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When a new weapon or a weapon which has ran out of ammo and is no longer in the inventory (grenade; there may be more) is picked up the game equips the item, the feature is sometimes called as "auto weapon switch". Half-Life 2 doesn't detect cl_autowepswitch 0 command.

  • Is it not an option in the regular options? I remember unchecking a box there for weapon switching. – mmatthews Jan 11 '17 at 15:44
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    @mmatthews: Can you post a screenshot? – user598527 Feb 27 '17 at 18:54
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This appears to be a bug introduced by the 2010 Orange Box engine update. From the pinned bug report thread on the now-closed former Steam forums:

Bug Title: Auto weapon switch always on.

Bug Description: Cannot turn autoweapon switch off "cl_autowepswitch 0" is unknown command.

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