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Ok, today, i was playing css and i though i was lagging a lil (fps-low). And i decide to set my screen res to the second to the lowest resolution. and after i wait like 20 secs, i am informed with a lil thing now that says "Cannot display video mode" or something of that nature. I really want to fix this because i cannot see at the mainscreen or anything else. my starupmusic works and stuff but no video is producing. Please help.

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  • 11y
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    Reinstall ur css !
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    Noeszors!esors!
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    Uh oh, you set it to a res/hz that your monitor doesnt support or gfx doesnt.

    I would tell you to edit the file or jsut do a startup command but I forgot it and dont know it with css only 1.6. Just reinstall. Delete the CSS folder and reinstall from steam.
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    Reinstall
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    Mmk. here goes nothing. (kisses dogtags and salutes)
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    Omg guys no... dont reinstall.. HAYDEN NO!!!!!

    im pretty sure you can go into launch properties and enter:

    -dxlevel 90 -width 1024 height 768
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    Don't reinstall!!

    I had a similar prob once...

    To activate autoconfig launch:

    1. Open Steam
    2. Go to the "My Games" tab
    3. Right-click the game which needs to be reconfigured
    4. Select "Properties" from the menu
    5. Click the "Set launch options..." button
    6. Add -autoconfig at the end of the line, be sure to include a space before the "-" and anything before it.

    Or to force a video mode:

    1. Open Steam
    2. Go to the "My Games" tab
    3. Right-click the game which needs to be reconfigured
    4. Select "Properties" from the menu
    5. Click the "Set launch options..." button
    6. Add -gl at the end of the line, be sure to include a space before the "-" and anything before it.
    7. Specify the appropriate Video Mode and Video Option switches from the lists below

    Video Mode Launch Options

    Use the -w # switch (where "#" is a number from the list below) to specify the display resolution:

    * 640 (640x480)
    * 720 (720x576)
    * 800 (800x600) - This mode offers the best performance for most cards
    * 1024 (1024x768) - This mode is optimal for high-end cards
    * 1152 (1152x864)
    * 1280 (1280x1024)
    * 1600 (1600x1200) - This mode requires a high-end monitor and a high-performance card
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    Where's these 'launch properties' you speak of? the cfg\config file?
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    Like I wrote, In the steam main window: "My Games", right click on CSS
    -> "Properties", "Set launch options"
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    Wow! thanks gez. you have no idea how much i thank of you. i will generously donate 20 points to you because of your descriptive post. Thank You <3
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    Np, got most of it from the steam troubleshooting site.

    I got almost the same problem once and feared that I have to reinstall...

    Steam has a great support part on their site you always should look there if you encounter any problems in steam games.
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    Posted by Gez

    Don't reinstall!!

    I had a similar prob once...

    To activate autoconfig launch:

    1. Open Steam
    2. Go to the "My Games" tab
    3. Right-click the game which needs to be reconfigured
    4. Select "Properties" from the menu
    5. Click the "Set launch options..." button
    6. Add -autoconfig at the end of the line, be sure to include a space before the "-" and anything before it.

    Or to force a video mode:

    1. Open Steam
    2. Go to the "My Games" tab
    3. Right-click the game which needs to be reconfigured
    4. Select "Properties" from the menu
    5. Click the "Set launch options..." button
    6. Add -gl at the end of the line, be sure to include a space before the "-" and anything before it.
    7. Specify the appropriate Video Mode and Video Option switches from the lists below

    Video Mode Launch Options

    Use the -w # switch (where "#" is a number from the list below) to specify the display resolution:

    * 640 (640x480)
    * 720 (720x576)
    * 800 (800x600) - This mode offers the best performance for most cards
    * 1024 (1024x768) - This mode is optimal for high-end cards
    * 1152 (1152x864)
    * 1280 (1280x1024)
    * 1600 (1600x1200) - This mode requires a high-end monitor and a high-performance card


    nice post, wd @ help
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    Posted by Crazy_Whiteboy

    Lol at the 20 points.
    But just out of curiosity, would my way of fixing his problem worked also?


    Maybe, but I wouldn't be too sure 'bout that.

    I'd have entered the commands in the launch options just to be sure anyways.
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    Umm, i tried your way before i posted this and i didnt work. sorry. it mightve but not for me.
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    I believ so acually. But you would lose everything. Or you could delete your cstrike file but only stupid ppl do that.
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