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CPointClientCommand defined in client.cpp

point_clientcommand is a point entity available in all Source Source games. It issues commands to the client console as if they were typed manually by the player. The client commands are sent as parameters of the Command input. Only one instance of the entity is ever needed in a map.

In multiplayer games, the commands are only executed on the Activator's client. If the activator was not a player, then it simply won't do anything (unless it's in commentary mode; then the command will be executed from the first player). If you require all players to execute the command, use the point_broadcastclientcommand entity instead.

This command (in conjunction with point_servercommand and the config (cfg) file) used to allow a client to cheat on multiplayer servers through changing player names, execute client commands, and other things. On multiplayer servers, any command that DOES NOT HAVE the FCVAR_SERVER_CAN_EXECUTE flag set cannot be executed by this entity; any attempt will be reported and blocked.

Note.pngNote:In Garry's Mod Garry's Mod , due to abuse, the point_servercommand and point_clientcommand is removed.
PlacementTip.pngWorkaround: Use lua_run RunConsoleCommand('command')


Name (targetname) <string>
The targetname that other entities refer to this entity by.


Command <string>
Command to execute.
Icon-Bug.pngBug:In Hammer, using " symbol in parameter field will corrupt the VMF file's structure, making the file unviewable for the next Hammer session.
Fix: Remove additional " symbols manually with a text editor.

Usable ConVars/ConCommands in multiplayer

Note.pngNote:In Left 4 Dead series item equipping related commands only work when bound or used on human player with this entity

Following commands have "server_can_execute" flag.


Cvar/CommandParameters or default valueDescriptorEffect
echo<string>Echo text to console.
cancelselectIn Half-Life style hud cancels currently selected weapon
firstpersonGo into firstperson view
invnextIn Half-Life style hud selects next weapon
invprevIn Half-Life style hud selects previous weapon
lastinvEquips previously used weapon
(only in Team Fortress 2)+inspectForce weapon inspection
(only in Team Fortress 2)-inspectCancel weapon inspection
slot0 - slot10In Half-Life style hud selects slot with the given number
(only in Left 4 Dead 2)cl_consistencycheckTriggers the client to perform a consistency check
cl_soundscape_flushFlushes the client side soundscapes
play<string><sound path>Play a sound.
playgamesound<string><soundscript>Play a sound from the game sounds txt file
soundfade<float> <float> [<float> <float>]<percent> <hold> [<out> <int>]Fade in/out all client volume
sndplaydelay<float> <string><delay_in_sec> <soundname>Play a sound with a given delay. Negative to skip ahead
(only in Left 4 Dead 2)snd_playsounds<string> [<float> <float> <float>]<soundscript> [<x> <y> <z>]Play sounds from the game sounds txt file at a given location
snd_setsoundparam<string> <volume <float 0.0-1.0> |level SNDLVL_<int 1-179>><soundscript> <volume <vol> |level SNDLVL_<db>>Can change level or volume of a soundscript.
examples: snd_setsoundparam Flaregun.Detonate volume 0.1
snd_setsoundparam Flaregun.Detonate level SNDLVL_120
redirect<string><server ip address>Redirect client to specified server.
Note.pngNote:In Team Fortress 2, the client must have the server favorited in the server browser for this to work.
retryRetry connection to current (or last) server.
r_cleardecalsClear all client decals
Icon-Bug.pngBug:Cannot be used without sv_cheats 1 in Left 4 Dead 2
In other games, this command will only work without cheats but ONLY on dedicated servers.
In Team Fortress 2, use the SetScriptOverlayMaterial input on players instead.
<string><material name>Draw specified material as an overlay


Cvar/CommandParameters or default valueDescriptorEffect
cl_spec_mode/Left 4 Dead seriescl_ideal_spec_mode5desired spectator mode (4 = in-eye, 5 = chase, 6 = roaming)
nameunnamedCurrent user name
name2unnamedCurrent user name

player class commands

Some commands are defined in player class and are completely hidden from auto complete. Such commands are also usable on clients connected to server via this entity

Blank image.pngTodo: list commands defined in player class which don't require sv_cheats 1 (some examples from l4d2)

See also