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I had tried deleting the "doomconfig.cfg" file alone but I still encountered the Black Screen problem and not until I deleted both the "doomconfig.cfg" file and the "gamex86.dll" file did I have any success in getting rid of the Black Screen problem.

 

I realize a new "gamex86.dll" file is created each time the game is launched. I'm assuming that the first "gamex86.dll" is somehow corrupted after the first launch and that's why it needs to be deleted so a new and clean "gamex86.dll" can be used on subsequent launches.

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Then the gamex86.dll must have been coming from somewhere else, because there is only one source for that file, which is tdm_game01.pk4. The other ones are contained in the game*pk4 files in D3's "base" folder, and it would be very surprising if those were ending up in your darkmod/ folder.

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That's the way it works? Because I can go to my darkmod 1.0 install, overwrite doom3/darkmod/gamex86 with any bogus dll, and TDM 1.0 doesn't even flinch. Tdm_game01 doesn't extract on top of it at startup: it's as if it isn't even being unzipped. If there isn't ANY gamex86.dll in the darkmod directory, THEN it extracts itself.

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I have identified my brand of the black screen problem. Basically, after having gone through the briefings of an appearingly randomly selected number of fms, it gives me a dialogue box saying that the map files cant be found. Which would indicate a problem with the download.

 

I later found out that the problem was caused by me having put spaces between fm names with multiple words when downloading them (i.e. sons of baltona.pk4). Writing sons_of_baltona.pk4 or sonsofbaltona.pk4 completely got rid of the problem.

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