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how can i start counter strike source without the shortcut?

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by hitman47222, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. hitman47222

    hitman47222 Dedicated Member

    so lastly i faced some problem in my windows causing to act like if i just reinstalled it although i didnot all my shortcuts were away plus history and everything that didnot rlly matter coz i just made new shortcuts to everything but what rlly piss me off is that counter strike source shortcut was deleted too and now i cannot start the game and it is not found in the all programs too this is rlly stupid coz i dont want to reinstall the game coz i dont want to lose my mods and gun skins so if anyone out there whyoo know how to start it without shortcut please help and oh 1 more thing if u have counter strike source installed on ur computer please just see the path from the shortcut and post it back here thanks alot :D
  2. jephree

    jephree ¨*·.¸ «.·°·..·°·.» ¸.·*¨

    My Computer > C: > Program files > CSS > CSS.exe

    You should also be able to re create a shortcut from here.
  3. hitman47222

    hitman47222 Dedicated Member

    this may sound stupid but there is only hl2.exe and when i launch it do nothing :(
  4. jephree

    jephree ¨*·.¸ «.·°·..·°·.» ¸.·*¨

    Are you using Steam?
  5. hitman47222

    hitman47222 Dedicated Member

    no i dont even have an idea whats steam :D
  6. jephree

    jephree ¨*·.¸ «.·°·..·°·.» ¸.·*¨

    Steam is Valves on line distributer and server.

    Anyway so you installed from CD?

    HL2.exe is the source engine for half life 2 as well as CSS.

    What other files and or folders are under C:\Program Files\CSS ?
  7. hitman47222

    hitman47222 Dedicated Member

    mine is :C/program files/ valve/counter strike source if that made any difference and by the way i am wondering , when u said css.exe did u guess it? coz all of the games i have ever played got .exe in it except counter strike source in fact not only source the whole series i have condition zero as well and i am facing the exact same problem :D
    rather than that some of the files in there are :
    (folders) bin / cstrike / hl2 / platform / resislts
    (files) game ( just a picture) / hl2 / alot of steam then some numbers after it / uninst
  8. jephree

    jephree ¨*·.¸ «.·°·..·°·.» ¸.·*¨

    ok, Lets try to fix your other thing first then we can come back here.
  9. hitman47222

    hitman47222 Dedicated Member

    yeah i was gonna say the same thing :D
  10. hitman47222

    hitman47222 Dedicated Member

    If you open steam and login, then go to your games list, right click Counterstrike Source and create desktop shortcut

    this was what i found on other counter strike only forums ... but sadly no one replied to me back there how do i open steam? :D where do i even get steam? :D u said its Valves on line distributer and server
    so how do i get that? :D
  11. hitman47222

    hitman47222 Dedicated Member

    okay i fixed this , it may sound illegal but i dont think it is here is what i did :
    i searched for my cd and it didnot work for some reason i think its broke
    so i took my friend's css cd and installed it on my computer also installing the shortcut
    then i unistalled everything from his cd and left only the shortcut
    then i read the path and changed it for the css that i have from my own cd and it worked

    is this illegal? :D i deleted everything from his cd
  12. jephree

    jephree ¨*·.¸ «.·°·..·°·.» ¸.·*¨

    You can get Steam here but it is not your issue:

    Welcome to Steam

    Steam is free but CSS would only be associated with it if you buy it from Steam and download it.

    It has nothing to do with your retail copy CD.

    If you cannot find an .exe in C/program files/ valve/counter strike source

    I would suggest reinstalling it. Sorry :eek:
  13. jephree

    jephree ¨*·.¸ «.·°·..·°·.» ¸.·*¨

    oops ... did not see your last post
  14. jephree

    jephree ¨*·.¸ «.·°·..·°·.» ¸.·*¨

    I see nothing wrong with what you did.

    Glad you fixed it.
  15. hitman47222

    hitman47222 Dedicated Member

    cool :D FIXED
    thanks again
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  16. townsbg

    townsbg Senior Member

    Steam. You must have an account and have bought the game through them for it to be of any use to you.

    Opps didn't see all of those posts.:hammer:
  17. shmaidan

    shmaidan Techie7 New Member

    I had this problem once. all i did was made a shortcut from hl2.exe in css directory, then I put in an extension to the shortcut by right clicking and selecting properties. it looked something like "C:\Program Files\Counter-Strike Source\hl2.exe" -(extension goes here). It worked very well until i accidentally deleted the shortcut. now i forgot what the extension was and have absolutely no way of remembering it. it would be great if someone would remind me.
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  18. sid

    sid Techie7 New Member

    Heres the extension:
    "C:\Program Files\Counter-Strike Source\hl2.exe" -game cstrike -nojoy

    Pretty late though :cool: