f you are a garena fan, you can host a dedicated server of your favorite game there for your friends to play on it. All you need to do is follow these simple steps and you will be owning zombies. In case your favorite game happens to be Left4Dead 2.
Setting Up Left4Dead 2 Dedicated Server on Garena
Click start game as normal. An error will pop up, click OK to ignore it.
A Menu should pop up now, and it will look like the one in the screenshot.
1. Change the name of the server to your liking.
2. Choose the map, the one you like or keep the default selection.
3. For Network, you have to put LAN.
4. For Max players, your choice.
5. Set your RCON password.
6. Uncheck the box that says “Secure (Valve Anti-Cheat)”.
Once you have done these settings, click start server and wait for it to load.
After it finishes server loading, another menu like this will pop up. You will see that all the information you added in server settings is gone. Change the default values again, double click to change the value.
For the map rotation, choose the maps and put them into your map cycle accordingly or you can follow the the given screenshot on how to do it.
After you have setup maps and configured server/admin settings, your server is good to go. Star the server to have server console and play with it.
Notes : If you have applied Garry’s Patch, you will have srcds.exe along with the files required for setting up left4dead 2 garena dedicated server. If you haven’t applied Garry’s patch yet, download and extract all the files to your left4dead 2 parent folder. It is recommended that you use sourcemod plugin to manage your server.