Source is a game engine by Valve Software that powers popular first-person games such as Half-Life, Half-LifeĀ², Counter Strike, Portal, Portal 2, Left 4 Dead & Left 4 Dead 2.

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Where is the config file for Portal 2 located on OSX?

I am having trouble finding the config.cfg config file for the Source engine on OSX. It isn't in an obvious place in the package. Does anyone know where I can find it? Thanks, Matt
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How to clear my counter-strike source settings?

if i delete the config file steam just downloads it again. This is some filler text to beat the spam filter.
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Alt-Tabbing Source Games

Source games are known to handle rejection poorly. When minimizing or Alt-Tabbing out of them, they often freeze up or crash. What are some tricks to minimize the pain?
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How do you create a graffiti in Left 4 Dead 2?

I was playing Left 4 Dead 2 and I saw a player paint a graffiti on a wall (I also saw it done on Team Fortress 2) How is this done? What is it purpose? Is it different on those two games or is it ...
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Source Engine entity access sharing

In Source games you can directly (with cheats enabled) access the entity network of each map through such commands as "ent_text" and "ent_fire". However, even with cheats enabled, only the first ...
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How do I mod GLaDOS's voice in Portal 1?

As a pet project, I would like to use the original Portal to introduce people to gaming. However, I live in Italy and Italians are culturally not very comfortable with subtitles (not to mention the ...
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All the settings are at minimum. I still play at 10 FPS. What can I do?

I'm the (not so) proud owner of an nVidia 9200 M. This card I'm (not so) proud of owning is stuck into a laptop I'm (not so) proud of owning, so I can't upgrade it. I've dragged all the settings to ...
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Is there any way to extract voice chat audio from TF2/Source demo recordings?

I have a bunch of demos recorded in TF2 from before the Hatless update. Any attempt to open the files in TF2 for playback causes it to toss up a few resource loading errors that I'm assuming are the ...
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How do you turn on “windowed fullscreen” in TF2 and other Source games?

I'm sure Arda mentioned this in chat, and it was mentioned in the site too, but for the life of me I wasted 15 minutes trying to get back into TF2 after alt-tabbing out, then wasted 15 minutes trying ...
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Can't install Fortress Forever

I can't seem to install the Source mod Fortress Forever. My understanding is that I need one of the games on this list. However, I have both Portal and Half-Life 2: Deathmatch from that list. Why ...
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In Left 4 Dead 2, how do I join a server by IP?

My friend was playing some 10v10 on L4D2 the other night, I did a search of google and found a bunch of IP addresses for these 10v10 servers, but how do I join them? There is nowhere in game to enter ...
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What is the gravity model in Source engine games?

How is gravity modeled in the Source engine? Does it use a standard acceleration model of units per second squared? Is there a terminal velocity? Does air resistance play a role? For whatever this ...
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Is there a way to measure distance between points in Source engine games?

When practicing jumps in Team Fortress 2, I'd really like to be able to measure both the height and length of my jumps, as well as the distance between two points on the map. Is there a way in the ...
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In Source engine games, when are server.cfg and autoexec.cfg executed?

On a dedicated server for Source engine games, there are two "global" configuration files - server.cfg and autoexec.cfg. Are these files executed at different times? What sort of configurations ...
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How can I create server-wide aliases for console commands in Source games?

I'm an administrator on a couple TF2 servers, and I've installed a couple Sourcemod plugins (MeleeMode, ClassChooser, etc.). However, to get these to work the way I want, I have to set variables ...
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Is there a way to automatically skip the intro videos in Left 4 Dead?

Every time you start Left 4 Dead, it plays a short video to introduce Valve software, then it plays the game intro video. You can skip these videos by pressing ESC twice, but is there an easier way ...
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How do I adjust the map rotation on my Source-based game server?

For Source-based games (Counter Strike: Source, Team Fortress 2, Left For Dead), how do I change the map rotation on my own server?
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Getting better performance out of Half-Life based games on MacBook

I was disappointed to find that the Mac versions of Half-Life engine games (Portal, TF2, CS:Source) have a lot of trouble running on my aluminum MacBook: as soon as there's any sort of action, the ...
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What network settings are best for Counter-Strike: Source after the update?

After the update my kpd has plummetted and I was wondering if some of the settings could do with tweaking. I am getting a lag spike most rounds and reg does appear worse than usual. I have: ...
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How can I run a dedicated server without Steam?

Steam won't let me have two instances running with the same user logged in. Does that mean I cannot run a dedicated server on a PC (for example, for Left 4 Dead 2) and play from another machine? Is ...