In every version of starconflict I’ve used, if I alt+tab out of the game and back in, the game looks like this. However I did a fresh install of linux recently and new install of the nvidia driver. Now it’s like this when I start the game. Anyone encountered this or know how to get rid of it? A common diagnosis seems to be video card corruption, however it has been the case with both amd and nvidia cards.
It’s a game issue currently as far as I can tell. It’s been reported and confirmed already.
Is this new as in the last couple days or new as in the last year and if I had it good once, I should keep reinstalling until I get it?
Set the video card to use application settings instead of override and the red dots disapeared. While I did see a couple in the background, it’s nothing that will effect gameplay and it’s 95% better. Using nvidia-349 driver.
Try to turn off DOF in the game settings
Also check your GPU temps if only for the fact that red dots aren’t usually a good sign ;p
DOF will not help. It’s the entire game, all of it with red dots. With current settings it is not as noticable, I see weird patches of red dots in the background and a few in the foreground. I also solved my issue with low fps, on linux for some reason if your card isn’t located at the first pci slot on the motherboard(despite motherboard setting for other slot), your acceleration doesn’t work. unfortunately the card covers my two pcie1x slots that I need. With no changed swapped to first pci and instant 60fps from 20fps. I have also not overclocked the card , it’s a gtx 970 with 4gb ram. I’m personally thinking it’s some sort of support software that is installed wrong like opencli.
Can’t say for certain that I got the root cause. I just know whatever it was, is gone for now. 0 red dots on anything. So, the steps I took:
I removed any and all vdpau drivers from ubuntu, I removed all nvidia lib/drivers.
reboot to recovery mode, do networking, do root. it’s just easier and I have a fresh kernel that doesn’t have anything else loaded.
I install the downloaded nvidia binary( http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us ) and use this command:
./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-346.72.run --opengl-headers --install-vdpau-wrapper
I then have no dots.
I also re-install the vdpau libraries I had previously removed due to some odd instability and still no red dots.
So, could be fluke, but I did something right. chances are this procedure might help someone else. Or perhaps me a year later when I have the same problem and forgot how I did it.