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Counter-Strike (Windows)

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Counter-Strike

Developers: The Counter-Strike Team, Valve
Publishers: Sierra Entertainment, Valve (Steam)
Platforms: Windows, Mac OS X, Linux
Released in US: November 8, 2000, October 6, 2004 (Steam), February 5, 2013 (Mac OS X, Linux)


GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
ItemsIcon.png This game has unused items.
SoundIcon.png This game has unused sounds.
TextIcon.png This game has unused text.
RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.


ProtoIcon.png This game has a prototype article

This cactus is UNDER CONSTRUCTION
This article is a work in progress.
...Well, all the articles here are, in a way. But this one moreso, and the article may contain incomplete information and editor's notes.
So very stubbly.
This page is rather stubbly and could use some expansion.
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Counter-Strike started as a Half-Life mod. It's one of the most popular mods out there even to this day. It got so popular, Valve went as far to make it official, and eventually gimp the game to get people to switch to its successor.

Unused Text

Team Hiring

It appears that there were plans for hiring teammates. In the GameUI.dll file, there is text that reads:

%s is not available for hiring!

"%s" would stand for the member you were trying to hire.

Unused Weapons/Equipment

The game has several unused graphics for weapons and equipment that could be leftovers from the unreleased Gearbox Software version of Counter-Strike: Condition Zero.

  • CS Grenade: A smoke grenade that can damage players that are near its smoke. Two HUD icons and a kill icon remain.
  • Flare: Two HUD icons and a kill icon for it still exist. Strangely, an unused flare model can be found in Half-Life.
  • Gas Mask: A gas mask to most likely combat the effects of the CS Grenade. Only two HUD icons remain.
  • M60: Going Rambo on Terrorist? Sounds fun, but sadly only a HUD icon and kill icon remain. This weapon has reappeared in Counter-Strike: Condition Zero Deleted Scenes.
  • M72 LAW: A rocket launcher strangely called "LAW Grenade". You all know whats left. This weapon has reappeared in Counter-Strike: Condition Zero Deleted Scenes.
  • Machete: Two HUD icons and a kill icon shows it was going to be in the game at one time. Interestingly enough, the icons resemble a Kukri rather than a machete.
  • Molotov Cocktail: Only HUD and kill icons are left, but reappears in Global Offensive!

Unused Sounds

Unused Radio commands

Elementary, my dear Cactus.
This needs some investigation.
Discuss ideas and findings on the talk page.
Specifically: Investigate if there's more sounds left unused.
Audio Transcript
Circle around back.
Ok team, follow my command.
Flank them!

Leftovers from Previous Versions

These sounds are leftovers from de_vegas, a map introduced in Beta 7.0 that was removed from 1.6 because of issues with textures.

Lv_elvis

Lv_fruit1

Lv_fruit2

Lv_fruitwin

Lv_jubilee

Lv_neon

Regional Differences

The USK 16 German version has much of the same censorship featured in Half-Life, such as having enemies sit down and shake their head when they get shot and turning the blood yellow. In addition, every hostage uses the same character model, removing the researcher models. The German Steam version, rated USK 18, completely removes the blood.


(Source: Schnittberichte)