BIG PC Games Problem

By Autologic
Mar 25, 2007
  1. Counter Strike will sometimes load and work for a while but then it loads and freezes or just crashes out of the blue. I use Garry's Mod alot aswell but that usually freezes while loading aswell. I also have GTA 3 and that worked up up until now. All it does is when I click the icon to start it, the little hourglass appears next to the cursor for like a second then nothing happens. None of my games work properly now. It is really weird because before all of them worked totally great, with absolutely no lag at all. I have the latest video card drivers. This happened to me on another user so I made a new one(it had a really cluttered desktop anyways) and then the games all worked. Now they're screwing up again and I have no idea what's happening. PLEASE HELP!
  2. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    Hmmm..... So your system could run them but now they dont work? And your sure you installed your latest drivers...

    Maybe it's something you did recently to your computer, Do you have viruses or something like Norton Antivirus running? ( Norton can take up ALLLOOOTT of resources making your computer run real slow )
  3. Autologic

    Autologic TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I shut off pretty much everything, including my firewall(which also is not Norton).

    Before it would run all my games and would run absolutely perfect. I could minimize the game and it wouldn't really have an effect.
    It couldn't be anything I recently did to my computer because this has happened to my twice.

    Here are my specs.

    I have an ATI RADEON XPRESS 200 series video card with the drivers up to date(95% sure).
  4. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    For GTA3, go to your "My Documents" folder, zip the "GTA3 User Files" folder for backup purposed & then delete the folder. Try running GTA3 again & see if it works (it did for me when GTA3 stopped working for no apparent reason).
  5. Autologic

    Autologic TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks, I'll try that. Turns out my Steam games only stopped working for a little bit. GTA 3 is still not working though.
  6. Autologic

    Autologic TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Damn, it was so close. I tried deleting the save files and when I started GTA 3, the screen went black for like 3 seconds then went back. Before I deleted the files nothing would happen exept an hourglass would appear right next to the cursor and now the screen goes black for a couple seconds. That made a difference but I don't know what to do now!

    EDIT: It works now. I just put the reolution all the way down to the worst. Seems like it had trouble setting the right resolution, that's why it would go back tot the screen instead of starting. Thanks everybody!
  7. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Have you patched GTA3 to 1.1 ? Also try running dxdiag & see what it says.
  8. Autologic

    Autologic TS Rookie Topic Starter

    GTA 3 works now, but my Steam games keep freezing. They just randomly freeze too.
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