Half life 2: how to switch from Directx 9 to 8.1?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by lil666jrkatz, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. lil666jrkatz macrumors member

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    #1
    If I am running HL2 in boot camp, how do I switch from directx 9 to 8.1?

    Thanks
     
  2. tominated macrumors 68000

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    #2
    in steam, right click on half life, then click properties. Click the launch options button on the dialog box that appears and type "dxlevel -81" (without quotation marks).
     
  3. lil666jrkatz thread starter macrumors member

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    OK, I went into Steam and right-clicked on "hl2" and went to properties, but there was only a "Shortcut" tab which let me change the shortcut settings. HELP!
     
  4. We Healthy macrumors newbie

    We Healthy

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    #4
    he forgot the . (period) between 8 and 1.

    shuld b there
     
  5. EthanNixon macrumors 6502a

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    #5
    It's "-dxlevel 81".

    If you don't play in leagues, you can go lower for more performance, as in "-dxlevel 70".
     

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