Oki, this is big news guys and the HA/SPA team asked me to inform you of this, but read the article first. “In an announcement made today Gabe Logan Newell (54), known as Gaben, stated that in order to insure that Valve as a company would stay relevant in the future, they would have to make some drastic changes to their popular Source-Engine. The changes will mainly be the removal of the console and the feature commands users have had free access to up until now. This will heavily affect popular games such as Counter Strike GO, Counter Strike Source, Left 4 Dead 2 and Half-Life 2. Gaben stated that the use of a console is an outdated practice and none of the most modern games use consoles anymore. “We are afraid that a console might confuse the players and they might change settings they don’t want changed and in worst chase scenarios this can lead to people getting banned from their favorite gameservers.” AAA game developers have stopped using consoles long ago, Gaben continues, and he points to games like No Man's Sky, Resident Evil 7 & Breath of the Wild and the success they have. It only makes sense for a company like Valve to take the next step and join its customers there. Valve plans to update all the games that uses the Source-Engine sometime this weekend.” (from NewYork Times) We have done some digging and read what the sourcemod community have to say about this. And from what we understand this mean BIG changes: - No more use of the console. ITS GONE! - The use of console-commands is GONE! - No more use of the chat to use commands, because the commands are GONE! - The “admin-commands” will no longer work in the console or chat. - To use the admin-commands you will have to use the !admin menu, for EVERYTHING! - Your keybindings will no longer work, only the usual binds that you can change in the Options Menu. - You will no longer be able to make demos or see someones STEAMID. This is only some of the changes that will have the most impact on us. We expect the sourcemod community to figure something out, but the games are old and this might take half a year or maybe 1-2 years. As we understand this means that the burden on modders will increase and in the future we will most likely have to pay for using the mods. The expected amount is 100-150€ a month. Please give us your thoughts and reactions to this horrible news. Maybe a solution?