Episode 2 Pre-Update Installation Instructions


#21

IF YOUR PREUPDATE STILL DOESN’T WORK
Or, in particular, hl2.exe insta-closes after the start, after you launched ep2.bat.

  1. Right click ep2.bat and choose “Edit”.

  2. Add “-dxlevel 90” (without quotes) to the end of the first line.

  3. Launch ep2.bat. The game should launch now.

  4. Don’t forget to remove “-dxlevel 90” from ep2.bat after launching the game once, because otherwise your video settings will be reset every time you launch the game.


#22

The DL links for the EP1 and 2 GCFs aren’t working for me. Wondering if its just me or the links are the problem.
This is the error I get. Obviously I’m on Chrome, the superior internet browser.


#23

It’s the problem with the site. I had the files moved to another folder, moved them back.


#24

Yay, working now. Downloading the GCFs, then I can get into EP2 running. yay.


#25

If you ever need help learning EP2 feel free to ask me any questions.


#26

The episode 1 shared.gcf file is broken, unless its just 7zip. can someone confirm that its not just me?


#27

Bump, because I want my EP2 working.
Wow that sounds childish.


#28

you dont need ep1 gcf’s to run ep2


#29

I’m a twat, the problem is steam as I am getting the console error. Before I say whats next IT CAME PRE-INSTALLED. I’m on Windows 8, and apparently MS changed how the task manager lists programs that are running so I cant fully close steam. I guess I cant run EP2. :frowning:


#30

Just go to Details tab in Task Manager.


#31

No steam processes are running still getting the console error >:(


#32

How many GCF’s do you have in your folder?


#33

10, how many am I supposed to have?


#34
  1. Download the GCF’s I linked a while ago

#35

Sorry for late response, I was to busy playing the ESO beta. Well, now it works, but there’s a new problem. Everything is a purple and black texture. EVERYTHING. Makes my eyes bleed. I’m pretty sure the problem is that my materials folder is empty.


#36

You’re propably missing some of the materials GCF’s. Look at the main post and make sure you have all of those in your GCF folder.


#37


#38

https://mega.co.nz/#!npJSDTbA!riqOIqdrgRMSXX4tclPvP5VnVylhfFuK5ctDQE04J-k This has those 4 missing GCFs you dont have


#39

Yes, It finally works. Thank you so much.


#40

can you play Ep1 with this, or are extra files needed?