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Hey Guys,

Our server runs at a higher rate than most servers so your standard rates wont cut it in our server.  I'm not an expert, but based on my research for what were trying to achieve (best possible reg) this is what I have landed on.  Feel free to comment below.

You'll want to set your rates to the following for best performance:

cl_cmdrate 100

cl_updaterate 100

rate 100000

ex_interp 0.1

The server updates much more often than a standard server, so its sending and receiving a lot more data than usual.  You'll need to update your rates to keep up with it, otherwise you may receive packet loss or miss out on taking advantage of the boosted registration.

Minimum client settings for best performance:

cl_cmdrate 50

cl_updaterate 50

rate 60000

What rates work best for you?  If you do your research, you'll find tons of different recommendations for setting server rates and client rates, and all of them are different.  The truth is there are just too many variables for a one size fits all solution.  


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Hi all, I really need some expert opinion on these configs.

I had an old pc, like with minimal specs. I can't tell how smoothly that pc runs the 1.6. Ever since I bought this new pc which is way better than the old one, my cs is always laggy. I even tried copying config file from the old pc, but no luck!

I don't know much about the rates and stuff.

Any help is appreciated.

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Sounds like a graphic card settings issue and not rates in game.  Not sure.


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for the server side cvars / server confgs stuff, it should be like this :-

minimum cl_updaterate 20  to max cl_updaterate 101 ( so that players can set their cvars or rates according to this server cvars in between whatever they feel like it's better for 'em").

sv_unlag 1 ( server side ).

for any graphics or graphics card settings for ur laptop or desktop pc, u should always tick or put the max on performance rather than on quality since performance matter not quality since even if u play in lowest quality settings ur game will still look great according to each's graphic's card nd it's video graphic ram or gb size. anti-aliazing something should be off always both in game nd for pc / laptops or at least on very lowest level. texture quality should be lowest. in graphics settings of ur graphic card if there is some kind of settings called "standard 3d settings" turn up or max to performance only, avoid quality. mipmapping should be on max performance avoid quality. "anti - aliasing method" should be on highest performance, avoid quality. "ansiotrophic filtering" should be on per - pixel  samples which means on the lowest level. uncheck "use application settings" settings or box on all of these stuff or in any kind of graphic's card settings though since if u will not uncheck it then it will override the settings nd graphics nd these things will run according to wat games want but u gotta avoid it, u should run the game according to the graphics settings which are manually customized by u + putting all of these settings on high performance nd lowest in settings will give u lot of fps stability boost in any game though.

cs 1.6 steam launch options :-  -nomsaa -nofbo -noforcemparms -noforcemaccel -noforcemspd -nojoy -freq 60

                                                    u can paste this above line starting from ( - ) to ( -freq 60)  to desktop steam app > main screen of steam > click on library > right click on counter-strike 1.6 > click on properties > click on general tab > click on "set launch options" copy paste that above whole line on there nd click ok.

I don't kn much on others things which are written on that line but they are useful though but I only kn about "-freq 60" which is ur monitor refresh rate, which u can find in ur monitor settings > "screen refresh rate" see there wat's wrriten like for me its "60 hertz" so i put it "-freq 60" in that line but if u hve different number like some gaming laptops or pcs hve likemore than above 100 hertz refresh rates so set it according to ur own monitor settings. 

cs 1.6 useful nd affective console commands :-

which also I been using from a lot of years nd I've tested most of the rates, cvars, console commands nd felt differently in gameplay according to each console command.

rate 25000 or 30000

cl_updaterate 26 ( for those who have been experiencing lag spikes a lot, glitches, reg instability, mostly for wifi users + low pressure, weight on cpu, gpu, ram so more fps gaining too + smoothness too ).

cl_updarate 60 ( which is default whenever u reinstall a fresh copy of cs on ur laptop or pc. if ur cpu processor cant handle it much or if ur laptop or pc isn't a gaming type then I recommend u lower it down to 40 or 30 ).

cl_updaterate 101 ( use this "101" only wen u hve gaming laptop or pc + with wired internet connection not thru wifi though becos 101 on standard or general laptop or pc will give pressure, weight, will make cpu gpu proccesor or graphics card stuff, runs a lot nd it will drop ur fps a lot too. So use accordingly ).

cl_cmdrate 30 ( same info as "updaterate 26").

cl_cmdrate 60 ( same info as "updaterate 60").

cl_cmdrate 101 ( same info as "updaterate 101" ).

cl_dlmax 128 or 130 ( fps stability, fps gaining, smoothness ).

cl_dlmax 512 ( default for cs so for me 128 is better so try both nd feel the difference nd choose or set accordingly ).

cl_dynamiccrosshair 0 ( it will never get shrink or on toggling bigger or smaller even if u double duck or jump unless ur swtiching guns in that mili seconds it will get a bit bigger though. more like "0" is crosshair stability ).

cl_lc 1

cl_lw 1

cl_lw 0 ( if u put this "0" then it will consider illegal command since its illegal to use in official matches or tournaments of cs 1.6 but not for public regular servers nd in some knife servers of cs, they consider this illegal too, u might get kicked from some specific servers. I dont kn if it will gonna affect ur shots or wat, it all depends on each laptop or pc but mostly affective in knifing, either slash or stab gets a bit further distance ).

hud_fastswitch 1

hud_saytext 3 ( this will make any server chats or messages on screen will vanish or disappear faster like in 3 -  7 seconds so that u get more fps stability + less glitchness. its affective when too much server messages or chat messages are going on nd out-focusing the focus of gameplay. u can check servers chat messages in console too if u miss reading some of those messages).

con_color "255 255 255" (server words or chat font will be in white, if someone wants that since in some colors "gold" is hard to see so white is very visualabley clear). 

gl_vsync 0

gl_ansio 0

gl_fog 0

cl_weather 0

cl_shadows 0

r_mmx 1 ( this command is for those who have like powerful gaming cpu processors nd graphics card, I recommend "0" for gameplay, choose accordingly ).

gl_picmip 1 ( more fps gaining according to each laptop or pc's cpu processor gpu, ram, graphics card. choose accordingly ).

gl_lightholes 0

gl_spriteblend 0

gl_keepjunctions 0

fps_max 110 or 210  max only ( u don't need much more fps unless ur in knifing or surfing or other maps which includes, strafe, jumping, bhop or surf maps, deathrun maps, jailbreak ).

fps_override 1

cl_minmodels 1 ( it will turn each models to same skin like CT models skins of ur team will look steam model skin, same for the T side models, more smoothness + a bit of fps gain too ).

bind mwheelup +jump ( for bhoping through scrolling ).

bind mwheeldown +duck ( for double ducking, crouching through sscrolling ).

bind p amxmodmenu ( lol 😉 ).

use these console commands accordingly which means according to ur laptop's or pc's cpu, processor, graphics card conditions, if u use lower rates then it will boost more fps in game which means more stability in reg recoil, a bit faster reflexes , more smootheness in gameplay. For me its always been affective through these commands since im mostly on wifi not wired connection internet. So use it, try these commands nd feel the difference.

in cs 1.6 video graphics settings, on the right side, uncheck every box except " use lower video graphics" setting something like that. avoid playing with HD models though. in game resolution should be 640 x 800 so that will make ur reg recoil stability much more + more fps gaining too. 

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@N3 | Bootyman Nah bro Im using Radeon. Tried toggling on/off few things but didn't make much of a difference. 

 

@TetrixKitty Great, that was well explained. Will try these settings.

Thanks alot.

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@Juba </3 AMD Radeon right ? then I guess u might be having that " AMD Catalyst Control Center" like by right click on empty desktop screen nd then u can see that on option. I'm pretty sure in that control center, the settings I stated above, can be easily located in it. Hope it will help u in anyway. Make sure, u always checking like " check for windows update" all updates are updated like necessary ones not lame ones + all drivers including video or graphics divers are fully updated to newest versions. 

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you guys should use ex_interp 0 or at least .01. Interp its like your internal ping. Any example : if I play with a server that I had like 100 ping and I use ex_interp .1 I will be killling ppl without aiming in their bodies. This is bad if you want to improve your aim in cs


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@wAFF  yep default ish "ex_interp 0.1" but using "0.01", that will do it + improves the knifing skills too^.

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I get better reg with ex_interp 0 but its too choppy for me... im running on old laptop with 60 fps so I have to use 0.1 😞

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Ex_interp is a setting that adjusts to your rates as you set them.  It is suppose to be set to "0" then the game automatically resets it for you.  For example if my rates are old ESEA rates cl_cmdrate 101 cl_updaterate rate 25000 and I set ex_interp to 0 it will automatically adjust to 0.01.  I usually adjust my rates like so cmdrate matches your fps or higher considering the server produces 1000frames per sec available you can set it to cmdrate 1000 updaterate is usually between 80-100 and rate is I believe able to be set higher with the newer server technology and T1 lines ppl around using.  My rates have always performed best when set as so cl_cmdrate 300, cl_updaterate 80-99, rate 20000, ex_interp 0, r_mmx 1.  Refresh rate and frequency is another setting that is nice to look into if you looking for a smoother gameplay.  Ive heard of people running games at -freq 144 hz and you can enable that in your cs launch options.  As far as how stable and accurate it will be im not sure but it works well for me.

 

Also considering this is for public servers not private pugs or scrims 5v5.  When your dealing with alot of co-factors like amx_mod, csdm, etc.... things can get kind of rediculous.  Also a helpful hint as well when you make your own configs right click on them and select read only so no1 can go into your config and change things.  Ive heard of admins having access to peoples settings through amx or some other mods.

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