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I just joined Steam and bought Left 4 Dead 2 through Steam. Downloaded fine, but when i click play, there is a notice about my video card and drivers being unknown and asking me if i want to upload details about it. Anybody ever have this happen and should i upload these details or "continue anyway"? I'm new at PC gaming so not sure what to do. (sig rig)
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post #2 of 6
Yea, some Valve games do that. You can ignore it.
post #3 of 6
I have had an HD6850 too. Happened exactly the same thing to me. Even now, with the GTX460, it also happens the same. You can upload the details and continue without problems.

The only thing that happens it that the game won't detect what settings you card can use, so you have to do it manually (resolution, graphics quality, etc). But it works fine after that.
Edited by tpi2007 - 2/26/11 at 6:04am
 
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post #4 of 6
just ignore it, its an issue with some valve games. im not sure what causes it but yeah its safe to just continue anyway
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As others have said no need to worry, i get it on my GTX470, even after uploading the details i still get it, but it seems to happen on quite a few games now, can be a pain but i seem to have encountered graphical problems with crashes and such only AFTER getting these messages - are they connected? i dont know
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post #6 of 6
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thanks for the info! i just continued anyway, pretty cool game btw!
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