Every time I loaded a map, I'm being dumped back into Windows. This started this evening. I went so far as to reset the game and let the pre-patch install and I'm still beIng put back in Windows whenever the map loads. (Being dumped defined as having the Start Menu bar pop up and stay on top). I have done nothing to my computer since this morning, when it worked fine.
Also, is the game rendering hidden objects? I am on a map and every time I face the "grass", my Fra state drops. The only problem is I have the grass hidden underneath a 500x500x500 foundation. So why is the game trying to render it?
Do you mean you're placing an object and setting it to invisible?
Or do you mean you're putting a building on top of existing terrain and expecting the terrain to disappear?
The latter. I put a gian block on top of existing terrein and I'm wondering if the computer is building the grass that is technically no longer visible. The only reson I ask is my computer frame rate drops when I'm facing the "hidden" grass yet returns to normal when I turn away. Since the block is covering the grass and it will never be visible, I'm just curioius if the computer is bothering to still build the geometry.
Edit: This does not occur on my less powerful system. I have the settings turned down on it so it isn't drawing the grass. And so no matter which direction I turn the framerate stays the same. So it is definitely the grass being drawn even though it is never seen that is the culprit IMHO.