Also known as: Counter-Strike 1.6, Half-Life: Counter-Strike
This game has unused animations.
This game has a prototype article
|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.
Tons of stuff left to add:
Counter-Strike began as a Half-Life mod. It continues to be one of the most popular and successful mods out there 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.
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| Unused Models
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| Unused Graphics
A lot of graphics from previous versions of CS wait here.
It appears that there were plans for a teammate hiring system. Inside of the GameUI.dll file, there is text that reads:
%s is not available for hiring!
"%s" would be replaced with the name of the member that was attempted to be hired.
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. Of note is that a majority of them do not seem to be properly aligned or have the proper dimensions to be displayed on the HUD.
Ballistic Shield (ES Five-Seven)
A leftover from Gearbox's version of Condition Zero, the Tactical Shield was originally intended to only be used with the Five-Seven, and had a different name. HUD icons, a viewmodel (v_shield_r), kill icon and its HUD display data remain, under the name "weapon_shieldgun".
A toxic gas grenade that would damage players that pass through its smoke. Two HUD icons and a kill icon remain. A viewmodel and worldmodel for it appear in Counter-Strike: Condition Zero Deleted Scenes, but is also unused there.
Two HUD icons and a kill icon remain. An additional unused flare model could be found in Half-Life.
A piece of equipment meant to most likely combat the effects of the cut CS Grenade.
Going Rambo on Terrorist? Sounds fun, but only HUD icons and kill icon exist. This weapon later reappeared only in Counter-Strike: Condition Zero Deleted Scenes.
Note that the selected display is identical, sans the "PRIMARY" text.
A rocket launcher strangely called "LAW Grenade". This weapon later reappeared in Counter-Strike: Condition Zero Deleted Scenes.
The graphics resemble a kukri (a Ka-Bar BK4 Becker Machax specifically), rather than a machete. It reappeared in Deleted Scenes as an NPC only weapon, and was also originally planned to be used by the player.
An area denial incendiary grenade. It's most remarkably featured in Global Offensive.
Every selectable model has 4 unused animations:
- dummy (Sequence #0): A duplicate of "treadwater" (sequence #9).
- I_am_a_stupid_placeholder (Sequence #54)
- so_am_I (Sequence #55)
- ref_reload_c4 (Sequence #64): Can be briefly seen by jumping and switching to the C4 while reloading any weapon.
Counter-Strike reuses Half-Life's sentence system, allowing the game to easily call a sound, or string of sounds. Its use in-game is limited to radio voice commands.
|Okay team, follow my command.
|Team, infiltrate and eliminate.
|Team, let's get out of here!
|Bomb has been defused.
|Circle around back.
|Meet at the rendezvous point.
|I'm hit, need assistance!
Leftovers from previous versions
cs_arabstreets was a map last appearing in Counter-Strike 1.0. A single sound remains, being the song featured in the map's radio; Leilet Hob by famous Egyptian singer Umm Kulthum.
This short creepy sound played repeatedly at a random pitch inside of the hidden rat church easter egg in as_forest.
Miscellaneous ambient sounds from de_rotterdam, featured only in Counter-Strike 1.1.
Several leftovers from de_vegas, last appearing in 1.5. All sounds have a lower quality version.
The Sheep painting easter egg in cs_italy is meant to have a continous sound of sheep bleaping playing near it. The entity that plays the sound is not set up correctly, leaving this unique sound unhearable.
Having more detail is always a good thing.
Specifically: Get actual comparisons, for reference look at Half-Life's page. There appears to be differences between releases as well.
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.
If the game is installed in Steam's Simplified Chinese, an alternate version of cs_havana's texture file is installed that completely removes all references to the Cuban Revolution. Oddly, these changes do not apply to Steam's Traditional Chinese.
|Simplified Chinese (Steam)
The Counter-Strike series
|Counter-Strike (Prototypes) • Condition Zero (Prototype) • Condition Zero: Deleted Scenes • Counter-Strike: Source (Prototypes) • Global Offensive (Prototypes)
|Mac OS X
|Counter-Strike • Condition Zero • Condition Zero: Deleted Scenes • Counter-Strike: Source • Global Offensive (Prototypes
|Half-Life • Left 4 Dead