CSGO : Launch Options
This page is a guide about Launch Options and explanations of some useful commands for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
First: What is a Launch Options?
Launch options are commands, that you tell the game to perform an action when launching it or that you force a specific setting. For example, you can specify the window height and width you want the game to start with. Every new launch option starts with a dash (-), but you can also put console commands in the launch options. These need a plus (+) in front of them (e.g. + exec xellse.cfg -NOVID).
Second: Where can I set these launch options?
That’s rather easy. Take a look at the picture (You can find it at the end of the guide) and just follow step by step:
1. Launch options. Right-click Counter-Strike: Global Offensive in your game library in the main Steam window
2. Select “Properties” in the menu
3. A new window will open. Click on the “SET LAUNCH OPTIONS” button
4. Another new window will open. In this one, you can set the different launch options. Every new launch option starts with a dash or a plus, DO NOT separate the launch options with a comma or a semicolon, just a space needs to go in between the different launch options.
5. Click OK and Close and your all set!
e.g.:-refresh 144 -tickrate 128 -nojoy -nod3d9ex -noaafonts -novid -high -threads 4 +exec XELLSE.cfg
Setting this launch option will open the console automatically when opening the game. There is no real need to set this launch option in CS:GO, because you can just set a toggle key in your ingame options or your autoexec and, unlike CS:S, the toggle key actually works. Some people still like to set this launch option, so they are able to see echos they put in their autoexec and know that the autoexec was executed properly.-novid
Turns off the Valve intros, saving you precious seconds every time you boot into the game.
If you create an offline game with bots without this launch option set, the created server will run at tickrate 64. If this launch option is set, the offline servers will always run at tickrate 128. Click here to more about TICKRATE.
/ -refreshrate / -freq
You can force your monitor to run at a specific refresh rate with this launch option. This only makes sense if your monitors maximum refreshrate is higher than 60. If it isn’t and you set this launch option to 120, you can seriously damage your monitor.
Gives the game high priority in your CPU, meaning background tasks won’t slow it down as much. Useful for keeping web browsers running on a second monitor while playing. Messing with CPU priority isn’t a risk free operation, but is unlikely to damage anything permanently. Try disabling this command if you’re getting bluescreens.
Tells the game how many CPU cores it has access to. Recommended to set this to however many cores your computer has (probably 4). Exactly whether this will improve or decrease your performance is specific to your computer, so enable or disable this command as necessary.-full / -fullscreen
This launch option forces the game to run in fullscreen mode. The game will ignore this launch option, if -windowed / -window / -sw / -startwindowed option is also set.
-windowed / -window / -sw / -startwindowed
This will force the game to run in windowed mode. Should not be set without -w and -h also being specified. The game will ignore this launch option, if -full / -fullscreen option is also set.-w
This forces the game to start with the resolution you specified, e.g. -w 1920 -h 1080.
Using this launch option will remove the border that Windows puts around the window when the game is run in windowed mode.
LOW VIOLENCE - The blood will be removed from the game.
CSGO in English.
These launch options have absolutely no effect in CS:GO. Use m_rawinput 1 and m_customaccel 0 instead. Or don’t, since it’s creating input lag for some people. Test a bit and use the settings you’re most comfortable with.
Option removed in CSS, that is, does nothing else :D.
There has been a problem in CS:GO since the release, that the configs are loaded in a wrong order. The easiest way to avoid that problem, is adding host_writeconfig at the very end of your autoexec and making sure, that your config isn’t set to read-only. The command overwrites any cvars in the config.cfg with the ones in the autoexec.cfg when the autoexec is executed. Do not set a launch option +exec autoexec.cfg, the autoexec is loaded anyway. Right now, this seems to be the only method to make your autoexec definitely work.CSGO folder`s way is: C: \ Program Files \ Steam \ steamapps \ common Counter-Strike Global Offensive \ csgo \ cfg
Option Cloud enable: C: \ Program Files \ Steam \ userdata \
increase FPS by preloading maps (not necessarily faster, that depends on your PC)
removes joystick support.
Disables D3D9ex, an improvement that promises to make alt + tab faster and does not interfere with FPS. *** Many say it has no effect.
No anti aliasing fonts, Basically turns off something related to anti aliasing, promising to increase FPS, but players complain that it loses sharpness in the game.
XellSe's LAUNCH OPTIONS:
-nojoy -novid -high