Retro Dust II Map Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Counter-Strike

It was 20 years ago today that Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play. It was also 20 years ago today that Beta 1 of the Counter-Strike modification for Half-Life was released (called "CounterStrike" at the time). To celebrate the 20th anniversary, Valve announces the a retro version of the venerable Dust II map is now available in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, offering the chance to bask in some dusty nostalgia. Here's a 2003 article on The Making Of: Dust from its originator Dave Johnson (thanks Levelord) and here's word on the release:
Twenty years ago, a humble Half-Life mod changed the gaming world. Constantly evolving and shifting over the years, Counter-Strike has never lost its fundamentals: it’s easy to learn, takes a lifetime to master, and is supported by a massive global community.

You can celebrate the history of CS with a retro version of Dust II, currently available in the Casual Dust II map group. There’s also a new sticker capsule featuring the unsung heroes of CS – chickens!
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KilgoreTrout wrote on Jun 19, 2019, 19:18:
I started "late", Beta 6. A year or three later CS almost ruined my marriage, and after that I have only visited the game casually. I know a guy who still plays 1.6 incessantly, though.

Nowadays my own kids beat me easily. You simply can't compete with those teenage reflexes.

I've played quite a bit of GO, but my usual is still CS:S GunGame Deathmatch.
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I started "late", Beta 6. A year or three later CS almost ruined my marriage, and after that I have only visited the game casually. I know a guy who still plays 1.6 incessantly, though.

Nowadays my own kids beat me easily. You simply can't compete with those teenage reflexes.
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Flatline wrote on Jun 19, 2019, 17:52:
I forgot what beta I got in on, might have been Beta 1 since we were doing lan parties at that point, but I remember one of the early bugs the hitscan guns would leave green hitscan bars behind as 3d artifacts. So you'd come around a corner and see this mass of green bars hovering in space and wonder at the firefight that happened.

Edit: Counter Strike and all the wall hacks and driver hacks and aimbots and shit is actually what put me off of PUGs and late from FPS games in general.

That wasn't a bug it was a setting you could turn on as sort of a low level hack.
The bars would poke through walls and you could sort of use it as a wall hack.
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I forgot what beta I got in on, might have been Beta 1 since we were doing lan parties at that point, but I remember one of the early bugs the hitscan guns would leave green hitscan bars behind as 3d artifacts. So you'd come around a corner and see this mass of green bars hovering in space and wonder at the firefight that happened.

Edit: Counter Strike and all the wall hacks and driver hacks and aimbots and shit is actually what put me off of PUGs and late from FPS games in general.
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SacredGinmill wrote on Jun 19, 2019, 16:24:
The earliest version I remember is when you could run the dropped guns back to your teams spawn point.

Gun running is alive and well in others games though...
I see nice teammates doing it every once in a blue moon on PUBG or Apex Legends.
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Tipsy McStagger wrote on Jun 19, 2019, 15:31:
panbient wrote on Jun 19, 2019, 14:22:
Beta 1.6 FOREVER!

I liked 1.3 where you could bunny hop and knife guys in the head. I was really good at that.

I only used MP5 until 1.4 when I couldn't incessantly hop anymore. What I was doing (and likely you as well) isn't really *bunny-hopping* as we weren't picking up speed (but we also weren't losing it either). The bunny hopping technique actually never got fixed, you can still bunny hop (pick up speed using specially executed jumps) to this day, it's just not that easy. Regular jumping started slowing you down in 1.4 of course.
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Celebrate the 20th anniversary by releasing a map that came out 18 years ago

My own 20th anniversary with the game will be December 2019.
I started playing in beta 5.2 when the bomb maps were introduced (still no de_dust2 yet though)
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The earliest version I remember is when you could run the dropped guns back to your teams spawn point.
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panbient wrote on Jun 19, 2019, 14:22:
Beta 1.6 FOREVER!

I liked 1.3 where you could bunny hop and knife guys in the head. I was really good at that.
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Beta 1.6 FOREVER!
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Xero wrote on Jun 19, 2019, 13:31:
It's hilarious to me when the community that has only played CS GO Dust_II call it overplayed.

It's like, NO, LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT IT BEING OVERPLAYED!

I was probably sick of playing it while you weren't even conceived yet.
That s The Way It Was And We Liked It
- I refer to it as BC, Before Corona, and AD, After Disaster. -
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It's hilarious to me when the community that has only played CS GO Dust_II call it overplayed.

It's like, NO, LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT IT BEING OVERPLAYED!

I was probably sick of playing it while you weren't even conceived yet.
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I am pretty sure there is a HL 3 in there ......somewhere
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I wonder if the old spam spots still work, allowing for AK frags through walls that are 6 feet thick of sandstone. Only one way to find out!
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oh god im so old...
Steam + PSN: PHJF
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