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Old 06-25-2006, 08:23 PM   #1
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Default Strange CS:S error

I've been able to play CS:S on my Dell laptop for as long as the game has been out. However, I reformatted the box a few days ago, and put CS:S on it again.

I get a strange error: I can load the game up fine, but when I join/start a game, after a second or two, the screen goes black, but I can still hear sounds, see my ammo/hp, see the radar, etc. Just can't see the actual map. I've never gotten this before, so I have no idea what's wrong.

The lappy uses a ATI 9600 pro turbo mobile 128mb card.

I've tried using directX 8.1, no luck, CS:S won't use it. I've also downloded the latest driver set from ATI (hydrovision), but I get the same error. I've tweaked around with the CS:S graphics settings as well, changed most of them, no luck. Even tried running it in window mode, nothing.

Anyone know the possible cause of this? The game has always worked before...
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Default Re: Strange CS:S error

it could possibly that your resolution that is set in CS: S is set to a resolution that your monitor cannot handle.
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Default Re: Strange CS:S error

I've already tried to cycle through all the ones available in there. Didn't fix anything.
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You know that DX 8.X is old, right? Im sure you do, just making sure, lol.

Sounds like bad drivers, redownload them.... Then come back, and tell us how it went.
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Did that. I reinstalled the drivers that came with the laptop, did not work. Downloaded the hydravision drivers from ATI twice as well. No luck.

I know DX8 is old, but DX9 sometimes makes certain cards under certain circumstances run like shit. I tried it just in case.
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Old 06-26-2006, 01:21 AM   #6
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Can u even run with DX8?? try 9
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Default Re: Strange CS:S error

... Read my post... I tried DX8, and it didn't work, so I went back to nine. I need a solution that does not involve DX8 therefore.
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I cant beleive I didnt catch this. You dont need the hydravision drivers. You need the catalyst.

Check these
https://support.ati.com/ics/support/...estionID=19546


Im almost sure that will work. Along with DX 9.
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