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OpenGL, or Open Graphics Library is a programming interface that games use nowadays. It is essentially a library of code that is used by developers to create software utilizing graphics, which nowadays, is essentially nearly everything. Examples of other Graphics Libraries are .NET's System.Drawing namespace, Qt and DirectX; the one used and made by ...


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First, you are not the only one who has this. It's very-very common. Second, it happens because the left arm, which holds the front end of the gun, also covers a (huge) part of the chest and abdomen. On this picture you can clearly see that when an opponent faces you(and it happens most of the time), his body is greatly protected by his left arm. P.S. ...


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Some people claim it offers a better field of view or gives you an advantage. But mostly it's just down to personal preference. In some cases, players may prefer playing in 4:3 because that's how they played earlier iterations of the Counter-Strike series (such as 1.6). FOV is not bigger, though. As noted by Decency in their comment, 16:9 offers you a wider ...


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You can enable quickswitch through the console. After opening the console with `, use hud_fastswitch 1 to enable quickswitch, or hud_fastswitch 0 to disable quickswitch.


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OK, I did it! Step 1: Uninstall everything based on goldsrc, just to be sure (though I think you will only need to remove games using HL1's assets). Step 2: Install just Half Life 1, make sure it works properly, and then copy the whole SteamApps/common/Half-Life folder to a different location. Step 3: Install the other goldsrc games, and you will see that ...


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The counterstrike wiki states the following in regards to spectating: In Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, non-dead player spectators are allowed to use the X-ray by pressing a key (default X). When turned on, the team-colored silhouette of all players is shown through the walls. For instance, a blue aura will display a CT player. Grenade trails ...


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From what I know, the ranking system itself is the same as it was before. The reason many people are being deranked is because they have made it much harder to get higher ranks. They have done this so that there is less variety in higher ranks (especially Global Elite and such) as before there was too much variation in skill level and too many players at ...


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it never had official servers, as they never hosted any sort of Match Making or anything close to that prior to Global Offensive. Any and all servers in CSSource and older are all community servers. I figured the best way to receive proper experience is to find a big gaming chain that hosts many (and most likely different servers) A local site hosted like ...


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No. Players in a competitive setting cannot see the outline of other players, teammates or otherwise. Allowing other players to see this would be literally giving all players a wallhack. Other similar spectator vision assistance, like replacing flashbang screen whiteout with text that says "Blinded" is also not enabled for anyone but spectators.


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It won't be possible. You've already experienced that your system may be capable of running Counter-Strike 1.6, but you can't reach more than 40 fps. According to this site (btw a really cool site for gamers) and adding up the requirements for PC and Linux, you'll come to the conclusion of the following recommended requirements: Dual-core from Intel or ...


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Set hud_fastswitch 1 command in the console to switch between weapons quickly This doesn't allow you to shoot faster any more. It used to in earlier versions of CS, but was removed prior to 1.6. You don't need to switch weapons unless you want to run away faster or think you'll need to use your pistol. Zoom and fire when I see an enemy in the ...


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The console commands to disable vsync in Counterstrike 1.6 is gl_vsync 0. Additionally, you might need the command fps_max 100 to unlock your framerate (change "100" to whatever framerate you want Counterstrike to cap at). The useful noforce command line parameters are: -noforcemparms -noforcemaccel - disables mouse acceleration but has a little glide feel ...


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The most recommended way of using add-ons is by running them on top of AMX MOD X. This is a system which runs on Counter-Strike and allows for plugins to be installed. You need to setup and install AMX MOD X. Now, you need to download the actual plugin. You coud use: Allied Modders - Zombie MOD. If you are unsure of what to install where, both archives ...


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They phrases are easter eggs. Freeman was here is a reference to Gordon Freeman, the main character from Half Life. Half Life is not only made by the same developers, but Counter-Strike was originally made as a modification of Half Life 1. Cs source is interesting just means that Counter-Strike Source is cool.


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While others used a rather vague explanation of what is the file itself, the modified opengl library would give the player a big advantage over the others such as seeing through walls, computer controlled aim, and so on. In other words he was cheating and got banned for that.


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1 and 2 are easily answered in one answer: The sounds are a combination of both, Unreal Tournament and Quake. The kill streaks and headshot sounds are from UT and other sounds like Impressive, Holy Sh*t, etc are from Quake. 3 is too broad... There are too many mods out there doing equal stuff and they're all different. Basically every mod has sounds for: ...


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It's a modified Strider "Badlands Bowie" Knife This is from a PDF file: The new Counter-Strike knife is based on Mick Strider's award winning bowie. It is an integral design that started as a 1/2" thick slab of 6AL4V titanium. The edge is press-fit Stellite, and no bonding agent was needed or used as it is held in place due to the extremely precise fit ...


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I will address your question in the realm of Counter Strike since it is the game out of those you listed that I am most familiar with. Take it with a grain of salt since not all FPS games are the same. If as you stated in the question you are moving and shooting, in CS it is quite possible that you would miss a target, even at close range, due to moving ...


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Generally speaking, internet speed does not affect ping. For example, if you are getting 200ms on 512Kbps then upgrading to 1Mbps will not reduce the ping by half. Ping depends on several factors, the most common ones are (i) the type and quality of your internet connection (ii) the distance between you and the server (iii) the quality of the network route ...


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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.


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Take your config and edit the following lines to your needs: `mp_spectators_max "2" // How many spectators are allowed in a match.` `maxplayers "10"` and you could try this as bonus to make it "competitive" sv_competitive_official_5v5 "0" // Enable to force the server to show 5v5 scoreboards and allows spectators to see characters through walls. If you ...


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I know I'm not the only one saying this, but i assure, there is a huge difference between a hacker and a good player. For instance, a good player can: Hear footsteps, so he knows where you are coming from even without seeing you Knows key positions: He knows where you probably are standing to defend Important passages on the maps: He knows that if you ...


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Source games use a significantly newer version of BSP than GoldSrc does. You might be able to open a Garry's Mod map in Counter-Strike: Source due to it using a similar game engine, but not in Counter-Strike 1.6.


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SteamCharts shows that Counter-Strike is still played quite a bit. Concurrent playercount is usually somewhere between 5 000 and 20 000 players (worldwide). This is less than tenth of Counter Strike: Global Offensive, but double Counter Strike: Source.


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There are two ways to fix this. First fix: Nvidia: Go into the Nvidia Control Panel, open the "Adjust desktop size and position" menu, select "Aspect ratio" scaling and set "Perform scaling on:" to "GPU". AMD: Open the My Digital Flat-Panels part from the left of the Catalyst Control Panel, then, enable gpu scaling and pick maintain aspect ratio. ...


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Hitting someone with a flash does not guarantee them to be blind. It is possible that they turn away or take cover behind an obstacle in time or that the grenade explodes behind them for some other reason. If that happens they're not blind and will still be able to see you. Remembering a position is a good advantage. When I know where I looked at before I ...


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Problem is solved. When I had posted this question, I was still trying to find issue on my end. After a lot of hit and trials, I felt that if the problem is because of Internet, let's check who's using Internet. I closed my OneDrive and other apps that consume Internet in background. Firefox was also using Internet in background. I ended the processes of ...


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This happens when some rogue server edits your config.cfg file and adds command to auto-redirect. To stop this: Delete your config.cfg located in your /cstrike folder: Location for STEAM: C:/ProgramFiles/Steam/Steamapps/common/HalfLife/cstrike/ Location for Non STEAM: C:/ProgramFiles/Valve/Counter-strike/cstrike/ Start your CS and your new config.cfg ...


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The time until the bomb im Condition Zero explodes is a server configuration setting by the name mp_c4timer, followed by an integer giving the seconds. According to the Counter-Strike wikia the default server setting is mp_c4timer 45, i.e. 45 seconds. However, for example the ESL Counter-Strike: Condition Zero 5on5 league rules specify that mp_c4timer ...


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