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4 comments by MorbidThirsk on Aug 21st, 2010

Counter-Strike X: 99% Complete

I know...there hasn't been a whole lot of news on this mod lately but please don't flame me - I've been busy on the mod...and I would give you guys more updates but it's just that I'm very very lazy =/

Since the last post, I worked on improving both game-play and visual aspects of CSX...
Gameplay-wise: The War3FT by Geesu engine has been improved and now there are ten races (instead of the original nine races) and each race has an extra two trainable skills (5 trainable skills per race instead of the original 3 per race). The maximum level cap is now at level 25 (instead of the original 10 levels) and the maximum level per trainable skill is 8 (instead of the original 3). Certain skills have been improved, improvements in sprite effects, new sprites and sounds added.
Visually: Created a Lockdown expansion pack for high-end computers. The expansion pack improves the hud, radar, all weapon skins, sounds, gloves and skin, hostages, c4, grenade/flashbang sounds, and certain player models.

I also created a new website dedicated to the mod, explaining the many races, trainable skills, and purchasable items. With a few fixes here and there, it seems that CSX is almost complete in every department.

Most of you probably aren't aware that this mod was first created in June, 2009. It was a small little project back then, designed for LAN gaming. Yet after about 2 months of work on the mod, my interest slowly waned, and I set my sights on creating two alternate CS mods (both completed zombie mods) and a gaming/anime/manga website. Since then, progress came in short bursts - a month in Dec 2009 and one and a half months from July-Aug 2010. Which brings us to here.

The current version is 2.8. It now features both a Lagless version (with low computer-intensive models/sounds/codes) and a Lockdown expansion pack (for the higher-end computers).

What improvements and changes this mod makes on the usual Counter-Strike 1.6 are outlined below:

  • Visual:

    Weapon and player skins, weapon reloading animations and sounds, gloves and skin textures, c4 and hostage skins and sounds, hud font and radar, cs source kill icons, buy menu images
    CSX Lockdown

  • Game-play:

    A modified version of Geesu's war3ft mod with 10 races, 25 levels, and 5 trainable skills and 1 ultimate per race. New skills, sounds and sprites are included. War3ft bugs such as night elf evasion are fixed, and mole system improved. Maps can be played either with objectives or without objectives. Maps can also be played with a Match-style feature, which changes the map once a team reaches 10 wins (unless entering over-time). Alternatively, a map voting system occurs per 25 mins, changing the map after the last round ends.
    CSX Lockdown

  • Fun:

    Killing spree sounds and sprites, in-game karaoke menu with over 200 songs and lyrics, over 400 *special* wall pictures, in-game menu with over 80 different knives, 5 different monsters with extra health and speed, over 50 new maps with bot navigations, 40 different selectable player models with accompanying descriptions in team select menu
    CSX Lockdown

  • Physics:

    Realistic blood and bullet decals, smoke sprites, extra gore, he grenade explosion sprites/sounds/trails/flame and blood effects, flashbang and smoke grenade colours/sounds and disorientation/trails/choke effects, proper weapon physics (dropping weapons/explosions), weapon lighting on gun fire, bullet whizz on near-headshots, armour protection on only torso and head, optional realistic reloading a la battlefield series, full ammo supplied with weapon purchases a la cs source, full ammo reload on round start
    CSX Lockdown

  • Bot Support:

    Unlocked official CSbot from 1.6 files, improved bot personalities with more diverse weapon preferences including pistols eg. deagle, p228, fiveseven, features add-able hard-difficulty bots with automated skin eg. Ashley (see pic below), improved bot grenade throw capability, bots can level up to level 25, improved bot starting-level variety (less bots begin at level 0), bots use ultimates more aggressively and intelligently (no random undead suicide bombers), add-able zombie bosses with extra health and speed (five to choose from)
    CSX Lockdown

  • Complete Customisability:

    Can't stomach the extra gore? Don't like the realistic loading? Prefer smoke grenades and flashbangs with its original colour? Every part of the game can be customised to your liking, through an in-game menu. Simply press a button and decide which plugins should be enabled or disabled.
    CSX Lockdown

There's just too many changes that it'd take me far too long a time to go through.

Right now, I'm working on an FAQ and documentation for CSX release. The mod has finally reached a ground-breaking level but I want to make that extra step by improving its installation design and accompanying guides. Because first impressions do count. For news on more recent updates, visit the official Counter-Strike X website.

New Official Website:

Enjoy the screens and please support this mod by either leaving a quick comment below or clicking 'Track this mod' on the right hand side (happy fans make me work harder!)

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MorbidThirsk Creator
MorbidThirsk Aug 30 2010, 11:50am says:

Sorry guys, the release has been delayed as I'm currently modding a different game. Unfortunately, there's just not enough folks interested in this mod (just 36 watchers) so I've been a bit lax.

If there were say, 100 watchers, I'd release it in a flash but as it is now, I'm rather on the fence about making that final effort. Uploading multiple zips/rars to multiple different mirrors isn't exactly something I look forward to. Hope you guys understand.

@HunterXD: I haven't played CS:Online but I guess it does bare some resemblance, as this mod does feature all of the original six female player models available for selection in-game.

Regarding the zombie mods, I initially planned on releasing them but decided that I'd post up this one first as a gauge to measure how many people still have interest in cs 1.6. Sadly, however, the result here is rather short of what I'd hoped. So probably not.

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Avenger2150 Sep 2 2010, 7:42am replied:

Well the israeli community would play this all day long, of course due to english languge they wouldn't understand, but though, im a watcher and i like the way this goes, like it very much :)

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Mkilbride Sep 1 2010, 3:09am replied:

Problem is, the only people still playing 1.6 are those that don't like CS:S...and most of the changes made change it to be more like defeats the purpose.

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HunterXD Aug 30 2010, 7:18am says:

Release it now... looks like CS:Online, but in english :)
And how about a zombie mod ??

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ferndog1996 Aug 21 2010, 1:21am says:

posting this on my steam and xfire 2 (XFIRE ROX)

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MorbidThirsk Creator
MorbidThirsk Aug 21 2010, 10:42am replied:

Awesome. Thanks alot fern, I really appreciate it :)

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Kyou. Aug 21 2010, 4:24am replied:

Xfire Ftw

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ferndog1996 Aug 21 2010, 1:20am says:

ok continue for sure

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nadeboy Aug 16 2010, 12:39pm says:

I like I would love to play it :D

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iskandar Aug 13 2010, 10:31am says:


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Maxkhor95 Aug 13 2010, 7:32am says:

This Should have More Machine Gun Such as M60 and PKM and MG42
More Sniper maybe Barret M82!!!

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Jeek Aug 13 2010, 4:45am says:

Neat stuff, makes me wanna play the good old CS again.

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