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Technical issue with Graphics - Skyrim

Last response: in Video Games
December 2, 2011 11:53:56 AM

Hello Everyone,

Well my issue is as follows:

I'm playing Skyrim with 30 fps - graphics card ati radeon HD 3870, and i have the last driver 11.11.
My problem is that I don't have light sources e.g. no flames in fire places, some fire skills dont have flames, and the biggest minus is that I can't complete quests where light source plays a major role :( 

Please, if anyone has a solution for the mentioned problem let me know how you solved it.
In advance thx!

Best regards!
December 2, 2011 3:02:04 PM

Google for drivers 11.11c. They have beta drivers that have fixed a number of issues with Skyrim.
December 2, 2011 5:36:53 PM

I just did the update to 11.11 c. Well my fps are now about 55 on high settings but i still got the problem with no lights like mentioned above :( 
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December 2, 2011 5:58:29 PM

This sounds like it's either a corrupt install, or a hardware issue. You could try to reinstall Skyrim. Does this issue with light sources ever happen in other games?
December 12, 2011 6:07:09 PM


I have the same problem here with a ati mobility radeon hd 3870 X2 ...

I hope it'll be fixed soon.
December 12, 2011 6:09:44 PM

I've only heard of this issue here, and both times it was 3870's. I'm guessing it's related to the series of card.
January 4, 2012 1:08:54 AM

I have and HD 4250 and I have the same exact problem.
January 4, 2012 1:32:47 AM

probably because your 4250 is even weaker than the 3870 which itself just about beats a 96gt and if you have the mobility version then your way way under spec. because the 3870m is roughly half the power of a desktop version.

yes the 3870 is listed as minimum requirements but it also shows an nvidia 8800 which is actually more inline with a 4850/4870 performance wise and in a different league to the 3870 so im thinking that some 1 has made a typo on the requirements. leaving you to buy a game that would never work propperly on your limited hardware.... sorry...