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Penny Arcade Adventures Episode 1 (Great Adventure Game Bundle)

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I installed all the games of the bundle last night, and while the other games work fine, Penny Arcade Adventures just gives me a black screen, with a red streak wherever I drag my mouse. Any idea what this could be or how to fix it?

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  • I've gone up against the final boss several times, and gotten him to his knees (i.e. not dead yet). One of the first few attacks after this, crashes the game. I have no idea why—the rest of the game has run smoothly. I know I haven't missed much of the game, but I'd like to see the ending sequence. :confused:

  • Aulin, you might want to make a separate thread for that, it's not really related to this.

    Same issue with the red dots streaking. WinXP, Radeon HD 5700. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the game alone, then the entire adventure pack, then I even tried installing the adventure pack to another HD. No luck. This game (plus Sam & Max, which hasn't unlocked yet) was the main reason I sprung for the adventure pack, it's a shame this thread hasn't gotten an official response yet. I did email HotHead as mentioned in the very brief readme, and they directed me to this forum.

  • Same problem.
    Win7 Professional 64 bit
    Board: Gigabyte EP45-DS3L
    Intel Core2 Duo E7200
    ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series

  • Running it directly from the folder (C:\Program Files(x86)\Telltale Games\Adventure Bundle\Rain Slick Precipice of Darkness - Episode 1\RainSlickEp1.exe) worked for me on Win7 - 64bit, ATI Mobility Radeon 5650, with fairly up to date drivers. From the launcher it gives me the black screen with red mouse trail dots.

  • Confirmed that the game will run when launching directly from the application (not the Bundle Launcher), but it seems most of the game assets don't load. The character creation screen has only blank windows (how can I make my ultimate hero if I can't see him?) and when the game proper starts, the ground is a black texture and all you can see of your character is a floating face (think Cheshire Cat).

    I'm glad I gave some money to charity, but this whole bundle has been a hassle.

  • Oh, sorry. I thought it was a general support thread for the game. The title seemed to suggest that.

    If a mod could move my post to a new thread, that'd be great. :)

  • Same problem for me

    Windows XP home
    Athlon XP 3000+
    Radeon HD3450

  • It must be related to the ati video card. When i read this thread I was worried it might be a windows 7 or os problem. Luckily it works fine on my system but my laptop has a nvidia go7600. So I would suggest searching an ati forum or try their latest driver. Hope this helps. I did make a shortcut on my desktop from the game executable in the installation folder "C:\Program Files\Telltale Games\Adventure Bundle\Rain Slick Precipice of Darkness - Episode 1\RainSlickEp1.exe" I just tried the adventure bundle game laucher way and it works that way too.

  • I already tried installing the newest ati driver (video driver problem was my first thought when it didn't work). But at least in my case updating the ati driver didn't change anything :(.

  • @hiurdin said: It must be related to the ati video card. When i read this thread I was worried it might be a windows 7 or os problem. Luckily it works fine on my system but my laptop has a nvidia go7600. So I would suggest searching an ati forum or try their latest driver. Hope this helps. I did make a shortcut on my desktop from the game executable in the installation folder "C:\Program Files\Telltale Games\Adventure Bundle\Rain Slick Precipice of Darkness - Episode 1\RainSlickEp1.exe" I just tried the adventure bundle game laucher way and it works that way too.

    It may only be a problem with ATI cards, but it seems to be the bundle that's causing the problem. I tried running the demo on steam, and it worked just fine.

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