Half-Life 2: Episode Two

Half-Life 2: Episode Two

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Seventh Maximus Sep 18, 2015 @ 10:48pm
Never get starting menu
Hi there,

I have played Half Life 2 and Episode 1 with no problems, but when I try to launch Episode 2, I get the valve logo screen and then it goes to the blurry background and says loading in the lower right hand corner. My cursor turns into the swirl and then after about 30 secs it just goes back to a white pointer arrow, but I still have no menu screen. If I go to task manager I can see that it is "not responding". I've done some online sleuthing, but have come up empy handed. Does anyone know how to fix this so I can play the game? I'm on Win 7 64 bit machine.
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flat circle Oct 5, 2015 @ 10:34am 
I have a similar problem. I get to the title screen, and my laptop usually causes the black bars at the top and bottom on games. It gets to this, but the what would be title screen shows the desktop, the black bars remaining.
IvanTheWolf Oct 5, 2015 @ 11:09am 
Originally posted by Possible Menu Crash Fix:
Go to Properties - Set Launch Options
Add "-dxlevel 80"
Start the game
Remove the command.

If it still crashes:
Change "80" to "81".
Last edited by IvanTheWolf; Oct 5, 2015 @ 11:09am
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Date Posted: Sep 18, 2015 @ 10:48pm
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