How To: Setting up AMX Mod X for Dedicated Counter Strike Server on the Internet

As a follow up to the last week’s tutorial, I would now lay out possibly, the simplest guide to setup a dedicated Counter Strike Server managed by the AMX Mod X. But first lets have a little background on Counter Strike (and more generally, Half Life 1) plugins. Read the rest of this entry »

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GamersX (PK) server back online

The GamersX (PK) servers were back online for a couple of hours yesterday. We launched a new server in Karachi called 4th GamersX (PK) Match Server. The new server running the same technology as the one in Lahore.

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GamersX (PK) to return soon!

It has been confirmed today over at the GamersX (PK) forums that their Lahore based server would resume operation soon. In a public statement made at the forums, server administrator Faizan Chaghtai said:

“The SERVER shall be resuming shortly, though it may take up to a week, it will be online soon. Some computer and bandwidth issues were causing problems which are now sorted. Hope you bear with us.”

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How To: Setting up a Dedicated Counter Strike Server on the Internet

Ok, this is where a lot of people get intimidated. Every other day I run into someone who is asking this question, and has little luck finding a simple answer. So I decided to do my own series of guides that would help people make better servers. First of all you need to get the ingredients. Read the rest of this entry »

GamersX (PK) Shutting Down Permanently?

Today a shocking news was revealed on GamersX (PK). Their primary game server, cs.gamersx.net, would permanently be shutting down due to some unexplained technical reasons. While this news has put up a big question mark on the future of online gaming in Pakistan, it also provides a good opportunity for other hosts to catch up with the competition.

Hosted in Lahore, GamersX (PK) was one of the busiest Counter-Strike 1.6 servers in Pakistan, with almost 8000 registered nicks. Though it was the home ground of the GamersX clan, it provided equal opportunity for every to every member to prove them selves and even become moderators on their servers. The server ran AMXX 1.8 and HL Guard 1.8 providing maximum hack protection with minimal trojan and virus threats.

From my sources inside GamersX, I have confirmed the reason for shutting down this server. Apparently, this was because the server management costs were increasing every day, and since it didn’t have any revenue stream nor was it backed by any corporation, the owners decided to shut down the server. No official word has been given on whether the server would resume its services in the foreseeable future.

I will keep the updates coming as I get more information on the matter. Feel free to share your thoughts below, and share any other good servers you play on.