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Spyke1
11-05-2004, 03:32 PM
Hi,

Just a quick graphics question- I'm using Cat4.10s on Radeon 9800 pro, and the game is running fine- not jerky, no stutters, except for one thing- strange flashy textures in the sky. Every few seconds part of the sky will flash white, just once, very quickly, then display the usual blue sky or cloud or whatever.

Any ideas? Thanks

Spyke1
11-05-2004, 03:32 PM
Hi,

Just a quick graphics question- I'm using Cat4.10s on Radeon 9800 pro, and the game is running fine- not jerky, no stutters, except for one thing- strange flashy textures in the sky. Every few seconds part of the sky will flash white, just once, very quickly, then display the usual blue sky or cloud or whatever.

Any ideas? Thanks

3.JG51_BigBear
11-05-2004, 07:08 PM
Sounds like you might be having a problem with your graphics card. What is the wattage on your power supply and have you checked to see if the card is getting unusually hot?

Spyke1
11-06-2004, 02:00 AM
Hi,

550w psu, and the 9800pro has a VGA Arctic Cooler fitted. It happens whether the settings are turned to perfect, excellent or medium...
Don't have any other overheat symptoms, and Doom3, UT2004 etc all run smoothly and consistently at high settings.
Do you think it's worth uninstalling drivers and re-installing? Also, how can I be sure all my old drivers files (Omega 2.5.58s) were removed before installation?

Thanks.

ZERO-BASE
11-06-2004, 02:21 AM
Hi
the flashing sky is a problem with the newer catalyst drivers (4.10, 4.9, 4.8, 4.7, 4.6, 4.5...) and the omega drivers based on these catalyst versions.
I had the same problem until I used Catalyst 4.1 (January 2004) - the flashing sky problem disapeared.

Now I am on Omega 2.5.14. This Driver is also based on the catalyst 4.1. Works best for me, because I need additional OC Power.

Spyke1
11-06-2004, 03:01 AM
That's interesting- I did experience it on my Omega 2.5.58s too. Have you noticed any issues with going back to such an "old" driver? Do water tesxtures still show, perfect settings still applicable, etc?

Thanks

ZERO-BASE
11-06-2004, 06:07 AM
No more graphic problems with the Omega 2.5.14 or original catalyst 4.1. Everything looks perfect, color of ocean water is even better. Ocean was black-blue with newer drivers now it has the correct color.

Spyke1
11-06-2004, 02:13 PM
Thanks Zero, I'll download em and give em a try. Some of our specs are similar so I'm optomistic- I have Athlon XP 3200, 1024mb DDR 400 OCZ ram, ATI 9800 pro and X-45 too! Love this stick!