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Left 4 Dead 2 Servers Inaccessible

Paul Stompbox

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Hello there. The servers in the "Steam Group Servers" menu in the game are not visible.

When I tried connecting them manually via the "Play" button on your site, I go back to main menu with this console message error:
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I've only noticed this happening after the recent update from the past month was released. Judging by what this says, could you please update the server to the latest version of the game so we could play on it?

Thank you,
Paul Stompbox
 

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Thanks for the feedback. Servers updated. The update might have broken some of the plugins.
 

Paul Stompbox

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Thanks for the feedback. Servers updated. The update might have broken some of the plugins.
Thanks for updating the servers. You are correct, the 8-player plugin for servers #1 and #3 broke. Was it a sourcemod that hosted the server, which now got replaced with the original game version?
 

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Thanks for updating the servers. You are correct, the 8-player plugin for servers #1 and #3 broke. Was it a sourcemod that hosted the server, which now got replaced with the original game version?

You're welcome.

I don't understand your question. That said, this might be helpful:

We host the L4D2 game servers ourselves - we install, maintain, update, configure and customize them. The update was from Steam. They updated the L4D2 engine. Sourcemod sits on top the L4D2 game engine. Sourcemod plugins sit on top of Sourcemod itself. Engine updates sometimes cause Sourcemod (or some parts of it) to stop working. Sourcemod plugins also stops working as they rely on Sourcemod.

The solution is to update Sourcemod first, then any broken plugins.
 

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oh gotcha yeah i may have missed an update for L4D2 but i didnt think so, was watching it from the browser but it happens

otherwise everything should still work unless they broke something again a 2nd time, the 1st time was last year the 8 player coop plugins were broken for L4D2 but it was fixed for the most part, so we should be good, im guessing it was just an update for the L4D2 servers

*or if your inviting a friend with the Steam Invite Option then that wont ever let more than the default # of players in either, so the person will have to join our server directly themselves, which is just inconvenient lol but unfortunately we cant fix it from our Server side, although if you use some of the Mods that makes your L4D2 Coop Lobby room have 8 spaces, then that will allow you to invite 8 friends into said match from the integrated Steam Invite option
(or the Mods did at one point make the Invite option work without restriction again, but its hard to tell if it still does lol, so you will have to give it a shot yourself to find out)

(just like L4D2 used to allow you to use the Invite option for more than the default player #, until a random update Valve put out for L4D2, back around 2017 or 2018 i believe, broke it)
(although im not 100% on that time frame so dont quote me on it, still the point being it was around the year 2017 and i just remember 1 day waking up and not being able to invite more than 4 players into a 8 player coop match / server, even tho it did work before) :(


otherwise in L4D2 i dont think our Websites server page Connect button works correctly, for some games like CSS it does but the way L4D2 has its Lobby and Matchmaking system i dont think it does unfortunately, sry about that
 
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for the L4D2 game servers its usually easiest to join our DG Public Steam Group

which will then make our servers show up for you in the Steam Group Servers list in L4D2 main menu, and also if you make a lobby and change the Server Type setting from Official to Steam Group Server, it will let the Lobby Leader pick a game server to use from their own group servers list, so you can start a match right to the correct server for workshop maps etc.

even when joining using the Steam Group, you can not invite friends to the match if there is more than the default # of players in the server at that time, your friend will also have to join our group and join from their Steam Group list on the main menu, or use the connect 00:000:00:00:27015 command etc.
 

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k sry there does also seem to be another updating breaking the plugins for 8 players, i was hoping they were done with that after Last Stand but ehh lol, thanks for the heads up and ill get it put together when i can get the updated stuff
 
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