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Old 02-12-2012, 09:41 PM   #1
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Unhappy Black Screen on start up

ever since launch i always have to start the game up more than once since the first time is just the loading circle in the bottom left and the frame rate in the top right. ctrl + alt + deleting out and closing is the only way to leave. it works fine after that. anyone know why

Bonus Question: the Serious achievement says to beat the game on "unmodified" serious difficulty. does that mean i can't press F2 to Customize anything? they let you do that for the first 2 games.

EDIT: now when i ctrl + alt + delete out, it says: Invalid catalog file index

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Old 02-13-2012, 03:20 PM   #2
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Post your Sam3.log and any related .rpt files.

Yes, unmoddified serious difficulty means you can't customize any of the difficulty settings.
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Old 02-15-2012, 04:58 PM   #3
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how do i do that? :\
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:49 PM   #4
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both are located here:

C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\serious sam 3\Log

open 'em with notepad without file association.

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Old 02-15-2012, 09:57 PM   #5
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both are located here:

C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\serious sam 3\Log

open 'em with notepad without file association.
yeah i found them, but i meant how do i post it? guessing i just have to make multiple posts (since the log is 73,000 characters and the limit on here is 20,000).
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:59 PM   #6
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Try going to:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\serious sam 3\Content\SeriousSam3

And see if you can delete a file called "SignatureCatalog" (DAT file) and verify your game cache by right clicking SS3 in your steam library>properties> and then Verify Game Cache... on what ever tab it is.

If that doesn't work, copy your Config folder in the same SeriousSam3 folder path i showed above, and paste it somewhere (desktop preferably) you will remember it. Delete the existing Config folder and verify the game cache again, allowing SS3 to download a default config settings file that may have been corrupted at one point.

If that works, then delete your old config folder on the desktop, but if not, then its not the culprit and if you want to keep your settings saved, put it back into the SeriousSam3 folder.

I know this sounds like a lot to do, but read it carefully, as it fixed my problem with a black screen, then crashing due to the Xaudio2 API in the game.

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Old 02-16-2012, 05:10 AM   #7
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yeah i found them, but i meant how do i post it? guessing i just have to make multiple posts (since the log is 73,000 characters and the limit on here is 20,000).
He told you to post the content of the Sam3.log not Sam3.All.log
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Old 02-16-2012, 06:48 AM   #8
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use bb code tags [code_]huge log[_/code] (without the underscores...)
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Old 02-17-2012, 06:09 AM   #9
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He told you to post the content of the Sam3.log not Sam3.All.log
my Sam3.log IS 73,000 characters. the Sam3.All.log is 1,334,626 characters.

so yeah...

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Old 02-17-2012, 06:13 AM   #10
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use bb code tags [code_]huge log[_/code] (without the underscores...)
that didn't work :\

i'll try doing what MDA400 said tomorrow.
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