Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T6500 @ 2.10GHz
Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB Graphics Mobile Intel(R) 45 Express Chipset Family (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.1) Gaming graphics 1341 MB Total available graphics memory Primary hard disk 144GB Free (233GB Total) Windows 7 Home Premium
Manufacturer TOSHIBA Model Satellite L505 Total amount of system memory 4.00 GB RAM System type 32-bit operating system Number of processor cores 2 64-bit capable Yes
Display adapter type Mobile Intel(R) 45 Express Chipset Family (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.1) Total available graphics memory 1341 MB Dedicated graphics memory 128 MB Dedicated system memory 0 MB Shared system memory 1213 MB Display adapter driver version 184.108.40.2069 Primary monitor resolution 1366x768 DirectX version DirectX 10
...Just to get them out of the way.
So, firstly, should my laptop be able to run this game?
I downloaded S&S EP as part of the Humble Indie Bundle V and was psyched to be able to play this awesome looking game.
However, when I start the game after installing it (which I've done twice now), all I get is a black screen. Sometimes I'll hear a sound play and if I hit the Windows button and then click back into the program, I may see a logo pop in, but that's as far as it ever goes.
I compared my system specs to the required ones, and thought they surpassed them, but now I'm not so sure. The rest of the Humble Indie Bundle games minus Amnesia (since that requires a graphics card) run perfectly, and I thought some of them had more demanding specs.
Does anyone know what could be causing the problem for me? Does it look like my laptop could be under the requisite specs after all? I mean, for an iOS port, I wouldn't expect this game to be very demanding.
Thanks in advance for your help. --- 'Call me Desdinova, Eternal Light. These gravely digs of mine will surely prove a sight.' ~'Astronomy' by BOC http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SY7h4VEd_Wk
If it's any help I had a similar problem. I find that when I want the game to run without having the problems you are having I first need to reset the laptop if I've been using it for any length of time.
I don't know why this works but it does. It could be that the CPU useage is too high with background programmes running...or that my laptop was overheating previously. Anyway this seems to fix the problem.
I too had the black screen/music only the first time i tried it and other times I get music skipping. Restarting the computer and loading the game as soon as everything is back seems to fix this.