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Old 12-03-2014, 10:34 PM   #1
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Wolfenstein 3D goes to a black screen when an episode is selected
In version 1.1 of the Anthology, Wolfenstein 3D goes to a black screen when an episode is selected. How do I fix this? I can play it using regular DosBox outside of the launcher just fine. Is there anyway to play it properly using the launcher? When I run it as an administrator, it says that Dosbox cannot be found. Also, even the standalone game launcher does the same thing. Is anyone else having this problem?
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Old 12-04-2014, 06:58 PM   #2
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Re: Wolfenstein 3D goes to a black screen when an episode is selected
I get this also, but if I switch to Windowed it resolves, then back to Full Screen and it is corrected. (alt-Enter)

In my case... I open the game, select a new game, the "Get Psyched" loading screen appears, the loading screen fades out, the game music is generated, but choppy, and there is never a normal "fade in" of the game screen.

I am using Windows XP.

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Old 12-05-2014, 12:31 AM   #3
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Re: Wolfenstein 3D goes to a black screen when an episode is selected
It may be a problem related to VSync being in effect (Wolf3D can draw ~70 distant frames per second, while your display's refresh rate is probably just 60Hz). Try disabling it. In the DOSBox settings (not exactly sure which file, should have a mention of "dosbox" in the name and end with .conf), make sure fulldouble=false (this may be the cause for VSync, hence glitches, just in a full screen). It should have an effect for output=surface and output=ddraw on Windows. For other outputs you may need to disable VSync in a different way.
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Old 12-05-2014, 04:49 AM   #4
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Re: Wolfenstein 3D goes to a black screen when an episode is selected
I also had that problem when playing Wolfenstein 3D in DOSBox. Choosing a different output method in the .conf file usually helps. OpenGL support is glitchy in DOSBox.
Nowadays I play Wolfenstein 3D using the ECWolf source port.
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