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Author Topic: Black Screen issue when joining a server. (3 messages, Page 1 of 1)
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Joined: Jan 19, 2013

Posted: Jan 19, 2013 03:50 AM    Msg. 1 of 3       

I have an issue with the game and that is that when I join several servers (Mainly {XG}) I get a black screen and the only thing I hear is the game mode being announced and I've no idea what to do.

I formatted and reinstalled my OS (XP SP3) and that still didn't solve it. (My graphics card is ATI Radeon HD 4650, I have a dual-core CPU... I can join other servers so that's not the issue, but I cannot join these particular ones and yes, I've been to their forum and they've no idea what is going on).

Please help me.


EDIT: I should add that {XG} Server Admins told me that I have 0 ping while experiencing the black screen issue and that I am assigned to player number 0, which, I believe, is the player number given to people that are leaving the server. They went as far as giving me adminship and that still didn't solve the black screen.
Edited by vstef96 on Jan 19, 2013 at 05:56 PM

Joined: Apr 20, 2009

Shall we play a game?

Posted: Jan 19, 2013 11:28 PM    Msg. 2 of 3       
Are the XG Clan servers running OS/HAC on their servers? If they are, and they are using features specific to OS/HAC (which means that only players running OS/HAC would be able to join the servers properly), that could be the issue.

Otherwise, do the usual stuff:
1. Update your graphics card/network card drivers.
2. Check if Halo is using anti-aliasing, and if so turn it off from your graphics card control panel.
3. Update Windows and install all updates.
4. Reinstall Halo CE with the installer and update it with the 1.09 patch, both downloaded from this site.
5. Run Disk Cleanup and CCleaner (you can download this here: https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner), both the registry check and the file cleaner.

I would suggest doing these in order, and test Halo only afterwards. Come back here after you try these steps, and tell us what happened.

Joined: Jan 19, 2013

Posted: Jan 20, 2013 03:29 AM    Msg. 3 of 3       
You've got to be kidding me, all this hassle... and it was just some fail registry that I fixed with CCleaner? Wow, thanks man! You just made a halo player happy :D


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