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Black screen no play button after patching with launcher [Steam verify files work around]

Discussion in 'Critical Issues (Blockers, Performance, Crashes)' started by Sonja, Apr 12, 2019.

  1. Sonja

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    I couldn't log into the game for the Livestream and Easter Egg hunt today. :(

    The game ran fine yesterday, but I got a patch today and now the game loads to a black screen before ever displaying the Play button. I tried rebooting, updating graphics drivers and running the game from Steam but still get the black screen.
    1. Title: Black screen no play button after patching with launcher
    2. Reproduction Rate: 100%
    3. Blocker? Y
    4. Details: Game ran fine yesterday. I received a patch today and now the game only loads to a black screen before ever showing the Play button.
    5. Steps to Reproduce: Run the game via Launcher.
    6. User Specs:OS: Windows 10 (10.0.0) 64bit, CPU: AMD FX(tm)-8350 Eight-Core Processor (8) System RAM: 16346, GPU: Radeon RX 580 Series GPU RAM: 8172

    I was able to fix this issue by verifying local files in Steam. Steam found that several files were corrupted after the last patch.

    Does the SotA Launcher have a verify files option? I haven't noticed one.
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2019
  2. Feeyo

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    Aelasar’s Forest
    Try to re-install the game, it could be a corrupted update.
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