Fear 2 Black Screen Errors, Crashes, Freezes and Crack Steam Install Fix

Saturday, June 26, 2010

FFear 2:Project Origin-Blood Runs Deep,Fear Runs Deeper
                                                Fear 2 picks up just before the prequel ends and allows you to play as Sgt Michael Becket -Assigned to take a corporate into protective custody.Its a race against time as your wage your battle against Armacham forces in one hand and the replica on the other.Its Crucial for the capturing of this corporate-Geneva Arstide- as he holds the key to stop Alma. Danger lurks at every corner,where you loose your members one by one and face your worst nightmares come to life.Struggle your way through the kurukshetra of enemies ,waging a battle you have no chance of winning.Anonymous helper named Snake fist,who adds a sense of mystery into the game builds to create an atmosphere of uncertainity and drama.Waiting to be consumed by Alma, the player must reach the antennae  in order to wage a mental battle with alma. but the events turn tide and results in alma getting pregnant with Beckets baby and thus this event leads to the prequel of Fear 3-expected to be released in EQ 3 2010.
System Requirements:
Minimum Requirement:
- CPU: P4 2.8GHz (3.2GHz Vista)/Athlon 64 3000+ (3200+ Vista)
- GPU: Fully DX9-compliant graphics card with 256MB (SM 2.0b). NVidia 6800 or ATI X700.
- Memory: 1GB (1.5GB Vista)
- HDD: 12GB
- OS: Windows XP SP2/Vista SP1
- DirectX: 9.0c
- Sound: DX9.0c compliant
- Optical drive: DVD (boxed only)
- Internet: Broadband

- CPU: Core 2 Duo 2.2GHz processor family/Athlon 64 X2 4400+ (required for MP host)
- GPU: Fully DX9-compliant graphics card with 512MB (SM 3.0). NVidia 8600 GTS or ATI HD 2900 XT.
- Memory: 1.5GB
- HDD: 12GB
- OS: Windows XP SP3/Vista SP1
- DirectX: 9.0c
- Sound: DX9.0c compliant
- Optical drive: DVD (boxed only)

Problem #1: Fear 2 crashes to desktop (CTD) whenever I reach a specific point in the game (event/location varies for some users):
Solution A. Disable HDR
Solution B. Turn down all graphics settings to minimum. If turning all graphics settings to lowest fixes this problem, try updating to the latest video card drivers available.

Solution C. If you are getting the MSVCR80.dll error, check out the solution posted at FEAR 2 problem #2 (right below this one :p).

Problem #2: Fear 2 crashes to desktop (CTD) whenever I reach a specific point in the game (event/location varies for some users):

Solution A. as posted by dannyo (Monolith FEAR 2 dev)

1a. If you are getting an error regarding msvcr80.dll (or if you don’t know what’s wrong…), try this more involved method of reinstalling the vcredist package- (warning! This is complicated!)
-Go to Add/Remove programs (programs and features in Vista)
-Find Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable
-Uninstall it
-Conduct a search of C:\Windows\WinSXS for msvcr80.dll
-If it appears, rename the one that is labelled as being in this folder - x86_Microsoft.VC80.CRT_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_8.0.50727. 762_x-ww_6b128700 (THIS IS IMPORTANT! RENAMING OTHER ONES COULD CAUSE BAD TIMES!) to something like msvcr801.dll
-Restart (IMPORTANT!)
-Reinstall vcredist_x86.exe (see tip 1 for info on where to find this)

2. If running Windows Vista Ultimate or Home Premium, please note that there is a problem with the Games Explorer launch icon. Use the start menu or desktop icons to launch the game.

3. Some users have had success removing the files wblogo2.vib and monolithbumper.vib. We’re looking into why these files may be causing problems for some, but this should at least allow you to play the demo if this is the problem you are experiencing. Some have had to remove ALL of the vib files. (NOTE - if doing this allows you to launch successfully, please contact me.)

4. Some users have experienced problems running the game while running two monitors. In these situations, disconnecting one monitor has resolved the issue.

Problem #3: Problem starting up FEAR 2 / Fear 2 black screen at startup.:

Solution A. as posted by dannyo (Monolith FEAR 2 dev)

1. Run the vcredist.exe and dxsetup.exe
If you’re running Installshield - in the installer folder (what you downloaded, not the program files folder), there is a folder called support. The vcredist.exe is found there. In that same folder, there is a DirectX9 folder. Run the dxsetup.exe in that folder.
Solution B. as posted by Shtong at ProjectOriginCommunity (works for most of the user with FEAR 2 startup problems)

One of the experiments I made in my case was removing the wb and monolith VIBs, which allowed me to access the main menu, but not launching the game as it still crashes at 50% of the first level’s loading screen. These videos must have something special because I can see the others (esrb, gamespy, main menu background) with no problem.
Solution C. as posted by dkellie6669 at ProjectOriginCommunity

I run windows firewall and a shaw secure firewall. I use shaw secure for my antivirus Like other threads have said to do make the following exceptions in your firewall

GameoverlayUI (its in the main steam folder )
C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\fear2 (the red icon that launches fear 2)
Outbound set to allow , in bound i have on prompt and it works fine.
Solution D: (By Hsystem from gamingnewslink)
If you tried all the suggested solutions and still doesn’t work, try this ones:
1.Grant access to all .exe’s related to Fear2 and Steam in ZoneAlarm (if applicable)
2.Verify Steam Cache files of Fear2. (Option in Steam)
3.If you have Logmein installed, it will install a display driver. Uninstall Logmein, just in case ;).
4.Install the latest nvidia drivers for your card.
5.Restart computer, and try running fear2.

Problem #4: Fear 2 sound problem | Only sound you in Fear 2 are voices (Thats one creepy F.E.A.R. 2 error you got there):

Solution A. As posted by Thehoff at ProjectOriginCommunity

Update your audio drivers. I had the same problem and I did that and it works now.
Any of you have Realtek HD Audio? That’s what I had for sound and an driver update fixed that.

Solution B. as posted by edgar0kas (and if this fixed it for you, bang your head on the nearest wall)

Turn your volume up
Solution C. As posted by dannyo (Monolith FEAR 2 dev)

1. Remove any 3rd party codec packs from your system

2. Disable all audio devices except the one you want to use (we are fixing this incorrect audio device selection, but this is a workaround)-
Big big thanks to Frosty for working up this list!

For Windows XP:

First up is to check what audio playback devices you have registered:
Go to Control Panel > Sound and Audio Devices > Audio (tab) > Sound playback section
Look at the combo-box’s list of devices and note the ones which aren’t your soundcard to help you find a matching item in the Device Manager later
ATI HD Audio rear output (HDMI out for Radeon owners) shouldn’t be a problem
Next locate the items in Device Manager to disable or uninstall them:
Right click My Computer > Properties> Hardware (tab)> Device Manager
Find and disable the extra sound devices (probably under Sound, video and game controllers or System Devices)
- If you can’t find anything that matches click View >Show hidden devices and check again
- If you still can’t find anything close Device Manager and right click My Computer> Properties >Advanced (tab) > Environment Variables and add DEVMGR_SHOW_NONPRESENT_DEVICES to System Variables with a value of 1 (this will make Device Manager show everything it has detected over the lifetime of your OS instance that are no longer installed, like cards you’ve swapped out etc..), then reopen Device Manager >; Show hidden devices and check again
Repeat the steps in the first part to check that only your sound h/w remains, if you have a Radeon 4___ then ATI HD Audio rear output will also be there (unless you disabled it) but that shouldn’t interfere, you can go back and try disabling that as well if you still get the “Sound Acceleration Error”
Finally try the game and assuming it works, you can remove the Environment Variable now if you want to.

2a. Disable other devices that may want to output audio
-It has been reported that 56k modems are causing interference. If you have no use for a 56k modem, remove it in device manager.
-Disable bluetooth drivers (if you’re not using bluetooth audio as your default)

3. Make sure that the audio device you want to use is set to default!

Problem#5. F.e.a.r. 2 Steam Server Busy:
Solution A. Check steam support here ->

Fear 2 Steam Crack



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