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Half Life 2 Episode 2 wont run

By vegasgmc
May 5, 2008
  1. I get to the animated screen with the options and it only runs at a frame every few seconds and the sound skips and hangs. Ive reinstalled the game and installed the newest video drivers. Im not having a problem with any other game including Portal.
     
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,455   +228

    I had no problem with Episode 2 although my gaming specs are a little better than yours but not that much. Have you tried what Steam suggests here? Steampowered

    Edit: I ran my game at whatever settings the installation defaulted to so I don't know why your experience would be so different.
     
  3. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,764

    I booted into my Vista partition, keep forgetting I have it, and Episode 2 runs perfectly. I had the same problem with Far Cry. It wouldnt play in XP Pro but would in XP x64. Im guessing a chipset or video driver issue.
     
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