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Flashing black squares during overworld redraw (OS X)

Discussion in 'Release 31 Bug Forum' started by Widsith [MGT], Jun 30, 2016.

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  1. Widsith [MGT]

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    06/30/2016 11:24
    Title: Flashing black squares during overworld redraw (OS X)
    Reproduction Rate:100%
    Blocker?No, but bloody annoying
    Details: Motion on overworld map produces flashing black squares as part of redraw cycle, either small ones clipped near to avatar, or large covering most of window. Not possible to capture during motion, but black square will get 'stuck' on screen when tabbed into chat window (see spoiler)
    Steps to Reproduce:Launch OS X client, move around in over world, select chat window to partially freeze redraw bug.

    User Specs:
    OS: Mac OS X 10.9.5
    CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3427U CPU @ 1.80GHz (4) System RAM: 4096
    GPU: Intel HD Graphics 4000 OpenGL Engine GPU RAM: 1024
    SotA.EarlyAccess.OSX.64.432.Date.06.29.16
    Area: Novia
    Loc: (81.2, 19.7, 255.5)

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    I'm seeing a similar issue on Linux, AMD R5 with open source drivers. I would experiment a bit more but the game crashed and I really ought to be working...
     
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    Submitting for review. Thank you for reporting.
     
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    I've got the same thing on Linux using NVIDIA. The flickering black boxes seem to originate from the nameplates over towns. It gets worse in areas with lots of town.
     
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    Similar here on Linux, Nvidia GTX 660, Proprietary drivers. Effect seems to be triggered by my player nameplate, speech, and other players/pets (even if their nameplates have been disabled) The effect only applies below the horizon, the sky shows through it. Very hard to navigate when it's present as it blots everything out. I'm also seeing some very brief flickers around area names, annoying but not debilitating. Area names are also interacting with the sky the same way themselves with the sky blotting them out as does the blue effect on distant water.


    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B7m89ZJxfGyGWW9wRVNGWFhfbUk
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B7m89ZJxfGyGS0NndWR1T0M3bDg
     
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    Having a musical instrument in hand while on the overworld also seems to trigger it.
     
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    Here too on Debian with NVidia. Seems to be center on the character.
     
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    Can you clarify on this? What all is equipped on your character? A step-by-step repro case would assist us in finding the cause. Thank you.
     
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    Thought I added this yesterday, but I forgot to post it maybe. This is what I see, and it seems to get better when I scroll my camera view all the way out:
     
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    Yup, that's it. One thing I've noticed is that is you stop moving and pan your point of view, it tends to stop with the black squares and redraw normally, so you can sort of see where you are going next.
     
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    @Attenwood I'm also getting the black squares problem along the waterfront in Solania. It's the only place that I've seen it in-scene.
     
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    @Attenwood One other observation: I was running along in Novia, when suddenly the black squares stopped. After a couple more seconds / paces, the client hung up with spinning beachball, unresponsive, had to kill it. (No cloak, cloth off). So maybe some relation between the black squares and crashes.
     
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    There is no instrument equipped on my avatar yet black squares of varying sizes keep popping up over and over. So far this only occurs while on the overworld map.

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    i just ran out with absolutely nothing equipped. still squares.
     
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    got them in solace bridge at the ruins.


    Area: Solace Bridge (SolaceBridge) Loc: (33.2, 34.7, -53.6)
     
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    got them in soltown, here looking southeast.

    Area: Soltown (Novia_R1_City_Soltown) Loc: (-43.0, 26.9, -31.1)
     
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    Me too, specs in sig.
     
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    being caused by something right at the front of this house

    Area: OwlsHead
    Loc: (124.8, 86.0, 276.1)
     
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    On overworld with nameplates off, no pet, and no other avatars nearby so the black rectangles aren't appearing for any other reason, with an instrument in the approriate inventory slot. Type "/play" in the console so the avatar visibly wields their instrument. The black rectangles of doom will appear.
     
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    The black squares disappear for me when I TURN OFF the nameplates (key 'N' if not reassigned).

    As soon as I turn them on again, the black squares return on the overland.

    Drawing the nameplates with messed up opengl transparency?
     
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