How to connect to your server

This guide will help you on how to connect to your server.

Direct Connect method

  1. Start your server
  2. Be sure your server is online and querying, you can use HLSW to check
  3. Close your game
  4. Press the Steam Connect button on your control panel
  5. Accept the warning and game should launch and connect to your server


Steam favorites method

  1. Start your server
  2. Be sure your server is online and querying, you can use HLSW to check
  3. Close your game
  4. Get your server Query Connection Info IP:PORT from your control panel
  5. Open Steam and select the option View > Servers
  6. Change to Favorites tab and press Add Server and paste your server Query Info IP:PORT
  7. Change to Internet tab and then back to Favorites tab and double-click your server to join it


Ingame browser method

  1. Start your server
  2. Be sure your server is online and querying, you can use HLSW to check
  3. Open your game and select Multiplayer
  4. Search for your server name and connect to it


Ingame direct connect method

  1. Start your server
  2. Be sure your server is online and querying, you can use HLSW to check
  3. Open your game and select Multiplayer
  4. Get your server Connection Info IP and PORT from your control panel
  5. Select the Direct Connect option and paste your server Connection Info IP and PORT
  6. Press connect


Windows direct connect method

  1. Start your server
  2. Be sure your server is online and querying, you can use HLSW to check
  3. Close your game
  4. Get your server Connection Info IP and PORT from your control panel
  5. Press Windows key + R on your keyboard
  6. Past the following code in the box: steam://connect/IP:PORT 
  7. Replace the IP:PORT part with your IP and PORT from the Connection Info and press Ok


Some games don't have the in-game browser or direct connect option available, please use the alternate ways to connect to your server.


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