Downloading via HTTP Redirect
As mentioned , United Offensive and the 1.5 CoD patch
introduced a much better way of downloading mods from servers. By
incorporating HTTP Redirect, server administrators can now upload their
mods to a website and link to the website path in the game config.
Below is the list of settings and instructions for how you can enable
HTTP Redirect on your server, as well as what’s required as far as
uploading your custom files to a web location.
Settings Involved in enabling HTTP Redirect
This variable is the path to your website and the root
folder/directory that contains a folder labeled “uo” for United
Offensive, “main” for regular Call of Duty. While the uo/main folder
contains the actual files to be downloaded, it does not need to be
specified in the Base URL path. This means that while the full web path
to your files might be
http://www.pjgsquad.com/cod_downloads/main/filename.pk3, all the game
requires is to know the base path to the “uo” or “main” folder (i.e.
http://www.pjgsquad.com/cod_downloads). Essentially, whereever you
install the files on your server (in the UO folder or in the MAIN
folder), you will need a matching folder name on your download site,
with the files to be downloaded therein.
There have been some issues reported with this cvar regarding the
use of “http://” or just “www.” in the cvar definition. As such, you
may need to try both settings in order to find the correct one that
works for your server. The below examples will show the usage of both
NOTE: Regardless of what file path settings you need to use, your
web path for this cvar should always be the path to get to the “uo” or
“main” folder, but never actually include those folders in the var.
Meaning, whether your path is
“http://www.pjgsquad.com/cod_downloads/main/filename.pk3” or it’s
“http://www.pjgsquad.com/cod_downloads/uo/filename.pk3”, the web path
you input for this cvar would always be
This variable controls whether you have people connecting to your
server disconnected before the Redirect occurs or to allow them to
connect and download at the same time. Due to bandwith issues, for both
the client and the server, it is recommended you disconnect the player
for the download; let them reconnect; 1 enables, 0 disables.
This is actually the controlling cvar for HTTP Redirect. By setting
this value to 1, you enable the feature, setting to 0 disables.
Example HTTP Redirect Settings (taken from my own setup)
set sv_wwwDownload 1
set sv_wwwDlDisconnected 0
set sv_wwwBaseURL "www.pjgsquad.com/cod_downloads"
Optionally: set sv_wwwBaseURL http://www.pjgsquad.com/cod_downloads
set sv_wwwDlDisconnected 1
or see the whole thing here: Call of Duty - RCON
these seem to help too
set sv_reconnectlimit "3"
set sv_dl_maxRate "42000" // Max download speed 42000 = 12kb