Dear Esther: Landmark Edition

Dear Esther: Landmark Edition

View Stats:
Black screen at startup
When I start Dear Esther Landmark Edition all I get is a black screen. I can still see and move the cursor and access the steam overlay, but apart from that the screen is totally black. The game also does not respond to launch settings such as -windowed. I have the most up-to-date driver for my graphics card, and have tried reinstalling the game to no avail.

Here's the output log:

Initialize engine version: 5.3.6f1 (29055738eb78)
GfxDevice: creating device client; threaded=1
Direct3D:
Version: Direct3D 11.0 [level 11.0]
Renderer: NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M (ID=0xde9)
Vendor: NVIDIA
VRAM: 979 MB
Default GameObject BitMask: UI already registered

(Filename: Line: 98)

Begin MonoManager ReloadAssembly
Platform assembly: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Dear Esther Landmark Edition\DearEsther_Data\Managed\UnityEngine.dll (this message is harmless)
Loading C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Dear Esther Landmark Edition\DearEsther_Data\Managed\UnityEngine.dll into Unity Child Domain
Platform assembly: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Dear Esther Landmark Edition\DearEsther_Data\Managed\Assembly-CSharp-firstpass.dll (this message is harmless)
Loading C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Dear Esther Landmark Edition\DearEsther_Data\Managed\Assembly-CSharp-firstpass.dll into Unity Child Domain
Platform assembly: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Dear Esther Landmark Edition\DearEsther_Data\Managed\Assembly-CSharp.dll (this message is harmless)
Loading C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Dear Esther Landmark Edition\DearEsther_Data\Managed\Assembly-CSharp.dll into Unity Child Domain
Platform assembly: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Dear Esther Landmark Edition\DearEsther_Data\Managed\Assembly-UnityScript.dll (this message is harmless)
Loading C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Dear Esther Landmark Edition\DearEsther_Data\Managed\Assembly-UnityScript.dll into Unity Child Domain
Platform assembly: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Dear Esther Landmark Edition\DearEsther_Data\Managed\UnityEngine.UI.dll (this message is harmless)
Loading C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Dear Esther Landmark Edition\DearEsther_Data\Managed\UnityEngine.UI.dll into Unity Child Domain
Platform assembly: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Dear Esther Landmark Edition\DearEsther_Data\Managed\UnityEngine.Networking.dll (this message is harmless)
Loading C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Dear Esther Landmark Edition\DearEsther_Data\Managed\UnityEngine.Networking.dll into Unity Child Domain
Platform assembly: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Dear Esther Landmark Edition\DearEsther_Data\Managed\AmplifyColor.dll (this message is harmless)
Loading C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Dear Esther Landmark Edition\DearEsther_Data\Managed\AmplifyColor.dll into Unity Child Domain
Platform assembly: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Dear Esther Landmark Edition\DearEsther_Data\Managed\PlayMaker.dll (this message is harmless)
Loading C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Dear Esther Landmark Edition\DearEsther_Data\Managed\PlayMaker.dll into Unity Child Domain
Platform assembly: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Dear Esther Landmark Edition\DearEsther_Data\Managed\curve_unity_platform_system.dll (this message is harmless)
Loading C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Dear Esther Landmark Edition\DearEsther_Data\Managed\curve_unity_platform_system.dll into Unity Child Domain
- Completed reload, in 0.477 seconds
Platform assembly: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Dear Esther Landmark Edition\DearEsther_Data\Managed\System.Core.dll (this message is harmless)
Platform assembly: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Dear Esther Landmark Edition\DearEsther_Data\Managed\System.dll (this message is harmless)
Platform assembly: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Dear Esther Landmark Edition\DearEsther_Data\Managed\System.Xml.dll (this message is harmless)
Platform assembly: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Dear Esther Landmark Edition\DearEsther_Data\Managed\UnityScript.Lang.dll (this message is harmless)
Platform assembly: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Dear Esther Landmark Edition\DearEsther_Data\Managed\Boo.Lang.dll (this message is harmless)
<RI> Initializing input. <RI> Input initialized. desktop: 1366x768 60Hz; virtual: 1366x768 at 0,0
<RI> Initialized touch support. UnloadTime: 0.663815 ms
Platform assembly: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Dear Esther Landmark Edition\DearEsther_Data\Managed\Mono.Security.dll (this message is harmless)
ReflectionTypeLoadException: The classes in the module cannot be loaded.
at (wrapper managed-to-native) System.Reflection.Assembly:GetTypes (bool)
at System.Reflection.Assembly.GetTypes () [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0
at Curve.InputSystem.InputManager.CreatePCGamePadClasses () [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0
at Curve.InputSystem.InputManager.SetupPCInput () [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0
at Curve.InputSystem.InputManager.OnInitialise () [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0
at Curve.InputSystem.InputManager.Initialise () [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0
at Curve.Game.Awake () [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0

(Filename: Line: -1)

NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object
at Curve.Localisation.Localiser.GetLanguage () [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0
at CurveGame.CurveGameCommon.GetString (System.String key) [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0
at CanvasTextLocalise.Start () [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0

(Filename: Line: -1)

Setting up 1 worker threads for Enlighten.
Thread -> id: 2628 -> priority: 1
< >
Showing 1-5 of 5 comments
I also have this trouble .
Win 7 x32 ultimate,geforce gts 450

output log:
nitialize engine version: 5.3.6f1 (29055738eb78)
GfxDevice: creating device client; threaded=1
Direct3D:
Version: Direct3D 11.0 [level 11.0]
Renderer: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 (ID=0x1245)
Vendor: NVIDIA
VRAM: 2000 MB
Default GameObject BitMask: UI already registered

(Filename: Line: 98)

Begin MonoManager ReloadAssembly
Platform assembly: E:\Steam\steamapps\common\Dear Esther Landmark Edition\DearEsther_Data\Managed\UnityEngine.dll (this message is harmless)
Loading E:\Steam\steamapps\common\Dear Esther Landmark Edition\DearEsther_Data\Managed\UnityEngine.dll into Unity Child Domain
Platform assembly: E:\Steam\steamapps\common\Dear Esther Landmark Edition\DearEsther_Data\Managed\Assembly-CSharp-firstpass.dll (this message is harmless)
Loading E:\Steam\steamapps\common\Dear Esther Landmark Edition\DearEsther_Data\Managed\Assembly-CSharp-firstpass.dll into Unity Child Domain
Platform assembly: E:\Steam\steamapps\common\Dear Esther Landmark Edition\DearEsther_Data\Managed\Assembly-CSharp.dll (this message is harmless)
Loading E:\Steam\steamapps\common\Dear Esther Landmark Edition\DearEsther_Data\Managed\Assembly-CSharp.dll into Unity Child Domain
Platform assembly: E:\Steam\steamapps\common\Dear Esther Landmark Edition\DearEsther_Data\Managed\Assembly-UnityScript.dll (this message is harmless)
Loading E:\Steam\steamapps\common\Dear Esther Landmark Edition\DearEsther_Data\Managed\Assembly-UnityScript.dll into Unity Child Domain
Platform assembly: E:\Steam\steamapps\common\Dear Esther Landmark Edition\DearEsther_Data\Managed\UnityEngine.UI.dll (this message is harmless)
Loading E:\Steam\steamapps\common\Dear Esther Landmark Edition\DearEsther_Data\Managed\UnityEngine.UI.dll into Unity Child Domain
Platform assembly: E:\Steam\steamapps\common\Dear Esther Landmark Edition\DearEsther_Data\Managed\UnityEngine.Networking.dll (this message is harmless)
Loading E:\Steam\steamapps\common\Dear Esther Landmark Edition\DearEsther_Data\Managed\UnityEngine.Networking.dll into Unity Child Domain
Platform assembly: E:\Steam\steamapps\common\Dear Esther Landmark Edition\DearEsther_Data\Managed\AmplifyColor.dll (this message is harmless)
Loading E:\Steam\steamapps\common\Dear Esther Landmark Edition\DearEsther_Data\Managed\AmplifyColor.dll into Unity Child Domain
Platform assembly: E:\Steam\steamapps\common\Dear Esther Landmark Edition\DearEsther_Data\Managed\PlayMaker.dll (this message is harmless)
Loading E:\Steam\steamapps\common\Dear Esther Landmark Edition\DearEsther_Data\Managed\PlayMaker.dll into Unity Child Domain
Platform assembly: E:\Steam\steamapps\common\Dear Esther Landmark Edition\DearEsther_Data\Managed\curve_unity_platform_system.dll (this message is harmless)
Loading E:\Steam\steamapps\common\Dear Esther Landmark Edition\DearEsther_Data\Managed\curve_unity_platform_system.dll into Unity Child Domain
Platform assembly: E:\Steam\steamapps\common\Dear Esther Landmark Edition\DearEsther_Data\Managed\DecalSystem.Runtime.dll (this message is harmless)
Loading E:\Steam\steamapps\common\Dear Esther Landmark Edition\DearEsther_Data\Managed\DecalSystem.Runtime.dll into Unity Child Domain
- Completed reload, in 1.023 seconds
Platform assembly: E:\Steam\steamapps\common\Dear Esther Landmark Edition\DearEsther_Data\Managed\System.Core.dll (this message is harmless)
Platform assembly: E:\Steam\steamapps\common\Dear Esther Landmark Edition\DearEsther_Data\Managed\System.dll (this message is harmless)
Platform assembly: E:\Steam\steamapps\common\Dear Esther Landmark Edition\DearEsther_Data\Managed\System.Xml.dll (this message is harmless)
Platform assembly: E:\Steam\steamapps\common\Dear Esther Landmark Edition\DearEsther_Data\Managed\UnityScript.Lang.dll (this message is harmless)
Platform assembly: E:\Steam\steamapps\common\Dear Esther Landmark Edition\DearEsther_Data\Managed\Boo.Lang.dll (this message is harmless)
<RI> Initializing input.

<RI> Input initialized.

desktop: 1280x1024 75Hz; virtual: 1280x1024 at 0,0
<RI> Initialized touch support.

UnloadTime: 61.859783 ms
Platform assembly: E:\Steam\steamapps\common\Dear Esther Landmark Edition\DearEsther_Data\Managed\Mono.Security.dll (this message is harmless)
ExecutionEngineException: SIGILL
at (wrapper managed-to-native) Steamworks.NativeMethods:SteamAPI_InitSafe ()
at Steamworks.SteamAPI.Init () [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0
at Curve.Network.NetworkManager.OnInitialise () [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0
at Curve.Network.NetworkManager.Initialise () [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0
at Curve.Game.Awake () [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0

(Filename: Line: -1)

NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object
at Curve.Localisation.Localiser.GetLanguage () [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0
at CurveGame.CurveGameCommon.GetString (System.String key) [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0
at CanvasTextLocalise.Start () [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0

(Filename: Line: -1)
Last edited by MW RACER; Mar 21 @ 8:09am
I have the same issue. Game booted fine, changed resolution and now it boots in black...
Munkhee  [developer] Mar 21 @ 2:04am 
Thanks for posting these details. We will investigate.
jakopo87 Jun 10 @ 9:57am 
I started having this issue the second time I ran the game, I resolved it by using "-window-mode exclusive" in the command line options.
MW RACER Jun 10 @ 2:41pm 
Originally posted by jakopo87:
I started having this issue the second time I ran the game, I resolved it by using "-window-mode exclusive" in the command line options.
This method did not help me
< >
Showing 1-5 of 5 comments
Per page: 15 30 50