1. Post #1

    July 2012
    6 Posts
    So yeah, I have triangular holes every where, here's a screen shot http://imgur.com/Ms5Yb. This problem appears in both movie mode and in game mode. Sorry if there is another thread already addressing this problem, i can't search yet for some reason and i have already posted this on reddit (only to get no response) and the steam forums won't even let me post yet because it's pending activation by an admin (which is retarded especially now it's been over 24 hours...)

    Here's what I've tried so far

    1) Updated Drivers
    2) Ran Steam in Admin mode
    3) Verified Game Catch (in admin mode) (it always says they're are two files missing and I have done it several times)
    4) Restored everything to default on SFM

    PC Specs

    CPU: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4300 @ 2.10GHz
    RAM: 4 GB
    OS: Windows 7 Home Premium
    Video Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4300 Series 512 MB
    Anti Virus: Norton 360

    Thanks for your help guys

  2. Post #2
    Gold Member
    Smashman's Avatar
    September 2009
    11,678 Posts
    Driver problem.
    Update or rollback your drivers.

    Also Mobility graphics.. Good luck with that.
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  3. Post #3

    July 2012
    6 Posts
    Driver problem.
    Update or rollback your drivers.

    Also Mobility graphics.. Good luck with that.
    No use there, already tried (as said in the first post), I even uninstalled and re-installed then i tuned everything in the control center to optimum quality still no use.

  4. Post #4
    Gold Member
    pedrus24's Avatar
    December 2006
    1,438 Posts
    A friend of mine had this problem on his laptop with Garry's mod, I think he switched to dxlvl 8 or something.

  5. Post #5
    Evenios's Avatar
    April 2010
    94 Posts
    it could just be your graphics card or computerset up isnt good enough OR.

    if all else fails you can try backing up your stuff and reinstalling windows with a fresh install then load sfm back on. see if that helps. sometimes downloaded stuff or whatever can clog up windows cause conflicts etc and youd be suprised how sometimes if nothing else works a simple windows reinstall might do a trick. fresh drivers and all that :-). just a thought. if THAT doesnt work.. sounds like you need a better graphics card my friend.

  6. Post #6

    July 2012
    6 Posts
    Tried running dxlvl 8 and it didn't help. Re-installing windows for this is last resort, I also tried running Garry's Mod and Team Fortress 2, both of them work perfectly. Here's everything the console is giving me

    Console:

    WARNING: unable to link rr_debugresponseconcept_exclude and rr_debugresponseconcept_exclude because one or more is a ConCommand.
    Parent cvar in server.dll not allowed (bot_mimic)
    Parent cvar in client.dll not allowed (sv_soundemitter_version)
    material "effects/sc_hardglow" not found.
    material "effects/glow_modulate" not found.
    material "particles/heatwave001" not found.
    Particles: Missing 'particles/blood_fx.pcf'
    material "particle/chem_spill_blood_spray" not found.
    material "particle/beam_blood_01" not found.
    Particles: Missing 'particles/military_artillery_impacts.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/steamworks.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/environmental_fx.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/fire_01L4D.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/electrical_fx.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/steam_fx.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/locator_fx.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/witch_fx.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/rain_storm_fx.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/rope_fx.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/fireworks_fx.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/vehicle_fx.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/insect_fx.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/charger_fx.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/gen_dest_fx.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/tanker_explosion.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/firework_crate_fx.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/footstep_fx.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/screen_fx.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/smoker_fx.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/boomer_fx.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/hunter_fx.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/water_fx.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/tank_fx.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/blood_fx.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/infected_fx.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/survivor_fx.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/weapon_fx.pcf'
    material "particle/particle_ring_wave_10_water_add" not found.
    Particles: Missing 'particles/pyro_short.pcf'
    CResponseSystem: scripts\talker\response_rules.txt (579 rules, 237 criteria, and 579 responses)
    Clamping split screen users to 1 due to -tools mode
    maxplayers set to 24
    Steam config directory: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\SourceFilmmaker\game\ platform\config
    ILocalize::AddFile() failed to load file "resource/usermod_english.txt".
    Particles: Missing 'particles/blood_fx.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/military_artillery_impacts.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/steamworks.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/environmental_fx.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/fire_01L4D.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/electrical_fx.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/steam_fx.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/locator_fx.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/witch_fx.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/rain_storm_fx.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/rope_fx.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/fireworks_fx.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/vehicle_fx.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/insect_fx.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/charger_fx.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/gen_dest_fx.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/tanker_explosion.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/firework_crate_fx.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/footstep_fx.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/screen_fx.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/smoker_fx.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/boomer_fx.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/hunter_fx.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/water_fx.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/tank_fx.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/blood_fx.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/infected_fx.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/survivor_fx.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/weapon_fx.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/pyro_short.pcf'
    No split screen config file 'splitscreen_config.txt', using defaults
    WARNING: unable to link join_class and join_class because one or more is a ConCommand.
    CGameEventManager::AddListener: event 'arena_win_panel' unknown.
    CGameEventManager::AddListener: event 'replay_status' unknown.
    WARNING: unable to link join_class and join_class because one or more is a ConCommand.
    WARNING: unable to link join_class and join_class because one or more is a ConCommand.
    CGameEventManager::AddListener: event 'arena_win_panel' unknown.
    CGameEventManager::AddListener: event 'replay_status' unknown.
    CGameEventManager::AddListener: event 'show_class_layout' unknown.
    CGameEventManager::AddListener: event 'show_class_layout' unknown.
    CGameEventManager::AddListener: event 'show_class_layout' unknown.
    CGameEventManager::AddListener: event 'show_vs_panel' unknown.
    CGameEventManager::AddListener: event 'arena_player_notification' unknown.
    CGameEventManager::AddListener: event 'arena_match_maxstreak' unknown.
    CGameEventManager::AddListener: event 'arena_round_start' unknown.
    Hud element 'CHudArenaVsPanel' doesn't have an entry 'HudArenaVsPanel' in scripts/HudLayout.res
    Hud element 'CHudArenaPlayerCount' doesn't have an entry 'HudArenaPlayerCount' in scripts/HudLayout.res
    Hud element 'CHudArenaNotification' doesn't have an entry 'HudArenaNotification' in scripts/HudLayout.res
    Hud element 'CHudArenaCapPointCountdown' doesn't have an entry 'HudArenaCapPointCountdown' in scripts/HudLayout.res
    CGameEventManager::AddListener: event 'show_class_layout' unknown.
    CGameEventManager::AddListener: event 'show_class_layout' unknown.
    CGameEventManager::AddListener: event 'show_class_layout' unknown.
    CGameEventManager::AddListener: event 'show_vs_panel' unknown.
    CGameEventManager::AddListener: event 'arena_player_notification' unknown.
    CGameEventManager::AddListener: event 'arena_match_maxstreak' unknown.
    CGameEventManager::AddListener: event 'arena_round_start' unknown.
    Hud element 'CHudArenaVsPanel' doesn't have an entry 'HudArenaVsPanel' in scripts/HudLayout.res
    Hud element 'CHudArenaPlayerCount' doesn't have an entry 'HudArenaPlayerCount' in scripts/HudLayout.res
    Hud element 'CHudArenaNotification' doesn't have an entry 'HudArenaNotification' in scripts/HudLayout.res
    Hud element 'CHudArenaCapPointCountdown' doesn't have an entry 'HudArenaCapPointCountdown' in scripts/HudLayout.res
    CGameEventManager::AddListener: event 'player_fullyjoined' unknown.
    CGameEventManager::AddListener: event 'player_fullyjoined' unknown.
    CGameEventManager::AddListener: event 'player_fullyjoined' unknown.
    CResponseSystem: scripts\talker\response_rules.txt (579 rules, 237 criteria, and 579 responses)
    cc_lang =
    Sound Initialization: Start
    DS:stereo speaker configuration detected
    Set primary sound buffer format: yes
    Using secondary sound buffer
    2 channel(s)
    16 bits/sample
    44100 samples/sec
    DirectSound initialized
    Warning: Unable to load sound operators file 'scripts/sound_operator_stacks.txt'
    Stopping All Sounds...
    Trying cache : 'c:/program files (x86)/steam/steamapps/common/sourcefilmmaker/game/usermod/maps/soundcache/_master.cache'
    Successfully loaded audio cache file
    Sound Initialization: Finish, Sampling Rate: 44100
    Particles: Missing 'particles/blood_fx.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/military_artillery_impacts.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/steamworks.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/environmental_fx.pcf'
    material "particle/particle_glow_05_add_5ob" not found.
    material "particle/fire_particle_1/fire_particle_1" not found.
    material "particle/smoke2/smoke2" not found.
    material "particle/fastsidesprites/fastsidesprite128" not found.
    Particles: Missing 'particles/fire_01L4D.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/electrical_fx.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/steam_fx.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/locator_fx.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/witch_fx.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/rain_storm_fx.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/rope_fx.pcf'
    material "particle/warp_pool_01" not found.
    material "particle/droplets/droplets_add_nodepth" not found.
    material "particle/pool_01_oriented" not found.
    material "particle/moth/moth_minsize" not found.
    material "particle/beam_smoke_01_addself" not found.
    material "particle/water/water_beam_01_warp_alpha" not found.
    material "particle/particle_flares/particle_flare_004_mod_ob_nearcull_usez" not found.
    material "particle/smoke1/smoke1_add_nearcull" not found.
    material "particle/particle_modulate_01_noz" not found.
    material "particle/water_splash/water_splash_add_nodepth" not found.
    material "particle/beam_smoke_01_addself_fog" not found.
    material "particle/droplets/droplets_add_nodepth_fog" not found.
    material "particle/droplets/droplets_oriented_add_nodepth" not found.
    material "particle/water_splash/water_splash_addself_nodepth" not found.
    Particles: Missing 'particles/fireworks_fx.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/vehicle_fx.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/insect_fx.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/charger_fx.pcf'
    material "particle/particle_flares/particle_flare_004_mod_usez" not found.
    material "particle/beam_plasma_04" not found.
    material "particle/ring01_add" not found.
    material "particle/particle_flares/particle_flare_004b_mod_noz" not found.
    material "particle/swoop_01" not found.
    material "particle/juggernaut/juggernaut_blade_fury" not found.
    material "particle/glyphs/glyph1" not found.
    material "particle/sparks/sparks" not found.
    material "particle/particle_sphere_addself_noz" not found.
    material "particle/arc01" not found.
    material "particle/vistasmokev1/vistasmokev4_addself_nearcull_ob" not found.
    material "particle/impact/fleks3_mote" not found.
    material "particle/beam_plasma_04_oriented" not found.
    material "particle/beam_plasma_06_add_noz" not found.
    material "particle/particle_glow_02_add_15ob_trail" not found.
    material "particle/particle_flares/aircraft_white_streak" not found.
    material "particle/particle_modulate_01_noz_nodepth" not found.
    material "particle/frost_add_projected" not found.
    material "particle/impact/fleks3" not found.
    material "particle/smoke3/smoke3b" not found.
    material "particle/spark_glow_01_oriented" not found.
    material "particle/frost2_add_projected" not found.
    material "particle/particle_glow_04_additive_noz" not found.
    material "particle/smoke3/smoke3" not found.
    material "particle/particle_flares/aircraft_blue2_usez" not found.
    material "particle/impact/fleks3_outline" not found.
    material "particle/warp_blur_noz" not found.
    material "particle/particle_swirl_04c" not found.
    material "particle/electrical_arc/electrical_arc" not found.
    material "particle/bendibeam2_ob15" not found.
    material "particle/spark_glow_01" not found.
    material "particle/beam_hotblue2_add" not found.
    material "particle/particle_swirl_04b_add" not found.
    material "particle/particle_swirl_02_add" not found.
    material "particle/warp_ripple2_noz" not found.
    material "particle/particle_flares/aircraft_blue2" not found.
    material "particle/beam_plasma_03" not found.
    material "particle/particle_flares/aircraft_yellow" not found.
    material "particle/particle_modulate_04" not found.
    material "models/props_debris/spike001" not found.
    material "particle/particle_ring_pulled_add_oriented" not found.
    material "particle/warp_ripple4" not found.
    material "particle/smoke/maya_wispy/wispy_small" not found.
    material "particle/particle_glow_04_additive_nodepth" not found.
    material "particle/silence_icon" not found.
    material "particle/electricity/electricity_beam_01" not found.
    material "particle/particle_cone_gradient_trail_add" not found.
    Particles: Missing 'particles/gen_dest_fx.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/tanker_explosion.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/firework_crate_fx.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/footstep_fx.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/screen_fx.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/smoker_fx.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/boomer_fx.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/hunter_fx.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/water_fx.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/tank_fx.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/blood_fx.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/infected_fx.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/survivor_fx.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/weapon_fx.pcf'
    Particles: Missing 'particles/pyro_short.pcf'
    Steamworks Stats: Requesting CLIENT session id.
    Unknown command "mp_waitingforplayers_time"
    NET_GetBindAddresses found 192.168.1.2: 'Dell Wireless 1397 WLAN Mini-Card'
    Opened Steam Socket client(0): listen socket handle( 5 )
    Opened Steam Socket server(1): listen socket handle( 65542 )
    Network: IP 192.168.1.2, mode MP, dedicated No
    Port client = 27005
    Port server = 27015
    Port hltv = 27020
    Stopping All Sounds...
    User0 stats retrieved.
    Steamworks Stats: Received CLIENT session id: 2997526775
    CreateEvent: event 'show_class_layout' not registered.
    CreateEvent: event 'show_class_layout' not registered.
    Not playing a local game.
    Unknown command "wait"
    Stopping All Sounds...
    Stopping All Sounds...
    ---- Host_NewGame ----
    #######################################
    Map cloak missing stringtable dictionary, don't ship this way!!!
    #######################################
    Host_NewGame on map cloak
    exec: couldn't exec skill1.cfg
    Executing listen server config file
    exec: couldn't exec listenserver.cfg
    exec: couldn't exec cloak.cfg
    exec: couldn't exec skill1.cfg
    Set Gravity 800.0 (0.250 tolerance)
    Error reading weapon data file for: tf_weapon_lunchbox
    No such variable "$texture2transform" for material "models/player/hvyweapon/invuln_lightning_anim"
    Error: Material "models/player/hvyweapon/invuln_lightning_anim" : proxy "TextureTransform" unable to initialize!
    PrecacheScriptSound 'Error' failed, no such sound script entry
    PrecacheScriptSound 'Instructor.LessonStart' failed, no such sound script entry
    PrecacheScriptSound 'Instructor.ImportantLessonStart' failed, no such sound script entry
    Model file 'weapons\w_models\w_shovel.mdl' and associated vtx files are out of date
    Model file 'weapons\w_models\w_syringegun.mdl' and associated vtx files are out of date
    Model file 'weapons/c_models/c_flamethrower/c_flamethrower.mdl' and associated vtx files are out of date
    PrecacheScriptSound 'Medic.Taunts16' failed, no such sound script entry
    Script not found (scripts/vscripts/mapspawn.nut)
    Attempted to create unknown entity type func_upgradestation!
    Can't init func_upgradestation
    Invalid file size for host.txt
    Created class baseline: 16 classes, 3097 bytes.
    Stopping All Sounds...
    4.732: Sending UDP connect to public IP 127.0.0.1:27015
    Unknown command "heartbeat"
    Unknown command "heartbeat"
    Server using '<none>' lobbies, requiring pw no, lobby id 0
    RememberIPAddressForLobby: lobby 0 from address 127.0.0.1:27015
    Client "Pwningbro" connected (127.0.0.1:27005).
    Connected to 127.0.0.1:27015

    Team Fortress
    Map: cloak
    Players: 1 (0 bots) / 24 humans
    Build: 4995
    Server Number: 1

    Attempted to precache unknown particle system "blood_impact_green_01"!
    Attempted to precache unknown particle system "blood_impact_green_01"!
    Attempted to precache unknown particle system "blood_impact_yellow_01"!
    Attempted to precache unknown particle system "blood_impact_yellow_01"!
    No pure server whitelist. sv_pure = 0
    Forced rebuild of game cache sound 'sound/misc\your_team_lost.mp3'
    Forced rebuild of game cache sound 'sound/misc\your_team_won.mp3'
    Forced rebuild of game cache sound 'sound/misc\your_team_suddendeath.mp3'
    Forced rebuild of game cache sound 'sound/misc\your_team_stalemate.mp3'
    Forced rebuild of game cache sound 'sound/ui\tv_tune.mp3'
    Forced rebuild of game cache sound 'sound/ui\tv_tune2.mp3'
    Forced rebuild of game cache sound 'sound/ui\tv_tune3.mp3'
    Couldn't find customization file 'materials/vgui/logos/spray.vtf'.
    Compressing fragments for Pwningbro(127.0.0.1:27005) (5656 -> 4699 bytes)
    Error reading weapon data file for: tf_weapon_lunchbox
    CGameEventManager::AddListener: event 'player_damaged' unknown.
    CGameEventManager::AddListener: event 'player_damaged' unknown.
    CGameEventManager::AddListener: event 'localplayer_winddown' unknown.
    Script not found (scripts/vscripts/mapspawn.nut)
    Sending full update to Client Pwningbro (Pwningbro can't find frame from tick -1)
    Compressing fragments for Pwningbro(127.0.0.1:27005) (2464 -> 1670 bytes)
    Attempted to create unknown entity type func_upgradestation!
    Can't init func_upgradestation
    Pwningbro connected
    Receiving uncompressed update from server
    Set Gravity 800.0 (0.250 tolerance)
    ModelLoad: preloading session .mdls
    ModelLoad took 0.023 msecs
    Achievements disabled: cheats turned on in this app session.
    Redownloading all lightmaps
    R_RedownloadAllLightmaps took 55.469 msec!
    Server cvar 'mp_respawnwavetime' changed to 9999999
    Server cvar 'mp_respawnwavetime' changed to 9999999
    Server cvar 'mp_disable_respawn_times' changed to 1
    Server cvar 'mp_disable_respawn_times' changed to 1
    Server cvar 'mp_teams_unbalance_limit' changed to 30
    Server cvar 'mp_teams_unbalance_limit' changed to 30
    Server cvar 'sv_tags' changed to norespawntime,r
    Server cvar 'sv_tags' changed to norespawntime,r
    Unknown command: heartbeat
    Input is now being sent to the Game
    Stopping All Sounds...
    *** ERROR: Bone access not allowed (entity 72:viewmodel)
    *** ERROR: Bone access not allowed (entity 72:viewmodel)
    Pwningbro paused the game
    Input is now being sent to the Tools
    Stopping All Sounds...
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  7. Post #7
    The Mullock Project
    OneFourth's Avatar
    June 2011
    2,464 Posts
    you've been fucking around with L4D haven't you

  8. Post #8

    July 2012
    6 Posts
    Not at all, the only thing I've tried is to add a garry's mod map into it. I don't even own left 4 dead
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  9. Post #9

    March 2012
    1,136 Posts
    You have have a Graphics Card problem. Maybe get a new graphics card?

  10. Post #10

    July 2012
    6 Posts
    You have have a Graphics Card problem. Maybe get a new graphics card?
    Considering this is just a laptop, i'd probably be better off buying a desktop

  11. Post #11

    March 2012
    26 Posts
    I had the same problem, download the hotfix driver from AMD
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  12. Post #12
    Resident News Bot
    wickedplayer494's Avatar
    April 2011
    11,232 Posts
    I had the same problem, download the hotfix driver from AMD
    This or updating through Device Manager (usually a bad idea in normal circumstances) is the permanent solution.

    Here's a link: http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles...24bhotfix.aspx

    AFAIK, this affects practically all other Source engine games and maybe even other non-Source games too.
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  13. Post #13
    Evenios's Avatar
    April 2010
    94 Posts
    Considering this is just a laptop, i'd probably be better off buying a desktop
    desktops for the win! laptops are great if you are on the go a lot but they are more prone to failure and you can get get more bang for your buck on a good desktop :-)
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  14. Post #14

    July 2012
    6 Posts
    This or updating through Device Manager (usually a bad idea in normal circumstances) is the permanent solution.

    Here's a link: http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles...24bhotfix.aspx

    AFAIK, this affects practically all other Source engine games and maybe even other non-Source games too.
    Updating from Device Manager did the trick! Hot fix didn't do anything, Thanks for the help!

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