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sk8tbdkid Jun 18, 2013 @ 1:01pm
I cannot play any SourceMods.
I downloaded a bunch of SourceMods, when I saw there were mods for Half Life 2.

However, I cannot play them. They start up with a black screen and loading circle, and then I get an error message saying "can't find background image materials/console/startup_loading.vtf".

This goes for all the mods I have.

How can I fix it?
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brianthesnail Jun 19, 2013 @ 8:16am 
ive had the same problem,and it also occurs when using planetphiilips "map-tap" ... the only fix for this is to enable steampipe ( right click game ...properties>beta ) ... however this requires game content conversion which can take a long time.... valve state it requires a few minutes .. however it took well over a hour when i did it
the steampipe has seriously messed up some mods and even source games ... and the ironic thing is it was designed to make source games such as hl2 and l4d more stable ....
its bad enough when we cant run any mods... but think about the mod creators who can lose 6 months of work with just one valve update .... this happened to leon brinkman ( aka spymaps ) when he was creating "final project" ... that said the finished mod was still a amazing peice of work and one of my favourite mods
KaoS Jun 19, 2013 @ 3:15pm 
Sourcemods are INCOMPATIBLE with SteamPipe content format. They won't work unless developer fixes it.
mozafamily Sep 6, 2013 @ 2:35pm 
I'm having this problem with the mod Penetration and I don't know how to get past it.
laymonage Sep 8, 2013 @ 2:08am 
Originally posted by mozafamily:
I'm having this problem with the mod Penetration and I don't know how to get past it.
Open the mod's directory and then replace everything inside the gameinfo.txt file with everything on this page: http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=G5XH9Wpm

source:
http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3145777
http://steamcommunity.com/app/420/discussions/0/864971765497379056/
mozafamily Sep 8, 2013 @ 10:50pm 
That WORKED!!! Thank you so very much!
laymonage Sep 8, 2013 @ 11:33pm 
Originally posted by mozafamily:
That WORKED!!! Thank you so very much!
you're welcome
あなたの黒人ファック Nov 12, 2013 @ 3:27pm 
Originally posted by laymonage:
Originally posted by mozafamily:
I'm having this problem with the mod Penetration and I don't know how to get past it.
Open the mod's directory and then replace everything inside the gameinfo.txt file with everything on this page: http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=G5XH9Wpm

source:
http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3145777
http://steamcommunity.com/app/420/discussions/0/864971765497379056/
i had the same problem and tried it on my gmod 9 it somewhat worked but it wouldnt let me start a single player world and the game title said research development
laymonage Nov 12, 2013 @ 6:24pm 
Originally posted by Mr. Anon Canada:
i had the same problem and tried it on my gmod 9 it somewhat worked but it wouldnt let me start a single player world and the game title said research development
yes because it's intended for the R&D mod, and GMod 9 is not supported anymore, why don't you play GMod 13 instead?
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Date Posted: Jun 18, 2013 @ 1:01pm
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