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Sushi Shark May 26 @ 10:37am
Portal 1 edge issue
I've been noticing some graphical issue with my Portal game. Every time I see other screenshots or videos, the edges of each red/blue portal have a "fire" outline.

http://i.imgur.com/kBnwnJg.jpg

Mine just look like a gradiant. What is wrong?

http://i.imgur.com/vNWYS1f.jpg
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nuh1 May 26 @ 6:10pm 
Looks like directx8 portals and lighting. Common issue since some random patch forced everyone's client to default back to directx8. Try adding "-dxlevel 90" or "+mat_level 92" to your launch options to force it back to directx9. Just remember to take it out after launching it once or else your in-game video options will keep resetting.

Hope it helps.
Sushi Shark May 26 @ 7:59pm 
Just to be clear:

I use those commands in the Launch Options
Run the game
Reset my settings to the ones I had, because they were erased
Quit the game
And remove the Launch Options

Right?
nuh1 May 26 @ 8:23pm 
Pretty much yes. It'll force the game back into directx9 and hopefully when you remove the command from the launch options it'll stay in dx9.
Last edited by nuh1; May 26 @ 8:23pm
Sushi Shark May 26 @ 9:09pm 
Alright, I'll give it a go next time I'm on!
Sushi Shark May 28 @ 6:48pm 
It worked perfectly! Thank you!

Does Half Life 2 need this as well?
queen of demons Jun 1 @ 9:17am 
HL2 xd
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