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[Steam] Blackscreen on startup (Troubleshooting didn't work)

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milumilu    0

My BF sent me this game (Mark of the ninja: Special edition) and Invisible inc as a gift to my steam account, Invisible Inc works fine without any problem at max settings, but when i try to launch this game (Mark of the ninja) i just get a black screen with background sound.

I checked for solutions on the net and these forums, but nothing seems to work
1 - I tried to update my DirectX (from the game folder, steam folder and the microsoft website link provided by Obelisk's pinned post on the steam forums ) and restarted my PC after every try.
2 - I desactivated the "steam overlay while playing" option in steam.
3 - I added the  "-nocontroller" launch option in steam (without the " ")
4 - I verified the "game cache integrity" in steam.
5 - All my drivers seem to be up to date.
6 - I tried to change the game to windowed mode with Alt+Enter (didn't work)

My System information (this is not a laptop)
Operating System: Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
Processor: Intel® Pentium® Dual  CPU @ 2.00GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.0GHz
Memory: 2048MB RAM
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT
(Display Memory: 2029 MB Dedicated Memory: 1005 MB Shared Memory: 1023 MB)

I know this is not a "good PC" but should be more than enough to run this game.

DxDiag.txt The attached file is the text generated by the dxdiag tool. Thanks in advance for your help >,<

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JanH    6,699

The black screen during game launch or startup usually indicates an issue with Direct X, and it sounds like you have tried a number of our troubleshooting steps. Try these to see if they make a difference:

  • Try rolling back your GeForce driver to an older version to see if the issue is caused by a faulty driver.
  • Completely uninstall game from you computer, then delete Mark of the Ninja's local content before trying to re-install.
  • Try launching the game in windowed mode:
    • Right-click Mark of the Ninja > Properties
    • In General Tab, choose "Set Launch Options"
    • Type in: -windowed and click OK
  • When the game launches in windowed, go into the Help & Options menu and turn off Bloom, Displacement, and Blur. 

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