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Topic # 95484 5-Jan-2012 21:24 Send private message

I cant believe it but I had a gift certificate through fishpond and purchased CSS with four other Source games included. I know it is not cutting edge graphics when compared to today FPS titles however I have not played that game since the old days of lanparties at the local internet cafe however someone told me people still play this game. So I purchased and I hope is as fun as it was in the old days. Im considering getting Counter Strike Glogal Offensive but have anyone here test it is it any good?


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  Reply # 565142 6-Jan-2012 07:12 Send private message

I still play CSS occasionally, usually on the Gameplanet servers. Otherwise it seems to have a dwindling community in NZ....




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  Reply # 565224 6-Jan-2012 09:58 Send private message

xpd; that is cool you still play CSS occasionally so please tell me is it still protected by VAC2 as I quit playing at some stage due to hackers raging but I dont care any more as for occasional shooting and team playing fun.

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  Reply # 565238 6-Jan-2012 10:09 Send private message

http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/servers/

Most players use the Assault map which is set to a short timer which makes for a fast action filled game - its the only map used for that particular server.

Im pretty sure theyre VAC secured, the admins are pretty onto it when it comes to stupid players anyway.

Orcon also run a server but noone seemed to be interested in joining so I gave up on it.




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  Reply # 565262 6-Jan-2012 10:42 Send private message

CS:S is still quite big in NZ. I know of dozens of NZ players who play at least daily. In terms of servers the best NZ servers I find are the flickshot.co.nz ones, they have really proactive admins and usually have 40-50 players on them at night.







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  Reply # 565356 6-Jan-2012 14:08 Send private message

thanks for reply. Im so happy to hear people still play CSS and yes servers with lots of people are heaps of fun.


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  Reply # 569565 16-Jan-2012 18:09 Send private message

My retail Counter Strike Source arrived after 26 days of waiting to arrive from Fishpond. 
I install it the game and required online connection then when I click to play ofline it saids game is not ready to be played then I tried online and I was required to setup a steam account then once i log into steam....GRRR steam does not let me play the game unless I download over 4GB of files WTF. It appears as it wants to download the game even thought is already in the hard drive.

I got slow broadband....capped ....not too happy I cant even play ofline.

Just wanted to share with you guys that,


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  Reply # 569569 16-Jan-2012 18:23 Send private message

Hmm... is it actually downloading tho or just looking like it is ? (check Steam bandwidth monitor)

Otherwise, do you know anyone else with Steam ? Go leach their folder :)




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  Reply # 569622 16-Jan-2012 20:24 Send private message

xpd: yes it is actually downloading the game and you are so brilliant about this " do you know anyone else with Steam ? Go leach their folder :) " because in fact I do know someone with steam and CSS.

thanks,

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  Reply # 569628 16-Jan-2012 20:42 Send private message

I still play CSS myself, and when my mates and I (rarely) have LANs together its the main game that we play. Its good suits those with older computers and is still epic!
Plus its great if you have memories of LAN'ing CS1.6 back in the day

You can get it for less than $10 regularly on Steam during sales

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  Reply # 569646 16-Jan-2012 21:03 Send private message

We mainly play COD:MW at LANs... CSS still gets a look in but not as much as it did pre-COD ;)

Got LAN end of next month, so looking forward to some CSS during that :D




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  Reply # 569696 16-Jan-2012 22:54 Send private message

the DtK servers on CSS are the best ones to play on :D (my clan)




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  Reply # 569709 16-Jan-2012 23:53 Send private message

Same for me I remember those days of LAN parties and clubs playing CSS all night.
But if people still play it why not to play it again as I remember how awesome it was CSS. My favorite thing playing CSS was that games were short and intense also challenging when evenly match games.

Good to hear LAN parties still around with modern games Im considering buying MW3 but I worry I would be spending way to much time playing it.. haha,


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  Reply # 570000 17-Jan-2012 16:21 Send private message

I use to back when it first came out as a Half life 1 mod then I tried Americas Army online (now up to 3rd release) same game style you die you wait for round to end just not as quick as CC is.




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  Reply # 572759 24-Jan-2012 14:19 Send private message

Casually now.  And I agree, DtK servers is probably the craziest one for aus/nz. ;)



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  Reply # 573108 25-Jan-2012 10:44 Send private message

Im back playing CSS once or twice a week and wow sure is as fun as remembered. 
NZ servers are cool.

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