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Solved: 7 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 15 Hours, 18 Minutes, 34 Seconds ago Black screen. But at the same time something strange.

I have been having a black screen appearing on black plague right after the intro but a funny thing is I can play the tutorial just fine no problems at all all the way up until you have to sneak part then it freezes right there. And the requiem works on the first intro in the room when you are at the computer but the next part after that a few seconds into it freezes.

Any possible solutions? I just dont get why it works to practically 100% of the requiem intro and the black plague tutorial up till the sneak part.
(This post was last modified: 10-08-2011 04:57 AM by nathansnyde2.)
10-08-2011 04:44 AM
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Solved: 7 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 15 Hours, 18 Minutes, 34 Seconds ago RE: Black screen. But at the same time something strange.

1. What operating system do you have? Also 32-bit or 64-bit?
2. Is it a laptop or a desktop? If a laptop, what model?
3. Attach me here the file HPL.log found under Documents\Penumbra\Black Plague folder (or similar).

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10-08-2011 09:57 AM
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Windows vista basic 32 bit desktop. In then end I am guessing the answer after all these questions will be "Your graphics card is not supported." Or something is not supported. And of course my answer will be "What do you think I can just fork up 800+ dollars for a computer. Or hope to god that this graphics card will fit in here?"
(10-08-2011 09:57 AM)plutomaniac Wrote:  1. What operating system do you have? Also 32-bit or 64-bit?
2. Is it a laptop or a desktop? If a laptop, what model?
3. Attach me here the file HPL.log found under Documents\Penumbra\Black Plague folder (or similar).
10-08-2011 11:12 AM
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Solved: 7 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 15 Hours, 18 Minutes, 34 Seconds ago RE: Black screen. But at the same time something strange.

What graphics card do you have? You can find it if you type dxdiag at start>run or just search.

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10-08-2011 12:26 PM
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Intel® G33/G31 Express Chipest family GMA 3100 that is prob the problem right there Dodgy
(10-08-2011 12:26 PM)plutomaniac Wrote:  What graphics card do you have? You can find it if you type dxdiag at start>run or just search.
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10-08-2011 12:36 PM
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Solved: 7 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 15 Hours, 18 Minutes, 34 Seconds ago RE: Black screen. But at the same time something strange.

Your graphics card supports OpenGL 1.5 when the game requires at least 2.1 .

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10-08-2011 02:27 PM
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Solved: 7 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 15 Hours, 18 Minutes, 34 Seconds ago RE: Black screen. But at the same time something strange.

Aww... Oh well had about 13 dollars to waste. Didnt know what to spend it on. Thought why not get the game? If it doesnt work im getting a new computer in a few months anyway so not like i wont get to play it eventually.
(10-08-2011 02:27 PM)plutomaniac Wrote:  Your graphics card supports OpenGL 1.5 when the game requires at least 2.1 .
10-08-2011 09:04 PM
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Solved: 7 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 15 Hours, 18 Minutes, 34 Seconds ago RE: Black screen. But at the same time something strange.

if it is a desktop you can get a new graphics card only. Even very cheap ones support OpenGL 4.1 nowadays.

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10-08-2011 09:49 PM
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Solved: 7 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 15 Hours, 18 Minutes, 34 Seconds ago RE: Black screen. But at the same time something strange.

Okay. Then what do you suggest for a dell inspiron 530 for a graphics card under $125 bucks that can fit and actually work with the system?

Processor: Intel® Celeron® CPU 450 @2.20GHz, ~2.2GHZ

Memory: 2036MB RAM

Operating System: Windows Vista Home Basic

DirectX Version: DirectX 10

Intel® G33/G31 Express Chipest Family

Chip Type: Intel® GMA 3100

(10-08-2011 09:49 PM)plutomaniac Wrote:  if it is a desktop you can get a new graphics card only. Even very cheap ones support OpenGL 4.1 nowadays.
10-08-2011 10:51 PM
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Solved: 7 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 15 Hours, 18 Minutes, 34 Seconds ago RE: Black screen. But at the same time something strange.

For example a GIGABYTE GEFORCE GT440 GV-N440D3-1GI 1GB PCI-E RETAIL at $80 is more than enough. It supports DirectX 11 and OpenGL 4.0

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6814125366

Power Supply >= 300W is required!

For better graphics cards like http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6814134130 at $125 that you said you need better power supply.

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