Post Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:19 pm

CS:GO blank screen, can't join but HLSW shows it's up

In CS:GO if you get a blank screen and you can't join the server: the likely cause is the default map on the command line not existing in the map group. If you turn on console logging you will see the following error in the console output (this example is an attempt to run ar_baggage in the Classic Casual gamemode:


Note that the line "ApplyGameSettings: Map ar_baggage not part of Mapgroup mg_bomb" only appears after someone attempts to join the server and there seems to be no other indication that something is wrong (other than the blank screen when trying to join).