#1
helo thar!

i'm having a problem installing Counter-Strike on my computer and actually making it work...i have it installed, and the icons are on my desktop, etc...however, when i try clicking on it, nothing pops up...even when i try clicking on the steam icon, it just won't work...i already tried reinstalling it, but with no luck...i honestly don't know what the problem could be, so i was wondering if anybody who has experienced this or knows what's going on can help me out...any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated
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#2
Do you meet the required/recommended specs for your computer? Video card less than required or an unsupported video card could make it not open up. Thats how Splinter Cell was for me until I bought my new card.

Also, try talking to somebody from Steam, they're usually pretty helpful.
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#3
you entered the code for the game and evrything?...and if you did that..restart your pc..and then try again..thats what I did and it worked fine for me after that
#4
that's the thing, i didn't even get to the point in the installation where it even asked for a game code...and how much would a video card cost? how can i figure out the caliber of my card as of now?
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#5
We dont need anymore fcking noobs in the game. You cant even figure out the specs on your PC??? LOL...No really dont even bother
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#6
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We dont need anymore fcking noobs in the game. You cant even figure out the specs on your PC??? LOL...No really dont even bother


shut up and let him play the game.
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#7
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We dont need anymore fcking noobs in the game. You cant even figure out the specs on your PC??? LOL...No really dont even bother


well, genius, perhaps you could explain how to figure out the quality of my video card?
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#8
Oh, man I had this same problem, but it's easy to fix...just make sure you follow these directions step-by-step....


Do this:

Go into your program files under your hard drive...look for a counter-strike folder, right click on it and click properties...now down in th bottom left corner should be th....

LET THE BODIES HIT THE *CH* *CH*--FLOOR!!!!!!!

...and after you get done rearranging those files repeat step six until your ping is at or below 300 for that server we talked about. Easy enough.
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#9
go to display options and click on the settings tab. it will say on this screen. if you are unsure of how good ur card is, post it here.
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#10
it just says color quality (32 bit) and the resolution
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#11
uh...it should say. try going to advanced and look around.
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#12
i can't find it...well, how much would you guess a decent video card would run?
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#13
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i can't find it...well, how much would you guess a decent video card would run?

First, what's the rest of your system specs? It's not necessarily a good idea to get a new video card for a piece of shit computer, bro.

Right click on the 'My Computer' icon on your desktop. Click properties. Click the hardware tab. Then device manager. Then display adapter. This should show which card you have.
#14
it says Intel(R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller
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#15
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it says Intel(R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller


Thats onboard video, it sucks. You should get a cheap AGP (or PCI-e if your motherboard suppors it) video card.
#16
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it says Intel(R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller

Yeah, that's a built-in chipset. It isn't very good.

Which Counter-Strike are you talking about anyway? It definately won't work with CS: Source. My other computer has the same graphics chip and it could only run that game at like 5 frames per second lol.

Get something like a Geforce 5500 FX. It's a cheap budget card that'll probably give you decent framerate on CS:S.
#17
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i hate twats who think they r so good and really they are fat losers who do nothing more than play cs and wank over there own fat tits.

there we go.

and if u want to find out ur pc spec go to run and type in dxdiag.