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It's a Crysis -- black screen after intro movie

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mastablasta Wednesday 22 July 2020 at 20:19


I've been struggling with Crysis. I've even checked some older tips on Wine and added two more dlls.


So i created wine64 prefix, installed, swtiched to winxp, added libraries, added -dx9 to arguments... it doesn't launch. simmilar issue on windows apaprently.


so i got Crysis:Warhead (nealry platinum btw) and moved its 64bin folder to Crysis. now game starts. i get the EA logo, the menu, i can change graphics and such with no issues, then i launch the game and the intro movie plays out and then all i get is black screen. disk is running for a while, then nothing. how do i continue to troubleshoot?


here is the log:


these are the PC specs (i have to say i just did a kernel+nvidia driver upgrade after pulling these specs, but i doubt any of that is what was causing the issue):


System:    Host: blackmesa Kernel: 5.3.0-62-generic x86_64 bits: 64
           Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.12.9 Distro: Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS
Machine:   Device: desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: PRIME B450M-A v: Rev X.0x serial: N/A  
           UEFI: American Megatrends v: 1820 date: 09/12/2019                          
CPU:       8 core AMD Ryzen 7 2700 Eight-Core (-MT-MCP-) cache: 4096 KB                
           clock speeds: max: 3200 MHz 1: 1378 MHz 2: 1378 MHz 3: 1375 MHz              
           4: 1543 MHz 5: 1377 MHz 6: 1546 MHz 7: 1376 MHz 8: 1553 MHz 9: 1379 MHz
           10: 1377 MHz 11: 1388 MHz 12: 1536 MHz 13: 1373 MHz 14: 1539 MHz
           15: 1376 MHz 16: 1542 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA Device 1f82
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.20.8 )
           drivers: nvidia (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa,nouveau)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
           OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GTX 1650/PCIe/SSE2 version: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 435.21
Audio:     Card-1 NVIDIA Device 10fa driver: snd_hda_intel
           Card-2 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) HD Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k5.3.0-62-generic
Network:   Card: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCIE Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169
           IF: enp7s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1750.4GB (16.7% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST1000DM003 size: 1000.2GB
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: WDC_WD7500AARX size: 750.2GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 46G used: 13G (28%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
           ID-2: /home size: 861G used: 252G (31%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda3
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 9.69GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda4
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: N/A mobo: N/A gpu: 40C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 0
Info:      Processes: 326 Uptime: 11:01 Memory: 1959.3/16003.5MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.56



Edited by mastablasta

Dadu042 Wednesday 22 July 2020 at 23:07

This may help:

mastablasta Thursday 23 July 2020 at 20:07

ok. i will try this guide and see what happens:

the guide is written for DVD version of the game. i already tried it on existing install, but it doens't work. i will retry with 32bit prefix. though wine appdbstates that you need to specifically run 64bit prefix to run the game.

i would still like to know where do i get the feedback informaiton to see what actually went wrong. in wine you get it in terminal, but here the debug logs acts as if everything was OK.

mastablasta Monday 27 July 2020 at 16:32

following the guide did not work as well. I get a small wine window that is so tiny you can't see the buttons for install. i tracked the issue down to this:

i moved the newer libs to this folder and i could install but i am back to where i was. the intro movie (EA...) does not load.

according to this you should use 64 bit version:

but that ends up with blank screen as well. the farthest i came is using crysis:warhead libraries. that one launches the intor movie (EA...). loads the menu and i can set things in there (resolution, keys etc), but then i get to game intro movie which plays fine and then i get black screen.


could someone maybe try it out and let me know how to install it rather than send me to various old links and guides? or at leats tell me how to troubleshoot it.


mastablasta Monday 27 July 2020 at 17:09

I figured it out. and it is a bit stupid (see below).

1. create 64 wine prefix using system wine (i am on 18.04)

2. configure wine - then select windows xp

3. install the game.

4. manually create shortcut to /GOG Games/Crysis/Bin64/Crysis.exe

5. when you run it the game crashes when you run it with only option to click OK. but maybe it creates some setting file or something. all i know is i didn't do it like this before. and always just got a blank screen.

6. Create another shortcut but this time to /GOG Games/Crysis/Bin64/Crysis64.exe

and it loads and it works! likely on dx9, but it works.

some people on laptop had issues with battery meter. setting the run command to crysis64 -dx9 should take care of that.


tested on (since first post i had some updates):

Host: blackmesa Kernel: 5.4.0-42-generic x86_64 bits: 64

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700

Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.12.9 Distro: Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS

OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GTX 1650/PCIe/SSE2 version: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 440.1