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Old 07-09-2005, 11:21 PM   #1
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How do I disable automatic sound downloads from Source servers?
Are you tired of downloading sounds (i.e. "Headshot", "Ultra Kill", "First Blood", "Mmmmmmonster Kill", etc.) from CS:S servers? Well, add this cvar to your autoexec.cfg file, and you will not have to download sounds from the server:
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cl_downloadfilter "nosounds"
How do I create an autoexec.cfg file?
  1. Open Notepad (Start button >> Programs >> Accessories >> Notepad)
  2. Type the above code in the Notepad file.
  3. Click File >> Save. In the "Save as type" box select "All Files." Then type "autoexec.cfg" (without the quotes) as the "File Name".
  4. Save the file to your cfg folder.
Once you have done this how do you know you have done it correctly?
Type "cl_downloadfilter" in the console; then press enter. You should see the following:
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] cl_downloadfilter
"cl_downloadfilter" = "nosounds" ( def. "all" )
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 - Determines which files can be downloaded from the server (all, none, nosounds)
If you see that exact code, then you have the cvar set to not download sounds.

What games does this work with?
- Counter-Strike: Source
- Day of Defeat: Source
- Half-Life 2: Deathmatch

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Old 07-09-2005, 11:25 PM   #2
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It is new - It's not in the Complete list of CVAR .txt's
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Old 07-09-2005, 11:26 PM   #3
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It is new - It's not in the Complete list of CVAR .txt's
ok

I did search the "complete list" and didn't find it...
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Old 07-09-2005, 11:28 PM   #4
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I guess they wanted a CS'er to find it and spread the word!
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Old 07-10-2005, 12:16 AM   #5
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I guess they wanted a CS'er to find it and spread the word!
Hmm, CSN news worthy though?



Great find. Going to add it to my autoexec right now.
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Old 07-10-2005, 12:18 AM   #6
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Very nice find. I have a total of 233 downloaded sound files in my folder. Time to remove them and add one single text line to my autoexec.cfg. Thanks.
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Old 07-10-2005, 12:20 AM   #7
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this is awsome great find
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Old 07-10-2005, 12:31 AM   #8
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Players can select from 'all' (default), 'none', or 'sounds'.
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Old 07-10-2005, 12:50 AM   #9
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It works quite well.

I'm PMing SMASH (MATT has no PM's AFAIK) with subject Re: DISABLE SOUNDS with a server IP that uploads sounds and sound won't download if 'cl_downloadfilter nosounds' is set.

It works. Thanks VALVe.
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Old 07-10-2005, 12:56 AM   #10
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I <3 MATT.
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Old 07-10-2005, 01:10 AM   #11
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It's already in your config.cfg. But, it's set to "all" not "nosounds".

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Old 07-10-2005, 01:11 AM   #12
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Great... we know about the midgets, the FPS issues, the netcode, the POV, the animations... now think of all the ways they've managed to screw this game over that they HAVEN'T told us about...
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Old 07-10-2005, 01:15 AM   #13
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hey matt i know this is off subject.. but are vavle going to fix the update and stuff soon?

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Old 07-10-2005, 01:19 AM   #14
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Great... we know about the midgets, the FPS issues, the netcode, the POV, the animations... now think of all the ways they've managed to screw this game over that they HAVEN'T told us about...
That's durned depressing.

A very wanted feature gets enabled and you're jarateed off.
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Old 07-10-2005, 01:20 AM   #15
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THANK YOU MATT!!!!! I COULD KISS YOU IF IT WEREN'T FOR THE FACT THAT I HAVE A GIRLFRIEND.
Why let that stop you?

Too bad it wasn't Blinxx who found it.
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