Been about a year or so since I've played ET and I got the itch again. I downloaded and installed ET on a PC running Windows 7 but ran into an issue that has me slightly baffled.
On the map loading screen, the game always seems to freeze after downloading the necessary map/file, whether it be the Silent version (since I've tried a few fresh installs) or sp_delivery_te (since this map is always on hardcore when I try to connect .)
Anyway, this has been going on for about a month or so. I've tried installing/connecting on about 3 occasions with no success. I made sure I was running as admin, tried installing Legacy to see if that would help, but still no success. I installed the client from your forums so I assume it has nothing to do with missing essential info/files. I feel like this has happened to me in the past, eons and eons ago, but it was only a temporary or one-off thing that kind of fixed itself on its own. Just to fully sum up my problem (since I'm slightly stewed,) ET freezes when I'm on the loading screen of a map and the progress bar does not move at all. I have to ctrl+alt+delete to get off the screen, but even that takes about a minute to register. It always says ET is not responding.
Norton and Spyware Doctor are running in the background (possibly Mcafee as well) which I have no control over since it's my dad's computer. I wonder if this has to do with the problem? I have no experience using Norton and Mcafee; I've used Spyware Doctor in the past with no problems.
Thanks for the help,