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Not sure where to put this, so I think the Tutorials is a good place.

-safe (Run the game in safe mode)
-a (Unknown)
-s (Unknown, maybe same as -safe)
-basedir (Sets the base directory of the mod, example: valve)
-num_edicts (Unknown)
-condebug (Enables console debugging, writes to qconsole.log even when condebug disabled from console)
-demoedit (Enables Demo Edit mode)
-noforcemparms (Don't force mouse parameters)
-noforcemspd (Don't force mouse speed)
-noforcemaccel (Don't force mouse acceleration)
-steam (Launch game as it was on-Steam)
-gl_log (Unknown, maybe logs OpenGL commands if the game is running in OpenGL)
-gl11 (Forces the game to launch in OpenGL 1.1)
-ad (Loads .ad file, still unknown purpose)
-0.001 (Unknown)
-console (Enables console on game startup)
-toconsole (Same as -console)
-dev (Enables Developer mode)
-voicerecord (Records microphone voice on startup)
-clockwindow (Unknown)
-freq (Set the frequency rate)
-port (Set the port number on which deticated server will run, default 27015)
-noip (Don't use localhost IP Address)
-noipx (Don't use IPX)
-reuse (Re-use the network packet)
-netsleep (Unknown)
-netthread (Unknown)
-loopback (Unknown)
-particles (Unknown)
-nosound (Disables sound entirely in the game)
-simsound (Simulates sound in the game)
-snoforceformat (Unknown)
-primarysound (Use primary device for sound, still unknown purpose)
-wavonly (Allow WAV files only for sound)
-maxplayers (Set Max Players value for deticated server)
-insecure (Launch the game in in-secure mode)
-nomaster (Disable Master, still unknown purpose)
-starttime (Unknown)
-surfcachesize (Set value for Surface Cache, still unknown purpose)
-heapsize (Set heap size for how much memory will be used)
-minmemory (Set heap size for how much minimal memory will be used)
-noaff (Unknown)
-noaafonts (Disables anti-aliased fonts)
-16bpp (Launch game in 16 bitmap image color)
-24bpp (Launch game in 24 bitmap image color)
-32bpp (Launch game in 32 bitmap image color)
-window (Start game in window mode)
-windowed (Same as -window)
-startwindowed (Same as -window)
-sw (Launch game in Software Mode)
-full (Launch game in Fullscreen Mode)
-fullscreen (Same as -full)
-d3d (Launch game in Direct3D Mode)
-gl (Launch game in OpenGL Mode)
-dll (Selects the DLL file from mod directory which should be used for API, still unknown purpose)
-w (Set width of game screen)
-h (Set height of game screen)
-width (Same as -w)
-height (Same as -h)
-forceres (Forces resolution for windowed mode, some versions support this)
-novid (Disabled game startup video)
-zone (Used for Memory_Init value, specify the value in KB, E.g. 256.000)

Update - Added new parameters

-debugbreak (Unknown)
-nocrashdialog (Disables game crash dialog)
-noassert (Disable game asserts)
-mpi_worker (Unknown)
-assertsteam (Unknown)
-dibonly (Unknown)
-stdvid (Unknown, but probably doing something with video driver)
-sport (Unknown)
-nofbo (Unknown)
-gldrv (Takes a specific OpenGL driver from .\gldrv folder)
-nosteam(Launch game as it was non-Steam)
-tcp (Unknown)
-udp (Unknown)
-lognetapi (Unknown)
-single_core (Runs game in Single Core CPU mode, might not work on modern systems)
-gameoverlayinject (Forces Steam Overlay by injecting the needed libraries in game)
-from_mce (Unknown)
-noservice (Runs game in Steam without Steam Client Service)
-debug_steamapi (Tries to debug Steam API while game is running)
-s3 (Unknown)
-mousethread (Sets how much CPU threads should be used in order to smooth out the mouse movement)
-silent (Launches the game silently, some versions support this)
-conheight (Determines how much big in height should console be for HLDS)
-usegh (Unknown)
-novgui (Launches HLDS without Valve Graphical User Interface)
-highpriority (Launches HLDS in High Priority)
-maxfps (Sets Maximal FPS for HLDS)
-RANDOMIZEMEMORY (Randomize memory blocks)
-NOINITMEMORY (Disables Memory_Init block, still unknown purpose)
-ccsyntax (Unknown)
-all_languages (Enables All Languages support on Valve Graphical User Interface 2)

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