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Starting on CS?

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by smoove, 14 Jan 2006.

  1. smoove

    Soldato

    Joined: 15 Dec 2002

    Posts: 5,390

    Hi there I want to start playing counter strike, but all this talk about Half life, half life 2, counter strike source, im a little confused on what to get?

    My mate said I can buy it online and then download and run it? Ta
     
  2. OzZie

    Mobster

    Joined: 9 Jul 2004

    Posts: 4,525

    Location: Nottingham

    If you go down to a local Tesco store, you can pick up CS:Source, CS1.6 and Day Of Defeat Source for £20. That doesn't come with HL2 though.

    Wait for DaveyD to arrive. He's your man. :) ;)
     
  3. m3csl2004

    Hitman

    Joined: 17 Jun 2005

    Posts: 621

    Location: Sheffield

    go to the halflife part of the big games sticky :)

    here

    see you sometime maybe ;)
     
  4. sharingan_sasuk

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 8 Apr 2004

    Posts: 2,054

    Or buy it someone online for £15 ;)

    You shouldn't find it too hard to pick up a copy of HL2 for less than £20 as well, which comes with the HL2 game and Counter-Strike: Source, but does NOT come with Day of Defeat: Source (which is why I got the above package instead, plus I don't play HL2 anyways).
     
  5. king_kenny

    Gangster

    Joined: 4 Oct 2004

    Posts: 381

    Location: NortH ShieldS !!!!

    Amazon.co.uk - counter strike - source! !! i only payed £13 :)
     
  6. dread base

    Gangster

    Joined: 16 Nov 2005

    Posts: 178

    Counter Strike Source is the newest version thats the one you need. Download Steam which is the program you need to have to play Counter Strike Srouce.
    Download Here

    Create an account. Then once all that is done you click store which is a tab near the top. Then when you click that you can choose what game you want. Once you have bought it you have to download it which will take around 4 or 5 hours depending on your connection speed. Once that is done load it up click options and choose a name you can change your name in Counter stike when ever you want. Then visit my server :). To join a server click find servers. To add a server click favourites and add a server tab. Put my ip in 195.242.236.135:27025. Hope this helped. Oh by the way the game are in dollars but theyre cheaper in pounds cs should be £13. Hope this helped.
     
  7. Naffa

    Capodecina

    Joined: 4 Sep 2005

    Posts: 11,455

    Location: Bristol

    how good is your pc mate? your looking at a high end athlon xp with something like a 9800pro for css at max. if not csv1.6 is good also.
     
  8. Psypher5

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 11 Jan 2005

    Posts: 9,973

    Location: Birmingham

    If you wait a little bit theres a platinum pack coming out from EA. *Dear God is all I have to say..* contains all the source games in a neat little package :)
     
  9. Gimpymoo

    Capodecina

    Joined: 31 May 2005

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    Location: Nottingham

    ROFL

    My thoughts EXACTLY... Time to start a new thread
     
  10. DaveyD

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 19 Jan 2003

    Posts: 12,646

    Location: Warwickshire

    Ideally, you want to buy it offline, as you get far more value for your money than you do on Steam.

    Check out the Steam FAQ in my sig for specific packages, or look at the Steam website.

    Counter-Strike, if you're new to the whole thing, I'd suggest going straight for Counter-Strike: Source, as you'll probably enjoy it more because of the graphics. It may or may not run like a bit of a dog on your system, depending on what you own.

    For Counter-Strike: Source, you want to try getting hold of the Original Half-Life 2 new, as that comes with Half-Life 2, CS:S, HL2: DM.

    If you just want CS:S, then you can buy it individually retail pretty cheaply, and it comes with Day of Defeat: Source. Only downside to this is that you wont own Half-Life 2 then, and wouldn't be able to use any new modifications for the Source Engine until you own Half-Life 2. But if you want to just play CS:S, then you'd be okay.

    If you want classic CS 1.6, get yourself a copy of Counter-Strike 1: Anthology, can be had for <£10 retail, and contains all the other Counter-Strike variants (excluding CS:S), CS1.6, CS: Condition Zero.
     
  11. DarkShadow

    Capodecina

    Joined: 14 Apr 2004

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    Location: Sheffield

    I wouldn't fear him, he's a pro noob ;) :D
     
  12. Andelusion

    Capodecina

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    Location: Huddersfield

    Says the mentor :p
     
  13. uknorthboy

    Gangster

    Joined: 30 Oct 2005

    Posts: 351

    You wont regret getting into CSS I love it :) Just a thought is there a demo?
     
  14. smoove

    Soldato

    Joined: 15 Dec 2002

    Posts: 5,390

    Its a 3ghz p4 HT, 1gb Ram, and a 9700 pro with 2mb zen, is that any good?
     
  15. nO}{8

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 25 Jun 2004

    Posts: 1,569

    Location: in the clouds

    should be fine. the settings will play well on medium to high. (I love the source engine its so scalable and outputs high fps:))
     
  16. smoove

    Soldato

    Joined: 15 Dec 2002

    Posts: 5,390

    Ok, I've gone for the steam account download pack :Source premier pack.
    I like the idea of downloading, saves me heading off to the shops :)
     
  17. DarkShadow

    Capodecina

    Joined: 14 Apr 2004

    Posts: 11,735

    Location: Sheffield

    Lies!!!

    Ask M3 and Phantom (If he's lurking around) :(
     
  18. ScarySquirrel

    Capodecina

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    Posts: 23,547

    Location: South East


    EA? or did i miss the joke?
     
  19. Psypher5

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 11 Jan 2005

    Posts: 9,973

    Location: Birmingham

    No joke I'm afraid