Community Announcements - alfred
We have updated the public release of Counter-Strike. This update contains all the changes from the recent beta, thanks to the whole community for their help with testing and suggesting new features.

Changes in this update are:
  • Added support for localized player names, similar to the existing chat changes
  • When m_customaccel is set scale mouse sensitivity when zoomed in, this now matches the path when not using custom accel
  • Make the spray list alphabetical order and enforce unique entries
  • Set the update rate to 102 if we are clamping to its max value
  • Increased default cl_cmdrate value to 60
  • Increased default cl_updaterate value to 60
  • Improved support for non-qwerty keyboard layouts
  • Set snd_noextraupdate to "1" by default, this value provides better performance for current PCs
  • Added support for hitting Ctrl-A to select all text in the game console
  • Improved download status when doing a fast HTTP download
  • Better filter between normal (4:3) and widescreen video modes in the video options dialog
  • Marked cl_sidespeed as archived so it is automatically saved to your config.cfg
  • Fixed MOTD context menu to have localization strings for available options and for make back/forward work
  • Fixed screenshot and snapshot when running in "-nofbo" mode
  • Fixed first mouse press sometimes getting lost after alt-tabbing back into the game
  • Fixed in game view jumping when going out to the main game ui
  • Fixed crash when using viewdemo commands on some hltv recorded demo files
  • Fixed hitting A in the game console selecting all text in the game console
  • Fixed mouse cursor being invisible if you toggled raw input mode at certain times
  • Fixed HTML MOTD not displaying properly if you did a resolution change and then joined a server
  • Fixed mouse movements getting clamped if raw input is disabled and you moved a large amount (more than 100 pixels) in a single frame
  • Fixed being unable to use the " character when using PT-BR keyboard layouts, as it is on the same key as `. Now we ignore the console key if Shift is also pressed, if you don't want this behavior use the con_shifttoggleconsole cvar to disable it

Community Announcements - alfred
We have updated the public release of Counter-Strike: Condition Zero. This update contains all the changes from the recent beta, thanks to the whole community for their help with testing and suggesting new features.

Changes in this update are:
  • Converted Counter-Strike: Condition Zero to the new SteamPipe content system, for optimized delivery of the game
  • Added support for Mac OS X and Linux operating systems
  • Improved OpenGL rendering pipeline and output to leverage the capabilities in todays GPU
  • Numerous bug fixes
Community Announcements - alfred
We have released a Beta update for Counter-Strike 1.6.
Changes in this update are:
  • Fixed being unable to use the " character when using PT-BR keyboard layouts, as it is on the same key as `. Now we ignore the console key if Shift is also pressed, if you don't want this behavior use the con_shifttoggleconsole cvar to disable it
  • Fixed view moving in game when going in and out of the game ui if raw input was not enabled
  • Marked cl_sidespeed as archived so it is automatically saved to your config.cfg
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Here's the good news: Tactical Intervention, the free-to-play FPS from Counter-Strike co-creator Minh Le, is launching on March 28th. It will be preceded by an open beta starting March 14th, and a closed beta kicking off this coming Monday. The bad news is that, until they find a European publisher, the game will only be launching in the US. Booooooo. If only there was a way to pretend to be from another country on the internet - but alas, no such thing exists. Rappel beneath the break for further game details (the word 'rappel' was a devastatingly subtle clue).



Tactical Intervention's counter-terrorist-on-terrorist action obviously resembles Counter-Strike, but with features that might seem more at home in Rainbow Six: rappelling, riot shields, and the ability to shoot out of moving cars. Actually, that last one isn't familiar at all, but it's pretty darn cool nonetheless. Here's a video showing all of those things in action:



(Thanks to Eurogamer.)



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Counter-Strike will probably outlive us all. It will also probably keep bunny-hopping onward long after we’ve disposed of all terrorism> and achieved glorious grievance-free utopia. There will be no counters or strikes. Only Counter-Strike. So it’s exciting to hear that the implausibly enduring formula’s original creator has decided to revisit it, and the fact that his new game, Tactical Intervention, is actually gonna be playable> is pretty neat too. But when? And how? Turns out, the answers are a) this month and b) on the very personal computing device (presumably) sitting before you. The greatest anti-terror weapon of all, however, isn’t guns or drones or bombs disguised to look like good ol’ freshly made American apple pie. It’s knowledge, and you’ll find tons more of it after the break.

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Community Announcements - alfred
We have released a Beta update for Counter-Strike 1.6.
Changes in this update are:
  • Fixed issue getting kicked by CMD_MAXBACKUP error when joining servers
Community Announcements - alfred
We have released a Beta update for Counter-Strike 1.6.
Changes in this update are:
  • Fixed HTML MOTD not displaying properly if you did a resolution change and then joined a server
  • Fixed not being able to enter utf8 names into the game console if quotes didn't surround the name
  • Fixed mouse movements getting clamped if raw input is disabled and you moved a large amount (more than 100 pixels) in a single frame)
  • Increased default cl_cmdrate value to 60
  • Increased default cl_updaterate value to 60
Community Announcements - alfred
We have released a Beta update for Counter-Strike 1.6.
Changes in this update are:
  • Added support for localized player names, similar to the existing chat changes
  • Fixed crash when using viewdemo commands on some hltv recorded demo files
  • Fixed hitting A in the game console selecting all text in the game console
  • Fixed mouse cursor being invisible if you toggled raw input mode at certain times
Community Announcements - alfred
We have released a Beta update for Counter-Strike 1.6. This is a small update that addresses the mouse click issue introduced by the last beta update when running in Raw Input mode.
Community Announcements - alfred
We have released a Beta update for Counter-Strike 1.6.
Changes in this update are:
  • Set snd_noextraupdate to "1" by default, this value provides better performance for current PCs
  • Added support for hitting Ctrl-A to select all text in the game console
  • Improved download status when doing a fast HTTP download
  • Better filter between normal (4:3) and widescreen video modes in the video options dialog
  • Fixed first mouse press sometimes getting lost after alt-tabbing back into the game
  • Fixed Delete key not working in the game console
  • Fixed in game view jumping when going out to the main game ui
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