Saturday, February 28, 2009

Windows Vista 7...much stable than Windows Vista

By:Vimalesh Narayan
Windows Vista 7...much stable than Windows Vista
HI Folks...!

I've heard that Windows 7 is found to be far more stable than Windows Vista

So just Check 'em out.... Download then.......

I preferred installaing them as my virtual Operating System with the help of VMWARE software.

So below are the Windows 7 beta Download link....

Hope you have better experinces with W7....

Note:These iso images are for testing puposes only.


Thursday, February 19, 2009

CounterStrike Setups

By:Vimalesh Narayan

CounterStrike Setups 

As many people requested for  Counter Strike 1.6 Setup  Below are the Links

Note: This Setup is for CounterStrike players (Clients) not for Server Operators (Host)


CounterStrike 1.6 Setup (289Mb), Edition 2009



(21Mb)  for above link (must download and apply in the same directory)


Enjoy.... !                                    :-)

If above link fails try these below:

Setup (248.4Mb)  #CounterStrike1.6Setup

Patch (34.9Mb) #CounterStrike1.6Patch

Want More  then go here  ----> MAPS and SETUPS Team


Wednesday, February 18, 2009

My Guest Book ! Please Comment !

By:Vimalesh Narayan

Sunday, February 8, 2009

CounterStrike 1.6 Crashed My Computer !

By:Vimalesh Narayan
CounterStrike 1.6 Crashed My Computer !
Today something strange happened to my Counterstrike game !
After 10 minutes of play or so My computer crashed with Showing me a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD).....

Note: Please follow this tutorial if and only if you face the same problem !

What Could have caused it:
  • Click Start ----> select Run ----> type "eventvwr.msc" ---> click (double) "System" option in the window that appears

  • if you get window like this(click here) with RED CROSS (Error) , notedown the time, recall if this is the approximatly the same time when your system was crashed..... then proceed futher.
  • In "Event Viewer" window if the SourceTab shows "IPNATHLP" ,for the same Error above then you should disable ICS (Internet Connection Sharing disabled)

How to Disable Internet Connection Sharing

  • Go to Start ----> Run ---> Type "ncpa.cpl" ---> when "Network Connections" is opened
  • Identify the connection through which you connect to Internet (like my Lan cable directly goes to Modem and modem is configured in Always On mode i.e. PPPoE mode, i.e. Username and PAssword are already saved in modem's/routers webpage. )
  • Right Click on your Connection Icon ----> Properties ---> select "Advanced Tab" see here
  • Deselect both options i.e "All other network users to connect through this copmputer's internet connection" also "All other network users to control or disable the shared internet connection"
  • click ok ----> Reboot your computer
  • Launch your Counterstrike and Hopefully you should see no more system crash while you play.

Please Note: This tutorial is not only for Counterstrike but also for other causes that could have caused your system to crash or reboot unexpectedly. Team

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Virus / Worm Alert PenDrive Users

By:Vimalesh Narayan
How to Delete  Pen Drive/USB Drive/Portable Disk Virus/Worms

Suggestion : You may print this ... it will help you !
Yesterday Only my USB Drive/Pendrive got infected with " Win32/Hakaglan.I worm "

Long story short: Download NOD32 Antivirus , 30 Day Trial version is good for now, then you may purchase it...

Note: I have found not a single Antivirus Solution working for this worm variant.....Only NOD32 Rocked... !   :-)


  • Start your Computer in safe mode (internet enabled mode).
  • Donot Open any Folder or any Drive partition by double clicking it.

  • Go to start ---> Run ---> Type "iexplore"  without parenthesis "" , save the NOD32 setup on Desktop , Double click to launch install
  • Download NOD32 and install it , reboot your PC.
  • Update it (must).
  • Insert your Pendrive/USB drive/Portable Drive into USB port.
  • Open "My Computer" icon , Identify your Pendrive (donot open it, no double clicking on the pendrive icon),
  • RightClick on Pendrive ---> Select "NOD32 Antivirus Sytem" ---->Let it scan.
  • When scan is complete, select  "Scan and Clean" and Let all your Virus burn to Hell.... !
 I have full faith in NOD32 Antivirus Solution ... You must purchase it  if you love your Data..You wont regret at any level !

Hope this helps more than a Little for every Disheartened USB Drive/PD user. Team

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

How To Protect Counter Strike Server !

By:Vimalesh Narayan

How To Protect Counter Strike 1.6 Server !

Recently my CounterStrike 1.6 Server got DOS attacked by some bad guys....

but thanks to Anti CSDOS and ICMP disabled my server remained unharmed..

Note: It is your right to protect your server at all/any cost.

So How Did I Protect my counterStrike 1.6 Server from praying eyes...

3 Steps to secure Counter Strike 1.6 Server:

  • Download AntiCSDOS  and run it .

  • If you have AMX MODX installed then Never install WebMod Plugin as it is very easily exploitable and an attacker can gain access to your PC files , avoid it at any cost because its patch will not be released in near future.
  • Disable ICMP request by registry editing (be VERY CAUTIOUS while you edit registry).


Go to Start --->Run --->Type "regedit" --->Hit enter/return on keyboard ---> open(in order)


Method to take Registry Backup of  ICMP value

Click "File" (top left of registry window) ---> Select "Export" ---> in Export Registry Window , slect to save it on Desktop ---> give any name to file , i choose "ICMP_ENABLED" for "File name:" option ---> Click Save button --->See if new file appears on Desktop (Donot close Registry window at this point).

Now we may safely proceed to Disable ICMP Requests

Method to Disable ICMP Request:

with this path opened in registry


highlight "Parameters" by single click on it --->now look at the right side of window --->Find "EnableICMPRedirect" option , its a DWORD value, change its value from 1 to 0 (zero).

---->Close the Registry window ----> Reboot your Computer for the changes to take effect.

Hope this should solve your CounteStrike 1.6 DOS attack problems to certain extent but the truth is that the DOS or DDOS attacks are considered to be the most dangerous attacks which are capable enough to bring any system down.... but definately thier effects can be minimized to very low level.

Thanks ! 

:-) Team


Best Counter Strike 1.6 Tutorials and More...: How To Create Counter Strike Server for Windows...Latest

By:Vimalesh Narayan

How to Display CounterStrike 1.6 Find Server List Correctly

By:Vimalesh Narayan
How to Display CounterStrike 1.6 Find Server List Correctly
This Guide is not for Server Administrators but for players who are finding it difficult to display their "Find Server" list when they have thier counter strike 1.6 window displayed.
Many times we complain that we dont find Server List getting displayed when we Click
"Find Servers" Option
This can be fixed by following the steps below:
a) DOWNLOAD Master Server File
  • Go to your HDD:\HLDS\platform\config and Delete MasterServers.vdf file
(if present)
Where :
HDD : ----> your installation drive
HLDS: ------> Folder in which you installed Counter Strike 1.6
also note "cstrike" and "platform" folders are in same level of depth.
  • Restart your Counterstrike 1.6 and see if Servers list is getting bigger ....
The main idea is to edit the contents of MasterServers.vdf
(open it in wordpad )
and replace them with this code below:
"addr" ""
"addr" ""
"addr" ""
"addr" ""
"addr" ""
"addr" ""

  • Save it and Close it.
Hope this Solves the Server List problem Team


How To Create Counter Strike Server for Windows XP...Latest

By:Vimalesh Narayan

How To Create Counter Strike Server  1.6 for Windows XP

(Covers both Steam and Non-Steam Server)

Theory : In this article i am going to show you how you can create cs 1.6 server... just follow the instructions and in no time you will be having your very own counter strike server for both steam and without steam.


  • You are Using Windows XP
  • You have atleast 512Kbps ~ 64KBps upload speed (for 10 Player Limit).
  • Your Modem is port forwarded for CounterStrike (port 27000-27030)
  • You have atleast 1Gb RAM , 800MB space left in the drive you want to install the server.
  • You should have some Grey Cells left in you...  :-)

Lets Get Started.....

Follow the Steps Below:

Note:Please replace  D: with the drive letter you want to install CS1.6 server ,Use My Computer to find it. I am using Drive D: , also avoid using OS/system files drive which is usually C: 


  1. Open Drive D:  -----> make new folder named  HLDS
  2. Download HLDSupdatetool.exe from
  3.  a)     or


  4. Copy the hldsupdatetool.exe to the D:\HLDS 
  5. Go to Start (Bottom Left Corner of screen,usualy green start button )---->Run (prompt) ---->Type "cmd" ---> Type "cd\"  -->Type "d:" --->Type "cd HLDS" 
  6. When you get this in command prompt window:


Type as   D:\HLDS>hldsupdatetool.exe -command update -game cstrike -dir D:/HLDS

After Download is 100% complete ............ follow either A  or B

Just in case if you cannot use Hldsupdatetool.exe  Read this ---> Here

A. For CounterStrike 1.6 Server with Steam

Run (double click on hlds.exe, inside D:\HLDS folder) and fillup/Change the options availiable to you.

B. For CounterStrike 1.6 Server without Steam

After you have completed Steps 1-5 follow below :

6. Download from HERE or Mirror 1 or Mirror2 or Mirror3

7.Extract entire contents of to D:\HLDS  folder .....when it asks you to replace\overwrite files just click yes ...and proceed

8. On Desktop create hlds.exe console shortcut to run server in console mode (best mode)

Right click on free space on Desktop --->Select "New" ---> Shortcut (2nd option) -->Type the location of Item :

D:\HLDS\hlds.exe -console -game cstrike +ip External IP +sv_lan 0 +maxplayers 10 +map de_dust2 +sv_ticrate 600

name for the shortcut ----> Console ( i prefer this name ) --->in the end you will see the Red Icon on you Desktop ...just double click it to start CounterStrike 1.6 Server (without Steam).

sv_ticrate will increase your server FPS ... so dont lower it below 600

Now Add these lines to server.cfg file, located in cstrike/ folder

setmaster add
setmaster add
setmaster add
setmaster add
setmaster add
setmaster add
setmaster add
setmaster add
setmaster add
setmaster add
setmaster add
setmaster add
setmaster add
setmaster add

setmaster enable

sv_voicecodec voice_speex
sv_voiceenable 0
sv_voicequality 1

or Read This Too -----> Here

Most Important:

sv_minrate 0

To calculate these values go to This Link

also Visit Here for Proper calculation of values

For your  convenience Shortcut should look like this ---->  HERE

Server Management

I Often use these commands in my server for various reasons , explore your self to know more:

a) stat




also in Task Manager Give highest priority to your CounterStrike 1.6 Server

i.e HLDS.exe


Finding it too difficult to Understand then download this   -----> Here 

(we dont support this stuff though)

Any questions ?   any problems ? any corrections ? Team






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