Black screen on startup

I have black screen on startup with cursor stylized in RA.

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fist
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Black screen on startup

Post by fist » Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:46 pm

Hello to all. I have black screen on startup with cursor stylized in RA. No settings file in document directory, all logs is empty. Directx, netframewor and vcr is installed. Antivirus is off. Open gl 3.1 installed. One person in another topic https://github.com/OpenRA/OpenRA/issues/13479tell that he is just update drivers for graphics card. My graphics controller is intel mobile 45 express, and last driver is at 2010 year, support is over.
Can anyone give me advise, what i can do in this situation ?


All information wich existed after launch.


4 ms LoadMaps
SpriteFonts
14 ms | PrecacheColor common|FreeSans.ttf 10px White
3 ms | PrecacheColor common|FreeSansBold.ttf 10px White
3 ms | PrecacheColor common|FreeSans.ttf 14px White
3 ms | PrecacheColor common|FreeSansBold.ttf 14px White
4 ms | PrecacheColor common|FreeSansBold.ttf 18px White
5 ms | PrecacheColor common|FreeSansBold.ttf 24px White
62 ms --------------------------------------------------


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I tried ra-release-20180307 and now i have sound. No errors in logs. settings file created. I change graphics settings like:

Graphics:
Mode: Windowed
WindowedSize: 640,480

DisableWindowsDPIScaling: True

DisableWindowsRenderThread: True

and anyway i have black screen...
tried to launch latest release and i see that existed settings applied to it, but again black screen. Help me please somebody ?

upd.

information from Opengl viewer
Core features
v1.1 (100 % - 7/7)
v1.2 (100 % - 8/8)
v1.3 (100 % - 9/9)
v1.4 (100 % - 15/15)
v1.5 (100 % - 3/3)
v2.0 (100 % - 10/10)
v2.1 (100 % - 3/3)
v3.0 (73 % - 17/23)
v3.1 (25 % - 2/8)

i cant play this game do I ? :'(

upd.
I try it with mesa3d and it work, but 5 fps, processor do all work. So its really sad. Maybe this information will be usefull for someone...

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Ronald
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Re: Black screen on startup

Post by Ronald » Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:30 pm

fist wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:46 pm
Hello to all. I have black screen on startup with cursor stylized in RA.
A - Is it possible to upload a screenshot / printscreen of this "black screen"
fist wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:46 pm
No settings file in document directory, all logs is empty.
Directx, netframewor and vcr is installed.
Antivirus is off. Open gl 3.1 installed.
B - Which version of DirectX do you have?
fist wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:46 pm
My graphics controller is intel mobile 45 express, and last driver is at 2010 year, support is over.
C - This could be A cause (not the cause)
fist wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:46 pm
Can anyone give me advise, what i can do in this situation ?
Here are a few tips to get started:
D - Some more technical details can be helpful, for example:
You can use this tool to find out what type of CPU hardware your computer has:
- https://cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html

E - Use this tool to find out hardware details on your GPU (Graphics card):
- https://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/
fist wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:46 pm
All information which existed after launch.
F - Where exactly does this information exist? Screen, logfiles, else?
fist wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:46 pm
tried to launch latest release and i see that existed settings applied to it, but again black screen.
G - What OpenRA version number are you talking about? ("the latest" is not an exact number)
H - On which operating system are you running OpenRA?
fist wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:46 pm
I cant play this game do I ? :'(
I - It is to early to jump to this conclusion(yet)
fist wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:46 pm
I try it with mesa3d and it work, but 5 fps, processor do all work.
J - Mesa as in https://mesa3d.org/ or some other "mesa"?
fist wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:46 pm
So its really sad. Maybe this information will be useful for someone...
K - Look above, Others need more technical data in order to understand what is going on on your system.

M - Does your Operating System has any (application level) error logs?

N - If yes: What kind of error-messages are written to them after OpenRA crashed?

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Graion Dilach
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Re: Black screen on startup

Post by Graion Dilach » Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:46 pm

Ronald, DirectX has nothing to do with this game and IIRC the DirectX renderer was dropped in 2012 or around that date. DirectX is a closed-source limited-to-Microsoft environment which does not worth the maintenance and effort necessary for a separate renderer option when all target systems have openGL rendering (until Apple doesn't start disabling it within Macs, considering they already announced the retirement).

fist, what I can find is that the card never supported OpenGL 3.1. It is from the dreaded GMA line, even if it is among the "better" ones of them, being the GMA4500MHD associated with the GM45 chipset in your case. This system can only support OpenGL 2.1 in name only according to the Wikipedia list:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_I ... units#Gen4

However Wildfire Games' own finding confirms that the chipset's OpenGL 2.1 support is shaky and has features omitted:
https://feedback.wildfiregames.com/repo ... t%20Family

The 6.14.10.5420 driver version they reference as the one with the complete function set is for the Windows XP and I doubt it will function for your case. There's nothing to do here, the chip fails the minimum requirements.

(For the record, there is already a patch merged into the followup-after-next-release which bumps OpenGL requirement to 3.0 to axe these trash.)

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