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Re: HELP! black screen bugs
« Reply #30 on: May 08, 2012, 10:27:52 AM »
also i got this one error saying child killed SIGABT

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Re: HELP! black screen bugs
« Reply #31 on: May 08, 2012, 10:33:47 AM »
Haha, our computers are twins.  I have literally the exact same processor, GPU, desktop resolution setup with dual monitors at the same sizes, OS, amount of RAM, and so forth.  I've never seen someone post literally my exact specs before. :)
Actually, considering the April 20th timestamp on that output.log, I think it really WAS from your machine, and got deployed with the installer :)

On the issue itself: from an earlier message it looks like it's trying to run in windowed mode (fs:0), perhaps try it in fullscreen (changing IsFullscreen:0 to IsFullscreen:1 in settings.dat, though not sure if this install has a settings.dat yet) ?
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Re: HELP! black screen bugs
« Reply #32 on: May 08, 2012, 10:41:50 AM »
Haha, our computers are twins.  I have literally the exact same processor, GPU, desktop resolution setup with dual monitors at the same sizes, OS, amount of RAM, and so forth.  I've never seen someone post literally my exact specs before. :)
Actually, considering the April 20th timestamp on that output.log, I think it really WAS from your machine, and got deployed with the installer :)

Ooh, yeah.  I missed that.  It looks like it's not even getting to the point of generating an output.log then.  I suggest that perhaps running the game directly rather than from Steam might help overcome that.

At this point we have no idea about this particular machine, then, it sounds like.

On the issue itself: from an earlier message it looks like it's trying to run in windowed mode (fs:0), perhaps try it in fullscreen (changing IsFullscreen:0 to IsFullscreen:1 in settings.dat, though not sure if this install has a settings.dat yet) ?

Generally speaking, windowed mode is far safer since it doesn't require any sort of direct hardware access.
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Re: HELP! black screen bugs
« Reply #33 on: May 08, 2012, 10:51:02 AM »
Could you take a screen shot of your Task Manager Processes tab? We could then see what's running on your comp at least.

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Re: HELP! black screen bugs
« Reply #34 on: May 08, 2012, 11:30:27 AM »
From a similar issue: http://www.arcengames.com/mantisbt/view.php?id=7513

"Spyware Terminator is the culprit. Should've known; it has issues with a couple other games too."
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Re: HELP! black screen bugs
« Reply #35 on: May 08, 2012, 06:46:22 PM »
i already turned off all anti-viruses and it still didn't work. can someone help me from team viewer or something because I'm really confused

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Re: HELP! black screen bugs
« Reply #36 on: May 08, 2012, 06:54:16 PM »
Haha, our computers are twins.  I have literally the exact same processor, GPU, desktop resolution setup with dual monitors at the same sizes, OS, amount of RAM, and so forth.  I've never seen someone post literally my exact specs before. :)
Actually, considering the April 20th timestamp on that output.log, I think it really WAS from your machine, and got deployed with the installer :)

Ooh, yeah.  I missed that.  It looks like it's not even getting to the point of generating an output.log then.  I suggest that perhaps running the game directly rather than from Steam might help overcome that.

At this point we have no idea about this particular machine, then, it sounds like.

On the issue itself: from an earlier message it looks like it's trying to run in windowed mode (fs:0), perhaps try it in fullscreen (changing IsFullscreen:0 to IsFullscreen:1 in settings.dat, though not sure if this install has a settings.dat yet) ?

Generally speaking, windowed mode is far safer since it doesn't require any sort of direct hardware access.
i have ran it directly several times all resulting in the same results

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Re: HELP! black screen bugs
« Reply #37 on: May 08, 2012, 08:47:16 PM »
also i got this one error saying child killed SIGABT
I'm not used to that error message.  What OS is this?
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Re: HELP! black screen bugs
« Reply #38 on: May 08, 2012, 08:50:28 PM »
This is all I can find: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SIGABRT

Are you playing this under Unix?
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Re: HELP! black screen bugs
« Reply #39 on: May 08, 2012, 09:41:10 PM »
Strange. I'm playing this under Linux, and I never got this particular issue. The only thing I have ever gotten was a GC get thread context failed or something like that error.

Granted, the Nvidia drivers for Linux are rather iffy, especially around intense 3D stuff or power saving stuff.

EDIT: Wait, Mac OSX uses some weirdo hypervisor thing, part of it based on some offshoot of BSD right? This mean that SIGABRT would be a valid signal in OSX, right?

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Re: HELP! black screen bugs
« Reply #40 on: May 08, 2012, 09:44:03 PM »
Could be, yes -- in which case this could be the game running under boot camp on a Mac, or Parallels desktop or similar, which has been demonstrated not to work by another player.  But given there's a native OSX version that works perfectly well, that would be the alternative in that case.
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Re: HELP! black screen bugs
« Reply #41 on: May 08, 2012, 09:48:31 PM »
Just a wild idea, but could you try downloading the AI War demo or Tidalis demo and see if you see the same issue with that?
That might help to narrow down the cause.

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Re: HELP! black screen bugs
« Reply #42 on: May 08, 2012, 10:05:35 PM »
I'm using windows i dont have a mac os

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Re: HELP! black screen bugs
« Reply #43 on: May 09, 2012, 07:09:18 PM »
i couldn't use the other games either. i think its something with the engine i geuss

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Re: HELP! black screen bugs
« Reply #44 on: May 09, 2012, 08:09:42 PM »
Could you take a screen shot of your Task Manager Processes tab? We could then see what's running on your comp at least.

Could you try this? It would at least give us a glimpse at what else might be resident.  That, and a dxdiag would also help.