Snipers are lefty!

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I've played CS:S since it came out but only recently I've noticed a fault on the snipers. The guy uses a lefty snipers right handed! You don't reload with your left hand when the gun rests in your right shoulder and you use your right hand on the trigger. That would be both heavy and not natural. On the scout however, in the w-view the bolt is actually on the right side (lol it's on the right hand side and on the right, not wrong side, I made a funneh :D)
Bolt is on the right hand side ↓
Bolt is on the left hand side ↓

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  • 9y
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    Most (if not all) weapons in CSS are mirrored.
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    All weapons are mirrored for css mate. There is a skin pack to sort this problem out. It's just the way the source engine accepts animated stuff.
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    Lol sounds weird.. And now that I'm used to that I won't change :P
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    Also because in the original counter strike versions after the beta,
    it was set to default that players "are left handed", you could still change it into right handed,
    but the weapons were mirrored as well.

    they probably did that in css too, only that right-handed is default now. :P
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    Well done sherlock.

    It's becuase valve where to lazy to make proper anims.
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    I thought I was the only one who noticed this, but then again I strongly dislike that game now.
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    Well done sherlock.

    It's becuase valve where to lazy to make proper anims.


    Yes. Yes they were.
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    Nice job valve
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    This bothers me to no end. :( The reason is not the awkwardness of the bolt pull, it's that for every weapon that does this, the ejector would throw the hot brass right in your face. :/ But still I could deal with this a lot better if Valve could be arsed to fix the normal force and collisions with their physics objects.
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    The reason for this is to purely make things more interesting. Why look at the boring side of a gun, when you could see shells flying etc.

    I'm pretty sure they did it so the animations were easier to make as well.

    It's not that they don't know how to model guns.
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    Can't believe I'm posting in a 1 month bumped thread, but:

    If valve changed it it would look FAR more awkward (maybe not for the new players but there's not many people who buy CSS now though) than if they would not care.

    Yeah they probably did it for teh shitz an gigglez.
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    *Sigh* The Reason this occured was because the original creator of the Counter Strike Mod way before Source was a lefty himself and so designed the guns this way. He then mirrored them for the majority right handed population of the game.

    Valve kept this setup because:

    a) You see more gun action
    b) As a tribute to the original Mod
    c) Cause their Lazy arses.

    In response to the opening statement it is not a mistake it was intentionally done by the original creator

    EDIT: To add this effect also occurs in DOD and TF2
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