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Offline Newinger

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Distorted / Pixelish graphics on Linux (Ubuntu 18.04)
« on: October 19, 2018, 01:52:18 PM »
Hi,

(I posted that on the Steam forum, too, but maybe here is a better place).

I'm using the Linux version on Ubuntu 18.04 with NVidia GTX 960 (4 GB) and 32 GB RAM, official Nvidia drivers version 396.54. OpenGL version is 4.6.0.

I get very pixelated backgrounds and black areas on the 3D objects. Menus, icons and weapon effects are displayed fine.

Here's a screenshot showing the problem:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1rTMEN5jeH4LHvNvlGNte9se6GvNZhCrm

I'm playing lots of games on it using Steam (both native and Windows games using Steam Play) with much bigger graphics requirements than AI War 2, so I'm a bit puzzled about that.

Are there any advanced graphics settings I can try? Is there a log file anywhere?

Thanks!

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Re: Distorted / Pixelish graphics on Linux (Ubuntu 18.04)
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2018, 03:46:14 PM »
Are there any advanced graphics settings I can try? Is there a log file anywhere?

Log files are located under [SteamInstallDirectory]/AIWar2/PlayerData/

I'm not sure what settings would work best, but have you tried turning all the advanced features off, and turning them on one by one?
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Re: Distorted / Pixelish graphics on Linux (Ubuntu 18.04)
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2018, 08:49:57 AM »
Thanks for the answer!

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but have you tried turning all the advanced features off, and turning them on one by one?

Where can I do this? The graphics settings just allow me to switch between window and fullscreen, and change resolution.

By the way, here's the latest graphics-related part of the log file:

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10/19/2018 7:42:53 PM   Applied graphics settings:
AntialiasingMode:x2
UseSoftParticles:False
BillboardsFaceCameraPosition:False
AnisotropicMode:ForceEnable
TextureQuality:Full
10/19/2018 7:42:53 PM   Applied Framerate Type: 144 FPS (vsync: 0 targetFPS:144)
10/19/2018 7:43:01 PM   ArcenAssetBundleCache.InstantiatedObjects: 770
10/19/2018 7:43:02 PM   Game Version: 0.804
graphicsDeviceType in use: OpenGLCore
graphicsDeviceVersion in use: OpenGL 3.3.0 NVIDIA 396.54
graphicsMultiThreaded: False
graphicsShaderLevel: 50
operatingSystem: Linux 4.15 Ubuntu 18.04 64bit
graphicsDeviceName: GeForce GTX 960/PCIe/SSE2
graphicsDeviceID: 5121
graphicsDeviceVendor: NVIDIA Corporation
graphicsDeviceVendorID: 4318
graphicsDeviceVersion: OpenGL 3.3.0 NVIDIA 396.54
graphicsMemorySize: 4096
maxTextureSize: 16384
npotSupport: Full
processorType: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6600 CPU @ 3.30GHz
processorCount: 4
processorFrequency: 3861
systemMemorySize: 32131
supportsImageEffects: True
supportedRenderTargetCount: 8
supportsComputeShaders: True
supportsShadows: True
usesReversedZBuffer: False

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Re: Distorted / Pixelish graphics on Linux (Ubuntu 18.04)
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2018, 05:52:38 PM »
Hm, I thought the more advanced settings were in there. Guess not.

I don't see anything in there that would be a problem, and it looks like your NVIDIA driver is up to date. Have you tried reinstalling?
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Re: Distorted / Pixelish graphics on Linux (Ubuntu 18.04)
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2018, 06:18:53 AM »
Hm, I thought the more advanced settings were in there. Guess not.

I don't see anything in there that would be a problem, and it looks like your NVIDIA driver is up to date. Have you tried reinstalling?

No, unfortunately not. Is there a config file one can edit in a text editor for trying different settings?

Deleting and re-installing in Steam does not change the issue :(

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Re: Distorted / Pixelish graphics on Linux (Ubuntu 18.04)
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2018, 09:03:43 AM »
Okay, I've found the solution.

My NVidia driver settings for antialiasing and anisotropic filtering were set to "override". I have now set them to "use application settings", and finally AI War 2 shows up in all its visual glory :)