Founded in late 2003 by Warf!y, Steamless CS Project's first assignment was to port Counter-Strike 1.6. Warf!y examined Steam's structure and saw many possibilities to port Steam games to Half-Life. With coding experience from other projects he succeeded in porting Counter-Strike 1.6 from Steam. He decided to spread this to the world as well as to dig further into Steam and Half-Life. Later in 2003, Reaver came on board as a mapper and coder. Not too long after that, Rguest joined the team as our low-level specialist.
Goal of the Project
While some people consider Steamless CS Project and its network WON2 as 'just another illegal hacking group', it is far different from that. Steamless CS Project's activities are from the ground up legal, while we aim to keep it that way to the maximum extent possible. As such, the goal of the project is simple. We do not 'steal' software from Valve or any other software company. Nor we encourage piracy or support any sites related to such activities. The goal of Steamless CS Project is to give, and keep giving, the Half-Life community the opportunity to stay with the old system, as well as to improve and extend Half-Life in as many areas as possible.
During its existence Steamless CS Project has been mentioned at a great number of major sites. Thanks to the media, Steamless CS Project's user base grew even more. A few examples: 3DGamers, FilePlanet, TGMOnline.it, Half-Life Fusion, CNET, PCGuru, Wikipedia (EN, DE, SV) and the list keeps going if you Google us! We would like to thank the aformentioned as they have shown no reluctance to report on Steamless CS Project. Unfortunately, there are other media out there disregarding WON2, while some even actively censor any form of input from the user community refering to us. This is misplaced fear for legal consequences and a real shame for those out there looking for a way to play their 'oldschool' games.
Steamless CS Project is a non-profit organisation, consisting of a team of hobbyists that put in their time and efforts for the gaming community. As such, it is running entirely on donations. The site and network require maintenance and we need to pay for them to keep services like WON2 up and running, as well as to keep offering our downloads, which tend to generate a lot of traffic every month. If you like what we do, please support us by making a donation. With your donations we can:
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