Counter-Strike 1.6: Source brings the classic CS to the Source Engine, new beta release now available

While there is Counter-Strike: Global Offensive available to everyone, a lot of players believe that Counter-Strike 1.6 is the best version of the game. One of them is most probably modder ‘JASONakaBOURNE’ who is currently working on porting Counter-Strike 1.6 to the Source Engine.

JASONakaBOURNE aims to port all the sounds, models, effects and materials, and re-configure them to work with the Source Engine. The ultimate goal here is to have Counter-Strike 1.6 benefit from updated features such as updated water, shaders, models, textures and much more.

This new beta release of Counter-Strike 1.6: Source features 9 maps. Moreover, and in order to change your in-game resolution, you’ll have to add a command line. Just right click on “csport.bat” and add this after -game csport:

“-width 1920 -height 1080”

By doing this, the game will run at 1920×1080. Naturally, if you want to render the game at a different resolution, you can simply change the aforementioned values.

Counter-Strike 1.6: Source currently does not support online play. Still, gamers can use commands in order to play with some bots. To be honest I don’t expect this mod to ever support online mode but hey, let’s hope that the modder will surprise us all. Below you can find a video showing how you can select maps and use bots.

Those interested can download Counter-Strike 1.6: Source Beta 10 from here.

Have fun everyone!

John Papadopoulos

John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards." Contact: Email