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l0lh4xl0l Jan 29, 2013 @ 5:53pm
Lighting problems i dont know how to fix (Fullbright on ceartain chapters)
Alright so whenever i start a chapter after chapter 4, (normally 5,6,7,8,9 and so on) I get lighting problems and messed up skybox the lighting problems is like when you type in the console: "mat_fullbright 1" and the messed up skybox shows 1 side of it the rest is gray. i can post a screenshot if you want.

My graphics settings are at the lowest by the way
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RΞV [A] StonedBooM Jan 29, 2013 @ 11:05pm 
buy a better computer
Pippkorn med dubbel-AK Jan 30, 2013 @ 2:16am 
^ no.

Upgrade your computer.
l0lh4xl0l Jan 30, 2013 @ 4:20pm 
i also tried it on the highest graphics settings

and i dont want to upgrade my computer
Markamus Feb 15, 2013 @ 4:48pm 
I'm having the same problem.
As soon as I leave "Water Hazard" when it loads after the dam jump ...crappy lighting.
Also persists all the way into the Ravenholm level.
On an ASUS N76VZ using windows 8 64bit Core i7 8 gig Ram Geforce GT 650M
Very odd and annoying :(
(I've set the hl2 exe to use the nvidia card (not mixed graphics), but I am having no luck)
Other chapters up until this level have no problems.
Markamus Feb 15, 2013 @ 5:04pm 
Oh ... I just found the solution to this by Googling :)

Thanks to Glock of Duty.
This solution works for me.
(Set video advanced options to use HDR - High Dynamic Range.)

It seems the maps from after Water Hazard use that setting.

Please see below for the answer :)

Glock Of Duty

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FIX FOR BROKEN LIGHTING!
Hey everyone.I know you guys are probably mad that when you reach Eli's lab in Half-Life 2,The games look blocky and bright.Thats because,The map is complied for HDR.The only way to fix is to go to Settings -> Video -> then scroll down to HDR and turn it on.Make sure to leave it on for the rest of the game.Also Highway 17 and Nova Prospekt are part of it.Those maps are complied for HDR.Hope this helped
l0lh4xl0l Feb 16, 2013 @ 6:45pm 
Originally posted by Markamus:
Oh ... I just found the solution to this by Googling :)

Thanks to Glock of Duty.
This solution works for me.
(Set video advanced options to use HDR - High Dynamic Range.)

It seems the maps from after Water Hazard use that setting.

Please see below for the answer :)

Glock Of Duty

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Posts: n/a
FIX FOR BROKEN LIGHTING!
Hey everyone.I know you guys are probably mad that when you reach Eli's lab in Half-Life 2,The games look blocky and bright.Thats because,The map is complied for HDR.The only way to fix is to go to Settings -> Video -> then scroll down to HDR and turn it on.Make sure to leave it on for the rest of the game.Also Highway 17 and Nova Prospekt are part of it.Those maps are complied for HDR.Hope this helped

i turned on hdr and still nothing :(
Markamus Feb 18, 2013 @ 8:00pm 
Sorry to see that you stll have the issue.
Maybe the only option for you is to get a better GPU installed?
l0lh4xl0l Feb 19, 2013 @ 7:02am 
my gpu handles hdr on gmod and half life 2 lost coast fine so i dont see why it shouldnt on hl2
also on tf2

l0lh4xl0l Feb 20, 2013 @ 9:01pm 
Originally posted by PeppyPi:
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/71526662/hl2_LDR.rar
if you find that your PC can't handle HDR, or you just don't like it, install this to your HL2 files. It's the original LDR maps from before the Mac update. The skyboxes will still be messed up unless you install this: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/71526662/hl2_2009.rar (You don't have to install everything, you just need the files in the materials/skybox folder)

i dont have a mac but ill try it

l0lh4xl0l Feb 21, 2013 @ 7:17am 
Originally posted by PeppyPi:
Originally posted by xXCoolKid777Xx:

i dont have a mac but ill try it
I didn't actually mean it like that - it's completely compatable with the PC version. I just meant the 2010 update where they added Mac support as well as breaking all sorts of things on both versions. HDR was added then, too.

it worked! thanks you
Last edited by l0lh4xl0l; Feb 21, 2013 @ 7:17am
» Counter-Life ™ « Feb 27, 2013 @ 7:59am 
This problem appears on the HDR maps, u could either get the original maps from 2004 or get a better PC.
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