HP DV9580us Black Screen need help!!!!!
Installed Bioschock with no problems started the game get to the plane scene all looks good. Game starts to load then i just get the black screen of death. im running a core due 2.0mhz with a 8600m GS 256mb nvidia graphics card with 2 gig ram so whats up. gone to short cut and right click and even changed compatiabilty but that doesnt even work. Can some help here would like to play this game on my laptop also already looked for driver updates all up to date. HELP
can you supply a bit more detail on your system, the dates and versions of your driver for your sound and display cards as well as the operating system you are using would help us to solve your problem.
Ok here are the specs. windows vista ultimate 64bit, sound card realtek HD Audio driver 126.96.36.19984, Video Card Nvidia GoForce 8600M GS 256MB dedicated Driver 188.8.131.52, 2g ram, Centrino Duo Processor 2.0MHZ.going to try to update driver at evga website think thats the problem will get back but any other advice would help...
just updated to new driver for graphics card with no luck. thought that might of been the problem even gone into setup and turned down the setting for the game put still cant get past the plane crashing still get black screen of death.
I had the game running on my HP DV9590. Upgrade the drivers to version 184.108.40.20644. I think this was the version I used. Find the driver pack and download it and use the installer that comes with the driver pack so that you do not get the Windows cannot find an updated driver message.
Then try the following as well.
Within the default.ini file search for the line win.drv
Under the win.drv section there will be
options to set the full screen width and full
screen height. Set these to match your desktop
This cured the crash at the bioshock logo for me.
go into the start menu of vista then games, from here right click on the bioshock logo and choose play dx9 then when the game starts go into the graphic options and turn off the high detail shader.
Thanks for the info games plays in DX9 mode and also changed my screen size to laptop res. thanks guys. I hope those companys with this 8600m GS cards can play dx10 games becuase it sucks to pay that much for a dx9 card. just big disapointment.
Can on top of your video driver and when you update next you may be able to change the options back.