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Bin Laden Hideout Recreated In Counter-Strike 502

dotarray writes "Osama bin Laden's final hiding spot in Abbottabad, Pakistan, has been made into a playable map for Counter-Strike: Source. Honestly, we're a little surprised that it took this long."
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Bin Laden Hideout Recreated In Counter-Strike

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  • The truth (Score:4, Funny)

    by redemtionboy ( 890616 ) on Sunday May 08, 2011 @10:49PM (#36068214)

    The real criminal here is that Pakistani realtor who sold that house for $1,000,000.

    • Floor plans... (Score:4, Interesting)

      by Frosty Piss ( 770223 ) * on Sunday May 08, 2011 @10:55PM (#36068268)
      I'm interested to know where the floor plans came from. Real or made up?
      • Re:Floor plans... (Score:4, Informative)

        by damn_registrars ( 1103043 ) <> on Sunday May 08, 2011 @11:01PM (#36068300) Homepage Journal

        I'm interested to know where the floor plans came from. Real or made up?

        They look similar to the wikipedia entry for the same [] - at least the stuff shown in those screen shots.

      • Re:Floor plans... (Score:5, Informative)

        by Mistlefoot ( 636417 ) on Monday May 09, 2011 @12:34AM (#36068698)

        The Floor Plans
      • by agendi ( 684385 )

        I think it is interesting that even academics and museum curators are interested in the cultural and architectural meanings in the compound eg. []

        I wonder if it will eventually become a tourist destination...

    • A lot of facts have been "clarified" since the original story broke. Considering it was a mouldy un-air conditioned home, was it really that price?

    • by SpankR ( 929572 )
      No kidding - 1,000,000 rupees, maybe...
    • by M. Baranczak ( 726671 ) on Monday May 09, 2011 @12:48AM (#36068760)

      Talk Abbottabad place to hide.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday May 08, 2011 @10:51PM (#36068222)

    I think there is a missing option in Counterstrike: the "shoot the fuck out of the house and sort through the rubble later" -playmode

    • by hitmark ( 640295 )

      I think perhaps the game engine is lacking a bit for that to be possible.

    • by Anonymous Coward

      The map in TFA uses the "fy_" prefix, which is a long-standing way of denoting community maps with no particular objective. The two letters were originally an initialism for "Fuck You" – often bowdlerized to "Frag Yard" or similar.

  • "Honestly, we're a little surprised that it took this long."

    Eh, it just took that long for military intelligence to get it declassified.

  • by cosm ( 1072588 ) <thecosm3 AT gmail DOT com> on Sunday May 08, 2011 @10:58PM (#36068288)
    [STS6] - Lock n' loaded
    [STS6] - dey r camping tspawn watch out for ak-nubs
    [UBL] - I hear something!
    [UBL] - hey who teamflashe------
    Boom Headshot!
    [STS6 -> UBL] [984 HP]
    [Announcer] - Counter Terrorist Win
    [UBL] - fcking awp nubs
    [STS6] - wanna join r clan? not!!!
    [SERVER] - User UBL teamkicked reason/trolling
  • ...soon, Team Fortress 2. This will be the next RedFort.

  • by shuz ( 706678 ) on Sunday May 08, 2011 @11:35PM (#36068438) Homepage Journal
    It is fairly amazing what someone can piece together using well known sources. 30 seconds on google maps gave me satellite imagery and many images from the ground including the downed US helicopter.,+Abbottabad,+Khyber+Pakhtunkhwa,+Pakistan+compound&hl=en&dtab=0&sll=34.169215,73.242433&sspn=0.049606,0.057297&ie=UTF8&ll=34.169848,73.240979&spn=0,0&t=h&z=19&lci=com.panoramio.all []
    • LOL, and Google says they aren't evil. They could've saved several years worth of work if they'd just pointed that out in bigger letters.

  • When I first saw that compound, my first thought was how long it was going to take someone to make that into a map. It seemed like the perfect setup for one.

  • Only one of the terrorists starts with a gun (which changes from day to day depending on who you listen to).
  • There's a SEAL on your lawn!
    We don't want SEALs on our lawn!
  • To be honest, I don't care so much about the map itself. It's just pleasing to me there are still FPS games out there with map editors that allow you to make such maps in the first place. So many games are missing level editors and mod tools that it's becoming novel for them to do so (and yes CS:S is getting a bit old, but it's still fun and still supported by Valve). If you're trying to make maps for something like one of the latest versions of Call of Duty, forget it.

    • by Hadlock ( 143607 )

      Generally any company that sells their engine offers up the dev tooks (i.e.SDK) for free - because it's good, free, time proven marketing. There are only a couple of high end game engines that are completely closed source.

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