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Frostillicus
11-30-05, 03:27 PM
I am having a bizarre issue with an EVGA 6800 GT using the 81.95 drivers. For some reason, when playing WoW, any mountains in the far off distance are displayed only as blank white textures.. Please check out these (http://www.alanhier.com/images/whitemountains.jpg) three (http://www.alanhier.com/images/whitemountains2.jpg) screenshots (http://www.alanhier.com/images/whitemountains3.jpg).

I don't have any kind of problems with any other games, and I play BF2 and Quake 4 regularly. I am using an eVGA Geforce 6800GT, an Athlon 3500+ processor, and an MSI K8N Neo2 motherboard. It seems to me that a lot of people on the WoW technical forums are having all kinds of various problems with the 6800 series and 81.95 drivers. Is anyone else running into this kind of problem or similar problems? Better yet, does anyone have any ideas on how to fix this? I hate rolling back to old drivers, but I think I'm going to have to give it a shot. People on the WoW forums seem to regard the 66.93 drivers as the best for playing the game, but I'd really like to avoid rolling back that far.

Jimi
11-30-05, 03:50 PM
I am having a bizarre issue with an EVGA 6800 GT using the 81.95 drivers. For some reason, when playing WoW, any mountains in the far off distance are displayed only as blank white textures.. Please check out these (http://www.alanhier.com/images/whitemountains.jpg) three (http://www.alanhier.com/images/whitemountains2.jpg) screenshots (http://www.alanhier.com/images/whitemountains3.jpg).

I don't have any kind of problems with any other games, and I play BF2 and Quake 4 regularly. I am using an eVGA Geforce 6800GT, an Athlon 3500+ processor, and an MSI K8N Neo2 motherboard. It seems to me that a lot of people on the WoW technical forums are having all kinds of various problems with the 6800 series and 81.95 drivers. Is anyone else running into this kind of problem or similar problems? Better yet, does anyone have any ideas on how to fix this? I hate rolling back to old drivers, but I think I'm going to have to give it a shot. People on the WoW forums seem to regard the 66.93 drivers as the best for playing the game, but I'd really like to avoid rolling back that far.

Do you have dynamic LOD enabled in the game video options for WoW? That might be your issue.

Frostillicus
11-30-05, 03:51 PM
Do you have dynamic LOD enabled in the game video options for WoW? That might be your issue.

That was one of the first things I thought of too, but unfortunately no, I do not have it enabled. Even when it is enabled I don't think it ever produces completely blank textures like this anyway.. My wife plays on a machine with it enabled, and the distance textures are colored.

Tr1cK
12-01-05, 09:04 AM
Have you tried to reload the game? I had to do it once because some of the texture files became corrupt and had about the same issues. I'm using the umm beta before the ones you are on, forgot the number. It looks similar to me to when I fly into Orgrimmar on the zep. I get square patches of white textures on the ground before its able to fully load them. When I had to reinstall, it was because it never loaded the textures similar to what you have going on. WoW is one of those games thats not hard to corrupt anyways. With other games running fine and a similar setup to mine (I used to run a 3500), I would totally recommend a reinstall as a starting point.

Absolution
12-01-05, 02:05 PM
white textures mean that the game hasnt loaded them yet - its seen a lot from changing continents

imo its a game issue, like tr1ck said your textures are probably corrupt