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Anonymous
December 18, 2004 6:24:06 PM

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Hi
When i try and ALT/TAB my CS game into XP the screen is black once I try
coming back into CS
Any ideas....lready tried a load of different drivers
CSX
December 18, 2004 6:32:45 PM

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this is a shot in the dark, but try changing your bios settings from 8x to
4x AGP.

steve


"CSX" <csx1@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Hi
> When i try and ALT/TAB my CS game into XP the screen is black once I try
> coming back into CS
> Any ideas....lready tried a load of different drivers
> CSX
>
December 19, 2004 3:17:33 PM

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Steve <luckylucky200@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> this is a shot in the dark, but try changing your bios settings from 8x to
> 4x AGP.
>
> steve
>
>
> "CSX" <csx1@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:41c44b94$0$19154$cc9e4d1f@news-text.dial.pipex.com...
> > Hi
> > When i try and ALT/TAB my CS game into XP the screen is black once I try
> > coming back into CS
> > Any ideas....lready tried a load of different drivers
> > CSX
> >
>

Maybe its because you've got a desktop resolution and or color depth that
does not match what you have in CS1.6?
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December 19, 2004 3:41:33 PM

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CSX <csx1@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:41c44b94$0$19154$cc9e4d1f@news-text.dial.pipex.com...
> Hi
> When i try and ALT/TAB my CS game into XP the screen is black once I try
> coming back into CS
> Any ideas....lready tried a load of different drivers
> CSX
>
>

CS1.6 is based on the old Half Life game engine which handles colours in 16
bit depths only.
It has issues with being switched back to a 32 bit colour desktop in game.
Anonymous
December 20, 2004 3:53:28 PM

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Uzi wrote:
> CSX <csx1@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:41c44b94$0$19154$cc9e4d1f@news-text.dial.pipex.com...
>> Hi
>> When i try and ALT/TAB my CS game into XP the screen is black once I
>> try coming back into CS
>> Any ideas....lready tried a load of different drivers
>> CSX
>>
>>
>
> CS1.6 is based on the old Half Life game engine which handles colours
> in 16 bit depths only.
> It has issues with being switched back to a 32 bit colour desktop in
> game.

I have the same card and 1.6 works for Alt+Tabing buy CSS shits itself every
time.

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Anonymous
December 20, 2004 3:57:34 PM

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Damien McBain wrote:
> Uzi wrote:
>> CSX <csx1@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:41c44b94$0$19154$cc9e4d1f@news-text.dial.pipex.com...
>>> Hi
>>> When i try and ALT/TAB my CS game into XP the screen is black once I
>>> try coming back into CS
>>> Any ideas....lready tried a load of different drivers
>>> CSX
>>>
>>>
>>
>> CS1.6 is based on the old Half Life game engine which handles colours
>> in 16 bit depths only.
>> It has issues with being switched back to a 32 bit colour desktop in
>> game.
>
> I have the same card and 1.6 works for Alt+Tabing buy CSS shits
> itself every time.

Me too

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@ mcbain com

there's no place like 127.0.0.1
Anonymous
December 20, 2004 3:57:35 PM

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"Damien McBain" <ask@me.for.it> wrote in message
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> Damien McBain wrote:
>> I have the same card and 1.6 works for Alt+Tabing buy CSS shits
>> itself every time.
>
> Me too

LOL!
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Anonymous
December 20, 2004 8:45:50 PM

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> Hi
> When i try and ALT/TAB my CS game into XP the screen is black once I try
> coming back into CS
> Any ideas....

Don't want to sound obvious. But have you tried not pressing alt+tab?
Anonymous
December 26, 2004 1:43:33 AM

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CSX wrote:
>
> Hi
> When i try and ALT/TAB my CS game into XP the screen is black
> once I try coming back into CS
> Any ideas....lready tried a load of different drivers

As the other guys reported, CS 1.6 uses the original half life engine. It
means that you must run the game with a resolution that *does not exceed*
your desktop resolution, and with the same color depth. This isn't a sure
way to do alt-tabbing safely, but you can try. By the way, there's a
command line option that forces the game to use 32bpp (it uses 16bpp by
default), but I forgot what that option is. Might be "-depth 32" or "-bpp
32", not sure.
Anonymous
December 26, 2004 2:16:15 AM

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Sorted....Set CS to full colour..same as Xp setup
CSX

"Nikos Chantziaras" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
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> CSX wrote:
>>
>> Hi
>> When i try and ALT/TAB my CS game into XP the screen is black
>> once I try coming back into CS
>> Any ideas....lready tried a load of different drivers
>
> As the other guys reported, CS 1.6 uses the original half life engine. It
> means that you must run the game with a resolution that *does not exceed*
> your desktop resolution, and with the same color depth. This isn't a sure
> way to do alt-tabbing safely, but you can try. By the way, there's a
> command line option that forces the game to use 32bpp (it uses 16bpp by
> default), but I forgot what that option is. Might be "-depth 32" or "-bpp
> 32", not sure.
>
>
!