Guide: How To Activate Developer Console in Counter-Strike Source

Quick guide/tutorial on how to activate the console in CS:Source. The method can also be used for other Steam games like CS 1.6, CS:GO etc…

Step by step guide

  • Right click on Counter-Strike: Source
  • Select “Properties”
  • Click on “Set launch options…”
  • Type “-console” and click OK
  • Start Counter-Strike Source
  • Click on “Options”
  • Select the “Keyboard” tab
  • Click “Advanced..”
  • Select the 2. option – “Enable developer console (~)”

That’s it, the console should work now. Press “Esc” in-game to get to the console (and menu).

How to activate developer console in Counter-Strike Source

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