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Left 4 Dead Video Errors

Black or missing textures, such as in the following example:

DirectX Textures

ATI video card owners
  • Right-click on your desktop
  • Select "Properties"
  • Select "Catalyst(TM) Control Panel"
  • Navigate to "Graphics Settings" tab > "3D" > "More Settings"
  • If the "Support DXT texture formats" is unchecked, check it and hit "Apply".
  • If the "Support DXT texture formats" checked, uncheck it, select "Apply", re-check it, and hit "Apply" again.

 

Nvidia video card owners

If you are using Riva Tuner, please follow the directions:

  • Launch Riva Tuner
  • Click the "Customize" button next to "ForceWare Detected".
  • Click the Direct3D/DirectDraw button

 

  • Set the "Surface Format Settings" to "for DirectX8- Applications"
  • Check the "Enable FOURCC DXT..DXT5 surfaces" box

 

  • Select "OK" and you will be prompted to restart your computer

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