Launching Without Background Maps

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Running the game with the -console launch parameter will prevent it from loading background maps. There are three ways to do this:

  • Create a shortcut to the game's executable, and add the parameter after the path in the shortcut properties.
  • If you are launching the game through Hammer, you can add this to "Additional game parameters" in the Run Map dialog.
  • in your Steam library, right-click on the game and Choose Properties. Click the "Set Launch Options" button and add -console to the text field.