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[SOLVED] Civilization V is black when I open it

Posted: Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:43 am
by fletcher
I have an AMD Radeon 8330 graphics card, which should, I am told, be able to handle Civilization. However, when I go into a game, the screen is mostly black.

Is it possible that I need to download and/or activate drivers for the graphics card? When I check on proprietary drviers, there is one checked as in use and two video drivers not in use. If I activate those drivers, seems to me like it should help. I hesitate because the one time that I tried, something froze my computer, but not sure if it was trying to activate the driver or something else.

Thanks.

Re: Civilization V is black when I open it

Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2015 6:03 am
by habahnow
hey, i know its been a while since you asked this question but when i had the same issue with the Civilization 5 textures mostly being displayed in black i ran:

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force_s3tc_enable=true steam
if that dont work you can also try:

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sudo apt-get install libtxc-dxtn-s2tc0:i386
fixed things up for me.
found the answer here in the steam community discussion.

Re: Civilization V is black when I open it

Posted: Sun May 17, 2015 8:14 am
by fletcher
Thank you. Will try that.

If that fails, I have also (for various reasons) broken down and decided that I need a Windows partition on my machine.