RE: What are useful console commands in Half-Life 2?
Half-Life 2, like many games developed on the Source Engine, has a robust system of console commands that can be used to tweak the game, enhance gameplay, or just have some fun. Here are some of the most useful console commands in Half-Life 2: 1. `sv_cheats 1`: Enables the use of cheat commands. Most commands that alter gameplay directly require this to be enabled. 2. `god`: Makes you invincible. sv_cheats must be enabled. 3. `noclip`: Allows you to fly around the map and pass through objects. Great for when you get stuck or if you want to explore. sv_cheats must be enabled. 4. `impulse 101`: Gives you all weapons and replenish health/ammo. It's considered a cheat command, so sv_cheats must be enabled. 5. `cl_showfps 1`: Displays your current frames per second (FPS) in the top left corner of the screen. Useful for benchmarking and performance tuning. 6. `mat_fullbright 1`: Sets the lighting to full brightness. It can help you see better in dark areas, but it will make the game look flat and unshaded. Change it back to 0 to revert it to normal. 7. `hud_quickhelp/text? 0`: These commands hide different parts of your HUD (Heads-Up Display). This can be useful for taking cleaner screenshots or for a more immersive experience. 8. `r_drawviewmodel 0/1`: This command is used to hide (0) or show (1) weapon models. It can be used for taking clear screenshots, reducing the screen clutter, or for a more cinematic gameplay experience. 9. `changelevel