Planets are going really weird...

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Planets are going really weird...

Post by Paladin Tux » Sun Jul 19, 2015 3:52 am

Yas! Upgrade to 1.82.

So I fired it up, loaded my profile and witchspaced to Laenin. And when I got there, the planet was like repeatedly blowing up and creating texture spikes. I quit and ran it again. Happened again. With a bit of testing, I managed to isolate the problem. It only happened when your far away from the planet. I downgraded to 1.80 and it still happened. Same problem. When I'm dumped some distance away from planet it 'explodes repeatedly' but if I can get close enough then it doesn't happen. Here, I'll show you what I mean:



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Yeah. Pretty weird. (I disabled HUD too).

You can see on the second one that, in the center of the top right quadrant, the point from where you can see a center. That was the planet.


And if it helps, I'm still running a low RAM computer (about 750 free when on open box), with 1.80 GhZ CPU. Running the new ubuntu. And I also I was running oolite on a large dell monitor, due to my laptop screen not really working.
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Re: Planets are going really weird...

Post by Diziet Sma » Sun Jul 19, 2015 5:14 am

This is something I've experienced and reported on several occasions, a couple of which I've linked to.

http://aegidian.org/bb/viewtopic.php?p=214011#p214011
http://www.aegidian.org/bb/viewtopic.ph ... 02#p214102

For me, it's relatively rare, unless I install any of the OXPs which add multiple moons/planets, in which case it happens to the point that the game becomes almost unplayable. Given the apparent rarity (you're the first other person to report this) I believe it's some kind of graphics chip limitation. My laptop uses the (again, relatively rare) ATI/AMD X2300 GPU. Incidentally, it happens whether I'm running Windows or Linux.
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Re: Planets are going really weird...

Post by Paladin Tux » Sun Jul 19, 2015 8:49 am

My card is an ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 128MB.

I might check the drivers once I get my screen fixed up. I don' think I have any planet effecting oxps except for planetfall, but I'll remove all just to be safe.
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