Random crashing

Sometimes I can join, others not, it doesn’t seem to be a certain server either.

This is the error when HL2.exe crash’s upon sending client info (sometimes I see a MOTD pop up before it crash’s).

Problem signature:
  Problem Event Name:	APPCRASH
  Application Name:	hl2.exe
  Application Version:
  Application Timestamp:	4f6cfb24
  Fault Module Name:	server.dll
  Fault Module Version:
  Fault Module Timestamp:	4f9567dc
  Exception Code:	c0000005
  Exception Offset:	004fbba1
  OS Version:	6.1.7600.
  Locale ID:	2057
  Additional Information 1:	0a9e
  Additional Information 2:	0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
  Additional Information 3:	0a9e
  Additional Information 4:	0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789


Used to happen to me a lot, garry told me to use DirectX8 instead and that fixed it for me. Unless you look carefully at water you can barely notice the difference anyway, try adding -dxlevel 80 to your command line.

(note once you’ve added it to the command line, remove it when GMods loaded, otherwise it’ll reset your graphics settings every time you open GMod)