Ground rendering

Game mode: Online Official
Type of issue: Bug/Performance
Server type: PvE
Region: North America
Mods?: No
Edition: Steam

Bug Description:

I’m currently logging in from my parents house who have a poor internet connection. I’m not actually able to play yet (I’ll be here a while due to medical issues) but I am able to log in to keep my base rendered. I’ve been noticing that squared sections of the ground are being rendered as if I’m using the lowest graphics settings even tho my game is using ultra settings. Most areas seem fine, I don’t actually go far from my base, but some square sections of the ground are rendered in low quality. I don’t know if this is due to my poor connection, an issue with my graphics card, or if it’s a server side issue. If someone has some information on this issue please let me know.

I take it no one has any ideas? I did look a bit in single player and I didn’t notice it there but I didn’t look around much. But if it’s not affecting single player I’m guessing it’s a connection issue?

If you’re not getting it in singleplayer, but are getting it online, I’d say the connection certainly seems like the logical culprit - maybe the server is only able to send partial data over the connection? (Is that even a thing that makes sense? Seems logical to me, but what do I know?)

One other thing that has been suggested to me (but I keep not getting round to, because I forget until I hit a graphic bug and then am too busy until I forget again, lol) is that graphic settings may have changed recently. If I understood what was being suggested to me, a recent change may have led to some minor settings confusion, that should be put right by resetting the graphics settings - basically the idea seemed to be to set the settings to low and then back to where you want them so that they register properly. I’ve no idea if this could be relevant (especially given that you have differences between online and singleplayer), but maybe it’s worth a try.

Sorry I couldn’t be more help.

Ok, I did a bit more exploration in my single player game. I went to the location where I knew these graphic errors to be online and they WERE there. I explored other places but found no other spots like this. I think it may be specific to that area. The location is G 10 just east of the dam. There are at least two squares with this bug. There’s another spot that may be like it just south of the shallow lake at the mounds of the dead. I’m not sure about that location as it was night time and I couldn’t see well.

I’m glad to see you back, top-side, typing. :smiley:

You mean after all your struggles while you were away, you’d already managed to build on top of some ugly spots? I’ll take a look tonight.

Do they change appearance if you lower your graphic quality?

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Sounds like you are talking about this bug.


Yes, the last screenshot in that thread is what I’m seeing in those areas. Definitely some immersion breaking bugs.

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No my base has been there awhile. I’ve been having a nephew keeping it refreshed for me. I’ll be glad to get back into the game when I’m fully recovered.
No they don’t change their appearance. I know the bug wasn’t there when I went into the hospital. So something must have changed since then.

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Some screenshots of the issue.

Seeing those screenshots, I realize that I’ve been seeing that also. But after thinking about it considering where I was going, I thought it was perhaps a change was made to where the grass was rendered to make the ambience of the area appear more natural.

But in seeing that screenshot of a missing square of grass is something I’ve not seen myself. That strikes me as a bug.

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