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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Counter Strike Failed to load gamerulescvars.txt, game rules cvars might not be reported to management tools [on hold]

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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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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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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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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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 tf2 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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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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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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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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Half-Life Dedicated Server Error. Unable to load engine, image is corrupt. Windows 7

I want to make a Counter-Strike 1.6 dedicated server. When I run hlds.exe it shows this error: Half-Life Dedicated Server Error. Unable to load engine, image is corrupt. Windows 7 I tried three ...
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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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I literally got STUCK in Dear Esther - how do I get “unstuck”?

Just 30 minutes into the game I try to walk onto a rooftop for some reason... I promptly got stuck and literally can't move an inch. It's as if my walk buttons are disabled. Is there any way to get ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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' ...
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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 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 ...
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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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How can I query data from a source game server?

After reviewing things like Game Tracker, xqf, and HLSW I've come to the bold conclusion that most source games are publicly queryable for basic information like map, player count, player list, etc. ...
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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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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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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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Are there game configuration I can modify to set the graphical settings to higher than what is shown in the options UI?

In the options UI, I can only set the ff. graphical options (screenshots): Video options Visual options I learned that Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines uses the Source engine. I reckon this ...
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Switch tool and change context menu?

In Garry's Mod, using the gmod_tool command (as in gmod_tool faceposer) changes the active toolgun, but not the associated context menu. Is there a command I can use to change the active context menu? ...
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RCON client or HLSW equivalent for Mac

Does one exists? I'm looking for a tool to remotely interface with my servers via RCON (CS 1.6, TF2, CS:S).
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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 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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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 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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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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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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Cannot connect to my dedicated, steam-group L4D2 server

I have successfully setup a dedicated L4D2 server on my Linux box. I can manually connect to it with connect <myip>, so I believe I have all the basics setup correctly. I'm trying to get the ...
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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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The Ship Dedicated Server - Sourcemod causing random crashes

I'm no stranger to Linux server administration, but I'd probably still consider myself an amateur compared to some of the very skilled out there. I'm familiar with TF2 server administration to a fair ...
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Loadout unavailable on dedicated TF2 LAN server

When I’m playing on my dedicated Team Fortress 2 LAN server, I am unable to access my load out, because my server cannot connect to the item server: WARNING! The server you are playing on has ...
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TF2 dedicated LAN server not found in game’s server browser

I’m running a dedicated Team Fortress 2 server on my LAN to which I can connect through my TF2 client’s console. However, it does not show in my TF2 client’s server browser. When I go to Servers > ...
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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 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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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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Do high ping kickers do anything for the server performance?

I'm talking about a plugin that kicks a player if their ping is too high/lagging. Does their lagging cause the server to lag more when they're connected or something?