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Saki 16. nov, 2013 @ 2:07pm
Portal says DirectX of GPU is v8.0 (HD6950/Win8.1)
Hey!

So I just ran Portal, because I wanted to play some, I haven't played it since 2 years and it is still my favourite SP game.

Now, for some reason, Portal in video settings says, my GPU DX is 8.0, which is totally bullcrap. I have AMD Radeon HD6950 1GB, DX11 Card, and I have Win8.1, with DX11.2 actually. Every other game states I have DX11.2, haven't tried other Source 2007 engine games.

How to fix this?

BTW I have newest Catalyst 13.11 beta 9.2 driver, because I play BF4 and it requires the newest beta drivers.
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nuh1 18. nov, 2013 @ 2:46am 
Try adding -dxlevel 90 to your launch options to force it into directx 9. Don't forget to remove it afterwards or else your settings won't save.
[PTH]Sapiens 18. nov, 2013 @ 5:56pm 
I recall having issues using the -dxlevel with Half-Life 2 (had the same type of DirectX auto-detection issue). You might want to try +mat_dxlevel 95 instead.
ÐÜÐĘŞåÜ©Ę™ 22. nov, 2013 @ 10:00pm 
For what ever reason,Portals textures have been "dumbed down" with recent updates.You can put whatever you want in launch options,and it may even say dx level 9 or whatever,but it won't change the way it looks.Shaders are dumbed down also.I have no idea what Valve did(brute forcing dx 8??lol).
Star Fire 24. nov, 2013 @ 1:17am 
Opprinnelig skrevet av ÐÜÐĘŞåÜ©Ę™:
For what ever reason,Portals textures have been "dumbed down" with recent updates.You can put whatever you want in launch options,and it may even say dx level 9 or whatever,but it won't change the way it looks.Shaders are dumbed down also.I have no idea what Valve did(brute forcing dx 8??lol).
maybe there doing it for people with slow computers? but all around a better way would of been to have an opion to turn on DX 8 Mode for slower computers just saying
Abradox 16. des, 2013 @ 4:36am 
Have same problem on win7 x64. (AMD Phenom II X6 1035T, GeForce GTX 560 1gb, 8gb RAM). In win7 x32 it is normal.
|UNiT| DayOfTheSheep 19. des, 2013 @ 4:29pm 
GTX 670 same problem. Sick of having to go through and redo all of my settings every time a crappy update is applied.

Worst is the new source games like Portal 2, L4D2 etc.
When the settings reset after an update and I have to redo all the settings, but with these games I have to click ok on a ♥♥♥♥n popup for each setting I want to make a change.
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Virulent 21. des, 2013 @ 2:32pm 
I noticed this too, -autoconfig sets everything to DX 8.0 as instead of 9.0+ -dxlevel 95 fixes everything. I just tested -autoconfig on HL2 and it doesn't seem to mess around with the dxlevel.
|UNiT| DayOfTheSheep 21. des, 2013 @ 3:39pm 
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Opprinnelig skrevet av ÐÜÐĘŞåÜ©Ę™:
For what ever reason,Portals textures have been "dumbed down" with recent updates.You can put whatever you want in launch options,and it may even say dx level 9 or whatever,but it won't change the way it looks.Shaders are dumbed down also.I have no idea what Valve did(brute forcing dx 8??lol).
maybe there doing it for people with slow computers? but all around a better way would of been to have an opion to turn on DX 8 Mode for slower computers just saying

From 2003.
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