And so the long list of problems with my X1900XT continues... After installing Oblivion (which i just purchased today) onto my new PC it automatically detects ultra high settings and finally after about an hour of play i get out of this dungeon and sewer area into the lovely, green lush outdoors... but wait one second, look at this:
Now i don't mean to be too harsh on oblivion, but last time i checked this game was meant to have awesome graphics and whilst 95% of the game so far does, just looking at those backgrounds in the distance sends shivers down my spine - so, i was wondering if any of you people might know what the problem is? Btw, i don't know if its relevant but if i move towards the areas of hideous textures they begin to get fine as i get closer.
So far i've tried installing the latest ATI drivers (6.9) and the patch for oblvion, both not working.
My main specs are (all non-oc)
2G Corsair XMS2 6400 C4
Asus P5W DH Deluxe
X-Fi Xtreme Music
Antec TPII 550W
p.s. as for the continuing line of problems, well i've allready had this card artifact whilst playing WoW and AOE3 on full settings and on the canyon test in 3Dmark06, i RMAed it but they said the card was fine.
In WoW and 3DMark06 it was all general jaginess, if you know what i mean, everything looking splintered and spikey (also black dots in 3DMark) and in AOE3 it was minor things like some water texture randomly getting distorted but i didn't want to risk running it for too long like that...
Anyway i'll try out your suggestions tomorrow morning live in UK so it's 12:30 in the morning now and got a rubbish nights sleep last night so it's off to bed for me. Thanks for you tip.
It's no wonder you gentlemen have so many posts...
Edit: Just want to throw this out there...I quit playing oblivion because it sucks...I'm not impressed. The gameplay was really cool for the first hour. Take a look at the graphics in Halflife 2 and then take a look at Oblivion graphics. Now look at framerates. Umm, what's going on? lol
You know, I never played any of the other ES games. But I got hooked on Oblivion. Honestly must have close to 300 hours invested in that game and if I had the time, I'd love to get rehooked again.
Yet contrast that to Doom 3...the demo got so old I couldn't wait to be finished with it. I returned the unopened retail box version I had bought, and only later bought it in the bargain bin for benchmarking sake.
Here's a good walkthrough for getting the best graphics out of Oblivion. http://www.tweakguides.com/Oblivion_4.html The high res texture packs, half way down on that page, make a huge difference in the distant terrain.
As you can see if you flip through the article many of the ingame options sliders only change the settings so far, you can manually change them to look much better.
As for the lackluster gameplay, leveled everything, and few monster spawns, check out http://jorgeoscuro.googlepages.com/. This changes the game so much that, after beating it, I had to play all the way through again.