Connection failed after 4 retries: CS Source, Counter Strike

Connection failed after 4 retries: CS Source, Counter Strike

Are you seeing the error message "connection failed after 4 retries" when reloading Counter Strike Source on Steam after a previous game crashes? This article will show you how to fix this common issue.

  • Start Steam

  • Go to "My Games"
  • Search CounterStrike: Source
  • Make a right click "Properties"
  • Go to "Set Launch Options ..."
  • Copy this line "+clientport xxxxx" and if you want to keep the game console too use this line "+clientport xxxxx -console" [without the quotes]
  • Select OK and Start the game
  • Replace "xxxxx" by a TCP port that you will open on your ADSL Router.
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