I figured I'd ask this here since Google is failing me and my testing hasn't given me an answer yet.
To make a long story short, I'm playing the latest version of DS:PtD edition on PC. I'm trying to play at 60 FPS with DSFix 2.4.
No matter my settings, my monitor will go black while I'm playing. Not black, as in the game is not rendering, but black, as in the monitor is turning off. It's not, because it almost immediately comes back on. If I were to push the power button, it takes a moment for it to turn off and on. But the black it turns is definitely "the backlight is off" and not "the screen is rendering a black image".
It is not a monitor issue, however. Any other game is fine. Dark Souls is the only game that causes this. I've tried any resolution from 720p to 1440p. I've tried toggling all other options in DSFix (AA, AO, AF, DoF, etc.) from max to off individually. I've tried turning of texture overrides (as I've been trying to use mods as well).
I've even tried turning off FPS delimiter (i.e. able to go beyond 30 FPS cap). That has not fixed it either. I've tried going back to older AMD drivers. That hasn't fixed it either.
I don't really know what could possibly be the issue. :|
And due to the nature of this game, the issue is game breaking. The screen will go black for anywhere from a split second to 10 seconds.
Has anyone else had this issue come up? Anyone find a solution or have heard of others who have?
I know I've played Dark Souls with DSFix before, but not on this computer. It is such a strange issue (causing my monitor's backlight to effectively go off) that I just don't even know where to start after all that testing.
I tried playing the game without DSFix. It does not cause the issue then.
I tried jumping back to DSFix 2.3.1, but Dark Souls has updated since then and it fails to launch if I try that.