Cannot find background image materials related to EP2

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Hi there,

When I want to launch any mod related to EP2 a black screen starting to flicker and this message error box appears and close the program. I didn’t make any changes in any folder, didn’t install or uninstall anything, suddenly stopped working. Does anyone know how can I fix this and why I have this error message ?

Thank you !

Can’t find background image materials/console/startup_Ioading.vtf


Answered By 70 points N/A #181629

Cannot find background image materials related to EP2


There are definitely many bugs in EP2 mods. In order to fix it, just do as the following:

1.       Open the broken mod’s “gameinfo.txt”. The file will look like:



      SteamAppId            420     

      ToolsAppId            211     





         Game            |gameinfo_path|.

         Game            |all_source_engine_paths|ep2

         Game            |all_source_engine_paths|episodic

         Game            |all_source_engine_paths|hl2




2.       Replace it with the following code:



                    SteamAppId                              420            





                            game+mod                        |gameinfo_path|.

                            platform                        |gameinfo_path|.


                            game_lv                         hl2/hl2_lv.vpk

                            game+mod                        ep2/ep2_english.vpk

                            game+mod                        ep2/ep2_pak.vpk

                            game                            |all_source_engine_paths|episodic/ep1_english.vpk

                            game                            |all_source_engine_paths|episodic/ep1_pak.vpk

                            game                            |all_source_engine_paths|hl2/hl2_english.vpk

                            game                            |all_source_engine_paths|hl2/hl2_pak.vpk

                            game                            |all_source_engine_paths|hl2/hl2_textures.vpk

                            game                            |all_source_engine_paths|hl2/hl2_sound_vo_english.vpk

                            game                            |all_source_engine_paths|hl2/hl2_sound_misc.vpk

                            game                            |all_source_engine_paths|hl2/hl2_misc.vpk

                            platform                        |all_source_engine_paths|platform/platform_misc.vpk


                            mod+mod_write+default_write_path                |gameinfo_path|.


                            game+game_write                 |gameinfo_path|.


                            gamebin                         episodic/bin


                             game                            |all_source_engine_paths|episodic

                            game                            |all_source_engine_paths|hl2

                            platform                        |all_source_engine_paths|platform




Now run the game. No more trouble you’ll get.

You can also find other this type of fixes here.

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