Counter Strike: Source – Full Download (No-Steam)
A little tutorial on how to full download CS:S.
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Hello there, today I’m going to show you how to download CS:S and play online!
First of all you’ll need to download Ares. Ares is a online program that lets you upload your own files and download the ones that other people uploaded. In this tutorial I chose Ares because it’s a fast way to download heavy files, and if you turn off your PC or the Internet disconnects it’ll start right after the Internet is connected. To download Ares click here. After Ares is installed open it. Go to “Search”, select “Softwares” and search for “Counter Strike Source Digital Zone”. Only 1 file should appear, but if more than 1 appears double-click the one wich title is exactly: Counter-strike source – full 07-07-2005
(NOTE: If you can’t find the file click here to download it without searching, you still need Ares to be installed)
Ares should now be downloading it, it’ll take some hours so just click on the “X” (don’t worry it won’t exit Ares, you can always open it again double-clicking on the Ares icon on the bottom-right corner near the time).
While Ares downloads it you can use the time and download the patches, but if you’re computer is slow I don’t recommend very much.
To play the game online you need at least the Patch 17, so search “CSS_Patch_v1_TO_v16_18-12-2006-DZ” (copy the name) to find the V1 to V16 patch, the one you should download is the one wich user is “SandroTheDarkness” (myself), and then do the same with the V7 patch “CSS_Patch_v17_04-04-2007-DZ”.
Now all 3 files should be downloading in Ares.
Now after the Ares download is completed, go on Ares then on the “Transfer” label, if you aren’t already on it, and double-click the file to open it. The installer will show up, so install the game. After it’s installed run the Patch V1 to V16. After it’s on Patch 16 run Patch V16 to V17, wich unlike the others will be much faster.
Now if you go on the game and try to play online, the only servers that’ll be there will be some messages saying to update server list, so that’s what we gotta do now. Download the new Server List here and put it on: …/Counter Strike Folder/platform/config. And now yes, you’re ready to play Counter Strike: Source [No-Steam]
Q. Why do some servers say that we need Steam Validation?!
A. Those servers we’re created on Steam games, since this is the Non-Steam version you can’t play them. Sorry but you can only play No-Steam servers.
Q. Can I get banned for cheating on VAC-Secured servers?
A. No you can’t. Valve Anti-Cheat servers will only kick you and say that you have been banned, but that only happens on Steam games so if you’re using No-Steam your safe.
Any questions just comment.