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A guide to install CS will be available soon!



Use the Package Manager to locate Wine and install or type the following into a console:

sudo apt-get install wine


The Tahoma font is required for CS:S and other fonts may also be required dependant on where the information comes from and who is asked.

Manual Font Installation

Fetch the Tahoma font and move it to the Wine font directory:

mv Tahoma.TTF ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/Fonts/

Winetricks Font Installation

Another way to fetch the needed fonts is to download winetricks from the WineHQ. Follow WineHQ's instructions for installation. Once completed, open a console window and run one of the following commands:

winetricks allfonts
winetricks corefonts
winetricks tahoma

or simply type the following command and make a selection from the list provided.



Download the Steam installer. Search for SteamInstall.msi on Google, or download it from

After the download, go to the download-directory and run this command:

wine SteamInstall.msi

If that doesn't work try:

wine msiexec /i SteamInstall.msi

CounterStrike: Source

Start Steam from your desktops application menu or, if you prefer, in a console type:

env WINEPREFIX="/home/araknyd/.wine" wine "C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe"

Navigate to the Games tab and begin downloading the files for CS:S. If attempting the installation of CS:S via the installation CD's, be aware that the operation may fail due to the locking of the ROM device. There exists a couple ways to eject the drive however, experience with CD installation dictates that either set of commands will result in failure. Please refer to other guides which may be of some assistance in this matter.

umount /media/cdrom
eject /dev/cdrom

Change CD's

mount /dev/cdrom /media/cdrom


wine eject x:

Where x represents the drive letter of the ROM device.

Once download or CD installation is complete, Launch the game.

Common Problems


If you encounter audio problems, ensure that ALSA sound system is in use, not OSS and that your sound card drivers are up to date. Also, do not use PulseAudio.


If you encounter video problems such as stuttering try launching the game with the following command from a console:

cd ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Steam && WINEDEBUG=-all wine steam -applaunch 240 -dxlevel 80 -console -w 1152 -h 864

Width and Height can be set to your screens resolution or removed to launch the game at the default resolution. Upon exiting the game, your system resolution may have changed to match that of the game.

FPS (Frames Per Second) may also be quite low depending on your systems hardware. Many options exist within CounterStrike:Source configuration files. Any instability or damage caused by the modification of these files is the sole responsibility of the user.

.../Steam/steamapps/user_name/counter-strike source/cstrike/cfg/config.cfg

For those with AMD, adding these lines may increase your FPS:

r_sse "1"
r_sse2 "1"
r_3dnow "1"
r_mmx "1"

For those familiar with the console within CS:S, you will recognize some/many options in this file. It is recommended that, if you modify these options, modify only those that you understand and, again, do so at your own risk.

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CounterStrike (last edited 2010-06-22 19:37:27 by llennoc)