View Full Version : Black screen, then crash.

11-28-2010, 06:04 PM
I'm having trouble with this game. I click the game, a black screen pops up and it seems like it is starting, then the black screen vanishes, and all traces of the game are gone from the task manager. I have a toshiba l305d laptop. The video card is X1250. The processor is AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-60 @2Ghz 3 gigs of ram. It is also running on 32 bit vista.

11-28-2010, 07:22 PM
Having this same problem myself. 64 bit win7, 8 gigs of ram, 4870x2 Crossfire, intel core 2 quad.

11-29-2010, 06:47 AM
In my case, the game works 'once' and then I get the crash from then on until I reboot. I strongly believe it's a driver problem (specifically when it comes to OpenGL) and not necessarily the game itself. I recently was playing "Duke Nukem 3D" through eDuke32 (also uses openGL to render the graphics) and I would get random lock-ups which closely resembled what was happening at the start of BIT.TRIP.BEAT in that the display driver would "stop responding". I have not tested it yet, but I am betting the same thing would happen if I were to play "Prey".

Now what do we all have in common? ATI video cards. I have an HD4870X2 like Tokubetsu and obviously the X1250 is in the ATI Radeon series as well (albeit a notebook card).

I suggest keeping a watch for updates and retry BIT.TRIP.BEAT with each one. HOPEFULLY the right fix gets applied which will not only correct this game but other OpenGL titles that may be suffering from the same thing (one of which I mentioned as eDuke32).

I can't stand it when ATI releases broken driver updates. This has happened in the past before (only worse because ALL games would randomly crash).

EDIT: ATI Catalyst 10.11 seems to be up for download whereas I am using 10.10. Here's hoping....

12-01-2010, 12:39 AM
BTW: Log file says

OS: Windows build 6002: 6.0 SP 2.0, type 1
ReadSaveGameData: 3, 1052
window: creating 966x566 window at (157,117) (display 1280x800, requested 960x540)
RenderContext: pixel format RGBA 32, depth 16, double-buffered
GL vendor: ATI Technologies Inc., renderer ATI Radeon X1250 , version 2.0.6747 Release, GLSL 1.10
render: supported GL extensions:
GL_ARB_depth_texture GL_ARB_draw_buffers GL_ARB_fragment_program
GL_ARB_fragment_shader GL_ARB_multisample GL_ARB_multitexture
GL_ARB_occlusion_query GL_ARB_point_parameters GL_ARB_point_sprite
GL_ARB_shader_objects GL_ARB_shading_language_100 GL_ARB_shadow
GL_ARB_shadow_ambient GL_ARB_texture_border_clamp GL_ARB_texture_compression
GL_ARB_texture_cube_map GL_ARB_texture_env_add GL_ARB_texture_env_combine
GL_ARB_texture_env_crossbar GL_ARB_texture_env_dot3 GL_ARB_texture_float
GL_ARB_texture_mirrored_repeat GL_ARB_texture_rectangle GL_ARB_transpose_matrix
GL_ARB_vertex_buffer_object GL_ARB_vertex_program GL_ARB_vertex_shader
GL_ARB_window_pos GL_ATI_draw_buffers GL_ATI_envmap_bumpmap
GL_ATI_fragment_shader GL_ATI_meminfo GL_ATI_separate_stencil
GL_ATI_texture_compression_3dc GL_ATI_texture_env_combine3 GL_ATI_texture_float
GL_EXT_bgra GL_EXT_blend_color GL_EXT_blend_func_separate GL_EXT_blend_minmax
GL_EXT_blend_subtract GL_EXT_compiled_vertex_array GL_EXT_copy_texture
GL_EXT_draw_range_elements GL_EXT_fog_coord GL_EXT_framebuffer_object
GL_EXT_multi_draw_arrays GL_EXT_packed_depth_stencil GL_EXT_packed_pixels
GL_EXT_point_parameters GL_EXT_rescale_normal GL_EXT_secondary_color
GL_EXT_separate_specular_color GL_EXT_shadow_funcs GL_EXT_stencil_wrap
GL_EXT_subtexture GL_EXT_texgen_reflection GL_EXT_texture3D
GL_EXT_texture_compression_s3tc GL_EXT_texture_cube_map
GL_EXT_texture_edge_clamp GL_EXT_texture_env_add GL_EXT_texture_env_combine
GL_EXT_texture_env_dot3 GL_EXT_texture_filter_anisotropic
GL_EXT_texture_lod_bias GL_EXT_texture_mirror_clamp GL_EXT_texture_object
GL_EXT_texture_rectangle GL_EXT_vertex_array GL_KTX_buffer_region
GL_NV_blend_square GL_NV_texgen_reflection GL_SGIS_generate_mipmap
GL_SGIS_texture_edge_clamp GL_SGIS_texture_lod GL_WIN_swap_hint
sound: using device Generic Software
RenderContext: enabled vsync
Loading 351
event monitor: timeout! (0)

12-01-2010, 06:41 AM
ATI Card? Please give this a try: