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# 1 Characters have spots on skin
07-06-2013, 01:30 PM
Starting about 2weeks ago, at time characters (all of them) have spots on them. Dark or red blotches on their faces and such. A game restart was fixing it until today where 2 fresh starts have immediately gone to "splotchy mode". I've been since fiddling with graphics settings to no avail.

Oh and also, the game has been unbearably choppy since last patch or so. Not rubberbandy or laggy, just choppy. All I've done was increase my virtual memory a bit and again, nothing helps, not even min graphics settings.

If your post is anything like, "I have a sandwich so you can't be starving" it's time to rethink posting. ~thlaylierah
So realistically, you only need to have the exact number of doffs that you need. ~leadme2kirk

Last edited by omegashinzon; 07-06-2013 at 01:53 PM.
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# 2
07-08-2013, 06:36 PM
The dark splotches continue. They come in black, red, and blue mostly. Care for a screenshot devs???

If your post is anything like, "I have a sandwich so you can't be starving" it's time to rethink posting. ~thlaylierah
So realistically, you only need to have the exact number of doffs that you need. ~leadme2kirk
Captain
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# 3
07-08-2013, 09:53 PM
*looks at face splotches*
*moves quickly to other side of the forum*
You, um, might want a purple DOFF doctor to look at that.


Joking aside, I had something similar happen on another MMO, and traced the problem to a video card that was running hot. Have you taken a look at yours in action, by any chance?
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# 4
07-09-2013, 01:10 AM
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Originally Posted by steamwright View Post
*looks at face splotches*
*moves quickly to other side of the forum*
You, um, might want a purple DOFF doctor to look at that.


Joking aside, I had something similar happen on another MMO, and traced the problem to a video card that was running hot. Have you taken a look at yours in action, by any chance?
Good advice, I've had Blue Screens of Death for same reason. Not sure how that could suddenly start though, I've been playing consistently a good long time. Might explain the choppyness too. Never the less, I'd like to get a Dev to respond if this a know issue or not...

If your post is anything like, "I have a sandwich so you can't be starving" it's time to rethink posting. ~thlaylierah
So realistically, you only need to have the exact number of doffs that you need. ~leadme2kirk
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# 5
07-09-2013, 01:44 AM
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Originally Posted by omegashinzon View Post
Care for a screenshot devs???
Why haven't you posted some already?
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# 6
07-09-2013, 02:07 AM
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Originally Posted by erocker View Post
Why haven't you posted some already?
Not much point if they aren't looking...

If your post is anything like, "I have a sandwich so you can't be starving" it's time to rethink posting. ~thlaylierah
So realistically, you only need to have the exact number of doffs that you need. ~leadme2kirk
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# 7
07-11-2013, 12:53 AM
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Originally Posted by omegashinzon View Post
Good advice, I've had Blue Screens of Death for same reason. Not sure how that could suddenly start though, I've been playing consistently a good long time. Might explain the choppyness too. Never the less, I'd like to get a Dev to respond if this a know issue or not...
I've previously had the BSODs as well. In my case the video card I was using was aging and in its struggles was heating up, causing video issues and BSODs. What I've seen of your description seems consistent.

If you have the opportunity, consider borrowing a friend's game-quality video card with drivers (preferrably one equal to or better than yours), and temporarily swap with yours (assuming you're not going to void any warranties by doing it yourself). Run the game again and try to duplicate the problem. If it occurs, its probably not the video card. If it does not...
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# 8
07-11-2013, 11:40 AM
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Originally Posted by steamwright View Post
I've previously had the BSODs as well. In my case the video card I was using was aging and in its struggles was heating up, causing video issues and BSODs. What I've seen of your description seems consistent.

If you have the opportunity, consider borrowing a friend's game-quality video card with drivers (preferrably one equal to or better than yours), and temporarily swap with yours (assuming you're not going to void any warranties by doing it yourself). Run the game again and try to duplicate the problem. If it occurs, its probably not the video card. If it does not...
Going by this logic, it should not happen until game has been running X amount of time. I will watch that closer now. Also, for some rzn PrtSc is now giving all black images for screenshots, odd.

If your post is anything like, "I have a sandwich so you can't be starving" it's time to rethink posting. ~thlaylierah
So realistically, you only need to have the exact number of doffs that you need. ~leadme2kirk
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# 9
07-11-2013, 08:55 PM
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Originally Posted by omegashinzon View Post
Going by this logic, it should not happen until game has been running X amount of time.
This is true, though other conditions might speed or reduce the heating process, such as room temperature, or an intense fight with a greater demand on the video card's abilities. Just for kicks on my old vid card, I'd sprayed it with the chilling effect of compressed air, and noticed a performance improvement briefly.
Ensign
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# 10
06-07-2014, 03:41 PM
if you turn up your character resolution detail it will fix the problem or at least it did for me.
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