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Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science.

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In CS:GO, an ordinary user could no longer create local custom server easily. Therefore, we are not able to play with our friends on a variety of custom maps with custom configurations as we did in CS:Source.

CS:GO does allow users to play custom maps from Steam Workshop. However, those custom maps are pre-configured and the configurations usually do not satisfy the demand when we play with our friends.

In this blog post, I would like to discuss how to use CS:GO console to configure maps and games.

Game Configuration via Console

Enable Console

The console is not enabled by default. To enable the console, we go to the game settings and make “Enable Developer Console (~)” Yes.

Useful Console Commands

In the game, we press ~ to call out the developer console and type commands there.

bot_kick // kick all the bots
bot_add // add bot
bot_difficulty x // set bot difficulty. x = 0, 1, 2, 3. 0 = easy, 3 = expert.
net_graph x // disable/enable showing FPS and ping. x = 0, 1. 0 = disable, 1 = enable.
mp_timelimit x // make the map time limit to be x minutes.
mp_maxrounds x // make the map maximum rounds to be x. 
mp_roundtime x // make the map round time to be x. 


Chat with Friends

Press Y on the keyboard.