Dark_420 May 11, 2014 @ 5:35am
Riptide Black Screen and CTDs: How I fixed mine
I know this is an old issue, but there seems to be a lot of people having trouble with Dead Island Riptide v1.4+.

Here are the things I did to stop the black screen and crash to desktop issues.

1. Right click on Riptide in your Steam library, select properties, set launch options and enter -nologos. This allows the game to skip the logos that play when starting up the game and should let you get to the menu at least.
2. Open your Steam folder, go to ...\steamapps\common\diriptide, right click on DeadIslandGame_x86_rwdi, properties, compatibility tab and disable visual themes and desktop compositions. You can also try running the game in compatibility mode for XP Service Pack 3.
3. Go to C:\Users\<yourname>\Documents and delete the Riptide folder. Try launching the game.
4. Turn off multiplayer in Options.

I have to say that this was a frustrating game because of these problems, as well as surprising. I haven't had to deal with issues like this on a PC since the late 90s. Kind of disappointing from a developer and publisher who own a franchise I just really want to love. Better luck next time I guess.
Date Posted: May 11, 2014 @ 5:35am
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