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The controls are what give the player ability to do actions. They range from being able to fire a weapon to being able to talk on a microphone. The obvious differences between Counter-Strike controls and Counter-Strike: Source controls are small. In Counter-Strike: Source, they removed the ability to have an alternate key for controls. However, they have created separate controls for some of them.

In Counter-Strike, the player can use fast weapon switching and the developer console by default. However, in Counter-Strike: Source, the player can enable or disable fast weapon switching and the developer console as they wish.

To enable/disable fast weapon switching or the developer console:

  1. Go to the Main Menu.
  2. Go to Options.
  3. Go to the Keyboard tab.
  4. On the bottom of the Options window, click "Advanced...".
  5. Check/uncheck the boxes you want enabled/disabled.

You can change any of the normal controls by doing the following:

  1. Go to the Main Menu.
  2. Go to Options.
  3. Go to the Keyboard tab.
  4. Click on the control you wish to change.
  5. Click "Edit Key" on the bottom of the Options window.
  6. Press the key you wish to change it to.
  7. Apply the changes.

MovementEdit

Action Counter-Strike Counter-Strike: Source Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Default key Alternate key Default key Default key
Move forward
W
W
W
Move back
S
S
S
Turn left
- - -
Turn right
- - -
Move left (strafe)
A
-
A
A
Move right (strafe)
D
-
D
D
Walk
Shift
-
Shift
Shift
Jump
Spacebar
-
Spacebar
Spacebar
Duck
Ctrl
-
Ctrl
Ctrl
Swim up
'
- - -
Swim down
/
- - -
Look up
PgUp
- - -
Look down
PgDn
- - -
Reset view
End
- - -
Strafe modifier
Alt
- - -
Mouse look
;
- - -
Keyboard look
Ins
- - -

CommunicationEdit

Action Counter-Strike Counter-Strike: Source Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Default key Alternate key Default key Default key
Use voice communication
K
-
K
K
Standard radio messages
Z
-
Z
Z
Group radio messages
X
-
X
X
Report radio messages
C
-
C
C
Activate in-game GUI
H
- -
None
Chat message
Y
-
Y
Y
Team message
U
-
U
U

MenuEdit

Action Counter-Strike Counter-Strike: Source Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Default key Alternate key Default key Default key
Buy menu
B
-
B
B*
Buy primary ammo (optional)
,
- - -
Buy secondary ammo (optional)
.
- - -
Buy equipment menu (optional)
O
-
O
-
Automatically buy equipment
F1
-
F1
F1
Re-buy previous equipment
F2
-
F2
F2
Display multiplayer scores
Tab
-
Tab
Tab
Recap mission briefing
I
-
I
-
Select team
M
-
M
M
Menu item 0
0
-
0
Menu item 1
1
-
1
Menu item 2
2
-
2
Menu item 3
3
-
3
Menu item 4
4
-
4
Menu item 5
5
-
5
Menu item 6
6
-
6
Menu item 7
7
-
7
Menu item 8
8
-
8
Menu item 9
9
-
9

* "Use" key when enabled in settings

CombatEdit

Action Counter-Strike Counter-Strike: Source Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Default key Alternate key Default key Default key
Fire mouse1
Enter
mouse1 mouse1
Weapon special function mouse2 - mouse2 mouse2
Reload weapon
R
-
R
R
Previous weapon mwheelup
[
mwheelup mwheelup
Next weapon mwheeldown
]
mwheeldown mwheeldown
Drop current weapon
G
-
G
G

MiscellaneousEdit

Action Counter-Strike Counter-Strike: Source Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Default key Alternate key Default key Default key
Turn nightvision on/off
N
-
N
-
Use items
E
-
E
E
Flashlight
F
-
F
-
Spray logo
T
-
T
-
Take screenshot
F5
-
F5
F12
Cheer
J
-
J
-
Quit game -* - -* -*
Report bug - -
F4
F4

* Formerly F10

AdvancedEdit

Counter-Strike: Source
Option Default state
Fast weapon switch
Q
Enable developer console (~) unchecked

NotesEdit

  • To use selective mirrored models for Counter-Strike 1.6, check out this mod.

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