Crysis 3 Sound, but no Video

I just recently purchased an XFX 7870 HD Double-D graphics card. The card came with several game codes include Crysis 3, all of which play just fine... except Crysis 3.

When I launch the game the screen goes black initially (not unusual), but then I begin to get sound and no video at which point my monitor (19in Sharp TV, 720p, no link to actual TV) gives me a message stating "Signal not recognized." But again, I'm still getting sound from the game.

I'm running the signal from my GPU to the TV via and HDMI cable. I haven't had any problems with any other games to date. Any suggestions?

My rig:
The afforementioned GPU
AMD Phenom II X4 965 CPU
Cooler Master eXtreme 600W PSU
8GB Kingston HyperX Genesis (2x4) RAM
Samsung 840 120GB SSD
WD Caviar Blue 1TB HDD

Thanks in advance!
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  1. CheezMeister said:

    What settings are you trying to run Crysis at?
    The Doctor
  2. Best answer
    Any chance you have a second monitor hooked up? What's probably happening is Crysis 3 is trying to launch at a resolution the monitor (tv) doesn't support. In Steam I always add "-window" to launch options to force it to launch windowed to get around this. I'm not sure what to do for Origin though. Try looking at the .exe right click>compatibility and check "disable desktop composition". Does that do it?
  3. @ The_Doctor: It's just the stock settings. I haven't been able to launch the game to change them, so whatever default is.

    @ wanderer11: I was wondering if native resolution wasn't compatible with the monitor. I didn't know you could force the launch in windowed mode so I'll give that a shot when I get home. I don't have a dual monitor setup at the moment.

    Just as a matter of curiosity, what does "Disable desktop composition" do? Just trying to learn things as I go.
  4. I'm not positively sure what it does, but I've had games that launch to a black screen with sound fixed by disabling it. Windows will go to basic mode as soon as you launch, but that doesn't really matter.
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