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Why is CS:S better than 1.6

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Obviously it has the edge on graphics. Any other reason(s) I should blow 20 bucks to get CS:S?

I was always under the impression that CS 1.6 hitboxes were a lot smaller, thus actually creating a big gap between noobs and actual experienced players. I like that. Is CS:S easier?

P.S. Don't start a flame war please.

Oh and one more thing. Can I play CS:S smoothly and at full fps (60) with my 6600gt?
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I am a big time 1.6 guy I have played it since release. I have nothing against CS:S I just like the look and feel of 1.6
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You heard right. CSS is more noob friendly. Pretty much point in the area of the same continent that a player is on, hold down the mouse button and you're almost guaranteed a kill. I still like it a lot though.

Only reason I don't play 1.6 anymore is that it never works on vista for me no matter what I do.
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I like CS:S and 1. equally. CS:S is random. you could aim at ther feet and still get a headshot sometimes. for me, CS:S for fun and CS 1.6 for seriouse
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I switched from 1.6 to CSS, mostly for the shinies.

The Desert Eagle seems almost ridiculous in CSS, probably due to hs's being slightly easier.

RADAR/Map is cool though, when it syncs up correctly (certain maps the minimap is so far removed from where you are it's silly)
    
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On minium settings, I suppose you might manage 60FPs. I could actually crank up the settings on my sig rig (got to a semi-high resolution and medium settings before my framerate dropped).
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I'm a huge CS 1.6 guy, and I completely despise CS:S. I'm not flaming the game, I just don't like the feel of it and refuse to play it. As others have said CS:S seems a lot more friendly to newer gamers as it gives out head shots, and the recoil seems lessened than in 1.6. The thing that pisses me off the most though, to an extreme level, is that there is no way to get away from flashes... in 1.6 if your turn away it doesn't flash you as badly, but in CS:S you see a flash in the air and you don't have a wall to go behind you might as well just type "kill" in the console because there is no way of getting away from it.

^Extremely biased comments above...
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I have mine at max setting at 1280x1084 with system specs below. Im not sure how to increase the resolution since it doesnt show anymore than what I have. Im not sure if the video card is limiting it. Last time I checked I was getting like 200fps normal and 60 fps when things get busy.
    
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Originally Posted by PeePs View Post
I'm a huge CS 1.6 guy, and I completely despise CS:S. I'm not flaming the game, I just don't like the feel of it and refuse to play it. As others have said CS:S seems a lot more friendly to newer gamers as it gives out head shots, and the recoil seems lessened than in 1.6. The thing that pisses me off the most though, to an extreme level, is that there is no way to get away from flashes... in 1.6 if your turn away it doesn't flash you as badly, but in CS:S you see a flash in the air and you don't have a wall to go behind you might as well just type "kill" in the console because there is no way of getting away from it.

^Extremely biased comments above...

I totally agree about the skill in source. Its much easier than 1.6 to get headshots and the weapons seem to have alot less recoil. Although I still like the game for the Zombie mods and the graphics are top notch. Lots of good entertaining mods to keep things fun.
    
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You should be able to play CS:S easily. The only thing different between them is that CS:S you can't shoot threw walls and its alot easier to get kills when you spray and CS:S looks alot better.
    
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