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I've been having a problem with Star Trek Online where I get in game, and the graphics will randomly light up white, and player names will distort in the background when I move the camera. It sometimes goes away after a few seconds, but it always comes back. Its like a random fade up of bright lights, and everything else - ship models, names, etc. - becomes distorted. The only thing that remains intact is my HUD.

The biggest problem is I can't tell if its a problem with my laptop's GPU or if its a bug accompanying the game. I have a feeling its not STO that is causing the issue though. Has anyone seen this happen before? What should I do?


Thanks for your help.
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# 2
11-24-2013, 08:00 AM
This game has so much potential, and yet the people who are running it seem to be completely incompetent. The whole game is filled with bugs and glitches that never seem to end. Everything about it is poorly thought out and the execution is even worse.

If they would simply engineer a proper game then Star Trek fans like me would be lining up to pay a monthly subscription with out a single question asked. But as it stands, I just dont see myself wasting any money on a game that promises frustration and half hearted attempts ant game design at every turn.
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# 3
11-24-2013, 08:19 AM
That didnt really answer my question


anyways, I tried running some of my other high-graphic games and they still seem fine, so either sto is the only game that is affected by a problem in my GPU or its actually a bug in game.


Seems kind of weird that it would show up randomly today instead of at season's launch, though, unless the latest patch caused a problem.
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# 4
11-24-2013, 08:53 AM
Read the top of the forum page, you know the yellow text. If you dont have it here.

Having trouble with your in-game graphics? Enabling the "Postprocessing" option in your 'video' options setting may help while we work on a permanent solution.
(Options menu > 'Video' tab > "Effects" section > Postprocessing > "On" radio button)

There have only been umpteen posts about this......
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# 5
11-24-2013, 09:39 AM
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Originally Posted by corellon359 View Post
Read the top of the forum page, you know the yellow text. If you dont have it here.

Having trouble with your in-game graphics? Enabling the "Postprocessing" option in your 'video' options setting may help while we work on a permanent solution.
(Options menu > 'Video' tab > "Effects" section > Postprocessing > "On" radio button)

There have only been umpteen posts about this......
Sorry, its just that when I have a problem the last thing I think is that it might be happening to someone else as well.
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# 6
11-25-2013, 01:34 PM
Seeing how there are such a vast array of GPU's and drivers, it's not uncommon for such an issue to arise. Now the big issue is for them to resolve them! Until than we are stuck with it and yes it sucks.
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# 7
11-26-2013, 08:55 AM
The bug is being fixed in this patch update, I was about to go buy another computer for this. I thought my graphics has died, which I doubt since its built into my CPU and everything else is functioning normally.
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# 8
11-26-2013, 12:52 PM
This bug has NOT been fixed as of today's patch
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# 9
11-26-2013, 09:20 PM
I am suffering from stuttering, and when my ship goes through past asteroids or shipyards, the stuttering is really bad and I don't know what to do, my system is Intel core
TM 2 DUO CPU and my computer system has 4.00 GB with 3.25GHZ usable. windows 7 64.bit my graphics card is NVidia enforce 9500. I have tried fixing this dam thing with NVidia panel and nothing. tried fixing it with the overclock and nothing. Im getting a new graphics card this xmas, and it will not be NVidia thank god. I here the game makers and players alike found NVidia cards useless and caused a lot of problems : mad:
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# 10
12-04-2013, 10:15 AM
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Originally Posted by planetearth2371 View Post
I am suffering from stuttering, and when my ship goes through past asteroids or shipyards, the stuttering is really bad and I don't know what to do, my system is Intel core
TM 2 DUO CPU and my computer system has 4.00 GB with 3.25GHZ usable. windows 7 64.bit my graphics card is NVidia enforce 9500. I have tried fixing this dam thing with NVidia panel and nothing. tried fixing it with the overclock and nothing. Im getting a new graphics card this xmas, and it will not be NVidia thank god. I here the game makers and players alike found NVidia cards useless and caused a lot of problems : mad:

Your GPU is most likely the problem - the 9500 is several generations old, and it was the low midrange card of it's time. I was running a very similar setup to yours (dual core Phenom @ 3.2 gHz OC, 4GB of RAM, W7x64) with a vastly superior card, the 9800GT EVGA Akimbo Superclocked, and experienced similar stuttering frequently. Although your CPU and RAM are sufficient (albeit barely) to run more modern DX10/11 titles, the 9500 was never really a competitive gaming card, and will severely show its age in titles like STO.

nVidia cards generally do just as well as ATI in STO to be quite honest - I just rebuilt my machine and grabbed a pair of GTX460 reference cards at Microcenter (open box obviously) for $35 a piece, put them in SLi and I can't make STO drop below 60FPS at 1080 with every single setting maxed.

If you want serious, stutter free gameplay in anything resembling a modern title, your system unfortunately needs an overhaul. Sorry.
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