Changing Video Settings Causes Game to Not StartJuly 28th, 2013 by dark_st3alth
Problem: After changing video settings, game shows a black screen for 1/2 second and closes. Re-installing does not work, and removing files from cfg folder does not resolve the issue.
Solution: More than likely there's an issue with the display settings, or some advanced video setting. You can force the game into a "compatibility mode", where it will work for sure on hardware since ~2005.
This can be done by going into your Steam library, right clicking No More Room in Hell → Properties → Set launch options button. In the box, either copy paste, or enter the following:
-novid -width 1024 -height 768 -startwindowed -dxlevel 80
This will force the game to run on DirectX 8, not to display any starting videos, and run in a window with a size of 1024x768. It is not recommended to run the game under these settings permanently, due to missing requirements which will cause graphical issues. You can remove the "-dxlevel 80" part of the launch option to comply with game requirements.