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Solved: Half Life 2 stutter/freeze on title screen

Discussion in 'Games' started by BITGamer, Aug 3, 2011.

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  1. BITGamer

    BITGamer Thread Starter

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    Hello!
    This is my second thread on TSG, and again its on Half Life 2. I downloaded the game through Steam (AFTER TRYING THE DEMO, WHICH WORKED WITH NO PROBLEM) The game starts up fine and then it gets to the title screen. There is a beep sound that repeats over and over and over. The guard is frozen and the sound of footsteps of the other guard is heard but it is frozen. The title "Half Life 2" doesn't even show (Then I must run task mgr to close HL2) . This game is really starting to frustrate me. Any ideas?

    running on Windows7 Ultimate
    Specs:
    http://www.laptopdrivers.net/specs/toshiba_tecra_m5_s5331_notebook_laptop_specs.html
     
  2. tom6049

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    You haven't mentioned if you tried my suggestion from your other thread.


    Force a DirectX level
    This process may help with some older video cards -
    some users report the game will run faster, as well:

    Open Steam
    Go to the "Library"
    Right-click the game which needs to be reconfigured
    Select "Properties" from the menu
    Click the "Set launch options..." button
    Remove any launch options currently shown.
    Type one of the DirectX level launch options specified below in the box
    DirectX Level Launch Options

    -dxlevel 90 (game will use DirectX v9.0)
    -dxlevel 81 (game will use DirectX v8.1)
    -dxlevel 80 (game will use DirectX v8.0)
     
  3. BITGamer

    BITGamer Thread Starter

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    Well I tried the game the next day and it worked okay. Its choppy at times though :(. Thanks tom for the help
     
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