We use symlinking to run a bunch of servers off of the same files. It works
like a charm and allows every instance to have it's own config and log
directories no problem.
This should work on Windows aswell.
Just as a heads-up: SourceMod needs it's own copy for every server you are
running (if you're planning to use it). Otherwise horrible things will
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "PAL-18" <pal-18@zomb...>
> To: <hlds@list...>
> Sent: Thursday, August 02, 2012 9:20 AM
> Subject: [hlds] Multiple Servers From Same SRCDS Installation = Bad?
> I've read this on lots of forums but no one seems to have any concrete
>> reason why this is bad:
>> Is it true that running multiple servers from the same SRCDS installation
>> is bad? Does it cause stability problems? Performance problems? Lag? File
> No, you need to ensure that things are configured properly but you won't
> any stabilty problems.
> Performance should actually be better as it makes better use of filesystem
> and dll cache in the OS.
> We use this to run hundreds of servers.
> The only issue we have are:-
> 1. demo's don't allow you specify a location to save them
> 2. configs need prefixing manually unlike other games which have a "base
> command line option which makes everything very easy.
> We've raised these enhancements a few times here before as it would things
> so much easier if they where added :)
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