I’ve noticed that of all the people complaining of having ‘purple stuff and wireframes everywhere,’ ~90% of them had not bought HL2 or basically any source game. If you want to have all the textures for most good maps, your steam should look like this:
Not like this:
This is elementary (my dear watson). Infact, you will encounter a lot of problems if you do not own at least Half Life 2. Just buy it, it’s not that much. Plus I don’t think anyone who doesn’t own HL2 can call themselves anything more than a casual gamer.
Oh yea, and Half Life 2 Deathmatch does NOT count