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Windows 7: Can't Run Half Life 2

06 Jul 2009   #11

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)

Dang it, I uninstalled the Orange box HL2, EP 1, EP 2 + the Cinematic Mod because HL2 wouldn't open... Arrrggghhhhhh!!!

I'll see if I install everything again over the weekend.

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11 Jul 2009   #12

Windows 7 build 7264 x64

this is a problem that happens a lot in my case, you have dual monitor system?

if so, run always the application using your main monitor, and yes, waiting helps.

if you click or press anything it will crash D:
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13 Jul 2009   #13

Windows 7 RTM x86

fixed in 7600 ?
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13 Jul 2009   #14

Windows 7 build 7264 x64

Sevenrox: im on build 7264 and so far it hasnt been fixed, you still have to run CSS from the main monitor, if not, it will crash.
unless you mean its already fixed in build 7600?
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14 Jul 2009   #15
Muad Dib

XP Pro & Vista Home Premium (x86); Windows Ultimate 7600 x64 Retail

Just an FYI - Switching between Vista x86 and W7 x64 will force Steam to update again. So I don't. One or the other but not back and forth.

Otherwise v7232 x64 is working fine with HL2- Episode 2, Far Cry and Tomb Raider - AE. Have not tested alll the others.

Edit: I don't have a dual monitor setup.
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27 Jul 2009   #16

Windows 7 RC1 x86

I've been having a wierd problem with Half-life 2.
Everytime I start a new game, the game loads, and I can see some while lettrs saying Half-Life 2 appearing. When the letters are at the highest white possible the game simply crashes... I've had this problem for quite a long time, but the wierdest thing is: Garry's mod runs, Half-Life 2 Episode 2 runs and all my other games run, except Half-life 2. Any solutions?

If more info is needed just say so
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11 Jan 2010   #17

Windows 7 ultimate
HL2 on WIndows 7 ultimate

Hi All

I just needed to add a -dx9 to my shortcut and its now working.

Thanks alot
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15 Jan 2010   #18

Windows 7 64 bit ultimate
win 7 64 bit, source games go black with white slivers

Out of the blue my source games will just go black for no reason. Ive updated video card drivers.

I would like to mention that I run dual monitors and that I have to set each source game's hl2.exe >>right click >>>properties >> "disable desktop composition" in order to even run source games due to my dual monitors - windows 7 x64 bug.

Just incase someone else out there has the same issue where your screen goes black while in game but all keys work and no error shows (not sure how i would see an error with the screen black though, lol).

I have to hit console ~ >> and type exit to get out and restart the game. The black screen with slivers happens randomly, sometimes not at all. Very strange indeed.
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18 Jan 2010   #19

Windows 7 ultimate


Does anyone know were i can get a copy of HL to play ESF
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19 Jan 2010   #20

win 7 x64/win xp x64

im not sure if this applies to this but i had a problem where my source games were crashing constantly.
i ended up downgrading the video driver and it fixed it for me
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