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Half life2 probs.

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by pieman109, 28 Jul 2006.

  1. pieman109


    Joined: 21 Oct 2002

    Posts: 7,266

    Location: Ealing

    Just re-installed the game on the kid's pc, updated steam, etc everything seems fine. When I go to start the game all I get is "preparing to start game" then nothing, I'm staring at me desktop. Any ideas?
  2. Bezinator


    Joined: 10 Jul 2006

    Posts: 456

    Location: Brighton

    If you click Steam -> my games is it still updating there?

    Sometimes i find on mine when i reformat, when i double click it will update on the screen but on my games its still going.

    Check there, otherwise no idea sorry.
  3. PESolution


    Joined: 13 Oct 2004

    Posts: 2,756

    Location: Teesside

    try right clicking hl2 in the "my games list" then properties > local files tab > Verify integrity of game cache.
  4. DaveyD

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 19 Jan 2003

    Posts: 12,647

    Location: Warwickshire

    If none of the above help, it could be firewall issues, check that it's getting the acess it wants.
  5. skullman

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 12 May 2004

    Posts: 2,472

    Location: York

    On mine HL2 wont load unless I add a command line to match the refresh rate of my crt.

    'Half-Life 2' > 'Properties' > 'Set launch options...' I add the command -refresh 100 but it might be different for you depending on the res HL2 is trying to launch at, and the refresh rate your monitor runs it at.
    Last edited: 28 Jul 2006