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NWN glitching on GTX 1070/1080

PostAuthor: Tangleroot » Fri Jul 15, 2016 3:26 pm

Just upgraded to a new display card, a Geforce 1070 variant, and apparently it doesn't like NWN. Cloaks and robes turn invisible and armors turn into strange graphical stretches that run across the screen.

Seems I'm not the only one with the problem according to this thread: https://forums.geforce.com/default/topi ... /?offset=4

Anyone got this and managed to solve it?
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Re: NWN glitching on GTX 1070/1080

PostAuthor: SaraEF » Fri Jul 15, 2016 4:41 pm

Not specific to your situation, but do you run NWN in a window or fullscreen? Windowed mode fixes a lot of the graphical issues on newer hardware.
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Re: NWN glitching on GTX 1070/1080

PostAuthor: Tangleroot » Fri Jul 15, 2016 5:03 pm

Tried both, unfortunately didn't help. Any ingame graphics options didn't do anything either.
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Re: NWN glitching on GTX 1070/1080

PostAuthor: gutemensch » Fri Jul 15, 2016 7:40 pm

I had loads of silliness when I ran NWN in 1080 screen size but everything normal in 720 screen size.
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Re: NWN glitching on GTX 1070/1080

PostAuthor: Tangleroot » Fri Jul 15, 2016 7:48 pm

Full or windowed?

edit: nevermind, reso change doesn't do anything apparently.
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Re: NWN glitching on GTX 1070/1080

PostAuthor: tizmo » Sat Jul 16, 2016 1:19 am

Did you try other video driver versions?

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Re: NWN glitching on GTX 1070/1080

PostAuthor: Blizzow » Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:17 pm

*Blizzow casts Raise Thread*

The most recent Nvidia updates (388.00 and 387.92) did a number on NWN, and I've heard that a couple of other people have had similar issues.
Symptoms include cloaks and torsos disappearing, intermittent crashes to desktop, and main menu tomfoolery.
Rolled back my drivers to v385.69 (21 Sep 2017), and viola! Works like a charm.

I'm running Win7 64 with a GTX 980 TI

Hope this helps someone!
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Re: NWN glitching on GTX 1070/1080

PostAuthor: Sephira » Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:48 pm

One of the "couple of other people" Blizzow mentioned. I can confirm the following:

Win10 64
GTX 560 Ti, driver v388
Windowed mode in 1600x900

  • Experiencing invisible cloaks and torsos that sometimes disappear on server transitions
  • Intermittent crashes to desktop, often when I turn the camera
  • No main menu strangeness... yet
  • I've always had the "graphical stretch" in certain select areas but never tied to armor and haven't yet seen it expand any worse than normal

My guess is that whatever graphical tricks NWN used isn't being fully supported anymore on nVidia's drivers.
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Re: NWN glitching on GTX 1070/1080

PostAuthor: Sarmanos » Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:05 pm

I got a case of vanishing cloaks and wings too. Torsos has only happened if someone was on horseback. Usually the wings and cloak load in after a few area changes. Haven't figured out any fix yet besides a driver rollback which I don't consider a good long term solution since I play more than NWN.

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Re: NWN glitching on GTX 1070/1080

PostAuthor: Korennya » Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:36 pm

So, also on a 1080 here. 369 drivers.

Nwn runs fine, no tearing or graphical issues. Even shiny water seems to work.

My problem is i have no mouse in full screen, and I can't get windowed mode to display a useful size. I have it on a 4k display. If i set native resolution in nwn and full screen I see the top left 1/4 of the screen. alt-enter to windowed and it's like 1080p sized on 4k screen, but the mouse is visible in windowed mode.

Can't seem to find a compromise. Best solution would be to get my mouse cursor visible in full screen, since I can't seem to get a windowed mode to display at a resonable size. (No i can't set tv resolution to 1080p, it freaks out for some reason).
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Re: NWN glitching on GTX 1070/1080

PostAuthor: Gorgon » Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:41 am

Had a few reports in IRC from lower end card users that had similar problems with the latest update.

I have Windows 10 set to not update drivers unless I do it myself (thankfully), which is something I'd recommend for anyone here, using such an old game. Many devices have their own checks for update reminders, but don't ~just do it~. Also make sure you do a restore point before any update (should happen automatically, but be sure and make a new one, if you go manual).

The age of install first, with no warning, and roll-back (if you can login after the reboot) when enough people complain, sucks. :roll:

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Re: NWN glitching on GTX 1070/1080

PostAuthor: Nighthawk4 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:15 pm

My laptop is pushing me to update to the Creators Edition of Windows10 and nVidia's app is pushing me to update the drivers as well. Resisted the temptation so far, but Windows interrupts every session on Avlis by dropping me to the desktop with a prompt. I have to Alt-Tab back into NWN, hoping it hasn't frozen :cry:
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