counter strike source

  • 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.
  • Counter Strike Source for Mac Next Week

    On Wednesday of next week Counter Strike: Source will finally have a version for Mac. This has been confirmed from Valve during the show at E3.

    As we all know this multiplayer FPS consist of terrorists and terrorism teams. Best thing to notice is, it  will also allow Windows users to play and access to the Mac servers without having to pay any extra fee.

    It was confirmed that Counter Strike: Source game will now allow cross access between Windows and Mac versions thus users of a Mac can play with the extensive community of fans to the game from the beginning.

    Counter-Strike is still a ludicrously popular game - the official Steam stats page currently has CS: Source listed as the most popular game in terms of peak number of players - 77,279 today.