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Old 11-28-2011, 08:56 AM   #1
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Flags missing\black

Just like in this picture - http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/...-Flags-Missing

The problem is, I don't have any mods installed so that thread doesn't help me. Any clues?
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Old 11-30-2011, 09:04 PM   #2
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Same problem here. I just downloaded EU3 night before last and get nothing but the same black flags.
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Old 12-01-2011, 08:36 PM   #3
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+1 black flags for me too!

Think I've always had black flags and that's why I've never played this game for more than 5 minutes.

Please fix this issue! I'm using EU3 and Divine Wind.
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Old 12-03-2011, 04:21 AM   #4
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For some people on the Paradox forums this worked:

Go to Steam\steamapps\common\EUIII

You can just delete the gfx/flags/flagfiles.dds and gfx/flags/flagfiles.txt files and it should work.

(I'd say backup or just rename the files just in case)
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Old 12-06-2011, 12:26 PM   #5
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That doesn't work but thank you for posting something that I could attempt.

I deleted both flagfiles.txt and .dss but it made no difference.

I did this several times as it seems that these 2 files seem to 'regenerate' each time the game is loaded.

Is there anything else that can be done?
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Old 12-06-2011, 08:36 PM   #6
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Did you try verifying the integrity of your game cache? It worked for me.
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Old 12-17-2011, 03:52 PM   #7
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I did delete every file in the cache folder and tried once again.

O guess now my only resort is to raise hell with STEAM about selling a corrupted game and refusing to buy any more games from them - there are many other alternatives, gamersgate and others are viable alternatives to steam.

Since steam doesn't seem to care, why not use their toll-free number to complain incessantly, post here about their negligence to address this issue, and abandon steam for its competitors.

No fix, no attention, no business.
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Old 12-18-2011, 11:42 AM   #8
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I had this. Deleted the DDS file mentioned previously, disabled multiple monitors and went back to single monitor, launched game, saw DDS file recreated, flags fine, closed game, re-enabled multiple monitors, relaunched game, flags still fine.

Seems to be a combination of that file and certain settings on the graphics drivers.
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Old 04-22-2012, 05:25 PM   #9
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Exclamation The fix

After several uninstalls and following directions here, it seems that snootyjim has the fix.

- Delete the flag.dds file and flag.txt file
- Delete all files in the cache
- Disable multiple monitors

Only when I did all 3 did the game run and the flags work normally.

Thanks to all who offered help.
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:20 PM   #10
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Im having this same problem. I also run multiple monitors. I'm gonna be really angry if I need to turn off my second monitor every time I play this game on Steam.
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Old 07-16-2012, 09:14 PM   #11
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I've read that running in windowed mode may help, but I can't seem to locate that option. Any suggestions? I've already tried alt-enter to swap modes.
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Old 08-05-2012, 06:05 PM   #12
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Anyone who can't get the posted fixes to work here should start a fresh thread over in the EU3 Tech Support forums, we will certainly be able to fix your problem there.
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O guess now my only resort is to raise hell with STEAM about selling a corrupted game and refusing to buy any more games from them - there are many other alternatives, gamersgate and others are viable alternatives to steam.
The game is not corrupted, it works fine. This is a trivial problem to fix.
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Old 08-05-2012, 06:06 PM   #13
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Im having this same problem. I also run multiple monitors. I'm gonna be really angry if I need to turn off my second monitor every time I play this game on Steam.
I'm not aware this is necessary for this problem, I've fixed this problem for many many people without this.
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Old 08-05-2012, 06:06 PM   #14
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I've read that running in windowed mode may help, but I can't seem to locate that option. Any suggestions? I've already tried alt-enter to swap modes.
You have to manually edit settings.txt, it should be self-evident in there. But that shouldn't be necessary to fix this problem.
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