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Counter-strike,halflife 2 res.

By Scarface1827
Jul 2, 2007
  1. I was playing on cs_italy and noticed my ping was a little high so i changed my resolution settings from 1024x768 to 800x600...since that css doesnt run or any other halflife 2 games either,i tried going to the steam support,tried everything,mainly the "set launch options" it begins to load then goes to a blank screen.... please help me! i have an ati radeon 9800 256 vid card,1g of ram amd 3200+ processor....


    ...Update... i tried other games too,mainly doom 3 works fine,but the other only one aside from hl2 games that doesnt work is battlefield 2...extremely frustrating...
     
  2. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,438

    Ping is more Internet related

    Do you have Wireless, cable or DSL? And what is the speed?
     
  3. Leesh

    Leesh TS Rookie

    Hello,

    Within Steam you can run a check on the game files. Try that. Or you could delete the game files and let steam download them again. Presuming you are using a legit copy..
     
  4. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,492

    You only need one topic. Sorry I cannot help.
     
  5. Scarface1827

    Scarface1827 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    i have cable,not sure the speed...i already uninstalled hl2 from steam,and reinstalled,still nothing...
     
  6. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,457   +228

    You have two threads going on the same problem. This is confusing.
     
  7. Scarface1827

    Scarface1827 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    sorry

    sorry for the dual threads...im just royally fristrated with this game problem,ive tried everything everyones told me to atleast twice....
     
  8. Scarface1827

    Scarface1827 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    counter-strike

    im still having the same problem with counter-strike....i start to load the game and as soon as it gets to the part where you see the CT holding the gun,just before you see the menu come it,the screen goes blank...this started happening when i changed my res to 800x600...i did everything steam forums told me to,updated my vid card ....im absolutely lost,please help!!!!!!!!!!
     
  9. noiz

    noiz TS Rookie Posts: 22

    If you got the game to run, you should consider reverting to 1024x768 resolution, but decreasing other graphical settings such as hdr, antialiasing etc.
     
  10. Scarface1827

    Scarface1827 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    ?

    how do i change all that stuff,through my vid card settings?....if so,ive tried that too
     
  11. noiz

    noiz TS Rookie Posts: 22

    nah, leave the video card's settings aside for now, I'm talking about in-game settings, when you go to the Options window>Video, there's an "Advanced" button which opens up a new window with more advanced settings including shadow, hdr, bloom, antialiasing etc. Try lowering/turning off some of those. That should help with lowering your latency, and allow you to revert to 1024 which might solve the blank screen issue.
     
     
  12. Scarface1827

    Scarface1827 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    ...

    thats the point though,i cant get into the game to even change anything....
     
  13. Scarface1827

    Scarface1827 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    Update!!!! i askedmym friend,a computer tech about the problem...he had no answer right away,then a few wekks later he called me out of the blue saying "download the ati omega drivers",so i did....all games work just fine.....omega also makes drivers for nvidia also...google it,i also got a few more fps with the new drivers!
     
  14. bombatwist

    bombatwist TS Rookie

    ping is always network related, but it seems you have solved your problem. :p
     
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