Counter Strike in Linux… :)

Hey all you Counter Strike 1.6 fR3/\ks out there… 🙂
Good news! You don’t have to depend on Windows anymore for playing your favourite game, “Counter Strike 1.6”. :p It’s right here in our very own, Linux! 😀

Yes, CS 1.6 is duly available for Linux also.
I’ll now guide you through the procedure to install official “Steam” in your Linux Box.

Firstly, we’ll start by creating a directory ( in your home folder, preferably ) called hlds.

mkdir hlds

Now we’ll go to the directory created (cd hlds) and there we’ll download a file named, hldsupdatetool.bin


after downloading, we’ll change it’s permission to executable by,

chmod +x hldsupdatetool.bin

and then run hldsupdatetool.bin


After agreeing the conditions 😛 by hitting yes, if all goes well, you’ll have a file named “steam” in that folder. If you get any error message ( Like me :p ) like
'uncompress: command not found'
take heart… don’t get frustrated mann…
just uncompress it by

ln -s /bin/gunzip /bin/uncompress

after you finally got the file named steam, you again change the permission of it to executable by,

chmod +x steam

and run it by

./steam -command update -game cstrike -dir .

Yay, you’re done….

now just sit back for a considerable amount of time leaving it all for the installer to download and install CS 1.6 for you.
A word of caution though : This process will take about 11/2 – 2 Hrs. So, just make sure, you have enough time for it… 🙂

Best of luck at the Arena…

And, do tell me how this helped you if we meet somewhere… be it Dust 2, Train, Cbble, inferno or Nuke… 😉
I’ll be as /i/ VooDoo Child ~ozh in there… 🙂

Best of luck, Happy Hunting dudes… 🙂


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