ScottyAye Mar 2, 2013 @ 1:02pm
Black screen on startup - Normal fix doesn't work.
I've tried the fix that everyone copy and pastes (Start directx setup, delete folders, etc) but it still doesn't work. I deleted the local files and reinstalled and that didn't work. If I can't play it I want my 12.50 back.
Note: I don't give a bother if you're having the same problem, a lot of people are. Unless you have a solution don't comment.
Last edited by ScottyAye; Mar 2, 2013 @ 1:29pm
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Whyking Mar 2, 2013 @ 2:53pm 
And how do u think we should post solution if u already tried "copy and paste" fixes.. whatever this means?
Write down what u tried and u might get people to suggest other possible solutions.
ScottyAye Mar 2, 2013 @ 3:04pm 
I mean the fix that everyone copy and pastes onto all of these problem forums "Start dxsetup, delete shaders, delete items in %appdata%/natural selection 2, validate files". Thank you sir for being an ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ and helping my problem. Now if you'd kindly ♥♥♥♥ off and use proper grammar I would kindly appreciate it.
Whyking Mar 2, 2013 @ 3:10pm 
Well if this are all solutions u tried i know some u didnt tried and that is...
nope, just dont want to help you anymore. Hf with ur investment ^^.
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ScottyAye Mar 2, 2013 @ 3:17pm 
Okay then bye.
Note to all people that will help me (sorry I seem mad this is causing it), I've tried the dxsetup, delete shaders, so on, and then I tried uninstalling an installing. These are the only solutions I can find for it. I know that I may be able to run it windowed and that might help.
Neruell Mar 2, 2013 @ 3:40pm 
I used Alt-Tab before while loading a map and afterwards I had blackscreen. If I didn't Alt-Tab it worked fine. Maybe that will help.
ScottyAye Mar 2, 2013 @ 3:54pm 
Originally posted by Neruell:
I used Alt-Tab before while loading a map and afterwards I had blackscreen. If I didn't Alt-Tab it worked fine. Maybe that will help.
I can't even get into the game. I launch it from steam or a shortcut and it just blackscreens.
ScottyAye Mar 2, 2013 @ 5:50pm 
Can anyone help?
GodSPAMit Mar 25, 2013 @ 12:16am 
I'm having the exact same problem, I have tried every solution listed that I can find, but basically what happens is if I'm lucky I get a black screen for 10 seconds or so and then it crashes, but usually just nothing happens.

This exact problem happened to me with awesomenauts when I was trying to play that the other day, I found a forum with a solution to that problem, and it was because it didn't have a file called.. steamappid.txt, I still have to open awesomenauts through the folder, opening through steam won't work. (the dev's ended up shipping the .txt file with the game now so no more issue, but NS2 already has it so not sure why it isn't working)

Anyways, NS2 has the steamappid.txt file already and opening through the steamapps\common\Natural Selection 2 isn't working, tried making a shortcut to desktop to see if that might make some weird difference, it didn't. so as it was explained on the awesomenauts forum I found

Basically awesomenauts isn't communicating with steam or something, so literally no communication was going on in the logs, and I think that's the same issue, thats happening here, but for whatever reason the same fix isn't working for me
Last edited by GodSPAMit; Mar 25, 2013 @ 12:21am
Not Squishpoke Mar 25, 2013 @ 2:15am 
Hey, see if this works:

http://steamcommunity.com/app/4920/discussions/0/810919691083475547/

Basically change the resolution in systemoptions.xml to something that is supported.
Last edited by Not Squishpoke; Mar 25, 2013 @ 2:17am
Whyking Mar 25, 2013 @ 7:26am 
Originally posted by GodSPAMit:
I'm having the exact same problem, I have tried every solution listed that I can find, but basically what happens is if I'm lucky I get a black screen for 10 seconds or so and then it crashes, but usually just nothing happens.

Try close all programs running before start the game. Also overlay, overclock, monitoring, norton, security.. just everything.
ScottyAye Mar 25, 2013 @ 9:32am 
Originally posted by Squishpoke:
Hey, see if this works:

http://steamcommunity.com/app/4920/discussions/0/810919691083475547/

Basically change the resolution in systemoptions.xml to something that is supported.
Where can I find systemoptions.xml?
Whyking Mar 25, 2013 @ 10:42am 
Originally posted by DARKLY | Bao:
Originally posted by Squishpoke:
Hey, see if this works:

http://steamcommunity.com/app/4920/discussions/0/810919691083475547/

Basically change the resolution in systemoptions.xml to something that is supported.
Where can I find systemoptions.xml?

userfolderwindowsblalbla/appdata/roaming somewhere there. (appdata is a hidden folder)
GodSPAMit Mar 25, 2013 @ 11:06am 
thanks a ton Kiri, restarted my comp and closed out of everything that wasn't necesary, got it working
Bostwickenator Apr 24 @ 2:54am 
Correctly setting the resolution fixed it for me. Thanks for pointing out that file
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