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Zombee
23rd May 2006, 17:29
Hey, guys first of all, I love the mod! great work!

My problem is:

1. When I kill the Hidden (Or when I can see the hidden get killed) My hl2 crashes.
2. White X's littering around on the screen.

All of this happened after I put -dxlevel 9 in the shortcut directory (As a guy told me to do, because I couldn't see the hidden. I asked the guy to stand infront of me and I could not see him. He stood absolutley still but still no signs of him. When I put -dxlevel 9 in the directory, I noticed obvious changes in the graphics and garbage lying around glowed in the dark.
Viewdistance 0.0000*
I was running and then I just came to a stop, after a while a truck appeared piece by piece infront of me.

I quit the game and removed -dxlevel 9
Rejoined the server, not quite the same result as before but:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v405/selkiet/hdn_docks0000.jpg
As you can see the white X's sprinkled across the screen.
Now when I see or kill the hidden the game crashes.
Tried to reinstall but without any result.

Don't get me wrong I love the mod

/e for some reason part of the topic dissapeared,
Hl2 crashes D;
Should be the correct topic, sorry about that

scratch
23rd May 2006, 17:35
Hey Zombee! ;)

I don't know if it makes a difference, try -dxlevel 90 in the launch options instead. As long as your gcard supports dx 9.0 there sould not be any problem. Screen looks like dx 7.

Zombee
23rd May 2006, 17:44
lol hey scratch, I don't know what your talking about but yea :D
I mean before I could kill the hidden but now I cant (because Hl2 crashes)
you were there right when I got him with the shotgun :P
now I can see him (faintly as you should) buuuut stuff is retarded...
but I removed the -dxlevel 9

scratch
23rd May 2006, 17:50
Hm that's quite strange.

Do the following:

Go to
...\SteamApps\SourceMods\hidden\cfg\

and delete config.cfg, restart the game, change graphics and input settings to your liking and try the game again. I'm very sorry that -dxlevel 90 doesn't seem to work for you, it's the only way atm to get the hidden to look like he is supposed to.

If this still doesn't reverse the fullbright effect try -dxlevel 8.1 on launch options.

Zombee
23rd May 2006, 17:51
oh ok x-X so I won't be able to kill the hidden? :P
aaah who cares, getting killed is fun too :D
What server do you play on btw?

scratch
23rd May 2006, 17:54
Most of the time i'm on Smokey's PS OFF Random OFF (or the custom map server), or the DTE PS OFF.

You will be able to kill the hidden, and he will still be slightly visible but it's harder definately. Btw, what graphics card do you have?

Zombee
23rd May 2006, 17:56
Geforce FX5200 x_x its pure bull**** though...

scratch
23rd May 2006, 17:59
That could be the reason for DX 9.0 not working out for you. Still, there are some advanced options in the game menu you could try like "Hidden Overlay Shader", i absolutely don't know what it does though, perhaps this is just the overlay of the hidden's vision, hence of no use here.

Zombee
23rd May 2006, 21:51
yeah reinstalled the game, deleted config and everything...
still the same thing happens x_x
you were with me right? when I killed the hidden(with the shotgun) and I didn't dissconnect... D:
sorry for late reply my sis was on the compy...

scratch
23rd May 2006, 22:19
Try the solution provided here:
http://forum.hidden-source.com/showthread.php?t=4443

Zombee
24th May 2006, 06:15
Thanks Scratch :] I'll be seeing you around ;D
can't wait to play hidden :D