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Rantor
Amarr
Metropol
Posted - 2006.01.11 19:33:00 - [1]
 


damn, so many edits for adding useful information submitted by readers of this post, thanks go to all of you for letting others know the tricks you've discovered!

I've just managed to run EVE on my notebook without this horrible 'black screen' problem I had.
edit: confirmed to also fix some CTD and Intel integrated video card problems.

In order to do this you will just need to replace resFace.stuff file with the 3796 edition one. Be sure to make a backup copy of 3805 version in case you need it for the future patching process.
edit: It's critical NOT to have a backup file with a "stuff" extension - otherwise EVE just won't run. Rename it to something like "resFace.stuff.3805" or move out of EVE directory completely. (Thanks to Latsyrc Quadra, Eolynn, Neferin and others)

Have fun! Very Happy

Ah... in case you don't have this 3796 version of resFace.stuff file (I didn't manage to find it on the 'stuff file download' page here on eve-online.com, so had to do the whole 3550->3582->3796->3805 thing manually to get the desired file), I've put it here for public download: resFace.stuff.3796.rar (17 446 047 bytes, WinRAR archive).

edit: seems like this server is NOT on a high-speed out-of-russia connection, so I decided to make a mirror of the same file here, and have just uploaded a ZIP version to eve-files.com here. Also, thanks to Nuri Aderynn, another ZIP version is located here on his web-site.

edit: An important addition to all users of this temporary solution: you should manually revert resFace.stuff file back to patched one (3805 version) when new patch from CCP comes out - otherwise this 'temporary solution' version will fail the patching process.

I hope I won't get hurt by CCP for posting this info, because it seems to be the only way for me to play EVE until a new patch for the latest patch for the latest content patch comes out. Anyway, if somebody at CCP thinks it is not good to publish this - let me know and feel free to delete this post.

PS. I have ATI Radeon Mobility with latest Omega ATI drivers here - definitely out of supported video card list for EVE, but I don't have anything else, sorry. Hope it will work for Intel integrated video cards also.

PPS. Ah... and this one: please do post some feedback here if this workaround helped you to get rid of the 'black screen' bug: it will bump the thread and let others know it's working.

edit: I think our problems are somehow connected to the alternations mentioned by Devs in this thread.

LLG inEve
Posted - 2006.01.11 19:55:00 - [2]
 

Hi,

tried and ... IT WORKS !!!

thx alot dude !! you saved my day

i've also an ATI Readeon Mobility, but an old 7500er version in my notebook (32MB ram ...14 frames hehe)

Thanks again !!!

Bye all, iam gone playing :)

HoIIy Smoke
eXceed Inc.
Minor Threat.
Posted - 2006.01.11 20:03:00 - [3]
 

anyone else tried this?

Righteous Fury
Viziam
Posted - 2006.01.11 20:07:00 - [4]
 

going to try this out now.

ChaosCow PSA
Caldari
Royal Hiigaran Navy
Posted - 2006.01.11 20:18:00 - [5]
 

In the process of trying it out myself, thx for the help

Amiga A4000
Gallente
The Fourth Empire
Retribution.
Posted - 2006.01.11 20:29:00 - [6]
 

Well so far it works for me, wonderful, how did you stumble across this idea, even if it doesn't last long Ive changed to a long skill which is important with patch's causing havoc left right and centre.

Thanks again....Very Happy

migwar
Xenobytes
Posted - 2006.01.11 20:31:00 - [7]
 

well i can show info now :)
Just doensnt load the face now but i can live with that


seems ok

thank mate

EagleFour
Caldari
Jobs
DAMAGE INC...
Posted - 2006.01.11 20:32:00 - [8]
 

fixed my issue, no adverse effect, good find. PROPS.



Dex Claw
Posted - 2006.01.11 20:33:00 - [9]
 

Thanks, works for me also, loads faces and gives show info.

Great customer service on CCP part, leave it up to the customers to repair their own game. Lol maybe they will start farming some coding work out to some of us as well.......

Splade
Amarr
Knights 0f the Golden Circle
Posted - 2006.01.11 20:35:00 - [10]
 

Sexeh ! - Works for meh Very Happy

Genius ! IdeaWink

Rantor
Amarr
Metropol
Posted - 2006.01.11 20:36:00 - [11]
 

Hmmm... seems to work not only for me - fascinating! Shocked

Has anyone tested this with Intel integrated video cards yet?

EagleFour
Caldari
Jobs
DAMAGE INC...
Posted - 2006.01.11 20:39:00 - [12]
 

I got the intel chipset works great. the title needs changed though i didnt have the black screen problem. I had the CTD Reboot probs 915 chipset. This needs stickied.

Vampire Blade
Caldari
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Posted - 2006.01.11 20:40:00 - [13]
 

Edited by: Vampire Blade on 12/01/2006 00:49:44
I'll try it later!

Ok, works great.

Mshraks
Posted - 2006.01.11 20:41:00 - [14]
 

Hey Rantor,

I have ATI Radeon Mobility X600 on my HP notebook. Where can i find the latest Omega driver for this one. Can`t find it.

Thx already man.Wink

Righteous Fury
Viziam
Posted - 2006.01.11 20:45:00 - [15]
 

worked great, thanks.

Rantor
Amarr
Metropol
Posted - 2006.01.11 20:48:00 - [16]
 

Originally by: Mshraks
Hey Rantor,

I have ATI Radeon Mobility X600 on my HP notebook. Where can i find the latest Omega driver for this one. Can`t find it.

Thx already man.Wink


Omega ATI drivers are not (but are indentical to) official ATI drivers and I don't think they are actually required for this fix. I just posted this for more information about my notebook specs (official ATI Catalyst drivers usually can't be installed on notebook computers).

Anyway, I've just edited the post to include the link to www.OmegaDrivers.net web-site if you need them.

Mshraks
Posted - 2006.01.11 21:05:00 - [17]
 

Originally by: Rantor
Originally by: Mshraks

(official ATI Catalyst drivers usually can't be installed on notebook computers).





But how did you get it installed on your notebook than.Sad
Ati doesnt have ATI mobility drivers thats kind of weird.

Just asking mate Wink

Selnar
Posted - 2006.01.11 21:08:00 - [18]
 

Works for me. Compaq r4012us notebook with Radeon Xpress 200M. Thanks!

Torlek573
Posted - 2006.01.11 21:10:00 - [19]
 

going to try it now, i as well have a member of the radeon mobility family, however, i have a new notebook from hp and its the xpress 200m

Rantor
Amarr
Metropol
Posted - 2006.01.11 21:11:00 - [20]
 

Edited by: Rantor on 11/01/2006 21:14:15
Originally by: Mshraks

Originally by: Rantor

(official ATI Catalyst drivers usually can't be installed on notebook computers).



But how did you get it installed on your notebook than.Sad
Ati doesnt have ATI mobility drivers thats kind of weird.

Just asking mate Wink


This is exactly what Omega drivers are made for! If you have a notebook - grab them immediately! Very Happy

Technically speaking, they are the exact copy of the latest ATI/NVidia drivers, but with some INF files unofficially tweaked to accept notebook versions of ATI and NVidia video cards PCI signatures (you know, something like PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4153&SUBSYS_4C501019).

Mshraks
Posted - 2006.01.11 21:21:00 - [21]
 

Hey Randor really much thanks mate.Very Happy

Btw i already tryed the black screen fix of you and it works for me also.Razz

Why the hell isnt CCP coming with this solution.Confused

Rantor
Amarr
Metropol
Posted - 2006.01.11 21:26:00 - [22]
 

Originally by: Mshraks
Hey Randor really much thanks mate.Very Happy

Btw i already tryed the black screen fix of you and it works for me also.Razz

Why the hell isnt CCP coming with this solution.Confused


Because this is effectively just a rollback for the resFace.stuff file changes... They don't like to do rollbacks, remember? Confused

An important addition to all users of this temporary solution: you should manually revert resFace.stuff file back to patched one (3805 version) when new patch from CCP comes out - otherwise this version will fail the patching process.

I will now add this important warning to the initial post.

Mshraks
Posted - 2006.01.11 21:43:00 - [23]
 

Cant believe my eyes.
What a great advantage these new Omega drivers. Never thought screen could be so sharp.
The drivers they give with the notebook where really crap.
Now the only thing that must be fixed is the crash issue every 10 minutes.

Have fun playing pplRazz

Valima
Third Watch
Posted - 2006.01.11 21:54:00 - [24]
 

It works for me too! Except the picture won't appear, but at least I know the security status and bio...

Thx Rantor, Eve hero of the day

TiPas
Posted - 2006.01.11 21:55:00 - [25]
 

I LOVE YOU !!! ;)

It works with my Radeon 7200 perfectly. Thanks very much.

Jack Brimstone
Gallente
The Scope
Posted - 2006.01.11 22:15:00 - [26]
 

Thanks for the heads up on this in the thread in General Discussion Rantor, that worked. My Radeon 9100 IGP now works without making the laptop fallover constantly.

Oh, and you rawk. thx.


EagleFour
Caldari
Jobs
DAMAGE INC...
Posted - 2006.01.11 22:30:00 - [27]
 

Mods sticky please for the rest of the folks. Thanks!

Yvonne S
New Eden Regimental Navy
Rebel Alliance of New Eden
Posted - 2006.01.11 23:25:00 - [28]
 

Woot !!! It worked....praise all computer geeks...THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU LaughingVery HappyExclamationExclamationExclamation

Scoutt Runner
Gallente
Doomheim
Posted - 2006.01.11 23:28:00 - [29]
 

Works pretty damn well, and I seem to login a bit quicker too, Thanks!

Ayla Vanir
Caldari
InterSys
Posted - 2006.01.11 23:36:00 - [30]
 

Edited by: Ayla Vanir on 11/01/2006 23:36:45
Anyone having similar/related issues - but running nVidia hardware?



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