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Subnautica goes to black screen

mrhomelymrhomely Posts: 38
Brain Burst
so i bought subnautica when it was on sale but i was playing other games at the time. i finaly fire it up and i get to select what kinda a game i want to play and right after that.....BLACK SCREEN. i get the music coming though but the screen is black. i've re downloaded and re installed it...nuttin...anyone got any help for me?

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  • Greenfire32Greenfire32 Posts: 367
    Trinity
    Ok so this depends on whether or not you're part of the experimental beta branch on Steam. If you are, delete local content and reinstall making sure this time you're NOT in the experimental beta branch. There's a bug where Subnautica doesn't work with the Rift if you're in the beta.

    If you've installed it normally and have not opted into the beta branch, I've found that even though the screen is blank inside the Rift, as long as an image is displaying on your monitor (the big ship image, not the menu where you select your save games), then you're golden.

    It takes a little bit to load (about 2 minutes for me) but it's working I promise you. Just let it sit for a bit, it'll be a lot longer than you're comfortable with, but it'll come up.
  • mrhomelymrhomely Posts: 38
    Brain Burst
    I guess I didn't mention it but I got it on the oculus store...does that make a difference?
  • Greenfire32Greenfire32 Posts: 367
    Trinity
    mrhomely said:
    I guess I didn't mention it but I got it on the oculus store...does that make a difference?
    Uhhhhh that I'm not sure on. It shouldn't make a difference, but I honestly have no idea.
  • mrhomelymrhomely Posts: 38
    Brain Burst
    Sweet thanks. I guess with my ssd I'm just not use to black screens for more then 10 seconds or so without some kind of screen to look at while it loads... Thanks guys!!
  • Greenfire32Greenfire32 Posts: 367
    Trinity
    mrhomely said:
    Sweet thanks. I guess with my ssd I'm just not use to black screens for more then 10 seconds or so without some kind of screen to look at while it loads... Thanks guys!!
    Did it finally load for you?
  • teflon07teflon07 Posts: 7
    NerveGear
    edited July 2016
    I had the same issue.  Black screen for a long time.  Taking your advice I waited and it did finally come up.  I am not sure if I am part of the BETA version or not.
  • TwoHedWlfTwoHedWlf Posts: 2,234 Valuable Player
    mrhomely said:
    Sweet thanks. I guess with my ssd I'm just not use to black screens for more then 10 seconds or so without some kind of screen to look at while it loads... Thanks guys!!
    Yeah, it takes 20-30 seconds to load. 

    Kids these days, no patience!  Back in my day I had to wait 3 minutes for Fallout 3 to load on an ancient steam powered spinny drive!
  • GreymanGreyman Posts: 1,310
    Wintermute
    LOL, sounds like a challenge.  Here goes then.  Back in 1982-83, when i got my BBC Micro, the secondary storage was in the form of a tape cassette and it would take ages and a fair few failed attempts before you could play even the simplest of games.  

    "you tell the kids of today and they don't believe a word of it."  :)

    I think i had a floppy disk drive and maybe even a hard drive, 10MB i think it was, when the first version of Elite came out.  I loved that game and actually gave it another try not long ago and surprise surprise, it really wasn't the way i remembered it.  Suffice it to say, i went back to playing ED pretty quickly. :)
  • DraftyxDraftyx Posts: 1
    NerveGear
    My screen still stays black F*** it Ill reinstall

  • Jboi4blueJboi4blue Posts: 1
    NerveGear
    I have the rift s and my screen stays black for like over 10 minutes
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