vietnam black ops blank screen

By Tedster
Mar 3, 2006
  1. trying to load an old game on my system that I know I got to work before. Vietnam black ops. I even downloaded the patch. The problem is the start screen doesn't come up. I remember getting this game to work before, but I can't remember how.....

    anybody know?
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,980   +362

    Try changing the compatibility mode.
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Topic Starter Posts: 6,000   +15

    tried that... I guess it doesn't like newer video cards. It works fine on my low-grade laptop.
  4. BlackOops

    BlackOops TS Rookie

    Temporary Solution

    I had/have the same promlem with Vietnam Black ops.The menu screen
    just goes black.Here's my solution.When at the black/blank screen hold
    down the (prt scr sysrq) button and the menu should start to flicker.
    You should now be able to navigate to the options screen and go into
    video options. Once in video options change d3d render to software render.
    This will make the menu work again.The game doesn't look very good in
    software mode.I still like to play it in d3d mode with the Inconvenience
    of holding the (prt scr sysrq) button to navigate the menu.

    I hope this helps.
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