Garrymod crashes on startup, as the title says. It starts up okay, I see the background of the civilian and the crows, then a little blue bar on the bottom appears with some text in it, stating what its loading and what not, then the window suddenly closes with no error message, like nothing had happened.
What I’ve tried:
the -dxlevel 81/80/70
Trying it in window mode and in fullscreen
Doing the garrysmod cleanup trick, even though it was a fresh install
Updating all CS:S and HL2: Lost Coast games
A few varying launch option commands that I don’t recall
All of the above did not work except for -dxlevel 70, which got me to the main menu and single player, but there were obviously some graphical issues, including not being able to see fire, no main menu background, and any drop-down menus would also make the menu behind it go blank. If there is a better solution, I can always fall back on it and live with the defects, but I would much rather be able to navigate menus and tell when a gas barrel is on fire (and who knows what other graphical errors).
Before I tell you my specs, I am fully aware that the graphics are built in and that this laptop was not made to play games specifically. This was my mom’s $1000 laptop that is faster than my 7 year old desktop computer (which had the same problem with GM since about a year ago I guess), and that is very sad on my part, but it runs HL2 alright and I figured it would also play Gmod too.
Computer Model: Hp Pavilion dv1660se
OS: Windows XP Home 32-bit SP3
CPU: Intel Core Duo T2300 @ 1.66 GHz
Graphics: Mobile Intel® 945 Express Chipset Family
RAM: 512MB Infineon Single-Channel DDR2 @ 266MHz 4-4-4-12
If you need any more info on my computer, I’ll provide, this was just a rough outline of everything I thought was relevant.
The game crashes when that blue bar I spoke of says “Rendering Targets” or something like that.