Dedicated Server Won't Allow Players to Join if Hosting Custom Maps

Heya, I got a dedicated server set up and it works just fine except for one problem. When players join and it's on a custom map, it doesn't let them join saying they're missing the map. Does anyone know a solution to this? I remember back when I hosted for 2.2 and 2.3 it would download custom files just fine but now that's no longer the case. I really want to get this set up as I completed a map I made and no where is currently hosting it.

A little more info:
I have all ports forwarded - people can join the server and see it on the server browser
I have commands such as sv_allowdownload and sv_allowupload enabled
I even tried linking the workshop page to the server and that just broke it, preventing it from showing online
Client settings such as allowing all custom files to be downloaded makes no difference
Tested on two different PCs with same results

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


  • Well, I managed to figure everything out. I have my server up and it mostly has custom maps. I'm planning on leaving it up 24/7. Feel free to join!
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