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.
I know my brother-in-law would enjoy it as well
We have now tried the store bought disk and downloading it from Steam with no luck.
We also tried this game with an ATI 4850 card with the same results.
While you get the black screen, do you have the background music playing?
Or is it completely frozen?
What are the rest of the machine specs?
No sounds in the background, Completely frozen computer as far as we can tell
Dell XPS 430
Processor Intel® Core™2 Quad 2.5GHz
System Bus 1333MHz
System Memory 6GB PC3-8500 DDR3
Hard Drive Serial ATA (7200 rpm)Hard Drive Size
Graphics ATI RADEON HD 3650 256MB (dedicated)
Audio High-definition audio (7.1-channel support)
Network Card Built-in 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN
Recordable DVD Drive DVD±RW/CD-RW Recordable DVD Drive Speeds 16x8x16 DVD+RW; 16x6x16 DVD-RW; 48x4x48 CD-RW
Digital Media Reader or Slots
Yes, digital media card reader
Total Expansion Slots
2 PCI, 1 PCI-E x1, 1 PCI-E x8, 2 PCI-E x16
USB 2.0 Ports 12 (2 front, 5 rear, 5 internal)
OS Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit with SP1
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.
Anybody have a solution to this?
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.
Is it possbile to run this from a virtual disc?
Are you both using Vista 64?
I'm using Vista 32 home premium with no problem and I was using XP before also without problems.
This sound to me like a driver problem, I have often read here that other people tell that the SOUND drivers were the problem for their freezes.
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.
Thanks for the tip.
Funny now stops on the "loading" screen. I have perfect sound in the back, but do not see the game, it's a black screen.
If I run this game in compatibility mode for XP SP2 it will not see the DVD drive somehow.
Running out of options, I might just go back to windows XP, I like this game and want to play it.
This is a real head scratcher.
It still seem like a driver problem.
Have you checked ATI forums? It might be that your particular card has issues with Vegas2 that have not been addressed in the latest drivers yet.
Have you tried contacting UBI support? I know a lot of people here have said UBI is no help, but in my experience, UBI support has come through for me in the past.