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GarlicMan Apr 25, 2014 @ 10:43pm
Background loading error
Hey guys, I just bought the original portal during the sale. Whenever I start it, it launches fine until the actual game window opens. All it shows is my cursor and a blank screen. An error window pops us that says "Can't find background image'materials/console/background01.vtf" If anyone can help me fix this, I would be eternally grateful.
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Yooks Apr 26, 2014 @ 9:18pm 
Have you tried reinstalling the game? This is probably the first step you should do before looking deeper into this problem.
Last edited by Yooks; Apr 26, 2014 @ 9:19pm
GarlicMan Apr 26, 2014 @ 10:48pm 
I've already tried reinstalling 4 times, all resulting in the same thing.
Yooks Apr 26, 2014 @ 11:32pm 
Have you tried launching the game directly from it's root directory -

Note: The game executable is "hl2.exe".
GarlicMan Apr 27, 2014 @ 2:03pm 
It finally works! I uninstalled and reinstalled one more time. I guess when I reinstalled the other times, my connection wasn't working well. Thanks for the help!
Yooks Apr 27, 2014 @ 9:39pm 
No problem, enjoy the game!
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Date Posted: Apr 25, 2014 @ 10:43pm
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