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The most likely cause is that the installer program was corrupted. Download a new copy.
You can easily install GoldenEye: Source manually. For information on how to do that, see Manual Install.
This issue is typically observed when running the game at very high resolutions, e.g. 4K. Try setting the display resolution to 1080p or lower:
-w 1920 -h 1080
Install the 32-bit (x86) version of the Visual Studio C++ 2012 redistributable.
This is a Windows feature which reduces the volume of other applications when communication activity is detected. This is triggered because of a standard Source engine behavior which activates your microphone so it is ready when you press your push-to-talk key.
To stop your background audio volume from being reduced, see the following procedure:
control mmsys.cpl sounds
Your background audio should no longer be reduced when joining a server.
This indicates that the .dll files for GoldenEye: Source are corrupt or missing.
Validate your local files for Source SDK Base 2007. You can either:
Click here to validate through Steam, or validate manually through Steam:
When using some newer CPUs, you might experience stuttering. To resolve this issue, bind the game to using one CPU core:
C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /S /C start /AFFINITY 4 "." %command%