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Dozenbeer Jan 10, 2013 @ 3:10pm
Black Screen of Death
Hey there,

I just bought it. It played fine for the demo and the full version for at least 2-3 times and now when Im trying to start it, it crashes into a black screen smashing my whole computer.

I tried everything. Nothing works. No firewall is blocking or anything.
I dont have a log.txt file either.
So frustrating

Im using Windows 7 btw. And it just played fine.
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Murudai  [developer] Jan 10, 2013 @ 4:51pm 
What, your whole computer crashes? That makes me suspect a driver issue, do you have the latest drivers for your graphics card? Try running the game directly, rather than through Steam. Also try running it through command line, that might pick up more errors.
Dozenbeer Jan 13, 2013 @ 9:15am 
checked everything, still unplayable
Murudai  [developer] Jan 13, 2013 @ 5:38pm 
If the game was working then it isn't, then something must have changed on your computer. The only thing that Solar 2 changes is the save game, so maybe your save game got corrupted somehow. Search the Steam folder for 'solar_save_game' and delete it (good idea to save a copy to your My Documents first as a backup).

If that doesn't work, then I don't know. Did you change any settings or install any software that might conflict with it?
Dozenbeer Jan 13, 2013 @ 11:23pm 
nope, being able to play it and then hving the black screen happend the same day, with no changes whatsoever. I just play a little bit around with settings and stuff and see what comes out of it. I write here if anything changes
kidyoshi64 Feb 12, 2013 @ 5:20pm 
Hmm... Maybe you should check the system requirements? So sorry.
Dozenbeer Feb 15, 2013 @ 2:47am 
nothing....this game was a total waste
Murudai  [developer] Feb 15, 2013 @ 5:27am 
I'm afraid I don't know how to help you. If there was a log file or error report I'd at least know what the issue is, but silent crashes like this are almost impossible to diagnose. At least without a lot of work for us both. Especially since it was working, and now it suddenly isn't, that is an immensely confusing issue which I recall has only happened once before, and that was on Linux and only with the audio.

If you haven't already, delete the game, restart Steam, then redownload it. Delete your save game. Do everything here: http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1996170

If you have an iPad, Android Tablet or Xbox 360 I can give you a free copy of the game on those platforms.
Dozenbeer Feb 15, 2013 @ 7:44am 
maybe this has something to do with comodo firewall, I gotta check some things out and come back to you on the problem. Thanks for the free copy offer, I do have an android tablet. I just hope my PC version could run like it did in the demo. This game is good and Im just frustrated.
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