Source is a game engine by Valve Software that powers popular first-person games such as Half-Life, Half-Life², Counter Strike, Portal, Portal 2, Left 4 Dead & Left 4 Dead 2.

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Dota 2 Reborn: Console command for Captain's Mode

The console command dota_force_gamemode 2 used to work for playing Dota 2 in Captain's Mode, but in Dota 2 Reborn the same fails and the game runs in the default mode (All Pick). Has the command ...
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Multiple buttons having the same internal ID

I recently bought a Logitech M705 mouse. It has 5 additional buttons (Tilt wheel left/right, and three thumb buttons) However, the tilt wheel left and two of the thumb buttons show up as "MOUSE4" in ...
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Users cannot connect to The Ship dedicated server

I am attempting to run a dedicated server for The Ship on my Ubuntu VPS. The server seems to start and run just fine, but nobody can connect to it - any attempts simply result in a timeout. To start ...
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Can achievement progress be displayed in the HUD, like in Team Fortress 2?

In Team Fortress 2 (another Valve-created Source Engine game), there's a menu in-game to display the achievements one has earned. There is also a function to display specific achievements on the HUD. ...
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VAC Banned in CS:GO but not VAC Banned in Steam Profile or any other game? [closed]

So, my friend is getting this message in CS:GO, after attempting standard matchmaking: VAC Banned from Secure Server He can't join any community (unless it's unsecured) or Valve servers (in ...
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Can't connect to source server

Today I set up a little GMOD server. I wasn't able to access it from the public ip, only through the network ip of the server. I wasn't able to ping the server using the public ip. Now, when using the ...
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Sometimes enemy bleeds but no damage is done

When I play multi-player source game sometimes I have situation that I can see blood from hit but my opponent still has 100%HP. It is especially visible in CS:GO and DayOfDefeat. Why this happens?
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SRCDS not receiving connections on the public web

My Garry's Mod Source DS can connect over LAN, but not externally. Ports 27015-27016 are opened and directed towards the machine running it. I can telnet into it and canyouseeme can see it running, ...
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How do I change the loaded map and config files on a rented Counter Strike: Global Offensive server?

I just rented a fresh game server, and performed my initial setup. The server is loading de_dust on startup, and I would like it to load de_nuke. I would then like it to load the ESL config. I tried ...
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How do I disable map rotation entirely on my TF2 server?

I have a private server. Before use, I just go in, exec a config, and change the level. Annoyingly, the server will sometimes switch to hydro or 2fort if we wait too long before starting a scrim. I ...
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Print position in console

Is it possible? I know I can see the actual position with cl_showpos 1 But copying it would help me and speed some things up. Thanks
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Double Action: Boogaloo settings reset every restart

I'm currently playing Double Action: Boogaloo on a 64-bit Xubuntu 14.04 LTS system. I am also running it through optirun. However, every time I start it up, I notice that my settings have reset to ...
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Source Engine - What is a “hairball”?

I was playing around in GMod one day, and I noticed a strange command: CreateHairball Curious, I tried it out. Strangely, it created several rope-like NPCs that flew away randomly. Killing them ...
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Why do all Valve games have the 'hl2.exe' process? [closed]

I play many Valve games. Particularly Portal 2, and TF2. However, after playing these games for a while, I have noticed that in the task manager these programs come up under a process hl2.exe - Half ...
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Garry's Mod - console commands to set entity keyvalues aren't working

In Half-Life 2, there is a gun for the Airboat. I wanted to play with this in Garry's Mod, so I tried enabling the gun through keyvalues, like you would in Hammer Editor. There is an EnableGun boolean ...
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Source Engine - How to replace sound files?

I was looking on the internet one day, and I found some hilarious mods where people would take Source Engine games, and replace all the sounds with their voice. I considered doing this myself, but I ...
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cl_first_person_uses_world_model crashes game

I heard that you could enable the Source Engine's VR mode without an Oculus Rift using this command: cl_first_person_uses_world_model 1 Excited, I wanted to try it. I went to the first level, and ...
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How do I extract Source Engine .vpk files?

I'd like to use some Source Engine models and sounds, so I looked up how to extract them. Most methods say to use GCFScape, which I can use to browse and extract .gcf files. However, since the ...
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How to show invisible terrain in source engine?

I want to see all items that can impede or expedite movement on a map. Invisible walls, invisible pathways, is there any way to do this ingame, and not in hammer? I want to know this for Garry's Mod ...
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Half Life 2 in Linux on Oculus Rift

I'm trying to play Half Life 2 and Team Fortress 2 in Linux on the Oculus Rift. I have an ORv1. OS is Debian Jessie. Video card is Geforce GTX 460 SE. Drivers are 331.49. I can play HL2 without ...
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How can I bind something in autoexec.cfg so that it doesn't get rebound by default bindings or whatever is set up in settings?

I want to rebind mouse1, shift, ctrl and some other keys so that they also clear decals in csgo. I did that in autoexec.cfg: bind r "+reload; r_cleardecals" bind shift "+speed; r_cleardecals" bind ...
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Prevent Source Dedicated Server from showing up in public server browser

I am running a couple of private, dedicated servers for my friends and I to play around on in multiple games. Counter Strike Global Offensive and Garry's Mod are the big three I'm worried about. I ...
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How to make source games launch onto a specific monitor via launch options

I hate running games in traditional full screen, because when you click away the game gets minimized. I understand why it's done, but my computer can handle rendering it at all times when I'm running. ...
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Counter Strike Failed to load gamerulescvars.txt, game rules cvars might not be reported to management tools [closed]

Every time i launch valve games like TF2 , CSS , CS : GO , I got this error from console, Parent cvar in client.dll not allowed (mp_endmatch_votenextleveltime) Parent cvar in client.dll not allowed ...
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Which games do I really need to mount in a Garrys Mod server?

Up until this point I've had TF2 and Counter Strike:Source mounted on every server regardless of the gamemode. I want to cut down on HDD usage. Which games do I actually need to mount for different ...
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m_forward and m_side in counter strike global offensive?

What does m_forward and m_side do in counter strike global offensive? m_forward is described as "Mouse forward factor" m_side is described as "Mouse side factor" However, i have changed these ...
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How do I bind my 'decline vote' key to my ENTER key?

I want to bind my decline vote key to my enter key in team fortress 2 , but I cant figure out where to go or how to do it.
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sourcebans.smx Database failure: Could not find driver “mysql”

Hi I've been going at this for literally hours now. I've currently running my game server on a VPS (Ubuntu 14.04 x64). This is where I currently am. -Meta mod 1.10 -Sourcemod 1.5.4-git4078.tar.gz ...
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Microphone does not work in any source engine game. Fix?

My microphone work in steam chat, skype etc.. Althought it does not work in Garry's Mod, Dota 2, Left 4 Dead or Counter Strike. When I click test mic in the options menu of Garry's Mod I can hear my ...
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Team Fortress 2 - Multiplayer works perfectly but Singleplayer is very glitchy. (Video Included)

When playing multiplayer I have no issues, but when I play singleplayer via 'Create Server' I get graphical and physics glitches. I made a video to demonstrate, because it's hard to explain well. ...
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Why is the first map load slower than the others? [closed]

Maybe it's just me, but I'm not sure. Whenever I start up a Source engine map, whether it'd be a private or public server, the first map load (Receiving Server info --> Sending Client info) takes ...
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My server favorites and history are gone!

I got on Steam one day to realize that my favorites and history were completely cleared. I may have a backup, though. How do I restore it?
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What map editors are available to me for Source engine games? [closed]

I was looking to improve some TF2 maps made by some of my friends. I have some average-ish modelling experience. What map editors are available to me for Source engine games, and where can I get ...
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What is this autoexec.cfg, and what does it do?

I see a lot of configurations for Source games(Valve games) using an autoexec.cfg file, and I wonder why it is used instead of the config.cfg that is already in the game folder of each Source game. ...
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Quotes inside quotes in commands

Is it possible to put quotes inside quotes in the Source developer console? For instance, is it possible to bind bind KP_END "give weapon_357" to KP_INS? bind KP_INS "bind KP_END "give ...
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Is it possible to make DotA 2 skills to behave like HoN?

I like the solution Heroes of Newerth provided for heroes like Bubbles (Puck in DotA). Using his first skill (Shell Surf) will override it with a subability which does the second part of the ability ...
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How can I toggle/cycle through settings?

I want to be able to cycle through names, scripts or source commands. By cycling i mean switching to another name, script or command after i press a button. Pressing this button repeatedly will go ...
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Import Half-Life Save Into Half-Life: Source

I started playing Half-Life on my computer a few weeks ago when I bought Half-Life: Complete. I didn't realize that Half-Life: Source was an improved remove of Half-Life and I want to switch. Can I ...
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Scripting a pause in steam

Is there a way to make a steamscript wait/hold for a certain time before the next action/command gets executed? I found the wait command and apparently it was used in TF2 scripts. I tried using it ...
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Source-based games hang every time on the loading screen

I've been playing Team Fortress 2 and Dota 2 specifically, and I noticed that every single time a screen appears with "Loading..." in the corner, it momentarily "hangs" my computer, at least that's ...
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Always show packet loss metric

In Dota 2 if you input the command -ping you'll get an more accurate ping measure and also a packet loss percentage. Is possible within the source engine to always display the packet loss just like ...
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Where are the source shared files since the steam pipe update?

I used to do a little mapping and modding but I had to stop due to real life. Now I'm doing some gmod stuff and I was wondering where the source shared files have gone. The files used to be called: ...
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How can I change the FOV in a persistent way when playing Source Engine games?

No More Room in Hell is a source mod, so the console command "fov 90" should work, although I did not test it. But how can I change it via the commandline, what is the proper command for source games ...
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How can I record demos?

I want to record some of my Source Engine games, but when using Fraps or some third-party recording software, I see screen tears and FPS issues. I have heard of "demos", which is a built-in feature to ...
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How to back up current config?

I want to save my current cfg. I did this once which writes a cfg in cfg folder. But couldnt remember what command was.
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How can I use RCON on Mac?

I'd like to remotely interface with my servers (running CS 1.6, TF2, and CS:S) using RCON while I'm on my Mac. How can I do this?
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I want to play the same games on Mac OS X and Windows 7

Here's my current setup. I have both Mac OS X 10.8 and Windows 7 installed on a SSD, and Paragon drivers for each installed on each. (so I can read/write to the other partition from both partitions) ...
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What is the secret to surfing?

What's the trick to surfing? I've seen many surfing maps, yet I can barely complete any of them because I don't know how to surf. Also, is surfing different in each of the source games you can play ...
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Could not find driver “mysql” when setting up sourcebans

I'm trying to set up SourceBans on my CS:GO server, but when I tried a sm_reloadadmins I got 14:46:45 sm_reloadadmins 14:46:45 L 02/09/2013 - 17:46:48: [sourcebans.smx] Database failure: Could not ...
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Garry's Mod Gamemode Without Weapons

I have a kid who loves Minecraft and I think he would enjoy Garry's Mod in terms of building maps, contraptions and so on. However, I don't particularly want him being able to use weapons and 'mobs' ...