How do you turn off the toolgun beam/sound?

Hi everyone.

I’ve been trying to make some videos using the “N.P.C. Talk” tool, which lets you choose a scene (speech and movement) for a spawned N.P.C. to act out.

The problem I have been having is that the N.P.C.'s start speaking immediately after shooting them with the “N.P.C. Talk” tool, so if I try to record the scene, i will hear tool-gun sound, and will see the beam from the tool-gun, as the character speaks.

This obviously makes for horrible footage, so I am asking anyone out there if they know a way to disable the sound/beam for the tool-gun. And hey, I’ll even put you in the credits of all the videos I am now able to make because of your help.

Another small question that might help me: Does anyone know how to delay the start of the speech for the speech tool? That would also completely solve the problem I am having, seeing as the sound would not be audible when the speech starts.

Here’s a little video to help with understanding whats going on here:

Well, thanks in advance to anyone who can solve this little problem for me.
The help is greatly appreciated!

  • A-B0m8

I think I have a solution, for I as well am trying to make a Machinima at the moment, and alas, also came across this problem.

Download this file:

It will let you:-

Hide Weapons

Hide HUD

Hide Death Notices

Hide Chat

Hide All

Really useful for me, hope this helps!

And as for the sound, if you are using a proper video editing program, it should be easy to cut out the sound!

Best of luck mate.

(partial quote)

Thanks for that movie help addon! It’s a really nice and useful add-on for making videos! So the tool-gun being visible is no longer a problem.

BUT… alas… I am using windows movie maker, because I cannot find a torrent for a decent editing program, so the issue with the sound still remains. What a frustrating issue! They should have integrated this option into the game functions…

These commands may help you.

=Type in “r_drawviewmodel 0” to hide your weapon

=Type in “cl_drawhud 0” to hide the HUD. This includes the radar in CS:S. You can also type in “HideHud” and “ShowHud” for the same effect.

=Type in “hud_saytext_time 0” to make all chat messages disappear, even if people continue to type out new ones.

=Type in “hud_deathnotice_time 0” to make the icons that tell people that one player killed another in the top right corner that you see. This is helpful for shootouts.

=Demo files that are longer than five minutes take a long time to process, open, and are generally annoying, try splitting it up. For example:
record part1a
record part1b
record part1c

=If you copy and paste these commands, then “o” will take your hud, deathnotice, and text away, and “p” will set it back to normal.

Also, the video editor problem:

stole from Lord Ned


Windows Free Media Editor. Its Called Windows Movie Maker.
You must use IE to download this product as well, Open source browsers will not allow you to access the site I believe. Windows MovieMaker 2 is a capable little editor and ships free with virtually all new XP computers these days, with upgrades available on the Microsoft Website and other addons available as part of the Plus! package. or

Virtual dub
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Zwei-Stein 3.01 is a freeware non-linear, non-destructive video compositing and editing system which offers many advanced features unavailable elsewhere.
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Chopper XP
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Virtual Edit
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DDClip Free 2.23

Avid Free DV
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SolveigMM AVI Trimmer
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iMovie that comes with every new Mac (OS X), now called iMoveHD and it’s a part of iLife package. Apple iMovie '05 is an excellent (and free) video editor for the Mac platform, with advanced video editing features and a lot of addon and plug-in support. You can find more information about iMovie at Apple’s iLife '05 site. Note that this software is free only if you buy a new Mac. You can purchase it, however, if you just want the software.

Avid Free DV
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More useful fork is here

LiVES began in 2002 as the Linux Video Editing System. Since it now runs on more operating systems, LiVES is a Video Editing System. It is designed to be simple to use, yet powerful. It is small in size, yet it has many advanced features.

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Another linux editor is Avidemux. It is reffered to as the closest thing to VirtualDubMod there is for linux.


Sorry, i hate bumping, but it’s not worth a new thread, and this problem is really frustrating, seeing as I’m mid-production.


Get the latest Sony Vegas. That’s what I use.