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v-ault
Apr 17, 2007, 06:04 PM
I put windows on my MBP awhile ago, and I bought cs:source a couple days ago. So far I've played for 2 hours and have a grand total of 2 kills with over 100 deaths. I just can't seem to get the hang of the game. I have no idea why. Any tips or help? BTW, cs source runs really well on my MBP 2.16 ghz 2 gig ram, core 2 duo--just in case anyone wants to know.



CaptainZap
Apr 17, 2007, 06:07 PM
Did you install Bootcamp and XP, are you running XP in something like Parallels, or are you running Crossover and installed Steam through that?

v-ault
Apr 17, 2007, 06:16 PM
I'm using vista through bootcamp. I average about 60-70fps on highest settings. This is all with the 128 vram graphic card. I'm pretty satisifed with it; i just wish I could get the hang of cs source.

iProd
Apr 17, 2007, 06:25 PM
Are you using the trackpad, or a mouse? FPS's are a gigantic pain to use with trackpads (even third person ones like WoW are a nuisance sometimes). I highly recommend using a mouse if you're not, and always remember to be on your toes exptecting the worse, because anyone could be anywhere. :P
Shoot to kill, brudda.

v-ault
Apr 17, 2007, 06:31 PM
Are you using the trackpad, or a mouse? FPS's are a gigantic pain to use with trackpads (even third person ones like WoW are a nuisance sometimes). I highly recommend using a mouse if you're not, and always remember to be on your toes exptecting the worse, because anyone could be anywhere. :P
Shoot to kill, brudda.

yeah, I am. My Dad took away my mouse. He can't stand the mighty mouse I gave him for his Mini. I'm stuck with the trackpad till I get a new mouse.

aaron.lee2006
Apr 17, 2007, 08:01 PM
yeah, I am. My Dad took away my mouse. He can't stand the mighty mouse I gave him for his Mini. I'm stuck with the trackpad till I get a new mouse.

And this would be why you can't get the hang of it... It's nearly impossible to play an FPS with a trackpad.

EvryDayImShufln
Apr 17, 2007, 08:11 PM
Trackpad??? Forget any game, even rts! THe constant friction will make your trackpad unresponsive, at least this has happened to me, plus you can't react nearly quickly enough.

Counterfit
Apr 17, 2007, 09:27 PM
I did pretty decently in MoH when I used a trackpad. I've never played CS or any variant of it, so I don't know what it's like.

iLoveMyMBP
Apr 18, 2007, 01:01 AM
just keep aiming at the head... headshots kick @ss!!!

urista
Apr 18, 2007, 01:32 AM
hi, you are not doing well because of the no mouse problem, but also because people having been playing counter strike everyday for years.

ericsthename
Apr 18, 2007, 02:29 AM
I put windows on my MBP awhile ago, and I bought cs:source a couple days ago. So far I've played for 2 hours and have a grand total of 2 kills with over 100 deaths. I just can't seem to get the hang of the game. I have no idea why. Any tips or help? BTW, cs source runs really well on my MBP 2.16 ghz 2 gig ram, core 2 duo--just in case anyone wants to know.

I get slaughtered at that game with a mouse.... I wouldn't even attempt trackpad....

blaster_boy
Apr 18, 2007, 03:07 AM
If you really want to find out if you suck or not, you need to stick at it for a few more hours or days. You also need to learn the map you are playing inside and out, otherwise you'll be getting p0wned by campers/those who know the map thoroughly.

I suggest picking one map and playing it over and over for a while. Another suggestion is to find a server with some good people on it (age above 14 or so and non-clannish) or you are going to get insults thrown at you. A good hint to change servers is when the whole clan is playing on their own server and you are just fresh meat and keep getting blown away. Find another server with some debutants on it.

I noticed a remarkable improvement in my aim after a week or so, plus I kept upping the response settings on my mouse every other day or so.You really get some twitch reflexes after a while :D

Of course, being almost 39 my reflexes aren't exactly the best anymore...:(

MikeDTyke
Apr 18, 2007, 04:35 AM
I put windows on my MBP awhile ago, and I bought cs:source a couple days ago. So far I've played for 2 hours and have a grand total of 2 kills with over 100 deaths. I just can't seem to get the hang of the game. I have no idea why. Any tips or help? BTW, cs source runs really well on my MBP 2.16 ghz 2 gig ram, core 2 duo--just in case anyone wants to know.

This game has a steep learning curve. I don't mean in the basic how do i move around, select gun and shoot stuff. I mean, knowing the maps indepth and knowing when to move and when to hang fire.

When i started i probably wasn't getting 2 kills in every 100 deaths, but it wasn't a magnitude better. say 1 in 10. It can be demoralising. Reason i stuck with it was a mate, who i'm very competitive with and like chatting over Xfire with.

I've been playing since last October, and am now usually in the top quarter of the scoreboard. Oh and my mate still kills me 8 out of 10 times. ;-)

M.

booksacool1
Apr 18, 2007, 06:03 AM
CSS is one of those games which has a quite a few people which are amazingly good. Its an older game now so most of the players are 'well-seasoned' at least. Some of my mates who play the game too much behave like as if they have an aimbot (but they certainly don't), they just constantly get headshots on any target (moving or not). CSS is all about headshots, observe somebody who's playing and notice how their gun always snaps to the persons head. The damage is worth it over the larger surface area of the body.

I suggest you play online for a few weeks, you'll get the hang of it. Just remember, there are a LOT of very good people who play the game religiously.

Dagless
Apr 18, 2007, 06:18 AM
Let's get the ego out the way with -

I'm very good at HL2: Deathmatch. I, or my team, always comes first. Put me in Counterstrike? I suck. I cannot grasp that game at all, follows such a different play method.

I suggest a good mouse anyroad. I'm using a Microsoft/Razer Habu and it's near enough *perfect* for everything. Pricey but really gets the job done - and it's comfy as hell. Then just play your friends in small private games, get used to headshots, how each map works etc. Build your way up. I can't get out of the n00b stages and frequently take the roll of Terrorist on the Assault map (the one with the warehouse) for good shooting practice.

v-ault
Apr 18, 2007, 11:11 AM
The thing is, I'd play RB 6, halo 2, and gears of war on the xbox, and I'd always be the top or one of the top players on my team. I don't understand CS:Source at all. If anyone wants to play w/ me and help, my steam name is xsamerx. Thanks for all the help guys.

Dagless
Apr 18, 2007, 11:29 AM
Mine is raggedjimmi
We should so start up a practice team.

I've added you v-ault :)

Andrew D.
Apr 18, 2007, 11:32 AM
Headshots are the only way, once you get yourself a mouse always aim up. With a pistol, aim up. With a rifle, aim up. With a shotgun, aim up. Only way to go with an FPS game. Good luck!

mrcmosx
Apr 18, 2007, 11:46 AM
Having just the most basic mouse out there will make a diffeence when plaing CS. I suggest this one, MS WHEEL MOUSE OPTICAL (http://shop3.outpost.com/product/3346402?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG). Most importantly is to have a wheel on it for quick weapon change. I just bought CS for my macbook. Im just waiting for my win XP pro to arrive in the mail. Been playing on and off on CS on the PC for yrs. Someone is always better then you at the game, and its ment to be fun ^_^. Give the game a few days and you will get the hang of it. I also suggest de_dust2 as a training map.

v-ault
Apr 18, 2007, 12:13 PM
Mine is raggedjimmi
We should so start up a practice team.

I've added you v-ault :)


Alright. I'm in some lame art history class right now. I'll be home in an hour or something if you're on.

Dagless
Apr 18, 2007, 01:55 PM
Personally I'd suggest a mouse with at least 2k DPI. I never bothered with this kind of equipment before (previous gaming mouse was a Logitech V500- a laptop wireless mouse! aka, laggy and tiny). But since the Habu I've been getting so many more headshots (HL2) and just all round had it more precise. Also needs to have a DPI switching button. They're pretty much standard in the high end mouse market nowadays.

Now... lag free keyboards I don't understand. My BT Apple Keyboard has never displayed lag ingame.

nutman
Apr 18, 2007, 02:10 PM
haha. ut2003 is totally playable with a trackpad. maybe its just me but godlike wasnt that bad.

sb58
Apr 18, 2007, 02:42 PM
i got CS:Source when i got the Half Life 2 game of the year edition, and i sucked. but i played a TON after i beat Half Life 2 and eventually got pretty decent, but still not very good :D

Adion
Apr 18, 2007, 07:07 PM
I get a headache just thinking about playing an FPS with a trackpad, I had a hard enough playing WoW with one. I'm kind of picky, I need perfect conditions (mouse, keyboard, computer performance) to have fun playing a game - at least my PC at home is still good for something.

robPOD
Apr 18, 2007, 11:19 PM
Lol that sucks, definatly use a mouse.

JackAxe
Apr 19, 2007, 12:58 AM
I can't resist...

Using a trackpad for a FPS sucks compared to a mouse, but at least it's not as bad as a gamepad. :o

CounterStrike has eaten up probably about a 5 months of my life. Back in the day it's all me any my friends would play. It's still easilly one of the best FPS games when it comes to controls.

<]=)

LtRammstein
Apr 19, 2007, 11:48 AM
When I got CS:S on my iMac, I did pretty bad for a few days, then I just started kicking it.

Sadly I can't get any worse than a 1 KDR per session (kinda weird if you ask me).

If you want to get your practice up, I recommend using these servers.

uB Servers #1, #2, #3.
www.urbanbushido.net

Nice community. I'm apart of it with a few bros in my house. If you're on a server and I'm on, my name is: Creepy Steve. Just let me know you're apart of MacRumors, and I'll add yah!

FYI, me and one other member of the uB community are Mac users. Let's try and bring the PC users down a notch!

Steve

phillipjfry
Apr 20, 2007, 05:32 PM
first rule of CS, always look behind you!

also a mean trick I like to play is throw a smoke nade in a room full of people and run in and see them all turn around and flee thinking its flash/he :)

smwatson
Apr 21, 2007, 09:17 AM
Lol.
No way you will ever do well at CS:S without a mouse.
Just play lots, and learn the recoil patterns for different guns.

Add my steamfriends if you like... elmo1512.

Then you can be l33t like me :p

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