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I am new in Counter Strike. I have one laptop where I am practising my movement skills playing alone. I would like to see my player so I can understand the movement mechanics for when I am going to be playing online.

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up vote 4 down vote accepted

In CS 1.6 and CS:S you can just use the following console commands(as in this video:


Step by step what they say there:

  • Open console
  • Type: sv_cheats 1
  • Type: thirdperson

That's it. There are 3 commands that they also use:

  • cam_idealdist
  • cam_idealyaw
  • cam_idealpitch

From the video I'd say that the best would be to set cam_idealyaw and cam_idealpitch to 0 and cam_idealdist to 50 or 100 or whatever you like the most.


The only thing that I found for it were some youtube comments. They recommend setting both sv_cheats and Cam_Command to 1. But it seems to be extremely buggy.

Hope it helps

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thanks for your answer...i have a counter strike 1.6 but it isn't working ... – irfan Apr 24 '13 at 9:05
thanksssssssssss it works.. actually i know what i was doing wrong ... i have to enable this cheat at the start of the game instead of while playing ... thank you ... god bless you .. – irfan Apr 24 '13 at 9:24
@irfan you can enable sv_cheats while gaming, but don't forget to restart the game after it(restart or sv_restart or sv_restartround) – Novarg Apr 24 '13 at 9:50
thank youuuuuuuuuuuu ... – irfan Apr 24 '13 at 10:08
I never understood why Valve made the thirdperson require sv_cheats 1. It's not like looking at your character in third person view is cheating, or is it? – Nolonar Apr 24 '13 at 18:10

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