Amnesia: The Dark Descent

Amnesia: The Dark Descent

Astrocat Dec 29, 2012 @ 7:10am
will i ever be able to play amnesia? :(
so i downloaded amnesia christmas day and it downloaded fine but whenever i try to launch the game it opens the launcher and then i click (launch game) after that the loading screen appers it just sits there and after about 2 to 5 seconds this error message pops up saying the words that would haunt me forever (FATAL ERROR 0#) to be honest i would give anything to play this game and any help is brilliant thanks. also when i open the launcher it drags my cursor right into the left side of the screen?
The goal of my post is also to give help to any one who needs it so feel free to ask any time :)
I am also here all of the time to read new posts so i will always be able to reply to you guys as fast as i can :D
Last edited by Astrocat; Jan 1, 2013 @ 2:41am
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Leopoldo Dec 29, 2012 @ 8:14am 
You can make the cursor move by pressing the START button on your keyboard (provided you use Windows) or ALT-TABbing, If I remember correctly...
As for the fatal error, try going to My documents\Amnesia\main and removing all files, (except for your user folder)
Astrocat Dec 29, 2012 @ 8:21am 
well i got a bit closer to the game window opening this time but still nothing :(
thankyou for helping me. :)
These are my system specs
windows vista home premium
service pack 2
model:acer aspire
processor:pentium dual-core cpu
memory (ram) 4.00 GB
system type:32 bit operating system
Last edited by Astrocat; Dec 29, 2012 @ 11:14am
Aiksas Dec 29, 2012 @ 9:50am 
Which graphic card do you have? I wanted to play Amnesia on my old Laptop with a intergrated Intel graphic card and got the same error.
Astrocat Dec 29, 2012 @ 10:18am 
I have mobile intel 4 series express chipset family
i know that some of these may not work but maybe there is a work around.

I will also give any additional information if any one needs help :)
Last edited by Astrocat; Dec 29, 2012 @ 10:55am
Originally posted by will:
I have mobile intel 4 series express chipset family
i know that some of these may not work but maybe there is a work around.

I will also give any additional information if any one needs help :)

Yeah, the same thing happened to me. I heard that someone made a hack around it or something, but other than that, I am really sorry to say that you'll need a better graphics card. Everything else looks good though! You may want to check and see if vista will work (i'm pretty sure it will).
Astrocat Dec 30, 2012 @ 1:30am 
thankyou so much for your positive feedback elitemaster512 :D
i dont know where to go from here should i go to intels website and check for the drivers there. They might have one there that i could change my driver with but im slightly worried that it might not be good enough to put on my laptop because it may not be compatible.also i think that intel doesent update my driver any more :/
Last edited by Astrocat; Dec 30, 2012 @ 1:31am
Saitama Dec 31, 2012 @ 3:40pm 
I got some thing close as that, i launch the game it loads everything and in the end i can only see the white dot of the game
Astrocat Jan 1, 2013 @ 2:35am 
yeah :/ it seems that for everyone who has a diffrent laptop with intel graphics cards has similar problems i dont think we we should worry to much because im certain that together we will find a sulution :)
also i dont know if this will help but i think we should look into things like the (steam overlay) or even (running a script) to try to get the game to work. i heard that things like these can be located in the amnesia folder. ideas anyone?
Last edited by Astrocat; Jan 1, 2013 @ 2:57am
Smokems Jan 2, 2013 @ 7:56am 
Buy and install a new card, it'd be worth it in the long run anyway.
Astrocat Jan 2, 2013 @ 8:33am 
hmm ok then i dont how to install it but if someone would be kind enough to give me a step by step then that would be great thanks :)
Last edited by Astrocat; Jan 2, 2013 @ 8:34am
Smokems Jan 2, 2013 @ 12:30pm 
If you're running a laptop it's overly complicated and honestly I'd pay to have it done. I tried to replace a cooling fan in my last laptop and ended up destroying the thing. If you're using a desktop it's fairly simple. If you have the money for it I'd do some upgrades on your PC altogether.
Astrocat Jan 2, 2013 @ 12:50pm 
I just wonder sometimes why developers dont think about the people that cant afford laptops with HD graphics cards :/ . do you know how much it would cost to get a new card installd?
you know im just wondering if it would be worth it just to play amnesia :I
Last edited by Astrocat; Jan 2, 2013 @ 12:53pm
Smokems Jan 2, 2013 @ 1:08pm 
Many laptops aren't made for gaming, so the graphics cards aren't up to par. Newer laptops are getting with the program though. Go to google and search Radeon HD graphics cards for notebooks. Find one in your price range then call your local computer store and see about cost to change cards. It's not the most cost effective solution but...
Binary Wolf Jan 2, 2013 @ 1:30pm 
Yes, you really just need a bigger video adapter. For laptops, it can be difficult as stated by Triplicide. If you have Fry's electronics in your area, that's a good place to go for upgrades.
Astrocat Jan 5, 2013 @ 2:05pm 
any new comments are very much appreciated :D
really :)
Last edited by Astrocat; Jan 15, 2013 @ 10:26am
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