Counter-Strike Source: Three years After
How is the jazzed up multiplayer shooter three years after its first publication. We told it in the following test.
As counter-strike: Source officially launched in October 2004, was the whining
in the clan size: the program is not so suitable for the E-sports, too many bugs and inaccurate weapon behavior would absurdity any fair competition. More than two years later, still the old counter strike is played in major tournaments such as the ESL (electronic Sports League) or the GameStar League. Because the source variant not enough even after several patches yet the demands of professionals. We have explored what has changed and still have to change in our missions in the game.
There was the release of counter-strike: source just nine official maps, is now double the number available. Among these are new editions of counter strike classic as the bomb scenario» de_nuke “or the hostages” cs_militia «.»
The new old playgrounds have been changed only subtly, are quick to learn so for connoisseurs of the originals. Completely fresh creations behind the name» cs_compound «or» de_port «.» The hostage map» cs_compound «is very rare in normal mode with all the weapons played; often, the server administrators disable the powerful sniper rifles, because otherwise the terrorist group enormously beneficiaries by level building hardly by the cops to crack.
HDR effects (high dynamic rendering) built into most cards now. So smart, the also look, they can be so annoying, because opponents through the Sun’s glare are much harder to detect. Most players therefore disable.
Where is the ammo?
Who started counter strike source the first time again after the last major changes by November 1 this year, might have wondered, that the ammunition purchase using the usual key combination not wanted to fold.
The announcement: Valve has introduced a new pricing system. Weekly prices are recalculated now of weapons, which are often purchased; the more players to a specific gun access, it will become more expensive. The game at our test games will almost $13,000 for the normally $650 Desert Eagle have cheap gun. To make sure the player without a tired cents on the cards, the game gives the maximum possible ammo to you after all when purchasing a gun. About B + 6 now enters the selection menu for Kevlar vest and helmet.
Because only about every fifth server participates in the system (that can be disabled through a simple command), but still issued free ammunition, players arrive to enough money for big guns such as the Arctic warfare Magnum sniper rifle now much faster. We find prima, because as a party can not permanently benefit from a weapon.
Everything at a glance
One of the recent innovations for Counterstrike source is the mini map. There was only a simple green radar screen, where you could see nearby members of your team and the location of the bombs, formerly in the upper-left corner of the screen the new mini map shows also routes of friends. Opponents again even by you or IH-ren team kameraden are marked there for a few seconds, even though they’re gone again from the point of view fields. This is useful only if you respond quickly on a sighting and better meet your adversaries. Three years have passed since the release of the game but Counter strike Source Hacks still plague the majority of servers and valve doesn’t seem to be able to stop the cheating epidemic,