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lkevil
05-11-2010, 12:11 PM
Counter Strike beta out now:

Available immediately, Valve has launched an extensive update to Counter-Strike: Source, now in beta. The update includes a host of new features and functionality developed in collaboration with Hidden Path Studios.

This beta will run for a limited time, and once complete, the update will be deployed to all Counter-Strike: Source owners for free via Steam.


Please submit any bugs or feedback on the Counter-Strike: Source Beta forum

Features new to the beta

* 144 achievements added
* New lifetime player stats and summary screens
* New match player stats and summary screens
* New end of round display with MVP and interesting fact about a player
* Updated scoreboard with new icons, visual style, MVP stars, and avatar pictures
* New cinematic death camera
* New domination and revenge system
* Added avatar icons to voice chat, scoreboard, and end of round display
* Incorporated many source engine updates

http://store.steampowered.com/app/260/

icefox
05-11-2010, 12:13 PM
Yea, i am soo HAPPPY!


Downloading now, i will also host a server

mr.darky
05-11-2010, 12:14 PM
Wow, didn't see a CS:S update coming... Good to see; hopefully VALVe and Hidden Path Studios will be able to breathe some life back into the game!

timdorr
05-11-2010, 12:14 PM
Actually, that's a good question: Does this client work with older servers or does it need a beta server to run?

V_Racer
05-11-2010, 12:15 PM
This is so great.
Time to dust off good ol' cs from virtual shelf.

moocow21
05-11-2010, 12:17 PM
How do I download it?

I go to the beta page on Steam and click on play but it just launches regular CS:S and it didn't download anything.

Estel
05-11-2010, 12:19 PM
Actually, that's a good question: Does this client work with older servers or does it need a beta server to run?

There are beta servers starting to come up now.

Kirix21
05-11-2010, 12:19 PM
woot.

Woofer
05-11-2010, 12:19 PM
Downloading!

LATTEH
05-11-2010, 12:20 PM
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOTTTTT!!!!!!!!!

PepsiDude002
05-11-2010, 12:20 PM
It doesn't work for me. I restarted steam and it doesn't download the beta.

AltairITA
05-11-2010, 12:21 PM
WOOOOOT

Zips
05-11-2010, 12:21 PM
Fantastic... :)

(OP: Edit "Availalbe" in the thread title? Should be "Available"

viehrea_siili
05-11-2010, 12:22 PM
WHEEE!

Maybe I start playing cs:s again now :P

SirPorkchop
05-11-2010, 12:22 PM
So is this on Orange Box engine... or the latest version of Source?

BFishY
05-11-2010, 12:22 PM
They should add a BETA in the name... I was confused too >.>

lkevil
05-11-2010, 12:23 PM
Fantastic... :)

(OP: Edit "Availalbe" in the thread title? Should be "Available"

I know, was so excited. I don't know how to edit thread titles.

LATTEH
05-11-2010, 12:23 PM
what source engine version is it orange box or l4ds engine?

icefox
05-11-2010, 12:24 PM
OB/2007 source engine

Anyways, i will go ingame and check what version!

duncans.pumpkin
05-11-2010, 12:24 PM
Wooooo

Blaze_04
05-11-2010, 12:27 PM
Great News..Legend is back again!!

icefox
05-11-2010, 12:27 PM
Yes, its running OB, i can tell by the Folders!

SKiLLY2
05-11-2010, 12:28 PM
So, the store page says "Available immediately." I click install game and it says "success added to steam account" etc. and then I'm supposed to launch css to try it out but as far as I can tell it's just the same version?

BFishY
05-11-2010, 12:29 PM
Does it have a seperate launch exe? cause all I have is Counter-Strike:Source in my list...

icefox
05-11-2010, 12:29 PM
You guys should have another game on your list!

BFishY
05-11-2010, 12:30 PM
You guys should have another game on your list!

I don't. I clicked install game from the beta link they game me...

!|> ToX <|!
05-11-2010, 12:31 PM
Does it have a seperate launch exe? cause all I have is Counter-Strike:Source in my list...

It is a different launch .exe named "Counter-Strike: Source Beta".

Thegreenthing16
05-11-2010, 12:32 PM
So exited!

BFishY
05-11-2010, 12:32 PM
It is a different launch .exe named "Counter-Strike: Source Beta".

Great another event I'll miss out on... :/

Sherlok Holms
05-11-2010, 12:33 PM
How I may install beta?
I click on a "Play Game" button in store, but Steam goes to the library and highlight old CSS :/

SECURITEH
05-11-2010, 12:34 PM
Actually, that's a good question: Does this client work with older servers or does it need a beta server to run?

It runs on a more modern version of the Source engine so separate servers are needed.

Stan3k
05-11-2010, 12:34 PM
I don't. I clicked install game from the beta link they game me...

See the sticky thread if it doesn't appear in your games list: http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1263725

BFishY
05-11-2010, 12:35 PM
See the sticky thread: http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1263725

thnx +10 rep

liamsharkey
05-11-2010, 12:38 PM
i cant wait 2 play

icefox
05-11-2010, 12:38 PM
Guys, it also uses Cloud!

[Cloud]: Default setting with remote data non-existent, sync all
execing config_default.cfg
[Cloud]: SUCCEESS saving cfg/config.cfg in remote storage

Sherlok Holms
05-11-2010, 12:39 PM
See the sticky thread if it doesn't appear in your games list: http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1263725
Oh, thanks.

GHRobson
05-11-2010, 12:40 PM
Cool!

DeKay
05-11-2010, 12:41 PM
steam://install/260

faemir
05-11-2010, 01:04 PM
Didn't see this coming - awesome!

raphu604
05-11-2010, 01:11 PM
will there be a separate SDK or will it be the same as before just in the Orange Box engine tab?

henri22
05-11-2010, 01:13 PM
Anyone mind posting a couple of screenshots of how the game looks now?

RedRumy3
05-11-2010, 01:13 PM
About Time!!


Bomb Explosion is awesome, Multi-core support i waited forever for it!!

Thanks Valve!!!

T@F
05-11-2010, 01:22 PM
just asking here i'm downloading the beta now.
once its released will the beta be taken off our account?
and then implanted into the game?

as of now i have ccs and css beta in my steam account.

IvanDoomer
05-11-2010, 01:23 PM
instructions for beta dedicated servers?

Tornum
05-11-2010, 01:23 PM
Looks like beta is down again.

catalyst4cs
05-11-2010, 01:31 PM
Its open for like how long. I am hosting a server for it so I go to install that and when I come back to get the client....Its says the slots are full.........WTF????

Please open more slots!

skoops
05-11-2010, 01:31 PM
Been trying to log into a sever for the last 20 minutes nothing.

Even tried to create my own server then it crashed..still happy tho :D

catalyst4cs
05-11-2010, 01:35 PM
Here is your dedicated server instructions. You need to run the update tool with the following parameters.

hldsupdatetool.exe -command update -game "cssbeta" -dir

That will get you dedicated server installed. HOWEVER, I installed a server on our box and came back 10 mins later to get the client and it says the beta is full...........

IvanDoomer
05-11-2010, 01:37 PM
Here is your dedicated server instructions. You need to run the update tool with the following parameters.

hldsupdatetool.exe -command update -game "cssbeta" -dir

That will get you dedicated server installed. HOWEVER, I installed a server on our box and came back 10 mins later to get the client and it says the beta is full...........

tyvm =) downloading content, 11%, soon i will open a css beta brazilian server

halfman010
05-11-2010, 02:49 PM
Why is there a limit on the slots?!?!? Everyone who bought the game and had it sense the release should get the beta!!