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    Hi guys I just bought TF2 and I installed it but when I try to play it loads up and when im about to join my whole computer restarts anyone know whats up with that. If any one knows about this problem please help me. Oh yeah I bought the orange box and you know how it comes with like three or four more games it does the same with them too I try to play them but my computer just restarts.
    thank you for your help
    Shadowolf expect the unexpected.

    2007 Fall tornament Team Awesome Undefeated 8-0 and they were doubting us.:row__537:




  • #2
    Re: Problem with my new game

    Sounds like a hardware/driver problem to me.

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    • #3
      Re: Problem with my new game

      Originally posted by .tritone. View Post
      Sounds like a hardware/driver problem to me.
      do you know what i can do to fix this?
      Shadowolf expect the unexpected.

      2007 Fall tornament Team Awesome Undefeated 8-0 and they were doubting us.:row__537:



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      • #4
        Re: Problem with my new game

        It may be corrupted. Try reinstalling the game.
        Pyronoid |TG|





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        • #5
          Re: Problem with my new game

          Originally posted by highly_flammable View Post
          It may be corrupted. Try reinstalling the game.
          I did twice but keeps doing it.
          Shadowolf expect the unexpected.

          2007 Fall tornament Team Awesome Undefeated 8-0 and they were doubting us.:row__537:



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          • #6
            Re: Problem with my new game

            you can always try updating your video drivers

            That and search the steampowered forums for similar issues.

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            • #7
              Re: Problem with my new game

              Originally posted by .tritone. View Post
              you can always try updating your video drivers

              That and search the steampowered forums for similar issues.
              How do I or what do I do to do that?
              Shadowolf expect the unexpected.

              2007 Fall tornament Team Awesome Undefeated 8-0 and they were doubting us.:row__537:



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              • #8
                Re: Problem with my new game

                There were a TON of people with that problem on release-day. Including me. I think i fixed it by typing something in my launch options for the game. But since my computer just crashed today and i just finished reinstalling everything, I lost whatever it was that i typed in. As soon as i find out, ill let you know.

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                • #9
                  Re: Problem with my new game

                  Computer reboots out of the blue usually happen for unfortunately, a lot of different reasons. I've seen this behavior when adding hardware and the powersupply was too small or had the wrong amps to the wrong channels. One time is was due to a failing but not dead CMOS battery. In your case, it sounds like it's more on the software side though. Having old/incompatible drivers can cause it. Sometimes it's just the app doing something really dumb.
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                  • #10
                    Re: Problem with my new game

                    Originally posted by SloppyJoe View Post
                    Computer reboots out of the blue usually happen for unfortunately, a lot of different reasons. I've seen this behavior when adding hardware and the powersupply was too small or had the wrong amps to the wrong channels. One time is was due to a failing but not dead CMOS battery. In your case, it sounds like it's more on the software side though. Having old/incompatible drivers can cause it. Sometimes it's just the app doing something really dumb.
                    Do you have any suggestions on what I can do to help stop this problem
                    Shadowolf expect the unexpected.

                    2007 Fall tornament Team Awesome Undefeated 8-0 and they were doubting us.:row__537:



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                    • #11
                      Re: Problem with my new game

                      Find out what kind of video card you have.
                      Go to that manufacturer's website and look for software/drivers/support/downloads page.

                      Download the (latest) drivers for your card and you should be good to go. Might want to investigate that launch parameter that SG mentioned - I don't know anything about that.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Problem with my new game

                        www.steampowered.com should have some answers for you, check out the support pages.


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                        • #13
                          Re: Problem with my new game

                          You might (like me) require DirectX 8 for the game. Set your launch options like this:

                          Code:
                          -dxlevel 81 -width 1400 -height 1050
                          Obviously change the two number values after width and height to your preferred resolution.

                          If this doesn't work, try reverting your drivers if they're updated, or updating them if they're older.
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