Discussion in 'Player Support' started by ScotchBingeington, Nov 22, 2012.

  1. ScotchBingeington

    The game is flickering constantly, so I thought that I should set Vertical synch. I did, however it didn't solve the problem in the long term, after I relog its fine for about ten minutes, then it begins an incessant flickering, which is annoying and makes the game practically unplayable.

    any help would be appreciated, this is so annoying
  2. Ayaxi

    Since it does not happen instantly, that narrows things down quite a bit.

    However we are lacking information

    Processor Name: I7? - One can only dream.
    Ram: 2G+?
    Graphics Card: Nvidia or Atri?


    Flickering can be due to a bad recently installed update for your graphics card, perhaps you recently installed an update for your card, and it installed improperly?

    With a lack of power supply- your card may not be getting enough power to run? [Depending on which GFX card you own.]
    Lacking information.

    The best advice right now, from the information you gave us, would be to reinstall/update your graphics card.
    Make sure you have the latest Directx installed
  3. TSR-Jesse S Customer Service

    Can you provide us with your system's specs?

    Video Memory:
    Video Card:
    Video Driver Version:
    Sound Card:

  4. Akfourtys

    os: win7 x64
    cpu: amd fx6100 6x3.4ghz
    gpu: nvidia gtx560 1gb ram
    video driver version: 310.xx the very new beta leads to crashes ingame, but early 310s lead to flickering and fps drop unpredictable to 1-2 while no action is going around.
    sound card: some integrated realtek, drivers updated.
  5. ScotchBingeington

    Processor Name: AMD FX 8 core, it runs at 4.0Ghz
    Ram: Corsair 8gb DDR3
    Graphics Card: XFX Double D HD-695X CDFC Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX support video card with eyefinity
    OS:Windows 7 home premium

    All drivers are up to date. Keep in mind that I can play around 20 minutes or less without this problem.
    Another problem (Which is probably due to my internet) is other players skipping around and walking in midair, when in actuality they're probably using a jetpack. I have a 650w power supply, its not completely utilized, I am sure. I also validated the files via steam, evidently 150 were invalid and I had to reaquire them. it says everything is okay now.
  6. Noollab

    What kind of flickering are you experiencing?
    I've been having minor, rare occurrences of a strange flicker where the world repeatedly stops rendering and then re-renders.
    Light sources and particles are unaffected. After a short while, the game then freezes momentarily, as if to reboot the rendering engine, and then everything runs fine again.
  7. Guss

    U need to find a view where it isnt flickering, wait 30sec-1min after that its gone.

    It works for me. Maybe thats a temeporally solution.

    I think we have the same Problem

    System Information
    Time of this report: 11/22/2012, 18:55:17
          Machine name: GUS-PC
      Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333)
              Language: German (Regional Setting: German)
    System Manufacturer: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
          System Model: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
                  BIOS: BIOS Date: 05/02/11 19:01:31 Ver: 04.06.04
              Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500 CPU @ 3.30GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.3GHz
                Memory: 8192MB RAM
    Available OS Memory: 8174MB RAM
              Page File: 2645MB used, 12036MB available
            Windows Dir: C:\Windows
        DirectX Version: DirectX 11
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
      User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
    System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
        DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
        DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 64bit Unicode
    Display Devices
              Card name: AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series
          Manufacturer: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
              Chip type: AMD Radeon Graphics Processor (0x6719)
              DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
            Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6719&SUBSYS_23071787&REV_00
        Display Memory: 1766 MB
      Dedicated Memory: 2030 MB
          Shared Memory: 3831 MB
          Current Mode: 1680 x 1050 (32 bit) (60Hz)
          Monitor Name: PnP-Monitor (Standard)
          Monitor Model: VW222
            Monitor Id: ACI22A2
            Native Mode: 1680 x 1050(p) (59.954Hz)
            Output Type: DVI
            Driver Name: aticfx64.dll,aticfx64.dll,aticfx64.dll,aticfx32,aticfx32,aticfx32,atiumd64.dll,atidxx64.dll,atidxx64.dll,atiumdag,atidxx32,atidxx32,atiumdva,atiumd6a.cap,atitmm64.dll
    Driver File Version: 8.17.0010.1151 (English)
        Driver Version:
            DDI Version: 11
          Driver Model: WDDM 1.1
      Driver Attributes: Final Retail
      Driver Date/Size: 9/28/2012 02:41:40, 1120768 bytes
            WHQL Logo'd: n/a
        WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
      Device Identifier: {D7B71EE2-2459-11CF-4870-0D03BEC2C535}
              Vendor ID: 0x1002
              Device ID: 0x6719
              SubSys ID: 0x23071787
            Revision ID: 0x0000
    Driver Strong Name: oem51.inf:ATI.Mfg.NTamd64.6.1:ati2mtag_NICayman:\ven_1002&dev_6719
  8. TheRealFury

    I have been getting the exact same thing as that video randomly since launch. Mine often directly follows a 5-20 second lockup of the game where the sound still plays in the background but the screen freezes. when it comes back the screen is just gray like that and then gradually as i run arround aimlessly it starts to flicker as it comes back and starts rendering everything again. I am using the latest nvidia drivers released on 20/11/2012, i think they are 310.64 (im at work so can't check right now) and my rig is in my sig. Glad other people are getting it and not just me.
  9. Monnor

    Have the same issue. i dont want to hear about buying new pc or anything about my pc, cause ai play battlefield on high graphic and have 60 fps, so really , its the game.
  10. Firejack

    I found the easiest way was to hit M to bring up the map. The flickering away after a few seconds then.

    This issue existed during beta. Seemed to of been fixed. Was kind of surprised when it happened again yesterday.
  11. ScotchBingeington

    Yes, its similar to that.
  12. SpottyGekko

    I played all through beta (every day) and never had this problem, until today while playing on the Woodman EU server.

    My PC components and drivers have not changed since beta.

    CPU: i7-3770K
    GFX: GTX 680
    RAM: 16Gb
    OS: Win7 64-bit
  13. ScotchBingeington

    I know what you mean, I should be able to run the game on high settings (and I do)....then the flickering starts.
    It starts regardless of graphics settings. I originally thought I needed vertical synch because it was the referesh rate, but that wasn't the problem evidently.
  14. Infinity24k


    I have expierenced this quite alot before the latest patch. It isn´t fixed fully even after the patch but it´s way better than before.
    Anyway what I have found out is this:
    When this flicker occurs you can switch onto your desktop with Alt+Tab. Then go back into the game and it might be gone.
    Today I had this myself and immidiately tabbed out of the game and I saw that my AntiVir was showing an update info on my desktop. I closed the update info, then used Alt+Tab to go back onto my desktop (though I´ve been there already) and then Alt+Tabbed back into the game - and the flickering was gone.
    It may have been a coincedence but it actually worked so just go ahead and try it.
    Hope this helps at least a few of you.
  15. ScotchBingeington

    I will try it. So far I have been playing for almost two hours and nothing has happened. the settings are maxxed out and the only problems I am getting is when other characters both friendly and enemy are skipping around, it happens with vehicles too. it makes it almost impossible for me to be productive when I can only shoot stationary things such as turrets or stupid people.

    EDIT:: The flickering started again and I reflexively relogged as opposed to tabbing out like suggested however it did not work to get rid of the flickering, so I am going to ragequit for a while until this problem is resolved.
  16. xceptionzero

    been getting the same thing, but staring at a good piece of map didnt help, alt-tabbing didnt help, i had no other programs asking for access etc.
  17. Braincage

    I've experienced this flickering quite often and I can say that it is related to server Lag. I only get it when the server is very high population and only under heavy battles. There is usually warping players and flying ground vehicles. I'd call it server Desync. When it is happening deploy back at the warpgate or goto a different continent. it will go away because that area isn't under as heavy load.
  18. TaskMaiser

    It might be related to server lag, however I feel that it is not the cause for me as my 6Mbit connection hasn't gone over 50% use.

    Whenever I'm hit with the flicker, I can clearly see ANY fire/smoke at a very long distance. Being behind of, inside of, or on the other side of something doesn't matter. At which point my fps begins to drop, looking in an opposite direction of the fire/smoke stops the fps drops, but not the flickers. Shortly there after the game become unresponsive and any sounds go into a loop for for at least 20 sec and up to several minutes. Maybe until the fire/smoke frames have cycled out of view-distance, can't say for sure since they are gone if/when the game becomes responsive again..

    At first the terrible lag from the heavy load times on the EU servers got me down, but now I can't even play with 5+ players fighting within shooting range. I don't know what causes it, and I don't like it.

    CPU: i7-920 @ 3.8Ghz <-stays under 50C
    GFX: GTX 580 <-stays under 48C
    RAM: 6Gb
    OS: Win7 64-bit
    Servers with issue encountered: EU - Ceres, AU
  19. KaosWarMonk

    Same issue here.

    i2500 at 3.2GHz
    GTX570 310.xx drivers, about a month old, sorry posting from work
    Win7 64b

    Can post more accurate info on request.
  20. LordCharlamane

    That's very similar to what I've seen. I suspect since the release there has been some dodgy Screen resolution/refresh rate bug. Aside from that base suspicion I have nothing.