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يʋϞ∂ᏘƝჺƸ☀Ӄᶖᗪ Jul 27, 2013 @ 4:37pm
Launch Problem - Blackscreen with Cursor
Hy ,


since some days ago,i dont know exactly,my Tropico 4 wont start anymore.

It just starts the Kalypso-Launcher,i pass by with a Log-In,a Tropico Screen appears and then
it turns black and i can only see the Cursor.

Tried mostly every Tip i´ve found like Comp.Modes or new Drivers but none of them worked 4 me.

Maybe anybody knows some special way for this stupid problem...
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ColdFever Jul 31, 2013 @ 2:34am 
I have the same problem!

The reason is a new Tropico 4 Update that contains a bug for some people: If you are online, on start the game freezes with a blackscreen.

Workaround: Start Steam in OFFLINE mode, then Tropico 4 will start again.

Perhaps this depends on the OS?
Which OS do you use? I am using Win 8 Pro 64.
يʋϞ∂ᏘƝჺƸ☀Ӄᶖᗪ Jul 31, 2013 @ 3:04am 
I am using Win7 64

Today i will try out this method...last time it works only once as i reinstalled the direct-X wich is into the Tropico 4 direction but after a restart it was all the same...

Thanks for the advice,i tell u later if it work
ColdFever Sep 25, 2013 @ 12:44am 
After two months and another Tropico patch, the problem still exists:
If Steam is in ONLINE mode, the game freezes with a black screen on start.
This experience we have on two different computers of our family with two different Steam accounts (yes, we bought even two copies of this buggy software).

So the only way to start this game for us is to set Steam to OFFLINE mode.
Steam should kick such buggy software out of the store.
With this experience, we will never buy another Calypso game again.
Last edited by ColdFever; Sep 25, 2013 @ 12:45am
Scyde Apr 24, 2014 @ 8:02am 
A shame that is with this problem...I really enjoy this game..maybe they fix it someday? (I won't loose hope...)
II./JG77_Limbo Apr 26, 2014 @ 7:57am 
Same problem here. It was working yesterday.

Last edited by II./JG77_Limbo; Apr 26, 2014 @ 7:58am
omgitsrome Apr 26, 2014 @ 8:35am 
I just launched the game and am not having an issue. I have a laptop that I was trying to play on at work that did do what everyone is describing. I am going to try offline there and see if that works. Interesting that offline mode is the work around though.
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Date Posted: Jul 27, 2013 @ 4:37pm
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