usr/local/apache/logs

Printing from CUPS to a Printer attached to Windows XP/Vista/7

Printing from CUPS to a Printer attached to Windows XP/Vista/7

Summary I find it frequently necessary to configure CUPS to print to a printer that is attached to a Windows PC as many printers do not have network capability. This tutorial will show you how to install an LPD server on Windows It is also possible to configure CUPS to work with Windows Shares using Samba. However this may need authentication and I have found can have more complications when configuring. Guide LPD is a feature that is available on…

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