Stewbug Dec 26, 2012 @ 7:20pm
Run out of Video Memory
I have the recommended hardware to run the game but everytime I try to load the game it shows a message "Your system has run out of video memory. Restart the game." I have tried multiple times to get to the main menu but it won't work. My system's CPU when running the game is only at about 50% so I don't know what the problem is. Please fix this error I really want to be able to play this game!
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Stewbug Dec 27, 2012 @ 9:14am 
Well I restarted my computer today and once it booted back up I loaded Hotline Miami. It ran with out it telling me that I ran out of video memory. I turned surfaces off (because I got the message as well when I played the game before) and played through the prelude. When that was over the scorescreen did not show up and I got the surfaces error again. I had to abort the game. When I loaded it back up, I got the ran out of video memory error again and again. Can someone help me please?
Tuuka Dec 27, 2012 @ 9:23am 
Have you updated to Net 4.0? I have no idea whether this could fix it, but maybe worth a shot as it has fixed some other errors people are experiencing.

Download here:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/details.aspx?id=17718

Hope this helps :)
Last edited by Tuuka; Dec 27, 2012 @ 9:24am
Stewbug Dec 27, 2012 @ 10:07am 
Didn't work.
Amna Umen Dec 27, 2012 @ 10:07pm 
Yeah I'm having the same problems. I get the following error.

"ERROR in
action number 1
of Step Event
for object objSurfacer:

Trying to use non-existing surface."

Any idea what could fix the problem?
Korrosiv Dec 27, 2012 @ 10:13pm 
Same here, but im using a pretty old graphics card atm so i guess thats the problem
Stewbug Dec 28, 2012 @ 12:24pm 
To fix the surface error in the beginning I want to the advanced part of the settings and turned surfaces off, but I still got the error at the end of the level even with surfaces off.
Stewbug Jan 3, 2013 @ 10:11am 
This game was a waste of money for me if they can't fix this problem.
Mongoose Apr 8, 2013 @ 12:25pm 
I don't mean to Necro, but I seemed to get around the issue by starting the game minimized. Splash came up, switched to a different window, waited for the main menu music to start playing, then switched to the game. Seems like a silly fix, but it might work for some having this issue.
Crunchepillar Apr 8, 2013 @ 4:00pm 
Hello, I am the creator of "Hotline Miami Plus!" a fan made patch that attempts to address issues in the original version. I can say from having seen the source code that this issue "Not enough video memory" is not directly caused by the amount of video memory, but by the game losing its handle to the drawing surface, which can be caused by changing video resolution, allowing a screensaver to start during gameplay, or other things. Please provide me with information regarding exactly what cicumstances under which you see this error. I will do my best to either resolve this, or integrate a solution in to my next patch.

Edit: I believe I can resolve this issue in my next patch. Keep an eye out on the main thread titled "Hotline Miami Plus!". I can offer no solution for the vanilla game as it locks itself into a loop of drawing "Your computer is out of video memory please restart" if it can't find the surface, and does not try to recover the surface.

Double Edit: I think I have fixed this issue. The fix will be included in any HM+ patch 0.1.07 or greater. As of this writing patch 0.1.07 has not been publicly released.
Last edited by Crunchepillar; Apr 8, 2013 @ 5:14pm
Crunchepillar Apr 8, 2013 @ 7:05pm 
Hello again, I'd like to update my above post by saying patch 0.1.08 is live and it would be very helpful to me if those of you experiencing the "out of video memory" error would try it out.

http://www.mediafire.com/?t310ya2v4rf6w
Please use the patch matching your install type. GoG or Steam.
PowerShawn5000 Dec 4, 2013 @ 9:33am 
Originally posted by Crunchepillar:
Hello again, I'd like to update my above post by saying patch 0.1.08 is live and it would be very helpful to me if those of you experiencing the "out of video memory" error would try it out.

http://www.mediafire.com/?t310ya2v4rf6w
Please use the patch matching your install type. GoG or Steam.

Can anyone download this patch? I can't download it. It says I'm supposed to "upgrade to pro".
Skymirrh Dec 4, 2013 @ 11:36am 
Originally posted by PowerShawn5000:
Originally posted by Crunchepillar:
Hello again, I'd like to update my above post by saying patch 0.1.08 is live and it would be very helpful to me if those of you experiencing the "out of video memory" error would try it out.

http://www.mediafire.com/?t310ya2v4rf6w
Please use the patch matching your install type. GoG or Steam.

Can anyone download this patch? I can't download it. It says I'm supposed to "upgrade to pro".
You don't need the patch with the latest version of the game. Just update your graphics driver and play Updated version, not Original :)
Last edited by Skymirrh; Dec 5, 2013 @ 1:54am
Crunchepillar Dec 4, 2013 @ 4:47pm 
Uh yea, this is a pretty old thread, I think I hid the patches so nobody else could download them anymore since the new beta came out.
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