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[WD] Black textures

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Hi

Tried playing the game a little bit but im being bugged by alot of the textures (mainly hair, trees, grass etc) being a solid black square instead of transparent. This goes away when I set the gfx quality to low but this also changes all the icons and cursor black making them almost impossible to see. Tried changing other settings in my gfx card settings and also in game but to no avail.

Please advise.

Many Thanks

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  • @Merce101 said: Hi

    Tried playing the game a little bit but im being bugged by alot of the textures (mainly hair, trees, grass etc) being a solid black square instead of transparent.

    Having the same issue here, I'll attach an image of what it looks like. The stickied help post mentions black boxes occurring on ATI cards if anti-aliasing is set to forced-on, but my card is an Nvidia and has that option on "Application Controlled" anyway. As you said, putting it on Low GFX settings renders normally white text as black, making it impossible to see most of the time.

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    Instead of just lowering the overall graphics quality setting, have you tried tweaking some of the individual settings (anti-aliasing, shadow quality, texture quality) in different combinations?

  • @puzzlebox said: Instead of just lowering the overall graphics quality setting, have you tried tweaking some of the individual settings (anti-aliasing, shadow quality, texture quality) in different combinations?

    Yeah, I've tried several combinations, but black boxes or voids appear around the game world either way, it seems to be anything with a transparency layer as far as I can see, things like trees, bushes, and hair. Looking around the forums, the issue shows up on many of Telltale's games, must be something with the engine itself.

  • @Merce101 said: Hi

    Tried playing the game a little bit but im being bugged by alot of the textures (mainly hair, trees, grass etc) being a solid black square instead of transparent. This goes away when I set the gfx quality to low but this also changes all the icons and cursor black making them almost impossible to see. Tried changing other settings in my gfx card settings and also in game but to no avail.

    Please advise.

    Many Thanks

    I'm having the exact same issues here. I've been trying all weekend to correct the problems, but nothing seems to have an affect. I've tried a lot of different settings both in-game and in the Nvidia control panel, but the only thing that really makes a difference is when I lower the graphics quality. That just trades one problem for another.

    I finally gave up last night and decided to play through it and was able to finish the game without too much trouble. The only thing you have to watch out for are the QT events where you have to mash Q repeatedly, seeing as how you can't see the letter "Q" inside the diamond.

    What are your system specs? I'd like to compare them to mine to see if it will help us narrow down a list of culprits. I'm pretty sure it's not the game itself, but a incompatibility issue.

  • @H3xx said: I'm having the exact same issues here. I've been trying all weekend to correct the problems, but nothing seems to have an affect. I've tried a lot of different settings both in-game and in the Nvidia control panel, but the only thing that really makes a difference is when I lower the graphics quality. That just trades one problem for another.

    I finally gave up last night and decided to play through it and was able to finish the game without too much trouble. The only thing you have to watch out for are the QT events where you have to mash Q repeatedly, seeing as how you can't see the letter "Q" inside the diamond.

    What are your system specs? I'd like to compare them to mine to see if it will help us narrow down a list of culprits. I'm pretty sure it's not the game itself, but a incompatibility issue.

    I have the same problem. Do you have patch that will fix this graphic problem? It's really hard to play with the cursor's black and you can barely see it.

  • This can happen if you're forcing anti-aliasing in your video drivers. If you're sure that's not the case, please let me know what CPU/GPU you're using to play the game.

  • @Mike said: This can happen if you're forcing anti-aliasing in your video drivers. If you're sure that's not the case, please let me know what CPU/GPU you're using to play the game.

    Yes, I'm positive it isn't due to the forced anti-aliasing or any other setting in the Nvidia CP. I've made sure of that by setting it to let the application control everything concerning graphics.
    I have previously posted my specs here. I hope you can help us. Thanks in advance!

    P.S. One thing that has changed since I last posted my Dxdiag is that I am now using Windows 7 w/ DirectX 11.

  • @Mike said: This can happen if you're forcing anti-aliasing in your video drivers. If you're sure that's not the case, please let me know what CPU/GPU you're using to play the game.

    I'm using an Nvidia 7600GT. The game works pretty well except for the black textures. I check my settings and anti-aliasing is already set to application controlled as default. I think the game has graphics issue and needs to be fix.

  • I'm on 7950GT and Athlon x64 dual core - definitely application controlled AA.

  • All of those Nvidia cards are legacy devices with them and haven't had updated drivers in years. Unfortunately, there's very little we would be able to do to troubleshoot those issues. I imagine a more modern card running drivers from 2009 or earlier would be exhibiting the same issues. I definitely apologize for the inconvenience.

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