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L-Rurik-TFG
07-17-2008, 04:07 PM
This has been driving me nuts (even more than the lack of subtitles, but that's another topic). I can barely see the maps in all of my cities. As you move the map away from the center of the city it gets progressively darker until you can't see anything at all. I'm in block 6 now and trying to find all flags and templars, and it is extremely irritating to not be able to see the map for reference. I find that if I move the map so that the black area is at the edge of my TV, it will light up.

Here's the the map of Jerusalem, note the entire west and bottom portion is all black. You can't see any details of the buildings there at all:
http://www.thebaskins.com/albums/Misc/AssassinsCreedMap1.jpg

Here's a zoom in of that area:
http://www.thebaskins.com/albums/Misc/AssassinsCreedMap2.jpg

Now, if you move that black area to the far edge of the screen, it lights up and you can see the buildings:
http://www.thebaskins.com/albums/Misc/AssassinsCreedMap3.jpg

(Note: I had brightness at 10/10, but that didn't help)

I tried searching on this but found no posts. Is this just normal and everyone is accustomed to it?

FYI, yes, I do have all view points. I have the 'Fearless' achievement for getting all 90+ of them.

L-Rurik-TFG
07-17-2008, 04:07 PM
This has been driving me nuts (even more than the lack of subtitles, but that's another topic). I can barely see the maps in all of my cities. As you move the map away from the center of the city it gets progressively darker until you can't see anything at all. I'm in block 6 now and trying to find all flags and templars, and it is extremely irritating to not be able to see the map for reference. I find that if I move the map so that the black area is at the edge of my TV, it will light up.

Here's the the map of Jerusalem, note the entire west and bottom portion is all black. You can't see any details of the buildings there at all:
http://www.thebaskins.com/albums/Misc/AssassinsCreedMap1.jpg

Here's a zoom in of that area:
http://www.thebaskins.com/albums/Misc/AssassinsCreedMap2.jpg

Now, if you move that black area to the far edge of the screen, it lights up and you can see the buildings:
http://www.thebaskins.com/albums/Misc/AssassinsCreedMap3.jpg

(Note: I had brightness at 10/10, but that didn't help)

I tried searching on this but found no posts. Is this just normal and everyone is accustomed to it?

FYI, yes, I do have all view points. I have the 'Fearless' achievement for getting all 90+ of them.

DJPieSlice
07-18-2008, 09:42 AM
Have you tried playing on another TV yet?

L-Rurik-TFG
07-18-2008, 08:03 PM
I did try on another TV when we were on vacation (same xbox and same copy of game) and it did it too.

I finished the game, missing just one Templar. Got so ****ed off at Ubi for making me sit through the 13 minute ending cutscene every time I wanted to replay, so I started a new game to get the templars.

The problem isn't there on the new game, luckily. Must've just been a bug during that one particular play-through. As I hit a view point, it took the 'blur' off the area, but never lit it up.

Oh well, that's better than the game locking up with me falling through walls and roofs, though that's only happened a few times http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif