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Well, this is basically the same problem I'm having with HL2. Source SDK just won't start up. The .exe is running, but nothing happens. It just goes to the "Preparing to launch" screen and once that disappears.. well, nothing. I'd really want to give a shot at mapping, any help here? I've tried both -engine ep1 and without, nothing.
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    Have you tried reinstalling it?
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    Yeah, multiple times. This happens with HL2 and Source SDK, everything else works just like they should.
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    Same problem here,help much appreciated
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    Jeez suck, you ALWAYS have tech problems. reminds me of me. lol oh btw idk sorry. i very rarely use sdk
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    Well, I barely have any more problems except for Source SDK and HL2 not starting up. Actually since I've gotten my new gfx card almost all of my problems have disappeared. It still does this, I just reinstalled a moment ago.
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    I also have the same problem that you have (SDK not starting), plus when I start playing any Steam game, I can't access "Steam community" inside the game, which is very crappy because I can't send or read messages from the Steam community chat without making Alt+Tab
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    Hm, I'm having the same issue as well, though it's with Hammer. As soon as I start it up, Hammer closes.
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    I'm having the same problem as well.
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    I have the same problem , open your steam on the tool page right click on source sdk and click on properties click on Set lauchn option and write : -engine ep1 click on ok and start source sdk and enjoy
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    Posted by jahwar I have the same problem , open your steam on the tool page right click on source sdk and click on properties click on Set lauchn option and write : -engine ep1 click on ok and start source sdk and enjoy
    I already know about that; I'm trying to map for Team Fortress 2 so I would have to remove that line. Basically the Orange Box isn't working, but the ep1 engine does though.
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