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Why do all Valve games have the 'hl2.exe' process?

Source Engine games (all those you've mentioned) are really closer to what you'd usually call a ("total conversion") mod. You're never running the game - you're running the engine, telling it to ...
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Why do all Valve games have the 'hl2.exe' process?

Because all/most of their games are build on the Source Engine. The Source Engine was originally made for Half-Life 2. Which started the trend of hl2.exe. So in short: Games made in the Source engine ...
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How to show invisible terrain in source engine?

One thing you can try (with sv_cheats on) is the console command r_drawclipbrushes 2. This should draw all clipping brushes as solid objects, letting you see most invisible walls/floors/ceilings/etc. ...
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Running games in DirectX 6

You can enable DirectX 6 mode with the command line "-dxlevel 60".
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Sometimes enemy bleeds but no damage is done

You probably don't hit his hitbox. This can be caused by you (not hitting hitbox) or your internet (lag). If bleeds when you hit him on your pc and not on server (lag) or when you shoot his model, ...
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Bind for taking out melee wep in TF2?

I think by default your '3' key is bound to execute 'slot3' which simply brings up your third weapon in mostly every source game and, in TF2's case it is always the melee. If you're unsure how to ...
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Can achievement progress be displayed in the HUD, like in Team Fortress 2?

Unfortunately, no. The only way the player is notified of achievement progress is via those little messages that appear on his or her screen when he or she actually unlocks one.
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Unable to connect locally to GMOD SRCDS, Others can connect though

Using correct srcds command line parameters Source dedicated server comand-line options may be misleading. You should specify bind address and listening port with -ip and '-port' (NOT +ip/+port. ...
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Why do all Valve games have the 'hl2.exe' process?

Like all the other answers, this is just going to be a guess, but this one is backed up by actual history. It's because of how Steam packages files. Valve's games made prior to Left 4 Dead all ...
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How do I import a Half-Life save into Half-Life: Source?

No - unfortunately not. The Gold SRC engine used in Half Life and the Source engine used in Half Life: Source are completely different engines with no save game compatibility.
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Cannot connect to my dedicated, steam-group L4D2 server

Here are the steps I did to make my L4D2 Source Dedicated server (srcds.exe) show up in Steam Group on my FIOS home internet (discover LAN games is turned off in client, so not a false positive): On ...
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Quotes inside quotes in commands

There is no way to escape double-quotes, but you can create a CFG (valve wiki) file, for example, cfgFileName1.cfg in gameFolder\cfg with contents bind KP_END "give weapon_357" and now bind KP_INS "...
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How do I extract Source Engine .vpk files?

Yes, and it's included with the game itself. (This method was tested on Windows using Team Fortress 2.) Go to the folder Steam is held in. This varies depending on your OS. Next, go to the steamapps/&...
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How do I disable map rotation entirely on my TF2 server?

There are lots of things you can do when running a server. I highly suggest you read up on https://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/Windows_dedicated_server and https://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/...
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Unable to connect locally to GMOD SRCDS, Others can connect though

Ok, It turns out that when I was running gmod and the server on the same computer, the server was sending out stuff at port 27015 and gmod tried to send out signals on 27015. changed port to 27016 and ...
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How can I show enemy health using console?

From what I have found, it seems like Prospekt used the console command impulse 103 while looking at the enemies, as this command will tell you the stats of a "monster". From here Prints AI ...
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Source Engine - What is a "hairball"?

While Valve didn't explicitly explain why they added it, it feels like a test. On the Valve Developer Wiki Page, it states: This console command creates 100 ropes, each with 3 segments, and ...
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Source Engine: How to find certain animations, textures, etc?

You can find out the name of a sequence an NPC is executing in game by using ent_text: turn on sv_cheats 1 and developer 1, then point at the NPC and run ent_text in the console. One of the values ...
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How to disable text chat in Source engine games?

Add hud_saytext_time 0 in autoexec.cfg (in-game console may also work), likely located in cfg folder. Create the file if it doesn't exist. Note: While this "generally" works, the developer can ...
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How do I find which sound name belongs to which music file?

I managed to find the track list here: http://combineoverwiki.net/wiki/Half-Life_2_soundtrack A short tutorial on how to play music: Create an ambient_generic entity. Give it a name, of course. In ...
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How to create a HUD toggle bind in Source engine games?

I am not sure, if all Source engine games do it this way, but in Team Fortress 2 I use the autoexec.cfg file together with a few additional files. >Reference to a relevant Portal 2 question Of course,...
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What is level 0 in Portal 2?

After some googling, I was unable to find any hard evidence of the point or purpose, aside from some other YouTube videos. As for what its "purpose" is, outside of any Developer confirmation,...
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How can I show enemy health using console?

Make sure that the developer console is enabled in the game settings (keyboard > advanced). Enable developer mode and cheats with developer 1 and sv_cheats 1 commands. Aim at an NPC and open console (...
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Turn off steam logon requirment for LAN CSGO

It happens when you have an internet connection in your background, The best solution is to turn off your internet connection and run steam in offline mode,it wont show no steam login... and if you ...
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Portal 2 - What are these strange floating boxes in the void?

Those boxes are source for the Hammer Editor, like... I think they put settings spawns to teleport and ect. inside So they put a cube inside the box, the reason is because you don't want a cube in ...
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Dota 2 Reborn: Console command for Captain's Mode

The console command you are using is for all pick game mode.dota_force_gamemode 2 . If you want to play captain's mode change the value 2 to 4. Your console command should look like ...
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Sometimes enemy bleeds but no damage is done

This could be caused by client vs server hitreg issues. In this video you can see that sometimes (especially when you play with 100+ ping) csgo server and client hitboxes will differ, this causes ...
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How do I change the loaded map and config files on a rented Counter Strike: Global Offensive server?

You're editing the wrong file. Counter Strike Global Offensive (CS:GO) is working in other way than source do. Exec cfg To make the server exec you esl.cfg you've to add your exec command to the ...
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Print position in console

The command getpos or getpos_exact should give you a setpos command in console.
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Why do all Valve games have the 'hl2.exe' process?

All those games (Portal, TF, CounterStrike, They Hunger and so on) started long ago as mods for half-life and half-life 2. I guess the name of executable was simply kept from those days because ...

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