Source Engine Beta Bug Reports

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  • Source Engine Beta -- General bugs releated to Source Beta engine.
  • Games -- Bugs that affect games only as a result of the beta update.
  • Mods -- Bugs that affect mods only as a result of the beta update.

Source Engine Beta

General bugs releated to Source Beta engine.

Misplaced Server Details buttons (ingame)

  • Expected: The server info and buttons are propertly displayed (See picture- Taken without the beta command)
  • Observed: The server info text and certain buttons are messed up (See picture - Taken with beta command)
  • Steps to Reproduce: Enter and Source based game (This was tested on HL2DM and CS:S), Open the server browser, pick any server and click on View server info.
  • RP 04:16, 12 May 2006 (PDT)
This is a problem in HLDMS too, regardless of whether the beta in in use. --TomEdwards 06:27, 12 May 2006 (PDT)
Maybe HLDMS is already using parts of the new version?--RP 06:47, 12 May 2006 (PDT)
That's a very good point. Look inside the GCF and you'll find duplicates of all the engine binaries. --TomEdwards 08:55, 12 May 2006 (PDT)

No Cursors ingame

  • Expected: (CS:S, DoD:S) Cursor available after a kick, to close the kick window and go back to the main menu. Cursor ingame to close the modt or to cancel a mapchange.
  • Observed: (CS:S, DoD:S) No Cursor, you have to use the enter button, after a kick you have to close the game by taskmanager.
  • Steps to reproduce: Join a game or get kicked
  • DeepBlue 16:55, 12 May 2006 (GMT)
I was kicked from a Garry's Mod server just now and had the cursor as normal. --TomEdwards 08:57, 12 May 2006 (PDT)
Gmod is based on HL2 code and not HL2DM code if i'm not mistaken--RP 06:12, 13 May 2006 (PDT)
Right again... --TomEdwards 06:53, 13 May 2006 (PDT)
And that reminds me: this is also a problem with HLDMS, which as we know from above uses the beta engine or something close to it. Hitting Alt+F4 is one way around the issue, for now. --TomEdwards 06:55, 13 May 2006 (PDT)

Black screen during initial load

  • Expected: Menu background image with 'Loading' notice displayed during menu load
  • Observed: Black screen with cursor during menu load
  • TomEdwards 06:53, 13 May 2006 (PDT)
Which game are you seeing this on? I am unable to reproduce this behavior in any of the beta-affected games.
Just to be clear, is this regarding the initial load screen that is after the Valve logo movie and before the main menu?
--JasonD 11:34, 15 May 2006 (PDT)
I sometimes get this in non beta games, when I start the mod up with the debugger attatched it will just go black as soon as it has loaded up the background image ^Ben 14:31, 15 May 2006 (PDT)

Hammer Model Browser displays incorrectly

  • Observed: The Model Browser isn't displayed correctly. See here
  • Steps to reproduce: With the beta command, open Hammer and use the model browser. This doesn't happen if you aren't using the beta engine.
  • Mendasp 09:16, 13 May 2006 (PDT)


Bugs that affect games only as a result of the beta update.

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Speaker Test

  • Expected: Using the "Test Speakers" button should load up the sound test map.
  • Observed: Loading the Test Speakers map causes a crash identical to that of the Video Stress Test crash. --Steamfraiser 13:10, 15 May 2006 (PDT)

Playdemo command

  • Expected: playdemo command initializes demo and runs as normal.
  • Observed: playdemo command gives an error shown below if a .dem (Source TV) file created before the Beta engine was released, is run.
Initializing renderer...
DataTable warning: No matching RecvTable for SendTable '*�'.
Host_Error: DataTable_ParseClientTablesFromBuffer failed.
  • Steps to Reproduce: Simply open a .dem file created before the Beta engine launched and look at the console.
  • Infydave 18:14, 11 May 2006 (PDT)
The demo function seems to be totally broken. --DeepBlue 17:55, 14 May 2006 (GMT)

White walls in Aztec

  • Expected: The walls in Aztec to be properly textured as they have been.
  • Observed: The walls have turned a very bright white. (See Picture)
  • Steps to reproduce: Load Aztec using the BETA command. Happened in an online server and in a listen server even after a restart of CS: Source. Verifying the game cache for CS: Source did not work. Other maps (Dust, Italy, Havana) have appeared fine. The walls reverted back to normal after I removed the command and restarted Steam.
  • Technical info: Windows XP (SP2), DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904), 1GB PC2700 RAM, GeForce 6800GT (AGP, 84.56 drivers), AMD Athlon 2500+ XP (Clocked at 1.83GHz [Stock]), SoundBlaster X-Fi ExtremeMusic soundcard.
  • In-game settings: Model/Texture/Shadow/Shader - All HIGH, Water Detail - Reflect All, Color Correction - Disabled, AA - 4X, AF - 8X, VSync - Disabled, HDR - Full, Hardware DirectX v9.0+
  • Zips 18:32, 11 May 2006 (PDT)
  • I can confirm this as well for aztec... Windows XP SP2, DX9.0c, 1GB RAM @ 500mhz, GeForce 6800 GTO (PCIe 256mb, latest drivers), Pentium 4 3.2ghz w/ HT, Soundblaster Audigy Gamer. All ingame settings are set to high. AA is none and Color Correction is disabled. --Briguy992 15:16, 14 May 2006 (PDT)
  • Confirmed as well. . . Windows XP SP2, DX9.0c, 1GB Ram @ 500mhz, ATI Radeon x800 PRO (AGP 8x 256mb w/ omega drivers), AMD Athalon64 3500+ @ 2.31ghz, Realtek AC'97 Audio, all settings set to highest possible values, Color correction on. --Steamfraiser 13:10, 15 May 2006 (PDT)

The startmovie command doesn't work

  • Observed: When you try to make a movie using the startmovie command, the game only makes 1 picture then it freezes.
  • Steps to reproduce: Make sure you're running CS:S in a window. There will be a little window in the background, which asks you which type of video-coder you want to use. That why it freezes up, because the focus is on that little window, and pauzes (or as you say, freezes) CS:S... --CrabbyData 08:59, 13 May 2006 (PDT)

Video Stress Test not working

  • Observed: When loading the Video Stress Test it crashes to the desktop when it's almost done loading ("Initializing game data").
  • Steps to Reproduce: Try to run the VST.
  • Mendasp 06:28, 13 May 2006 (PDT)
Confirmed it myself on CS:S (crashes right before the loads end)--RP 07:26, 13 May 2006 (PDT)

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Class menu does not display player numbers

  • Expected: Class menu (,) displays the numbers of players in each class
  • Observed: Class menu displays 0 for all classes except those with set limits (i.e. X/Y rather than just X), and except for the player's class, for which a 1 is shown.
  • Steps to reproduce: Join a server with several other players, observe class numbers.
  • TomEdwards 03:30, 12 May 2006 (GMT)
I've not been able to reproduce this since. The server also seemed to have kill notifications disabled, so it could have been related to that. --TomEdwards 11:01, 12 May 2006 (PDT)
I have this on EVERY server. DeepBlue 16:44, 13 May 2006 (GMT)
Screen. Note that it was taken before I chose a class. --TomEdwards 02:35, 14 May 2006 (PDT)


Bugs that affect mods only as a result of the beta update.

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