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Half-life 2 episode 2 gaphic problem

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Last response: in Graphics & Displays
June 23, 2008 6:04:35 PM


When ever i open hl2 epiosde 2, some objects like desks chairs rocks are dim and grey. So, what should i do in order to fix this problem.


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June 23, 2008 6:23:18 PM

Maybe that is their color? Try taking a screen shot so we can help you more. Try updating your video card drivers.
a c 169 U Graphics card
June 23, 2008 6:25:36 PM

Hello and welcome to the forums mate :) 

Have u updated the drivers?
Do u have this problem only in HL2 ?
June 23, 2008 6:32:27 PM

Well I have a service pack 2 XP professional version, when I used XP service pack 1 last year in HL2 EP. 1 it worked, but now I dont have the xp sp1 system which I dont even have,
a c 169 U Graphics card
June 23, 2008 6:41:11 PM

I think u misunderstood me :) 
I said have u updated the drivers (VGA Drivers)?
June 23, 2008 7:10:30 PM

Try reinstalling the game....and make sure your using the newest Video driver Catalyst if you have an ATI card or Forceware if you have an Nvidia card
a c 130 U Graphics card
June 23, 2008 7:27:36 PM

When i first installed that game it more or less insisted i update the drivers and when i did it acctually made the game look worse. I ended up having to go back a couple of drivers to get one that worked properly. My issues did include the lack of lip movement and i could see the wire frames in peoples heads.
June 24, 2008 2:22:37 AM

Well, I dont no how to update the drivers, please tell me how. However, I have an ATI card which I bought 3 years ago. This poblem occurs only in HL2 Ep. 1 and 2 and probably HL2. When I used windows xp service pack 1 the problem was not there until I use Windows XP service pack 2. Unfortunately, I dont have an xp service pack 1 here :( 
Well where are the VGA drivers? Please explain in details step by step so I can fix he problem.

Thank you,
a c 169 U Graphics card
June 24, 2008 7:51:12 AM

What is the model of your VGA?
Tell me and i will give u the link to download it
June 24, 2008 11:23:02 AM

Mazier our proud receptionist :)  .
a c 169 U Graphics card
June 24, 2008 4:08:15 PM

Thanx alot mate :) 
June 24, 2008 5:20:12 PM

I dont know how to figure out the model of my VGA. Please tell me how to check it in oder to tell you the model and from that give me the link.

a c 169 U Graphics card
June 24, 2008 6:50:37 PM

1_Right Click on desktop >>> Properties>>> Choose the "Settings" Tab>>> under the "Display" You will see the model of your VGA
For example mine is NVIDIA GEFORCE 8800GTX

2_Another way is this:
Click on Start>>>Run>>>Type: "Dxdiag">>>Choose the Display tab>>> And you will see your VGA name in front of "Name"
June 25, 2008 5:35:55 PM

oh ok thx, its NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200
June 25, 2008 6:06:13 PM

kookoob said:
oh ok thx, its NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200

.... you must be kidding
June 25, 2008 9:04:24 PM

How do u fix the mouth movement problem, alyx and the others' mouths do not move
a c 169 U Graphics card
June 26, 2008 3:09:01 PM

Well when i had a GEFORCE FX 5700LE, i played HL2 (No episode) and i had the same problem, for example some items were white/grey or even some of them disappeared, well a friend told me its because of the game i have is a pirated version (all games in IRAN are pirated) but when i got a new card and then i played HL2:EP1 and EP2 i didn't have any problems
June 27, 2008 5:32:14 AM

Thank you very much for telling me what to do. My episode 2 version is rip but the grey items problem has been solved. Thank you Maziar and good luck.
a c 169 U Graphics card
June 27, 2008 6:26:07 AM

No problem mate :)  glad i could help u :) 
February 24, 2009 12:35:08 PM

Can anyone help? every time i start hl2 ep2 first it is everiting ok! Then the screen gets wierd, and i can't see the anthing! if someone knows the problem and how to fix it, please respond on