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badsniper365 Jul 30, 2014 @ 7:21am
Half Life 2 graphics error
When I try to play half life to it flips the scientis on there sides, and changes every things color randomly can some one help
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Jason Wanderer Jul 30, 2014 @ 7:45am 
System specs please (at least your GPU, CPU, and Memory).

Possible Fixes:

1) Verify Cache

2) Re-install


~ Jason
badsniper365 Jul 30, 2014 @ 8:03am 
Windows Vista Home Basic Service Pack 2

Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E4600 @ 2.40 CHz

Memory (RAM) 2 GB

64 bit

Intergrated Graphics Card Intel(R) Q35 Express Chipset Family
Jason Wanderer Jul 30, 2014 @ 8:36am 
I'm just curious what resolution you are running the game at.
Integrated Graphics can be a bit... off at time.
Usually they play well at 800x600, but anything over that and things get trippy at times.
Now it could also, be Windows.
True launching HL2 in 32 bit.
I have Win7 and its 64. It runs fine, but I have seen people say 64 sometimes messes up their game.

Go to your launch properties and set the launch option to "-32"
Then try launching and see what happens.

~ Jason
badsniper365 Jul 30, 2014 @ 1:25pm 
I did not work. I re-installed it, verified the cache, Changed the graphics, and changed to a 32 bit.
Jason Wanderer Jul 30, 2014 @ 4:33pm 
Ok, you have problems...
But lets see if we can fix them.

Does the game happen to crash?
If not, do you think you could screen-gab a section for me to see and know exactly what we're dealing with...

~ Jason
badsniper365 Jul 30, 2014 @ 5:28pm 
Here is an example
http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198122970740/screenshots/
go to my profile for 12 of them
joelramirez35 Jul 30, 2014 @ 9:51pm 
badsniper i have the exact same problem
Jason Wanderer Jul 31, 2014 @ 8:40am 
Ok well the good/bad thing is it definitely looks like a graphics error.
Now its just determining the problem.
Your drivers are up to date?
What resolution are you running the game at?
And
Do you have a GPU laying around anywhere?

~ Jason
badsniper365 Jul 31, 2014 @ 10:23am 
800 x 600

Drivers up to date

Whats a GPU
Jason Wanderer Jul 31, 2014 @ 10:39am 
GPU is a "Graphics Processing Unit," more commonly known as a Graphics Card.

Ok, so the thing is... Intel HD Graphics + Open GL = bad combo.
Occasionally the HD graphics don't have the Open GL version you require and that may be your problem here.
I have to check some of the game options... I may have a fix...

~ Jason

EDIT: Ok, here's the thing.
I want you to go into your advanced options and put everything to the lowest possible settings.
Disable everything and put everything down.
Then report back here and tell me what happens.

~ Jason
Last edited by Jason Wanderer; Jul 31, 2014 @ 10:41am
badsniper365 Jul 31, 2014 @ 11:07am 
i did not work, I going to check some of my old graphics cards
Jason Wanderer Jul 31, 2014 @ 11:42am 
Originally posted by badsniper365:
i did not work, I going to check some of my old graphics cards

Tell me what happens with those.

~ Jason
badsniper365 Jul 31, 2014 @ 11:51am 
Originally posted by Jason Forrester:
Originally posted by badsniper365:
i did not work, I going to check some of my old graphics cards

Tell me what happens with those.

~ Jason

They wont even launch it
Jason Wanderer Jul 31, 2014 @ 12:49pm 
What cards were you using?

~ Jason
badsniper365 Jul 31, 2014 @ 2:42pm 
Dont know the names
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