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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Turn off steam logon requirment for LAN CSGO

I have a LAN game of CSGO set up using the sv_lan method. This works fine, but where we like to play has an unreliable internet connection, and we often want to play when there if no internet ...
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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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Portal 2 - What are these strange floating boxes in the void?

In Portal 2, when I no clip through the world, I sometimes notice these unreachable boxes, and different shapes floating in the middle of nowhere. This map was made by valve, and you can see these ...
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Running games in DirectX 6

I've just watched a video where I saw Counter Strike: Global Offensive is running in Direct X 6. This makes HUGE difference on FPS and also lower the graphics quality so much. This makes me wonders ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 > LAN,...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 weapon_357""...