Major HL2 Problem

Discussion in 'PC Gaming' started by Bman, Jan 6, 2005.

  1. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    I just got Halflife 2 for christmas. I installed it, and loaded all the steam stuff and everything was set up. I went to play Halflife, and it loaded went into the game, but without any sound. I dunno, i tryed everything and nothing worked. So I installed my new sound card (also got for christmas) which is Soundblaster Audigy 2 and then the sound was working for Halflife. It worked but it seemed that the game was skipping and having problems. After that I didn't play it untill today. I tryed playing it today and all it does is go to the Valve intro, then to a black screen and right back to the desktop......

    I do not understand what is wrong with it?? Any suggestions, help...p

    Thanks
     
  2. Bman

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    I forgot to add that Counter Strike Source works perfactly and everything. I have had not one problem with that. I hate it when I have problems that don't make sence!!!!
     
  3. zeke_mo

    zeke_mo (value not set) Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    trying putting the sound card in the slot below your gfx card, i heard creative cards might cause problems if they are under the third pci slot. And update drivers...chipset as well
     
  4. Bman

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    I heard that as well, and it is underneath mu gfx card.
     
  5. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon The One and Only

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    wasn't one of their latest updates supposed to fix the sound stuttering? and about the crashing, can't think of anything offhand that would cause that.
     
  6. Bman

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    Well I don't know, wouldn't steam tell me. I checked steam and there is no update or anything for it.
     
  7. Aprox

    Aprox Moderator Political User

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    you could try re downloading/installing HL2... It seems hl2 gets corrupted sometimes.
     
  8. Bman

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    I just found the steam webpage that talks about the problems people are having. It says to validate your Halflife 2 files, and CS, and HL2 Source. So I have done that, and once I get a chance to play it. I'll let ya know if it worked.

    ps..they havent fixed the sound skipping in gameplay yet....link :here
     
  9. emeritus

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    With the Steam client installed it should automatically update all Steam content when you are on the internet and Steam is active.
     
  10. Bman

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    Yes, but this Validation thing they have, is not an automatic update because not every Halflife 2 owner is having the problem. That's the difference.
     
  11. Bman

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    Ok, I just did the valadation thing and restarted my computer. I loaded HL2 and everything works find, except for the sound/video skipping once in awhile. Which they havent fixed yet. Thanks everybody!
     
  12. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    Sound issue has been already been addressed in the last update.

    What your problem may be is when the game autosaves.
    Open the console and type: sv_autosave 0

    Then see if the stutter goes away but the game will not save on it's own with autosave set to 0 so just push F6 when you are at a place you want to save. F9 loads the save.
     
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  14. lancer

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    you'll probaby find you hve your settings to hig, turn them down and try again, also tru installing the newest drivers for the soundcard.