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Souvereign Nov 3, 2013 @ 6:54pm
Half Life 2 + Episode 1 & 2 don't start anymore.
On google and youtube i didn't found anything usefull.

Half Life 2 + Episode 1 & 2 don't start anymore. I played these games, so on that PC they should work.

Half Life, Opposing Force, Blue Shift, Portal, Portal 2, Team Fortress 2, Dota 2 are playable.

Nightmare House 2 (HL2 E2 mod) also works. Maybe it's nothing, but the dialouges don't wort. All other sounds are played as normal. Also the loading screens are taking for ever. When i played the game before they didn't took that long.

Minerva: Metastasis (HL2 mod) don't work. It says:
Setup file "gameinfo.txt" doesn't exist in subdirectory "hl2".
Check your -game parameter or VCONFIG setting.

When i start HL2 the screen goes black shortly and the game is closed again. No error window or anything. It's just gone.
HL2 Episode 1 & 2 also don't start, but not even have that short blackscreen.

Steam notes that im starting the game and goes to "in game, Half Life 2" as it would start just normaly, but goes back to just "online" immediatly. So the game start and closes again.

Btw: Of corse i tried deinstall and reinstall the games aswell as checking the game chache files.
Last edited by Souvereign; Nov 3, 2013 @ 6:56pm
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ÐÜÐĘŞåÜ©Ę™ Nov 4, 2013 @ 7:23am 
See if you can run it in a vanilla state(no mods).
Souvereign Nov 4, 2013 @ 7:35am 
Deinstalled all mods, checked the game chache files, and restarted steam.
No difference.
Last edited by Souvereign; Nov 4, 2013 @ 7:44am
Pinhead Nov 5, 2013 @ 3:18pm 
I have the ♥♥♥♥ing problem too, I want my game updated, but, not to see how I can't play it now... I am tired of all this updatings that only change parameters, and create bugs, and, in my case, put the ♥♥♥♥ing game little by little in mexican when I bought Half-Life in spanish. "We gonna change the files to a better files" ♥♥♥♥. I can´t belive this ♥♥♥♥, truly, I couldn`t play this game for a year, when I can, I find this ♥♥♥♥. Truly HELP. Some days ago, I had this problem, but, I thought that I fixed it, and now, all the same ♥♥♥♥ing ♥♥♥♥. First, Half-Life with the titles chapters in mexican, then, Gearbox ♥♥♥♥ Half-Life: Blue Shift, makeing that the screen center still being yellow, and hurt direction shinnings in red, just only, when all this ♥♥♥♥ing ♥♥♥♥♥ was fixed by fans. We had "Blue Shift: Unlocked"; worked very fine, but Gearbox, ♥♥♥♥ it, and now, VALVe ♥♥♥♥ Half-Life 2 and episodes. GOOD ♥♥♥♥ing job VALVe. I can´t understand anything. Steam go more slowly each day, and now you ♥♥♥♥ all this games. Prety nice, truly, PRETY NICE. But the worst thing, is that I came here for some help, and I can only find, by the moment, problems, but no solutions. Sorry for my english, and my angry, but all this ♥♥♥♥ started with the ♥♥♥♥ing update for Minerva: Metastasis mod. Sooo, Adam Foster, PLEASE, fix it, now. Because I bought Half-Life 2 to play Half-Life 2. But, if all this, is the only thing that I will gonna find here, I prefer stop buying games and play it with illegal copys that, at less, works prety good. In any case, I know that VALVe wont read anything of this, but I need try it. Well, I'm gonna seek a little more in this forum to waste my time a little more. And I will post a solution here, if I could find it. ¬¬

EDITED: ¡Cave Johnson here! XD. Here is at less a solution to make work Half-Life 2.

1-Delate all the local files from library, of Half-Life 2; Half-Life 2: Episode one;
and Half-Life 2: Episode Three.

2-Delate all the files relationed with all that games in the following directions:

1- C:/program files/Valve/Steam/SteamApps/your name account
2- C:/program files/Valve/Steam/SteamApps/common

3-Delate all the "Direct Access" from desktop relationed with that games.

4-Install Half-Life 2

5-Delete the "Direct Access" from desktop, becasue that ♥♥♥♥ don´t work at all.

6-Go to:

C:/program files/Valve/Steam/SteamApps/common/Half-Life 2

7-Right clic on "hl2.exe" and clic on send to desktop.

8-Change the name of that new "Direct Access" to "Half-Life 2"

And thats all. I suppose that all this will work with Episode One and Episode Two. But, right now, I can´t test it. I Hope that all this can help to people with this ridiculous problem...

OK, The earth can still spining. And the life is prety.

Last edited by Pinhead; Nov 5, 2013 @ 4:15pm
Souvereign Nov 10, 2013 @ 9:21am 
It worked.

Deinstalled HL 2 + Episode 1 & 2.
Deleted all related files from:
C:/program files/Valve/Steam/SteamApps/account name
C:/program files/Valve/Steam/SteamApps/common
Reinstalled HL 2 + Episode 1 & 2.

Thx for your help.
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