To make the most out of CSGO we will have to enable the developer console in game. We also recommend keeping your settings in a auto executable file so that you can take it with you easily to tournaments.
Enabling the consoleSection titled Enabling the console
The developer console is a part of the UI that allows you to tweak the most of the aspects of the game. From the console you can do anything from changing you crosshair to setting up a server.
Unfortunately the developer console is disabled by default so we will have to manually enable it from the settings menu.
Settings > Game Settings > Enable Developer Console > Yes
We can then assign a button to open the console by using
bind “anykey” "toggleconsole" replacing
anykey for your desired key.
Creating an autoexecSection titled Creating an autoexec
We will have to create an empty file name
autoexec.cfg and place that file inside:
C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Counter-Strike Global Offensive\csgo\cfg
After adding the file we must edit it and add the
host_writeconfig command at the end of our file such that our settings from the autoexec get written to the game’s config file. You can copy and paste the following code to the end of your
host_writeconfig //Store current settings to config.cfg clear //clear the console output echo "autoexec.cfg loaded, GLHF" //write to the console
CFG files can be run from the console using the exec command.
Enabling the AutoexecSection titled Enabling the Autoexec
If we name our config file anything different than autoexec, it will not execute automatically, thus we have to add a command to our lauch options.
In order for the autoexec to be loaded we must add the following launch option to our game:
To run the autoexec file every time you open CSGO
- Go back to your Steam Library and find CSGO.
- Right-click on CSGO and select “Properties.”
- Under “General” there should be an option called “Launch Options.”
- Type in “exec autoexec.cfg” and close the window.