It is no secret that I am a CS:S addict but a Counter-Strike: Source Surf addict takes time and patience. Up until recently I had neither one for Surf maps. My first experience was not the perfect situation because first the map took a long time to load(I know that is due to server more than maps now.) up the Surf map. Then I get in the map and everyone starts to jump off the ledge on the ramps and it looks easy enough. So I load up my weapons and jump off pressing forward on my keyboard and fall off. So I check my stats and now I have a -1 Kill/Death ratio(if you played CS:S you know what this is, so go get it) and watch others do it with ease. So I load my weapons again but have the same result. So I start asking people on the server how do you stay on the ramps? The responses are as followed: “Stay on the ramp”, “learn how to surf” and my favorite, “LOL, noob.” I really think it is written some where that on Surf servers you can not help newcomers. So after that server I stayed away from Surf servers for a while but always wanted to learn. The way I eventually learned was through trial and error and playing with people that helped me out with little hints. So to help everyone who was like me before I have stumbled across this sight: How to Surf in Counter Strike Source – WikiHow. It has tons of information on Surfing, some that I didn’t even know and will make you a CS:S Surfer in no time. So now where is that elite Surf clan because I am ready to Surf now?!
Well I talked about how great Xfire is and put up my profile with Xfire’s miniprofile. The miniprofile is accessible once you login to Xfire.com. You can change the size and style but that is about it. There is only about four appearances with no way of customizing to your only style. After doing this you have the chance to place it on your website or forums. Xfire users were not happy with this and took it into their own hands. They created a sight called CXS (Custom Xfire Signatures). The first thing you need to do is register then right after you are taking to a page where you can customize everything from the fonts, placement, colors and backgrounds. That’s just scratching the surface because they have made it capable with lastfm.com and their audioscrobbler plugin that displays music that is currently playing through your computer’s music player of choice. My suggestion is to check the forums for any help and questions. I used the sight and created this for my first try with their tools:
What if there was a way of founding your gaming friends online? Better yet there was a way of telling what game they are playing? On top of that being able to talk to them and then joining their server with the same game on your computer? Now you can with the semi-magical program of Xfire. Why is it only partly magical because I can not take away the magical styling of David Blaine, can I?! I do not know but this program does all the aforementioned and more. Download Xfire now before I combust…here is my profile.