View Full Version : CS:S DirectX 8.1 No-Steam logon

08-13-2011, 02:44 PM

I've been having 'connectivity' issues with CS:S for a long time, and i first thought it was my router, but finally i decided to connect my PC directly to my modem and the "No-Steam Logon" problem would still happen. So i decided to Re-install everything from scratch, Steam, Windows, CS:S, everything. and it would STILL happen, i first thought it was some cloud config being messed up so i made my config go default, but since my PC isn't too good enough for CS:S it was all choppy and i would have really low FPS. After messing a bit with the config i realized that the actual problem with "No-Steam Logon" kick was being caused by the video config set on DirectX 8.1, either from -dxlevel 81 parameter or mat_dxlevel "81" from config.cfg.

So, here's my problem and dilemma:

If i use DirectX 8.1 i get kicked by Steam due to loosing the connection to steam . Not sure why, DirectX is a video/rendering library, nothing to do with networks or even Steam itself.

If i use DirectX 9 which comes installed in my Windows XP SP3 i don't get kicked by Steam, however i have so low FPS that it's impossible to play.

Has the directx problem happen to anyone before? because i searched a lot and there's nothing like it

I already contacted Support and a nice gentlemen said he would report it to the development team, but i decided to give it a try on the forums, maybe to find a temporary fix :)

08-13-2011, 02:50 PM
Get a new pc (we're in 2011)

/end tread

08-13-2011, 04:07 PM
Maybe you were looking for an honest answer in here (http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2036897) or here (http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2034236) or here (http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2030556) too. What if someone would have answered "Get a better connection" or something like that, would it helped? I don't think so.

It's also spelled "thread"