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i've never had a problem with a single valve game since the original half life. since then, i've played on over 15-20 computers and have never had a problem. seems like either you have some MAJOR misconfiguration issues or just listen to other people's shens and spread it
Yes, because if you've never exerpienced it it must not be true! You just proved my point about Valve fanboys.

http://www.google.com/search?source=...freeze+pc&aq=f

You can find similar issues if you look for information on the game freezing or quitting suddenly when dual core support is enabled.
Edited by stargate125645 - 2/19/09 at 8:51am
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post #32 of 79
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You thought it was overpriced at $25?
Under the circumstaces as a digital download yes. I love L4D. But it still feels like a very posh CS:S mod to me at times. Which doesnt justify a full game price in my eyes.
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post #33 of 79
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Yes, because if you've never exerpienced it it must not be true! You just proved my point about Valve fanboys.

http://www.google.com/search?source=...freeze+pc&aq=f

You can find similar issues if you look for information on the game freezing or quitting suddenly when dual core support is enabled.
And a quick google search tells us the culprit is multi-core rendering and 185.20 drivers! Simple, don't run them, keep your other drivers up to date and you won't have any problems! Multi-core rendering has virtually zero impact on performance
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post #34 of 79
Bah, the Steam sale is a double edged sword.

I either get stuck with noobs who have never played a PC game before, 10 year olds, /b/tards, autistic kids, or "gamer gurls" who are desperate for attention in games ever since the sale.
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Yes, because if you've never exerpienced it it must not be true! You just proved my point about Valve fanboys.

http://www.google.com/search?source=...freeze+pc&aq=f

You can find similar issues if you look for information on the game freezing or quitting suddenly when dual core support is enabled.
had that issue in HL2, put -32bit in the shortcut, problem solved. i didn't see a performance change. this just goes to show that problems CAN occur.
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post #36 of 79
Probably because L4D is only worth $25...
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post #37 of 79
Lol, I bought it too last weekend for $25.
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Bah, the Steam sale is a double edged sword.

I either get stuck with noobs who have never played a PC game before, 10 year olds, /b/tards, autistic kids, or "gamer gurls" who are desperate for attention in games ever since the sale.
too true. the maturity level of the community has dropped and it's not possible to find a good pub game anymore.

just this afternoon i joined a game. No Mercy finale, we exit the safe house and some guy goes back and chucks a pipe bomb into the safe house.
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too true. the maturity level of the community has dropped and it's not possible to find a good pub game anymore.

just this afternoon i joined a game. No Mercy finale, we exit the safe house and some guy goes back and chucks a pipe bomb into the safe house.
i just played some guy who decided to play expert because he finished the game on normal in single player mode. him and his 2 other friends. we didn't make it past the first building of no mercy..
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And a quick google search tells us the culprit is multi-core rendering and 185.20 drivers! Simple, don't run them, keep your other drivers up to date and you won't have any problems! Multi-core rendering has virtually zero impact on performance
And that makes the error acceptable? Only in the case of unconditional infatuation! Besides, if you'll notice, I'm not using an Nvidia card so that wouldn't be the cause of my problem and certainly isn't the cause of everyone's problem. Try again.
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