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So I went to play CS:S one day with a friend (today). I get in and realize, "hey, I am getting 150fps because I am not using HDR, what gives?" I go to change the setting and ITS NOT THERE! THere is "none" and "bloom" but not hdr! Then, I realize that water detail and shadow detail are on simple reflections and low, respectively. Color correction is also enabled (I dont remember if that was how it is supposed to be). So I just change everything to high, and put on bloom. I try to load a map and the game crashes. Now it crashes whenever I try and load those high settings.

HOWEVER, I can run Deathmatch with high settings and select HDR (though I dont know if there are HDR maps). So I uninstalled CS:S by deleting the game content, and downloaded again. but its STILL LIKE that. Argh, so annoying! I dont even play DM (I have it for Source Forts). This is super annoying!

BF2 it is, for a while, I guess....

Any thoughts?

(Btw -- I am using 3rd party drivers, I believe they are called Wildcat or something. Saw that they gave better bench results than Omegas with pretty good image quality. However, I dont think this is the issue because DM works fine).
    
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My CS:S started doing the same thing as well. I tried 2 different installs and I get the limited Video options...what gives?I can still load maps and play and everything though. Half Life 2 gives me all the options and my card is in perfect working order so I am kind of wondering *** is going on.
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Do you know if there is a configuration file you can rename or something so CS:S forgets its config and all that? Do you have any commands running when CS:S boots ( like "heapsize"?)
    
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Do you know if there is a configuration file you can rename or something so CS:S forgets its config and all that? Do you have any commands running when CS:S boots ( like "heapsize"?)
No, my CS:S is completely at stock. So that is weird why it would be doing that to me at all.
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What drivers are you using? I used the command "-dxlevel 95" and all my settings came back.

Then, when I loaded a map, I noticed everyting looked like CRAP. So I chcked the settings again, everything was at LOW and it was forcing Dx7!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


What the heck is going on people?!
    
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Set "-dxlevel 90" in CS:S launch options, and try adding "mat_dxlevel 90" to your autoexec.cfg under cstrike\\cfg
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It has worked once, but I had to enter the game at 1024 and then switch to 1600 midgame. I will do more testing tonight. This is a REALLY crappy bug in Steam. it happens in DoD:S too
    
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