Setti masterserver

Instructions how to install Setti masterserver


Working server browser for games (CS:S, CS1.6, DoD:S, TF2, L4D, Steam, ...)

Masterserver is a server which tells clients (that's YOU) what are the IP addresses of game servers (CS:S, CS1.6, TF2, ...). What you need to do is change the default MasterServer IP address to Setti MasterServer IP address. To do that follow the instructions.

The servers which Setti MasterServer shows are listed at You can add more servers by submitting them to the form at the bottom of the main page.

After installing masterserver, the servers at Setti will be listed in the in-game server browser. For Steam the servers are found in Servers window. So everything works just like normal, but the servers are fetched from Setti.

Examples of Setti masterserver usage. On the left there is Setti masterserver installed in Steam. The server browser window shows all gametypes. On the right the masterserver is used in Team Fortress 2 launched from Steam. Setti masterserver installation goes directly from Steam to Team Fortress 2. The server browser works just like normal.

Install instructions

Remember to backup your original copies in case you want to revert.

1a. Download: MasterServers.vdf (for HL2, Steam, CS:S, TF2, L4D, L4D2, Orange Box, ...)

1b. Download: MasterServers.vdf (for CS1.6)

1c. Download: MasterServers.vdf (for CS:S

2. Copy MasterServers.vdf to config\ directory

* Standalone: C:\games\Counter-Strike Source\platform\config\MasterServers.vdf

* Steam: C:\Program Files\Steam\config\MasterServers.vdf

* NOTE: If masterserver2.vdf is in the same directory then overwrite it too - notice the naming difference

3. Make MasterServers.vdf read-only

* Right-click over MasterServers.vdf, select "Properties" and check "Read-only"

Remember to make the file READ-ONLY!

Making the VDF read-only prevents your game or Steam from overwriting it in some cases.

Updating MasterServer.vdf for any gametype (CS:S, CS1.6, DoD:S, TF2, L4D, L4D2, ...) should work. All HL and HL2 game mods use the same kind of server query mechanism.

Steam server browser also works with Setti Masterserver. After patching Steam's Masterserver, all HL1 and HL2 based games launched through Steam will use Setti Masterserver. For example Team Fortress 2 and Left 4 Dead work through Steam.

Masterserver support forum

Users of Setti Masterserver can help each others in installing and configuration problems at the forum. The forum can be used as well as registered or unregistered user.

Go to the Masterserver support forum