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Windows 7: Team Fortress 2 Low Texture Bug?

04 Mar 2012   #1
sjc1138

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1 / Ubuntu 12.10 64-bit
 
 
Team Fortress 2 Low Texture Bug?

Hi, I've been playing some Team Fortress 2 recently, and it's a great game. However after joining a server yesterday, all of the graphics are low quality. I have checked the settings and they say that everything is on max graphics as usual.
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04 Mar 2012   #2
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Most problems I have had with steam/source engine games.
Have been solved with a local file check or by deleting the .blob files in the steam root directory and restarting it.

This seems like a local files check.
Just open up the steam library and right click tf2
choose properties
then go to the local tab
and click 'verify integrity of game cache...'
See how that comes back
Also it never hurts to just restart steam, it could just be something wierd in the steam cloud. If it hangs trying to sync when you close it, that is likely the case. Steam cloud problems can affect game settings because of the way steam stores them now.
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04 Mar 2012   #3
sjc1138

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1 / Ubuntu 12.10 64-bit
 
 

Tried it, same result.
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07 Mar 2012   #4
sjc1138

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1 / Ubuntu 12.10 64-bit
 
 

I'm buying the Orange Box to upgrade to premium, will this help?
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07 Mar 2012   #5
Skulblaka

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sjc1138 View Post
I'm buying the Orange Box to upgrade to premium, will this help?
I don't think so.

You could try the ol' drivers check just to make sure you have the latest graphics drivers. Try a computer restart, just in case, you'll be surprised at how many problems can be solved just by doing a restart.
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08 Mar 2012   #6
sjc1138

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1 / Ubuntu 12.10 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Skulblaka View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sjc1138 View Post
I'm buying the Orange Box to upgrade to premium, will this help?
I don't think so.

You could try the ol' drivers check just to make sure you have the latest graphics drivers. Try a computer restart, just in case, you'll be surprised at how many problems can be solved just by doing a restart.
I have the latest drivers for everything, and I turn my computer off when I'm not using it. Also, will I have to reinstall TF2 when I get Orange Box?
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08 Mar 2012   #7
Squid

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sjc1138 View Post
Also, will I have to reinstall TF2 when I get Orange Box?
Since you already have TF2 it will not install it. Instead you will be able to give that copy of the game to someone else (on your friends list perhaps) who may not already have it.
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09 Mar 2012   #8
sjc1138

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1 / Ubuntu 12.10 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Squid View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sjc1138 View Post
Also, will I have to reinstall TF2 when I get Orange Box?
Since you already have TF2 it will not install it. Instead you will be able to give that copy of the game to someone else (on your friends list perhaps) who may not already have it.
But I'm using the Free to Play version at the moment. When I install Orange Box will I still get the premium features?
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09 Mar 2012   #9
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sjc1138 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Squid View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sjc1138 View Post
Also, will I have to reinstall TF2 when I get Orange Box?
Since you already have TF2 it will not install it. Instead you will be able to give that copy of the game to someone else (on your friends list perhaps) who may not already have it.
But I'm using the Free to Play version at the moment. When I install Orange Box will I still get the premium features?
What premium features are those?
I am not really aware of any significant difference between the free and pay versions of the game at this point.
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09 Mar 2012   #10
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

steam gave away team fortress for free

I doubt buying it would do anything I also got free half life with steam

Those are games given away because not alot of people play them anymore but some servers are still going strong i know Left4dead 2 servers are still strong 3 years after the fact
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