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GarlicMan Apr 25 @ 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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Yooki Apr 26 @ 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 Yooki; Apr 26 @ 9:19pm
GarlicMan Apr 26 @ 10:48pm 
I've already tried reinstalling 4 times, all resulting in the same thing.
Yooki Apr 26 @ 11:32pm 
Have you tried launching the game directly from it's root directory -
"\SteamLibrary\SteamApps\common\Portal"..?

Note: The game executable is "hl2.exe".
GarlicMan Apr 27 @ 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!
Yooki Apr 27 @ 9:39pm 
No problem, enjoy the game!
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