ok any info on how to do this? here is my stup if it helps.
one pc playing game, another pc hosting server(have tried it local also no change) all ports forwarded, everyone outside can connect (proof ports are correct)
game shows in steam server list.
everyone else sees the game listed ingame, in the games server list under unofficial password protected.
i load game, sit in list, for 5 mins, refresh a few times just to give it a chance, scroll though list, my server is NOT there for me.
no use going to survivors as i havent made one yet to find, but i do it anyway and it shows 2 official servers i logged into just to make sure net was proper.
is there a way to create a character on your own server in this instance so that i can use the methods you listed to join?