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    it wont open D:

    hi, i downloaded this game cuz household hacker dude travler said this was a good game...

    this is only second download from steam.

    it opens, then after a while i see a weird picture. after that the screen goes black and when i open task manager (ctrl+alt+delete) it says its not responding!

    i was really looking forwards to playing this game, i love co-op games

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    Computer specs, what are they?

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    serial number - 2CE923347L
    product name - HP G60 Notebook PC
    Product number - VH171UA#ABA
    service ID - 19206
    processor - Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4200 @ 2.00GHz 2.00GHz
    memory (RAM) - 4.00 GB
    system type - 64-bit operating system
    Windows Vista Home Premium


    is that enough info or do u need anything else to help me play my game? ._.

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    GFX card make and model please, additionally driver versions would be helpful.
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    chip type and name: mobile intel (R) 4 series express chipset family
    manufac: intel Corp
    DAC type: internal
    1759 memory

    display mode: 1366 x 768 (32 bit) (60 Hz)
    Monitor: generic PnP


    driver model: windows vista display (i think)

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    Are you able to play other Source engine games such as Left 4 Dead?
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    dont know. ill try i guess.

    edit: im not interested in buying games :/

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    I'm unsure if the GFX card in your laptop is going to be compatible with the latest games, I was wondering if you had anything recent which was intensively 3D that does work.

    If you arn't going to buy a game you'll have to find one for free online somewhere which uses Direct3D.
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    i have america's army 3. and it works fine. is that Direct3D?

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    I believe so.

    Are your graphics drivers up to date?

    Have you tried leaving it a while, is it possible it's just taking a heck of a long time?
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    If all you want to do is test your system you can probably find free demos of many recent games. Steam should have lots of free demos available to download.

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    Try adding -safe to the game launch options. If it works change to a resolution that should work and remove -safe.
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    Minimum requirements are listed as :

    Graphics: DirectX 9 compatible video card with 128 MB, Shader model 2.0. ATI X800, NVidia 6600 or better

    I've been to the intel website and it seems there are many cards within the "mobile intel (R) 4 series express chipset family" so I am unable to determine if you have the above or not.
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    ok, ill try leaving it up for a long time.

    nope. could it just be that something happened during installation and i should uninstall then reinstall?

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    got newest directX redist JUL2010? Just incase download and insatll this

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    Did you try the -safe option yet?

    Laptop specs

    The Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD has support for pixel shader 4.0, but has reviewed terribly as a gaming chip(games run, but badly).
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    ug confusing O_o i dont speak computers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robfireburn View Post
    ug confusing O_o i dont speak computers.
    it's never late, to learn some basic things BOOM!

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    Right click Alien Swarm in Steam, choose Properties, then choose Set Launch Options.

    Enter -safe and ok out of everything.

    Try the game.
    Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia, n. See also Irony.

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    well, it got farther. sorta.

    it asked for permission (its just some werid vista thing) like on all the otehr games. it didnt used to do that. then it went to black screen of non-responding.

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    Run as administrator? Is Steam running with admin rights?
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    ah, runa s admin seems to have worked thx!

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    Np.
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    didn't microsofts screw things even more with their new windowses? :-/

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    Not if you turn UAC off(to install anywhere and run anything) and enable test mode(to install unsigned drivers).

    I really like 7 other than having to make those tweaks.
    Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia, n. See also Irony.

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