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Windows 7: Counter Strike Source

15 May 2010   #61

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by damoh View Post
i never once had any probs with it, Runs better then it did on vista. Faster load times and everything. Strange one this. but steam has been playing up for me the last few days so keep trying.
Same here. Never have any issues when loading CS. Try and reinstall Steam and then check if its working.

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31 Jul 2010   #62

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium

Hey there.

I also have problems with my CSS. Randomly while playing it just freezes and loops the current sound. I tried to use the compatibility mode for the shortcut to the game, but when I right click there is no option for "troubleshoot compatibility", and when I click "properties" there is no compatibility tab. If I use the "Program Compatibility troubleshooter" I found in the control panel, the shortcut to the game cant be chosen because it is not an .exe file. So I went to the game directory in "my computer" and I tried to use the HL2.exe icon with the compatibility mode. This didnt work though. I used the Windows XP Pack 2, but im not sure this is correct, I just found a video on youtube that told me to use that.

Well I hope you can help me with my problem, thanks anyways.


BTW, Im using W7 64Bit Home Premium....
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21 Sep 2010   #63

Windows 7 Ultimate x32

Hi. I'm using Compaq Presario CQ40-338TU laptop. Recently I installed W7 ultimate. When I installed counterstrike 1.6 reloaded,I tried to play it. I can run it fine for the first time,but after I closed it and playing it for the second time I can't. For the second time, I can open it, edit setting(audio,video) and create game but after the game loading maps,it freeze. How to fix this problem ?
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31 Oct 2010   #64

Windoes 7 Home Premeum x64

I have the solution on installing Counter strike - condition zero..before you install it, Right click on the setup installer > troubleshoot compatibility > troubleshoot compatibility > choose the top choice > choose vista (service pack 2) > start program > click save setting just after the installation run..then close troubleshooter.. it really work for me..if this does not work, right click on the CS icon at the desktop > properties > compatibility > choose vista (service pack 2) > ok...I'm use windows 7 x64, ATI Radeon 5460, 6gbyte ram.. good luck...
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16 Nov 2010   #65

Windows 7 Home Premium x32

I really need some help. there is something weird going on with css at my computer.
It crashes in mid game, but the weird thing is this only happens after half an hour or eve 2 hours. I really don't understand what the hell is going on. I just bought my pc a month ago it's brand new but I think it's a problem of win 7 itself.
I've got win 7 Home Premium a geforce gts 250 graph card 4 gigz of ram en 500 gb of hard disk mem., screen res is 1280x1024.
can someone help me thnx alot :)
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16 Nov 2010   #66

Windows 7

I to am having probelms with CS. I downloaded Steam and downloaded CS everything was fine, but when i run CS it blacks out and everything thing becomes inlarged like ut changes resolution and all i can see in my start bar. Then something pops up and says my resolution needs to be on 1440x900 ok well thats what its already on. Anyone have any idea what is going on and do u have any clue as to how to fix it? Thank you
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23 Dec 2010   #67

Windows 7 ultimate x64

hey Mark,
i have the same problem as franky4fingers. available memory is less then 128MB.
i checked my graphics memory which is a total of 358. i have filled in my computer details as much as i could. please guide me on how to fix this error.
btw i have an old game, GTA san andreas, which i have installed and is running properly.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Franky4Fingers View Post
when the game starts up it immediately jumps out to desktop
and gives me the following message: "Available memory less then 128MB!! -860160"
and this is a new computer and i have a lot of free space..
thanks for the helpers
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mark View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Franky4Fingers View Post
when the game starts up it immediately jumps out to desktop
and gives me the following message: "Available memory less then 128MB!! -860160"
and this is a new computer and i have a lot of free space..
thanks for the helpers

Hi Franky and welcome to Seven Forums, It would be very helpful if you can fill out your system specs so we can help you better.

Most important would be the Graphics card you have and the amount of Graphics memory it has, don't get memory confused with Hard drive space which it sounds like you are doing.
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23 Dec 2010   #68

Windows 10 Pro x64


From what i can see is you are running a intergrated Intel graphics card which is sharing system memory. Even though it is telling you it as 358Mb of memory i think in your bios it could be set up as something far less like 64Mb or 128Mb maybe. You'd need to go in to your bios and find the setting for it to assign the recommend amount of 256Mb. I can't remember the exact setting for this but more or less every motherboard as this setting in the bios.

On another note, CSS does not like intergrated graphics cards at all. After the recent main update to it and the what some like to call the "Orange box engine update" then system requirements are quite a bit greater that are needed.

If you have a PCI-e graphics port on your motherboard then i would consider buying a new graphics card. Even an PCI one would do with more video memory on it but as said PCI-e would be preferable.

Anyway good luck with is and get back to us if you manage to sort something.

EDIT: Scratch that! From further looking in to your specs it looks to me like you are running on a laptop (Is this correct?) If so then no graphics card upgrade but there is still the option of checking your bios settings.

Oh and guy's. You really need to fill in your system specs as much as you possibly can so to gain the maximum amount of help :)

Anyone else having problems make sure to use compatibility mode on HL2.exe in your X:/Program Files/Valve/Steam/SteamApps/*Account Name*/counter-strike source/ folder. I personally use "Windows XP SP3", "Disable Visual Themes", "Disable Desktop Composition" and "Run this program as an administrator. I get problems with GameOverlayUI.exe not shutting down after i've played CSS but that's just a matter of going in to task manager to close the process. Also HL2.exe crashes after ever game shutdown but that's no biggy.
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23 Dec 2010   #69

Windows 7 ultimate x64

hey Taylorig,
thanks for the quick reply. yes its a laptop. but now the problem is how to change the BIOS settings? i checked on windows help, and restarted my computer but the BIOS settings seemed very difficult. plus the computer didnt even go on the BIOS settings option, it skips it and goes to the next option. plus windows warned tht BIOS settings is for advanced user, so i didnt want to mess around much with it.
wat do u suggest?
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23 Dec 2010   #70

Windows 10 Pro

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by taylorig View Post
Anyone else having problems make sure to use compatibility mode on HL2.exe in your X:/Program Files/Valve/Steam/SteamApps/*Account Name*/counter-strike source/ folder.
There's really no need to run HL2.exe in compatibility mode. Half-Life 2 games run without issues under both Vista and Windows 7.

Most Half-Life 2/Source game issues can be attributed to hardware issues. Yes, software issues can occur as well, but they are mainly conflicts with other software and not Windows itself.

Also, from a Steam perspective, Valve does not recommend Steam be run in compatibility mode....


Please do not run Steam in compatibility mode.
Steam Support

Now, computers being computers, anything can happen.... but probability points more towards other issues rather than a compatibility issue with Half-Life 2/Source games under Vista or Windows 7.

In short Half-Life 2/Source games don’t need compatibility mode to work under Windows 7

Also, you might check this link for game launch options (steam) -

You can also see my - Tips on Troubleshooting Game Issues

Hope this helps.

@ damnage1 - if your PC doesn't meet minimum system requirements to run a game, and you can't change hardware, you could try running the game at the lowest possible settings, but if that doesn't work, you'll have to get a stronger system.

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