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Big shadow bug! how i fix it?

Post by mskinggd » 17 Sep 2008 14:02

i have a big shadow bug :( , i tokd screenshot:
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1.Red&Black Sheet under my car (AND I NOT ALG!)
2.opponent have it to
3.its only on stadium
aw that very confusing, can somebody help me plz? :mrgreen:
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Re: Big shadow bug! how i fix it?

Post by bloosniper » 18 Sep 2008 18:10

Looks funnyXD
sorry,
try to reset your settings in: Configuration/advanced/the you see 2 reset buttons, press the down est one:)

maybe it works?
if it's not?
delete ur catch? I dunno...

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Re: Big shadow bug! how i fix it?

Post by mskinggd » 19 Sep 2008 11:14

1. i dont hace configuration folder, i have config
2.i dont see any advanced in config
3. i cheked that in TM INSTALL FOLDER and in Documents
4.this bug is in my TMUF not ESWC
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Re: Big shadow bug! how i fix it?

Post by jumpjet » 20 Sep 2008 14:50

He means :-

1/ Click the Icon on your desktop to run the game

2/ Click the 'Configure Button' (not the 'Play' Button}

3/ Click the 'Advanced Button'

4/ Click the 'Restore Defaults' button in the lower right of the window.

To clear your cache (In XP) delete everything in this folder C:\Documents and Settings\All Users.WINDOWS\Application Data\TrackMania\Cache

If you don't have such a path maybe because you are using Vista (which I know nothing about, or want to know), do a Windows search for 'cache' on your C drive, that should find it in some Trackmania folder somewhere ( i.e Trackmania/cache)

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Re: Big shadow bug! how i fix it?

Post by mskinggd » 22 Sep 2008 10:44

k, will try that
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Re: Big shadow bug! how i fix it?

Post by Gording » 22 Sep 2008 13:13

mskinggd wrote:i have a big shadow bug :

1.Red&Black Sheet under my car
2.opponent have it to
3.its only on stadium
That is possibly not a shadow, or a bug. That looks like a missing or corrupted part texture to me. Especially if all players see it, it may be that the track has been created with a custom track texture for that specific track section. which means there's not a lot you can do to fix it, as the track creator broke it that way! :o

If that is a local broken or corrupted booster texture, check in your game folder > GameData > Stadium > Texture > Image. The booster sections (if that's what they were) are named :

StadiumRoadTurboD.dds
StadiumRoadTurboS.dds

It's easy for people to accidentally move textures and files around as they experiment, or rarely for files to be lost during game crashes (and the usual OS wobbles). If you move, or lose any of the textures the game uses for an environment, or the painter...you tend to see a red checkered pattern replace them.

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Re: Big shadow bug! how i fix it?

Post by TStarGermany » 23 Sep 2008 07:36

if this "shadow" is really following your car, then i would say your StadiumCarShadowProj.dds file is corrupted.
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Re: Big shadow bug! how i fix it?

Post by Gording » 24 Sep 2008 00:29

TStarGermany wrote:if this "shadow" is really following your car, then i would say your StadiumCarShadowProj.dds file is corrupted.
But it's not following his car...the screen shot shows an "ALG" country car, which he specifically says isn't his! :thumbsup:

If that car is someone else, and as he states all players saw the same problem, I still contend it's more likely a problem with the texture allocated to that track section by the track creator.

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Re: Big shadow bug! how i fix it?

Post by TStarGermany » 24 Sep 2008 04:15

1.Red&Black Sheet under my car (AND I NOT ALG!)
2.opponent have it to
3.its only on stadium
aw that very confusing, can somebody help me plz?
opponent have it to = all cars have this broken shadow beneath their cars ? at least,that's my interpretation of what he said?
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Re: Big shadow bug! how i fix it?

Post by Gording » 24 Sep 2008 12:10

Tricky, I hadn't considered your interpretation. However...

In the screenshot, the ALG car may look like it's shadow is broken, but at arrow #2 the same broken texture is on the track...but there is no car there! :mrgreen:

Broken (missing) textures on the track...well, it's a broken track texture mod.

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Re: Big shadow bug! how i fix it?

Post by Mac Matrix » 24 Sep 2008 21:36

I got an idea.

Go into the game launcher and change the 'shadows' option to none and see if it still occurs then?

If it disappears, then obviously it's a problem with his computer not being able to render the ShadowProj texture.
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Re: Big shadow bug! how i fix it?

Post by TStarGermany » 24 Sep 2008 22:51

ah.. the red/black checkerboard was a sign that TM cannot use the texture, that shouldn't be a problem of gfx settings/rendering...
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Re: Big shadow bug! how i fix it?

Post by Mac Matrix » 25 Sep 2008 09:12

It's likely.

My old PC displays the shadow file weird as hell on PC1.
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