CS2 Autoexec Setup

Novice players often encounter the issue of their CS2 configuration resetting without explanation when launching the game. In such situations, configuring and utilizing Autoexec can prove invaluable. This article guides you on saving your preferences to the configuration file, launching another person's game config, and rectifying game settings resets using Autoexec.

Understanding Autoexec?

CS2 developers provided a brilliant opportunity for players to customize practically all existing settings. Players regularly try different screen resolutions, experiment with mouse sensitivity, crosshair, viewmodel position, HUD, binds, etc. Some of the Counter Strike 2 settings are performed exclusively through the developer’s console. Occasional reset of game setup can become a real nightmare if you did not save them beforehand. In order not to set up everything once again, there is an Autoexec file. Autoexec — is actually a .cfg file, where all your settings and commands are securely saved and automatically applied when you start CS2. Autoexec gives you a big advantage, especially if you have several computers or you decided to visit a LAN tournament in your city. Simply download your Autoexec config on a flash drive or place it online, after that you can use it on your new computer. All settings, except for Video will be automatically applied by Autoexec. Video setup should be manually adjusted. Just 1 minute and everything is done! You can play using your own commands without any issues. Autoexec will not only optimize the application of your own settings but also receive the opportunity to use the settings of someone else, e.g. pro-players or your friends. So, if you want to feel yourself with awp as s1mple, just download his Autoexec and upload it through the console. Over the course of time, you will be able to restore your previous setup as easily.

Step-by-Step Guide to Setup Autoexec CS2

How to setup Autoexec CS2? Follow these steps to make the setup process as seamless as possible:

1. Locate Your CS2 Folder - Open your CS2 game folder, typically found in the "Steam/steamapps/common/Counter-Strike" directory. You will need to navigate to this folder to access the relevant files.

2. Create an Autoexec File - Create a new text file within the CS2 folder and name it "autoexec.cfg." Ensure that the file extension is ".cfg" and not ".txt."

3. Open the Autoexec File - Right-click on the newly created "autoexec.cfg" file and choose a text editor such as Notepad or Notepad++ to open it.

4. Add Configurations and Commands - Customize your autoexec file by adding specific configurations and commands. For example, if you want to adjust your mouse sensitivity, you can include the command "sensitivity 2.5" in your autoexec file.

5. Save and Close - Once you have added all the desired configurations and commands, save the autoexec file and exit the text editor.

6. Enable Autoexec Execution - To ensure that your CS2 game executes the autoexec file, open the game and access the console by pressing the tilde (~) key. Then, type "exec autoexec.cfg" and press ENTER.

Congratulations! As you can see, there’s nothing complicated about how to setup CS2 Autoexec. Your personalized configurations and commands will be implemented upon launching the game consistently.

How to create a Config File

Begin by setting up the game. Open the developer’s console and input the command "host_writeconfig name," where "name" is the desired config name. This creates a name.cfg file.

Great, we passed the first stage. Next, let's start searching for your config: Locate name.cfg in Program Files(x86)/Steam/userdata/Your steamID3/730/local/cfg/name.cfg or use third-party services to find your SteamID3.

Alternatively, retrieve your trade offer link; the only numbers in this link are your SteamID3.

Place name.cfg in the folder: Steam/steamapps/common/Counter-Strike Global Offensive/cs2/cfg.

Utilizing Config as Autoexec

The most challenging part is over. 1) Now, install an automatic application of your config every time you launch the game using the +exec launch option. 2) Rename it to autoexec.cfg and add the +exec autoexec.cfg command to the game launch options. 3) In the Steam library, right-click on CS2, go to Properties, open the general tab, click Set Launch Options, enter +exec autoexec.cfg, and click OK. +exec autoexec.cfg

Done! Your Autoexec will now be applied automatically when starting the game.

Launching Someone’s CFG File?

As an example, we will take the configurations of professional players. Many of us have wondered "what settings these players are using?" "How can I do the same?". Begin by downloading the config with a pro-player setup. Before proceeding, save your personal autoexec as we've explained. 1) Download the archive with the settings file. 2) Unzip the config file in any preferred folder. 3) Go to Steam/steamapps/common/Counter-Strike Global Offensive/cs2/cfg and place the downloaded config file there. 4) Start the game, open the developer’s console (~ by default), and input the command "exec name," where "name" is the downloaded config file's name. 5) Adjust video settings separately and enjoy your game. Done! To revert to your previous setup, input the command "exec name," where "name" is your previous config file's name.

Editing the Configuration File

The config is essentially a simple txt file containing lines with commands for the game. Open and edit the config file with Windows Notepad or Notepad++. The config file consists of standard console commands similar to those entered in the developer’s console. If you need to update the config file, consider recreating it through the developer’s console - it's easier and less prone to errors when manually writing commands.