Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

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ButtholeBanana Oct 15, 2014 @ 2:39pm
Cs won't open after resolution change
I accidentally set the resolution to random 4:3 resolution when I was trying to change it back from 720p back to 800*600 and now cs won't open. I've tried uninstalling it and that hasn't worked either. It goes to a black screen and flashes every few seconds when I open it.
Last edited by ButtholeBanana; Oct 15, 2014 @ 2:39pm
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NATSU Oct 15, 2014 @ 2:43pm 
-w 800 -h 600 in your launch options.

w is width
h is height.

You can use whatever you want.
Last edited by NATSU; Oct 15, 2014 @ 2:44pm
ButtholeBanana Oct 15, 2014 @ 2:46pm 
Originally posted by NATSU:
-w 800 -h 600 in your launch options.

w is width
h is height.

You can use whatever you want.

How do I put that in my launch options?
NATSU Oct 15, 2014 @ 2:49pm 
Originally posted by ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥Banana:
Originally posted by NATSU:
-w 800 -h 600 in your launch options.

w is width
h is height.

You can use whatever you want.

How do I put that in my launch options?
Go to your library and right click on CS GO. Go to proprieties then click on launch options. Type that there. Also type -novid to get over the annoying intro when you start the game.
ButtholeBanana Oct 15, 2014 @ 2:54pm 
Originally posted by NATSU:
Originally posted by ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥Banana:

How do I put that in my launch options?
Go to your library and right click on CS GO. Go to proprieties then click on launch options. Type that there. Also type -novid to get over the annoying intro when you start the game.
I just tried it and it didn't work but it might be on my part. Could you tell me what exactly I have to type in so I can copy and paste it in?
NATSU Oct 15, 2014 @ 2:57pm 
Originally posted by ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥Banana:
Originally posted by NATSU:
Go to your library and right click on CS GO. Go to proprieties then click on launch options. Type that there. Also type -novid to get over the annoying intro when you start the game.
I just tried it and it didn't work but it might be on my part. Could you tell me what exactly I have to type in so I can copy and paste it in?

-w 800 -h 600
235U Oct 15, 2014 @ 2:57pm 
Originally posted by ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥Banana:
I accidentally set the resolution to random 4:3 resolution when I was trying to change it back from 720p back to 800*600 and now cs won't open. I've tried uninstalling it and that hasn't worked either. It goes to a black screen and flashes every few seconds when I open it.

Try the "Guide" that I wrote... Here is the link: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=324968618
Last edited by 235U; Oct 15, 2014 @ 3:00pm
pike Oct 15, 2014 @ 2:57pm 
in steamapps\common\Counter-Strike Global Offensive\csgo\cfg you will find several .txt files ,some are videodefault.txt and video.txt , videochange(big number) .txt , set those to a res that your monitor supports


"setting.csm_quality_level" "3"
"setting.mat_software_aa_strength" "1"
"VendorID" "4318"
"DeviceID" "4484"
"setting.fullscreen" "1"
"setting.nowindowborder" "0"
"setting.aspectratiomode" "1"
"setting.mat_vsync" "0"
"setting.mat_triplebuffered" "0"
"setting.mat_monitorgamma" "2.200000"
"setting.mat_queue_mode" "-1"
"setting.mat_motion_blur_enabled" "0"
"setting.cpu_level" "2"
"setting.videoconfig_version" "1"
"setting.mem_level" "2"
"setting.gpu_mem_level" "2"
"setting.defaultres" "1600"
"setting.defaultresheight" "900"
"setting.gpu_level" "2"
"setting.mat_antialias" "0"
"setting.mat_forceaniso" "0"
"setting.mat_grain_scale_override" "1"

"setting.defaultres" "1600"
"setting.defaultresheight" "900" change these


Last edited by pike; Oct 15, 2014 @ 3:00pm
pike Oct 15, 2014 @ 3:02pm 
and you might need to change aspect ratio too
ButtholeBanana Oct 15, 2014 @ 3:15pm 
Originally posted by NATSU:
Originally posted by ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥Banana:
I just tried it and it didn't work but it might be on my part. Could you tell me what exactly I have to type in so I can copy and paste it in?

-w 800 -h 600
Thank you so much, that worked, I just need to restart my computer before doing it. Everything's fine now, thanks for everyones help
NATSU Oct 15, 2014 @ 4:36pm 
Originally posted by ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥Banana:
Originally posted by NATSU:

-w 800 -h 600
Thank you so much, that worked, I just need to restart my computer before doing it. Everything's fine now, thanks for everyones help
np :) You can remove those lines now if you want otherwise you wont be able to use any other resolution since the game will always launch itself with 600 and 800 due to them being in the launch options. :)
ButtholeBanana Oct 15, 2014 @ 4:39pm 
Originally posted by NATSU:
Originally posted by ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥Banana:
Thank you so much, that worked, I just need to restart my computer before doing it. Everything's fine now, thanks for everyones help
np :) You can remove those lines now if you want otherwise you wont be able to use any other resolution since the game will always launch itself with 600 and 800 due to them being in the launch options. :)
Alright I'll remember that, thanks so much.
✪N1fty Nov 29, 2016 @ 3:56pm 
An easier way is to open troubleshooting option(If your on windows)and click trouble shoot programs click not listed and click brows and the find the csgo files select them and trouble shoot it then click run as prevoius rersion and the click test program. csgo should open up and then all you have to do is change your res back to normal and then open csgo the normal way you would
Raj Singh Dec 27, 2016 @ 10:27pm 
Dude, I did that and it helped my game, but it looks like a Jew's arsecrack now, any help?
AnnieO Dec 27, 2016 @ 10:36pm 
Originally posted by peepedupchick:
Dude, I did that and it helped my game, but it looks like a Jew's arsecrack now, any help?

You know this thread is from 2014 so I doubt the "Dude" will be helping you. Delete the Cfg file and verify your game files.
Chris2964 Jan 2, 2017 @ 1:39pm 
The best way to fix this for me was the open NVIDIA GeForce Experience, select details for Counter Strike Global Offensive, click the wrench tool (Custom Settings) and change the resolution back to how it was.
hope this helps :)
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