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Ioann «Edward» Sukhariev

Many novice players really underestimate the importance of using headphones in competitive CS. But some information about what is happening around us we can get only from sounds, can’t we?
Ioann «Edward» Sukhariev


Sounds in Counter-Strike

 
 The sound in Counter-Strike is distributed in headphones by two directions (right-left), by playback volume (further-closer) and, of course, by types of sounds (steps-shooting-explosion etc.). Over time you will learn in a fraction of a second to determine which sound is coming from where and therefore how to react to it. 
 

How to learn to hear?

 
  Interesting question, isn’t it? And how to learn to watch? How to learn to identify a meal by its taste? The only thing which can help in this case is practice. Try to spend as much time as possible playing in the headphones. Eventually your ears will adapt to the transferred from the game information and you will instinctively start understanding where your opponent is and what he is doing. At first it won’t be very easy, but every professional sooner or later had to face that in his early career. 
   I strongly recommend that you buy earphones with built-in or portable sound card. Any reasonable person would object: “How can a size of a matchbox soundcard be better than my cool built-in one?” The answer is simple: “It can’t.” It's all about not the quality or beauty of sounds coming from the speakers. The whole point of a portable sound card is that if you participate in any LAN-tournaments or play from a different PC, the sound would always remain the same. Trust me, it’s a very useful “trick”. In future you can see it for yourself.
 
Check out how the player received information about the opponents using headphones.

Tricks

 
Not only should you learn how to listen, you should also know how to use them and what to expect.div>
  • If you shoot through the walls from M4A1 with a silencer from a short distance you can hear how it hits. And if you listen carefully to somebody else’s shot, you will perfectly hear hits no matter what gun it is.
  • If you throw an HE-grenade into a texture you won’t hear the sound of explosion. But if the enemy happens to be in the blast area, you will hear a distinctive sound of hitting the opponent.
  • If you jump and crouch in the air, you will hear a single step. This can be used to convince the opponent that you fell from a small height.
  • On the de_nuke map, on the "ramps", above the descents to the plant B there are little lamps. If you shoot at them, you will hear the sound same as the sound of the breaking window downstairs.
  • • When you learn to better distinguish the distance to the running enemy, you can start a fire in advance, leaving no chance to the opponent.
 

 

Authorprb Date25 January 2013, 14:47 Views6850 Comments9
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edrilordz
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#1 ph edrilordz 19 September 2014, 04:57
^_^... well-said...
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edrilordz
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#2 ph edrilordz 19 September 2014, 04:57
thanks NaVi!!!
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#3 ph edrilordz 22 September 2014, 06:56
very well-said!!!
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edrilordz
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#4 ph edrilordz 22 September 2014, 06:56
more tutorials no more noobs anymore ^_^
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edrilordz
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#5 ph edrilordz 7 October 2014, 05:35
ty NaVi!!!
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edrilordz
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#6 ph edrilordz 7 October 2014, 05:35
GLHF for your future matches!!!
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edrilordz
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#7 ph edrilordz 11 October 2014, 09:46
thanks NaVi!!!
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edrilordz
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#8 ph edrilordz 11 October 2014, 09:47
yeah!!!
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J4ckTh3R1pp3r
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#9 it J4ckTh3R1pp3r 19 December 2014, 14:17
Thanks for this guide on older version of Counter-Strike!!!
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