How To use SoRadar?

SoRadar uses at least the same files as the Valve radars, so you can simply replace existing files. If you are already using a custom radar, please follow step 3.

  1. Download the radar(s) you want
  2. Go to \Steam\steamapps\common\Counter-Strike Global Offensive\csgo\resource\overviews\
  3. Only if you already use a custom radar, delete all files starting with the name of the map(s) you want to change
  4. Unzip the downloaded files in this folder
  5. Don't forget to restart the game

Do SoRadar updates automatically?

Unfortunately not, when a map is updated you must return to the site and download the desired new radar. Then you just have to follow the instructions above.

How to get back to the Valve's radars?

If you want to recover the default CS:GO radar, here are the steps to follow:

  1. Go to \Steam\steamapps\common\Counter-Strike Global Offensive\csgo\resource\overviews\
  2. Delete all files starting with the name of the map(s) you want to change
  3. Unzip the original downloaded archive in this same folder
  4. Restart the game to see the changes

How to get back to the Workshop's radars?

If you want to return to default radar from a workshop's map, here are the steps to follow:

  1. Go to \Steam\steamapps\common\Counter-Strike Global Offensive\csgo\resource\overviews\
  2. Delete all files starting with the name of the map(s) you want to change
  3. Restart the game to see the changes

Sources

If you wish to access the sources of SoRadar, you must be part of one of these Patreon groups:

  1. Content creator: Access to the sources of all the maps, as well as the archives.
  2. Mapmaker: Access to the sources of your own maps, as well as the archives.
  3. Sponsor: Access to the sources of all the maps, as well as the archives. Access to HD sources of the latest versions on request.

Here is the list of files that you can find:

  • The raw PSD file, including the different layers used to make the radar.
  • The PCD file, 3D version of the radar.
  • The CFG file made to take radar's screenshots.

Sources files

Here is a detailed description of each file in the sources.

PSD File

All PSDs are built in the same way, it is composed of a folder `1. Map Layers` in which are the different layers that make up the radar.

For each sub-folder, you will find different layers in the following order:

  1. 5. Spawnpoints: On this layer are displayed all spawnpoints used in competitive match (Default: Disabled).
  2. 4. Borders: Simply the borders of the map.
  3. 3. Props: On this layer, you will find different elements of the map such as windows, doors or vents (Default: Disabled).
  4. 2. Areas: Only the Buyzones, Bombsites, and Hostage rescues zones are displayed on this layer (Default: Enabled).
  5. 1. Layout: Only the layout of the map.

PCD File

The PCD, is provided as a .7 version. The file also has the "SoRadar" colorization.
Also, a low-resolution example of a PCD can be found on the homepage of the site.

To preview the rendering of a PCD file:

  1. Go to http://lidarview.com/
  2. Load the PCD file
  3. Select the format "X Y Z"
  4. Set the Point buffer to "10M" (Otherwise, you will not see all the points)
  5. Click on "Render!"

CFG File

This file automatically configures CS: GO to generate a radar in the original way. the different binds allow you to position yourself correctly to the different layers that compose the radar.

The file must be placed in \Steam\steamapps\common\Counter-Strike Global Offensive\csgo\cfg\.
To execute the file, once the desired map has been launched, type the following command in the console: exec soradar-MAPNAME.cfg.

How to configure my radar?

SoRadar has an online tool allowing you to best configure your ingame radar, even if you use the official radar of the game.

Just go to the configurator page and follow the instructions.