Black screen being output on stream/record,despite live screen showing content

Hi there,

I posted this in reply to someone else who had this problem on here, but realised their original post was from 9 months ago so probably wan't the same issue causing their problem given how many updates there have been since then!

So, last night I was streaming Wolfenstein New Order without any probs (apart from some v-sync issues that randomly started happening after updating to latest nvidea drivers, did not affect streaming though!). Booted up this morning and started streaming again only to be greeted by a black screen on the browser end of my stream. The audio is still captured correctly but the video layers are just replaced with an all-black screen. (see attached picture!) I have checked and this issue is happening with the recording function also. I uninstalled/reinstalled GameShow and the problem is still there.

Specs as follows (taken from system summary, excuse any unnecessary spurious info!):-

Windows 10 Pro (v.10.0.14393 Build 14393)
x64-based PC
Intel i7-3770K CPU @ 3.50GHz, 3501 Mhz, 4 Cores, 8 Logical Processors
BIOS Version/Date: American Megatrends Inc. P2.30, 11/07/2013
GTX 1080 (Zotac Amp! Extreme edition)
SMBIOS v.2.7
Embedded Controller v.255.255
BIOS Mode: Legacy
BaseBoard Manufacturer: ASRock
16.0 GB
Hyper-V - VM Monitor Mode Extensions    Yes
Hyper-V - Second Level Address Translation Extensions    Yes
Hyper-V - Virtualisation Enabled in Firmware    Yes
Hyper-V - Data Execution Protection    Yes

I posted more on this in the old thread I commented on so will add these as separate posts below.

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  • Michael T **Posted this as separate thread...**

  • how do i get to the output settings

  • Deven Patterson Open your Gameshow scene, at the top, the 5th from the left says Output. Click it. That's it, brother

  • i dont have it

  • Glad to see still NO fix and you continue to sell your software!

  • Chase The beta release is hopeful, though what made that work was restoring my project from a backup file. Consider setting up a brand new blank project as a test and record to video file. If still black, wait for the release. If not black, consider restoring from a backup file.

  • Deven Patterson I’m not sure if it’s a Windows distribution version issue, but here’s what I found on a Windows wiki: “If you can't see the menu bar, press the Alt key. Select ‘Toolbars’ and then click the toolbar you want to enable. If you are missing your File, Edit, View, and Tools menu options, select ‘Menu bar’ from the list.”

  • Well I can confirm that 4.2 OSX builds do have this issue on x264 Apple H264 hardware encoder, and  Nvidia H264 Hardware encoder on osx.  I even created a blank Document, and tried from that still actually tried 6 different ones ..  Guess time to go back and grab  an older build of gameshow.... Sadly I actually liked the new updates.

  • Ok -- if you make a new Document you can make it work here is the kicker,  it seems  that if you put anything on master layer 1 and 3 it seems to revert  everything to black output..  


    So Master layer 2 with everything on it seems to be 60 percent ok .....


    Master layer 1 3  = black screen....  

  • Jamie Freeman I did that and nothing. I deleted all scenes, uninstalled, reinstall, and rebuild everything from the ground up. They have admitted that it is an issue with their software but aren't going to fix it any time soon. 

  • Jamie Freeman Just use OBS. It's free and once you play with it and understand how it works, it's better. No bugs and they don't just let you sit and ruin your stream "until next patch" or whatever bullshit. Gameshow is THE WORST software to use to stream. 

  • EdwardKenway  It is sad as I really liked GameShow, but it always as issues. 

  • STILL NO FIXES!!!! God I hope everyone gets refunded and this Co is pointed out for the scam artist they are! They know it wont work but still have people wast their time learning it to only have to learn something else! DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT!

  • Michael T thnx i got it

  • Chase You are in a help forum, not a review page. We are looking for a solution to the problem and hope to improve on a product that served us well. Everyone has a chance to evaluate the program at no cost.

    If you want a refund, I’ve done the work to find a link for you.

  • That's odd cause I actually got it to work that way lol....  I am sure they will get it fixed....  if not I have a backup copy of a old version that has never failed me so.....

  • i actually got mine working good as new when Michael T told me how to bring up the output options i turned mhy bitrate to 2500 and made it use myh nvidea grapics card instead of 264 or quicksync now it works

  • Jamie Freeman This is why we make backups before updating! LOL. I’ll do the same. My last test with the 4.2 beta worked only after restoring from an older project file.

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