Pretty much the title says it all…
…and When I say ‘everything’, I mean it. I initially encountered the purple-checker-boxes (which I assume to be texture failures) when trying to play on an RP server on Garry’s Mod, and everything pretty much just failed to load. The sky was a lagging acid trip, the walls were splotched with purple checker-boards and everyone, and just about everything had an error message above their heads.
Naturally I cleaned my Gmod folder but that failed to help it, so I deleted everything and re-installed a fresh copy. This still failed. I decided to go with single player for a bit, but even third-party add-ons seem to not load the textures right, like my Sniper rifle (Barret .50 Cal). The cross-hairs show up as a purple checkerboard, rendering it virtually useless.
I’ve gotten a friend to get me CS:S, but it’s only Pre-loaded and Garry’s Mod doesn’t want to load those files. I have the entire Orange Box and downloaded the Source SDK as well, hoping that might help - which it didn’t. I’ve even done a ‘dxdiag’ check on my computer and nothing seems to work. I’ve defragged all of the games as well, and re-downed HL2 - and nothing.
I’m really at a loss here, and I don’t know if I’m just an idiot who’s trying to hard to solve an easy problem or if this is a real-issue, but I paid money for this game to play with a friend and now it’s essentially pointless because it renders errors and failed textures everywhere.
PS: I’ll post SS’s of anything you need me to as well. Also don’t worry about dumbing things down too much for me, I build computers and and very fluent in the language. Thanks.