My brother-in-laws computer, works with everything including 3 other games (vegas1, lego batman, Fallout 3).
With Vegas 2 however he gets a black screen after the screen where the outline guys are walking and the game is loading. He should get the splash screen and the message "hit any key" but his stays black and you have to hard reboot in order to do anything.
64 bit vista, core 2 quad, 6 gigs of ram, ATI 3650 video card.
I would think this is a driver issue but it looks as though we have the current video drivers (works with 3 other games, including vegas 1) and the latest game patches.
Any idea would be appreciated. I have the game on my system and enjoy playing online with another friend that has it on his.
Hey, I have a similar system and just started having the same problems.
I have played it a long time with no problems, one day I come home and the game stutters and lags like crazy.
The main thing I see before the slow performance or just the black screen is the warning message "online play can be different, or something like that" goes to bright white, and than when it starts dimming it basically blacks the screen and freezes the game to a "not responding" state.
Even a full re-install of windows and the game has not fixed this. I am really thinking it is the DVD player now, but if I use the NO-CD exe it does the same thing.
I just figured out that the game is using one of my cpu for 100% and get a "not responding" in the taskmanager. Today I did hear the sound and when I hit a key i did hear it go to the next screen. It remains black though?
Looked at the video card drivers and they are from 5/30, so the newest drivers are loaded. I might try some other drivers.
I'm downloading the newest audio drivers now and will report back if it worked.
I have ran a videocard test with Performance Test 7.0 and it seems that the 3d complex test will not run, while all other tests run fine. I cannot pinpoint exactly what this tests is trying to use though.