# Getting Started

Our Team Fortress 2 bookable servers are primarily pre-configured for competitive play; this allows us to deliver a quick on-demand system for players. Please ensure you check-out Booking before proceeding.

# Basic RCON Usage

To manage the server, you have booked it is essential to have an understanding of how to use rcon; this system allows the player to control the server through a variety of commands.

# Enabling Console

Team Fortress 2 has a console that allows you to enter commands that the game interprets; this is important when controlling and setting up your bookable server. The console by default is disabled and can be enabled by following the steps below:

Options > Advanced > Enable developer console

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Console key usually defaults to the tilde key ~.

# RCON Password

To be able to utilise rcon, you first must have the server's rcon_password; this is usually sent along with the other server details at the time of booking. Once you have the password, you can enter the command in your console.

Example: rcon_password (password)

# RCON

After entering the rcon_password, you should be able to execute server commands by preceding servers commands with rcon.

Example: rcon (command)

# exec

Manually executing config files can be done by using the following command exec.

Example: rcon exec (config file)

# changelevel

Switching maps can be done manually using the changelevel command.

Example: rcon changelevel (map name)

# kick

If you need to remove a player from the server, you can use the kick command.

Example: rcon kick (user/id)

# mp_winlimit

Adjusting the win limit for the map can be done by using the mp_winlimit command; this shouldn't be used for payload or attack/defend type maps.

Example: rcon mp_winlimit (amount)

# mp_windifference

Adjusting the win difference for the map can be done by using the mp_windifference command; this shouldn't be used for payload or attack/defend type maps.

Example: rcon mp_windifference (amount)

# mp_timelimit

Adjusting the time limit for the map can be done by using the mp_timelimit command; this shouldn't be used for payload, attack/defend and king of the hill type maps.

Example: rcon mp_timelimit (amount)

# mp_switchteams

Teams can switch starting sides during startup by using the mp_switchteams command; this is generally used for payload or attack/defend type maps.

Example: rcon mp_switchteams (0 or 1)

# sm_whitelist_id

If you require a custom whitelist, you can use the sm_whitelist_id command to execute the weapon bans using the ID provided by whitelist.tf.

Example: rcon sm_whitelist_id (whitelist id)

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Make sure to execute the command after the primary config has loaded or when re-executing configs.

# League Config Support

The bookable servers come with support for a multitude of leagues and the game modes they run. If you need to know the config files or aliases, check them out here.

# Supported Leagues

Last Updated: 1/27/2021, 4:57:29 AM