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Old 08-05-2011, 02:38 PM   #1
Jedi Homer
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[TSL] Flickering screen

Hi,

My problem has to do with the frame buffer effects and soft shadows.

If I enable either one then my display starts to flicker like every second frame is blank. Also I don't seem to get the frame buffer effects (not really sure what they are) everything looks the same, though I do get the soft shadows. However I experience no slow down to gameplay and everything works correctly.

I believe that 1600x1200 is supported by TSL, but that resolution doesn't appear in the config utility or the ingame config screen.

If I dont enable either frame buffer effects or soft shadows the game is fine (ie no flickering) so its not a game breaking bug, but I have an Nvidia card and I know most problems are associated with ATI cards.

I am running drivers from 2008 but they work fine with every other game and I assume that they are fine for TSL.

My video card does come up with the yellow warning after I do a hardware scan.

Heres the report from the scan.

Quote:
[SWKotOR]
ReportDateTime=5/08/2011 11:32:16 PM
SysInfoVersion=v1.00.60
GameExists=1
GameVersion=v2.10.427
GameInstallLocation=E:\Program Files\LucasArts\SWKotOR2\

[OS]
Name=WinXP
Version=Windows XP v5.1 build 2600 Service Pack 2
Service Pack=Service Pack 2
Status=Pass

[SwapFiles]
C:\pagefile.sys=2046

[CPU]
CPUCount=2
CPUSpeed=3016
CPUFamily=15
CPUModel=3
CPUStepping=3
CPUVendor=AMD
CPUName=AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6000+
Status=Pass

[Memory]
RAM=2048
Status=Pass

[Disk Free Space]
C: (NTFS), UNICODE=10.36GB
D: (NTFS), UNICODE=46.51GB
E: (NTFS), UNICODE=51.56GB
F: (NTFS), UNICODE=93.64GB
G: (NTFS), UNICODE=97.59GB
H: (NTFS), UNICODE=102.71GB
Status=Pass

[CD-ROMs]
DriveLetters=Z:\
Drives=PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-215,PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-215

[Video]
Video Card Name=NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS 512
Video Memory=512
Desktop Resolution=1680x1050x32 @ 60Hz
DirectX=DirectX 9.0c (4.09.00.0904)
OpenGL Version=2.1.2
OpenGL Vendor=NVIDIA Corporation
OpenGL Renderer=GeForce 8800 GTS 512/PCI/SSE2/3DNOW!
NVidia Driver=6.14.11.6906
Vid Card Status=Warning
Vid Card Driver Status=Pass
GL Status=Pass
DX Status=Pass

[Audio]
Sound Card Name=Realtek HD Audio output
Status=Pass


;Game Options from swkotor2.ini

[Display Options]
FullScreen=1
Disable Movies=0
Disable Intro Movies=0
Sort Modules=1
Width=640
Height=480
BitsPerPixels=32
RefreshRate=60

[Sound Options]
Music Volume=76
Voiceover Volume=81
Sound Effects Volume=75
Movie Volume=79
Number 3D Voices=30
Number 2D Voices=64
2D3D Bias=1.50
EAX=2
Sound Init=0
Disable Sound=0
Force Software=0

[Graphics Options]
Anisotropy=2
Frame Buffer=0
Grass=1
Soft Shadows=0
Shadows=1
Brightness=57
EnableHardwareMouse=1
FullScreen=1
RefreshRate=60
Width=1280
Height=1024
V-Sync=0
Texture Quality=2
Anti Aliasing=2
Emitters=1

[Game Options]
UnlockedPlanetSongs=2047
Enable Tooltips=1
Keyboard Camera Deceleration=2000.000000
Keyboard Camera Acceleration=500.000000
Keyboard Camera DPS=200.000000
TextureVariation=6
BodyVariation=9
AppearanceType=101
PCGender=1
GameCompleted=0
CurSithLord=2
Hide InGame GUI=0
Use Small Fonts=0
Hide Unequippable=0
Tutorial Popups=1
Subtitles=1
Mini Map=1
Floating Numbers=1
Status Summary=1
Enable Mouse Teleporting To Buttons=1
Mouse Sensitivity=44
Difficulty Level=1
Auto Level Up NPCs=0
Mouse Look=0
AutoSave=1
EnableScreenShot=0
Reverse Mouse Buttons=0
Reverse Ingame YAxis=0
Reverse Minigame YAxis=0
Combat Movement=1
TooltipDelay Sec=1
Disable Movies=0
I'm annoyed that my system cant display these effects.

Any advice appreciated.

Thanks.


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