When I install a custom map via SteamWorkshop, the SteamWorkshop map won't appear if I go offline (I don't like to connect to internet when I play game).

When I install a custom map manually by adding the map to the folder .\Steam\steamapps\common\Counter-Strike Global Offensive\csgo\maps. I see that the map doesn't appear at all, the only way is start it with console cmd.

So how to start custom map as deathmatch (practice with bots)?

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You can do that by doing the following steps:

Step 1: Enable dev console for CS:GO CSGo Enable Dev Console.png

Step 2: Open console with ~ key and execute this command to start the map:

game_mode 2;game_type 1;exec gamemode_deathmatch; mp_match_end_restart 1; map workshop\149093917\dm_rust;

CSGo Open map image

where workshop\149093917\dm_rust is my map, replace it with your map.

Note: To come up with the command, I read the following sources:

CSGO Game Mode Commands.

forcibly execute a deathmatch

How can I prevent automap change?

I want to make a command menu (you know, commandmenu.txt, open by pressing H key) to save me from using console window. But I don't know how to setup command menu in CS:GO. Maybe I'll figure it out later. Currently I just save the command above to a text file and copy paste it to console window.


I figure out how to automatically run the command when the game starts so it saves me from copying pasting the command above to console windows every time I play CS:GO.

Step 1: Create the file autoexec.cfg by doing the following: Create a text file (with Notepad), paste the command above to the text file, save the text file as the name autoexec.cfg, then move this file to the folder .\Steam\steamapps\common\Counter-Strike Global Offensive\csgo\cfg CSGO autoexec.png

Step 2: Set Launch Option for CS:GO by doing the following: Open Steam, open Properties for CS:GO, in general tab, click Set Launch Option..., then paste this to the textbox: -exec autoexec -novid CSGO Startup cmd.png

Note: I read the Launch Options at this page: CSGO : Launch Options

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