I downloaded a config file for counter strike 1.6 and it changed some settings that i didn't want to change. How can i set them back to default?

  • be more specific, what changes ?
    – Edeph
    Commented Nov 15, 2013 at 7:06
  • i don't know. there were many commands in that config. isn't there any config to set my settings to default? Commented Nov 15, 2013 at 7:12
  • what config file? i just copied a config file to game's folder and typed in the console. exec name.cfg. name:name of that config file Commented Nov 15, 2013 at 7:18

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If you delete the config file the game would simply create a brand new one (since Steam provides missing files prior to game starting).

If the game is not from Steam, you should try that too or simply reinstall the game if it doesn't works.

  • it's not from steam. ok. i have 4 different versions of counter strike 1.6. but i can just play online with one of them and it's settings changed Commented Nov 15, 2013 at 7:22
  • Swap the config file from another version with your current working version. The config file works with whatever Counter-Strike 1.6 installation.
    – Edeph
    Commented Nov 15, 2013 at 7:30

Simple Delete your config.cfg file (in cstrike folder). Then start your CS open console and type "writecfg" without quotes. and finally your Default cfg will be written.

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