I've posted this in the Steam forums, but not been able to get an answer. Might as well try here. Basically, ropes/cables do not show up in-game. not in my maps, not in the VALVe maps. I'm guessing it's probably due to my old hardware (DX 8 card). The same reason facial animations were disabled by default, and gibs would only come in 2 varieties- head and foot. However, both of those issues have been fixed by some scret console commands, so I'm wondering if by any chance anyone knows of one that could get my ropes showing.