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Posted on October 12, 2007, Steve TweakGuides Does Orange Box

TweakGuides HL2Koroush Ghazi has slaved away at yet another guide to tweaking the most out of your system for your favorite game. This time, Koroush revisits and updates his now legendary Half Life 2 & Source Engine Tweak Guide. However, do not shrug this off as some mere update:

This guide has been significantly updated as of HL2: Episode 2. Importantly, the tweaks in this guide also apply to every other Source Engine-based game including all Half Life 2 variants, CounterStrike: Source, Day of Defeat: Source, Vampire: The Masquerade, Team Fortress 2 and Portal. Make sure to refer back to this guide for updates.

Koroush has, as usual, put ALOT of effort into detailing all the in-game settings of the Source engine. We are sometimes given screenshot comparison results of the different values and a brief explanation of what they mean. Not stopping there, Koroush gives us valuable command line parameters for launching our favorite Source based game. Tired of hitting ESC on that TF2 intro video? Well, get rid of it with a simple command line parameter. Then we dig into the meat of the whole guide: the massive library of console commands or command variables (CVARs). This is where the heart of the true tweaker resides. It may seem daunting at first, but Karoush at least provides a small explanation as to what each setting does. Want to see your framerate? Want to see a graph of your network traffic? Want to bind more than one button to an in-game action? All are found via CVARs.

Yet again, Karoush has done an excellent job by finding morsels from every nook and cranny of the current Source engine. This is one serious overhaul I highly recommend worth checking out.


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