How come I cant connect to my own server?

  1. See, I made my own detitcated server with this thing I downloaded and was made by valve. I made my own server, and when I try to connect, I cant. I seen others in my server! I need some help with this. any help?

    User Info: verynoname

    verynoname - 8 years ago

Top Voted Answer

  1. Are you trying to run the dedicated server on the same machine as your trying to play the game on? If so that won't work (from what I know).

    User Info: Setharial

    Setharial - 8 years ago 2 1


  1. I does, you just need to make sure that you use the local IP address for the machine if it is attached on a LAN. I do this all the time, and I've had no problems.

    Spawning 10+ witches at a time is fun to watch.

    User Info: LeonDeath

    LeonDeath - 8 years ago 0 3
  2. Try using the "connect" command. Enable the developer's console via keyboard options, advanced. Then hit the "~" key (to the left of the 1 key) type "connect" without quotes and the "x"s are the ip to your server.


    User Info: sliick1081

    sliick1081 - 8 years ago 0 0
  3. The easiest way to do this is, once you start L4D, open the console and type sv_cheats 1. This will NOT count against any achivements! Type into the console ms_force_dedicated_server "Server IP:Port". Then, YOU create the lobby.

    User Info: cjnoone

    cjnoone - 8 years ago 0 1

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