CS GO Errors and Server Fixes Guide

Valve has gone Globally Offensive today with the launch of CS:GO – That’s your much-anticipated Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. However, the game still has some kinks that need to be sorted out which is where our CS GO Errors and Server Fixes guide will aid you.

CS GO Errors and Server Fixes

It’s Counter-Strike gentlemen, the genre breaking first-person shooter. If you have been eagerly awaiting its launch as I have been but are frustrating by the minor technical difficulties, follow the workarounds listed below to find your way to playing it online.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Bad Textures Fix
This may or may not help but it’s worth tying:

  • Close the game.
  • Open Steam
  • Right click on CS:GO
  • Select Properties
  • Go to Local Files tab
  • Click Verify Integrity Of Game Cache

Note. You are likely to experience texture problems on Windows 8, switch back to Windows 7 to fix the issue. Make sure your video card drivers are up-to-date.

How To Remove Hint Popups
Open console and enter:
cl_showhelp 0
cl_autohelp 0

Game crashes “Wait for the program to respond”
Go to the NTCore site and download the 4GB Patch. Now open archive_4g_patch.zip and run 4g_patch.exe. Now select the executable file of csgo.exe for the patch.

You can alternatively also try deleting appcache. Close Steam down and go to the Steam folder and delete the titled folder “appcache”

CS:GO Blackscreen Fix
You can fix the blackscreen issue by forcing the game to run at your native desktop resolution or the resolution supported by your screen. Go go games launch options box and enter these two commands:

  • -w
  • -h

An example: -w 1920 -h 1080

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is currently unavailable
Follow the workaround #5 to fix this issue.

ATI Fix – How To Disable Windows Key
Download and Install this hotfix to resolve this issue.

Low FPS Fix
If you FPS are hitting extreme lows, you hardware might be conflicting with CS: GO. One particular issue I came across here was fixed by updating Bios.

Failed to Join
Change your download server location to US to fix this issue. I know it’s weird, but works!

CS:GO changes your Field of View based on the display settings. You can tweak the FOV using the values:

  • viewmodel_offset_x
  • viewmodel_offset_y
  • viewmodel_offset_z

If you want something closer to your old CS experience, try tweaking it as follows:

  • Viewmodel_fov 65
  • viewmodel_offset_x 1.5
  • viewmodel_offset_y 2
  • viewmodel_offset_z -1.5
  • cl_bob_lower_amt 12
  • cl_viewmodel_shift_right_amt 0.45

Crosshair Customization
If you want to custmize your CS:GO crosshair, you can follow the detailed instructions here.

Error “Couldn’t Allocate Any Server IP Port, Tried 1 Addresses”
Set your ports by adding these values in console:

  • clientport 27006
  • hostport 27016
  • tv_port 27021


  • Go to Steam’s My games menu
  • Right-click on the game you wish to play
  • Go to Properties
  • From the General tab, click on the Set launch options button
  • Add a different client port number on each machine between 27005 and 27032 in the following format:
  • +clientport 270XX (I’m assuming you can input any two numbers for XX). Note: Do not use 27020
  • Click OK

Can’t Select Team or Disconnect Server
You can fix it by just opening the console and typing “disconnect”.

Weird Flickering
Force the V-Sync to resolve the issue.

CS:GO Low Sound Fix
To resolve this issue:

  • Go to Control Panel
  • Click on Hardware and SOund
  • Click on Sound
  • Window should popup click on communications tab
  • Check ‘do nothing’ under “When windows detects communications activity”

AMD Bulldozer CPU Crashes CS:GO
Follow the detailed instructions about this issue documented here.

Microphone Gain Issue
Go to your config files location and open config.cfg. Go to the line voice_mixer_volume down below and set it to -1. If you can’t find the line then simply create the line.

Alternatively, you can also try to disable other applications’ control over the control of your microphone. For this right click the speaker icon and select recording devices. Now click on your microphone and advanced. Untick allow applications to take exclusive control of this device.

Game Crashes When Loading In To A Server
Before you go ahead and join any server try to turn down the resolution to the lowest setting, and once you’re in simply dial it back up to the desired value and hopefully that should bypass this weird issue.

Failed to Connect to An Acceptable Dedicated Server
If you encounter this error, then go to Windows Firewall and enable the following items.

  • Steaminstall
  • Steam
  • Hl
  • Hl2
  • steamTmp
  • csgo

Alternatively, this could be caused due to your maximum acceptable ping, for this simply open console and type in mm_dedicated_search_maxping “INPUT VALUE HERE”. Keep increasing the number if you can’t fix the issue.

Game Crashing or FPS Dips During Gameplay
Right click CSGO and head into properties. Add launch options and type in –cl_disablehtmlmotd 1 and –no-browser if you wish.

  • Try verifying integrity of your game files if your game insists on crashing.
  • Check if all options in properties>compatibility of csgo.exe are unchecked.
  • Update Realtek Audio Drivers.
  • Try moving the game to your SSD.
  • Turn on Radeon Anti-Lag in Radeon Settings.
  • Turn on Enhanced Sync in Radeon Overly.
  • Try using launch parameters -d3d9ex -novid -no-browser -nojoy -high -r_dynamic 0 -cl_freezecameffects_showholiday 0 -r_drawtracers_firstperson 0 -cl_forcepreload 1.

30 FPS Cap After Win10 Anniversary Update
Open your settings app, and select ‘Gaming’. Now set “Record game clips, screenshots and broadcast using Game Bar” to off.

Error 55
Go to your Steam menu and click on settings. Click account at the left side and click on beta Participation, and simply opt out of all beta programs.

Try re-enabling the steam service. Type C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\bin\Steamservice.exe /Install in the run prompt and then restart steam.

As a last resort you can go to your Steam folder and delete clientregistry.blob and appupdatestats.blob

If you come across anything else, let us know and we will try to help you out.

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