Description Edit

Combat arms black screen when i cross for a grenade fire or gas-0

Combat arms black screen when i cross for a grenade fire or gas-0

Example of this issue

When running through gas or fire, the screen turns black displaying only the HUD. This same issue may occur at the character creation screen and shop.

This is caused by having a video adapter does not have proper hardware support or the proper settings for Transform & Lighting and is extremely common on Intel integrated chipsets.

Cards known to have this issue:

  • Intel HD 3000
  • Gefore Go 7400== ==

Devices equipped with higher end cards using Optimus/Hybrid Graphics/PowerXpress technology may not switch over properly to utilize the high end card. The settings will need to be set either to disable the secondary Intel chipset or force it to utilize the main card.


Update Graphics Drivers Edit

Very rarely is this caused by outdated drivers, you can try to update your graphics drivers to see if this resolves the issue. (Most likely it won't.)

Instructions for doing so can be found here: Updating_Graphics_Drivers

If you do update your drives, check to see if you have any changed or additional options for T&L in your graphics card control panel that may help.

Intel-Only patch Edit

If you have an Intel Integrated chipset there is a patch you can try to force support for TnL.

The patch information can be found here:

Solution for Black Screen in Fire/Gas Intel Only

Mirror: Intel TnL Patch

Patch does not work for:Edit
  • Intel HD 3000

Buy a better card Edit

Buy a graphics card that has true T&L hardware support.