Need Some Help

Hello,

I have the C:SS/GMod Pack from steam, I used to have startup issues where it would crash, fixed this by changing the settings of dx level to 9. However, doing so has caused me some different issues on my game client, and they are as follows:

  1. the Weapon bar does not show, nor does my HP level.

  2. the f1/f2 menus do not show what so ever, making it impossible to play mods such as RPG, ect.

  3. My Q menu mostly works, I can spawn stuff, the only noticeable issue is with the NPC’s, I cannot give them a weapon, and the menu will simply vanish after trying to click that dropdown.

I know this question will be the first asked if I do not include this, so here are my specs:

Intel Core 2 Duo CPU, T8100 @ 2.1ghz
4 GB Memory
DX Version: 10
Vista Home Premium 64 Bit

This is a Dell XPS Laptop, and it runs all of my other games (including C:SS and Portal) just fine, so I’m thinking I may need to change my DX Level again?

Anyways, thanks for any help.

Nobody knows?