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Terminator11169
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Why are there so few people playing cs2d? An average of 10 -20 players playing at any given time? how is this possible?
15.04.22 03:07:56 am
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Seekay
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Well, it's an old game. Almost 2 decades old by now. Population decline was bound to happen eventually as people's interests change, and their hardware allows for more taxing games. Also there's a lot more big budget free games out there now that people are more interested in, such as CS:GO, League of Legends or Fortnite. And of course gaming in general has gotten massive now, with a variety of games to choose from across multiple platforms. Not a lot of people are gonna hear about CS2D anymore. And when they do, they probably won't stick with it for long. Maybe only checking it out briefly as a curiosity, if they can even be bothered to do that, even with Steam making it easier and more accessible than ever.

But it had a really good run, being almost always active everyday with tons of user generated content being made, with official support seemingly never ending despite no profit. It's really cool how this little indie game made it so far, when so many other indie multiplayer games stay on 0 players forever, even if they don't deserve it. It managed to build a community, got people to connect and make friendships that last to this day, it got people to get into coding, pixel art, map design, which then led to some of them making their own games and maybe even get a job as a programmer and such. It's really awesome, and something to appreciate about CS2D and DC forever.

I'm just waiting for Stranded III: Revenge of the Burning Turtle and Carnage Contest 1.0 now. Aaaany time now.
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15.04.22 04:18:36 am
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Terminator11169
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According to the servers there are some 10 or 20 thousand members or more.
I just don't understand how so few people are playing. There used to be ddos attacks a lot
now there's a new scrollbar glitch.
well hopefully playerage will pick up some someday.
15.04.22 04:27:27 am
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Kolia_rus
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The scrollbar glitch is fixed already, you just need to download the newest CS2D.exe file from the official website. Or you can get a Steam version which will receive automatic updates everytime.
You received a game ban because you seem to be a cheater. You are not able to log-in in-game anymore.
21.04.22 02:16:59 am
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sanji123
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Good old days bro.. Since 2010 it is still best game in my heart. i remember sometimes, Clan wars.. de_dust 2 , aim_shotgun best map ever this game. im cryingggg noo
22.04.22 03:44:00 pm
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Hatsune Miku
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probably you just came late to the party, you can see through my profile, i played this since 2011, that's the glorious day of CS2D, FwS Escape, Citylife, RPG Tibia, Coop Mission, Jailbreak, Happy Town, Deathrun, Zombie Plague (my favorite is when it's the custom one), and many more... ah... such a glorious days.... many player at that days, i wish, we can go back in time, just to enjoy this game once more
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22.04.22 09:34:09 pm
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slimK
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Simple answer: devs don't care about this game, the game is so broken and impossible to update because of the old engine. Now people got decent hardware and theres better games (some of them are free), so yeah people always search for better stuff.
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23.04.22 06:16:16 am
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CS2D is an old game. No one gonna play an old game like CS2D. You can just play CS2D but only few people play it. Even the older Players in here are now adult and cannot play CS2D since their having so many schedule.
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23.04.22 05:28:22 pm
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user slimK has written:
Simple answer: devs don't care about this game, the game is so broken and impossible to update because of the old engine. Now people got decent hardware and theres better games (some of them are free), so yeah people always search for better stuff.

if devs dont't care about the game - game gonna die some years ago. I think game need advertisement. Game have things to do. Like map editing, mods, lua scripts, need just your imagination.
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23.04.22 05:34:46 pm
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Mora
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Yeah but your imaginations limited by the engine limits. And lagness of smth that u'd like to do. People making so much nice mods like Masea, that looks like a completely new game, so why don't you just develop your own 2d game based on cs2d's look but with mechanics you want? That's what I'd like to do in future.
23.04.22 07:14:39 pm
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Kolia_rus
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user UrNightmare has written:
CS2D is an old game. No one gonna play an old game like CS2D. You can just play CS2D but only few people play it. Even the older Players in here are now adult and cannot play CS2D since their having so many schedule.

That's not only because we have a lot of routine to do, but also because it's so easy to get tired after years of actively playing the same game. Even if it receives updates.
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25.06.22 07:28:47 pm
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Game really collapsed in on itself, heh? Back in the day I used to play this game like crazy, now you'll barely see anyone playing, and if there are people, it's some tryhards on a PUB match or something. I loved the custom servers and game modes it had way back. Zombie plague (I remember a really good one), TIBIA, Multigames, C-4....., Escape (this one hit hard, especially for me).
Shame to see it go like that - I had lots of fun playing this game
Why did u revive the game again?
26.06.22 01:09:39 am
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Cuz ppl grew up and having fun doesnt seems to be easy.
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28.06.22 07:31:11 pm
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PHENOM
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just because this game became too old and devs doesn't care about doing updates or helping the game from coming cheaters

this game can rest in piece now
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28.06.22 10:06:18 pm
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Unfortunately this decline was inevitable. The few potential new players that somehow find out about CS2D don't stick for long because they get frustrated from losing/getting rekt all the time to the few active players that still remain, there's not much room for learning/practicing
29.06.22 01:45:04 am
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T-69
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Some of you people are plain wrong here.

user slimK has written:
Simple answer: devs don't care about this game, the game is so broken and impossible to update because of the old engine. Now people got decent hardware and theres better games (some of them are free), so yeah people always search for better stuff.


It's not as broken as you point it out to be, nor impossible to update, it's just that the dev sees no point in adding any new features to the game, and I agree with him. Indie or not, there's a certain point in time when developers stop adding new features to old games, and just fix bugs, if even that.

user UrNightmare has written:
CS2D is an old game. No one gonna play an old game like CS2D. You can just play CS2D but only few people play it. Even the older Players in here are now adult and cannot play CS2D since their having so many schedule.


What does age have to do with anything? Take CS 1.6 as an example, it's pushing 20 years at this point, and doing just fine, with many thousands of players each day.

user MaksDragon has written:
I think game need advertisement.


No amount of advertisement will revive CS2D. People do not find the game attractive, and new players check it out for a few hours and then move on, as there is nothing that will make them want to stay. It's not 2010, the golden era of CS2D is loooong over. It is a sailed ship.

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Now the only players remaining are those who are truly passionate about the game, and won't give it up no matter what, plus a number of constant passerby players, this is a specimen present in many old games. Even though an old game's community shrinks after a few decades, there will always be a few enthusiasts that keep the game just alive enough so that it can be played whenever you feel like it. Take Day of Defeat as an example, a game by Valve released in 2003, with early alphas starting in 1999. It once also had thousands of players, just like CS2D, now it has been reduced to a little over a hundred active players. Valve completely stopped supporting the game long ago, and advertising it, so very few new players exist. But the ones that do, they keep playing the game out of their love for it, not wanting it to completely die. It has a tight-knit, yet small community of people who played it for decades, I know a few of them who played it since its earliest days, and still play it, with no intention of stopping. I'd like to think all of this also applies to CS2D.
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