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JustOnaut Jul 23, 2013 @ 10:15am
Lighting problems when loading a level
Hi everyone,
The problem I'm having is that after destroying the Combine Chopper and opening the floodgates on the Dam then jumping through it in the Hover boat, the game needs to load the next chapter but when it does the lighting and shading goes weird and when I continue through the level where I get the Gravity Gun from Alyx the sky is black or just isn't there.

I've tried changing my game options and verifying the game data cache but nothing seems to work, have you got any suggestions on how to resolve this? If so please feel free to drop off a comment all help is greatly appreciated, thanks :)
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Pumpkin Jam Jul 23, 2013 @ 12:23pm 
I have the same problem but if you put this in the Launch option it fixes it . Not sure, but you might have to restart the game everytime you load a map.

+mat_dxlevel 90 +mat_hdr_level 2 +mat_hdr_enable +mat_fullbright 0
JustOnaut Jul 23, 2013 @ 12:50pm 
Ah right cool I'll give that a go.
This might sound a little stupid of me but, how do I find the launch controls please?
Pumpkin Jam Jul 23, 2013 @ 12:52pm 
Right click on Half-Life 2, than select "Set launch options" than just put the I wrote.
Pumpkin Jam Jul 23, 2013 @ 12:53pm 
then*
JustOnaut Jul 23, 2013 @ 12:57pm 
Cheers for the help I'll give that a quick go and let you know what the result is
JustOnaut Jul 23, 2013 @ 1:02pm 
It's worked and popped the game into DirectX 9 which for some reason didn't want to work.
Thanks again for the help, now I can play HL2 without any graphical bugs.
Pumpkin Jam Jul 23, 2013 @ 1:28pm 
No problem. Glad it worked.
Gladtomte Jul 27, 2013 @ 4:20am 
Another one that has encountered this. Any word from Valve on this, somewhere?
Pumpkin Jam Jul 27, 2013 @ 4:55am 
I don't think so.
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Date Posted: Jul 23, 2013 @ 10:15am
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