OMG!! what's happening??!?!?!?!?!?!? something wrong after i waitied 6 hours!!!!

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i was downloading esf and it came up with the install window after all this time and it's blanked out!!! my thing is blanked out what does this mean? i have half life and a cd key... and i used the cd key for activating steam.. and i downloaded half life from steam. NOw what?!
 
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run half life once. Thaan the install button wont be blanked out >.>

I thought you read the guide to install. It says run Half Life once.
 
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what do you mean? the half life on steam? or the one i bought? and do i have to quit the game to make it not blanked out?
WELL? i played half life i played the mission and it is still blanked out...
 
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The Half Life on STEAM.

Just start it up and go through the tutoreal level. Than it shpouldnt be blanked out.
 
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omg ok... i thought you had to play the one on the cd rom

howcome it takes so long for it to launch half life?
 
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You have to play the onye you install it into >.>
 
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i tried playing the half life on steam and it came up with this window.

VIDEO MODE CHANGE FAILURE
"the specified video mode is not supported. The game will now run in software mode"

what do i do? i'm not sure i want to mess it up, tell me soon please i'll be waiting here at the computer
 
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What GFX card do you have?
 
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to be honest no idea.






OK it's running now and i'm at half life main menu, now what?
 
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Play the game >.>

And exit after 10 seconds.

Than you should be able to install ESF.
 
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ok i got it running but the only thing is when i get hit by melee my screen flashes black
 
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You're using Software mode, probably.

Go to Options, then Video, and try to see if you can use OpenGL mode.
Software mode is known to glitch the game. OpenGL is recommended.

If you can't run OpenGL, use D3D (Direct 3D). It's better than Software, but not as good as OpenGL.

You must have a pretty ****ty graphics card if it can't run OpenGL. x:
 
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He cant. His GFX card drivers arnt updated so Open GL doesnt work for him. Check a few posts up.

Vegeta find out what GFX card you have and update your drivers. Than youll be able to fix that problem.
 
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well i changed my video mode to d3d or whatever and it seems to be working fine, the only thing wrong is that it quits me out to the desktop quite a bit now which is quite annoying lolz.

Oh my god it kicks me out all the time now.... what's going on?
 
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D3D has its problems. Open GL is the best way to play. But for that you have to update your Graphics drivers.

Allthough without knowing what your graphics card is thats impossible >.>
 
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Right click My Computer-->Properties-->Hardware-->Device Manager

A window should open up.

You should see something listed as "Display Adapters"

Theres a [+] next to it. Press it and it should drop down and have the name of your video card.
 
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Kaination said:
Right click My Computer-->Properties-->Hardware-->Device Manager

A window should open up.

You should see something listed as "Display Adapters"

Theres a [+] next to it. Press it and it should drop down and have the name of your video card.
Then right click the video card name > then left click "update driver" > some window pops up and click yes then next and keep clicking next and itll update it.
 
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Provided it is not a really old graphics card.

Regardless, if that does not work, let us know what graphics card, and what kind of system you are running it on, and what operating system you are using; one of us may be able to help still.
 
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better yet

Click Start -> run -> type "dxdiag" no quotes int eh box-> when teh box comes up click save all information-> copy and paste here.
 

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