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Old 02-10-2012, 02:53 PM   #1
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Problems with console

I'm having problems opening the console in a whole bunch of source games (mainly HL2 and Gmod). I'm checking the "enable developer console" and press the default button. Nothing happens. Then I tried to change the console key to another button, didn't work eighter.

Please help. I need to see what's wrong with my Source SDK map in the console, as I can't load it :/
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Old 02-10-2012, 03:37 PM   #2
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Verify the cache files then restart Steam.
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Old 02-10-2012, 03:43 PM   #3
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Thanks. I'll try it now. Be back in a sec

Edit: Still doesn't work :/
Am I like the only one in the world with this problem? Becuse my friends can open the console at will

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Old 02-10-2012, 04:35 PM   #4
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Just checking...

What is your "default" console key?

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Old 02-10-2012, 05:01 PM   #5
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It's the § key. Above tab, below Esc and beside 1
and I tried to change the key, but it didn't work

Beware that I'm using a swedish keyboard, so it might differ from the ones you're using.
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Old 02-10-2012, 11:12 PM   #6
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Okay, try deleting the clientregisty.blob then restarting Steam.
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Old 02-11-2012, 02:17 AM   #7
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Ok, I tried it but it didn't work :/
Then I tried switching keys but it still didn't work. AND the "enable dev console" was checked

Edit: I think I know what's wrong. As this is not an english or US keyboard, some of my keys are shuffled to give room for 3 extra letters. Noticed it when I set the key to / on my keyboard and it shoved up as -.
Don't know if this is the case, but I'll try facerolling

And didn't work

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Old 02-14-2012, 05:41 AM   #8
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Same problem...can't open console on any HL game...
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Old 02-14-2012, 02:29 PM   #9
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You could try the brute-force method of testing every key, making sure it didn't get bound to the wrong key. I've had problems with key bindings refusing to update before, and it would explain why re-binding it didn't work. I kind of doubt it, but you never know.
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Old 02-15-2012, 07:57 AM   #10
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So Console doesn't open at all? Have you tried it in both main menu and in game? In half life 2 console commands are availiable in game.
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:30 AM   #11
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Also, try running the game with the -toconsole launch option. Supposedly, it launches the game directly in the console.
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Old 02-15-2012, 01:10 PM   #12
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Also, try running the game with the -toconsole launch option. Supposedly, it launches the game directly in the console.
If I'm not mistaken, the actual command is -console. Go to Half Life 2 (or any other Source game) in your library, right click to "Properties," go to "Set Launch Options," then enter "-console" without the quotes. This will force the game to start with the console open, which you can then use to do a number of things.

Additionally, you can potentially circumvent your problem by keeping the console open when you load a saved game, then when you press "Esc" to pause the game the console should open in addition to the pause menu.
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:44 AM   #13
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If I'm not mistaken, the actual command is -console.
I just checked the developer wiki, and according to it, "-console" only enables the console.
"-toconsole" starts with it open. Perhaps try setting both?
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Old 02-25-2012, 05:47 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by mes_gots_its View Post
If I'm not mistaken, the actual command is -console. Go to Half Life 2 (or any other Source game) in your library, right click to "Properties," go to "Set Launch Options," then enter "-console" without the quotes. This will force the game to start with the console open, which you can then use to do a number of things.

Additionally, you can potentially circumvent your problem by keeping the console open when you load a saved game, then when you press "Esc" to pause the game the console should open in addition to the pause menu.
I'll try this now, thanks

And sometimes the console acts spooky. It showed up once when I was checking out Source SDK, but then it dissapeared and I havn't seen it since

Edit: It worked with "-toconsole", just wondring if this will work for Gmod or and other valve games too

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