polomi Sep 19, 2013 @ 12:41am
Black screen at launch on Linux
So I get a black screen when I try to launch the game on Linux. I have a temporary fix, but i need to do it everytime I want to play the game:

- Delete the ~/.ironcladtactics/log directory (it's in your home)

I have another bug though, if anyone knows how to solve it I'd appreciate the tips! When I want to quit the game, and when I click on exit, the game becomes unresponsive, the animations on the left (characters, grass, etc) stop, but the music keeps going on. I can't click on anything. I have to kill the process.

System:
Linux (Lubuntu 13.04, 64 bit)
NVidia GTX 770 (drivers 325.15)
Intel i5 4670
Last edited by polomi; Sep 20, 2013 @ 1:28pm
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sukoto` Sep 19, 2013 @ 1:16am 
FWIW, I'm also using Lubuntu 64bit 13.04, with an integrated graphics card (intel hd 4000).

No issues here.

First point of call would be checking the Nvidia drivers I guess?
polomi Sep 19, 2013 @ 1:40am 
Originally posted by sukoto`:
FWIW, I'm also using Lubuntu 64bit 13.04, with an integrated graphics card (intel hd 4000).

No issues here.

First point of call would be checking the Nvidia drivers I guess?
Hello. I'm using the 325.15 nvidia drivers, which I believe are the latest ones. I would not want to roll back to an earlier version, as I have other reasons for using those. So I definitely hope that this is not the issue.
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Putin Huilo™ Sep 19, 2013 @ 6:21am 
same on w7-64x amd
Senpai Sep 19, 2013 @ 9:39am 
I am having this issue as well. Ubuntu x64 amd
Zachtronics Sep 19, 2013 @ 7:03pm 
We just released an update for Ironclad Tactics. Please try launching Ironclad Tactics again -- if it crashes, a web page will open up so that you can submit a crash report, which contains information that will help us diagnose your issue.

If you have any other problems, email us at support@zachtronics.com so that we can help you out! If the game is hanging open when you try to close it, we would especially like to hear from you.
polomi Sep 20, 2013 @ 7:53am 
Hello. Well since the game doesn't crash but just gives a black screen, we don't get the crash report unfortuntately. I will send you an email with every detail I can.

UPDATE:
So after I tried a few things, I figured that deleting the whole ~/.ironcladtactics directory is not necessary, it is enough to delete ~/.ironcladtactics/log alone to be able to launch the game without the black screen.
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Spooner Sep 20, 2013 @ 10:51am 
Ubuntu13.04x64 + Nvidia 550 Ti + 313.30 drivers are fine here (just for your info).
SLAUGHTERMELON Sep 20, 2013 @ 12:56pm 
Workaround: delete ~/.ironcladtactics/config.txt before launching the game. Needs to be done every time.
polomi Sep 20, 2013 @ 12:57pm 
Originally posted by SLAUGHTERMELON:
Workaround: delete ~/.ironcladtactics/config.txt before launching the game. Needs to be done every time.
This doesn't work for me, so I guess we actually have a different issue, although with the same effects.
SLAUGHTERMELON Sep 20, 2013 @ 1:15pm 
Then try deleting everything in ~/.ironcladtactics except profile. It seems to work a bit bitter (deleting just config.txt works sometimes, deleting more works usually... or at least it seems so.)
polomi Sep 20, 2013 @ 1:16pm 
Originally posted by SLAUGHTERMELON:
Then try deleting everything in ~/.ironcladtactics except profile. It seems to work a bit bitter (deleting just config.txt works sometimes, deleting more works usually... or at least it seems so.)
Well, as I said in a earlier post, what works for me is deleting ~/.ironcladtactics/log. It's the only thing that works, deleting anything but this doesn't work.
Zachtronics Sep 20, 2013 @ 1:21pm 
Slaughtermelon: Could you send a copy of your config.txt file to support@zachtronics.com before you delete it next time?

If anyone else is having problems, and you have not emailed us, please do so!
SLAUGHTERMELON Sep 20, 2013 @ 1:28pm 
Okay, I'll email you config.txt and the logs when I finish my current play session.

Also, the game crashes when I'm trying to exit out of it. Not a big deal obviously, but annoying.
NeutronNick Oct 28, 2013 @ 9:20am 
I am also having this problem on linux with opensuse and xfce. I played the game on windows fine but now I've moved to linux it black screen on starup and the exit button doesn't work. Deleting a file called /home/me/.ironcladtactics/log/635185736575165660.log makes it work. Thus file is 124 bytes and when opened just says 'Y'.

Despite this, I love the game and keep up the great work! :)
[LRA] Joe Kony Dec 27, 2013 @ 7:13pm 
Same issue here, not a black screen though just no response really, can't see mouse or anything. Deleting logs fixes it.
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