HLStatsX Community Edition (HLXCE)
Step 1: Install XAMPP
Step 2: Download and Extract HLXCE
Download and extract the latest HLXCE install files to a temporary working folder. The extraction will have the following folders:
- sourcemod - Install all contents into primary game folder
Step 3: HLXCE Database Setup
Navigate to http:\\localhost\phpmyadmin.
Select the users tab and choose Add User on the left side of thee screen. The following screen to the left will then appear.
The database user name will be hlxce. Host can either be local or any host. Password is what will be used with the hlxce database user. Grant all privileges on wildcard name (username\%) should be chosen. Finally check all global privileges.
Step 4: Import the HLXCE SQL Script into the HLXCE Database
Step 5: Import the latest GeoLiteCity Data
HLXCE through the use of GeoLiteCity data, enables the ability for players to be actively visible on the HLXCE website. This data also provides the capability of announcing a
player's country when joining the server. Their location is always shown when you click
through to them from the player list. HLXCE uses the freely-available
GeoLiteCity data from MaxMind (http://dev.maxmind.com/geoip/legacy/geolite/). MaxMind updates their package once a month.
Step 6: Setup the HLXCE Web Page
Navigate to C:\xampp\htdocs\ and create a folder called hlstats. Copy all files within the working HLXCE directory containing the web directory. Since this is a new install, remove the updater sub-directory.
Open up config.php and update the
Once you save and close the file, your HLXCE site should now by active. To access it, enter the correct URL in your web browser. For example:
The front page will display and empty Google map and a blank graph underneath it. You should see an [Admin] link at the bottom of the page.
Step 7: Setup HLStatsX Server Options
Click the [Admin] link at the bottom of the site. The default username is admin and default password is 123456
Once logged in, change the admin password immediately. Under General Settings click Admin Users and change the password field for admin. Click Apply to update the password. You will need to login again.
Next, click General Settings then
HLstatsX:CE Settings. Typical server settings are the following:
Site Name: HLstatsX
Site URL: http://localhost/hlstats/
Show load summaries from all monitored servers: Hide
Google Maps Type: Normal
*Choose whether to use GeoCityLite data loaded into mysql database or from binary file GeoIP lookup via database
*Ranking type: Kills
*HLstatsX will automatically delete history events: 180
If no (default), use the current time on the database server: Yes
*Log admin chat to database: Yes
Click Apply to activate the changes. While still under General Settings, click Games. You'll need to hide all games that you will not be tracking. Click Apply to activate the change.
Step 8: Adding your Server to HLXCE
Navigate to Game Settings, game server type, then Add Server. It is recommended that you use a
Server IP Address: your server IP address
Server Port: 27015
Server Name: Your server name
Rcon Password: c6hciF4dK1VHz8EyF336V
Public Address: public-ip.com:27015
Admin Mod: Mani Admin Plug-in or SourceMod Plug-in
Click Add Server to complete the configuration. Once completed, you will now see the server within the main HLstatsX page.
Return to Game Settings, game server type, then click on Edit Servers. Click the Configure link
on the right side of the server entry. It is recommended to modify the following
As you mouse-over the different parameters you'll get a description in the top of your browser. Click Apply when complete.
Step 9: Setup the HLXCE Perl Daemon
Navigate to HLXCE working folder scripts. Open up the file hlstats.conf with notepad.
Update the .conf file with the following options:
Save and close the file. Assuming you have installed perl correctly, you should now be able to double-click hlstats.pl and run the perl daemon (i.e. HLstatsX itself).
Step 10: HLXCE Perl Daemon Batch Script Creation
The following simple batch script to will restart the perl daemon after
an abnormal termination:
title 27500 Your Server HLXCE STATS
echo (%date%)(%time%) STATS STARTED
start /DS:\hlxce\scripts /WAIT C:\hlxce\scripts\hlstats.pl
echo (%date%)(%time%) WARNING: CRASH
Step 11: Daily Awards Setup
Your HLstatsX site has a navigation
button that leads to an awards page. These awards
can be generated daily. This daily award script can be done via a scheduled task within Windows.
The perl script that generates the awards is called hlstats-awards.pl. I use a Windows Scheduled Task that runs at 12:05am:
- Run: C:\hlxce\scripts\hlstats-awards.pl
- Start: C:\hlxce\scripts
- Run As: Your limited user account
- Schedule Task: Daily
- Start time: 12:05am
- Every: 1 day(s)
- Stop the task if it runs for 23 hours and 0 minutes
Step 12: Add HLXCE Stats Collector to Game Server Config File
Add the following lines to your server.cfg
(created in the next step):