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Demo crashes on startup
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dewman17 Offline
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Not Solved Demo crashes on startup

so i downloaded the demo for amnesia. however, the screen goes black for a split second. then a box shows up saying:
FATAL ERROR: Failed to initialize display

i have a 15 inch macbook pro(2010 edition)
2.4 GHz Intel Core i5 processor
4 GB RAM
NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M graphics card

Whats wrong?
10-05-2010 06:56 PM
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Urkle Offline
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Not Solved RE: Demo crashes on startup

Can you provide me the hpl.log from your [home]/Library/Application Support/Frictional Games/Amnesia/Main folder?
What version of Mac OS X are you running?? do you have the latest updates installed?

Developing away on one of
Mac Pro Dual 2Ghz, 14GB RAM, 10.6 (still), nVidia 8800 512MB.
Linux, 8-core AMD, 8GB RAM, Fedora 17, nVidia 450 1GB
10-05-2010 09:21 PM
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dewman17 Offline
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-------- THE HPL ENGINE LOG ------------
Engine build ID 20100828133220

Creating Engine Modules
--------------------------------------------------------
Creating graphics module
Creating system module
Creating resource module
Creating input module
Creating sound module
Creating physics module
Creating ai module
Creating gui module
Creating generate module
Creating haptic module
Creating scene module
--------------------------------------------------------

Initializing Resources Module
--------------------------------------------------------
Creating loader handlers
Creating resource managers
Adding loaders to handlers
--------------------------------------------------------

Initializing Graphics Module
--------------------------------------------------------
Setting video mode: 1440 x 900 - 32 bpp
ERROR: Could not set display mode setting a lower one!
FATAL ERROR: Unable to initialize display!


Also, i'm running MAC OS X 10.6.4
And all my software is up to date(i just checked it)
10-06-2010 03:56 AM
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jens Offline
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delete the main_settings.cfg file found in the same folder as the above log, then try to start the game with the default settings. If that does not work, try to start the game with the default settings but in window mode and see if that works.
10-06-2010 07:07 AM
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dewman17 Offline
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did that
it worked the first time in fullscreen mode. now it doesnt work at all, even in windowed mode and after deleting the .cfg file
10-06-2010 11:52 AM
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jens Offline
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Go to amnesiagame.com/#demo and re-download the demo, it has been updated to 1.0.1 and that might solve the problem.
10-06-2010 01:04 PM
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dewman17 Offline
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alright it works perfectly now. thanks
10-06-2010 06:37 PM
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aj123 Offline
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I am having this problem on my MacBook. I have Amnesia Demo v.1.0.1.1 and it crashes on startup. I tried deleting the config file, setting everything as low as i could and nothing.

BTW I saw someone on scratch.mit.edu with that same username Jens a couple of years ago. Was that you?
11-02-2010 05:52 PM
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jens Offline
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No that was not me, but jens is a common name in this part of the world Smile

Your MacBook probably has a Intel integrated graphics chip and that is why it crashes on startup, it is below the minimum requirements.
11-02-2010 06:13 PM
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aj123 Offline
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(11-02-2010 06:13 PM)jens Wrote:  No that was not me, but jens is a common name in this part of the world Smile

Your MacBook probably has a Intel integrated graphics chip and that is why it crashes on startup, it is below the minimum requirements.

Oh man, I heard good things about this game. I'll just have to sneak onto my brothers laptop and play
11-02-2010 08:34 PM
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