Fog and Water Not Rendering Correctly -1 reply

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kevinski

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#1 13 years ago

I recently purchased a new video card, a 128MB DDR GeForce FX 5500 AGP 8X. Before I explain my problem, however, note that I've tested the game on this same computer with another video card, a 64MB GeForce2 MX 400, as well as on another computer with a 64MB GeForce4 MX 440. In all cases, I was using the most up-to-date drivers (71.84) from NVIDIA's Web site.

Anyway, the problem that I'm experiencing is that neither fog or water will render properly. Fog is either rendering way too dark and transparent, making it look as though you can see the brushes composing the fog area. Water is either rendered far too brightly or is simply discolored. Honestly, I believe it's a shader-related issue, as the water in the forest compound level doesn't look discolored or overly bright. Of course, that's probably because it doesn't use shaders (to my knowledge, anyway).

I've tested three different copies of the game, thus ruling out texture corruption issues from the disc. Here are some screenshots of the problem that I'm experiencing…

fog_01.jpgfog_02.jpgwater_01.jpgwater_02.jpgwater_03.jpgwater_04.jpg

For the record, I've tested the game on clean installs of both Windows 2000 Professional and Windows XP Professional, with the same results. Could anyone else check to see if their fog/water is rendering properly with the latest drivers?




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#2 13 years ago

Did you end up correcting the drama KEV .... fully agravting ....reminds me of the deep purple song .You might be to young ,to rember Smoke on the water :smokin:




kevinski

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#3 13 years ago

No, it still isn't cleared up. It's definitely a driver problem, though. If NVIDIA doesn't eventually fix that, I'll never buy another NVIDIA card again. Honestly, RtCW is the newest game that I actually play all of the time. I never get tired of it.




Ignacio

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#4 13 years ago

I assume you have checked and ruled out an OpenGL problem? And, I would not be too quick to dismiss nVidia, ATI is far worse for RTCW and you will most likely get the black lines on the skyboxes if you use an ATI card.




Rudi_alias_Rudi

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#5 13 years ago
RtCW is the newest game that I actually play all of the time. I never get tired of it

Why did you updated the driver? Go back to an older working driver.




kevinski

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#6 13 years ago

I updated my video card. Since FX cards' fans are controlled by the drivers, I highly doubt that going to a pre-FX driver would be a good idea.




Tvoinpyer

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#7 13 years ago

Make your game dark, really dark so you will not see the wrong grapics. :nodding:




kevinski

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#8 13 years ago

Hell no. I use tweaks to brighten up the graphics, but playing the crypt is far worse in dark graphics whenever the fog isn't showing up properly. In fact, that's how I first noticed the fog issue; I couldn't see the enemies in dark rooms against the fog. I was thinking to myself, "Why am I having so much trouble seeing these bastards?"