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New Windows Laptop

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:44 pm
by hard tank
Hi
I've recently bought a new laptop and its got a nvidia gtx 1050 graphics card in it. I assume the mobile version although I'm not too well versed in laptop spec. I'm running windows 10.

I've installed both bzflag 2.4.12 and 2.4.14 (at different times) and both give me the same issue. They install fine, but when I open the game I just get a full black screen. If I press enter/arrow keys I can hear the menu navigation sounds, so I can only guess it's a graphics issue?

Re: New Windows Laptop

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:45 pm
by blast
Have you verified that you have the latest graphics drivers? If it's hybrid graphics, you might also have control over which GPU specific software runs on.

Re: New Windows Laptop

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:52 pm
by hard tank
No, I have no idea about any of that. Where would I need to go in settings?

Would it come with both dedicated and integrated graphics then? Or am I misunderstanding. I'd have thought by default everything would run off the graphics card

Re: New Windows Laptop

Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:47 am
by hard tank
Edit/Addition - I can run bzflag in 800x600 as I've just tried it. The same issue happens when I press f1 and it goes into fullscreen though, with just a black screen showing.

Re: New Windows Laptop

Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:04 pm
by macsforme
In the application properties, try disabling fullscreen optimizations, or manually selecting various HiDPI settings, and see if any of those make a difference.