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is a console command available in all Source Source games.

Syntax: play <sound_name>

Play a sound where "sound_name" is the specified sound with the path from <sound/>.

Example: play "common/stuck1.wav" This will play the sound "stuck1.wav" in the folder "sound/common/".

Note.pngNote:If you omit the file extension, it will also works if the file is a .wav sound.
Warning.pngWarning:If you trigger this command from a map in Hammer editor, never try to pass string parameters to a script function with this input. It will corrupt the VMF structure because of the nested quotation marks, which then must be removed manually with a text editor in order to recover your map.

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