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How to Quickly Find and Join your CS:GO Server

Find the IP Address of your Nodecraft CS:GO Server

On the control panel for your Nodecraft CS:GO server, click on the "Overview" tab.

In the "Server Information" section on the overview page will be the IP address of your server. In the screenshot below, that section has been covered up with a red box for security reasons.

Copy and paste that IP address, you will need that information later on. You can also use your DNS Hostname, and this may be preferable if your server IP ever changes.

A view of the Nodecraft control panel, showing the IP address of a CS:GO server

Add your private server to Steam Server "Favorites"

Launch Steam, and at the top edge of the Steam launcher, click on the word "view". In the drop down menu that appears, click on "servers".

A view of the Steam add a server option in the

This window will appear, and click on the "add a server" button near the bottom right corner.

A view of the Steam window for adding a server to your favorites

That will cause a smaller window to appear, and you enter your Nodecraft server IP address into the box in the middle, and save.

A view of the dialog box for adding a server IP address to the favorites listings

If this step has been completed successfully, your Nodecraft server will show in the Steam "Favorites" window.

A view of Steam showing a server added successfully to the Favorites window

Start CS:GO

On the title screen for CS: GO appears, click on the "play CS:GO" button to go to the match listings.

A view of CSGO game menu showing how to start a game

Change "Official Matchmaking"

The default selection on this screen is "Official Matchmaking", which will only show you official servers. You will need to change that by clicking on the text "Official Matchmaking" which is actually a drop down menu button.

A view of the CSGO menu showing how to change the server listings

On the drop down menu, select "Community Server Browser"

A view of the CSGO server menu, showing how to change the server listings

Community Server Browser Listings

This will take you to the listings for unofficial servers, which will look something like below. Click on the "Favorites" tab across the top.

A view of CSGO community server browser listings

Your server should show on the "Favorites" tab!

A view of CSGO community favorites listings

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