I have been having this problem since beta, but i didn't reported because i thought the problem was with my old drivers. Well, after the beta closed i've updated my drivers to the most recent but the problem continues.
When my ship is in motion the shadows and some of the window decals flicker a lot, and its damn ugly.
I get the same problem. It's usually worse when loading to a new area. Also, it doesn't always do it, just sometimes. Various details and effects on the screen will flash to black. It's very distracting. The only other game I have a problem with is Dungeon Keeper 2, and that is ancient in game terms.
I am running an Geforce 8800 GTS in Win 7. And yes, I have the latest drivers and whatnot.
I've been getting flickering shadows since this game was in beta. Several hardware/computer/parts upgrades and changes later, the flickering shadows are still there. It's definitely a problem with the game.
The whole joke is that despite upgrading to a top of the range system with a 3GB GPU I'm still getting these issues. It's funny because out of all my games, this is the only one I have problems with and out of all my games this is the 1 game that runs the coolest on my GPU compared to the rest, all the other games push my GPU harder yet run flawlessly lol. It needs to be fixed.