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#1 apostrophe

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Posted 28 January 2018 - 01:24 PM

Hello all.

 

I've installed the game using the tdm_update_win, downloaded today, and upon launching the Dark Mod, a gray screen appears, and nothing else seems to function. Ctrl-alt-del'ing makes the program stop working, and I close it. I've tried running it on compatibility mode (windows XP), and as an administrator, and that does nothing.

 

I'm in a Windows 7 64 bits, AMD Phenom II X4 955, NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1060 6gb. There's no mention of this gray screen on the FAQ. Please help, I'm itching to play it.



#2 nbohr1more

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Posted 28 January 2018 - 03:16 PM

Delete your Darkmod.cfg and retry launching.
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#3 apostrophe

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Posted 28 January 2018 - 03:33 PM

Delete your Darkmod.cfg and retry launching.

 

Done, and it still happens. Gray screen and no response upon launching  =(

I launch the game through TheDarkMod.exe in the game folder right?!



#4 stumpy

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Posted 28 January 2018 - 03:42 PM

sounds like something didn't download, or a file got corrupted during download.



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Posted 28 January 2018 - 03:50 PM

Hmm. Sometimes Windows protects the Game folder. Does the problem happen
if you move your darkmod folder to the root C:\ drive?

What driver do you have installed for the Geforce 1060?

Is there any entry in your currentfm.txt ?

Please post your Darkmod.cfg and currentfm.txt.
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#6 apostrophe

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Posted 28 January 2018 - 07:23 PM

Hmm. Sometimes Windows protects the Game folder. Does the problem happen
if you move your darkmod folder to the root C:\ drive?

What driver do you have installed for the Geforce 1060?

Is there any entry in your currentfm.txt ?

Please post your Darkmod.cfg and currentfm.txt.

Problem persists if game is installed C:\ drive.

 

Driver 372.54, and Directx 11.0

 

There's no currentfm.txt in the game directory.

 

From darkmod.ini:

# The LogClass defines an entire complex of functions belonging
# together because of their related functionality.
# So if there is a problem with ie. Frobbing you only need to
# switch on LogClass_FROBBING=1 to get debug logs for it.
[Debug]
LogFile=Darkmod.log
LogError=0
LogBegin=0
LogEnd=0
LogDebug=0
LogWarning=0
LogInfo=0
LogClass_INIT=0
LogClass_MISC=0
LogClass_SYSTEM=0
LogClass_FROBBING=0
LogClass_AI=0
LogClass_SOUND=0
LogClass_FUNCTION=0
LogClass_ENTITY=0
LogClass_INVENTORY=0
LogClass_LIGHT=0
LogClass_WEAPON=0
LogClass_MATH=0
LogClass_STIM_RESPONSE=0
LogClass_OBJECTIVES=0
LogClass_DIFFICULTY=0
LogClass_FRAME=0
LogClass_LOCKPICK=0
LogClass_CONVERSATION=0
LogClass_MAINMENU=0
LogClass_AAS=0
LogClass_STATE=0


#7 freyk

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Posted 28 January 2018 - 11:59 PM

First, please update your video drivers to the latest version. (to, at this moment version 390.65)
Then check if the problem still exists.

If so, could you post an application log for us?
First check if there is a darkmod-log-file in your tdm folder.
if so, open the file with notepad and copy its content to this topic in a spoiler-tag.
If not, please create one and please post its content in a spoiler-tag.
(See wiki article: Debuggin _TDM systemerrors)
Tip: use my tdm launcher to load TDM executable with the arguments)

And how about running tdm temporary, windowed and/or low sreen resolution?
see instruction in topic:
running-tdm-results-in-black-screen - entry406879
- edit -
Using tdm arguments: +set r_customHeight 600 +set r_customWidth 800 +set r_fullscreen 1
(or select the options in the tdm launcher)


We got also a wiki, with some solutions:
http://wiki.thedarkm...Troubleshooting
http://wiki.thedarkm...le=Installation

Edited by freyk, 29 January 2018 - 01:42 PM.


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Posted 29 January 2018 - 07:48 AM

grey screen on launch usually means the guis components out of the file tdm_gui01.pk4 haven't loaded as that's where the main menu gui files are.



#9 freyk

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 09:52 AM

If so, then run the tdm-updater (and click "continue"), apostrophe.
(because the updater checks the data for maingamedata-corruption. And if there corruption is detected, the updater downloads the original file)
 
I thought that gray screens are opengl loadingscreens, so an opengl video-issue-thingy.
-edit-
But as a test I renamed tdm_gui01.pk4 to something else (simulating incomplete download).
As result i got a black screen and a "invalid gui" error on top.

and if i remove some binary codelines of the zip (simulating data corruption), i get a black screen.
So i think still, its a video issue.


Edited by freyk, 30 January 2018 - 03:25 AM.


#10 apostrophe

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 06:59 PM

First, please update your video drivers to the latest version. (to, at this moment version 390.65)
Then check if the problem still exists.

If so, could you post an application log for us?
First check if there is a darkmod-log-file in your tdm folder.
if so, open the file with notepad and copy its content to this topic in a spoiler-tag.
If not, please create one and please post its content in a spoiler-tag.
(See wiki article: Debuggin _TDM systemerrors)
Tip: use my tdm launcher to load TDM executable with the arguments)

And how about running tdm temporary, windowed and/or low sreen resolution?
see instruction in topic:
running-tdm-results-in-black-screen - entry406879
- edit -
Using tdm arguments: +set r_customHeight 600 +set r_customWidth 800 +set r_fullscreen 1
(or select the options in the tdm launcher)


We got also a wiki, with some solutions:
http://wiki.thedarkm...Troubleshooting
http://wiki.thedarkm...le=Installation

 

With your launcher, put the +set r_customHeight 600 +set r_customWidth 800 +set r_fullscreen 1 

 

gray screen

 

this log appears:

Log created by TDM Launcher
INFO - currentfm.txt not found
Date - 20180129-21:46:52
 
RUN - .\TheDarkMod.exe +set r_customHeight 600 +set r_customWidth 800 +set r_fullscreen 1
Date - 20180129-21:46:52
Done.


#11 freyk

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Posted 30 January 2018 - 12:20 AM

Thanks.
Put the tdm launcher in your tdm folder, if you didnt.
And we dont need the output of the tdm launcher.

How about this arguments:
+gfxinfo +condump apostrophelog.txt +quit
And copy the content from apostrophelog.txt in this topic in a spoiler-tag.
These arguments starts tdm, create a text file and exit automaticly.
 
And what happens on your screen, using:
+set r_customHeight 600 +set r_customWidth 800 +set r_fullscreen 0

Edited by freyk, 30 January 2018 - 01:16 PM.


#12 apostrophe

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Posted 30 January 2018 - 06:42 PM

Err how do I put the spoiler tag?



#13 Destined

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Posted 31 January 2018 - 02:11 AM

put a [spoiler ] before and [/spoiler ] (without the last space between spoiler and brackets) after the message


Edited by Destined, 31 January 2018 - 02:12 AM.


#14 freyk

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Posted 31 January 2018 - 02:01 PM

And some other sollutions: steamcommunity forum - "Having issues like grey screen start up? Here's your fixes!"

#15 apostrophe

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Posted 02 February 2018 - 06:00 PM

Thanks.
Put the tdm launcher in your tdm folder, if you didnt.
And we dont need the output of the tdm launcher.

How about this arguments:
+gfxinfo +condump apostrophelog.txt +quit
And copy the content from apostrophelog.txt in this topic in a spoiler-tag.
These arguments starts tdm, create a text file and exit automaticly.
 
And what happens on your screen, using:
+set r_customHeight 600 +set r_customWidth 800 +set r_fullscreen 0

 

Spoiler
 
and success on the second argument!
 
Now what, do I have to press alt+enter every time to play it?


#16 apostrophe

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Posted 02 February 2018 - 06:23 PM

After this, the game launchs ok now. Thanks for the patience.






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