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Graphics Skewed 2 years, 3 months ago #1

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Anyone have this problem with their graphics (see attached screenshots)? I installed the demo on a new HD and it works ok until the second or third time I start the game and the graphics are skewed. I uninstall and re-install to a new directory with the same result after a few tries.

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PC: Windows 7, 4 GB Ram, 512 mb video
Last Edit: 2 years, 3 months ago by 14GA. Reason: extra info

Re: Graphics Skewed 2 years, 3 months ago #2

Is your video card on-board (motherboard) or dedicated?

Re: Graphics Skewed 2 years, 3 months ago #3

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Dedicated. It is the same card I have used playing SOWGB for the last couple of years without fail. When I install the game fresh it works as it should until I exit and start it again.


NVIDIA System Information report created on: 07/23/2012 00:11:48
System name:

[Display]
Operating System: Windows 7, 64-bit
DirectX version: 11.0
GPU processor: GeForce 8500 GT
Driver version: 302.82
DirectX support: 10
CUDA Cores: 16
Core clock: 475 MHz
Shader clock: 950 MHz
Memory clock: 475 MHz (950 MHz data rate)
Memory interface: 128-bit
Total available graphics memory: 2303 MB
Dedicated video memory: 512 MB DDR2
System video memory: 0 MB
Shared system memory: 1791 MB
Video BIOS version: 60.86.48.00.16
IRQ: 16
Bus: PCI Express x16

Re: Graphics Skewed 2 years, 3 months ago #4

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14GA,

Driver update needed, maybe?

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Re: Graphics Skewed 2 years, 3 months ago #5

Try switching from full screen to windowed, and try it again.

Rename your sowgb.ini file, and start the game again, and see if that makes any difference. Also change resolutions as well.

Like Jack said maybe your drivers need updating.

Crazy thing is, that is exactly what I would get when playing the Combat Mission series until I downloaded the .bmp ATI fix.

Looks very similar.
Last Edit: 2 years, 3 months ago by Michael Slaunwhite.

Re: Graphics Skewed 2 years, 3 months ago #6

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<Try switching from full screen to windowed, and try it again.
Tried this first. No go.

<Rename your sowgb.ini file, and start the game again, and see if that makes any difference. Also change <resolutions as well.
Renaming the .ini file and changing resolutions has no effect.

<Like Jack said maybe your drivers need updating.
I went to the NVidia website and it said I had the current drivers but I downloaded and re-installed them anyway. Still does not work.

I actually have Combat Mission but not installed on my new HD. I will have to see if there are any problems when I try to run it.

**I installed Combat Mission: Normandy and the graphics on that game are perfect**
Last Edit: 2 years, 3 months ago by 14GA. Reason: info

Re: Graphics Skewed 2 years, 3 months ago #7

I don't own a NVIDIA Video card, mine is an ATI.

I'm just grasping here, but what does it say in your SOWgb.ini file about the AntiA, and Anso settings?

Look in your .ini file for...

[b]Initialization[/b]]
Full Screen=1
Screen Res=14
AntiA=0
Anso=0

Also, in your Video card settings, are you able to turn these settings off? If so do that, and see what happens.

There could also be some command line parameters you can enter, but I'm not all that sure if NSD has implemented this option or not.
Last Edit: 2 years, 3 months ago by Michael Slaunwhite.

Re: Graphics Skewed 1 year, 11 months ago #8

"I put the game in Windows XP compatibility mode and so far has worked again. Not sure if it will stay, but keeping my fingers crossed."

Hopefully this will help you.
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Re: Graphics Skewed 1 year, 11 months ago #9

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I had exactly the same problem. The missing text also was there the second or third time I ran the game.

Try this:

On your shortcut to the game:
right click, select "properties"
select "Compatibility"
select "run this program in compatibility mode for:"
Then select
"Windows XP (service pack 3)"

That fixed it for me. It's a one-time change.
Last Edit: 1 year, 11 months ago by Barrow.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Michael Slaunwhite, Chortle

Re: Graphics Skewed 1 year, 11 months ago #10

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Dumb question, have you rebooted?

Re: Graphics Skewed 1 year, 11 months ago #11

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Had the same problem after moving from Win 7 to Win 8. Setting the compatibility to Win 7 fixed it.

Re: Graphics Skewed 1 year, 11 months ago #12

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Ah, that is EXCATLY what I see! You know, I tried to post a screen shot, but it kept appearing as just a black bow. ????

Re: Graphics Skewed 1 year, 11 months ago #13

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Worked! Thanks!!

Re: Graphics Skewed 11 months, 1 week ago #14

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That did the job for me.
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