THE FAQ

• How much will CS:GO cost?

$14.99 USD

• When is the release date of CS:GO?

August 21, 2012

• Can VALVe actually use this?

Yes they can. I designed the website so that it knows what steam accounts are Valve employee accounts and which are not. Valve accounts can export the bug and suggestion lists on the fly by just logging in and going to the bug or suggestion pages and clicking export at the bottom.

• HOW CAN I GET INTO THE BETA?

Method #1:

Fill out the online survey(steam://takesurvey/2/). You need Steam for the survey. Since part of the survey is about hardware, you should use the computer you play on to fill out the survey.

Method #2:

Apply to win a key on our site. The more people you refer to here and the more people you have asking valve to give us keys to give away to higher your chances are of getting one from CSGODev.com

NOTE: You will risk your entire steam account being banned, closed, or disabled if you are found selling a key, or letting other people play on your account.

• Can i ask people on CSGODev.com for a key?

No, Absolutely not!!!!! Begging will get you removed.

• Will CSGODev.com have ways to get keys?

Yes. CSGODev.com have keys to give away. Currently our way of doing this is purchasing keys from people. We then give them away to you guys. This means our amount of keys to giveaway is very limited. If you would like us to give our more keys then please suggest to the CSGO twitter that they should give csgodev.com keys to give away.

CSGO twitter is here

http://twitter.com/#!/csgo_dev

• Is CSGODev.com affiliated with Valve?

No, CSGODev.com is not affiliated with VALVe or Steam. This idea was a concept by a couple beta testers. It is completely 3rd party. This website was also Designed, Programmed, Hosted, Owned, Operated by gamers for gamers.

• What is the purpose of CSGODev.com?

I feel this is a much better way of tracking the bugs and suggestions effeciently and effectively. I also want to ensure everyones bugs and suggestions are heard. With enough thumbs up on bugs or suggestions it will speak louder to the developers. You also dont have to create an account for this site. It simply uses your steam account that you already have.

This site is also my creation to do my part and bring the beta testers together with a easier to use method of providing feedback and bugs to Valve for the game. I want the game to be the best it can be and im doing what i can to do my part to ensure of this.

• How does Thumbup/Thumbdown work?

You need to login using your steam credentials. Our site will perform a check to see if the account your logging in with has the beta on it. If it does then that access is permitted. If you dont have the game the only thing you can do is view these things without interaction.

These are a vital function of our system. This cuts down on duplicate entries. If you agree with the suggestion or have had the same bug thats been posted then you can just click thumbup and it will record your account down on that bug or suggestion. This will also bump that bug or suggestion to the top so the most popular is at the top being the most critical.

Thumbs down is for suggestions only. If you dont agree with someones suggestion then you can thumb it down.

• How do i submit bugs/suggestions?

You need to login using your steam credentials. Our site will perform a check to see if the account your logging in with has the beta on it. If it does then that access is permitted. If you dont have the game the only thing you can do is view these things without interaction. To submit bugs you just click submit on the bug tracker portion and fill out the form as full as you can. To submit a suggestion just click submit on the suggestion portion.

 

• “No Subscription” error when downloading server files

You are getting this error because you are attempting to download the CS:GO Beta server files with a steam account that doesnt have the beta. You can only download the beta server files if you have the beta.

• CS:GO Server command line options

First were going to establish the base for each OS.
Windows:
srcds.exe -game csgo

Linux:
srcds -game csgo
./srcds_run -game csgo
./srcds_linux -game csgo

Those are what you start the server with. However you do need additional items or switches as they are called to configure how the server starts, what runs, what game mode, what settings, and more.

-autoupdate
The server is searching for updates on startup.

-console
Srcds will run with a console window.

-usercon
This enables RCON.

+ip 
Specifies the address to use for the bind(2) syscall, which controls      on which IP addresses the program is reachable on. It must either be a local address (an addresses of the host it runs on) or 0.0.0.0 (the wildcard). This has nothing to do with externally-visible addresses in NAT setups.

-port
Sets the port for the server. Default is 27015

-tickrate
Specifies Server-Tickrate.

-maxplayers
Specifies how many player slots the server can contain.

+game_type
Specifies the game type. 0 is Classic type. 1 is Gungame type.

+game_mode
Specifies the game mode. If game_type is 0 then mode 0 is Classic Casual and 1 is Classic Competitive. If game_type is 1 then mode 0 is Arms Race and 1 is Demolition.

+mapgroup
This specifies which map list in the gamemodes.txt the server will use. The options are: mg_allclassic, mg_hostage, mg_bomb, mg_armsrace, mg_demolition. If you want to lock the server to 1 map just add mg_ in front of the map name. Example: mg_de_dust2

+map
This tells the server what map to start the server on.

+exec server.cfg
Executes the server.cfg file.

So an example Windows command line would be like this:
srcds.exe -game csgo -tickrate 200 -console +ip 96.28.169.13 -port 27016 -usercon +game_type 1 +game_mode 0 -maxplayers 24 +mapgroup mg_armsrace +map ar_baggage

For linux
srcds_run or srcds_linux -game csgo -tickrate 200 -console +ip 96.28.169.13 -port 27016 -usercon +game_type 1 +game_mode 0 -maxplayers 24 +mapgroup mg_armsrace +map ar_baggage  

• CSGODev Server.cfg for CS:GO

This is a nice baseline for all of you out there running servers but dont have the ability to make a cfg. This should be more then good enough to handle everything you need to do.

Download

// CSGODev.com CSGO Beta Server.cfg Version 1
// Created by: csgodev.com
// http://www.csgodev.com
// DO NOT REMOVE THIS INFORMATION.

 

// Server Name

hostname “CSGODev.com CSGO Server” //Hostname for the server, will show up in server browsers.
// RCON Password

rcon_password “” //Rcon password. If nothing in the quotes then RCON is disabled. We suggest you
put +rcon_password in your server command line instead. Its more secure.

// Private Server Password

sv_password “” //Leave blank unless you want your server set as private.
// Server CVARs

mp_friendlyfire “1″ //Enable Friendly Fire 1 =Enable 0 =Disable
//ff_damage_reduction_grenade “0″ //Reduces damage done to your teammates with grenades.
//ff_damage_reduction_bullets “0″ //Reduces damage done to teammates when shot.
//ff_damage_reduction_other “0″ //Reduces damage done to teammates regarding non bullets/grenades
mp_autoteambalance “1″ //Auto balaces the teams
mp_autokick “1″ //kicks idle or teamkilling players.
mp_tkpunish “0″ //Enables team killer punishment.
sv_alltalk “1″ //Players can hear all other players’ voice communication, no team restrictions
sv_deadtalk “0″ //Dead players can speak (voice, text) to the living players.
sv_full_alltalk “1″ //Any player (including Spectator team) can speak to any other player
sv_pausable “0″ //Sets the server as pausable. If set as 1 anyone can pause it.
mp_limitteams “2″ //Maximum amount teams can be out of balance. 0 is off.
sv_voiceenable “1″ //Enabled and disables voice chat. Default: 1 which is on.
sv_allow_lobby_connect_only “0″ //If set to 1 it will only allow matchmaking games and not direct connections.
sv_allow_wait_command “1″ //Allow or disallow the wait command on clients connected to this server.
sv_cheats “0″ //Allow cheats on server. LEAVE OFF
sv_alternateticks “0″ //If set to 1 server only simulates entities on even numbered ticks.
//sv_downloadurl”http://www.yoursitehere.com” //Location from which clients can download missing files
sv_forcepreload “0″ //Forces server side pre-loading.
sv_friction “4″ //World friction.
sv_pure “0″ // 0 is off, 1 uses whitelist, 2 is forced default.
sv_consistency “0″ // 0 is off and allows skins, 1 is on and forced defaults.
//sv_pure_kick_clients “1″ //If set to 1, the server will kick clients with mismatching files.
//sv_pure_trace “0″ //If set to 1, the server will print a message whenever a client is verifying a
CRC for a file.
// Round Convars
mp_freezetime “6″ //How many seconds to keep players frozen when the round starts
mp_afterroundmoney “0″ //Amount of money awared to every player after each round
mp_playercashawards “1″ //Players can earn money by performing in-game actions
mp_teamcashawards “1″ //Teams can earn money by performing in-game actions
mp_maxrounds “30″ //Maximum amount of rounds per map
mp_timelimit “0″ //How many minutes for the whole map
mp_roundtime “2″ //How many minutes each round takes.
mp_freezetime”5″ //how many seconds to keep players frozen when the round starts
mp_buytime “45″ //How many seconds after round start players can buy items for.
mp_forcecamera “1″ //Set to 1 for team only spectating.
mp_defuser_allocation “2″ //How to allocate defusers to CTs at start or round: 0=none, 1=random, 2=everyone
mp_death_drop_defuser “1″ //Drop defuser on player death
mp_death_drop_grenade “2″ //Which grenade to drop on player death: 0=none, 1=best, 2=current or best
mp_death_drop_gun “1″ //Which gun to drop on player death: 0=none, 1=best, 2=current or best
mp_buytime “45″ //How many seconds after round start players can buy items for.
mp_c4timer “45″ //how long from when the C4 is armed until it blows
mp_do_warmup_period “1″ //Whether or not to do a warmup period at the start of a match.
mp_force_pick_time “15″ //The amount of time a player has on the team screen to make a selection before
being auto-teamed
mp_halftime_duration “15″ //Number of seconds that halftime lasts
mp_join_grace_time “15 //Number of seconds after round start to allow a player to join a game
mp_match_end_restart “1″ //At the end of the match, perform a restart instead of loading a new map
mp_maxrounds “30″ //Max amount of rounds per map
mp_playercashawards “1″ //Players can earn money by performing in-game actions
mp_playerid “0″ //Controls what information player see in the status bar: 0 all names; 1 team
names; 2 no names
mp_playerid_delay “0″ //Number of seconds to delay showing information in the status bar
mp_playerid_hold “0″ //Number of seconds to keep showing old information in the status bar
mp_restartgame “0″ //If non-zero, game will restart in the specified number of seconds
mp_round_restart_delay “7″ //Number of seconds to delay before restarting a round after a win
mp_roundtime “3″ //How many minutes each round takes.
mp_warmuptime “25″ //If true, there will be a warmup period/round at the start of each match to
allow to connect.
mp_win_panel_display_time “5″ //The amount of time to show the win panel between matches / halfs
// The Bot Convars

bot_difficulty 1 //Defines the skill of bots joining the game. Values are: 0=easy, 1=normal,
2=hard, 3=expert.
bot_chatter “off” //Control how bots talk. Allowed values: ‘off’, ‘radio’, ‘minimal’, or ‘normal
bot_join_after_player 1 //If nonzero, bots wait until a player joins before entering the game.
bot_quota 10 //Determines the total number of bots in the game.
bot_quota_mode “fill” //Determines the type of quota. Allowed values: ‘normal’, ‘fill’, and ‘match
// Logging

//log on //This is set to turn on logging!
sv_log_onefile “0″ //Log server information to only one file.
sv_logbans “0″ //Log server bans in the server logs.
sv_logecho “1″ //Echo log information to the console.
sv_logfile “1″ //Log server information in the log file.
sv_logflush “0″ //Flush the log file to disk on each write (slow).
sv_logsdir “0″ //Folder in the game directory where server logs will be stored.
// Server Rates

sv_maxcmdrate “200″ //(If sv_mincmdrate is > 0), this sets the maximum value for cl_cmdrate.
sv_maxrate “200″ //Max bandwidth rate allowed on server, 0 == unlimited
sv_mincmdrate “10″ //This sets the minimum value for cl_cmdrate. 0 == unlimited.
sv_minrate “5000″ //Min bandwidth rate allowed on server, 0 == unlimited
//CVARS for bhopping
sv_accelerate “10″ //Acceleration. Default 10
sv_friction “4″ //World friction. Default 4
sv_staminajumpcost “.1″ //Stamina penalty for jumping. Default .1
sv_staminalandcost “.1″ //Stamina penalty for landing. Default .1
sv_staminamax “80″ //Maximum stamina penalty. Degault 80
sv_staminarecoveryrate “50″ //Rate at which stamina recovers (units/sec). Default 50

// Money cvars

mp_startmoney “400″ //Amount of money each player gets when they reset.
mp_maxmoney “16000″ //Maximum amount of money allowed in a player’s account.
cash_team_terrorist_win_bomb “2200″ //How much the team will win for the bomb.
cash_team_elimination_hostage_map “2200″ //How much a player earns when they eliminate all hostages.
cash_team_elimination_bomb_map “2200″ //How much the team will win when the bomb is eliminated.
cash_team_win_by_time_running_out “2200″ //How much the team will win when the time runs out.
cash_team_win_by_defusing_bomb “2200″ //How much the team will win when bomb has been defused.
cash_team_win_by_hostage_rescue “2200″ //How much the team will win when all hostages have been rescued.
cash_team_loser_bonus “2000″ //How much the team will win when when the team looses.
cash_team_loser_bonus_consecutive_rounds “500″ //How much the team will win when the team looses consecutive rounds.
cash_team_rescued_hostage “100″ //How much the team will win when team has recued a hostage.
cash_team_hostage_alive “0″ //How much the team will win when a hostage is still alive
cash_team_planted_bomb_but_defused “200″ //How much the team will win when when a team has planted a bomb and been defused
cash_team_hostage_interaction “50″ //How much the team will win when hostages are saved
cash_player_killed_teammate “-3300″ //How much the player will loose when a teamate has been team killed
cash_player_killed_enemy_default “200″ //How much the player will win when killing an enemy
cash_player_killed_enemy_factor “0.5″ //How much the player will win when killing an enemy
cash_player_bomb_planted “200″ //How much the player will win when the bomb has been planted.
cash_player_bomb_defused “200″ //How much the player will win when the bomb has been defused
cash_player_rescued_hostage “200″ //How much the player will win when rescuing hostages
cash_player_interact_with_hostage “0″ //How much the player will win when interacting with hostages
cash_player_damage_hostage “-30″ //How much the player will loose when demaging a hostage
cash_player_killed_hostage “-1000″ //How much the player will loose when a hostage has been killed
// Voting Options

sv_allow_votes “1″ //Turns server voting on and off.
sv_vote_allow_spectators “0″ //Allow spectators to vote?”
sv_vote_command_delay “2″ //How long after a vote passes until the action happens
sv_vote_creation_time “120″ //How often someone can individually call a vote.
sv_vote_failure_timer “300″ //A vote that fails cannot be re-submitted for this long
sv_vote_quorum_ratio “0″ //The minimum ratio of players needed to vote on an issue to resolve it.
sv_vote_timer_duration “15″ //How long to allow voting on an issue

 

sv_lan “0″ //This should always be set, so you know it’s not on
sv_region “255″ //The region of the world to report this server in.
sv_tags “CSGODEV” //Server tags. Used to provide extra information to clients when they’re browsing
for servers
writeid
writeip
exec banned_user.cfg
exec banned_ip.cfg

• How do i get more then 5v5?

Command Line
Set -maxplayers in the command line to desired server slotcount.

Gamemodes.txt
Under every map there is a minplayers setting and a maxplayers setting. By default they all are 10. Change both of them for every map in the gamemodes.txt to 30.

Server.cfg
Set your desired bot count in the server.cfg with the bot_quota cvar.

• Server stuck on map, wont cycle.

If your server just stays on the same map instead of cycling through the maplist then you need to add this to your server.cfg file.

mp_match_end_restart 0

• My server wont show up on the server list.

If your CS:GO server wont show up on the Server browser and your running Windows then here is the fix.

Ensure sv_region is set.

Example: sv_region 255

Here is the legend.
0 US – East
1 US – West
2 South America
3 Europe
4 Asia
5 Australia
6 Middle East
7 Africa
255 World (default)

Run SteamCMD before starting the server. Once the server is running you can close SteamCMD. Every server after that will work as well. If all of the servers are terminated then you must do this again.

• How do I change weapon properties/characteristics?

There is a scripts folder inside of the csgo folder. Inside you will see many files but the ones you are looking for have the prefix “weapon_”

so for AK47 you will find the file weapon_ak47, for AWP the file would be weapon_awp and so on.

If your poking around in these files and you dont know what your doing you should prolly seek help or back the ones your editing up and do the guess and see method. Editing these files will mess the game up if your not careful.

The directories are here:

Client: Installdirectory:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Counter-Strike Global Offensive\csgo\scripts

Server: Installdirectory:\csgo\scripts

• How do I change friendly fire?

To change friendly fire you need to change mp_friendlyfire in the gamemodes.txt under the mode your server is running.

mp_friendlyfire 0 means its off and you CAN NOT do damage to team mates.

mp_friendlyfire 1 means its on and you CAN do damage to team mates.

• Maps wont rotate after round limit reached.

Add “mp_match_end_restart 0″ under the mode your server is running in the gamemodes.txt file.