Custom Loading screen, default wont go away :(

Problem I’m having: No matter what I do with the background01 or the widescreen version of the vtf I always find myself having to stare at that ugly Citizen putting a cone over Gman’s head picture. Is there any way to change that to a different picture? Even the main menu background picture isn’t changing, and I’ve tried various different backgrounds just to test it.

If worse comes to worst I’ll have to figure out how to replace the vtf’s in the GCF, to finally rid myself of this demonic curse.

Thanks to anyone who is willing to help,

Try deleting the VMT. Doubt it will work, but meh