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Chaosrain112
11-09-2010, 05:06 PM
I've yet to see even a main menu or a company logo. Every time I try running either SP or MP Steam installs the VC Redist package and extracts a couple smaller packages in its "first time setup", then I get a black screen with my loading cursor. That's it. I try alt tab, alt F4, control alt delete, nothing works. I have to hold the power button on my case and hardboot it.

My computer is well-below the minimum requirements BUT it's able to smoothly run MW2 on minimum settings at 800x480, no problem.

Now I haven't done anything in the way of updates, I'll try updating my video drivers and see if that makes any difference. Other than that, does anybody know any fixes for this? DirectX update perhaps?

Chaosrain112
11-09-2010, 05:11 PM
No new video drivers it seems, trying DirectX.

mx_
11-09-2010, 05:12 PM
I, as well as many other people with more than one core are experiencing this.

Chaosrain112
11-09-2010, 05:15 PM
Oh, I should add that I'm on a single core myself.

mx_
11-09-2010, 05:20 PM
It most likely isn't a core problem, considering many people with more than one are experiencing this too as I said.

I think it just has something to do with DirectX. Why can't they just pull a Valve and let us use DirectX 80?

Chaosrain112
11-09-2010, 05:22 PM
No new DirectX either, augh.

Also a bump.

darrenecm
11-09-2010, 05:26 PM
Oh, I should add that I'm on a single core myself.

Me too but I'm getting much further than you. I see a black screen with th Windows 7 blue ring cursor but then the Tatryarch / Activision logo animation plays, followed by the opening cut-scene of the woman speaking the codes into the radio. Then the screen gets to the Press Any Key title screen and pressing any key does nothing.

I too can run MW2 just fine on medium settings. I can also run other games that state Core 2 Duo as minimum spec just fine. Games like Assassins Creed II, GTA IV, Medal of Honor Limited Edition etc.

All the while my Windows 7 blue ring cursor is tied to the games gold arrow cursor. I suspect Black Ops has started 2 threads, one of which is running the cut-scene animations and the other that is supposedly streaming in the game data and the game data loading thread is locked up.

One thing you can try is forcing Black Ops to run in windowed mode. Do the following:

1. Go to Black Ops installation directory
2. Open the Players directory
3. Open the Config.cfg file in Notepad
4. Search for the line seta r_fullscreen "1"
5. Change the 1 to a 0
6. Rerun the game.

If you are asked if you want to run in safe mode because of a previous crash, choose no or it will recreate your Config.cfg file and probably reset seta r_fullscreen back to 1.

You should find Black Ops will run in a window now, giving you a better sense of what it's doing. You may well see on the window Title Bar that it's "Stopped Responding" or something similar :(

Chaosrain112
11-09-2010, 05:30 PM
I'm in "steamapps/common/call of duty black ops" but there's no "players" folder anywhere.

I did however spot a "redist" folder with a DirectX file inside, that looks like the package it keeps trying to install when I try to run it. I went ahead and ran that and "repaired" it or whatever.

Lojko
11-09-2010, 05:33 PM
yeah i dont have a players folder either whats that about

darrenecm
11-09-2010, 05:33 PM
I'm in "steamapps/common/call of duty black ops" but there's no "players" folder anywhere.

I did however spot a "redist" folder with a DirectX file inside, that looks like the package it keeps trying to install when I try to run it. I went ahead and ran that and "repaired" it or whatever.

Hmm. I suspect this is only created if Black Ops manages to get a little ways past the opening cut-scenes and to the main menu screen. Which is where my machine gets stuck :(

If the file you ran offered you a Repair option, I suspect that was the Visual Studio 2008 redistrubutable file (called vcredist_x86.exe). Did you enter the DirectX folder and run DXSETUP.EXE too?

mx_
11-09-2010, 05:34 PM
You won't get any of your config files until the game moves from the black screen and hits either the logo screens or the main menu.

I reinstalled DirectX but have yet to restart and try the game. Only because I doubt it will work.

Chaosrain112
11-09-2010, 05:45 PM
If the file you ran offered you a Repair option, I suspect that was the Visual Studio 2008 redistrubutable file (called vcredist_x86.exe). Did you enter the DirectX folder and run DXSETUP.EXE too?

Ran it and it updated. Which is odd considering I downloaded the dxwebsetup.exe from microsoft and tried updating DirectX there but it didn't find any updates.

Gonna give it another go and hopefully not have to wait for my slow computer to reboot...

Chaosrain112
11-09-2010, 05:50 PM
Still no dice. However, progress! Now alt tab works well enough for me to open task manager and kill the game process. No more waiting on reboots.

Lojko
11-09-2010, 06:09 PM
I still have no clue how to fix this issue

Lojko
11-09-2010, 06:21 PM
bumping

Chaosrain112
11-09-2010, 06:22 PM
There's nothing I've seen that we can do except wait for a patch, really.

FKRboone
11-09-2010, 06:25 PM
A solution would be nice........

gsxrgrunt
11-09-2010, 06:27 PM
I choose sp or mp in steam get the black screen with the hour glass. nothing works waited over 1 hr multiple times have to restart comp via power button.
4gig ram
1gig video ( nvidia Gforce 8600 gts X 2 sli )
800gb free memory
please help

Chaosrain112
11-09-2010, 06:51 PM
Try what I did and run DXSETUP in your installation directory, that might get you a little further.

Also bump.

FKRboone
11-09-2010, 06:54 PM
Just updated DirectX as well. No luck.

mx_
11-09-2010, 06:58 PM
Has anyone here with the problem tried installing new drivers?

Chaosrain112
11-09-2010, 07:00 PM
I checked and it didn't find any new drivers.

That or I'm stupid and don't know how ATI's driver system works.

mx_
11-09-2010, 07:05 PM
So, when you installed DirectX via installation directory, you got passed the company logos and to the main menu?

Chaosrain112
11-09-2010, 07:06 PM
No, all it did was make alt tab and task manager work so I can kill the game process. Same black screen.

mx_
11-09-2010, 07:09 PM
Did you try putting Steam in offline mode, launching BO, then exiting Steam?

Not sure if or why this would work for this specific problem, but you never know.

Try doing it and post back.

Jugg78
11-09-2010, 07:13 PM
Making an assumption that when ppl are saying about updating drivers, they mean the graphics drivers. In saying that, yes i've updated to the latest 10.10 ATI drivers and that made no difference what so ever. I get the black screen on start in both SP and MP. When you alt tab or ctrl alt delete and bring up task manager and select the game, it brings up a little box with "Fatal Error" and a box to click ok and that is it. No other info supplied to track down a cure.

I tried the updating DirectX and it made no difference. I think i've tried every suggestion on these forums and none have cured my problem. I've reinstalled the game 3 times now and no difference.

I guess we all just have to wait for Treyache and activision to pull their fingers out.

What a waste of a game at the moment. Codemasters ruined operation flashpoint by failing on that with support.. lets hope these guys done fail with this otherwise they might just lose a big customer base.

Lojko
11-09-2010, 07:19 PM
activision hasnt said anything about addressing this particular problem yet? ive been searching for anything official and came up empty

mx_
11-09-2010, 07:23 PM
http://gamers-underground.com/content/809-gameservers-com-respond-black-ops-lag-complaints.html

Chaosrain112
11-09-2010, 07:24 PM
Did you try putting Steam in offline mode, launching BO, then exiting Steam?

Not sure if or why this would work for this specific problem, but you never know.

Try doing it and post back.

Out of curiosity I tried running it again normally to see if I could replicate getting alt tab and task manager to work and it asked if I wanted to run it in safe mode since I had to kill the process last time.

Running it in safe mode crashed my computer and it rebooted itself. Note to self; don't run safe mode.

I'll try offline mode now.

mx_
11-09-2010, 07:27 PM
lol alright

JamesWBronson
11-09-2010, 07:28 PM
Things ive done without progress:

Reinstalled game 4 times, english via steam, spanish via steam, 2 times from original CD.

Latest version of nvidia drivers and older versions of nvidia drivers.

Steam offline killing process.

Wait 1+ hour.

Installed DirectX from Retail directory.

Verify game files multiple times.

Reboot computer multiple times.

I tried to run the game with all screen resolutions.

Format Windows partition and reinstalled.

...black screen and nothing else, never seen the logo or menu. I lost all my hopes, lets wait for the patch and pray :<

gsxrgrunt
11-09-2010, 07:30 PM
installed new nvidia drivers , directx still black screen

Lojko
11-09-2010, 07:33 PM
i just tried the offline thing that didnt work for me

mx_
11-09-2010, 07:34 PM
When you guys set Steam to offline and launched BO, did you press CTRL ALT DEL and close Steam?

Lojko
11-09-2010, 07:36 PM
i just press my start menu button to access my taskbar then im able to right-click black ops and close it

mx_
11-09-2010, 07:39 PM
Well, I said to press CTRL ALT DEL after you've went into offline mode and launched BO.

Chaosrain112
11-09-2010, 07:53 PM
Tried offline, but it looks like I'm back to square one, alt tab and task manager do nothing and I had to reboot again.

Oh boy.

Smittzel
11-09-2010, 08:30 PM
I have the same Problem. Were gonna have to sit and wait boys. We gotta hope for that patch or call there support number tommorrow and ♥♥♥♥♥ em out.

mx_
11-09-2010, 08:41 PM
This is ridiculous.

I hate being a part of a small group and the only thing we have in common is a problem.

Lojko
11-09-2010, 09:04 PM
another thread with our problem


http://www.callofduty.com/board/viewtopic.php?f=71&t=310936&sid=k5kmeo8dv9aedakqj4ia7gpab7

Smittzel
11-09-2010, 09:08 PM
Guys The problem is the game is not optimized. Memory Leaks thats why your PC takes a dump on you everytime you start it. Unless you have a ♥♥♥♥load of ram. Your gonna have to wait till they fix the GPU problem

Lojko
11-09-2010, 09:11 PM
how did u figure this out

Smittzel
11-09-2010, 09:17 PM
A post showed that Modern Warfare 2 Ran at 53 Percent GPU.

Black Ops ran 99-100 Percent of the GPU. Plus all the memory leaks thats why you cant load the game. Trust me Im right. Im just waitin for the patch

Smittzel
11-09-2010, 09:20 PM
http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1574176

Chaosrain112
11-09-2010, 09:49 PM
Technically (and hypothetically if the game was running as intended) shouldn't BO be about the same as MW2, requirement/system stress-wise?

Smittzel
11-09-2010, 09:54 PM
Technically (and hypothetically if the game was running as intended) shouldn't BO be about the same as MW2, requirement/system stress-wise?

No, They did not optimize the game for you SYSTEM.

mx_
11-09-2010, 10:00 PM
He's saying if it were optimized properly.

But basically, yes. If everything was fine and dandy, it would basically run like MW2. If not better for those who use FPS configs.

Chaosrain112
11-09-2010, 10:10 PM
Alright that makes me feel better.

Still, good to know Treyarch is working towards a solution, that lets me sleep easy tonight.

Goatman455
11-09-2010, 10:16 PM
I've yet to see even a main menu or a company logo. Every time I try running either SP or MP Steam installs the VC Redist package and extracts a couple smaller packages in its "first time setup", then I get a black screen with my loading cursor. That's it. I try alt tab, alt F4, control alt delete, nothing works. I have to hold the power button on my case and hardboot it.

My computer is well-below the minimum requirements BUT it's able to smoothly run MW2 on minimum settings at 800x480, no problem.

Now I haven't done anything in the way of updates, I'll try updating my video drivers and see if that makes any difference. Other than that, does anybody know any fixes for this? DirectX update perhaps?

Same exact thing


If you can play WAW and MW2 well you should at least be able to load the menu of Black Ops, I mean come on, how can anyone even argue it's a min-spec thing?

apz
11-09-2010, 10:17 PM
I may have found a fix for this..

Press CTRL + ALT + DEL
Go to Processes tab
Right click on steam.exe
Go to 'Set Affinity...' and make sure all available CPU boxes are ticked**
Launch the game

**Remember which boxes were ticked and which werent so you can change them back if neccisary.

mx_
11-09-2010, 10:20 PM
"Set Affinity" isn't an available option for everyone.

Chaosrain112
11-09-2010, 10:22 PM
Yeah I don't have an option for that, unfortunately.

Goatman455
11-09-2010, 10:33 PM
You only have affinity if you have more than 1 core or you have hyperthreading with 1 core. Affinity is which CPU handles the load.


I noticed when I shut off hyperthreading my normally slow computer that can run Black Ops acts just like my faster single core FX-51 and locks up.



I really hope they fix this.

Lojko
11-10-2010, 02:39 AM
bumping

yanivsitel
11-10-2010, 02:46 AM
the problem we got !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cs8GwaioPPk

Lojko
11-10-2010, 03:12 AM
yep same thing here man

bzong
11-10-2010, 03:16 AM
no luck for me either :(

yanivsitel
11-10-2010, 04:47 AM
bump help us

Goatman455
11-10-2010, 07:33 AM
bumplease

Smittzel
11-10-2010, 07:36 AM
There are "many fixable ways" that seem to all fail. I've tried setting it to the native resolution, puttin BO's to High Prority steam to low. Nothing will work. Were gonna have to wait.

Smittzel
11-10-2010, 02:20 PM
BUMP!

yanivsitel
11-10-2010, 02:48 PM
bump we need help !

yanivsitel
11-10-2010, 03:02 PM
uppppp

Baby Fark Mcgee
11-10-2010, 03:45 PM
Ive tried every single last thing i could and still getting the Black screen with the Hour Glass. They sold us a beta with a full game pricetag.

yanivsitel
11-10-2010, 05:16 PM
thats really annoying that i didnt even seen the first stage or anything from the game only a black ♥♥♥♥ing screen

Baby Fark Mcgee
11-10-2010, 06:13 PM
BUMP!

Chaosrain112
11-10-2010, 06:43 PM
All we can do is wait for the patch. Gotta be patient and find something else to do in the meantime. :(

Goatman455
11-10-2010, 06:56 PM
Me too!!!!!! They better fix this, or I'm not gonna shoot someone.

Smittzel
11-10-2010, 08:59 PM
I don't think there gonna fix this one.

bzong
11-10-2010, 09:00 PM
I don't think there gonna fix this one.

Agree, looks like a core issue, they are not capable of fixing stuff like this.

TomskeeTwo
11-10-2010, 11:11 PM
I got the same problem.

Kem2000
11-11-2010, 03:13 AM
Agree, looks like a core issue, they are not capable of fixing stuff like this.

I have the same problem, and i'm running Quad Core, which apparantly the game should be fine with ¬ .¬

yanivsitel
11-11-2010, 03:26 AM
im running moderon warfare 2 just fine , shouldnt be a problem running this game also. this is just a crap !

edge2528
11-11-2010, 03:35 AM
I have a PC WAY about the minimum spec.

CPU: i7 930
RAM: 6gb Dominator Tri Chan
GFX: ATi HD5870 1gb XXX

Blackops has completely messed my pc up.

I had no problems whatsoever before installing it. The install itself went fine, but on launch it locked up on what i think is the intro page. The screen totally freezes and my HD light sticks on solid. I cannot CTRL,ALT,DEL and have to hardboot to the pc down.

I tried a couple more times, and it stuck in exactly the same place each time. If i don't hardboot then eventualy my pc just Blue Screens and shows the memory dump error.

If i load other games like MW2, TF2 or BC2 i have no problems whatsoever.

HOWEVER!! Now my PC is started randomly Blue Screening (BSOD) in the middle of doing nothing, sometimes right after boot.

It's an absolute joke. Surely this is down to such a poor level of optimization within the game, it must have broken or courrpted some of my hardware???

I'll probably post this in a seperate thread to see f anybody else has had the same

Rock0900
11-11-2010, 03:44 AM
I managed to fix the blackscreen issue as follows:
(probably out there somewhere already)

- edit config.cfg, set fullscreen to 0
- start game (windowed mode) if this doesn't work -> screwed!
- settings graphics set to fullscreen and same resolution as your desktop (in my case 1920x1080)

From then on I can start the game without any (black screen) problems.

If I set it to another resolution than my desktop I get black screen again. Also answer no if it asks to restore because of a hardware change.

Alienware M11X, i7.

bjeil
11-11-2010, 05:40 AM
I managed to fix the blackscreen issue as follows:
(probably out there somewhere already)

- edit config.cfg, set fullscreen to 0
- start game (windowed mode) if this doesn't work -> screwed!
- settings graphics set to fullscreen and same resolution as your desktop (in my case 1920x1080)

From then on I can start the game without any (black screen) problems.

If I set it to another resolution than my desktop I get black screen again. Also answer no if it asks to restore because of a hardware change.

Alienware M11X, i7.

GREAT! Except, i dont have a config.cfg, nor do i have the "Player"-folder its supposed to be in. Guess it creates those folders/files on your first launch of the game, and ive never gotten that far.

bjeil
11-11-2010, 05:46 AM
I have a PC WAY about the minimum spec.

CPU: i7 930
RAM: 6gb Dominator Tri Chan
GFX: ATi HD5870 1gb XXX

Hmm.. Scary.

I just ordered new CPU, ram and mobo to run this ♥♥♥♥ty game. What if it doesnt work? Im gonna be forced to grab my shotgun and find the ba*tards who're responsible.

johNNy1337
11-11-2010, 06:22 AM
same problem..

Smittzel
11-11-2010, 06:34 AM
Try your native resolution.

The Byte
11-11-2010, 06:41 AM
If you've got realtek check my post here.
http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1571444&page=4

Baby Fark Mcgee
11-11-2010, 06:50 AM
heres a solution that did not work for me. Maybe it will work for you

http://www.callofduty.com/board/viewtopic.php?f=71&t=313346

yanivsitel
11-11-2010, 07:22 AM
we get black screen on lunch of sp and mp !

Dragorian
11-11-2010, 08:46 AM
mine loads up fine but when i get to the press any key bit(sp) and the game menu(mp) i get the windows loader blue ring and cant click nothing, but it still highlights the options :S

my problem is the same as what babyfarkmcgee posted!

edge2528
11-11-2010, 08:47 AM
its annoying that they only seem to have acknowledged some people are lagging.

We cant even load the ♥♥♥♥ing game. Mine is even worse than that! Bloody blue screen everytime i try and load BO

Baby Fark Mcgee
11-11-2010, 09:42 AM
Damn Im considering buying a MB and a AMD just becuase of this problem. Damn you treyarch for letting us agonise like this

Stilts66
11-11-2010, 10:03 AM
I've been having this same problem, so for ♥♥♥♥s and giggles, I decided to just let it keep running, for a VERY long time. Last night I launched the MP and just let it sit while I took a nap before work. Three hours later I actually got to the main menu (the main menu was faded in the background and in the forefront was a circle that said "connecting" above it). It was still frozen just like the black screen, so I just let be as I left to work to see if anything would change.

When I got home this morning, there was a message saying it could not connect to the black ops server (main menu still faded in the background). Plus the music from the main menu was playing... kind of. It was super choppy and then would play smoothly for a few seconds, then silent. It kept repeating like this.

This may be useless info, but I still found it interesting. To me it seems like we are having the same lag/stutter issues like so many others, but only our is magnified a thousand time worse, starting from the very launch.

zoreng
11-11-2010, 12:44 PM
Bumping for my friend with the same problem. Anybody fixed it:confused:

Sofian_1
11-11-2010, 03:57 PM
Windowed mode won't work
freezes me at Press any key...

Rock0900
11-11-2010, 04:01 PM
GREAT! Except, i dont have a config.cfg, nor do i have the "Player"-folder its supposed to be in. Guess it creates those folders/files on your first launch of the game, and ive never gotten that far.

I think it does. Whenever I had the black screen I could hear the sound though and left it run for 5 minutes. (I thought they were being ironic with 'black' ops ;-)) I guess that's when the menu shows and the config.cfg is created.

So, do you hear the sound? Let it run.
Otherwise try to get a copy of someone else's config file (dunno if it helps).

Baby Fark Mcgee
11-11-2010, 04:06 PM
the new patch gets me past the hourglass but freezes in the main menu

Baby Fark Mcgee
11-11-2010, 04:07 PM
the new patch lets me get past the hourglass screen but gets stuck in the multiplayer main menu

Error message

Direct3Ddevice9:PresentFailed

Goatman455
11-11-2010, 04:09 PM
I can now get to the main menu but I am stuck with an hourglass there.

Dragorian
11-11-2010, 04:14 PM
yeah i get stuck with the loader, ive had that all the time from first installation, i can highlight the options but cant click, and on sp it crashes at press any key!

Goatman455
11-11-2010, 04:16 PM
yeah i get stuck with the loader, ive had that all the time from first installation, i can highlight the options but cant click, and on sp it crashes at press any key!

Yeah, I can highlight but I can't click, it's horrible because I am so close yet so far away.

Rock0900
11-11-2010, 04:16 PM
After the patch I can't MP fullscreen anymore... Grrrreat!

astrayamatu
11-11-2010, 04:20 PM
Yeah, I can highlight but I can't click, it's horrible because I am so close yet so far away.
yea same here after no play on night release ( standing in the cold)
i had the black screen problems too this fix get me past all off it
until i hit the menu then i get the same problem as you m8
golden cursor from BO and my windows cursor can light all but no clicky clicky and even see all the stats scrolling by
AND WE ARE SO CLOSE TO IT ^^:)

Baby Fark Mcgee
11-11-2010, 04:25 PM
atleast there proving there ontop of the problem.

These last days have been spent looking at forums all the time for a solution

Goatman455
11-11-2010, 04:31 PM
Anyone else really scared they will fix it for everyone else, and you will be left CODless?


It sounds ridiculous and it probably is for most of you, but how many of you have a?

AMD FX-51 Socket 940
w/ 2gb Registered Memory
AGP ATI 3850 512mb


This thing is old, and rare, and probably will get fixed with everyone else, but I am pretty scared it won't, I still can't believe this not only happened, but that the patch didn't even fix it.

Chaosrain112
11-11-2010, 04:32 PM
We're definitely getting somewhere!

Now I get to the main menu and it freezes there for several minutes, only for it to tell me the online servers are unavailable and then I get the Direct3D crash.

Still, better than having to restart my computer! :D

Dragorian
11-11-2010, 04:44 PM
In my opinion many a pc's will run it even single core on low graphics, so i dont think it has anything to do with your system! and yes very very close, i have tried everything to fix this.. but just nothing works !

Chaosrain112
11-11-2010, 04:50 PM
Unfortunately it's not all good news as I just tried singleplayer and it's exactly the same as it was before the patch.

I can live without singleplayer for a while, I suppose.

Dragorian
11-11-2010, 04:54 PM
yeah same here, its really the multi player i want to play, you know we buy a game(the most anticipated of the year) and we have to wait to actually play it? all my mates/ clan who have theirs working already lvl 35-40(ish) and by the time i get on im going to be so far behind, i mean why even release a game that is NOT fully 100%, especially when they knew how important this was to pc gamers(and other console gamers)!

astrayamatu
11-11-2010, 04:55 PM
Unfortunately it's not all good news as I just tried singleplayer and it's exactly the same as it was before the patch.

I can live without singleplayer for a while, I suppose.


think this patch only fixed MP atm

Mickilla
11-11-2010, 04:55 PM
Had similar issues until today's patch. Now I can get to the MP menu but then the whole thing goes unresponsive on me, or just crashes there.

azzonie
11-11-2010, 04:58 PM
Oh, I should add that I'm on a single core myself.

This game will never run well on a single core. The engine has been modified a lot. Your system is well below min specs and you wonder why you are having issues?

Dragorian
11-11-2010, 05:00 PM
This game will never run well on a single core. The engine has been modified a lot. Your system is well below min specs and you wonder why you are having issues?


but the issues arent core related, if you read other topics/posts you will see people with the requirements or above are having the same problem. and i actually have a mate whos running 1.8 GHz single core 1.5MB ram on low graphics and he isnt having this problem?

Chaosrain112
11-11-2010, 05:02 PM
I've said numerous times I can smoothly run MW2 with the right settings, Black Ops is NOT that different.

And if you bothered to read you'd know that there are people with i7's and other insane hardware with the exact same problems. It's not hardware related.

Sofian_1
11-11-2010, 05:03 PM
Here is the problem I am getting...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6F6E8EPqDu4

Dragorian
11-11-2010, 05:04 PM
sofian thats the prob we getting, hows your mp, can you highlight the options but just not click them?

Sofian_1
11-11-2010, 05:06 PM
I will post about MP in a sec...

Dragorian
11-11-2010, 05:08 PM
aiight mate

kalaner
11-11-2010, 05:09 PM
I have singel core too but can play MW2 maxed out and no problem!
But this one is just making me crazy O_o

Sofian_1
11-11-2010, 05:10 PM
It just freezes in connection...
Nothing more, like SP.

Dragorian
11-11-2010, 05:12 PM
ah mines has the loading ring as seen in your SP vid, but i can highlist "play" "options" etc.. and when i click it nothing happens, i cant even open the console using the (`) key ... really annoyed since i did pay 40pounds rofl :/

azzonie
11-11-2010, 05:24 PM
I've said numerous times I can smoothly run MW2 with the right settings, Black Ops is NOT that different.

And if you bothered to read you'd know that there are people with i7's and other insane hardware with the exact same problems. It's not hardware related.

WTF, you are completely wrong if you think these 2 game take the same hardware. Did you read the box? Did you consider the min recommended specs are way higher for this game then for MW2?

It runs MW2 or game X so it should run CODBO is very flawed thinking on your part. Just ignoring the recommended soecs is very flawed on your part. You and your PC are very flawed.

People complaining about their single core not running this game are just idiots. No other way to put it.

Just because someone with a great system is having problems you assume your system is having the same issue? More flawed thinking.

Dragorian
11-11-2010, 05:25 PM
azz mate, are you really daft? READ THE REST OF THE FORUMS, millions of people with below the requirements are running it fine, so why must his be different?

azzonie
11-11-2010, 05:47 PM
azz mate, are you really daft? READ THE REST OF THE FORUMS, millions of people with below the requirements are running it fine, so why must his be different?

I have 25 computers of various configurations to run this on. Those above min specs run the game fine. Those at or below are having issues. If you are trusting a 12 year old kid to say the game runs fine when he is looking at a 10 FPS slide show then mor power to you. On the other hand you have a guy with a built system and expects it to always be above 60 FPS and complains when it drops to 40 as they see that as unplayable. I am going off personal experance with 25 systems.

Millions below min specs playing ok? LOL, just ok.

Stilts66
11-11-2010, 06:00 PM
SP still does the black screen freeze, but at least now the MP goes right to the menu. Unfortunately like others, my is crashing and giving me the Direct3D error.

Anyone find a work around for this? Will trying to re-download DirectX9c work?

Baby Fark Mcgee
11-11-2010, 06:24 PM
there's a lot of people with way lower specs than the minimun and are running fine. This problem is happening from low end to high end computers. There is even consoles that are having freezing problems .

Platypus22
11-11-2010, 06:35 PM
Lol This is happening to me. Glad to see it isn't just me

Geff22
11-11-2010, 06:38 PM
sofian thats the prob we getting, hows your mp, can you highlight the options but just not click them?
I LOVE YOU


Here is the problem I am getting...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6F6E8EPqDu4

AND I LOVE YOU

You both got exactly same problems as I do, glad to see I have friends. Not to mention this so called patch didn't fix anything for me other than allowed me to move my cursor for an extra 3 seconds :D :D

Stilts66
11-11-2010, 06:38 PM
So I verified my game files, and now it's not crashing. Sadly though I cannot select anything from the main menu as everything is unresponsive. I get the golden arrow cursor from the game, but the hourglass is still on top of it as well.

Smittzel
11-11-2010, 06:44 PM
So I verified my game files, and now it's not crashing. Sadly though I cannot select anything from the main menu as everything is unresponsive. I get the golden arrow cursor from the game, but the hourglass is still on top of it as well.

Same man I just want to play thats all Im asking?

Geff22
11-11-2010, 06:48 PM
Same man I just want to play thats all Im asking?

Amen but I must confess I stole my friends PS3 edition to put out my rage fire, so far it has worked I only have 1 rage thread :D

slowchildren
11-11-2010, 06:55 PM
I'm not even sure if I even got the patch.. running AMD Athlon 64 4000+, and the game eats up all my CPU and stops responding.. any ideas on how to help me out?

mx_
11-11-2010, 06:55 PM
I CAN SEE MY MAIN MENU NOW :D


I knew it was just cause of the 100% CPU usage.

Stilts66
11-11-2010, 06:56 PM
I'm not even sure if I even got the patch.. running AMD Athlon 64 4000+, and the game eats up all my CPU and stops responding.. any ideas on how to help me out?

Have you tried closing and restarting Steam?

slowchildren
11-11-2010, 07:00 PM
Have you tried closing and restarting Steam?
Yes.. and the offline thing.. and chandind my resolution, defragged comp, cleaned it. nada. It's definitely not a vid card thing.

Tehkiller302
11-11-2010, 07:00 PM
I'm still at a loss of words, I can scroll over the menu in MP but I can't click anything. It's taunting me and I don't like it.

http://www.xfire.com/video/3a90d6/

Stilts66
11-11-2010, 07:03 PM
I'm still at a loss of words, I can scroll over the menu in MP but I can't click anything. It's taunting me and I don't like it.

http://www.xfire.com/video/3a90d6/

I'm having exactly the same problem :(

Dragorian
11-11-2010, 07:07 PM
lets just pray and hope they do another patch asap , i want my moneys worth LOLOL

Smittzel
11-11-2010, 07:08 PM
Atleast we got to the menu. Next Patch will be able to click Server Brower Crash. Then the next patch we will crash during load a map. Then the last patch When we finally spent 60 dollars for a game that doesnt work. Is just full of ♥♥♥♥.

Tehkiller302
11-11-2010, 07:12 PM
I'm running with

Intel Core 2 Duo CPU E7300 (2.66 GHz)
4Gbs of Ram DDR2
Basic Intel Mobo = DG45ID
ATI Radeon HD 4890

Goatman455
11-11-2010, 07:14 PM
same thing here

slowchildren
11-11-2010, 07:14 PM
Atleast we got to the menu. Next Patch will be able to click Server Brower Crash. Then the next patch we will crash during load a map. Then the last patch When we finally spent 60 dollars for a game that doesnt work. Is just full of ♥♥♥♥.

I STILL ain't gotten to the menu. :(

Smittzel
11-11-2010, 07:18 PM
I STILL ain't gotten to the menu. :(

More than likely you wouldnt be able to even play so Dont worry. Were in this togeather Bro.

Binxalot
11-11-2010, 07:25 PM
Glad to see I'm in the same boat as all of you. I get the same error, no config file created in the single player, although I wonder if someone were to upload a config file if the game would load the single player campaign if you dropped it into the players folder.

I can see the MP main menu now too, but I can't click on anything, it freezes once it starts updating the stats.

What version of XP are you all using? I have xp professional witha multicore cpu, but I don't get the option to set affinity, is this the case with everyone else?

slowchildren
11-11-2010, 07:26 PM
I think we may be forgotten by the time it's all said and done. Just written off as "old systems"

Mickilla
11-11-2010, 07:31 PM
I'm still at a loss of words, I can scroll over the menu in MP but I can't click anything. It's taunting me and I don't like it.

http://www.xfire.com/video/3a90d6/

This is exactly what's happening to me too. Makes me feel a little bit better that this isn't exclusively the fault of my spoiled brat of a computer.

Tehkiller302
11-11-2010, 07:35 PM
Glad to see I'm in the same boat as all of you. I get the same error, no config file created in the single player, although I wonder if someone were to upload a config file if the game would load the single player campaign if you dropped it into the players folder.

I can see the MP main menu now too, but I can't click on anything, it freezes once it starts updating the stats.

What version of XP are you all using? I have xp professional witha multicore cpu, but I don't get the option to set affinity, is this the case with everyone else?

I'm using Windows 7 64bit, so It's probably not just a single OS.

This is exactly what's happening to me too. Makes me feel a little bit better that this isn't exclusively the fault of my spoiled brat of a computer.

Ya same here, I originally thought I had some sort of program running where it was interfering with the game (Xfire, Graphics Manager, etc).

Smittzel
11-11-2010, 07:39 PM
Were gonna have to wait for a patch guys there is no way that we can fix this Client SIDE.

Tehkiller302
11-11-2010, 07:40 PM
But... But... but...... I wanna play now :(

bzong
11-11-2010, 07:44 PM
Yesterday after 4 hours of trying anything I can think of, I've managed to play multi player game! It was laggy, looked crap, but nevertheless, it did run.

Not sure what helped, but the last thing I remember doing was instead of installing ati drivers on top of existing, I uninstalled old ones first, reboot and installed new again.

Still can't play singleplayer, crashes after 'kill castro' intro and who knows, maybe MP was a fluke, will try tonight again after work. Haven't tried new patch yet, hopefully this will allow to play MP at least.

Sofian_1
11-11-2010, 07:44 PM
People that are hardheaded must ♥♥♥♥ing wake up.
No "But......but........but......I want to play now" ♥♥♥♥.
♥♥♥♥ing 8 year olds are annoying in the forums, god.
Learn to be patient for christ's sake.

Smittzel
11-11-2010, 07:47 PM
Remember guys MULTIPLYER IS FREE WITH EVERY Call of Duty Game. =D

Tehkiller302
11-11-2010, 07:48 PM
People that are hardheaded must ♥♥♥♥ing wake up.
No "But......but........but......I want to play now" ♥♥♥♥.
♥♥♥♥ing 8 year olds are annoying in the forums, god.
Learn to be patient for christ's sake.

I'm just kidding bro, calm down. Learn to take a joke. Any way I can easily wait a week or two.

Sofian_1
11-11-2010, 07:58 PM
Remember guys MULTIPLYER IS FREE WITH EVERY Call of Duty Game. =D

Yeah it is free, just download a pirated version and lolz.

Mickilla
11-11-2010, 08:13 PM
For good measure I also got a screenshot of the error message that pops up when the main menu crashes. Read 'em and weep

http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/8406/glitch2o.png


...I know, makes me weep too.

slowchildren
11-11-2010, 08:14 PM
More than likely you wouldnt be able to even play so Dont worry. Were in this togeather Bro.

I SHOULD be able to... I have ran most all FPS games that I know of and SC:Conviction..

mx_
11-11-2010, 08:15 PM
You guys should probably re DL directx 9.0c

s1cK
11-11-2010, 08:37 PM
THE FIX

Hey guys,

I was having the same problem as you guys. I managed to get past the "Black Screen of Death", How ever I do have a new problem. However, I do have a FIX for the Black Screen that worked for me, I made a new thread explaining my methods and hope it helps you guys too.

http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1579690

JamesWBronson
11-11-2010, 09:34 PM
Today's patch fixed the black screen for EVERYONE, not your fix, that was a coincidence you doing those things at the same time the game was downloading the patch.

Now we all have the next problem, hour glass on menu, black screen on startup is gone.

Chaosrain112
11-11-2010, 10:31 PM
I have 25 computers of various configurations to run this on. Those above min specs run the game fine. Those at or below are having issues. If you are trusting a 12 year old kid to say the game runs fine when he is looking at a 10 FPS slide show then mor power to you. On the other hand you have a guy with a built system and expects it to always be above 60 FPS and complains when it drops to 40 as they see that as unplayable. I am going off personal experance with 25 systems.

Millions below min specs playing ok? LOL, just ok.

Calling me 12 and ignoring the testimonies from all over the forum really helps your argument.

"It works fine on MY computer, you must be ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥!"

Goatman455
11-12-2010, 12:36 AM
Still happening

Ironreign
11-12-2010, 12:48 AM
I haven't tried it since last night when I got a black screen/freeze straight after he says "we went in to kill Castro" Also tried zombies and that ♥♥♥♥ted out too.

Ironreign
11-12-2010, 12:54 AM
Just tried it again, what a crock of ♥♥♥♥e, these people are criminals, they just want money, they don't care about us.

yanivsitel
11-12-2010, 02:33 AM
well patch fixed the black screen at lunch however im getting a new problem now im getting to menu with the hour glass and cant press on anything any fixes ?

edge2528
11-12-2010, 03:11 AM
well after Blackops completely ♥♥♥♥ing my PC (as per my previous posts in this thread) i have no had to reinstall windows to fix it. The crashing has stopped thankgod!

My PC couldnt even get through an HDD error check without crashing, so i geniuenly believe that BO had corrupted it.

Anyway, i dare even try to install it again to be honest.

I am suffering the same problem as you guys, only my PC is well above the minimum spec.

I was locking up half way through the loading screen everytime.

Intel i7 930
6gb Tri Chan Ram
ATi HD 5870 1gb -multiple driver types

Baby Fark Mcgee
11-12-2010, 09:28 AM
they better get there a$$ into gear and work 2 shifts to get me a full patch. I have to have this game working for the weekend

BlueJiuJitsu
11-12-2010, 02:56 PM
Hello all,

I have the same exact issue (game freezes at menu screen)...

I am well above the minimum requirements:

Minimum: Intel® Core™2 Duo E6600 or AMD Phenom™ X3 8750 or better
You Have: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9550 @ 2.83GHz
PASS

RAM
Minimum: 2 GB
You Have: 2.7 GB
PASS

OS
Minimum: Windows® Vista / XP / 7
You Have: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Edition (build 7600), 32-bit
PASS

Video Card
Minimum: Shader 3.0 or better 256MB NVIDIA® GeForce® 8600GT / ATI Radeon® X1950Pro or better
You Have: GeForce 9800 GTX+
PASS

Features: Minimum attributes of your Video Card
Required You Have
Video RAM 256 MB 1.6 GB
Hardware T&L Yes Yes
Pixel Shader version 3.0 4.0
Vertex Shader version 3.0 4.0

Free Disk Space
Minimum: 12 GB
You Have: 183.3 GB
PASS

I hope they can get this fixed quickly, kinda sucks to have $60 spent on what is basically dead weight in my HD.

Goatman455
11-12-2010, 03:45 PM
Anyone gotten past this?

Platypus22
11-12-2010, 03:51 PM
so the black screen has been fixed how about the hourglasS??

Stilts66
11-12-2010, 03:54 PM
We can only hope and assume they know about it and are working on it.

slowchildren
11-12-2010, 04:24 PM
This game will never run well on a single core. The engine has been modified a lot. Your system is well below min specs and you wonder why you are having issues?

Really now? I'm a single core,got to the "Press any key", but it isn't noticing my clicks or keystrokes. We single-cores are still kickin' ;)

Smittzel
11-12-2010, 05:20 PM
Bump!

slowchildren
11-12-2010, 05:27 PM
Bumpin' it!

Sofian_1
11-12-2010, 07:06 PM
Let's hope someone patches this, anyone...

Smittzel
11-12-2010, 07:25 PM
BUMP!

Nivek38
11-12-2010, 07:53 PM
MOTHER ♥♥♥♥IN BUMP!!!!!!!!!!

Sofian_1
11-12-2010, 08:01 PM
Bump!

lolwut
11-12-2010, 08:16 PM
bumping this

main menu highlighting with the windows 7 Blue-ring-cursor problem




P4 2.66 ghz

StalkerZERO
11-12-2010, 08:16 PM
Yo JD-2020 I hope to hell you and your team are still working. Curse the drasted console CURSE the blasted console which is stagnating the progress of games!!!!!!!!

I still can't get mine to get past the first cut scene without freezing to black!

Sofian_1
11-12-2010, 08:23 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6F6E8EPqDu4
I found out you need at least dual core processor...

Baby Fark Mcgee
11-12-2010, 08:23 PM
bump the jam yeah bump it up

Smittzel
11-12-2010, 08:34 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6F6E8EPqDu4
I found out you need at least dual core processor...

You dont need a Duel Core to run a game that Requires a Quad Core. I play AvP, Fallout New Vegas, Fallout 3, Dragon Age, Starcraft 2, And many more games thar require Duel cores to Quad Cores. And Im using a Single Core.

StalkerZERO
11-12-2010, 08:40 PM
I dunno what I just did. But I went into msconfig and on advanced options I checked off number of processors and made it say 2. I rebooted and now it continues to say 2 processors.
And yes, I'm running a core 2 duo.

But, After the first cut scene about cuba the game freezes on a black screen right before the first mission loads.

So this doesn't help. And JD_2020 just tweeted from some sort of gaming session. So while he is having a good time his customers are not playing the game.

EDIT: Sorry, this fix was for another thread. But it doesn't matter. I'm still having a black screen of death problem.

Sofian_1
11-12-2010, 08:46 PM
Treyarch is horrible at PC ports, WaW was ok...

Smittzel
11-12-2010, 08:50 PM
Bump!

Sofian_1
11-12-2010, 09:00 PM
Ffs...
Bump

StalkerZERO
11-12-2010, 09:04 PM
Continue to bump this thread!!!!!!!!!!

Dragorian
11-12-2010, 09:06 PM
bump!

Sofian_1
11-12-2010, 09:15 PM
Bumpidy Bump Bump Bump!

Dragorian
11-12-2010, 09:16 PM
pissing me off how alot of people moaning its the processor but single core can run many games just as demanding as this one, hell even some single core users are running this already...

Sofian_1
11-12-2010, 09:19 PM
Idk, Amd?
Who is using an Amd processor say I.

Jugg78
11-12-2010, 09:29 PM
Well just so everyone can see my problem, i've posted a dodgey video of it on youtube..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAeShJG8s84

I know the quality is not good, but i can't afford to upload a mega file on my crappy internet connection (Australia = crap internet)

It's not exactly what most of the people on this thread have been complaining of, but as i look at it, most of you are getting further than i am!!!

It came good yesterday after the patch (so called patch!) and then it went to crap last night and eventually started working (on MP with reasonably bad lag on MP servers and also to a friend in the next suburb with Zombie mode)

I'll be happy when Activision and Treyarch fix this as i'm sure it'll fix a lot of people's problems. I believe they are all connected by a common fault, just what that fault is.... thats yet to be found.

I thought after reading one thread on this forum that it could be an internet connection fault (ie having a poor upload or download speed could affect things), but i think i've ruled that out. Last night when it started playing up again after being able to play for 3-4 hrs that arvo without any problems, i realized that my internet connection had suffered a massive blow in connection speed. I'm not sure if these figures are correctly written, but i am on a 1.5Mb connection with ADSL1. On average when i've got a good connection i'll have a download of around 1.3Mb with 0.2Mb upload. Last night and this is happening more often (because Telstra wont fix out internet lines) i was experience a download speed of between 0.15Mb - 0.3Mb and an upload of no more than 0.08Mb (for kbits i belive you x 1000 to those figures if that helps).

Now when the connection became reasonable (ie 0.9 - 1.1Mb download) i tried it and eventually it let me in, but i had lag issues (not stuttering). Today i have a normal connection (1.3Mb download and 0.2Mb + upload)and the game still wont start. I just don't know what is going on. It's almost like they put out a patch and then take it back to alter it and thats why i can't get back in, in both SP or MP.

Anyway, thats enough of my rambling. At least this will bump this up the que again.

Platypus22
11-12-2010, 10:38 PM
I still hate that they havent fixed this.

Sofian_1
11-13-2010, 02:01 AM
Bump...

Chaosrain112
11-13-2010, 03:08 AM
4 days after launch and still no gameplay.

All I get to admire is about 5 seconds of the MP main menu and 5 seconds of the Treyarch intro video in SP.

Dragorian
11-13-2010, 07:48 AM
agreed chaos haha, best of it is its the weekend, the best time for gaming :/, and another patch wont be relased for about 10 days(just a guess) but takes the piss like

lolwut
11-13-2010, 07:57 AM
bump.......

bzong
11-13-2010, 07:59 AM
Guys, it's finally working for me without problems!

Did run few registry cleaning/compacting programs, maybe this helped, no idea, but played for quite a while without a single issue.

Gradually increased video setting, now on 1650x1080 with 4 AA, textures on extra etc, very decent framerate on 4870 with E8400 cpu.

Sofian_1
11-13-2010, 09:17 AM
Bump...

Goatman455
11-13-2010, 09:19 AM
Bump, I too still can't play.

Dragorian
11-13-2010, 09:30 AM
bump! and @bzong i did that last night cleaned alot of my old files nothing fixed for me but then again thats just me :/

Crayfis
11-13-2010, 09:41 AM
"Set Affinity" isn't an available option for everyone.

Use this program, I've used it for years. I have it run from startup, and have set all my programs to specific cores depending on thier usage.
So Black Ops and other quad games are on all four cores. Dual Core only optimised games I set to my two coolest cores, and Steam and msn messenger I have all set to the last core etc.. (do not try to set invisible background applications, windows moves them around on its own)

http://edgemeal[color="#FF66FF"]♥[/color][color="#FF66FF"]♥[/color][color="#FF66FF"]♥[/color][color="#FF66FF"]♥[/color][color="#FF66FF"]♥[/color][color="#FF66FF"]♥[/color][color="#FF66FF"]♥[/color].com/SetAffinity/index.htm



For some reason Black Ops isnt set for everyone to be multithreaded, it was set to my last core only and caused the core saturation problem that other people are getting. You can also set the multithreading option by editing a line in the config file.

You can try changing your player-side configuration either through the console (hit ~), or better yet by changing the configuration file:

In XP it's located here:

C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\call of duty black ops\players\config_mp.cfg

Back-up the original config and make your changes, then write-protect the file.

seta r_multithreaded_device "1"
/r_multithreaded_device 1

Goatman455
11-13-2010, 01:42 PM
There is no fix that is gonna work like that for a lot of us because we only have single cores. Clearly the game should run fine but has not been optimized properly for the variety of machines a huge (and $60) PC release will inevitable have.



I still am frozen at the main menu, a horrible tease, and to be charged 10 bucks more than most PC releases? It's a slap in the face.

Dragorian
11-13-2010, 02:06 PM
agreed, but cores shouldnt be the problem ,the game isnt as demanding as people think!

Sofian_1
11-13-2010, 02:07 PM
Still frozen in the menu after update.
I will try to find a fix for it...

Smokesick
11-13-2010, 03:26 PM
BUMP!!!!!!!!!!

The game, before the patch, Basically, mine didn't freeze at Black Screen... Straight to SP "Press Any Key" and MP - Highlighting all the options and such... But just... It was like... The keyboard wasn't connected, or my mouse didn't respond to the buttons... Tried many things... NOTHING WORKS! Game still Freezes. After the patch, what you guys get, I got it the first time I bought it, no black screen... It's good that we are the same and I am not the only one.

And again, like many people said, the CORES do NOT count in this... They help the game run better, but not RUN overall... Single-Core still is a buttkicker... Runs MW2 well... Low graphics, ok... But this is because of my Video card, not my Single-Core... Treyarch should fix their stuff... I was excited like hell when MW2 came out... This game just felt like another game I am downloading from a torrent... I don't expect the best, but I bought it... Treyarch FAILED...

Now they better move their 4$$ from the room full of money and GIVE A FREAKING PATCH! After all, the PC is one of the BEST machines... They can't care the least about it... Come on now!



Continue to BUMP the thread... Someone MIGHT read it... :p :rolleyes:

Sofian_1
11-13-2010, 03:30 PM
Bumpz

Amsterdammerr
11-13-2010, 03:32 PM
I bet most, if not, all are using Windows XP or higher without DirectX 11.

Today I replaced Windows XP by Windows 7. Only installed all Windows updates (DirectX 11 is included).
BO worked on the 1st attempt.

Fixed the stuttering on the 1st attempt (Config.mp)

seta cl_maxpackets "100"<- default 30. Will increase packets sent to server and might give more smooth gameplay.
seta r_multiGpu "0" <- default 1. Set to 1 if your graphiccard have 2 cores or you run SLI or Crossfire.
seta r_multithreaded_device "1" default 0. Set to 1 if your CPU have more than 1 core. If you only have 1 core, you should not even be playing this game.
seta snaps "30" <- default 20. Should give smoother gameplay if the server supports it.


Solid 60-90fps on max settings.

AMD Phenom II X4 945
Ati Radeon HD 5670
4GB DDR3
Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit)

Goatman455
11-13-2010, 03:47 PM
BUMP!!!!!!!!!!

The game, before the patch, Basically, mine didn't freeze at Black Screen... Straight to SP "Press Any Key" and MP - Highlighting all the options and such... But just... It was like... The keyboard wasn't connected, or my mouse didn't respond to the buttons... Tried many things... NOTHING WORKS! Game still Freezes. After the patch, what you guys get, I got it the first time I bought it, no black screen... It's good that we are the same and I am not the only one.

And again, like many people said, the CORES do NOT count in this... They help the game run better, but not RUN overall... Single-Core still is a buttkicker... Runs MW2 well... Low graphics, ok... But this is because of my Video card, not my Single-Core... Treyarch should fix their stuff... I was excited like hell when MW2 came out... This game just felt like another game I am downloading from a torrent... I don't expect the best, but I bought it... Treyarch FAILED...

Now they better move their 4$$ from the room full of money and GIVE A FREAKING PATCH! After all, the PC is one of the BEST machines... They can't care the least about it... Come on now!



Continue to BUMP the thread... Someone MIGHT read it... :p :rolleyes:

bumpage

M1k3
11-13-2010, 04:15 PM
I bet most, if not, all are using Windows XP or higher without DirectX 11.

Today I replaced Windows XP by Windows 7. Only installed all Windows updates (DirectX 11 is included).
BO worked on the 1st attempt.

Fixed the stuttering on the 1st attempt (Config.mp)

seta cl_maxpackets "100"<- default 30. Will increase packets sent to server and might give more smooth gameplay.
seta r_multiGpu "0" <- default 1. Set to 1 if your graphiccard have 2 cores or you run SLI or Crossfire.
seta r_multithreaded_device "1" default 0. Set to 1 if your CPU have more than 1 core. If you only have 1 core, you should not even be playing this game.
seta snaps "30" <- default 20. Should give smoother gameplay if the server supports it.


Solid 60-90fps on max settings.

AMD Phenom II X4 945
Ati Radeon HD 5670
4GB DDR3
Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit)

single core is not the problem -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSyYqNofCks

we need a patch,while I cannot play the sp, who downloaded the game almost can play multplayer :mad:

mx_
11-13-2010, 04:16 PM
The patch fixed it for me, but I can't do anything at the main menu. Damn hourglass icon.

Dragorian
11-13-2010, 04:50 PM
Yup theres really nothing we can do about it ourselfs, ive tried all the possible fixes that people have suggested :/

slowchildren
11-13-2010, 05:56 PM
Dear Tryarch,
Remember us? We're the people who are still waiting for you to fix the game. We don't want a "Sorry, these are the minimum system requirements" reply. We want ACTION. We want this game fixed, there is no logical reason for us to run every other game on our single-cores BUT this one. We want fixes and we want them NOW.
Sincerely,
About 25,000 or so if my guess is correct.
More or less a bump.

schooter2008
11-13-2010, 05:59 PM
The patch fixed it for me, but I can't do anything at the main menu. Damn hourglass icon.

THIS is happens to me too . sad as hell.

Dragorian
11-13-2010, 07:09 PM
bump!

Jugg78
11-13-2010, 07:35 PM
I bet most, if not, all are using Windows XP or higher without DirectX 11.

Today I replaced Windows XP by Windows 7. Only installed all Windows updates (DirectX 11 is included).
BO worked on the 1st attempt.

Fixed the stuttering on the 1st attempt (Config.mp)

seta cl_maxpackets "100"<- default 30. Will increase packets sent to server and might give more smooth gameplay.
seta r_multiGpu "0" <- default 1. Set to 1 if your graphiccard have 2 cores or you run SLI or Crossfire.
seta r_multithreaded_device "1" default 0. Set to 1 if your CPU have more than 1 core. If you only have 1 core, you should not even be playing this game.
seta snaps "30" <- default 20. Should give smoother gameplay if the server supports it.


Solid 60-90fps on max settings.

AMD Phenom II X4 945
Ati Radeon HD 5670
4GB DDR3
Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit)


This is not only limited to XP or Vista, it also fails on Win 7 64bit systems. Refer to my post on i think it was page 12 or 13 in this thread. There is also a video link to youtube of my fault. The description in youtube has my specs, but i'll put them here again.

intel Q9550 2.8gbz quad core
4Gb ddr3 OCZ ram
win 7 64 bit professional
2 x 5770 Gigabyte GPU running in crossfire (have tried without crossfire)
1000W OCZ power supply

My specs are well above the requirements. Watch my vid and you'll see my crashing. My mate has essentially the same specs as me but he has a E8500 i think (dual core 3ghz ish??) and 8Gb Ram.

Mine didn't work until the patch on the 12th and then it failed again on the 13th. Still no idea why it worked and now doesn't.

Bumpity bump bump!!!

Smittzel
11-13-2010, 07:39 PM
Bump bumity u

Dragorian
11-13-2010, 08:40 PM
bump!

Goatman455
11-13-2010, 09:19 PM
The patch fixed it for me, but I can't do anything at the main menu. Damn hourglass icon.

Exactly the same problem

M1k3
11-14-2010, 04:45 AM
Bump!

mx_
11-14-2010, 04:47 AM
Exactly the same problem

It's damn annoying ain't it? If this next patch doesn't fix it, I'm going to Steam support to demand a refund. I will tell them that I don't care if they close my account. It's not even my main Steam account. Valve aren't idiots. I'm sure they'll refund my money.

M1k3
11-14-2010, 04:58 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isjPsZuFFkk

hardware is not the problem...

Dragorian
11-14-2010, 07:50 AM
bump .. :(

kalaner
11-14-2010, 09:55 AM
This didn't help me but helped a lot of peoples, try it and se if i works!

http://www.callofduty.com/board/viewtopic.php?f=71&t=320424&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&sid=a8b8ajfj5f29jajn8umfiq6qk7

M1k3
11-14-2010, 11:39 AM
bum...

FKRboone
11-14-2010, 11:41 AM
Another day with no solution...

sesdan
11-14-2010, 05:14 PM
I managed to get past the black, blank screen. I went in to %PROGRAMFILES%\Steam\steamapps\common\call of duty black ops and created a Players directory. In there, I created a Config.cfg file. In there, I put the line seta r_fullscreen "0". When I launched the game, it launched in windowed mode and I could see the main menu. Unfortunately, when I went in to Settings and changed the game back to full screen, I got a black, blank screen and my computer locked up. I haven't tried playing yet, but I thought I'd pass this on anyway.

Goatman455
11-14-2010, 05:23 PM
Still happening for me

Ir0nslash
11-14-2010, 08:12 PM
hey guys .. i posted to steam and they sent this .. im just about to try it but thought ild post it here first

Hello,

A staff member has replied to your question:

Hello, Thank you for contacting Steam Support. If you are running in Windows Vista or Windows 7, please completely exit Steam, and right-click on the shortcut which you use to launch Steam and select "Run as Administrator." If you are running in Windows XP, take the following steps: 1) Exit Steam. 2) Go to the "Start" menu, select "Run", type "regedit" and click "OK". 3) Navigate to the following registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USERSOFTWAREVALVE 4) Right click and select "Permissions" 5) Check the "Allow" boxes for "Admin" and "System" for both "Full control" and "Read". If you have not already installed the Multiplayer component for the game, please log in to your Steam account, then type the following into a web browser and press enter: steam://install/42710 Then, verify GCF for both "Call of Duty: Black Ops" and "Call of Duty: Black Ops - Multiplayer" at least once: Title: Verifying Game Cache Files (GCF) Link: http://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=2037-QEUH-3335 NOTE: There may be files that fail to validate. This is a known issue and should not affect your ability to play. If the problem remains, you may need to manually run secondary installers required by this game. Exit Steam entirely. Browse to your Call of Duty: Black Ops installation folder (Usually C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\call of duty black ops\) You will need to run the following installers: ...\steamapps\common\call of duty black ops\Redist\vcredist_x86.exe ...\steamapps\common\call of duty black ops\Redist\DirectX\DXSETUP.exe Then, restart your computer and test the issue again. If the issue persists, further support for this title is handled by a third party support department - please follow the instructions in the link below to contact the support provider to troubleshoot this issue: Title: Call of Duty: Black Ops Link: https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=8788-MSQY-4777

slowchildren
11-14-2010, 08:22 PM
For all of you who don't believe it's the game's issues, LOOK AT THIS:
We single-core users never got to themain menu UNTIL the patch. WE NEED ANOTHER PATCH. It's that simple.

Dragorian
11-14-2010, 08:25 PM
doesnt fix it ..

Ir0nslash
11-14-2010, 08:28 PM
bugger algood thought ild just say .. i couoldnt even find my USERSOFTWAREVALVE folder :P

Dragorian
11-14-2010, 08:30 PM
haha, only hope we got is to wait for a patch :(

Nivek38
11-14-2010, 08:42 PM
bump.....

Goatman455
11-14-2010, 08:58 PM
bumplease

Smokesick
11-14-2010, 09:15 PM
For all of you who don't believe it's the game's issues, LOOK AT THIS:
We single-core users never got to themain menu UNTIL the patch. WE NEED ANOTHER PATCH. It's that simple.

Hmmm... That's odd... I am single-cored, but I got to main Menu the first day I bought the game... This was the day after the release... The patch was released about 2 days after that... Hmmm... Anywho, this isn't important... GIVE US THE PATCH!!!!!!!!

BUMP! Keep bumpin'!

sesdan
11-14-2010, 09:28 PM
I managed to get past the black, blank screen. I went in to %PROGRAMFILES%\Steam\steamapps\common\call of duty black ops and created a Players directory. In there, I created a Config.cfg file. In there, I put the line seta r_fullscreen "0". When I launched the game, it launched in windowed mode and I could see the main menu. Unfortunately, when I went in to Settings and changed the game back to full screen, I got a black, blank screen and my computer locked up. I haven't tried playing yet, but I thought I'd pass this on anyway.

Doing the above, I could play. I then went in to Settings in the game and made sure that my desktop resolution (1024x768) and screen refresh rate (60Hz) matched what was in the game. I also verified the integrity of the game's cache in Steam (several times, and files DID get downloaded) and updated my display drivers (though I did this from Device Manager). Some, or all, of this tinkering fixed my problem. I can now launch the game in full screen and it plays very well. Once the game was running I increased the resolution of both the game and my desktop. Sorry if this information is a little vague, but my problem solving became somewhat erratic after a while. I hope some of this helps someone.

By the way, I have a quad core processor and an ATI 3870 X2.

Stilts66
11-15-2010, 03:25 AM
I was having this issue until today. My fix? I finally got rid of XP and upgraded to Win7. Now my game plays flawlessly. Admittedly I've been playing on a computer that was running my quad core CPU as if it were only a single core (for over 2 years. You have no idea how dumb I feel lol). XP would not recognize it as a quad core, and all my efforts to fix that failed.

I would urge any of you still using XP to abandon it sooner rather than later. As time goes on it will only cause more trouble. For those with Win7 and still having this problem, I can only assume that it remains a hardware issue. Best of luck to you all :)

RandyChoy1987
11-15-2010, 03:51 AM
I got different kind of blank screen, mine is blank screen with audio with it, it seems that the game is running but the screen just blackout. But i went to main menu (accourding to the sound) the menu is working. updated my VGA drivers and sound drivers but still the same problem. argh

Goatman455
11-15-2010, 09:11 AM
Hmmm... That's odd... I am single-cored, but I got to main Menu the first day I bought the game... This was the day after the release... The patch was released about 2 days after that... Hmmm... Anywho, this isn't important... GIVE US THE PATCH!!!!!!!!

BUMP! Keep bumpin'!

Do you have hyperthreading? My slower single core machine w/hyperthreading ran the game (as long as hyperthreading was enabled) but my faster CPUd AMD FX-51 single core (one of the fastest single cores available) freezes on the main menu.

Goatman455
11-15-2010, 09:12 AM
I was having this issue until today. My fix? I finally got rid of XP and upgraded to Win7. Now my game plays flawlessly. Admittedly I've been playing on a computer that was running my quad core CPU as if it were only a single core (for over 2 years. You have no idea how dumb I feel lol). XP would not recognize it as a quad core, and all my efforts to fix that failed.

I would urge any of you still using XP to abandon it sooner rather than later. As time goes on it will only cause more trouble. For those with Win7 and still having this problem, I can only assume that it remains a hardware issue. Best of luck to you all :)

Most of our PCs are too slow and the performance/memory hit of upgrading to Vista simply isn't worth it.


This game should run on XP, the fact it doesn't is poor programming not outdated tech.

Nivek38
11-15-2010, 09:46 AM
BUMOPOPPOO

Stilts66
11-15-2010, 10:41 AM
Most of our PCs are too slow and the performance/memory hit of upgrading to Vista simply isn't worth it.


This game should run on XP, the fact it doesn't is poor programming not outdated tech.

I agree, if they say it works with XP, then it should work. And when I call XP oudated tech, I mean that independently from Black Ops. XP was holding my system back, but that just me, for others the fix isn't that easy.

Goatman455
11-15-2010, 11:21 AM
True, XP was holding your system back, but it still should have been running Black Ops properly. It didn't because it isn't polished well.


As long as this company fixes each and every one of our problems, then in the long run, I can't complain too much, until then however...FIX IT PLEASE DAMN IT!

eendra69
11-15-2010, 11:59 AM
Same problem here. I cant play Single Player game at all.

but Multiplayer is fine.

Baby Fark Mcgee
11-15-2010, 05:12 PM
Single core is the problem.

I got a dual core and it works perfect



they will probably get a patch out in months to be able to play with single core

ed2020
11-15-2010, 05:39 PM
Single core is the problem.

I got a dual core and it works perfect

they will probably get a patch out in months to be able to play with single core

All dogs have four legs; my cat has four legs. Therefore, my cat is a dog.

Nivek38
11-15-2010, 05:45 PM
Single core is the problem.

I got a dual core and it works perfect



they will probably get a patch out in months to be able to play with single core

CLEARLY YOUR A ♥♥♥♥ING IDIOT.

ed2020
11-15-2010, 05:50 PM
CLEARLY YOUR A ♥♥♥♥ING IDIOT.

Mine isn't working, however my mate's is working perfectly and he has a CRT monitor. It must be LCD monitors that are the problem!:D

RandyChoy1987
11-16-2010, 01:14 AM
I just found a fix for my problem of blank screen startup, i not sure u guys will work, those using Nvidia or ATI, use their control Centre or panel, (I think ATI is catalyst control or something),

-Go to nvidia control panel
-Under 3D settings, adjust image setting with preview
-U will see a performance and quality.
-if ur scroll goes to quality, scroll to performance, if u want try balanced for higher graphic quality.
-and if doesn't i not u can go to set PhysX config in Nvidia CP, and click and select to ur graphic card name.

thats all i can do, hope it helps to some of u guys! :)

o6uoq
11-16-2010, 02:30 AM
bump..

mine didn't work - then I replaced ATI drivers and it did - I played 5 minutes but it was VERY laggy (SP). Then they applied patch, now I just black screen (again) with the frozen blue windows cursor.

bump.

Grifon2014
11-16-2010, 02:46 AM
-Go to nvidia control panel
-Under 3D settings, adjust image setting with preview
-U will see a performance and quality.
-if ur scroll goes to quality, scroll to performance, if u want try balanced for higher graphic quality.
-and if doesn't i not u can go to set PhysX config in Nvidia CP, and click and select to ur graphic card name.

Thank you for the help, but it didn't work for me, unfortunately. Updating ATI drivers didn't help either. In SP I got a black screen with a game cursor after the company starting video. As for zombie mod, it gives me out a "Direct3DDevice: Driver internal error".

M1k3
11-16-2010, 07:49 AM
Bump...

Goatman455
11-16-2010, 07:56 AM
Mine isn't working, however my mate's is working perfectly and he has a CRT monitor. It must be LCD monitors that are the problem!:D


Hahaha, this is an awesome example of the logic a lot of people use to claim it is 100% the end user responsible for the crashes (despite more intensive games running and not crashing on our systems).

Chaosrain112
11-16-2010, 11:41 AM
One week later and still nothing!

Smokesick
11-16-2010, 01:49 PM
Bump... Do triple Bumps! This is BS... Nothing works... Damn... I wanted to have the game for the freaking weekend... I'm just stuck playing MW2... That's all... I freaking begin to hate BOs... Except the facts that it is almost a remake of WaW and has pretty little stuff related to MW, MW2... Come on! You failed the first 3 levels... Gameplay,Game stability, PC Optimization... Don't fail on time and much more things... JUST GIVE THE FREAKING OPTIMIZATION AND PATCH IT.

azzonie
11-16-2010, 02:22 PM
A dog with one leg should be as fast as a dog with 4 legs. If the one legged dog can not run it is because God made a mistake designing him.