Summer Daze - Black Screen

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Summer Daze - Black Screen

Post by Rath Darkblade » Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:42 am

Well, now that I have finished GK2 ... I'm downloading it to try now! :) Will be back later to share my thoughts ... very excited! I'm as excited as pastry lover who thought the cat had done its business on his muffin but it turned out to be an extra-large blackberry. ;)

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Well, poot. :( I downloaded it, installed it, ran it ... and got a blank, black screen that didn't go anywhere. Nor could I alt+tab back to Windows and shut it down. So after waiting for two-three minutes with nothing happening, I did a hard reboot.

Of course I'm disappointed, but ... oh, well. *shrug* Things happen ...

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Post by MusicallyInspired » Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:26 am

That sucks. I haven't even tried the demo myself. Maybe leave a comment on the Kickstarter comments page and they can get you some tips?
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Post by Tawmis » Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:26 pm

Rath Darkblade wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:42 am
Well, now that I have finished GK2 ... I'm downloading it to try now! :) Will be back later to share my thoughts ... very excited! I'm as excited as pastry lover who thought the cat had done its business on his muffin but it turned out to be an extra-large blackberry. ;)
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Well, poot. :( I downloaded it, installed it, ran it ... and got a blank, black screen that didn't go anywhere. Nor could I alt+tab back to Windows and shut it down. So after waiting for two-three minutes with nothing happening, I did a hard reboot.
Of course I'm disappointed, but ... oh, well. *shrug* Things happen ...
If it happens, try Control Alt Delete - to bring up the Task Manager - see if that opens. Then force shut it down.

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Post by Rath Darkblade » Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:51 am

MusicallyInspired wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:26 am
That sucks. I haven't even tried the demo myself. Maybe leave a comment on the Kickstarter comments page and they can get you some tips?
Er, do you mean here, MI? It tells me that only backers may leave comments. What is a "backer"? :? Sorry, I'm new to Kickstarter, so I don't know.
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If it happens, try Control Alt Delete - to bring up the Task Manager - see if that opens. Then force shut it down.
Yeah, that's the first thing I tried. It doesn't do anything. :(

As I said, all I get is a blank screen. No splash screen - nothing. Even Ctrl+Alt+Del doesn't do anything. So I had no choice but to do a hard reset. :(

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Post by Rath Darkblade » Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:19 am

Hmm. I don't know how to email them, and I don't use Discord. Where would I find their email? I looked on their website and can't find it.

Yes, I certainly do own Rogue. I like it very much, and I never had any trouble playing it. (I got it through Steam - maybe that's why?)

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Post by MusicallyInspired » Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:22 am

There's a Contact Us email web form on their website. www.hero-u.com at the very bottom of the page.
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Post by Rath Darkblade » Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:04 pm

Thanks, MI. I just tried Summer Daze again and nothing happened, so I sent Lori and Corey a message on their website. Hopefully I get a reply ... fingers crossed. :)

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Post by Tawmis » Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:47 pm

Moved this into it's own thread - in the event a solution is found - it will be an easy way to find the thread again (with the new subject header) for anyone else who might have a similar issue.

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Post by Rath Darkblade » Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:59 am

Thanks, Tawm. :) So far, the Coles simply asked me for my system info because they've never encountered this situation before. I supplied it. Fingers crossed.

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Post by Tawmis » Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:18 am

Out of curiosity; have you updated the graphic card drivers?

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Post by MusicallyInspired » Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:22 pm

Always something worth trying when a game doesn't work.
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Re: Summer Daze - Black Screen

Post by Rath Darkblade » Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:34 am

Hmm ... I checked, and Device Manager tells me that my graphics drivers are up-to-date. (Besides, I can run a game as graphically complex as Skyrim, so Summer Daze shouldn't be a problem...) ;)

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Post by MusicallyInspired » Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:40 am

It's got nothing to do with graphic complexity. Summer Daze is a newer game than Skyrim.
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Post by Tawmis » Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:47 pm

Rath Darkblade wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:34 am
Hmm ... I checked, and Device Manager tells me that my graphics drivers are up-to-date. (Besides, I can run a game as graphically complex as Skyrim, so Summer Daze shouldn't be a problem...) ;)
Do not trust your Windows Device Manager.

Go into the properties of your drivers. See what version/date it shows.

Then go to the manufacturer's site - and search for your type of drivers on the site and see if there's a newer one available for download.

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Post by Rath Darkblade » Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:46 am

Ah! It's been far too long since I updated my drivers myself, but now that I tried doing it again, I found there was nothing to it. :)

Yes, I found that my graphics driver was last installed in 2016 (and was about 2 years out of date - the most recent driver for my card is from 2018). Downloading now, will install.

Incidentally, if my driver is so out-of-date, why was Windows Device Manager telling me that my card was all right? False positives like that are worrying ...

********UPDATE*********

Welp, there goes a frustrating hour. I updated my drivers, restarted my computer, re-downloaded the demo, unzipped it, ran it, and .......... nothing, nada, zip, zip-ola, scratch. Just a black screen, and no way back to Win-doze except doing a(nother) hard reboot. :(

Oh, well ...

I was surprised, though, that after opening the zip file, it allowed me to place the game files anywhere I wanted. (I created a "Demo" folder under the default "Downloads" folder, just to make it easy to find the files again). I thought that, perhaps, there would be an installer of some kind? *shrug*

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