To install Admin Mod, you will run a friendly little VBScript that will greatly simplify the process of installing the Admin Mod. If you need to install Admin Mod on a computer where you do not have direct access then you will need to install Admin manually, this is relatively simple and instructions can be found in the Manual Installation - Walk-Through.
When reading this page be aware thatsections are related to specific choices or situations. On a clean installation you should not need those segments of the guide. The heading for each dashed section gives an idea what it pertains to so you can decide to read it or not as you go along. It might be advisable for you to read the entire page despite not needing to.
Having extracted the Admin Mod files from the distribution archive you can now run the
install_admin.vbs file located in the \Admin folder. The image below
shows the location of
install_admin.vbs in the distribution, if you don't have these folders of are missing the script then you may not have extracted the files from the distribution properly.
If everything has been unzipped to the right location and the installer is able to locate all the files it requires for installation it will prompt you with the message below.
If you chooose cancel the script will stop, nothing will have been installed and you can go about your business.
If you choose OK the script will continue by looking at several registry keys to locate the installed games to which Admin Mod can be installed.
The script is capable of finding registry keys
for Normal Half-life, Retail CounterStrike and Half-Life Dedicated server
Most users will have only a single Half-Life or Retail Counter-Strike installed. You will be prompted to confirm that you wish to install to the location found in the registry. Read the message which will look something like the one in the picture below and take your choice.
If you have multiple Half-life, Retail Counter-Strike,
dedicated server, dod or other installations you will be asked which of them you wish to install
to. Simply input the NUMBER (not the path or the folder name) for the one you wish to install to, then press OK.
The form of this choice is show below.
Now the installer knows where you want to install Admin mod to it needs to know which Mod you want to use it with. This dialog shows you a list of the mod folder which can be installed to. If the mod of choice is not on this list then the script cannot install to that Mod and you will have to perform a manual installation (details are included later in this manual).
Simply choose the Mod folder that corresponds to the Mod you wish to use Admin with and type in its number from the list on the left hand side. Each folder presented corresponds to a mod that can be installed to. If a mod is not in this list then the installer cannot install Admin Mod to it.
The installer now copies across the Admin Mod files to the correct folders in the Mod directoy. It changes the Mod liblist.gam file so that metamod will be loaded when the server starts (metamod loads admin and then loads the gamedll, don't worry about it). The installer also appends the line
to the server.cfg and listenserver.cfg files if they are found. This ensures that the adminmod configuration settings stored in the adminmod.cfg file are executed when either the dedicated server or listenserver is started.
You should now be asked if you wish to create a shortcut to the manual on your desktop, this is a good idea for new users because will will be needing this reference quite a lot to begin with, simply make your choice between yes or no.
Now providing that no errors have occured in this process the installation is complete and you should see the message below.
Unless you need to know how to uninstall Admin mod or how to set up a MySQL version of Admin Mod you should now skip ahead to the section of the manual that deals with configuration.
There are other smaller tools provided with Admin mod which can be found in the admin\tools directory. Currently these include:
encrypt --helpat the commandline to see the full option list.
Note that not every problem can be resolved in this documentation, but we suggest strongly that you look here first. If you have problems you can't solve after reading this manual - and that does happen occasionally - please ask your question in the forums at http://www.adminmod.org. Please do not email your questions to the team directly, as we cannot guarantee we will be able to respond to individual emails in a timely fashion.
Next: Setting up your .cfg and the *.ini files