Call of Duty² - Fixing the black screen on Steam

    • Official Post

    You have problems with the game Call of Duty², which you have obtained via Steam? Then we have a guide for you here, so that the game starts normally, even without this said black screen.

    Follow the instructions step by step.

    1. Start the Call of Duty 2 single player mode and create a new profile.
    2. Quit the game and return to the desktop.
    3. Open your Steam folder "C:\Steam\".
    4. Now copy the file "Steam.dll" and "Steam2.dll".
    5. Open the game directory where you installed Call of Duty² "C:\Steam\steamapps\cmmon\Call of Duty²\".
    6. Paste here the .dll files you copied before.
    7. Right-click on CoD2MP_s.exe, select Properties, select the Compatibility tab and select "Run this program in compatibility mode for: Windows XP Service Pack 3"
    8. In the lower right corner of the screen, right-click the "Volume Mixer/Speaker Icon" and select "Recording Devices". Make sure your "default device", usually the "microphone", is ENABLED and also physically connected; if you don't have a microphone, your speakers will suffice.

    You may also need to copy AppOverlay.dll and AppOverlay64.dll if you want to use the Steam overlay.


    1. Start COD2 Single Player at least once and create a profile.
    2. Windows XP SP 3 compatibility mode for CoD2MP_s.exe
    3. Copy Steam.dll and Steam2.dll into COD2 folder
    4. Microphone activated and plugged in. (default recording device)

    If you want to change the resolution to 1920x1080 you have to do it in the configuration file.

    D:\Steamapps\common\Call of Duty 2\main\players\Hariizy\Config_MP.cfg

    seta r_mode "1920x1080"

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