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Hitpawz May 27, 2013 @ 9:32pm
Keeps going black screen
Game is randomly going into a black screen. It freezes for a little bit when it first happens and then I can hear the game running fine. It happens in menus and during races within the first 3 minutes of opening the game.

Win7 64bit
geforce 660ti
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[toto] Akari May 27, 2013 @ 9:36pm 
This is not the game man. It is probably your hardware, such as RAM or your harddrive.
SpaceTofu May 27, 2013 @ 9:39pm 
don't listen to spartan, same issue here
Hitpawz May 27, 2013 @ 9:45pm 
Nope, definitely is not hardware. 100% of all games work perfect on this machine except anything (and everything) from Codemasters. Yep, Dirt 2 and 3 were purchased and played for 3-5 minutes each also. I assumed it was Games for Windows Live's fault, but this game is purely steam. That's why I bought it and when it works it's a really fun game.
Last edited by Hitpawz; May 29, 2013 @ 8:32pm
SpaceTofu May 27, 2013 @ 9:49pm 
same here, im requesting a refund.
BudHound May 27, 2013 @ 9:55pm 
i cant get mine to even get into the game. every time i launch it just kicks me back out to steam after about 3 seconds.
realkman666 May 27, 2013 @ 10:05pm 
Run as administrator?
Maximilious May 27, 2013 @ 10:07pm 
BEST GAME EVER GUYS! not.
Cruel Hippo May 27, 2013 @ 10:19pm 
This keeps happening to me too, I also have a 660 ti and i think kryptec has one also coincedence?
SpaceTofu May 27, 2013 @ 10:29pm 
Cruel: Yeah i do have a 660TI, sadly even a high-powered card like ours crashes.
[SSR] Blah★head May 27, 2013 @ 11:26pm 
Originally posted by BloodHound:
i cant get mine to even get into the game. every time i launch it just kicks me back out to steam after about 3 seconds.
Same thing here. 660 Ti as well.
aso777 May 28, 2013 @ 10:08am 
Codemasters should come up with a fix soon, cause most of us do own 660TI, same thing happens with dirt showdown but no fix since it came a year ago!
baffula May 28, 2013 @ 10:30pm 
happens here too with a 690.
L3thial May 28, 2013 @ 10:51pm 
In Documents:
Documents\my games\GRID 2\hardwaresettings
look for the file:

hardware_settings_config.xml

Open and look for the line:

<directx forcedx9="false" />

And change for:

<directx forcedx9="true" />

Try with that.
Hitpawz May 29, 2013 @ 1:06pm 
just FYI, it's no longer forcedx9, it's now forcedx10 you will find in that config file.

Last night I was able to play for an extended period after setting the game to LOW settings, quitting the entire game and coming back in.

However, this morning I am not having any luck with that method as it's still crashing randomly sometime between the menu and a couple of races in. Basically 1-5 minutes in it goes black screen.

THIS TIME, though, it's a little different because I'm seeing my display driver stopped responding messages when it happens. It wasn't doing that before, but now it's almost certainly a compatability issue between the latest 6 series drivers and the game. Blame Codemasters. Blame Nvidia. But one of these hacks needs to learn the difference between his ♥♥♥ and his elbow.
Last edited by Hitpawz; May 29, 2013 @ 1:08pm
Hitpawz May 29, 2013 @ 8:39pm 
I'm like way over $100 invested into CodeMasters because I've bought their games on console as well. It wasn't until Dirt 2 that I started racing games on the PC. So far it's been a negative experience and it appears to be something to do with having an Nvidia, Win 7 and this company's games. Not everybody is having this issue, but I can find enough about it on the internet from others where it's time the developers addressed the issue and if they can't, they need to directly contact Nvidia to open up a task there.
Last edited by Hitpawz; May 29, 2013 @ 8:39pm
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