Hi all. I have been looking around a few forums for an answer to this but no luck so far.
When I try to start Gmod I get an Engine Error : “Source engine game required to run mods”
and then it goes back to desktop and steam UI.
System Spec : Amd Athlon +3000 ( 1.8Ghz )
1.0 Gb DDR 400Mhz ram ( 2 x 512Mb )
GeForce 9400gt 512Mb
250 Gb SATA II HDD
Windows XP Home Edition SP3
I have most of the Source Engine games bought , installed and tested. ( TF2 , HL2 and episodes , CS:S etc. ) and up until a few days ago it has been working fine ( Bought it 2 days after release on steam )
All my other source and steam games are working fine so not sure what else to try.
Tried so far : Reinstall GMOD ( deleted all GMOD folders and files from steam directory )
Reinstall Steam and all other games ( again deleted ENTIRE steam folder )
All drivers have been updated in the last few hours as well as Direct X
The Windows XP install is less than 2 months old
I have looked at forums ( Garrysmod.org , Facepunch , Steam Support Forums Etc. )
But no one seems to give an answer on how to fix it.
The only thing I have changed that might cause the problem was switching to the new BETA Steam UI but I have 2 other PCs with steam accounts and they are running GMOD just fine with the new BETA Steam UI so that is probably not the problem.Really at a loss what to try next ( trying to find out hop to revert to the old Steam UI just in case ) so any advice greatly appreciated.
OH and sorry about wearin out your eyeballs. I know I am a bit LONG WINDED.
THANKS FOR LOOKIN!