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Flashing letters on my screen in-game?

Unread postby lexadair » Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:39 pm

I'm not mental, I swear.

Went onto CSS tonight ( a rare occurrence I know ), and it's properly weird. There's letters just floating around the screen for no particular reason. The timers all seem to be 'off' and whenever I press a key on my keyboard orange letters appear in the top right hand corner of the screen ( you can see them faintly in the last image, not a great screenshot I know but you get the idea. )

It's not our servers, because it's happening on other servers that aren't INC too. And it's not server specific either, it's every server I join. Tried the primary school IT Technician fix of turning it off and then back on again, and it's still happening, googled it, found nowt, I'm really confused haha. Gutted too, I really wanted to take part in the knife event tonight.
Here's some screenshots to illustrate what I'm going on about.

( put links as apposed to images since they're canny big )

http://i62.tinypic.com/epllhi.jpg

http://i60.tinypic.com/4uvx42.jpg

http://i60.tinypic.com/2elaxk2.jpg

http://i59.tinypic.com/t9a5ie.jpg

I've not changed anything on my system recently, nor on CS, so don't have the faintest idea on what might have caused it.

Can anyone shed some light on this for me?
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Re: Flashing letters on my screen in-game?

Unread postby JayJay » Wed Jan 21, 2015 8:33 pm

Wow.....

Only thing I could suggest is reinstall the game, wipe it clean and reinstall, seems to be the icons for timer & health etc are missing or something
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Re: Flashing letters on my screen in-game?

Unread postby lexadair » Wed Jan 21, 2015 8:43 pm

Proper messed up innit? It's not just that dude, it's letters popping up on screen when I'm actually trying to play too... I'll re-install it if i have to, but I'd really prefer not to like to be honest
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Re: Flashing letters on my screen in-game?

Unread postby MrYellow » Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:05 pm

Have you tried verifying the integrity of the game files?
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Re: Flashing letters on my screen in-game?

Unread postby Grandma » Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:07 pm

Letters seem to be appearing where symbols or other icons should be - would do the verify file integrity option, seems like the symbols or images are no longer available and you're seeing the code for them in their place.
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Re: Flashing letters on my screen in-game?

Unread postby lexadair » Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:24 pm

Sorry to sound thick, but how would I go about doing such a thing gents?
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Re: Flashing letters on my screen in-game?

Unread postby MrYellow » Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:52 pm

I've just shut down my pc for today (using my phone at the moment).

Will post some instructions for you tomorrow ;-)
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Re: Flashing letters on my screen in-game?

Unread postby Sam Oneal » Thu Jan 22, 2015 7:21 am

have no clue about floating letters.

but just wanna point out to you Yellow, that Lex said "innit". hehe :P
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Re: Flashing letters on my screen in-game?

Unread postby Ordog » Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:11 am

lexadair wrote:Sorry to sound thick, but how would I go about doing such a thing gents?



  • Load Steam
  • From the Library section, right-click on the game and select Properties from the menu.
  • Select the Local files tab and click the Verify integrity of game cache... button.
  • Steam will verify the game's files - this process may take several minutes.
  • Once the process is completed, the Check Window will automatically exit.
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Re: Flashing letters on my screen in-game?

Unread postby MrYellow » Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:55 am

What Ordog said, thanks for posting it Ordog :D

Any (core CSS) files that could not be verified or don't match with the stuff from Valve will be redownloaded. Maps, sounds, sprays, etc. you've downloaded while gaming won't get removed though. Don't worry about that!
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Re: Flashing letters on my screen in-game?

Unread postby lexadair » Thu Jan 22, 2015 11:41 am

Spot on! Got some stuff to finish off this morning then as soon as I'm done I'll crack on with that and see what the outcome is! Thanks for all your replies lads, really appreciate it.

And Sam what's wrong with saying "innit" haha? Innit!
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Re: Flashing letters on my screen in-game?

Unread postby lexadair » Thu Jan 22, 2015 2:28 pm

Ordog wrote:
lexadair wrote:Sorry to sound thick, but how would I go about doing such a thing gents?



  • Load Steam
  • From the Library section, right-click on the game and select Properties from the menu.
  • Select the Local files tab and click the Verify integrity of game cache... button.
  • Steam will verify the game's files - this process may take several minutes.
  • Once the process is completed, the Check Window will automatically exit.


I take my hat off to you kind sir, fixed and working fine now. How odd.

Any idea how this could have happened in the first place? As if it's something I've accidentally done myself I'd prefer it not to happen again aha.

Thank you again to everyone that has commented, much appreciated. Inuit

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Re: Flashing letters on my screen in-game?

Unread postby MrYellow » Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:11 pm

Glad to hear it fixed it! :-D
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Re: Flashing letters on my screen in-game?

Unread postby Grandma » Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:38 pm

Gremlins. Simple.
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Re: Flashing letters on my screen in-game?

Unread postby lexadair » Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:46 pm

Grandma wrote:Gremlins. Simple.


Graaaaaaaannnnnnnnn, tell them to go awaaaayyyyy
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