|06-02-2006, 08:31 PM||#1|
Join Date: May 2006
HL2-Eposide 1 rqsted vodeo driver now locks Sin
When I started HL2 Eposide 1, it requested that I download the latest ATI Radeon Driver (I have the 800 series board). As soon as I did this, Sin Emergence has started locking, and when game locks, it locks up windows, and I have to reboot. Nothing works to free it up, ie, Alt TAB and or ctrl alt del. . [img]/forums/images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img] Its loked up in the train yard, right after I get a radio communication from the Cindy character saying "YES, that's it!".
Also locked up once in the docks when I was running up the long incline.
Have not tried to reproduce either lockup.
|06-03-2006, 06:45 PM||#3|
Join Date: May 2006
Re: HL2-Eposide 1 rqsted vodeo driver now locks Si
hi - here are all the results - none of the problems seemed to refer to anything as severe as locking the game. Also, btw, the Hl2-episode 1 does not lock. Should I try any of the suggestions below like lowering the -dxlevel requirements or playing with nosound option?
* General System Performance: Passed
Your system meets the requirements for the Source games.
Your CPU: 3988 MHz
Recommended CPU: 2400 MHz
Total Memory: 2047 MB
Available Memory: 1560 MB
Recommended Memory: 512 MB
* Display drivers: Passed
There were no problems with the display drivers you are using.
You should still check for updated drivers, which are available here
Display Adapter: RADEON X800 PRO
Display Version: 126.96.36.19914
* DirectX: Passed
Your version of DirectX meets the minimum requirements
* UDP Ports: Passed
The following UDP ports were reachable.
UDP Port: 27000 - 27040
* TCP Ports: Passed
The following TCP ports were reachable.
TCP Port: 27020 - 27040
* Background Processes: Passed
There were no processes found that conflict with Steam or the games.
* Loaded Modules: Passed
There were no loaded modules found that conflict with Steam or the games.
* Services: Failed
The following services were found on your system. Please try disabling the service or uninstalling the application assoicated with them, and see if that resolves your issue
o Service: Ati HotKey Poller
Ati HotKey Poller has been reported to cause mouse and keyboard lag.
* Layered Service Providers: Passed
There were no LSPs found that should conflict with Steam or the games.
* Audio/Video Codecs: Passed
There were no audio/video codecs found that conflict with Steam or the games.
If Steam continues to crash, try deleting all files and folders in the Steam directory except for steam.exe and the SteamApps folder
If you continue to have problems playing the games, try using the launch options -nosound and -windowed.
Open Steam, then Play games
Right click the Souce game, click properties, then Launch options
add -nosound -windowed, click ok, then close.
If you continue to have problems updating Steam, please exit from Steam, and then delete the following files from your Steam directory.
If you continue to have problems finding any servers, please exit from Steam, and then delete the following files from your Steam\config directory.
If you continue to have problems with your performance in game, try forcing a lower level DirectX version. Start at the lowest level and go up from there till you find a good level of FPS.
-Open Steam, then Play games
-Right click the Source game, click properties, then Launch options
-add -dxlevel XX, click ok, then close
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