Half-Life 2 freezing on x64 OS in the middle of game.

By mossimoboy
Feb 21, 2006
  1. Hey everyone,
    I've got a really annoying problem on my hands. It seems that whenever I startup Half-Life 2 and I start playing the last part "Our Benefactors,"
    the game will just suddenly freeze up after using the gravity gun to kill someone or even pick up something. The game has worked fine for ALL the other missions and all my other games work.
    Windows gives me a message about sending the error report, which I have done,
    but that's all it says.

    Specs are as followed:
    Windows XP Pro x64
    AMD Athlon 64 3500+
    Chaintech VNF4 Ultra
    ePower Puma II 450W PSU
    ATI Sapphire Radeon x1600xt
    80GB 7200RPM generic harddrive
    CD Burner/DVD Combo Drive

    CPU temps don't go over 45-48 degrees C while playing.
    I have checked for viruses, spyware, etc.

    Any help is GREATLY appreciated and I will provide any extra information needed.
  2. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    According to The 64-bit version bug thread at Steam Users Forums, one possible fix seems to be to run it in 32-bit mode, another to use DirectX 8.x graphics...
  3. mossimoboy

    mossimoboy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 121

    I tried that, I lost all my saved games.

    Anybody have other solutions?
  4. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Posts: 1,221

    Stopping using that stupid faggy gravity gun and use a real gun or the crow bar. :cool:

    Did you try turning down your Res for that map? That's it I got nothing.
  5. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    What other weapons in "Our Benefactors" ?
  6. mossimoboy

    mossimoboy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 121

    None, *Spoiler*they take them all away from you*/Spoiler*
  7. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Posts: 1,221

    mossimo, did you ever get that fixed? After your post I realized I never actually finished HL2, so spent a few hours (aaahem) finishing it. Thanks to your post. I had no probs with the final chapter inside the citedal, G gun worked great. Boy if it had that power in previous missions the game would be too easy.

    Make sure your Radeon and mobo chipset drivers are up to date. Play with your game resolutions and monitor refresh rates.

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