Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Cs source problem

06 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Cs source problem

My Os is windows 7 and my problem with Cs source is that I have to put all the graphics and resolution to the lowest possible setting in-game to be able to play the game with medium performance
So I wonder if the problem is with compability between direct x 11 and direct x 9 that cs source is using.
or is it just that my computer isn't powerful enough?
Sempron: 2800+ 1,61 Ghz, overclocked to: 1,92 Ghz (according to my system info)
Memory: DDR SDRAM 2x 1gb kingston
Graphic card: Nvidia Geforce 9800 gt...

...btw a while ago I had a pentium 2 Ghz with Nvidia Geforce 6600GT which motherboard broke sadly but
with the same amount of memory the game worked perfectly with full graphics when my os was windows xp

edit: ow and btw I have the same problem with cs 1.6.
I need to put resolution to the lowest to be able to play that properly.
but I guess that could be because windows 7 has a poor opengl support.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Apr 2010   #2

Windows 7 Pro

This pc is too powerful for CSS even. You should be able to play on max. Try setting -dxlevel 80 in the advanced options. This will make the game run on dx8. The game wont use dx 11 anyway. It stops at 9.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Thx for info!
to speed things up, if ur there now, can ya tell me exactly where this 'advanced options'

edit: thanks you very much again
it all worked when I added "-dxlevel 80" to the advanced launch options on steam
now the game looks like to work very nice at full graphics
My System SpecsSystem Spec

06 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 7 Pro

right click the games title on steam and go to properties, go to set launch options and put in -dxlevel 80.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Apr 2010   #5

Windows 10 Pro x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Heroxoot View Post
right click the games title on steam and go to properties, go to set launch options and put in -dxlevel 80.

Just remember to remove the command from launch options after you've played it the first time. Otherwise it will keep resetting your graphics because that command is in there :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Cs source problem

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
CounterStrike:Source Resolution problem
before installing windows7 i was on xp and using the resolution Normal (4:3) on 800 x 600 now when i use 800 x 600 i get black strips up the side of the screen, ive looked into this and found a few solutions with the flat panel scaling although i dont have this in my nvidia control panel...
Counter-Strike: Source ping problem
Hello, I have read through all of the other ping problem threads but none of them have quite the same problem as me. Since updating to Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit i have had ping problems with Counter-Strike: Source. My problem is when i go in-game i get lag and ping spikes from 10 to 50ms....
BSOD, cant find source of the problem.
Hi, I'm currently having serious issues with my windows 7 installation (freshly installed yesterday). I keep getting a BSOD, at seemingly random times. It does not happen during safe mode with networking, and sometimes doesn't happen at all in normal mode. It is quite frequent, and has happened...
BSOD Help and Support
Counterstrike Source problem.
I have no idea whats going on but everytime I launch CSS the screen resolution seems to mess up and there are no Buttons to click on the menu, just the CSS photo. Is this a known issue with an easy fix? Thanks. Took a screenshot of it, unedited.
Counter strike Source PROBLEM
Ok this this thread has been made probably a few times, but There Solutions did not help. My problem is that, When i click on a server, it loads fine but when i get to the screen with the MOTD and such IT just FREEZES and i have to ctrl alt delete and ya, u know the whole routine, It does it...

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:31.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App