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squareking
07-11-2011, 10:04 PM
Partial specs:

Intel i5 760 (4x 2.80GHz/8MB L3 Cache)
8GB ram
ATI 5830
Win7 64

Generally, V-sync fixes any screen-tearing issues, but I can't find a workable solution for X3: Terran Conflict. Granted, I'm running at basically full eyecandy (native res/1920x1080, high texture quality, 4x AA, 4x AF), but in all other aspects, the game is smooth and loverly. Apparently Catalyst's program override settings aren't helping. I might dive into the 250-page-plus thread at Something Awful and see what pops up -- in the meantime, any ideas? I'll try turning down the eyecandy and maybe even some compat mode sorcery and see if that helps.

Thanks, guys. Thauys.

pakoito
07-11-2011, 10:56 PM
Are you forcing the driver to v-sync?

squareking
07-11-2011, 11:01 PM
Are you forcing the driver to v-sync?

The only way I know to force v-sync is through Catalyst, if that's what you mean. I've turned it to always on, but I still get tearing.

I *should* be fully up to date with drivers and Catalyst, though it's worth a double-check when I get home.

pakoito
07-11-2011, 11:03 PM
That's what I meant, Catalyst - Forceware drivers. Anyway beware of newest drivers, often they're unstable and it's worth having the last stable instead.

Mistabashi
08-11-2011, 01:29 PM
Try using ATI Tray Tools (http://www.guru3d.com/article/ati-tray-tools-/), apparently it does the trick.

squareking
09-11-2011, 05:10 PM
Thanks for the suggestion, Mistabashi. I meant to try that last night, but ended up tweaking stuff via Catalyst and in-game options. Another wrinkle -- it doesn't tear when windowed in 1920 x 1080, only full-screened. Very odd.

According to Dxdiag, I'm behind on my Catalyst driver by one update and my audio is still running the very first driver, which is a no-no (though the audio works fine). I'll try this stuff next, then ATI Tray Tools. Failing all of that, it'd be time to start sacrificing children.

squareking
11-11-2011, 05:44 PM
Welp, I've updated my audio and gfx drivers and gave it a shot, but no dice. Played around with some other configurations -- low quality textures, AA off, AQC on/off, etc -- and still no love. So I tried ATI Tray Tools and, unless I set it up incorrectly, it wasn't my knight in shining armor either. I was able to display FPS, though, and I'm consistently between 60-70. I've noticed the tearing is not just happening on the planets, either. It's just more noticeable.

I know everyone with a PC is playing Skyrim nonstop today and tomorrow and forever, but if a dxdiag-literate gentleperson could kindly take a look here (http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=309976) and maybe impart some advice, I'd be most appreciative.

squareking
30-11-2011, 08:21 PM
This problem is not causing me any X:TC.



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