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    Default Info: CS:S Console Commands that I can use to boost performance?

    Here are some of the client commands you can use to boost your system preformance (FPS rates as well as skill rates) while you are playing CS:S. These commands can be used on any server, but you need to enable the console by going to Options -> Keyboard -> Advanced while you are in CS:S and enabling the console to the (~) key.

    Once you have completed the first step you are ready to apply the commands. Some of these commands are viewable in your options panel but are hard to find and are easier to handle if you have them in 1 place. The commands listed below that are followed by <0/1> mean that the only choices you have are on and off. For on you would follow the command by 1, and for off you would follow it by 0. Any command that doesn't have a <0/1> after it means that there should be a number value after the command to tell CS:S what to do with the command.

    Frame rate limiter. This is what you want to mess with if you are going to have sucess increasing your fps. Goto console when you are in game and just mess with this, as it differs from computer to computer on what setting is best.

    cl_allowdownload <0/1>
    Client downloads customization files. Set to on by default, no reason not to have this so why not leave it like it is.

    cl_allowupload <0/1>
    Client uploads customization files. Well this is set to on by default but I am not sure if you want this unless you are trying to show off your new skin on a server that has this enabled. If not you can save some fps here by disabling this.

    cl_autowepswitch <0/1>
    Automatically switch to picked up weapons (if more powerful). Hey, I use this myself, why don't you. It really stinks when you are shooting someone with the pistol and you run over a gun and you have to reload it. You will get used to hitting 1 after you pickup the gun.

    cl_c4dynamiclight <0/1>
    Draw dynamic light when planted c4 flashes. Default set to off, so I think it should stay this way, at least valve thought about fps when they made the default for this.

    cl_c4progressbar <0/1>
    Draw progress bar when defusing the C4. Default set to on, you can save some more fps by disabling this as it is really not that usefull, whats the diffrence if you can see how much time is left anyway, not like you are gunna stop if you see something happen and you know you have a certain amount of time left anyway right?

    Max number of command packets sent to server per second. This is default set to 0 for unlimited. I wouldn't touch this unless you know what you are doing to reduce lag.

    Number of packets per second of updates you are requesting from the server. The default is set to 20 for this and as with the cmdrate, I wouldn't touch this unless you knew what you were doing to try and reduce lag.

    Color of crosshair. 0=green, 1=red, 2=blue, 3=yellow, 4=skyblue. The default crosshair after installing CS:S is 0 for green. I like to leave this as default unless you like to have it another color as I have become used to this color.

    Size of the crosshair. Lower value=Larger, Higher value=smaller. The default value for this is 768. Don't ask me how they randomly chose that number but if you want, you should set that down to around 400 to your liking so you can have an easier time getting those awsome headshots you have been wanting.

    cl_crosshairusealpha <0/1>
    Make crosshair translucent against similar colors. This is set to off as default. Not very helpfull in the lighted maps, in darker maps I could see how this might help.

    cl_customsounds <0/1>
    Enable customized player sound playback. This is default set to off as well.

    cl_demoviewoverride <0/1>
    Override view during demo playback. This is a great command to use if you are trying to make a video and are having some problems or need to override the demo. Awsome command.

    cl_drawhud <0/1>
    Enable the rendering of the hud. sv_cheats must be enabled to disable hud. On most servers sv_cheats are not enabled (when I say most I mean next to none) so I don't think this would be of much use unless you are messing around on your own server.

    cl_showtextmsg <0/1>
    Enable/disable text messages printing on the screen. This is set to on, and I really dont see why you would want to set this to off unless you are obsessed with those fps.
    Last edited by siosios; 03-15-2009 at 08:34 PM.

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