Overview

This section is dedicated to providing you with the latest L4D1 & L4D2 tweaks and optimization tips.

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Left 4 Dead

Kaizen’s Left 4 Dead FPS config

Left 4 Dead 2

Kaizen’s Left 4 Dead 2 FPS config

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Index

How to prevent hackers from stealing your game account

Prevent Stolen Accounts One of the biggest problems circulating the Internet has always been the chance of identity theft. While you may think that most hackers are only after your banking information, (which is pretty true), personal data such as your phone number, legal full name and home address are extremely valuable to them as […]

Handling Processes For Serious Gaming

Learn how to free up your memory and processor speed to further maximize your gaming experience.

Minimizing to Desktop Randomly While Gaming?

Randomly minimizing full screen games to the desktop? We have the solution here!

Left 4 Dead Performance Guide

Tired of lag and poor frame rates? This Left 4 Dead performance guide shows you how to increase FPS in Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2.

TweakUI A gamer’s optimization tool

Learn how TweakUI can help optimize your system performance by disabling annoying Windows eye-candy.

Scan and cleanup your registry

Cleanup your Windows Registry and learn how to defrag it for maximum PC performance.

Tune up Windows

Tune up your computer’s performance by cleaning and tweaking Windows.

TCP Optimizer – speed up your network connection

Optimize your network settings Thanks to Speedguide.net, there’s a little program that allows you to optimize your network settings with the click of a button. The program is called “TCP Optimizer” which I’ve been using for years. It allows you to increase your MTU (Maximum Transmission Unit) to a higher range such as 1500, customize […]

Speed up your performance, remove spyware

Remove Spyware what? Of all the things that can be wastefully eating away your precious CPU and RAM resources, spyware takes the cake. Spyware is a computer user’s nightmare proving to be the most annoying and most notorious software ever created. Few people even recognize they have spyware until it becomes so bad that they […]

Use mIRC to find FPS scrims or ringers!

Learn, setup and install mIRC to find scrims and ringers for your favorite competitive First Person Shooters!

Windows media player performance tweak?

A Windows Media Player Trick This pertains mainly to load times, but you may see an increase in FPS as well. Next time you run Counter-strike 1.6 or Source try leaving Windows media player idly running in the background (obviously not playing any songs). Apparently Windows Media Player will speed up the performance of your […]

A great wireless mouse guide

I personally do not use wireless peripherals for fear of a poor connection, but if you do, the following article from Tweak3d is for you. Actually even if you don’t use a wireless device, this article is worth a read. The article delves in the topic of maximizing the tracking performance specifically for wireless devices. […]

How to juggle a girlfriend and gaming

Women are complicated As you may know 95% of women despise guys who play video games for even a few minutes let alone a few hours. Don’t despair friend, there are plenty of ways to get your girlfriend to accept your addiction.. in fact, you may even be able to get her to embrace it! […]

LCD Refresh Rate Issue

So how can I fudge a few more fps into my game? If you’re like me, you got a flat-screen LCD and are stuck with a low fps (but a pretty pretty screen!). What you may not know is that your in-game resolution is a mute point if you’re desktop resolution is too high. There […]

The accusations are endless

You’re kicking ass and chewing bubblegum, hell, you even just ran out of bubblegum.. The next thing you know everyone and their dog is calling you a f’ing cheater, a no skill hack. This makes you angry.. they won’t like you when you’re angry!!! Cool down Hulkster, chances are, this is exactly what those noobs […]

Can you dodge a bullet?

Bullet dodging is difficult to master, but a highly effective skills to learn. Impossible you say? Well, technically yes… you can’t really dodge a bullet, but what you can do is learn to dodge an opponent’s trigger finger. His hands are no faster than yours, it’s just the timing. Of course this tactic wont save […]

A very in depth system tweak guide

As most gamers know, it’s important to have your system running at optimal performance if you want to be competitive. A Great Tweak Site Koroush Ghazi of tweakguides.com has created a bunch of “tweak-guides” which cover nearly everything you need to know on this very topic. He goes in depth and explains exactly why he […]

3 coffee-break tips to becoming a better player

Tip#1: Lead your shots Unless you’re a flick-shot master, when aiming, it is very important to lead your cross-hair ever so slightly in front of moving targets. The reason for this is that you can predict exactly where your target will be in the next millisecond, and not need to adjust your aim to compensate. […]

Test your aim, sv_showimpacts 1

Know where your bullets are going When people spray through doors, usually they have no idea where their bullets are traveling. To be an amazing player in Counter-strike 1.6 and Counter-strike Source, it’s important to know the in’s and out’s of each weapon, how the bullets react, and what walls you can shoot through. Few […]

The element of surprise

Being unpredictable in First Person Shooters There’s no better way to get kills. When you catch your enemy by surprise you have complete control of the fight. If you attack your opponent while your location is unknown to them, you will have the advantage of superior reaction time. Even the fastest of players will not […]

Key Binding Setup, ESDF not WASD

ESDF, WASD what? If you have no idea what “WASD” or “ESDF” stand for, they’re simply a set of keys used to move around in first person shooters. For example, in a “WASD” setup, the “W” represents forward, the “S” backwards, and the “A” and “D” keys represent strafing left or right accordingly. This has […]

Don’t modify your Windows Sensitivity

Where did this come from? I’ve touched upon this topic briefly in my other mouse posts but i wanted to clarify exactly why adjusting your mouse sensitivity, via the windows control panel, is a bad idea. Resist the temptation You know who you are. The ones that claim that their first generation, 800 DPI(dots per […]

Disabling mouse acceleration in Windows XP

What is mouse acceleration? If you’ve never heard the term “mouse acceleration” then this article is for you as you. Mouse acceleration is a annoying feature found in all versions of Microsoft Windows that artificially increases the speed of your mouse cursor based on how fast you move the mouse across your mouse pad. It […]

Optimizing your USB Mouse polling-rate

Polling what? By default Windows limits a user’s USB update-rate, or polling rate to a mere 125hz(125 updates per second). Sure that sounds like a decent number, but when you factor in just how far USB gaming mice have progressed, it’s slow as molasses. What’s the point of 4000 DPI if you’re being bottlenecked at […]

Got a CRT? Use Refreshlock!

What is monitor Refresh Rate? Monitor refresh rate is exactly what it sounds, it refers to the rate at which your screen refreshes. So if your refresh rate is set to 60hz, your monitor is redrawing the image on your screen at 60 times per second. But i heard refresh rates don’t effect LCD’s? WRONGG! […]

Destroying bad habits

“Oops, I did it again” How many times have you died in Counter-Strike and said to yourself “Oops”? You know what I’m talking about, the deaths you felt you could have prevented but they continue to plague your game round after round. These mistakes really start to add up over time and knowing how to […]

Running Steam in Low CPU Priority

Running Steam in Low CPU Priority Everyone knows Steam is a resource hog. What many people don’t realize is that Windows has a command to run pretty much any program in, high or low CPU priority. Start by creating a new txt file on your desktop named “Steamstart.txt” and enter the below: If you installed […]

“The secret rule” to headshots

What Secret rule? I could drive this point home over and over again in the minds of average cs players. It seems so simple, but this rule is what separates the good from the bad. The elite from the average. In fact, ancient civilizations have known about this secret for thousands of generations. Their soldiers […]

Concentration is key

Being competitive in Counter-Strike Source is heavily dependent on concentration. If you can’t concentrate fully on the game, you’re bound to make mistakes and miss shots that you normally wouldn’t. So obviously if you want to compete and play at the highest level, you will need to remove all distractions from your play area. Most […]

Pulling out of Slumps

It happens to everyone at some point. You’re at the top of your game, feeling unstoppable. You’ve just clutched the last 3 rounds, it seems no one can take away your momentum. Then your enemy gets a lucky head-shot on you, then another, and another. Suddenly you find yourself doubting your abilities and believing your […]

How to improve your reaction time

Learning to react like a god Reaction time is critical in Counter-strike source for obvious reasons. In the end, Counter-strike source all boils down to who can kill who faster. If you have faster reflexes than your opponent, you have more time to aim, thus have a higher likelihood of killing them first. Before getting […]