Can't start the game :/
Hi, i just updated my game to the 7.2 and 7.2.1 ect... updates, but after the 7.2 the game won't launch in my computer, it start but stay a black screen without anything else, can you help me ?
befort the update, i coud play without any problems, i tried to reinstall my graphic driver but that didn't work.
Someone posted an interesting behavior. When he reinstalls the game it works just the first time. Then crashes every time afterwards. Could be hinting to a solution.
Here is my experience with this problem. I played on 2 powerful PCs no problem. This black/gray screen displays on a PC with only an integrated graphics card. Furthermore If I have little unused RAM, it crashes after a minute. If I have plenty of ram, it just stays on the black screen.
I have exactly the same problem, just bought the game on steam since it sais that it supports integrated graphics (Minimum Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 440 or AMD Radeon HD 5850 or Intel HD Graphics 4000 with 512 MB)
I tried it on my Lenovo ThinkPad P50 with NVIDIA Quadro M1000M graphics card (it also has Intel(R) HD Graphics 530 as second GPU, ). In the task manager I can see how the NVIDIA GPU is cooking at 100% while ECO does the black screen thing. I do get a fancy cursor though and sound is running in the background. Sometimes I even get responsive sounds when I hit enter, so I would guess the game is running in the start screen or something, I just can't see it.
The 16GB RAM I have are at about 41% for the whole system (about 1.5GB for ECO).
CPU (Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700HQ CPU @ 2.60GHz) is at 100% at the beginning while the EcoServer is doing what I would call the initial phase as far from what I've read. Afterwards CPU usage for ECO falls back to 33%.
Unfortunately I'm running Windows 10, and I must admit that I did not research on problems with that before posting this. I will do that though now.
hey guy !! first of all im sorry about this broken english XD, i got this problem too when i've tried to play in solo , then i tried to go in C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Eco\Eco_Data\Server on the EcoServer app right click run as admin there is a window (black) let it generate the server when its done launch the game and try to launch your solo game it should work now. i got the game on steam since maybe 3 day. since we cant link it to the eco web site i guess the matter can come from there . i dont know if your problem was about to play in solo but it can help other to make it work
unfortunately this approach didn't work for me. I forgot to mention that earlier. I'm new to early access games, looks like fun so far ;-)
@dc_50168 This is exactly my problem
I went through it again. I can start the server itself from the above mentioned location. I can run it as administrator or without, it always successfully starts a server.I also found a log file in the ECO server directory that states that the server "Initialization finished in 107.659,4ms". That and the fact that I can then take a look at all settings and stuff for the server (even map layers and so on) shows that the server itself is running.
Seems to be a GUI related problem (or however you would say that in gaming language). Somethings off with the GPU stuff. Last time I had a problem like that was with the horrible NFS Most Wanted reboot from 2012, downloaded from Origin. Worst 5 bucks I've ever spent. Turns out it doesn't support anything that has more than one GPU in it. (google: NFS most wanted will not launch)
That were the most annoying 2 afternoons+evenings I ever spent on troubleshooting a game and the first time it absolutely did not run. F*** EA for not caring at all.
I'm drifting off. sorry.
Hi everyone, I'm also having this problem where it loads a black screen, a cursor and sound effects but nothing else. I find it really strange because I played it fine a few days ago through steam and months ago before it was on steam. This is so frustrating I just want to carry on playing the game but I can't even reach the main menu. Also it's launching fine on my brothers computer so what the hell? :(
As mentioned in this conversation, we kind of hope that it's connected to the recent update (7.2, 7th of march). Maybe the next update will solve this.
If a MOD should be reading this: maybe there's a way to put this thread in the right Category? To give it a bit of highlighting... From General to something more fitting...
Found a solution, this forum category doesn't really seem to be read when it's about bugs. The official bug report way goes via github:
What's been working out for me is the following from the github thread:
I went into Nvidia Control Panel. This is where I changed "Aspect ratio" to "No scaling" on the Adjust desktop size and position page (with "perform scaling on Display").
With my setup it was also connected with the following:
...which was caused by my laptop having 2 GPUs as described before. I had to deactivate the "hybrid graphics mode" in the BIOS to "discrete mode", so my laptop would exclusively work with my nvidia quadro M1000M. After I did that I could finally deactivate the "Aspect Ratio" setting.
And voila, it finally works!
I just downloaded a new update and it seems to have fixed it - I'm so happy!
Also would like to know why my other post was downvoted? I don't see what's wrong with it?