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Shrek Oct 7, 2013 @ 3:57am
help
When I start HL2 it is just half of a black screen and I see my desktop, is there anything I can do to fix this
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DARTH<~DA~> Oct 8, 2013 @ 3:25pm 
is your game pireted?
Shrek Oct 8, 2013 @ 3:30pm 
no I bought it on steam
Darklight Oct 9, 2013 @ 8:02pm 
hmm did you try uninstalling it and reinstalling it?

if you dont know how to uninstall right click the half life and click uninstall
Shrek Oct 10, 2013 @ 1:11am 
Originally posted by darklight2820:
hmm did you try uninstalling it and reinstalling it?

if you dont know how to uninstall right click the half life and click uninstall

yup but nothing
phoebious Oct 10, 2013 @ 3:50am 
Hi,

make sure you have latest video driver & directx installed. Can you post the specs of your rig?
kelvinspear86 Oct 10, 2013 @ 3:58am 
i am having the same problem black screen when i try to play the game then after 30 secs ish my tv says format not surported. my specs are,
AMD FX 6100 6 core 3.30GHz
16 gig ram
AMD radeon hd 7900
also 40" samsung 3d tv
drivers are up to date. no other game has this problem.
phoebious Oct 10, 2013 @ 4:02am 
If you have a complete black screen on your tv, my best guess is that you are attempting to run the game on a non-supported resolution. If you have a FullHD computer monitor, set the game resolution to 1920x1080 and try again.
kelvinspear86 Oct 10, 2013 @ 4:06am 
i cant get the game to load its just black screen when i click the exe. is there a way to change the resolution without fireing up the game ? i run all my games in 1920x1080 format and this is the first problem i have had with it. also it is running through a hdmi lead if that makes any diffrence.
phoebious Oct 10, 2013 @ 4:11am 
If I remember correctly, HL2 when run for the first time, it uses a resolution of 720x... (something I don't remember). Try this:
Right click on HL2 (on steam) and select properties, then set launch options; type (without quotes) "-w 1920 -h 1080 -refresh 60".
kelvinspear86 Oct 10, 2013 @ 4:16am 
works first time thank you very much phoebious
phoebious Oct 10, 2013 @ 4:18am 
You're welcome :)

Hope this will also help the OP.
Shrek Oct 10, 2013 @ 12:57pm 
Originally posted by phoebious:
If I remember correctly, HL2 when run for the first time, it uses a resolution of 720x... (something I don't remember). Try this:
Right click on HL2 (on steam) and select properties, then set launch options; type (without quotes) "-w 1920 -h 1080 -refresh 60".

THANK YOU

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