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How do I use custom maps on my L4D2 server?
Apr 12, 2018 8:20 AM
Joined: Apr 10, 2018
Posts: 1

So I have a L4D2 server, and have uploaded some customer maps to the maps folder (Daybreak, etc).

Now what?!

When I launch L4D2 and connect to my server, I am never taken to the lobby - always straight into the game (Dead Center map).

Even if I try to Vote to change the map, I can only change it to one of the standard maps - the custom maps just do not appear.

How do I:-

1) Set up my server to take me to the lobby on connecting to the server?
2) Failing that, how do I get my server to launch a custom map (e.g. Daybreak (daybreak_v3.vpk)) upon connecting to the server?

I can't find any documentation anywhere on this stuff!

Thanks in advance!
Apr 12, 2018 9:52 AM
Joined: Jun 06, 2015
Posts: 1775
From what I've read, once you add the map.vpk's to your server's addon directory and use...

changelevel [custom map name]

Some documentation;

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