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Bazaa Nov 21, 2013 @ 6:29am
Tropico 4 loads to black screen after Nvidia 331.82 driver update
I log in just fine with my info, and then the colorful Tropico 4 loading screen appears for just one second. Afterwards it goes to complete black screen, and I am able to see and move my triangular mouse cursor.

I had just updated the video card drivers in the morning and believe that caused the problem. Tropico ran just beautifully before and I was trying to play the last 3 DLC. :( Windows 8.1 64 bit pro and Nvidia 765M. Teaches me to update drivers when everything is working. Writing this thread so that I can email to
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Bazaa Nov 21, 2013 @ 7:56am 
A reply from support came quite quickly and here is how I resolved the problem:

please update your graphic card driver manually.
And please set that the game only use the nvidia graphic card.

1. Open your Nvidia Control Panel (right-click on desktop, select Nvidia Control Panel)
2. Select "Manage 3D settings"
3. Select "Global Settings". You will find the option "Prefered graphics processor". Please select "High-performance NVIDIA processor" and save the settings.
4. You will have to reboot your system for the changes to take effect.
Sentinel Nov 28, 2013 @ 3:32am 
Bazaa, you're a lifesaver. Thanks for posting that fix - I had the same issue, all sorted out now.
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