Questions tagged [source-engine]

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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Why doesn't my Portal 2 map compile using Hammer++? (Possibly a VBSP crash?) [closed]

As seen in the screenshot of my compile window, it seems that vbsp.exe runs and then... doesn't. There's no error (at least not one that has anything to do with the problem) and the map compiled fine ...
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What is level 0 in Portal 2?

Is level 0 a placeholder level for when the game doesn't know what level to load? Do any levels that don't have a map assigned to them load this map? If this is a placeholder, what is the point? Might ...
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Running client sided convars on the server in CS:GO

Is there a way to run client sided convars server side? I have tried sv_accelerate_use_weapon_speed 0, but that's a client-sided convar, so it doesn't work on the server. Is there any way to run ...
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How can I override all Insurgency/Source game mode settings?

I want to apply some Insurgency configuration to all game modes. For example, mp_supply_token_bot_base 20 for Checkpoint, Occupy, and all other modes. It seems like the Source engine configuration ...
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How to create a HUD toggle bind in Source engine games?

HUD is disabled with the cl_drawhud 0 command and enabled again with cl_drawhud 1. Additionally r_drawviewmodel 0 and r_drawviewmodel 1 can be used to toggle the viewmodel. Instead of pasting the ...
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How to filter modded servers in the server browser?

No Valve games had official servers and automatic matchmaking prior to Team Fortress 2 (may have been added in updates) to my knowledge. It's possible to disable downloading custom files in ...
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CSGO changelevel after match ends

When i use the changelevelcommand, it instantly ends the current game and changes to the next map. Is there a console command to set the next level after a match has ended. e.g. wait until after the ...
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How does Crouch jump actually work?

I'm wondering, in all valve games, you can "crouch jump". The action of crouching just before a jump makes you somehow jump higher. I get that it's kinda more realistic, but was it an intended (...
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How do I find which sound name belongs to which music file?

In the Hammer Editor, I've decided on some background music I want to play, using ambient_generic, but I can't find the proper music file. I have gotten music running with the "#*[soundname]" in the ...
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Hammer Editor: Ambient_Generic playing alternative sound [closed]

In my Hammer map, I have an ambient_generic sound that plays a certain male citizen phrase, which is then set to output (sound source) at a npc_citizen. The problem is, some voicelines seem to have an ...
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How to disable text chat in Source engine games?

Given that the Source engine console command set is so extensive, is there a command to disable text chat? I feel that text chat is commonly used for trolling and harassment, as voice chat has a ...
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Source Engine: How to find certain animations, textures, etc?

As I'm making maps on the Hammer editor, I'm looking for certain animations that I have seen in Half-Life 2. However, to find the exact animation in Hammer is sometimes extremely difficult. In either ...
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Bind for taking out melee wep in TF2?

I'd like a bind to take out my melee.This is mainly for powerjack efficiency, but it would help for market gardener.
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Multiple mouse problems with source engine

I have two problems with my mouse when playing some of the newer games on source engine (CS:GO, Gmod.) Firstly, every now and then it'll turn me 180 degrees for no reason, and secondly, clicking will ...
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How can I show enemy health using console?

In PC Gamer's Prospekt review console is used to compare enemy base health values between Half-Life 2 and a HL 2 mod: from Prospekt's first combat encounter, it felt to me like something was off. ...
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Unable to connect locally to GMOD SRCDS, Others can connect though

I made a dedicated server for gmod, (You can actually join it to test, its "FinnWorld") Others can connect to it, its forwarded, np with the firewall, the ip is correct, but what is wrong? ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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' 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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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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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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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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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"" ...
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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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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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