Paranoia - it is a our single-player modification for Half-life. You will play the role of a russian officer of the secret service. Your first impressions are that this mission will be just like any other, but you really have no idea what nightmares future events have in store for you...
The most popular technical questions and trouble shooting is featured at this article.
Posted by BuZZeR on Apr 19th, 2008
1. Error message: "windows cannot find 'hl.exe"
Issue: After launching the mod with sortcut or !launch.bat, I receive the following message: "windows cannot find 'hl.exe' make sure you typed the name in correctly, and the please try again."
Solution: The game can't find the hl.exe because you install it into the wrong folder! When you run the installer and change the directory to point to your Half-Life folder the installer creates another Half-Life folder in your Half-Life folder. To solve the problem uninstall PARANOIA, then reinstall it and only point the directory to \Steam\steamapps\. Then the installer will say "Do you want to use the existing Half-life folder?". Say yes and all will install fine in the right folder. Also you always can edit the install path manually without "Browse" function.
2. Missing graphic effects
Issue: The new graphic effects (bump maps, gloss effects, etc.) are missing! What should I do?
Solution: Check that the opengl32.dll file is present in your half-life folder. The mod needs this file to display the new graphic effects. If the file is missing, copy it from the paranoia\sdk folder to your half-life folder. Without opengl32.dll in the Half-Life folder, the new graphic effects will not be available.
3. Error message: "The specified video mode is not supported!"
Issue: After launching the mod, I receive the following message: "The specified video mode is not supported!"
Solution: D3D and Software video modes are NOT SUPPORTED in PARANOIA. The mod works only in OpenGL mode with 32-bit colors. Start the mod by running !Launch_game.bat file located in the mod's folder.
4. Error message: "This OpenGL mode is not supported!"
Issue: After launching the mod, I receive the following message: "This OpenGL mode is not supported!"
Solution: The mod works only in OpenGL mode with 32-bit colors. Start the mod by running !Launch_game.bat file located in the mod's folder.
5. Music volume too loud
Issue: The volume is too loud, but I can't change it in the Audio tab.
Solution: Launch the mod and go to Options > Multiplayer > Advanced > MP3 Volume. Change the values from 1.0 to 0.1 and click OK to apply.
6. Low framerate (FPS)
Issue: I have a high-end system, but my framerate is too low (10-14 FPS)! How can I improve my framerate?
Solution: Update your video drivers and adjust the graphical settings in your video card control panel to improve the display of applications running in OpenGL video mode.
7. Anti-cheat services prevent me from playing online
Issue: After installing PARANOIA, I am not allowed to play online with my multiplayer HL mods. The anti-cheat services call me a cheater! What is going on?
Solution: The anti-cheat services react to the presence of the opengl32.dll file in the half-life folder. Remove the file to solve the issue, but don't forget to put it back when you want to play PARANOIA.
8. Console commands and parameters
Question: I want to tweak the new graphic effects. Which console commands and parameters should I use to control the new graphic effects?
- gl_renderer PARANOIA renderer for all the new OpenGL effects
- gl_detailtex detailed textures
- gl_bump bump mapping
- gl_specular gloss mapping
- gl_grayscale gray scale
- gl_blurtest motion blur (parameters from 1 to 20)
- gl_dynlight dynamic lighting
- subtitles subtitles
9. Dynamic shadows
Question: Where are the dynamic shadows in PARANOIA?
Answer: Unfortunately dynamic shadows are not supported by our mod's renderer.
10. Compatibility with Half-Life: Source
Question: Does the mod work with Half-Life: Source?
Answer: No, it's dont work with HL: Source. The PARANOIA is working with Half-Life (GoldScr engine) only. You need Half-Life v.188.8.131.52 (or higher) to play PARANOIA without issues.
11. Error message: "TextMassegeParsemassegeCount..."
Issue: When I click on the new game it begins to load the game and then write this: "tmessage:TextMassegeParsemassegeCount>=MAXMASSAGES"
Solution: Your version of Half-Life is outdated. You need version 184.108.40.206 or higher to play Paranoia without issues. Try to update your Half-Life.
12. HUD and crosshairs are gone
Issue: When I went to play the game, the HUD and crosshair are gone. How to get it back?
Solution: Try to use console command "hud_draw 1" in the console window. If it will not help you should reinstall the PARANOIA. Do not forget to make a backup copy of your game save files!
13. No transparency at the models
Issue: There is no transparency at the models in the game. The trees is black and the ballistic face shield is non transparent too. How to fix it?
Solution: Your version of Half-Life is outdated. Try to update your Half-Life.
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