Send a request to technical support, couldn't even bug the issue in-game said "could not connect"
As of last Saturday or Sunday 1/30 to 1/31 the game graphics have been unstable. Flickering, tearing, artifacts, random colors you name it, it's there. It starts as soon as I load the program and reach the log in screen. Everything's affected, even the loading screens which are little more than just pictures.
All other software on my machine works fine. Shortly after this stated to happen, I took a break from the game because I thought it was a server load issue. I managed to install Mass Effect 2 with no problems.
Going over the forums I'm seeing similar problems with different video cards but it's the same symptoms and timeframe it doesn't even seem to matter between ATI and NVIDIA.
For what it's worth it happens in fullscreen and windowed mode, when it's windowed everything else on the computer is normal, the corruption only happens with the STO program itself. I also went through the entire open beta without any problems whatsoever.
I try disabling every option in the Video settings, none of it fixed the issue. Oddly enough, framerate isn't the issue, turning everything off improved the framerate slightly but the graphics were still corrupted.
I am getting the same issues with Win 7 64-bit and an Nvidia GeForce 295 at the default settings. The video froze twice during the character creation screen and the opening videos didn't even play, although I had sound.
When the video freezes, if I CTR-ALT-DEL out of the game, and then come back in, it is fine, but when the pixelated multicolor issue happens, it takes a full restart.
I have noticed that every time I start the game, a message appears in the lower left corner that says something to the effect of "Pointer is currupt, fixing..."