The messed up HUD issue

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CS:S seems to suffer from a problem where all the HUD fonts get messed up.

It's annoying but fixable for most. The following seems to work for most people. Others have found that they have **somehow installed the game fonts to the Operating System fonts**. When they deleted them, back to normal. **Fix 1**. Go to ... C:\Windows\Fonts
The fonts that **should not** be there are...
  • cs.ttf
  • csd.ttf
  • cslogo.ttf
  • cstrike.ttf
  • If they are there...delete them!
    **Fix 2**. Failing that, you could have a custom HUD that is too old? Time to clean out your game directory, go to.... 64 Bit systems...
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\counter-strike source\cstrike\resource
    32 Bit systems...
    C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\counter-strike source\cstrike\resource
    In the "resource" folder **only these files should be there**...
  • cs.ttf
  • csd.ttf
  • cslogo.ttf
  • cstrike.ttf
  • game.ico
  • If the "UI" folder is there...delete it!
    In the "scripts" folder, (_if it is there, the standard cstrike folder does not have the folder_) it is safe to delete the whole folder. **Fix 3.** There are also a few more items to try from Steam support site... Missing or scrambled text in-game Question I cannot see the text or my text is scrambled in the game. Answer Missing Fonts This issue can occur when Windows fonts are missing or corrupt. The most common being Tahoma. Tahoma can be redownloaded directly from Microsoft here. This is a link to a file stored on an FTP Server. If your browser doesn't support this, it may be necessary to try another browser. Corrupt or Missing Files Your games files may be corrupted or missing. Please try verifying your Game Cache Files. Incorrect resolution Use game launch options to launch with the command -autoconfig. Please see the following article for instructions: Setting Game Launch Options. Missing Text in Counter-Strike
    • Launch the game.
    • Select Options.
    • Select the Video tab.
    • Set the Renderer to OpenGL.


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