Reflections Reflections Reflections...

Whaddya know? A 9KB patch and a 1.12KB patch would be the reason for unfound happiness =)! Released by pcgamemods.com, the patch is for those cards who are not getting reflections as a result of running HL2 and CSS in the DX8 mode. The patch is very small, and the best part - ZERO PERFORMANCE LOSS. It makes you say as Gautam put it rightly [Stupid Valve!!]. The patch is so efficient that gamers are now recommending people with DX9 cards to come down to DX8 and use this patch to enjoy excellent performance. Patches can be found here:

Half Life 2 Patch Counter Strike Source Reflection Patch