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GTX 460 buggy with DiRT 2 DX11

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January 27, 2011 2:08:41 PM

Hi guys, my DiRT 2 is bugging up on me:




The water turns into black mud, whereas in DX9 mud it's normal water splatter. Any ideas as to why this is so?

Here are my specs:

Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 @ 2.8 GHz
Inno3D GTX 460 768MB @ stock
ForceWare 266.58
January 27, 2011 7:59:41 PM

jut703 said:
Hi guys, my DiRT 2 is bugging up on me:

http://i51.tinypic.com/16lw94n.jpg


The water turns into black mud, whereas in DX9 mud it's normal water splatter. Any ideas as to why this is so?

Here are my specs:

Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 @ 2.8 GHz
Inno3D GTX 460 768MB @ stock
ForceWare 266.58


well you've got forceware drivers to start, trying uninstalling then, restart, use driver sweeper, etc...

and pc gaming is now an afterthought with console ports, it's not what it used to be. you can't expect games to be optimized for pc anymore. dx 10/11 is still a fairly unsupported useless thing in pc games, still hasn't taken off quite like it should yet.
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January 27, 2011 11:39:35 PM

What's wrong with my drivers? I downloaded that straight from the nVidia site.
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a c 217 U Graphics card
January 28, 2011 12:33:43 AM

I'm not sure if that isn't what's supposed to happen. If you were to drive through a mud puddle in a race, you'd expect to spray mud, not clean water. Perhaps the DX11 version adds that bit of realism. I didn't remember Dirt 2 giving me anything that looked out of the ordinary, although I never played it in Dx9 and I didn't normally play from the cockpit view.
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a c 217 U Graphics card
January 28, 2011 12:35:50 AM

Looking closer, the textures on the left look off, and the mud doesn't look that great either. What graphical settings are you using, that doesn't look like Ultra.
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January 28, 2011 4:59:27 PM

@bystander
The DX9 water splash looks much better than the DX11 one. And it doesn't actually look like mud, it just looks like improperly colored pixels especially once I start wiping it off.

The screenie wasn't at Ultra settings (was at med-high) but I tried it in ultra settings and it was the same thing. Ill-colored water.
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a c 217 U Graphics card
January 28, 2011 5:22:17 PM

Have you reinstalled DirectX since your new card? You might want to install DirectX again, and reinstall your drivers.
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January 30, 2011 1:55:18 AM

My DirectX and drivers are all up to date.

Has anyone else tried running the Built-in Benchmark with DX11 enabled? How does the water splatter look like on your screen?
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a c 217 U Graphics card
January 30, 2011 2:27:41 AM

What do you mean by, "My DirectX drivers are up to date."? Did you reinstall them, or did you just check to make sure they are up to date? Just because they say they are up to date, does not mean they are functioning properly.
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a c 217 U Graphics card
January 30, 2011 2:43:41 AM

I just ran the benchmark, and it runs in 3rd person view, so I ran the same track in a test race in cockpit view. When I got splashed while going through water, it was brown mud that hit the window, not clear water.
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January 30, 2011 3:34:41 AM

I've reinstalled my DiRT 2 and I still got the same thing.

Brown mud, you mean similar to what I have? Or something more detailed?
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a c 217 U Graphics card
January 30, 2011 3:43:47 AM

jut703 said:
I've reinstalled my DiRT 2 and I still got the same thing.

Brown mud, you mean similar to what I have? Or something more detailed?


Quite similar. Even that weird texturing at the left door.
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