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Windows 7: Counter Strike Source

24 Dec 2010   #71

Windows 10 Pro x64

Yes i know what Valve say themselves about not running any Steam apps via compatibility mode sygnus21 but i for one take everything they say with a pinch of salt. After all looking through the Steam forums kind of backs this up.

But after that said i have had better results and not just on my PC but lots of friends by using this method. I fully understand it's not for everyone as is the case with many fixes due to so much hardware/software differences. I was just trying to give out a bit more help and i suppose there is no harm in trying, eh! :) It personally works out better for me and stops HL2.exe crashing at random times.

Anyway damnage1 if you're not to confident within your bios read your laptop manual or find it online to get a bit better knowledge. As long as you don't actually go changing anything before reading up on it you'll be fine. The bios is not that much of a scary place. It's actually very simple. Once you can get in of course. Usually it's a matter of tapping the Delete key or one of the Function keys on startup until the bios screen is displayed. Keep at it and you'll get there Once you are in there look for something like "Dedicated video memory" or something like that. If you have 2Gb of system memory the recommended amout to use is 256Mb.

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24 Dec 2010   #72

Windows 10 Pro

It's always good to have a different point of view. I was just pointing out some facts based on the info provided by those who created the program, the experiences of myself, and many others.

That said, I agree that with so much hardware/software differences there are tons of PC configurations that will have problems with Steam. But I must say it's probably more of a hardware/software conflict than a Vista/Windows 7 compatibility issue.

Anyways if your fix helps someone get the game running, that's a good thing

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26 Dec 2010   #73


Something awkward I've noticed before and just today is 2 HL2.exe's running when CSS is running. I started getting bad lag and my ping shot up. the way I can tell which one is which is the exe that is using more memory than the other one.. So I end process the exe that uses less memory. Once i did that my lag stopped and my FPS smoothed out.
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27 Dec 2010   #74

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bambi View Post
Well, im not sure but i can run this fine for the first time. If i close normally and decide to play later i can't. I get "This game is currently unavaliable. Please try again later."

I have only been able to play the game once, didn't really work as i tried to load my autoexec and if you do it in game CS:S temp freezes and doesnt respond, and windows being clever thinks its died and auto-closes it. So thats the only time ive ever been able to play

any ideas?

This happens from Typing Quit in console. If you close the game by typing quit in console you lose all of your settings and it some times "Crashes" the game. Try to use the quit button and if that does not work and it still says Game not available just go into task manager and end Hl.exe, or hl2.exe
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28 Feb 2011   #75

windows 7 ultimate x64
fatal error

i bought left for dead 2 yesterday installed it and it ran fine and today i bought cs:s installed all four cds and when the fourth was done installing i clicked finish while steam was updating this a fatal error occured and steam closed i tried uninstalling and installing it again and the same thing happened... any ideas?
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15 May 2011   #76

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
CSS problem

Hi,2 days ago i bought CSS.
I enter the game i play 1 round or 2, more or less and the screen turns black or gray. And a "crashed" sound is still runing, venry annoying. No other commands work like ctrl+alt+del. The mouse cursor is dissapearing and the keybord doesn't work either. I have to reset it manualy, by the button. I am a default user, i don't have cfg's and other things like that. I never played css before so any suggestions would help.
I have my video and directx11 updated. Another strange thing is that when i enter the video stress test, i get the same thing after 5 seconds.
Steam is installed correctly, i reinstalled css several times but no results. The same thing happends. I changed the css resolution but that didn't work either, my monitor's resolution is 1280x1024@75hz. I've set the game to run in windows compatibility mode with windows xp sp3, no result.
My cpu specs are : Intel E6500 dual core, Ati radeon hd 5750, 4gb ddr2, win 7 ultimate 64 bit. I never experienced any problems with other games before[2011 games work perfect]. I'm using Eset NOD32 antivirus.
No mods ...nothing, just a clean version of css.
Excuse the grammar please. What shall i do ???
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14 Sep 2011   #77

Windows 7 home Premium 32bit

hey counter strike source is messing up, it intalled fine, but when i run a game and it finishes loading... the game will start but i cant see other players or my gun and i see multi colored objects everywhere
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15 Sep 2011   #78

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blakers View Post
hey counter strike source is messing up, it intalled fine, but when i run a game and it finishes loading... the game will start but i cant see other players or my gun and i see multi colored objects everywhere
You're video card might not be able to handle CSS there are some websites out there that will check to see if your video card can play the game before you buy it.
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