The 100% Steamless version of Counter-Strike 1.6, which it all started with - "CS 1.6 without shit".
Why Steamless? In 2003, Valve made a big mistake. They created Steam. Steam is a program and network that (according to Valve's story) is much easier to use than Half-Life (WON system). Well, it isn't. Many people can't run it because it uses too many system resources, or even when they have a modern pc (like a 1 GHZ+ proc) Steam still keeps lagging. Gaming communities can only run a few servers on the same machine by the same cause.
Although the Steam network now appears to be quite stable, the new Friends function (where you can chat with your CS friends - useless, we have MSN or ICQ for this) doesn't work most of the time, not to mention when you're behind a firewall.
Most of the old-schools didn't like at all that Valve forced them to move to Steam and didn't let them play through the old way. To give people back what Valve shutdown, the Steamless CS Project was started.
Version: Beta 3 / 1.6 Current project status: Steamless CS 1.6 has some bugs, a few less serious than others. These will not be fixed for now. The popularity of this MOD has dropped the past years and until this has not returned to a reasonable level it is most unlikely development will be continued on this project.
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