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Mr. Dr. Professor Gorman Freeman Apr 19, 2013 @ 2:21pm
Black Screen?
For some reason my Portal 2 black screens when I try to open it, like the game "plays" (althouigh it seems to freeze now) but theres no picture at all. I dont rly want to change the video card (plus its pretty good already i think) though does anyone know how to fix this? Ive heard that uninstalling and reinastalling steam helpos but it didnt (and my friend thinks thats a lie) so cn someone help hearing about this sale is rly bumming me out cuz i cannt play it :(
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Silvergirl09 Apr 20, 2013 @ 3:07pm 
i have that 2 i can play levels but all i see is black D:
Sonic the Hedgehog Apr 20, 2013 @ 7:19pm 
Same here D:
Sonic the Hedgehog Apr 20, 2013 @ 9:02pm 
I HAS THE ANSWER!!!!!
1. Start Portal 2
2. once it loads, go to settings > Keyboard/controls > enable developer's console >click enable
3. Click single player
4. once the game loads hit ` (this key is right below your escape button)
5. copy and paste this code
mat_postprocess_enable 0
6. Enjoy Portal 2 :D
Silvergirl09 Apr 20, 2013 @ 9:05pm 
i know
Sonic the Hedgehog Apr 20, 2013 @ 9:07pm 
oh ok, I was just spreading the news to everyone. Sorry,
Last edited by Sonic the Hedgehog; Apr 20, 2013 @ 9:08pm
Silvergirl09 Apr 20, 2013 @ 9:08pm 
it ok
dont worry lol looks like the word spread on youtube XD thats were i found it
Sonic the Hedgehog Apr 20, 2013 @ 9:09pm 
Me too :3
Silvergirl09 Apr 20, 2013 @ 9:14pm 
lolxz
Mr. Dr. Professor Gorman Freeman Apr 21, 2013 @ 7:41am 
Biggest sonic fan ever, that won't work because not even the main menu loads. I hear the music a bit and I can hear the sound effect if I click on an option but the whole screen is just black. Can't even get to the console. And I think that it seems to freeze after the valve "screen" (or what would be it) is done playing, by which I can't get to the desktop to close the game.
Lewisse Apr 21, 2013 @ 9:33am 
Same here... Why can't they just make a bug fix?
Silvergirl09 Apr 21, 2013 @ 9:37am 
idk but mat_postprocess_enable 0 works for me
Sonic the Hedgehog Apr 21, 2013 @ 3:00pm 
Originally posted by Dr. Sandvich:
Biggest sonic fan ever, that won't work because not even the main menu loads. I hear the music a bit and I can hear the sound effect if I click on an option but the whole screen is just black. Can't even get to the console. And I think that it seems to freeze after the valve "screen" (or what would be it) is done playing, by which I can't get to the desktop to close the game.
Then you have a very big problem.
Brenden Apr 21, 2013 @ 3:48pm 
does this fix it completely
Brenden Apr 21, 2013 @ 3:56pm 
i tried this but it didnt help
Saturn~ Apr 21, 2013 @ 4:00pm 
someone help me i just got portal 2 and it just go to the black screen and it sats a proublem has acerd window s has stopped portal ex help
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Date Posted: Apr 19, 2013 @ 2:21pm
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