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Annoying Amnesia The Dark Descent graphics glitch
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heflys20 Offline
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Solved: 7 Months, 2 Days, 22 Hours, 3 Minutes, 13 Seconds ago RE: Annoying Amnesia The Dark Descent graphics glitch

I have Doom 3 already installed and it works fine.
09-07-2010 09:21 AM
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Thomas Offline
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Solved: 7 Months, 2 Days, 22 Hours, 3 Minutes, 13 Seconds ago RE: Annoying Amnesia The Dark Descent graphics glitch

Hmm... I will probably have to buy a card and try and fix this. This will not happen until sometime after release though.

Meanwhile, I am hoping this only affects halos (and not occlusion in general) and I have made a little fix.

I have a attached a zip to this post. Unzip the archive to the "billboard" folder in the install folder of the game. It should replace two files (if no files are replaced it has been extracted to wrong directory).'

For normal (windows) installations the default is:
"c:\Program Files\Amnesia - The Dark Descent\redist\billboards"

And on steam it is:
"...Steam\steamapps\common\amnesia the dark descent\billboards"

What it does is that it turns on Depth test for halos. This should look almost as good as normal and remove the problem.

Say if it works!


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(This post was last modified: 09-07-2010 10:26 AM by Thomas.)
09-07-2010 10:20 AM
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Solved: 7 Months, 2 Days, 22 Hours, 3 Minutes, 13 Seconds ago RE: Annoying Amnesia The Dark Descent graphics glitch

Thank you so much. That seemed to have did the trick.

The only downside is that without SSAO samples turned on I'm getting a solid 50-60 FPS, but when I turn it on to just 4 samples the FPS dip down into the 20's and 30's whereas before I was getting around 45-50 FPS with SSAO samples set at 16 and everything maxed out.

Perhaps it's just a byproduct of the workaround. In all reality, it's not a big deal and I really don't care. Thanks again, now I can enjoy the demo.
09-07-2010 11:14 AM
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Thomas Offline
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Solved: 7 Months, 2 Days, 22 Hours, 3 Minutes, 13 Seconds ago RE: Annoying Amnesia The Dark Descent graphics glitch

caseystryker:
You don't have windows Aero or anything like that on? Also if u still have some older driver you tested installed, you wanna go back to the latest.

Also, make sure SSAO is on medium and consider turning down resolution aswell. 1280x768 should be pretty sharp for example, but will make ssao much faster.
09-07-2010 11:56 AM
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Solved: 7 Months, 2 Days, 22 Hours, 3 Minutes, 13 Seconds ago RE: Annoying Amnesia The Dark Descent graphics glitch

The attached halo fix resolves the issue for me. Another 5830 card with 10.8 drivers on Win 7 x64. Thank you!
09-07-2010 03:11 PM
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Jeron Offline
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Solved: 7 Months, 2 Days, 22 Hours, 3 Minutes, 13 Seconds ago RE: Annoying Amnesia The Dark Descent graphics glitch

(09-07-2010 03:11 PM)failsure Wrote:  The attached halo fix resolves the issue for me. Another 5830 card with 10.8 drivers on Win 7 x64. Thank you!

Yep, fix works for me too. Also 5830 card. But on Win XP.

Tnx alot guys Cool
09-07-2010 04:32 PM
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Solved: 7 Months, 2 Days, 22 Hours, 3 Minutes, 13 Seconds ago RE: Annoying Amnesia The Dark Descent graphics glitch

Fixed, thank you so much!

Can't wait to enjoy the full game tomorrow.
09-07-2010 04:57 PM
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heflys20 Offline
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Solved: 7 Months, 2 Days, 22 Hours, 3 Minutes, 13 Seconds ago RE: Annoying Amnesia The Dark Descent graphics glitch

Yeah, it works, though asCasey has pointed out, there seems to be some slow down in some locals. I'll test it some more. However, at least the problem has been resolved (no more headaches! LOL!)!

Thanks, Thomas!
09-07-2010 10:39 PM
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Solved: 7 Months, 2 Days, 22 Hours, 3 Minutes, 13 Seconds ago RE: Annoying Amnesia The Dark Descent graphics glitch

(09-07-2010 10:39 PM)heflys20 Wrote:  Yeah, it works, though asCasey has pointed out, there seems to be some slow down in some locals. I'll test it some more. However, at least the problem has been resolved (no more headaches! LOL!)!

Thanks, Thomas!

Same for me with the slow downs. but yeah it worked for me too (5830)
thanks so far.
09-10-2010 12:01 AM
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Evil Ash Offline
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Solved: 7 Months, 2 Days, 22 Hours, 3 Minutes, 13 Seconds ago RE: Annoying Amnesia The Dark Descent graphics glitch

I just registered to download this fix, as I am having the same issue.

However my card is the ATI Radeon HD5850.

Just thought I'd add the info for you.

Thanks for the fix. Loving the game.

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09-11-2010 09:02 PM
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