Blackscreen at a specific moment in Chapter IV SOLVED!
12.11.2013 @ 20:05 #1
When I take the boat from Lakeside to Black Tern Island so I can kill some drowners in Chapter IV, I get the first cutscene where Geralt is poling the boat. After that I get a black screen with audio playing. It doesn't seem to matter whether I let the first scene play out or Esc past it. I *can* go off to the other areas that have regular load screens. I have not had any issues with other cutscenes up to this point.
Things I have tried:
- reboot PC />
- checking for video drivers. were up to date
- validating the game files. 3 were redownloaded. This was one of the first things I tried (after drivers).
- game is patch 1.5
- run as admin (and open from witcher/system folder)
- setting lighting to low
- setting all graphics to low
- play in windowed mode
- set resolution to 1360x768 (16:9)
- start in compatibility mode XP/SP3
- use an older save game
- meditate for 24h
- autosave off
The game occasionally crashes anyway (first the map shows black, and then it stops at the first save), and I end up having to CTRL ALT DEL out and restart. But this is the first time it has consistently stopped at the exact same point, and where restarting the game didn't help. I'm at my wits' end and have tried every solution I can find online. Anybody have any more suggestions? I really want to keep going with the story.
13.11.2013 @ 00:33 #2
If all else fails you can try the backup copy from GOG using your steam key
Yes your steam saves will work fine with the GOG copy .
13.11.2013 @ 18:07 #3
Available OS Memory: 3064MB RAM
That? Is there a way to tell whether one is failing? Everything else (things like WoW, OpenOffice, various newer games, Spotify...) seems to run quite happily.
Free Space: 80.5 GB
Total Space: 417.6 GB
If it's only that island, maybe I can get away with skipping the quest. I think it's a sidequest (afraid to google due to spoilers haha)
14.11.2013 @ 00:22 #4
Memtest or the builtin memory tester in Windows . Whichever one you decide to use the test has to run with no errors of any kind . Any errors usually means a failing memory module .
Yes for starters it is a sidequest but you will definitely be visiting the island again with the same animation . So it would be best if we can figure out the black screen .
15.11.2013 @ 00:27 #6
24.11.2013 @ 21:42 #7
Nothing is intentionally overclocked. I wouldn't know how ^^ (although I'm learning a lot from trying your solutions). GPU-Z shows both default and current as 850MHz, so it looks like it wasn't factory overclocked. I hope I'm looking at the right thing
Also: I reloaded from an earlier point and went to the village (because not playing the game is a little frustrating!). Geralt won't go into the inn or Alina's house. He opens the door (door mouse icon shows up, I click, door animation shows it opening) but then stands still in front of a door-shaped black area. He can go off and do other things, but the door won't work. Not after a restart either. Not sure if this is a related load problem or not.
24.11.2013 @ 21:45 #8
I reloaded from an earlier point and went to the village. Geralt won't go into the inn or Alina's house. He opens the door (door mouse icon shows up, I click, door animation shows it opening) but then stands still in front of a door-shaped black area. He can go off and do other things, but the door won't work. Not after a restart either. Not sure if this is a related load problem or not. ›››
Can you send me the save in question ? email is in sig bar .
25.11.2013 @ 01:34 #10
25.11.2013 @ 14:52 #11
If you have a save, that would be great. I'd really like to actually finish the story I put a share on the Dropbox folder so I guess you could add yours there?
25.11.2013 @ 15:38 #12
After downloading just double click to unzip and ten place in your Documents>The Witcher>saves
25.11.2013 @ 19:02 #14