Firstly, I realise its a relatively old game and has its quirks. I already know that Direct3D does not seem to work very well with many Nvidia cards, but apparently Day of Defeat v1.0 looked better in Direct3D than in OpenGL. After switching to Direct3D (1280x960), i ran CS. It seemed to work fine. Then i ran Day of Defeat. And thats where everything screwed up. It hung at 'Initialising and downloading', and i had to hard reset. Now evertime i try to play CS 18.104.22.168 (22.214.171.124 still works for some odd reason) or any other CS mod it just hangs and a hard reset is required. It happened to me once before already, and reformatting was the only option. Uninstalling, deleting, reinstalling, overinstalling, installing in 2 locations, nothing worked. I just wonder if anyone knows a solution or if it has happened to them before.