View Full Version : desktop -> game = crash
10-07-2010, 01:50 PM
i start to play today HL2 Episode 1.
when i switch from desktop to game it crashes! (without an error)
i use windows 7 64bit and i havn't problems with half life 2 (episode 1 have orangebox engine[?] but i havn't th problem in css).
i hope u can help me (nothing foudn with google)
sorry for my bad english
10-07-2010, 02:05 PM
Are you saying when you Alt-Tab out of the game, it crashes?
Or are you saying that you start the game from a desktop icon and it crashes before the game loads?
10-07-2010, 02:22 PM
I tab out of the game. Now Im on the desktop ;)
When I go back ingame it crashs.
10-07-2010, 03:54 PM
Soo you have it windowed and you click outside the game and then click back in, it crashes?
Maybe not doing that is the best solution.
10-07-2010, 04:20 PM
No I run the game in fullscreen ;)
I start the game, I press the windows icon or alt+tab. When i go back ingame it crashs.
10-07-2010, 04:42 PM
That happens to me with a lot of mods since the update.
Does this happen to you all the time? Or just today. If it's just happening now, maybe restart Steam.
10-07-2010, 05:00 PM
Yeah Alt-Tabbing out of Source games isn't a good thing to do, it usually ends up when you reopen the game you get missing textures and models, or in this case it just crashes.
10-07-2010, 05:45 PM
Hmm can i fix that???
it happen everytime.
it doesn't happen in Half Life 2.
10-07-2010, 07:19 PM
You could contact Support. As I said, this happens to me for a lot of mods, but only since the May update.
I don't know if there is a fix, beyond avoiding Alt-Tabbing out of Ep1. (If you're doing it to access the Steam Community, use Shift-Tab instead.)
Maybe someone else will have a suggestion.
10-07-2010, 10:07 PM
Yeah I want contact the support, but my msinfo file is too big (as a .NFO and a textfile) :(
10-08-2010, 05:45 AM
Contact them and tell them the msinfo file is too big to include now.
You'll get an email auto-response, and you can reply. Send msinfo then.
10-08-2010, 06:11 AM
10-08-2010, 06:29 AM
I do mean to actually report the crash, first. And say why you're not including the msinfo file. :)
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