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Wanted to play HL2 ep1 today as I never have played through it and had some free time. ( I bought the orange box a year or 2 ago and have everything installed already)

So I got about 3 minutes into the first level and all the sudden the graphics went nuts! I don't really know how to describe it but everything in the environment kept changing size like it was constantly zooming in and out. Anyone know *** is going on? I tried to load HL2 to see if it worked and couldn't get past the menu as it kept doing the same thing. Also tried ep2 and again couldn't get past the menu as it to was freaking out.

Portal and TF2 both seem to work with no problem so I don't know what's up with hl2. I deleted and reinstalled hl2 and it didn't fix anything.

Any ideas?
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Thread Starter 
will take a couple screen caps...


EDIT: Took these a few seconds apart from the same angle.

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post #4 of 10
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bump, Anyone have any idea why this is happening?
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post #5 of 10
only thing i can think of is driver issue or maybe the video card is failing
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post #6 of 10
Did you do that file check thing through steam.
Sorry cant recall its real name.
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post #7 of 10
Punishment for not playing such a great game earlier

On a more serious note, the only thing I could think to do is run the file checking program through steam, reinstall video drivers, and test your gpu to see if it is working right.
    
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post #8 of 10
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My GPU is folding almost 24/7 for the last few weeks so I'm assuming its running fine? By file check thing you mean check the integrity of the files or whatever steam calls it? Yeah I tried that and I reinstalled the game after deleting it as well. I'm flabbergasted... I suppose it could be driver related but just specific to hl2 and it's episodes is kinda strange isn't it?
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post #9 of 10
I would try using the Cinematic mod and seeing how that goes. Works fine for me. EPIC!
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post #10 of 10
I suggest reinstalling drivers and using the "VERIFY INTEGRITY OF GAME CACHE" Option to check for any errors, one of the .grf's might have been corrupted.
   
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