CS2 Config Types And Why Do You Need One Now
A “config file” refers to a configuration file used to customize various in-game settings and parameters. These config files are essential for players who want to fine-tune their gaming experience, including adjusting graphical settings, crosshair style, key bindings, and more.
There are different types of config files in Counter-Strike, and each serves a specific purpose:
- Autoexec.cfg: The
autoexec.cfgfile is one of the most commonly used config files in Counter-Strike. It is automatically executed by the game upon startup and allows players to define various settings and customizations. Players can use this file to set their preferred crosshair, sensitivity, and other game-related preferences.
- Config.cfg: The
config.cfgfile is the default configuration file for Counter-Strike. It stores various settings related to the game, such as graphical options, sound settings, and other in-game parameters. You can modify this file to change game settings permanently.
- Userconfig.cfg: Some players prefer to create a
userconfig.cfgfile to store their personal settings separately. This allows them to keep their customizations distinct from the default
- Custom HUD Configs: Some players create custom config files specifically for customizing the Heads-Up Display (HUD) in Counter-Strike. These config files can modify the appearance and layout of elements like the health bar, ammo counter, and radar.
“Practice config file” would be a type 2. It stores a specific game settings that you only want to execute when you are in your own local server. It can be responsible for:
- freezing the timer, so the player can practice grenades, peeking, jumps etc for unlimited time
- spawning enemy bot players for practice purposes (freezing them in desired location for example)
- changing settings to allow to buy guns and utility around the whole map
- turning ‘god mode’ on, so the player can’t die from own grenades
- ‘noclipping’, flying around the map faster, to check various lines of sights or just to get to desired location faster to practice
- re-throw grenades
- many more
Ultimately, practice config for CS2 needs to be created if you want to improve yourself as a player. It is easily created and you can download a full practice configuration file here, change it or use it as is.
NOTE: It is 100% safe when the origin of the file is known. Commands stored inside are easily readable in any text editor program. They can only be executed by Counter Strike 2 game and pose no risk to any PC outside of the game.
PRACTICE CONFIG COMMANDS
Here is a full practice config for CS2 containing all the required commands with explanation.
// spawnterror.com // 12/10/2023 exec gamemode_casual // Enable cheats to allow some commands // This gets auto disabled when joining Valve servers sv_cheats 1 // Delete bots and make them stop bot_chatter off bot_dont_shoot 1 bot_quota 2 // One bot bot_stop 1 // Reset game mode game_mode 0 game_type 0 // Regenerate health sv_regeneration_force_on 1 sv_regeneration_wait_time 0.5 // Molotov grenades disappear faster inferno_flame_lifetime 3 // Show bullet impacts, grenade trajectory etc healthshot_health 100 mp_autokick 0 mp_forcecamera 0 mp_friendlyfire 1 mp_limitteams 0 mp_solid_teammates 1 mp_tkpunish 0 sv_deadtalk 1 sv_full_alltalk 1 sv_grenade_trajectory_prac_pipreview 1 sv_grenade_trajectory_prac_trailtime 3 sv_ignoregrenaderadio 1 sv_showimpacts 1 // Show bullet hits // Disable drop key weapon_auto_cleanup_time 10 weapon_max_before_cleanup 50 mp_death_drop_breachcharge 0 mp_death_drop_defuser 0 mp_death_drop_grenade 0 mp_death_drop_gun 1 // Note: this disables the drop key too mp_death_drop_healthshot 0 mp_death_drop_taser 0 mp_drop_knife_enable 1 // Buying and money mp_afterroundmoney 0 mp_autoteambalance 0 mp_backup_round_auto 0 mp_buy_anywhere 1 mp_buytime 3600 mp_maxmoney 1000000000 mp_playercashawards 0 mp_startmoney 1000000000 mp_teamcashawards 0 mp_weapons_allow_typecount -1 sv_buy_status_override 0 // Rounds mp_force_pick_time 0 mp_freezetime 0 mp_ignore_round_win_conditions 1 mp_match_can_clinch 0 mp_maxrounds 100 mp_respawn_immunitytime 0 mp_respawn_on_death_ct 1 mp_respawn_on_death_t 1 mp_round_restart_delay 0 mp_roundtime 60 mp_roundtime_defuse 0 mp_roundtime_hostage 0 mp_spawnprotectiontime 0 mp_team_intro_time 0 sv_hide_roundtime_until_seconds 1 // Weapons ammo_grenade_limit_total 5 mp_ct_default_grenades "weapon_incgrenade weapon_hegrenade weapon_smokegrenade weapon_flashbang weapon_decoy" mp_ct_default_primary "weapon_m4a1" mp_t_default_grenades "weapon_molotov weapon_hegrenade weapon_smokegrenade weapon_flashbang weapon_decoy" mp_t_default_primary "weapon_ak47" mp_defuser_allocation 2 mp_free_armor 2 sv_infinite_ammo 1 // Infinite warmup mp_warmuptime 60 mp_warmup_offline_enabled 1 mp_warmup_pausetimer 1 mp_warmup_start // Binds for no clipping (flying around the map) alias +noclip "noclip" alias -noclip "noclip" bind mouse3 +noclip // Bind extra mouse keys (on the side) to spawn bot in the crosshair position // Change it to keyboard key, for example: bind H "bot_place" bind mouse4 "bot_place" // Bind extra mouse keys to re-throw the last thrown grenade // Firstly throw a grenade (flash for example) then go to the location where an enemy would be and press this key // Change it to keyboard key, for example: bind G "sv_rethrow_last_grenade" bind mouse5 "sv_rethrow_last_grenade" give weapon_healthshot give weapon_taser echo "Training configuration file executed!"
How To MAKE The Training Config File For CS2
In your Steam application, browse the local files.
In the opened folder, browse to GAME -> CSGO -> CFG
This is where you have to save the practice config file.
Right click anywhere on the empty space and select NEW – TEXT DOCUMENT
IMPORTANT: Rename the text document to anything you like with .cfg extension. For example:
Double click the new config file to open and COPY AND PASTE the above commands from the previous chapter.
That’s it. You have a practice config file for CS2.
How To Use The New Config File
While the game is launched, open CONSOLE with a tylde key and type:
Your file should be loaded and ready to practice!