Setting up a Counter-Strike 2 server using SteamCMD

32/64 bit Debian/Ubuntu Linux procedure

When using 64 bit Debian/Ubuntu begin with step 1. When using 32 bit Debian/Ubuntu start with step 4.

1.  sudo add-apt-repository multiverse
2.  sudo apt install software-properties-common
3.  sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
4.  sudo apt update
5.  sudo apt -y install lib32z1 lib32gcc-s1 lib32stdc++6 libstdc++6:i386 libsdl2-2.0-0:i386 libcurl4-gnutls-dev:i386 libc6-i386 net-tools wget xz-utils unzip zip gdb mlocate screen steamcmd
6.  steamcmd

Some warnings might show up during the installation process:

	- ln: failed to create symbolic link '/home/user/.steam/root': No such file or directory
	- ln: failed to create symbolic link '/home/user/.steam/steam': No such file or directory
	- ILocalize::AddFile() failed to load file "public/steambootstrapper_english.txt".
	- Loading Steam API...dlmopen failed: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
	- dlmopen failed: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory 

These warnings have no further meaning and can be ignored for now.

7.  Steam> force_install_dir /home/username/cs2-ds		<- change the username to yours!
8.  Steam> login <steamid>
                   password: <your Steam password>
                   Steam Guard code: <your Steam Guard code>

	Waiting for client config...OK
	Waiting for user info...OK

9.  Steam> app_update 730 validate

	- Downloading all files might take a while, wait till you'll see the following:
	Success! App '730' fully installed.

10. Steam> quit

11. mkdir -p .steam/sdk32 && cd ~/.steam/sdk32/ && ln -s ~/.local/share/Steam/steamcmd/linux32/ ~/.steam/sdk32/ && cd ~/
12. mkdir -p .steam/sdk64 && cd ~/.steam/sdk64/ && ln -s ~/.local/share/Steam/steamcmd/linux64/ ~/.steam/sdk64/
13. cd ~/cs2-ds/game/csgo/bin/linuxsteamrt64/ && ln -s
14. cd ~/cs2-ds/game/csgo/cfg/ && touch skill1.cfg && chmod 775 skill1.cfg

15. cd ~/cs2-ds/game/bin/linuxsteamrt64/
16. screen
17. ./cs2 -dedicated +map de_dust2

18. After a few seconds and some stuff in your console you should see the following:

	Host activate: Loading (de_dust2)
	SV:  VAC secure mode is activated.
	AuthStatus (steamid:90177510151657490):  OK  (OK)
	Certificate expires in 48h00m at 1698835073 (current time 1698662272), will renew in 46h00m
	GC Connection established for server version 2000177, instance idx 1

19. The server is running, you can check this bij typing 'status', you should see the following:

	----- Status -----
	@ Current  :  game
	source   : console
	hostname : Counter-Strike 2
	spawn    : 1
	version  : 9842 secure  public
	steamid  : [A:1:3142686738:24567] (90177510151657490)
	udp/ip   : (public
	os/type  : Linux dedicated
	players  : 0 humans, 2 bots (0 max) (hibernating) (unreserved)

20. CTRL a + d (detached)
21. Done! You now have a fully functional Counter-Strike 2 server running.
22. Click here for "tweaking" your server with small adjustments and make it your own!

In case you made a boo-boo

In case you made mistakes and would like to start over or for whatsoever reason want to delete everything, I have a nice and quick solution for that.

1.  cd
2.  vi remove_cs2
3.  sudo rm -rf cs2-ds/ .local/ .steam/ Steam/ .config/ .cache/ .lesshst .wget-hsts && sudo apt-get remove steamcmd --purge && sudo updatedb && sudo apt autoremove && sudo locate steam 
4.  chmod 755 remove_cs2

        - You can now execute the file over and over again:

5.  ./remove_cs2

All installed files and folders are now removed and you can start over from scratch 😓