Install and configure Counter Strike

1. Installation
This part of the tutorial will cover on how to install the correct CS and patch so you can play on GG.

1.1. Installing CS

a) Download CS 1.6 here
b) Install CS 1.6

1.2. Installing the Correct Patch

a) Download CS 1.6 v22 Patch here
b) Install the patch on the Valve folder (C:\Program files\Valve\)

1.3. Configuring GG for CS
Option 1
a) On the GG Platform main screen click on Settings
b) Click on Counter Strike 1.6
c) Select browse and find hl.exe (C:\Program files\Valve\hl.exe)
d) On the field “Game Bootstrap” type in “-game cstrike”

Option 2
a) On the GG Platform main screen click on Settings
b) Click on Counter Strike 1.6
c) Click search, and then click search again (GG Client will find hl.exe and enter the bootstrap automatically.)

2. Playing on GG

2.1. Playing on a local server

a) Join any room located in the CS 1.6 category
b) Click on “Start Game”
c) Click on “Find Servers”
d) Click on “LAN”
e) Double click the game you wish to join

2.2. Playing on the CS Ladder

a) Join any room located in the CS 1.6 category
b) Click on “Start Game”
c) Enter the console by pressing the “‘” key
d) Type connect and followed by the IP. (example: connect

Note: the Ladder servers are being updated, and they will soon be listed here

Note 2: Ladder servers CAN NOT be seen in the “LAN”, only trough the Connect command or by double-clicking the server (Upcoming in GG)

3. Patch Compability and Information

3.1. About the Patches

A patch is something like an update. They were released almost every month when CS 1.6 was still new. They mostly include bug fixes, small graphic updates,

game balancing fixes, new console commands and etc. In most patches the updates are mostly for Valve online gaming, so you might not notice a big difference

in between them.

3.2. Compability Between Patches

Note: If you have a different patch then the server you are trying to join, you are most likely to not see the server at all.
I know v22 is compatible with v23, but v24 and after are not compatible with v22.

If you have a newer patch installed, you cannot patch back to an older version, but instead, you will have to re-install CS 1.6, and then install the older patch.

The default patch for GG Gaming Client is v22. You can find it in the Download section.

Here is a link to all Counter Strike 1.6 updates: … Counter-Strike.html

4. FAQ

Q: I have installed CS 1.6 and the patch, but I still can’t see the games. What’s going on?
A: Probably there are no servers created, or you have no connection between the host.

Q: How do I gain connection to the host?
A: Find the host in the player’s list and GG Tunnel him. If you get a ping, then try refreshing the LAN on CS.

Q: I joined the game, but it’s too laggy and I can barely play. How can I fix this?
A: The only thing you can do is close all internet-consuming programs, such as MSN, Skype, Yahoo! and IE.

Q: What would be the proper latency to play CS 1.6?
A: If your latency with the host is between 0 to 150 you can still play normally, beyond that you will most likely get killed by lag.

Q: I joined the CS Ladder server but I keep getting kicked. Why?
A: The server uses AMX Mod which automatically kicks users with pings higher then 200.

5. Download Links

CS 1.6 fresh version (no patches)
(Mirror 1) Here … e/
(Mirror 2) Here
(Mirror 3) Here
(Mirror 4) Here
(Mirror 5) Here … e/
(Mirror 6) Here

CS 1.6 Patch v22
(Mirror 1) Here
(Mirror 2) Here;8457815;/fileinfo.html

6. Credits

Special thanks to eternaL.wait of GG gaming


6 Responses to “Install and configure Counter Strike”

  1. ModifiedXbox Says:

    Nice write-up. Thanks for the imfo.

  2. maxy Says:

    i download new cs 1.6 v22 patch.
    the problem is when i start a game he says
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    watz tis can u plz tel me.

  3. cs 1.6 Says:

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