Saturday, August 19, 2006

About Counter-Strike for Newbies

Counter-Strike is a team-based first-person shooter in which players join either the terrorist or counter-terrorist team, and combat the opposing team while fulfilling predetermined objectives. Server settings may automatically balance teams when one team has more players than the other. Each round starts with the two teams spawning simultaneously, as one of eight different default character models (four to choose from for both the counter-terrorist and terrorist teams. Counter-Strike:Condition Zero added two extra models, bringing the total to ten). Each player generally starts with $800, two magazines of ammunition, a knife, and a pistol: a Heckler & Koch USP .45 Tactical for counter-terrorists, and a GLOCK 18c for Terrorists. Players are generally given a few seconds before the round begins (known as "freeze time") to buy equipment, during which time they cannot attack or move in any direction. Players may buy equipment whenever they are in a "buy zone" for their team (some zones can be for both teams, depending on the map) provided the round has not been in session for longer than a specified time (90 seconds is default).

Standard monetary bonuses in the game are:

  • Win a round: $3250 (awarded at the beginning of the following round)
  • Lose a round: $1400 + $500 per round lost over 1 (to maximum $3400) (awarded at the beginning of the following round)
  • Kill an enemy: $300 (awarded instantly)
  • Instruct a hostage to follow: $150 (awarded instantly. Only works once per hostage, per round)
  • Rescue a hostage: $1000 (awarded instantly)
  • Plant the bomb: $800 (awarded at the beginning of the following round)

The scoreboard shows team scores in addition to data for each player: name, score, deaths, and ping (in milliseconds) on the map. The scoreboard also shows whether each player is dead, carrying the bomb (in bomb defusal maps), or the VIP (in assassination maps), although to obtain this information about players on the opposing team a player must be dead during the round.

Killed players become "ghosts" for the duration of the round; they cannot change their names, text chat cannot be sent to or received from live players; and, while voice chat can still be received from live players, it cannot be sent to them (with the exception of a situation in which cvar sv_alltalk is set to 1, in which case voice chat can be freely exchanged between dead and living players). Ghosts are generally able to watch the rest of the round from multiple selectable views, although some servers disable some of these views to prevent dead players from relaying information about living players to their teammates through alternative media (most notably voice in the case of Internet cafes and players in the same rooms of their own homes, playing on the same server). This technique, known as "ghosting," is considered cheating in many tactical shooters.

Counter-Strike is meant to be more realistic than futuristic first-person shooters such as Quake III Arena and Unreal Tournament, but is also built to keep the action flowing faster than more realistic tactical shooters such as the Rainbow Six and Ghost Recon series. For example, relatively few shots will kill a player, and shots to different parts of the body inflict varying amounts of damage, but damage has no permanent bearing on ability to run or jump, allowing a player with just a few hit points remaining to keep fighting just as well as any other player. Movement, however, is restricted while taking damage from gunfire, and a player cannot run at full speed whilst taking damage.

There are several game types in Counter-Strike which define the objectives of each team in the game, and rules which determine which team wins. Each map is of a single game type.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

About Counter-Strike in India LAN's

Hey guys,

I myself is from India.I play Counter-Strike almost regularly.So just wanna tell in short how indian's play in LAN.We play cs in lan,but there are not many people who play in lan some play with bots or in cafe's.I am not much of a pro but play well enough.My LAN people are crazy about coL.fRoD and his Magging(snipping) techniques i am also a big fan of him and his Snipping.I play on LAN with my LAN people but not always full map only AS(A-Short) and Al(A-Long) mostly when many people comes then we switch to Full map but while playing AS n AL i hate people who kill me coming from MID or somewhere else :@.I have never played a Tournament Yet but yes would like to play a Counter-Strike tournament some day.Might be i'll play in Inter-College Tournament which will be held in some college this year.So guys did u get the schedule for WCG 2006.
Enjoy guys ,
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Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Counter-strike WCG Schedule 2006

World Cyber Games 2006 schedule
Preliminary Schedule

Zone 1

CHANDIGARH 25 - 26 August
To be Announced

LUCKNOW 29 - 30 August
To be Announced

DELHI 2 -3 September
To be Announced

JAIPUR 6 - 7 September
To be Announced

AHEMDABAD 11 - 12 September
To be Announced

INDORE 16 - 17 September
To be Announced

Zone 2

COCHIN 30 - 31 August
To be Announced

CHENNAI 4 - 5 September
To be Announced

BANGALORE 8 - 9 September
To be Announced

HYDERABAD 13 - 14 September
To be Announced

KOLKATA 16 - 17 September
To be Announced

PUNE 18 - 19 September
To be Announced

MUMBAI 21 - 22 September
To be Announced
Semi Finals

PUNE 20 September
To be Announced

MUMBAI 23 September
To be Announced

MUMBAI 24 September
To be Announced

*Registration Fee of Rs.50.00 will be charged
*Schedule above can be changed, kindly check it frequently.
*If you can't Register Online you can reach the venue on the date of the
tournament before 12p.m. and get registered over there.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Why India Still Sucks Counter-Strike Internationally

First of all the Indian Government should encourage this huge Industry.Then there should also be gaming centres in reach of the people.There should be regular tournaments at gaming centres with low entrance fee and high Prize money.Also there should be separate gaming centres for separate games.For example i started multiplayer gaming in April 2005.That time most of the people there played CS or GTA San Andreas.But if I go there today then all 10/14 PCs play Warcraft and the remaining play CS 1-1 or GTA.So automatically if people keep switching from 1 game to another then there is no scope for people to actually be competent and represent India at the International Level and win.And there should be annual gaming competitions in schools and gaming fests in colleges.If this is followed the the 2015 World Champions will be from India.
P.S.Parents should be encouraging. And also there should be sponsors like AMD x64 or as such

Counter-Strike(CS) Tournament CYBER WAR 365 : BATTLE OF 2006

A one of a kind tournament for all gamers in kolkata . Battle it out amongst th best that Kolkata has to offer to win th Coveted Trophy !!

5 Prizes for CS 1.6 !!! Plus a host of other prizes for 4 other immensely popular games : NFS Underground , FIFA 2006 , UT 2004 and Warcraft III : Dota 3 on 3 !!!

12th and 13th of August , 2006 .2 days of complete mayhem and anarchy !! can you handle it ???

To register , call on this no : 9831243151 .


Reg fees apply as below :

CS 1.6 : Rs.60 per head for a team of 5 / Rs.300 for the entire team .

Dota : Rs.60 per head for a team of 3 / Rs.180 for the entire team .

Rest 3 Games : Rs.75 per head per game .

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Very Use Full Commands

adjust_crosshair - changes the color of your crosshair

Bind "e" stopsound - this great for stopping sounds in the game so you can hear foot steps

bind "F5" "say Xxxx xxx xx"

bind "F5" "say_team Xxxx xxx xx"

brightness 1.0 - very importing to help see in dark places

cl_himodels 0 - to reduce resolution of models for higher frame rates (fps)

cl_rate 20000 - this is a server report rate command

cl_righthand 1 - puts your gun on right of left side

cl_showfps 1 - to show fps

cl_updaterate 20 - this is a server ping command

drawradar - show radar

fps_max 100 -to set frames per second

gamma 4.5 - raise to see in dark place

gl_spriteblend 0 - imp zoom x-hair

hideradar - hide radar

hud_centerid 1 -centers player names

hud_fastswitch 1 - for fast weapon switching

m_filter 1 -for mouse averaging (smoothing)

net_graph 3 - shows performance graphs

pushlatency -1000 - this is a server communication command

r_decals 128 - this is how many bullet marks and such that will remain on map

rate 9000 - this is a server communication command

s_automax_distance 50 - set max sound distance (very useful for hearing)

sensitivity 2.5 -to set mouse sensitivity (accuracy and precision)

setinfo "_vgui_menus" "1" - graphical buy menu

setinfo "vgui_menus" "1" - graphical buy menu

status - gives player's WON id's

suitvolume 1.2 - volume of HEV suit

unbind - used to unbind a key

voice_maxgain 5 - max voice gain

voice_overdrive - to dampen sound

voice_scale 1 - sets volume of voice

zoom_sensitivity_ratio 1.2

cl_bob 0.0 - makes your gun not bob up and down

cl_bobcycle 0.0

cl_bobup 0.0

custom.hpk - spray file, delete this file regularly

Record test - to record a demo of some one

playdemo test - to play the demo

stop -to stop the demo

test.dem - this is the file that contains the demo.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Info. Regarding Rifles!!!!


This for everyone who might have any favourite rifle questions.

Once you play enough, you come to learn that there are only 2 assault rifles in CS.
The M4a1 and the CV-47, there is NO favourite rifle. If you dont have enough money to buy the above mentioned weapon you either go ECO i.e your whole team doesnt buy to save up for the next round...Or you buy the clarion/galil.

The last line about buying the clarion/galil is not entirely true because sometimes some players will prefer them to the M4/CV, but those occurences are infrequent.

Next up is the AWP(magnum, sniper etc), which is usually bought by the sniper(s) in the team. Everyone wont run around with an AWP in hand even if everyone had $16,000. Unless you have some whacked up strategy.

Ok boys to round it up now,
When playing serious CS, the only assault weapon of choice is the M4/CV.Clarion/galil is also used, especially when you have enough cash for clarion + head armour but not enough for m4 + head armour.

As you keep playing CS, you'll come to know that head armour is more important than a powerful gun. That's one more lesson, You never buy M4/CV without armour, that's stupid.
The remaining rifles are seldom used if at all.

I hope things are clearer now, for the newer players in this community.
All seasoned CS players, i know you already knew this.


Hope This is Usefull.....

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Walle's Tutorial

Heard of Walle's sniping tutorial vids?? Hey will give u a good idea of how to fastzoom, or nozoom, and what he calls a "Spawn jump"

Its good to improve your shots, but if you wanna know how to snipe and not get shot, you need to learn stealth. YOu need to know where the enemy will peek out from, and how you can see him before he sees you. A sniper shouldnt be all alone, someone should be around to give himbackup if needed urgently, a sniper is weak in close combat, unless he is a pistol god.

Do you know 2nd shot nozoom is very accurate?? What i mean is, if you miss the first shot by a small distance, and you know how far your aim was from the actual enemy, you can move your aim at him while the gun retaliates while keeping the attack1 buton pressed, and when the gun fires 2nd time, it dosnt zoom, but tehe accuracy is as good as when you are zooming.

Learn to hide behind walls from where you can peek easily and also escape incase of a sudden ruhs towards you. Its a must for a sniper to be good as pistols as well, as that is his last resort if someone sudenly comes up close and there is no time to run.

More to come.......
Coll right now!
Adios! Hope this helped a bit, if anyone has aything, plz add!

Well 2 be a good sniperist,u need 2 hv a good idea abt enemies' straffing.U hv 2 be in complete stealth at the time of takoing ur shot.Ny good opponent can easily kill u if u miss ur 1st shot.So be very much cautious.N in close range,sometimes u need 2 take ur shot without zooming.Well it totally depends on practicing more n more.It depends on the assumption tht ur gun ponits towards the enemy.Dont practice too much with scout.It ll affect ur Magnum Sniper skill.

Monday, July 31, 2006

Awp versus Scout

Well here is the question...which do u guyz think is better???? the magnum or the scout????well on hearin this question i know that the immmediate answer will be "mag roxx" but sumhow i feel that scout is better...before me makin myself clear about this lets discuss abt the pros and cons of both the guns


Advantage of the MAGNUM:

(1) one shot one kill....the mag will kill an object with just a single shot irrespective of whether it is a headshot or not and irrespetive of whether it is a dinosaur or a human who is the victim.

Advantages of the Scout:

(1)The cost...the magnum is bloody hell expensive n unless and other wise u hv the magnum wid u fer atleast 3 rounds at a stretch with out dying and getting atleast 2 frags a round will u be able to earn bac ur money.

(2)The weight...the scout isnt as heavy as the mag...which means that the person wid a mag will alwayz be able to run faster than one wid a mag...i know that it is possible to run wid a knife but supposed u r suddenly put under combat action then u will hv to suffer a lot.

(3)The sound...The mag is bloody hell loud like a buffalo thumping down in the middle of wall st. this means that when u r camping in a big map n u miss a shot with a mag u will easily b noticed which will not happen in the place of the mag.

(4)A deadly tool to carefull when u choose to buy a mag n supposing u get killer and the opponent picks it up then it will be a very great danger fer u in the next round....n in the case of the scout...not much of them will like to use it n thus will be ignored.

Thus all i wud like to say is that i personally feel that the scout is anytime better than the mag but wudnt resist droppin my scout fer a mag lying on the long gamers...i know this wud hv a lot of critics n i wud like to hear them out...


School Days

During college days we used to arrange LANs with our own systems, an empty apartment, tables, chairs, 16-port hub, cables and got unlimited food from our friend's mom. Yeah we had full support of our parents.

With such convenience we played non-stop for four days. We slept mostly from 5am to 11am, freshen up and go back to gaming.

Like this we hosted 3 4-day LANs on Mar 11th, Apr 11th and May 11th during our final yr college.

Games we played were CS (1.5 in 1st & 3rd Lan, CZ in 2nd LAN), UT2003, Q3 Arena. When we are half asleep we played NFS-UG2. Nothing like the blur effect in your eyes adding to the blur effect in the game...

I think max we played 10 hrs of CS on an average. Rest of time mix of other games.

But when I am home during holidays after college I played atleast

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Plus Points Of Schmidt Scout

Most people dont follow this routine when they play CS. Instead, they often go for the $4700 AWP. Those who press 4, then 6 are blind to the power of the Scout. I'll list some reasons why the Scout is a considerable choice as a weapon.

» Cost - You can get it at under 3000 bucks, and sometimes within the second round of the game. Bullets are cheaper compared to the AWP bullets, which cost $125.

» Mobility - You can run fast with it. Ever hold an AWP while running? You move like a slug, and your accuracy decreases as well. With the Scout, you run much faster and it?s still pretty accurate at medium range.

» Power - The Scout isn?t a one-hit kill like the AWP, but it does nail someone down within two shots. Suppose each shot takes 50. A tactic that would be useful is temporary camping. This may sound bad, but camp until half of your team and half of the other team is dead. Usually around this time, most of the enemies have 60 - 40 health left. What does this mean? This means the scout is like an AWP now. One shot kill. And you save money!

» Accuracy - The Scout isnt that accurate, but its not that inaccurate either. Its effective on maps where you can snipe the enemy, but not using the zoom feature. Zooming with the Scout isnt much of an advantage, since it doesn't kill in one hit, and it simply wastes time. I never zoom with it. You might miss, but since the scout reloads fast, you can quickly get another shot.

Cheats For Cheaters....

Cheat: Adjust Gravity
During gameplay access your console (default key is the ~ button). Now enter sv_gravity and a number between (-999-999999)Note: This code can only be entered fron the host server.

Cheat: Auto-Reload
This code must also be entered from the Host Computer. Hit the ~ (by default).Enter: +reloadThis codes works, but it's slightly annoying. After every shot you will reload. If you get sick of it, enter this code:-reloadThis will disable auto-reload.

Cheat: Set the C4 Timer
This code must also be entered from the Host Computer. Hit the ~ (by default). Enter: Mp_c4timer (enter a # between –1000 and 1000) –1000 will be a very short timer, and 1000 is a long timer.

Cheat: Faster Movement
These codes must be entered from the Host Computer. Hit the ~ (by default) to access the game console.
Fast forward: cl_forwardspeed (enter # between 0 and 999)
Fast backward: cl_backwardspeed (enter # between 0 and 999)
Fast strafe: cl_sidespeed (enter # between 0 and 999)

Cheat: Level Select
This code must also be entered from the Host Computer. Hit the ~ (by default). Enter: Changelevel (map name)

Cheat: Client trace
On the host comp, enter: sv_clienttrace 999999999.Every shot will surely hit. The default is 1

Cheat List
Access the console by pressing "`"
Enables cheats: sv_cheats 1
Bots only buy snipers: bot_sniper_only
Bots only use knives: bot_knives_only 1
All Deleted Scenes: cl_levellocks 16382
Enemies don’t see you: notarget
Go through walls: noclip
Invincibility: god
Kills all bots: bot_kill
Make bot go to specific locations: bot_goto_mark
Bots don’t move: bot_zombie 1
Set the bot´s difficulty level: bot_difficulty
Bots will only buy pistols: bot_pistols_only
Restart the map without losing any goals: restart

Cheat: Auto Aim
Automatically aims at your enemies by using the right click abilities of your gun: sv_aim

Cheat: Bind Costumes
This code can also not be entered from the Host Computer. Hit the ~ (by default)Enter:
bind w "+forward;model sas"
bind d "+moveright;model gig-n"
bind a "+moveleft;model l337"
bind s "+back;model arctic"
bind uparrow "+forward;model vip"
bind rightarrow "+moveright;model sciencetist"
bind leftarrow "+moveleft;model gorila"
bind downarrow "+back;model sas"

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Using The AWP In Front Of An Enemy That Has A Cont

Using the awp in front of an enemy that has a continuous shooting rifle is a tricky task. :

1.) Suppose the enemy is quite nearIf u have a deagle or any other pistol(preferably the cts usp), one option maybe to jump and stop in mid-air (that disturbs the enemy's aim and can badly shatter recoil if the enemy has a large recoil gun like an ak47) .Keep movin and shootin with the usp, all the while going TOWARDS THE ENEMY. Once u reach near enough, switch to the sniper and shoot without scope.Using a deagle has an added advantage here...the switching time is reduced.

2.) If the enemy is far(as if the snipist is standing at the a bomb site in dust 2 and the enemy is near the a-long tunnel)The option here can be to wait for the enemy to approach within ur scope, and then.....Bam!

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Spamming (Shooting Through Obstacles) Mini Tutorial


This is in continuation of my effort to cast away some of my boredom and to be of some help to the newer members of this community.So without further adieu,Here's My Spamming mini tutorial.:

1. What is Spamming? Spamming is the art of shooting through obstacles(eg crates, walls) to hit opponents.

2. What all guns can spam?All rifles (i.e b 4) weapons can shoot through obstacles.Also, the Desert Eagle/Nighthawk pistol and the M249 Paramachine gun can spam as well.

3. Do spam shots offer as much damage as normal shots?No spam shots donot damage as much as normal shots, but yes it is possible to score headshots through obstacles.

4. When should I spam?As a CT, if your'e in a comfortable hiding spot and if you can hear your opponents rushing(i.e more than one enemy Terrorist coming your way), it's always a good idea to spam.I'll elaborate this with an example,Suppose your taking bombsite B in de_inferno, and you hear T's rushing from balcony/carpet area, you should probably spam the balcony wall, you will definitely score some hits.Of course all this depends upon how developed your sound sense is and if your oppenents dont walk in the carpet area.

5. Some more tips?Yeah, dont empty your cartridge while spamming, you'll need bullets when they come out haha, this was pretty obvious.If you've got an M4, silence it, that way you can hear thuds of your bullets contacting your opponents, so that you know exactly where to spam.The sniper is an awesome spam weapon, but AWP spamming anywhere outside( cs_untitled) is pretty tough, since you have such a small margin for error.

6.Some maps where spamming is important?De_nuke is a huge wall spamming map, I cant explain it all, if someone wants a more detailed explaination, ask me.That's it my mini tutorial is over.

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Skoar 2006,

India's Biggest Gaming Expo,
If Gaming’s A Religion, Then SKOAR! 2006 Is Its Mecca! Grab a friend or an enemy. Then kill them all!Size does matter. The prosecution rests! All the games your boss didn’t want you to see!

This will be an expo set in festive environs for gamers, game publishers and gaming-related hardware manufacturers.

· It will host foreign publishers and game developers, national and international gaming companies, bringing them together to exhibit their brands.

· Building The Community – SKOAR! 2006 will be a meeting point for all those associated with the Indian gaming industry across all levels. From consumers to distributors to developers to hardware vendors, this is the place where they’ll all meet each other and exchange ideas.

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