Dead Space 2 is now out and fortunately – unlike most of the other major games released lately – it is not plagued by problems to drive us all crazy. However, there are still some issues like Dead Space 2 black screen problems, freezes and crashes and a missing menu that affect a few players out there and we’re here to help with this short article on how to fix Dead Space 2 Black Screen issues and game crashes.

1. How to fix Dead Space 2 Black Screen

This usually happens on steam versions of the game. Before attempting any changes, make a back-up of the settings.txt file. Next, here is what to do:

Windows XP owners, go to C:/Documents and Settings/Your_User_Name/Local Settings/Application Data/Electronic Arts/Dead Space/ (Windows 7 owner should go to C:/Users/User Name/AppData/Local/Electronic Arts/Dead Space) and make sure that your folder options are set to show the hidden files and folders, then change the settings.txt file with the next file parameters:

Window.Top = 0
Window.Left = 0

2. How to fix Dead Space 2 Crashes, Black Screen and other issues

As strange as this might sound, if you have an USB controller (pedals, controller, anything) plugged in, it might make the game not work and crash. Just unplug the usb and your game should work fine.

Do you have any other problems when trying to play Dead Space 2?