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#1 09-10-2008 10:23:58

boombox
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Registered: 09-10-2008

[fixme] Major Problem!

I've downloaded the game, loaded it up and after the domo sequence in the beginning it just sticks me at "Loading. . ." for literally upwards of 30 minutes

I haven't seen anything on this forum about this bug, and I'm wondering if I might have put something in a wrong file or if it's a download issue?
I put it in this directory: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\SourceMods\portal prelude
I've deleted and reinstalled Portal: Prelude twice now, same problem occurs.

Anything I can do?

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#2 09-10-2008 10:25:43

unclesam098
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Registered: 21-09-2008

Re: [fixme] Major Problem!

Just some basic questions... Do you own portal? If you do, have you loaded it at least once?

I dunno, but just guessing that you might have problems loading if all the files haven't been 'unpacked'.

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#3 09-10-2008 10:26:31

boombox
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Re: [fixme] Major Problem!

yeah lol, beat the game twice now.

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#4 09-10-2008 10:27:27

unclesam098
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Re: [fixme] Major Problem!

Ok, no more comments from the peanut gallery then smile (Just figured I'd try...)

Hope it works soon!

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#5 09-10-2008 10:33:30

boombox
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Re: [fixme] Major Problem!

Actually just figured out that it's a problem with portal itself, not just prelude
i'll look into it

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#6 09-10-2008 10:41:18

NykO18
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Re: [fixme] Major Problem!

boombox wrote:

Actually just figured out that it's a problem with portal itself, not just prelude
i'll look into it

Keep us informed, that might help other people.

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#7 09-10-2008 11:53:11

boombox
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Re: [fixme] Major Problem!

I did the -dxlevel 8 trick, and i took of Zonealarm, worked fine until i was asked to walk through the first portal and bam - crashed.
not only that, the first portal was also blocky and glitched out, didn't look like a portal at all.


-edit- also, what should i set the -dxlevel back to, if not 8? I don't get what could be causing these portal glitches/crashes

Last edited by boombox (09-10-2008 12:00:53)

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#8 09-10-2008 13:21:46

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Re: [fixme] Major Problem!

Does it do the same with Portal?

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#9 10-10-2008 10:13:09

Eagle246
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Registered: 10-10-2008

Re: [fixme] Major Problem!

just remove -dxlevel 8 from launch options (i assume thats where u put it) and it will go back to default (usually 9)

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#10 14-10-2008 17:01:38

NykO18
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Re: [fixme] Major Problem!

Is this bug still alive?

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#11 14-10-2008 17:05:50

sg3s
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Re: [fixme] Major Problem!

Don't think so

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#12 14-10-2008 20:29:18

Naama
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Registered: 14-10-2008

Re: [fixme] Major Problem!

I have the same problem. I've done everything mentioned in this thread and I still can't get it to work. Everytime I go through a portal it crashes, and the portal is just a bunch of grey blocks and blocky blue/orange particles hover around it.
It worked fine yesterday. I got this problem this morning. I've reinstalled it and I've got a legal copy of Portal.
Any way to solve this problem?

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#13 14-10-2008 20:52:20

tokelazor
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Registered: 11-10-2008

Re: [fixme] Major Problem!

i was having that kind of problem with the original portal.  They way i fixed it was:

Set launch option to:
1.   -windowed
OR
2.   -autoconfig

try those one at a time

hope it works!

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#14 18-10-2008 14:58:42

NykO18
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Re: [fixme] Major Problem!

Archived.

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