FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
Network and Multiplayer
- No servers in serverlist?!
- What to do about lags?
- How to play in LAN?
- Ping? Latency? Ping Timeout?
- I can't login! 'Trying to login'/'Failed to login!'
- How do I create my own server? What is a listen/dedicated server? What is rcon?
- I want to host a game. What's my IP?
- Is there a dedicated server software for CS2D?
- Nobody joins/sees my server
- My server is not in the serverlist
- I want a 24/7 online server! Why does my server disappear when I shut down my PC?
Just a normal program! No magic!A server program is just an ordinary program. No magic involved. This means, that the Counter-Strike 2D server program can only run when your PC is online and running!
In other words: Your server will be unreachable as soon as you quit the Counter-Strike 2D client / dedicated server (depending on what you use to host) OR as soon as you shut down your PC OR go offline.
In short: MINIMUM requirements for a CS2D server to run:
- A running computer (the computer must be switched on and an OS must be booted)
- An active internet connection (the computer must be online)
- Either the CS2D client or the CS2D dedicated server must be running on this computer
- Correct server/firewall/router/network settings
But there are servers which are online 24/7! All the time! How does this work?There is only one single way to get a server which is online all the time: Get a computer which runs all the time and is online all the time.
You could either do this at home (not recommended because of slow internet connection, noise etc.) or rent a server.
- I want to rent a server for CS2D! What is important?
- Can I use my webspace/website/FTP-space/Dropbox/iCloud/blog/other crazy shit to host a server?
- CS2D closes itself
- The game says that I'm a cheater/hacker! Why?
- Memory Access Violation
- Graphics Mode XXX does not work!
- Failed to load ...
- There is only a black screen?! / I just see some squares?!
- Screen resolution problems
- Blurred graphics
- How to install/start CS2D?
- Why does CS2D run slowy/why does it lag?
- I downloaded custom skins/sounds! How to restore the original file(s)?
- Sniper weapons: What's the advantage of the zoom-mode?!
- Why does my server change the map without prompting?
- How do I make a custom spraylogo?
- What is "U.S.G.N." / What is this login stuff?
- Why are there so many ads on CS2D.com!?
- Why should I play CS2D when there is CS in 3D?
- Who made CS2D?