The Official CS Help Thread

Amarog

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Download CS1.6
Download through torrent:
1-CS1.6 setup 32.1 non-steam
2-CS1.6 Patch 32.1
3-CS Source Patch
4-Non-Steam Sound Pack
Download CSS:
PM me if you wish to download CS:S.

Download via torrent:​
1-Counter Strike Source 2011 Full Game.iso
2-CS:S Patch 15-4-2011.exe
CS 1.6 Dedicated Server:

Required software:
Steam
Counter-Strike 1.6 / Condition Zero
Dedicated Server (Found in Steam > Tools)

Next, you have to install the latest version of AMX Mod X, found in http://www.amxmodx.org. You can access your server mods in C:\Program Files\Valve\Steam\SteamApps\*YourAccountName*\dedicated server\cstrike\addons (It should be there if AMXX was installed correctly).

Ok, from there its up to you which mods you install on ur server. If you want deathmatch, for example, click the plugins link on the AMX mod X website, navigate your way to the mod, and follow its installation instructions. A typical mod installation would involve excracting the plugin file, compiling it, then adding a line in the plugins.ini file, found in the configs folder

*NOTE* Only do this step if you are experiencing problems with server detection:
First, you have to make sure ur router is configured with all hlds ports forwarded to your ip address. To access your router, you type the default gateway address (E.g. 192.168.1.1) in internet explorer and enter your details when prompted. Then navigate your way till you find a section called 'port range forwarding', usually found in 'applications and gaming'. Once there, add an entry 'hlds'. In the port range, from start to end, put 27015 (assuming thats the port ur using), in protocol, select 'Both', in IP address, put ur ip , and tick 'Enable'
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CS:S Dedicated Server:​

1. Download the HLDS Update Tool from here.

2. Once it is downloaded to your desktop, run it and go through it like you would any installer.

3. When you reach the part where it says which directory, we use c:\HLserver
1 Complete the installer, then go to step 4

4. Go to run, then type cmd, then when the command prompt is open we type cd C:\HLServer

5. Once it is updated, put this .bat file in the folder C:\HLServer

6. Run the .bat file. You might want to go somewhere or have lunch because the server files are >1gb.

7. When it is done, run the .bat file again, too see if it missed something.

8. When that is done, you will have all the files necessary to run your server! We have a few more steps though.

9. Go to the hlserver directory, and right click srcds.exe and click create shortcut.

10. Right click that new shortcut and delete everything in the target field.
10b. In the target field type this: "C:\HLServer\srcds.exe" -console -game cstrike -port 27015 -autoupdate +maxplayers 12 +map de_dust
10c. This is just an example, you can change this how you wish.

11.You will need a server.cfg to configure your server name, and options. There is a wonderful automated server.cfg maker here.

12. Now to fully customize it you will need the Mani Admin Plugin, you will also need custom maps to put into your server. A nice place is fpsbanana.com. Don't forget to add the maps you put in the server directory in your maplist.txt and mapcycle.txt!

13.Congratulations! You have now made your own Counter Strike Source Server! Just run it with the srcds.com shortcut. It will pull up a console that you can use to change the map, and talk to the people in the server from your desktop!

Also you don't click srcds.exe. You click the shortcut. This dedicated server is better than the regular steam dedicated server because It's easier to configure, and it takes up less resources!
Download Sxe:
CS 1.6 PAK Servers​

CS:S PAK Servers:​

LDN-LAL/CANT CONNECT?GO TO-> ldn.pakgl.com
210.2.181.25:27018

LDN Scrim Server - Xray Required
210.2.181.25:27019

Brain Tel Xtreme Match Server 2
203.128.6.231:27018

Braintel Match Server 2 { Xray Must }
203.128.6.145:27018

LINKdotNET - DEATHMATCH/SURF!
202.154.224.180:27015

Braintel Match Server 1 { Xray Must }
203.128.6.145:27017

Wateen Elite //Normal!
58.27.200.100:27015

LdN Scrim Server 2 - Xray Required
210.2.181.25:27022

Wateen ClanMatch II// ScRiM!
58.27.200.100:27016

Counter-Strike: Source
203.81.204.51:27016

NeW_MaPs { +DM }
119.73.64.214:27018

NeW_MaPs { GunGame }
119.73.64.214:27016
Solutions Against Problems:



1- If
cs closes automatically,
sxe gives an error and cs closes,
then
simply exchange the patch with the different version of the patch (e.g if u r using patch v23 and its giving problem then download v22 and check if it does the job or not).
2- If u r unable to connect to a server then
1- Open CS
2- Open the console by pressing ~
3- then type :
connect (ip of the server)
e.g: connect 221.120.202.182:27015
- If unable to connect to CSS LinkDotNet server then:

1- Ok Firstly you need to patch up.. New patch, introduced two new patches to fix lag and stuff.. You can download em here:
http://www.mediafire.com/?yzwlmm5ylzr
1- Now update the game with these patches and try joining the servers.. It 'might' work.. If it doesnt then
*Download the file below. This will also fix your favorite server list.*

http://www.pakgamers.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=42054&d=1304067953

Extract the file to your desktop. Go through the RevEmu folder and copy paste the following files to the 'Counter-Strike Source' directory **NOT CSTRIKE**:

\bin
\platform
rev.ini
revApps.ini
If for some reason that does not fix your problem, put this file in your bin directory in the main counter-strike source folder.

http://www.uploadjockey.com/download/1246896/Steam.zip

Go to that site and pick any site to download from.
3- If a blue screen comes or when u close sxe and PC restarts autmatically then:
Just increase your virtual memory by going to right click
My Computer > Properties > Advanced.
Under performance click settings. And then change the virtual memory from the 2nd tab in the new dialog box..
e.g if virtual memory is 769mb then chnge it to 1300mb.


Making Static IP

Tired of giving IP to your friends all the time.If yes there is a thing that can be done



If u ask static IP from your ISP,it will costyou
but the trick explained here gives you free hostname (subdoamin name) is free

and it is easy to remember it than static IP.
What are we trying to do .. ?
We are trying you to make your server's ip 122.167.21.77 into BESTSERVER.noip.com domain name.


Note:
122.167.21.77 can be any ip (taken here as an example)
BESTSERVER.noip.com is hostname (this is sub domain name....What is Domain name?)


you must have seen server's to which you can connect throught a hostname like noobserver.servegame.com

We can use any free sub domain ip service like
http://www.no-ip.com/ (preferred)
https://www.dyndns.com

Procedure.:
1) Go to https://www.dyndns.com
2) Make an account there & login using that.

3) After you have logged in go to this link https://www.dyndns.com/account/services/hosts/add.html
4) Type the hostname you want & then select domain from drop-down menu
5) Tick on "Create Wildcard alias.."
6) Select Service type as "Host with IP address"
7) In IP Address dont type thing but click on "Use auto detected...."
8 ) Your current IP will be filled automatically.
9) Then click Create Host
10) It will show you bill but dont worry , that is $0 so its free & safe, CLICK NEXT
11) Then Click Activate Services and your hostname is ready to use
12) Now you have to download a software which will update that hostname to your IP each time your IP changes
13) If you use windows go here https://www.dyndns.com/support/clients/windows.html
14) Download it and install, Just keep on clicking next, when it ask whether to install it as Service, tick mark "Install the Dyndns...."
15) After installing it will launch and ask your username/password
16) Type the username\password & click OK
17) You will see your hostname in that list, tick mark it and click Apply & OK

NOTE : It should keep running in background else u server hostname will not work.
make it as system service (should start on each PC boot)
Installing Setti Master List

If, on searching servers the error comes: "Unable to connect to the master list". Then you need to do this:
Remember to backup your original copies in case you want to revert.

1. Download: MasterServers.vdf

2. Copy MasterServers.vdf to config\ directory

* Standalone: C:\games\Counter-Strike Source\platform\config\MasterServers.vdf

* Steam: C:\Program Files\Steam\config\MasterServers.vdf

* NOTE: If masterserver2.vdf is in the same directory then overwrite it too - notice the naming difference

3. Make MasterServers.vdf read-only

* Right-click over MasterServers.vdf, select "Properties" and check "Read-only"

Remember to make the file READ-ONLY!

NOTE: If you'r problem is not amongst the above , only then post it. New problems with solutions will soon be updated.
 
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supercop5000

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2010/01/17 15:06:07 -
2010/01/17 15:06:07 - ------------------
2010/01/17 15:06:07 - sXe-I dll starting
2010/01/17 15:06:07 - version: 8.5
2010/01/17 15:06:07 - **** Driver Initialization
2010/01/17 15:06:07 - **** Open success
2010/01/17 15:06:07 - **** OGL started
2010/01/17 15:06:07 - **** Link ready
2010/01/17 15:06:07 - **** Image ready
2010/01/17 15:06:07 - **** Gather ready
2010/01/17 15:06:07 - **** Trying protocol 47
2010/01/17 15:06:07 - **** Validations ready
2010/01/17 15:06:08 - **** OGL success
2010/01/17 15:06:08 - **** Half-Life protocol 47
2010/01/17 15:06:08 - hooking...
2010/01/17 15:06:08 - result...[0]
2010/01/17 15:06:08 - **** Hooked
2010/01/17 15:06:08 - **** Message [0]
2010/01/17 15:06:08 - **** Message H [0]
2010/01/17 15:06:08 - **** Message M [0]
2010/01/17 15:06:08 - **** Message D [0]
2010/01/17 15:06:08 - **** Alias Offline[1]
2010/01/17 15:06:08 - **** Listen server Offline
2010/01/17 15:06:08 - **** Gateway installed
2010/01/17 15:06:08 - **** Backup ready
2010/01/17 15:06:08 - **** ControlTime [29973811]
2010/01/17 15:06:08 - **** GL Command Offline
2010/01/17 15:06:08 - **** Finish [5372]
2010/01/17 15:06:35 - Duplicated symbol [glGetString] in [OPENGL32.dll]
2010/01/17 15:06:35 - **** Game bpp [32]
2010/01/17 15:06:35 - **** Remote Ip: 203.128.6.231
2010/01/17 15:06:35 - **** Validating smoke...

My problem is that i cannot play on any server except brain tell gungam and deathmatch server when i try to log in to any other server like braintel normal server and ldn servers game crashes and sxe gives the above.

pls help me i m realy pissed as i cant play on ptcl servers since i m running win7 and sxe7.8 doesent work and with 8.5 i cant log on to any servers other then the above mentioned ones
 

Amarog

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which patch version u r usinG?

---------- Post added at 06:15 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:27 PM ----------

solutions updated
 

supercop5000

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^version 23b

2010/01/18 14:00:25 -
2010/01/18 14:00:25 - ------------------
2010/01/18 14:00:25 - sXe-I dll starting
2010/01/18 14:00:25 - version: 8.5
2010/01/18 14:00:25 - **** Driver Initialization
2010/01/18 14:00:25 - **** Open success
2010/01/18 14:00:25 - **** OGL started
2010/01/18 14:00:25 - **** Link ready
2010/01/18 14:00:25 - **** Image ready
2010/01/18 14:00:25 - **** Gather ready
2010/01/18 14:00:25 - **** Trying protocol 47
2010/01/18 14:00:25 - **** Validations ready
2010/01/18 14:00:25 - **** OGL success
2010/01/18 14:00:25 - **** Half-Life protocol 47
2010/01/18 14:00:25 - hooking...
2010/01/18 14:00:25 - result...[0]
2010/01/18 14:00:26 - **** Hooked
2010/01/18 14:00:26 - **** Message [0]
2010/01/18 14:00:26 - **** Message H [0]
2010/01/18 14:00:26 - **** Message M [0]
2010/01/18 14:00:26 - **** Message D [0]
2010/01/18 14:00:26 - **** Alias Offline[1]
2010/01/18 14:00:26 - **** Listen server Offline
2010/01/18 14:00:26 - **** Gateway installed
2010/01/18 14:00:26 - **** Backup ready
2010/01/18 14:00:26 - **** ControlTime [2663061]
2010/01/18 14:00:26 - **** GL Command Offline
2010/01/18 14:00:26 - **** Finish [2534564]
2010/01/18 14:01:08 - Duplicated symbol [glGetString] in [OPENGL32.dll]
2010/01/18 14:01:08 - **** Game bpp [32]
2010/01/18 14:01:09 - **** Remote Ip: 210.2.181.25
2010/01/18 14:01:09 - **** Validating smoke...

this error occured after installing v22
 
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supercop5000

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yup i was...but now after reading ur guide i have patched it with v22 and changed the virtuall memory from automatic to manual 4gb maximum and 500mb minimum(in Win7) and that seems to have worked i now m able to play on ldn servers!!

note that only v22 was not working but it worked with the combination of two tricks

Thanks
 
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watch

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guys i have a very major problem.And its a very unique problem too

ok when i click the Find Servers button in the Main Menu.There is a sound of Button click.But absolutely nothing happens.No tab or Window appears.have downloaded and tried CS from multiple sources and torrents still the problem hasnt been solved and patches like v23 has also been checked still no luck.Guys pls help me.
 

physx

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strange patch v23 fixes this problem. u will add server again to favourite then it will be f9
 

Amarog

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@physx

he has told tht it did'nt worked.

@watch
this is a patch prob...

check different patches...

i also faced this and i was using patch v22 and then turned to v23 and the problem was resolved.
 

watch

Talented
Oct 25, 2009
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well some thing very very very strange happend.

After posting my problem on this thread.One day i just checked CS.and strangely enough it was working absolutely fine.And i even played it with somebody.I can swear that i changed nothing but the game just automatically started working correctly.so guys my problem just solved itself.lol
 

watch

Talented
Oct 25, 2009
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guys another strange thing happend i didn't change any setting but the old problem is back.It seems game has a mood of its own.lol.
 

Shary Bhallu TC

Bhallu is dead, legacy remains
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Bhaijaan.
Easy method:

When you do all your settings, open the console, and write

writecfg watch

This will save your settings in a watch.cfg file.

When you want to load the file, just write

exec watch.cfg



Its this much simple :)
 

Amarog

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@watch

naughty game!!! lolz

the solution shary posted ....try it and let us know if the problem is solved or not.
 
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