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03-21-2010, 02:15 AM
Hey guys/girls! I've come here with a problem. I just finished HL2, well, I finished it a year ago but I just replayed it. Now, that I want to replay EP1 and EP2, I can't!. The problem is with Episode 1. I start the game, loading screen, menu, everything's fine, new game, select 1st chapter and the loading starts. But then, just like 5 bars from finishing the loading my screen goes black and I get 3 errors in a row. The errors are the following:
Internal driver error in IDirect3Device9::Present()
hl2.exe - Application Error
The instruction at ''0x0e3db423'' referenced memory at ''0x00000024''. The mrmory could not be ''read''.
Then I get the third and last error:
hl2.exe - Application Error
The instruction at ''0x2024c939'' referenced memory at ''0x000011b0''. The memory could not be ''read''.
So, Steam geniuses, please take some time to help me out. Give me a shout if you want my DxDiag or whatever, I'm willing to do alot in order to play this epic game.
03-21-2010, 07:39 AM
Sounds like something inside your computer is interfering with the RAM sticks, like dust, , or else it could be spyware. Be sure to scan your computer for viruses/spyware.
Try and re-install the game or back-up your game files and re-install. You can also disable your firewall or anti-virus to see if that works too.
Just post your system specs if you can.
03-21-2010, 08:00 AM
Disabling my firewall didn't work.
Operating System: Windows XP Professional
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 750 @ 2.67GHz (4 CPUs)
Memory: 3580MB RAM
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
Card name: ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series
03-21-2010, 08:10 AM
Try verifying the game cache files in your Steam games list.
Also, make sure your graphics drivers are up to date by going to ATI's website.
03-21-2010, 08:31 AM
And also set Steam to English.
03-21-2010, 09:10 AM
Validated cache files, drivers up to date, and Steam already set to english. Nothing different happened.
03-21-2010, 12:42 PM
Maybe lower your DX level to 8.0 or 8.1. If you want to do it with a game launch option, see this article (https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=1216-JMTZ-0860#force).
Or try the game launch option -autoconfig (described in the above article).
Otherwise, here's the Support article (https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=1216-JMTZ-0860#force) for the Internal Driver error. And here's the Support article (https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=1274-UOHK-5653) for the Memory Could not be Read error.
03-21-2010, 05:54 PM
Download a program called RAMBooster, this remedied my "memory not read" error for TF2. Also try putting these commands into your launch options.
-high -heapsize 1572864
03-21-2010, 11:35 PM
How does RAMBooster work? I just open it?
Setting -high -heapsize 1572864 in my launch options didn't work, sorry.
03-22-2010, 06:30 AM
RAMBooster fress up more RAM, I think you set the auto-optimizer to a quarter of your total RAM.
Sorry to here that didn't help, don't know what else to try/
03-22-2010, 06:53 AM
If the RAMBooster thing doesn't work, here are things that have worked for others:
Using the game launch option -dxlevel 81. (Or even setting your DX level lower.)
Using the game launch option -32bit
Using the game launch option -window
See this article (https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=1040-JWMT-2947) if you need help setting game launch options.
What is your display resolution? And are you using dual monitors?
03-28-2010, 10:44 AM
I'd consider downloading the latest version of DirectX for your computer
03-29-2010, 06:47 AM
I had the same error, and SETTING THE STEAM UI LANGUAGE FIXED THIS PROBLEM.
(My computer only runs DX8.1 properly (it is needed for The Orange Box games), and I had no problems with it)
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