Counter-Strike: Source

Counter-Strike: Source

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How To Enable The Developer Console
By DeNial
This guide describes the two easiest methods to enabling the developer console as well as giving information about what the developer console is used for.

This is also the first guide posted in the CS:S section, so STFU!
 
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Introduction
This is the first guide posted in this section, forgive me if it's sloppy. Mk?

Some people have been playing Counter-Strike: Source and don't know what a console is. The Developer Console is where you can execute multiple commands within the game to preform various tasks or give yourself an advantage if the server owner allows you to do so.
Requirements
What you will need is all of the following:

  • A Source Engine game (CS:S,HL2,TF2,etc...)
  • A brain
  • A keyboard
  • A monitor
Instructions
There are two methods to enable the develoepr console. Obviously one's a bit easier than the other, but I'll go over both.

First option:
  • Start CS:S (Or your source engine game of choice)
  • Click Options in the main menu screen. (See image 1 (Left image))
  • From there, click Advanced (See image 2 (Right top))
  • Tick the checkbox next to Enable Developer Console (~) (See image 3 (Right bottom))
  • Click "OK" on all of the screens.
  • Press the "~" key and the developer console should appear!


Because Valve doesn't understand how floats work

Second option:
NOTE: IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THE TILDE (~) KEY, USE THIS OPTION, THEN BIND A KEY TO toggleconsole. THIS WILL SAVE YOU A LOT OF TROUBLE!
  • Go to your game library
  • Right click on Counter-Strike: Source (Or your source engine game of choice)
  • Click Properties
  • Click Advanced
  • Type -console
  • Start your game and the developer console should appear automatically!

Enjoy!
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27 Comments
Chrlle Jan 2 @ 9:28am 
What is the "~" key?
☆︎Makkara-Markus Dec 29, 2018 @ 5:21am 
how i can bind it like i want to do bind z .... what i put there
MERT Dec 8, 2018 @ 6:35pm 
thx
cs2qr May 18, 2018 @ 6:26pm 
it under esc
cs2qr May 18, 2018 @ 6:26pm 
press ` people show it as ~
cs2qr May 18, 2018 @ 6:25pm 
uhh i dunno how to bind without console but the key is this `
cs2qr May 18, 2018 @ 6:24pm 
keyboard options if you are confused and go in options and change the key for console
KaitoKid1412 Dec 28, 2017 @ 1:27am 
i dont find this ~
JuQu Jan 6, 2017 @ 2:49am 
does not open dafuq
ソノー Nov 21, 2015 @ 6:44am 
I can not find it in the game cotrol there is nay file config where can i modify that?