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what colors do you all use for the crosshairs? I can't pick out a color that doesn't blend into something else... especially when i have the monitor's brightness and contrast way up
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post #32 of 47
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well i just got CS:S and i was hoping you guys would have some helpful tips/hints for me so i don't get my ass kicked too much.

thanks guys
Never, ever press f10 Unless you want hacks. Also, never ever type demos in console haha.

CS:S has a pretty big learning curve but once you're over it, it's really fun to play.



EDIT: For the crosshair, use green or yellow and allow translucent.

cl_radaralpha 999 Will make it most visible

and to change the size cl_crosshairscale NUMBER HERE (Default small is 1200, so experiment with numbers greater than 1200, the higher you go, the smaller it is)
    
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Never, ever press f10 Unless you want hacks. Also, never ever type demos in console haha.

CS:S has a pretty big learning curve but once you're over it, it's really fun to play.



EDIT: For the crosshair, use green or yellow and allow translucent.

cl_radaralpha 999 Will make it most visible

and to change the size cl_crosshairscale NUMBER HERE (Default small is 1200, so experiment with numbers greater than 1200, the higher you go, the smaller it is)

But Demo lets me hear people sneaking up on me better... Just turn up the volume quite a bit and type in Demo

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What does F10 do again?
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What does F10 do again?
"exit prompt" is the bind for it - ie. it exits the game
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post #36 of 47
turn off ambience, adjust your settings to adjust your rate and latency (rate, cl_cmdrate, cl_updaterate, fps_max, etc.), bind fast weapon switch to your mouse3 button (if you have it), aim at head, click, HEADSHOT!

also adjust your interpolate settings, this really helps, wink wink
post #37 of 47
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ok so tonight was my first time playing against other people, i had previously only played a few rounds against the cpu on my own.

damn.

i got about 5 kills in about 3 times as many rounds. but i think 4/5 were headshots

i need to get used to using the radar, i didn't even look at it once until the last few rounds
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That's not bad man, it took me like a week to get my first kill I remember it like it was yesterday. I was at double-doors on D2, I got flashed and just started shooting my shotgun wildly. When the flash cleared there was a guy dead at my feet

Just remember to not be a moron and you'll be kicking ass and taking names in no time! After you die always analyze what you did wrong, what you could have done better, and how you will fix the problem so it doesn't happen again next time. At this stage in your CS career, your biggest problem will probably be that you just can't hit jack **** So work on it however you will - I practiced aiming on deathmatch servers and whatnot. They're good fun, I suggest trying them out!

Good luck
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my aiming isn't too bad...for the most part. my problem is just reacting quick enough and being ambushed. i don't use the radar nearly as much as i should, so people are always expecting me when i come around a corner, or if i'm waiting for them, someone comes behind me and kills me
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my aiming isn't too bad...for the most part. my problem is just reacting quick enough and being ambushed. i don't use the radar nearly as much as i should, so people are always expecting me when i come around a corner, or if i'm waiting for them, someone comes behind me and kills me
Well, for the most part enemies won't show up on the radar. Your allies do though, and so you need to be watching for them to die so you can expect enemies from that direction.

It'll take some time to figure out how all the maps work, when you can expect people to come from where, what the good spots/routes are, etc. Just keep on analyzing what you did right/wrong after each round and you'll get better much faster than the majority of people who mindlessly go around getting their heads blown off.
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