I have a Compaq laptop with a 15.4" widescreen. This laptop is great for gaming and since getting the Sony U-70 it is all I use the laptop for. I have encountered a weird problem that I think is related to Half Life 2 and I thought I would run it past you and see if anyone has any ideas what could cause this.
Until a month or so ago I was playing both Doom 3 and Halo (the first one) on this laptop with no problems. Then Half Life 2 came out and I played it all the way through and it looked just a great as the other two games. Now that I’ve finished HL2 I have tried going back to both Halo and Doom 3 and find that the video quality in both games sucks. I mean, it’s virtually unplayable as if the video quality settings are at the minimum. In game lighting is particularly affected. It is a real mystery as nothing (other than Windows Updates) have been installed since HL2. Anybody got any ideas? Has anybody seen any mention of problems caused by installing Half Life 2?