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March 7, 2013 8:14:02 PM

OK, so when I play the game, I sometimes like to go to the desktop(ctrl+esc), when I click on the icon to reopen the game, it makes some sound, then never loads. So I need to ctrl+alt+delete to close it.

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March 7, 2013 9:37:48 PM

Control+escape? You mean alt+tab?
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March 7, 2013 9:39:05 PM

NO,ctrl+esc
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March 8, 2013 7:06:30 AM

Maybe a graphics driver issue, make sure everythings updated, if not then a repair/reinstall of Portal
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March 11, 2013 11:25:15 AM

I already got my driver updated.
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March 11, 2013 2:02:44 PM

Check how much ram is utilized when the game is minimized.
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March 11, 2013 4:31:04 PM

Andrew Johnson said:
Check how much ram is utilized when the game is minimized.


1.80GB but 1.60GB is normal. I got 8GB of ram
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March 11, 2013 5:56:34 PM

It wouldn't be the first game to crash when you alt+tab. I remember a few where alt tabbing was a risk.
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March 11, 2013 6:07:30 PM

bruniss said:
It wouldn't be the first game to crash when you alt+tab. I remember a few where alt tabbing was a risk.


Yea, I use ctrl+esc to leave the game,shift+tab opens the steam overlay. The one comment confused me but I do use ctrl+esc.

I can see what you mean because it's an old game.
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March 11, 2013 7:45:30 PM

In fact, is I recall correctly all games made with the Source engine (except for CS:GO) had crashing issues when alt tabbing back to windows. I remember Half Life 2 giving me this sort of problems...ohhh what a headache
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March 11, 2013 8:53:30 PM

"In fact, is I recall correctly all games made with the Source engine (except for CS:GO) had crashing issues when alt tabbing back to windows. I remember Half Life 2 giving me this sort of problems...ohhh what a headache" Bruniss


Thanks, I thought it was just me. I guess I'll just deal with it.
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March 11, 2013 9:27:29 PM

try pausing the game before tabing out...
also ctrl esc isnt the ideal way. either alt- return to window the game or alt-tab to jump to the desktop.
pressing the esc key will often bring up a menu of some sort or an overlay that is being interrupted when you skip to the desktop so choose another method if you can.
most games will let you pause and then do jump to desktop and then let you return as the game is paused so wont be doing calcs that may be getting lost/corrupted when you tab out.

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March 12, 2013 2:02:27 PM

HEXiT said:
try pausing the game before tabing out...
also ctrl esc isnt the ideal way. either alt- return to window the game or alt-tab to jump to the desktop.
pressing the esc key will often bring up a menu of some sort or an overlay that is being interrupted when you skip to the desktop so choose another method if you can.
most games will let you pause and then do jump to desktop and then let you return as the game is paused so wont be doing calcs that may be getting lost/corrupted when you tab out.



Thanks, for the new commands but the game still crashes when I re-open it.
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March 14, 2013 11:30:17 AM

bruniss said:
In fact, is I recall correctly all games made with the Source engine (except for CS:GO) had crashing issues when alt tabbing back to windows. I remember Half Life 2 giving me this sort of problems...ohhh what a headache


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Happens to me in most Source games. Especially Portal and Black Mesa.
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March 14, 2013 3:31:28 PM

jessterman21 said:
bruniss said:
In fact, is I recall correctly all games made with the Source engine (except for CS:GO) had crashing issues when alt tabbing back to windows. I remember Half Life 2 giving me this sort of problems...ohhh what a headache


+1
Happens to me in most Source games. Especially Portal and Black Mesa.


Yeah, I don't know what happened with this engine :S
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