OK, so all I know about his specs is that he has 512 mb of RAM and onboard Intel graphics with the latest drivers. The PC is an HP from 2004.
Anyways, I got him GMod as an early xmas present a week ago along with HL2DM to mount. When he shot something/saw blood/saw explosions/etc with muzzle flash I believe, he crashed to desktop, no error message. I read somewhere in an old thread that it’s because of only HL2DM. Taking advantage of the $5 sale on CS:S, I bought it for him. His muzzle flash and blood and such issues are now gone, all except his explosions. If anything explodes, it’s an instant crash. I don’t want to have to buy him yet another game unless it’s absolutely necessary.
He has no addons.
We tried reinstalling HL2DM prior to CS:S, didn’t work.
Anyone have any ideas? He’s tried prior to CS:S with -dxlevel 81 and 80. His performance, outside of these crashes, is fine.