I have a problem with counter strike, when I run CS all the fonts wont appear , (ex; for New game ,i just get N m e) (for find server , I just get F r ),... many letters wont appear on the screen, and im really getting irritated about thia problem,, my OS is vista -32bits. please help me with this problem,
This solution worked for me also, but in a slightly different variation
For me it was the following sequence of clicks:
From the main menu:
1. click the fourth menu option (Options)
2. new window with 8 upper tabs opens, click on the 5th tab to the right
3. in the next window that appears, there are four text boxes, two rows of two, click on the top left one of these
4. highlight the first option from the drop down menu
5. click on the button in the complete bottom left corner of the screen to accept changes.
Game automatically restarted with properly visible text and menus! Thanks for all the help
I was blindly clicking around after starting a game, pressing escape and entering the pause menu. with the problem we were all experiencing, you wouldnt be able to differentiate between the menus. but if you are able to click on the options menu, which is the fifth item in the list (drag your mouse around and search for anything that may highlight, make a noise, etc), you will pop open a menu with several clickable tabs. click on the fourth one, and you will see several menu items that appear like they could be drop down menus. the first one (top left area) is the rendering menu. you may see the letter "o" there, maybe something else. I cannot confirm whether or not we are all seeing exactly the same thing or not. click that drop down menu, set to the first option, and voila! you now have text! its set to software rendering, and I haven't tested anything else yet since I just did it and decided to post this immediately after.
hope this helps, and feel free to contact me for screenshots if you need any more help.