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DLOCOCO1 Jun 10 2013, 11:37pm Anchor
DLOCOCO1

Just recently bought the game. I don't have a super pc but I know it can run this game. Demo played fine got the Alpha for $10. Sweet I instal the game through Desura. Play 32 bit and I get a black screen with the epic music playing in the back. I have no idea what to do.

Anything helps at this point I just want to SEE and Play the game. Thanks :D

nasKoo Jun 11 2013, 9:36am Anchor
nasKoo

Hey there

When opening the game, there always is a cmd window opening up as well. Alt-tabbing to that window should display some text.
It would be cool if you could grab a screenshot of that window and text and post a link here.

Also, tell us more about your system. Mainly, what OS, what Java version, specs, etc.

rly048 Jun 11 2013, 11:39pm Anchor
rly048

it only lets me play on 32 not on 64

nasKoo Jun 12 2013, 3:54pm Anchor
nasKoo
rly048 wrote:it only lets me play on 32 not on 64

You need to have the 64 version of Java installed.

Grab it here:
Java.com

DLOCOCO1 Jun 14 2013, 2:07pm Anchor
DLOCOCO1

So I have the latest Java (7) and I run windows 7. This is the command screen

C:\Users\dlococo\Desktop\Capture.MHT

I'm 32 bit as well

Edited by: DLOCOCO1

BrandonKeith5248 Oct 2 2013, 3:14pm Anchor
BrandonKeith5248

i have windows 8 and java 8 on my pc,and occasionally it doesnot run,but 90% of thetime it does

ChrisConway23 Oct 28 2013, 4:00pm Anchor
ChrisConway23

I have just installed Project Zomboid and it starts up fine on both 32 and 64 java but freezes after about ten seconds off seeing the home screen. Any help?

nasKoo Oct 30 2013, 4:52am Anchor
nasKoo

Any error messages or the content of your command prompt would be really useful :)

Edited by: nasKoo

Dakelo87 Nov 12 2013, 10:25am Anchor
Dakelo87

hi guys. i have the same problem but only with the x64, not with the x32 on desura.
as im trying to play on steam i cant run it on x32 as it is by default at x64..
does anybody knows how to configure the startup so as to play in x32 on steam?
thanks!

nope.. still not working on x32
black screen while the game is runing.. i only see the inventory bar, tutorial tips and left icons.. weird

nasKoo Nov 15 2013, 11:32am Anchor
nasKoo
Dakelo87 wrote:hi guys. i have the same problem but only with the x64, not with the x32 on desura.
as im trying to play on steam i cant run it on x32 as it is by default at x64..
does anybody knows how to configure the startup so as to play in x32 on steam?
thanks!

nope.. still not working on x32
black screen while the game is runing.. i only see the inventory bar, tutorial tips and left icons.. weird


Please try playing the game in "safe / compatibility mode" which is done by right clicking the game in your Steam library and then selecting "safe / compatibility mode" from the menu.

Edited by: nasKoo

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