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28th September 2002
Since the steam update yesterday, whenever i try to launch hl2, it loads the first background screen, right before the the 3d background for the menu is overlayed-and then it just stops. The new game, options, quit game text never appear, and neither does the 3d stuff in the background.
This effectively crashes my computer- is any one else having this same issue? And does anyone know of a workaround?
Victim of Forgotten HopeForum bystander
26th April 2004
It should be fixed now. Valve released 2 updates..
http://support.steampowered.com/cgi-bin/steampowered.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=397&p_created=1127526153&p_sid=ul382lQh&p_lva=&%20p_sp=cF9zcmNoPSZwX3NvcnRfYnk9JnBfZ3JpZHNvcnQ9JnBfcm93X2NudD0yNzImcF9wcm9kcz0mcF9%3Cbr%20/%3EjYXRzPSZwX3B2PSZwX2N2PSZwX3BhZ2U9MQ**&p_li=&p_topview=1 <-- your answer can be found there.
I've actually got the same problem now, too. I read the Support thing, tried it, now I'm going to try playing again. Would something like the HDR Bloom effects mess it up?
RikupsoniIt should be fixed now. Valve released 2 updates..
You mean since the 9/23 update? Or is that including the 9/23 update that added the HDR crap? And about the -dxlevel 80 fix. I tried it, and it does return the FPS to their original levels, but now every time I start the game, the GFX revert to the default setting. It's an annoying issue when I have to reset my GFX every time I play HL2 or CS:S. I've emailed Valve about it, but no response yet.