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Offline ChefOrc

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Black screen freeze when Alt-Tab-ing
« on: May 31, 2015, 08:28:57 AM »
Hi

I just started playing through Steam
I have a dual-monitor set-up, Windows 7.

When I Alt-Tab, the main screen goes completely black.
I can still click on things, but of course I can't see a thing.

Only way I found was to reboot the computer.

Am I the only one with this?

Offline DaveGilbert

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Re: Black screen freeze when Alt-Tab-ing
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2015, 11:15:14 AM »
Sadly, AGS games react really unpredictably when alt-tabbing (and even more so when the Steam overlay is involved). It's a bug with the AGS engine and nothing we can really fix ourselves. So the only advice I can give is to not do that. Sorry.

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Black screen freeze when Alt Tab ing
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2015, 09:42:41 PM »
Ok, so I launch the launcher, press play and it goes to a black screen, which then freezes. I cannot tab out or close it with the task manager. Can someone tell me a fix. I can explain more if needed.
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Re: Black screen freeze when Alt-Tab-ing
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2015, 04:44:49 AM »
Are you running security software?
I've had the black screen on startup issue on other AGS games (can't remember exactly which) due to Comodo security blocking something that the game tries to do at startup. It's supposed to show a popup to let you allow the program to run, but I suspect that the fullscreen mode used by these games is preventing the popup.