How to fix error 5899: Metadata file missing or damaged[-1] in Counter-Strike 1.6?

Many players around the world started to face with an error 5899 in Counter Strike 1.6. This error is connected with the following message “Metadata file missing or damaged[-1]”. In this artile we present solutions for fixing the error 5899. Let’s start!

Method 1

This error usually occurs on 64-bit systems.

Register the shortcut properties. “-autoconfig -32bit -sw -noipx -d3d”, then go to Counter-Strike 1.6 and adjust the video settings as you wish. Exit CS, remove from the properties “-autoconfig -32bit -sw -noipx -d3d” and play safely.

Method 2

  1. First go to Counter Strike 1.6 directory
  2. Now open Half life
  3. Go to the options
  4. Go to video tab
  5. Change from software on D3D
  6. Click Apply
  7. Now you need to exit from Half Life
  8. Now play Counter Strike 1.6

*** Do not forget, when you change CS 1.6 video settings from D3D on OpenGl, you also need to change the color quality to 16-bit from 32-bit.

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