CS 1.5 -> History :( (1 Viewer)


Senior Member
Mar 26, 2003
Its true...:down: :down: :down:

"Valve Software announced today in a press release and a short note posted on the Steam Web site that it will be shutting down its WON authentication servers starting July 26 and ending July 31. As a result, in order to play Valve's games online, including Counter-Strike, Half-Life, and Day of Defeat, players will have to download and use Valve's free Steam service.

Because Steam features automatic upgrading as part of its service, the move is sure to ruffle the feathers of the rather large community of disaffected Counter-Strike 1.5 players, who refused to upgrade to Counter-Strike 1.6 when it was released. Many cite long load times, performance hits, and game crashes when using Steam as reasons for not upgrading and switching over to Valve's centralized online gaming service. Others were more concerned with game balance issues in the update, especially those involving the extremely controversial riot shield, and they maintain that version 1.5 is far better. Until now, they could still play on individual servers that ran the older version. "

:( I'm not a big fan of steam (1.6) and will miss the simplicity of 1.5. I hope I can still use All Seeing Eye to access servers near my area with 1.6 though...

Let the upgrades begin......... :groan:

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Senior Member
Apr 22, 2003
Steam is annoying to use. I stopped playing at around 1.3 after a long and glorious career starting from beta God-knows-which-number


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