Counter-Strike: Source Updated, Available for the Mac

The 1 online action game in the world, Counter-Strike: Source (CSS) has received a major update and is available now for the Mac. CSS is a Steam Play title, so if you own it on the PC - you own it on the Mac. Besides PC Vs. Mac cross-platform play, this update also adds achievements, stats, engine updates and more.

To celebrate this launch, CSS is being offered at 66% off its regular price on Steam for a limited time.

The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:

General

  • 144 achievements added
  • New lifetime player stats and summary screens
  • New match player stats and summary screens
  • New end of round display with MVP and interesting fact about a player
  • Updated scoreboard with new icons, visual style, MVP stars, and avatar pictures
  • New cinematic death camera
  • New domination and revenge system
  • Added avatar icons to voice chat, scoreboard, and end of round display
  • Incorporated many source engine updates
  • Disallowed the use of arbitrary command strings for the message of the day screen. Now only a specific list of commands is allowed.
  • Addressed issue in which AWPs and Scouts sometimes did not make the zooming sound.
  • cvar mat_showlowresimage is now a cheat command.
  • Many development console commands which would crash the server removed.
  • Updated source engine addresses many issues:
  • Better flashlight effect
  • Better HDR behavior
  • Multicore rendering support
  • Added sv_disablefreezecam cvar to turn off the freezecam on a server.
  • Added sv_nonemesis cvar to turn off domination/revenge on a server.
  • Added sv_nomvp cvar to turn off MVP stars on a server.
  • Added sv_nostats cvar to turn off stats on a server.
  • Removed -tickrate command line option and defaulted tick rate to 66 rather than 33. This addressed a number of issues, including:
    • Tick rate affecting how fast doors open / close
    • Tick rate causing players hitting the ground to stutter
    • Tick rate affecting the firing mechanisms of certain guns

UI

  • Added the following cvars to allow players to customize their scoreboards.
  • cl_scoreboard_ct_color_red
  • cl_scoreboard_ct_color_green
  • cl_scoreboard_ct_color_blue
  • cl_scoreboard_t_color_red
  • cl_scoreboard_t_color_green
  • cl_scoreboard_t_color_blue
  • cl_scoreboard_dead_color_red
  • cl_scoreboard_dead_color_green
  • cl_scoreboard_dead_color_blue
  • Changed the screen that appears when the message of the day fails to load to display proper error text.
  • Made the CT silhouette for the auto-select option in the Choose a Class screen smaller and corrected its aspect ratio.
  • Addressed a problem that occasionally caused characters to be colored incorrectly on the Change a Class screen.

Gameplay

  • Made ladders easier to climb. Added cvars sv_ladder_dampen and sv_ladder_angle.
  • Fixed issue that awarded three points when the bomb explodes after the round ends by elimination criteria instead.
  • Fixed issue in which you weren’t given credit for grenade damage if you fired a weapon at someone then hit them with a grenade (in that order). Also fixed problem in which grenading a player and then killing them with another weapon showed as ‘*** in 1’ on console.
  • There’s now a priority order for displaying win conditions when multiple win conditions are set.
  • If timelimit exists and is not 0, then show timelimit.
  • If timelimit does not exist, show maxrounds if not 0.
  • If both timelimit and maxrounds are 0, show winlimit.
  • If timelimit, maxrounds, and winlimit are all 0, show nothing.
  • Added a cvar to ignore win conditions: mp_ignore_round_win_conditions.

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