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Post by occey on Thu 20 Jun 2013, 06:11

Hi I'm new here, and certainly not tech savvy. I know there have been threads that talk about a black screen, but what I've read they are at least getting a bit of the intro, music, and so on. Mine, however, just simply goes black with the loading cursor and will sit there for about two minutes. I know for sure I have downloaded everything correctly and all of my drivers are up to date. My game was working fabulously two days ago, then I got the patch. 

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Black screen. No sound, intro, etc. Happened after the patch download. Everything is done correctly and all of my drivers are up to date.


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Re: Black Screen? UGH!

Post by invalidusername on Thu 20 Jun 2013, 06:34

Are you saying you updated to the most recent patch? If so, that's what's causing this problem, and there's no way to fix it other than uninstalling. However, it should only be a couple days before the crack is updated to play with this patch.
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Re: Black Screen? UGH!

Post by occey on Thu 20 Jun 2013, 06:47

invalidusername wrote:Are you saying you updated to the most recent patch? If so, that's what's causing this problem, and there's no way to fix it other than uninstalling. However, it should only be a couple days before the crack is updated to play with this patch.

i have figured that was going to be one of the problems. thank you!
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Post by Fields on Thu 20 Jun 2013, 11:05

Glad you are all fixed up thanks for letting us know
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Post by invalidusername on Thu 20 Jun 2013, 18:00

I'll leave this topic open until we can confirm that the update is the only thing causing this. Smile
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Post by 0DanKai9 on Sun 23 Jun 2013, 00:11

I am having that problem also, I thought it was just because i accidentally updated to 1.55 but then i updated the crack and everything but im still having the same problem...any ideas on what to do?
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Post by theperksofbeingclassy on Sun 23 Jun 2013, 01:40

I have a question about uninstalling it. Will you only have to uninstall the base game or all of the games?

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Post by Just Me on Sun 23 Jun 2013, 17:22

0DanKai9 wrote:I am having that problem also, I thought it was just because i accidentally updated to 1.55 but then i updated the crack and everything but im still having the same problem...any ideas on what to do?

I have the same problem too. Can anyone help?
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Re: Black Screen? UGH!

Post by Shamrock on Sun 23 Jun 2013, 17:27

Are you sure your game is 1.55 and you correctly applied the Ultimate Fix?

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Re: Black Screen? UGH!

Post by StayInspired on Mon 24 Jun 2013, 02:17

bump.

Helper edit: I suggest you open a separate topic for your problem(s). Wink

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Re: Black Screen? UGH!

Post by occey on Mon 24 Jun 2013, 03:36

Shamrock wrote:Are you sure your game is 1.55 and you correctly applied the Ultimate Fix?

If this was a question for me.
I've never had a problem with updating patches before since I own the base game and another expansion. So using the Ultimate Fix has never crossed my mind
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Re: Black Screen? UGH!

Post by Shamrock on Mon 24 Jun 2013, 10:55

No, it was for other people asking questions in a thread which is not their own. Which is why we usually prefer starting a new one.
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