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I fixed my id+black screen* removing from darkmod/fms the folder of the mission I failed to correctly install and the most recent modified files in the darkmod folder (currentfm, gamex86.dll, doomconfig.cfg, tdmlauncher.log).

*caused by my closing the darkmod with alt+f4 when the screen was apparently unresponsive.

 

While I doubt the log file matter, maybe the currentfm can be a problem too?

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Can you post the changes that occur between the DoomConfig.cfg where your screen is pitch black, and the default one? (Since it looks like you're on Linux, a unified diff (use diff -u) would be grand. :))

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Can you post the changes that occur between the DoomConfig.cfg where your screen is pitch black, and the default one? (Since it looks like you're on Linux, a unified diff (use diff -u) would be grand. :))

 

here it is:

--- /home/un/.doom3/darkmod/DoomConfig.cfg	2009-12-15 09:32:31.000000000 +0100
+++ /opt/doom3/darkmod/DoomConfig.cfg	2009-12-14 20:32:22.000000000 +0100
@@ -3,6 +3,7 @@
bind "ESCAPE" "togglemenu"
bind "SPACE" "_moveup"
bind "-" "_impulse50"
+bind "`" "_impulse0"
bind "1" "_impulse1"
bind "2" "_impulse2"
bind "3" "_impulse3"
@@ -16,7 +17,6 @@
bind "[" "_impulse48"
bind "\" "_mlook"
bind "]" "_impulse47"
-bind "`" "_impulse0"
bind "a" "_moveleft"
bind "c" "_impulse24"
bind "d" "_moveright"
@@ -53,63 +53,31 @@
bind "MOUSE3" "_zoom"
bind "MWHEELDOWN" "_impulse14"
bind "MWHEELUP" "_impulse15"
-seta com_product_lang_ext "1"
-seta sv_punkbuster "0"
-seta cl_punkbuster "0"
-seta com_videoRam "1024"
-seta com_showFPS "0"
-seta com_purgeAll "0"
-seta com_machineSpec "3"
-seta com_preloadDemos "0"
-seta com_compressDemos "1"
-seta m_strafeSmooth "4"
-seta m_smooth "1"
-seta m_strafeScale "6.25"
-seta m_yaw "0.022"
-seta m_pitch "0.022"
-seta sensitivity "5"
-seta in_toggleZoom "0"
-seta in_toggleCrouch "1"
-seta in_toggleRun "0"
-seta in_alwaysRun "0"
-seta in_freeLook "1"
-seta in_anglespeedkey "1.5"
-seta in_pitchspeed "140"
-seta in_yawspeed "140"
-seta gui_configServerRate "0"
-seta com_guid "xQLa/N3LHks"
-seta net_clientDownload "1"
-seta net_master4 ""
-seta net_master3 ""
-seta net_master2 ""
-seta net_master1 ""
-seta net_clientMaxRate "16000"
-seta net_serverMaxClientRate "16000"
-seta gui_filter_game "0"
-seta gui_filter_idle "0"
-seta gui_filter_gameType "0"
-seta gui_filter_players "0"
-seta gui_filter_password "0"
-seta image_downSizeLimit "512"
-seta image_ignoreHighQuality "0"
-seta image_downSizeBumpLimit "256"
-seta image_downSizeSpecularLimit "64"
-seta image_downSizeBump "0"
-seta image_downSizeSpecular "0"
-seta image_useCache "0"
-seta image_cacheMegs "20"
-seta image_cacheMinK "2048"
-seta image_usePrecompressedTextures "0"
-seta image_useNormalCompression "0"
-seta image_useAllFormats "1"
-seta image_useCompression "0"
-seta image_preload "1"
-seta image_roundDown "1"
-seta image_forceDownSize "0"
-seta image_downSize "0"
-seta image_lodbias "0"
-seta image_anisotropy "8"
-seta image_filter "GL_LINEAR_MIPMAP_LINEAR"
+seta radiant_entityMode "0"
+seta gui_mediumFontLimit "0.3"
+seta gui_smallFontLimit "0.15"
+seta net_socksPassword ""
+seta net_socksUsername ""
+seta net_socksPort "1080"
+seta net_socksServer ""
+seta net_socksEnabled "0"
+seta win_ypos "20"
+seta win_xpos "20"
+seta sys_lang "english"
+seta s_decompressionLimit "6"
+seta s_useEAXReverb "0"
+seta s_useOpenAL "0"
+seta s_libOpenAL "openal32.dll"
+seta s_numberOfSpeakers "2"
+seta s_doorDistanceAdd "450"
+seta s_globalFraction "0.8"
+seta s_subFraction "0.75"
+seta s_playDefaultSound "1"
+seta s_volume_dB "0"
+seta s_meterTopTime "2000"
+seta s_reverse "0"
+seta s_spatializationDecay "2"
+seta s_maxSoundsPerShader "0"
seta r_debugArrowStep "0"
seta r_debugLineWidth "1"
seta r_debugLineDepthTest "0"
@@ -130,27 +98,63 @@
seta r_fullscreen "1"
seta r_mode "5"
seta r_multiSamples "0"
-seta gui_mediumFontLimit "0.3"
-seta gui_smallFontLimit "0.15"
-seta s_libOpenAL "openal32.dll"
-seta s_numberOfSpeakers "6"
-seta s_doorDistanceAdd "450"
-seta s_globalFraction "0.8"
-seta s_subFraction "0.75"
-seta s_playDefaultSound "1"
-seta s_volume_dB "0"
-seta s_meterTopTime "2000"
-seta s_reverse "0"
-seta s_spatializationDecay "2"
-seta s_maxSoundsPerShader "0"
-seta sys_lang "english"
-seta sys_videoRam "0"
-seta in_dgamouse "1"
-seta in_mouse "1"
-seta s_dsp "/dev/dsp"
-seta s_driver "best"
-seta s_alsa_lib "libasound.so.2"
-seta s_alsa_pcm "default"
+seta image_downSizeLimit "512"
+seta image_ignoreHighQuality "0"
+seta image_downSizeBumpLimit "512"
+seta image_downSizeSpecularLimit "128"
+seta image_downSizeBump "0"
+seta image_downSizeSpecular "0"
+seta image_useCache "0"
+seta image_cacheMegs "20"
+seta image_cacheMinK "2048"
+seta image_usePrecompressedTextures "1"
+seta image_useNormalCompression "2"
+seta image_useAllFormats "1"
+seta image_useCompression "1"
+seta image_preload "1"
+seta image_roundDown "1"
+seta image_forceDownSize "0"
+seta image_downSize "0"
+seta image_lodbias "0"
+seta image_anisotropy "1"
+seta image_filter "GL_LINEAR_MIPMAP_LINEAR"
+seta gui_filter_game "0"
+seta gui_filter_idle "0"
+seta gui_filter_gameType "0"
+seta gui_filter_players "0"
+seta gui_filter_password "0"
+seta net_clientDownload "1"
+seta net_master4 ""
+seta net_master3 ""
+seta net_master2 ""
+seta net_master1 ""
+seta net_clientMaxRate "16000"
+seta net_serverMaxClientRate "16000"
+seta m_strafeSmooth "4"
+seta m_smooth "1"
+seta m_strafeScale "6.25"
+seta m_yaw "0.022"
+seta m_pitch "0.022"
+seta sensitivity "5"
+seta in_toggleZoom "0"
+seta in_toggleCrouch "1"
+seta in_toggleRun "0"
+seta in_alwaysRun "0"
+seta in_freeLook "1"
+seta in_anglespeedkey "1.5"
+seta in_pitchspeed "140"
+seta in_yawspeed "140"
+seta gui_configServerRate "0"
+seta com_guid "Q6PE53A3gQQ"
+seta com_preloadDemos "0"
+seta com_compressDemos "1"
+seta com_product_lang_ext "1"
+seta sv_punkbuster "0"
+seta cl_punkbuster "0"
+seta com_videoRam "64"
+seta com_showFPS "0"
+seta com_purgeAll "0"
+seta com_machineSpec "2"
seta g_decals "1"
seta g_projectileLights "1"
seta g_doubleVision "1"
@@ -255,106 +259,4 @@
seta tdm_fm_sync_config_files "1"
seta tdm_default_relations_def "atdm:team_relations_default"
seta tdm_wideScreenMode "4"
-seta tdm_interaction_vfp_type "1"
-seta darkradiant_rcfserver_enable "0"
-seta tdm_s_maxSoundsPerShader "0"
-seta pm_rope_snd_rep_dist "32"
-seta pm_min_stepsound_interval "200"
-seta pm_stepvol_crouch_creep "-7"
-seta pm_stepvol_crouch_run "4"
-seta pm_stepvol_crouch_walk "-2"
-seta pm_stepvol_creep "-5"
-seta pm_stepvol_run "8"
-seta pm_stepvol_walk "0"
-seta tdm_underwater_blur "3"
-seta tdm_rope_pull_force_factor "140"
-seta tdm_inv_loot_sound "frob_loot"
-seta tdm_hud_opacity "0.7"
-seta tdm_throw_max_vel "900"
-seta tdm_throw_time "1200"
-seta tdm_throw_max "3500"
-seta tdm_throw_min "600"
-seta tdm_drag_encumber_max "0.4"
-seta tdm_drag_encumber_maxmass "55"
-seta tdm_drag_encumber_minmass "10"
-seta tdm_drag_jump_masslimit "20"
-seta tdm_drag_af_free "0"
-seta tdm_drag_af_ground_timer "800"
-seta tdm_drag_damping_af "0.4"
-seta tdm_drag_damping "0.0"
-seta tdm_drag_stuck_dist "38.0"
-seta tdm_drag_force_max "100000"
-seta tdm_drag_limit_force "1"
-seta tdm_frob_fadetime "100"
-seta tdm_frob_width "10.0"
-seta pm_lean_door_bounds_exp "8.0"
-seta pm_lean_door_max "40"
-seta pm_lean_door_increments "10"
-seta pm_lean_to_valid_increments "25"
-seta pm_lean_forward_stretch "15"
-seta pm_lean_forward_height "0.4"
-seta pm_lean_forward_time "400.0"
-seta pm_lean_forward_angle "2"
-seta pm_lean_stretch "2"
-seta pm_lean_height "0.4"
-seta pm_lean_time "400.0"
-seta pm_lean_angle "15.0"
-seta pm_mantle_minflatness "0.707"
-seta pm_mantle_height "0.2"
-seta pm_mantle_reach "0.5"
-seta pm_weightmod "1"
-seta pm_push_max_mass "200"
-seta pm_push_heavy_threshold "0.15"
-seta pm_push_accel_time "1000"
-seta pm_push_start_delay "1000"
-seta pm_push_maximpulse "300"
-seta pm_pushmod "0.15"
-seta pm_max_swimspeed_mod "1.4"
-seta pm_crouchmod "0.54"
-seta pm_creepmod "0.44"
-seta pm_runmod "2.12"
-seta tdm_force_savegame_load "0"
-seta tdm_mainmenu_confirmquit "1"
-seta tdm_debug_aastype "aas32"
-seta tdm_show_trainer_messages "1"
-seta tdm_ai_show_aasfuncobstacle_state "0"
-seta tdm_ai_opt_update_enemypos_interleave "48"
-seta tdm_ai_opt_interleavethinkframes "0"
-seta tdm_ai_opt_interleavethinkskipPVS "0"
-seta tdm_ai_opt_interleavethinkmaxdist "0"
-seta tdm_ai_opt_interleavethinkmindist "0"
-seta tdm_ai_visdist_show "0.0"
-seta tdm_ai_search_show "0.0"
-seta tdm_showko "0"
-seta tdm_showsprop_radius "0"
-seta tdm_showsprop "0"
-seta tdm_spr_debug "0"
-seta tdm_sndprop_disable "0"
-seta tdm_ai_acuity_susp "1.2"
-seta tdm_ai_acuity_L5 "1.5"
-seta tdm_ai_acuity_L4 "1.3"
-seta tdm_ai_acuity_L3 "1.1"
-seta tdm_ai_show_conversationstate "0"
-seta tdm_ai_show_enemy_visibility "0"
-seta tdm_ai_sight_scale "1000.0"
-seta tdm_ai_sight_thresh "1.0"
-seta tdm_ai_showelevator "0"
-seta tdm_ai_showdoor "0"
-seta tdm_ai_debug_blocked "0"
-seta tdm_ai_showAASarea "0"
-seta tdm_ai_showgoalpos "0"
-seta tdm_ai_showdest "0"
-seta tdm_ai_showalert "0"
-seta tdm_ai_showtasks "0"
-seta tdm_ai_showanimstate "0"
-seta tdm_ai_showko "0"
-seta tdm_ai_showfov "0"
-seta tdm_ai_debug "0"
-seta tdm_ai_bumpobject_impulse "1500"
-seta tdm_ai_tact "20.0"
-seta tdm_ai_sightmin "11.0"
-seta tdm_ai_sightmax "60.0"
-seta tdm_ai_sight_mag "1.0"
-seta tdm_ai_sight_prob "0.7"
-seta tdm_ai_showbark "0"
-seta tdm_ai_sndvol "0.0"
+seta tdm_interaction_vfp_type "1"
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It doesn't appear that I'm going to get an answer from the Dark Mod team which is odd since this problem seems too large to ignore.

 

How about this, does anyone know how to fix the black screen problem? I've tried the above suggestions but they didn't work for me. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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It would be more helpful if you told us exactly what the problem is and what you've already tried.

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Well, you havent really told us what you have tried...

 

Its a bit hard to fix issues or give answers if we dont know more than the symptom.

 

Did you have doom3 installed before TDM?

Do you have the correct patch?

Have you tried cleaning the configs as mentioned in previous posts?

If you reinstall everything, does the problem occur on first launch?

Can you find any logs? Anything interesting in them?

 

Aaaaand beaten by Springheel :P

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I apologize; I thought I was clear about the problems that I'm experiencing. I'm experiencing the exact same thing that Premier described in the first post of this thread.

 

And as for what I've tried to do to fix the problem; I've tried everything that has been listed in this tread.

 

Serpentine: Yes I had Doom 3 installed before TDM. I do have the correct patch installed (I've double checked and verified). Yes I have tried cleaning the configs that have been mentioned in the previous posts. Yes the problem occurs on the first launch (The same way Premier described in his post). Yes I found the logs and no they don't seem to contain anything interesting though I'm not sure I know what you mean.

 

In addition, I've deleted and installed Doom 3 and TDM a couple of times which didn't fix the problem. Question; Which of the solutions listed in this thread is best or what do you think would be the best way to fix this problem?

 

Thank you.

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Which of the solutions listed in this thread is best or what do you think would be the best way to fix this problem?

 

I thought you tried all of the solutions listed in this thread?

 

The ideas listed here are our best efforts to solve this problem. It's not like we have ideas that we're just holding back. If you're not going to give us any new information, how are we going to come up with ideas that are more helpful than what is already here?

 

Do you have any other D3 mods installed, like RoE?

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As I have previously stated, yes I have tried all of the solutions that have been listed in this thread and they haven't worked but I'd be willing to retry the one you guys think i best and should fix the problem in the event that I someone missed something.

 

I would be more than willing to give you new or more information but I don't have anything to add that hasn't already been listed in this thread. I'm experiencing the exact same symptoms as Premier described in his initial post.

 

Yes I have installed another Mod to Doom 3. I installed Shamblers Castle and it works fine.

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Thanks Myagi for the suggestion. Were you also experiencing the Black Screen bug and did this fix your problem?

 

It seems like there are a lot of people experiencing this same Black Screen problem. There is a lot of speculation and a bunch of different ideas but does anyone have a definitive solution to this problem?

 

Again, we all seem to be describing the exact same problem so it seems fair to think that there should just be one solution to this problem.

 

I've tried the solutions listed in this thread but haven't been able to get TDM running. I might have missed something so is there one solution listed here that really should work?

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Again, we all seem to be describing the exact same problem so it seems fair to think that there should just be one solution to this problem.

 

It's obviously not the same problem, as different solutions have worked for different people.

 

Yes I have installed another Mod to Doom 3. I installed Shamblers Castle and it works fine.

 

Have you tried running TDM without any other D3 mods installed? Some people have reported odd conflicts when they have other mods installed.

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I disagree, I think it is the same problem. Just because people are finding different solutions to the problem it doesn't mean that it's not just one problem with a few different solutions to fix that one problem. I do research for a living and I often find there can be numerous ways to a problem but usually there is an easy way to fix the problem and many hard ways to fix the same problem.

 

Yes, I have run TDM without any other Doom 3 Mods installed and still had the same Black Screen problem. I also completely uninstalled Doom 3, patched it, and installed TDM but I still got the Black Screen.

 

Why don't you just tell me what you think is the best solution to this problem? Of all the solutions posted in this thread which one seems like the best solution? I assume with your knowledge you can easily weed out the good ideas from the bad.

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Why don't you just tell me what you think is the best solution to this problem? Of all the solutions posted in this thread which one seems like the best solution?

 

The best solution is the one that works. :rolleyes:

 

Seriously, I don't understand your question. You said you've already tried all the solutions presented in this thread and none of them worked for you. What difference does it make which one we think is "best" (assuming it were even possible to determine that)?

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I also solved this problem this way:

 

- started the game.

- started the game again, now it is pitch black. I used the console to quit.

- copied the default DoomConfig.cfg into .doom3/darkmod directory.

- started the game again, now it works fine.

 

Maybe it deserve a note in the FAQ?

No other suggestions, but this is what got mine to work yesterday (exact same problem as the OP).
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Thank you HiddenCoast. I will try this one.

 

Springheel, I really don't know why you struggled with my question. I just wanted you to tell me what you thought was the best way to solve the Black Screen problem. It seems like a simple request. If you didn't have a suggestion then I wanted you to tell me what post from this thread seemed like the best solution again, seems like a simple request. It's true I said I have tried the suggestions in this thread but I also said that I would be more than happy to repeat a suggestion that looked promising to an expert such as yourself in the event that I didn't correctly follow the instructions the first time. I just wanted some Dark Team Mod advice.

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We're not experts on this particular problem. We don't know what causes it, so we can't know what the most likely solution is. Sorry. :( Trust me when I say that if we could help, then we would.

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Thanks Myagi for the suggestion. Were you also experiencing the Black Screen bug and did this fix your problem?

 

 

Sorry, I didn't have any issues like that. Probably just occupational disease ;) when hunting weird issues, try everything (remotely) related. I don't know if windowed does help, but I noticed that it hadn't been mentioned before so I just thought I'd mention it. On the off chance that it works, it would be piece in the puzzle that may or may not help in finding the root of the problem.

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I was finally able to fix my Black Screen problem. I had tried all the solutions listed in this thread but I still wasn't able to get TDM to work without the dreaded Black Screen so I decided to improvise and combine a couple of things that other people had found successful.

 

This is exactly what I did:

 

I renamed my Doom 3 directory to Doom3.

 

Installed the torrent version of TDM and installed the 1.3.1.1304 patch.

 

Launched TDM but didn't install the training mission nor any other mission instead I went directly into the "Settings" and changed my video settings. I then quit the game completely and then relaunched TDM and that's when I encountered the Black Screen so I quit the game (Alt+F4).

 

I then went into my darkmod folder and deleted the "gamex86.dll" file and the "doomconfig.cfg" file.

 

Launched TDM again and it worked fine.

 

Note: I'm not sure if renaming my Doom 3 directory to Doom3 really helped but I noticed that someone else had tried this and I noticed that some of the documentation referenced Doom3 not Doom 3. Additionally, I didn't install the training mission or any other mission because on a previous attempt to fix the Black Screen problem I had installed the training mission to initiate the Black Screen and then I ended up having to delete the training mission and any files associated with that mission in order to get TDM to work. I just found it was simpler to initiate the Black Screen by going directly into the "Settings" and making some video changes. I'd hazard a guess that you could fix the Black Screen problem by just going in and deleting the "gamex86.dll" file and the "doomconfig.cfg" file from your darkmod folder but I'm too tired of messing around with this thing to test out that theory.

 

I hope this information is helpful to someone.

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The gamex86.dll will be created at every startup, it's extracted from the tdm_game01.pk4 each time - I doubt the DLL will cause that for you, in fact it's required to be there otherwise the mod code won't even be loaded. However, the DoomConfig.cfg is much more likely to be the cause, as all the image_* CVARs are defined in there.

 

I guess it's too late now, but comparing the bogus DoomConfig.cfg and the one that's working now should have revealed what exact setting was causing troubles for you.

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