Black Screen/ Missing Main Map issues

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Black Screen/ Missing Main Map issues

Post by lordzimoa » Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:16 am

Black screen/Missing map issues
There are 2 different problems which are known to be causing this issue:

1: You are trying to run the game on an Intel HD integrated graphics chip - the game does not officially support these (though we are looking into ways to maybe fix this). If you have one of these chips we advise waiting for the next patch.

See in system requirements: Integrated Graphic Cards such as Intel HD series are not officially supported

2: You are running the game on AMD or Nvidia hardware, but your system also has an integrated intel chip - in this situation, your computer may try to use the wrong driver, and you will get these same issues. To resolve this, you need to force the game to run on the right chip with the right driver.

For people dealing with the second situation (or if you are unsure which one applies to you), here are possible solutions:
Originally posted by dmcf:

Go to your NVIDIA control panel, select 3-D settings, then programme settings (tab to right of 'global settings'), then Add, then Browse, then go through folders to program files (may be 'program files x86' if you're on 64 bit windows like i am), then Steam, then Steam Apps, then Common, then Sovereignty, then find the Sovereignty.exe and select it.

Then under 'select graphics processor' choose NVIDIA.

Worked for me with an NVIDIA GTX 960M

P.S also make sure in 'Global settings' that the setting is "auto-select" so it doesn't muck up other programmes you're using

Originally posted by lordzimoa:
For some advice how to switch from your Intel card (that can be included in your motherboard) to an Nvidia or AMD dedicated card see here:

Changing graphics card settings to use your dedicated GPU on a Windows computer:

http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtop ... 68&t=75280
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Re: Black Screen/ Missing Main Map issues

Post by lordzimoa » Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:16 am

Just for the record as stated on the main page, INTEL GPU ONLY SYSTEMS, are until this point still NOT officially supported.

We are looking at ways to offer Intel only compatibility as well and in fact tried a few experimental fixes, but so far they caused some side effect bugs. So we have to dig some deeper.

So at the moment Intel GPU only systems are again NOT officially supported.

We are looking into a solution for this, but beware we probably need some time, as we have compatibilty problems in the way NVIDIA/AMD handles shaders compared to INTEL.

So in duo sytems, the black screen is always solvable by switching to your NVIDIA/AMD GPU as your main card. In case of any problems go here for some more explanation and how to fix this:

http://steamcommunity.com/app/312430/di ... 645963781/

We will try and find a solution for all INTEL ONLY systems, but no promises.

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Re: Black Screen/ Missing Main Map issues

Post by craigjs » Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:34 pm

Thanks for the tips that worked for me as well (960M Graphics) -

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Re: Black Screen/ Missing Main Map issues

Post by Amom » Sun Feb 05, 2017 3:49 pm

lordzimoa wrote:Black screen/Missing map issues
There are 2 different problems which are known to be causing this issue:

1: You are trying to run the game on an Intel HD integrated graphics chip - the game does not officially support these (though we are looking into ways to maybe fix this). If you have one of these chips we advise waiting for the next patch.

See in system requirements: Integrated Graphic Cards such as Intel HD series are not officially supported
I hope a Intel HD series solution.

Thanks.

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Re: Black Screen/ Missing Main Map issues

Post by ErissN6 » Sun Feb 05, 2017 5:14 pm

lordzimoa wrote:We will try and find a solution for all INTEL ONLY systems, but no promises.
Yes you can promise, but please first finish the game, it is not playable at now. Since 20 years serious gamers don't use an Intel GC.

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Re: Black Screen/ Missing Main Map issues

Post by lordzimoa » Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:29 pm

Sovereignty Public Beta patch v1.01 has been updated:
http://steamcommunity.com/app/312430/di ... 728311283/

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Re: Black Screen/ Missing Main Map issues

Post by Hanal » Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:26 pm

My previous laptop, which handled the game, non-Steam version, crashed and burned and I was bummed to see that my new laptop, which has an Intel chipset resulted in the black screen....Since there seems to be no updates for the game, has this issue been left unresolved?

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Re: Black Screen/ Missing Main Map issues

Post by eddieballgame » Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:12 pm

I own both the Steam version & the Slitherene version. ( support for what I was hoping would be a classic ). My question is why isn't the Slitherene version given the beta updates like the Steam one. I have yet to get a...good answer on that. Considering how slow the devs have been in completing, what should be a classic...I am just a little disappointed.

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