Competition System - Graphic Bugs

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  1. Christian Wolter

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    In today's Silverstone session I had a problem that I had never experienced before. While driving, large parts of the sky were black (later on the Session the Track Surface also) which was massively disturbing. I've never had that in single player or other multiplayer. Apparently only during the competition, anyone have an explanation for this? My guess is the dynamic weather. I never have that active otherwise. Can I somehow adjust or improve the configuration? Thanks in advance
     
  2. Christian Wolter

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    Today in LimeRock Park I had the same error (this error never occurred during training), the black bars seem to come from the pit building, it is very annoying and only occurs in Competition, anyone else have an idea?
     
  3. Christian Wolter

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    Today in Qualifying the Error still happend. I wait for all Players to load and then i disconnected and connected again, the Error was gone. The Question is, wat generates this Error and what is the Solution
     
  4. Christian Wolter

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    Today a new error occurred in the race....The interface did not respond, I see a blank gray display with no buttons. I hear that the race is starting, but I can't click on the race. This problem has never occurred before, only in the Competition system. This is very disappointing
     
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    happened to me as well....
     
  6. -SlottenHeimer-

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    I've had this issue from day 2 using the new UI..
    I looks kinda like GPU artifacts.. often seen when heavily oc'ing.
    however.. it's only the sky for my concern.. Also visible in mirrors.
     
  7. hitm4k3r

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    I had the same issue couple of days ago. I wasn't sure if it was just me but reading that other people have the same issue it seems to be an issue with the comp system online races.
     
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    It's definately not the competition system that is causing this.
    It occours on other servers as well.
     
  9. Christian Wolter

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    @Christopher Elliott: Is the problem known? Can we do something about it (Configuration or Settings) or do you have to?;)
     
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    for the record:
    i ran 2 races today
    with trackdetail set to LOW it was undrivable
    black polys everywhere and stuttering

    on HIGH - everything smooth - no problems at all

    maybe that helps
     
  13. Christian Wolter

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    Today in Lime Rock Park the same Error occure (The Settings on High), i have done Screenshots from the Issue, anyone else have an idea?
     

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    Hi guys I have the following question for you to help us repro/fix the issue:
    1. the screenshots that you posted are in VR, is it happening also in non-vr?
    2. can you zip your player + multiplayer. json files?
    3. do you have invulnerability on/off? is it happening in multiplayer and single player races?
      is there an event that triggers it, like other driver joining or something like that
    4. Is it happening after a certain moment or right from the start of the session?
    5. do you have a replay/recording of the fact that you can share?
    6. do you have the nametags on or off? does it change anything if you toggle them?
    7. can you see the issue also in the replay/monitor screen.
    8. when is the earliest point in time that you experienced this issue?
    the more question you can answer the easier should be for us to repro cheers!
     
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  15. Alessio Feletto

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    I had the same issues, and i'm pretty sure i've found somehow what's causing it.
    If you start playing too much with gfx settings in game and let the game rebuild the shaders (loading a track for example with different settings many times) that's what happens.
    To solve the issue, go here : upload_2021-1-6_15-47-15.png , delete all the files of CBASH and SHADERS in it, not the folders.

    So next time you'll go on a track the game will rebuild a new and clean shader/s and for me the problem is gone.

    Hope you get the same results.
     
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  16. Christian Wolter

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    Hello, thanks for the reply, attached are my answers:

    the screenshots that you posted are in VR, is it happening also in non-vr?
    It also happens in non-VR

    can you zip your player + multiplayer. json files?
    Zip files attached

    do you have invulnerability on/off? is it happening in multiplayer and single player races?
    Invulnerability is off

    do you have invulnerability on/off? is it happening in multiplayer and single player races?
    is there an event that triggers it, like other driver joining or something like that?
    It happens only in multiplayer races (actually only in Competition, I started a dedicated server with the same content for test purposes there the error does not occur either), I have the feeling it is triggered by other drivers or vehicles, at the last race I had the feeling it was caused by a driver or the vehicle when he had left the session and the vehicle was in the pits (the error always seems to start from the PIT Building).

    Is it happening after a certain moment or right from the start of the session?
    It varies, but most of the time it happens during the session and not right at the beginning.

    do you have a replay/recording of the fact that you can share?
    I have a replay that I can upload, unfortunately the error is not visible there.

    do you have the nametags on or off? does it change anything if you toggle them?
    The names are disabled, I will test it next time when they are enabled.

    can you see the issue also in the replay/monitor screen.
    On the monitor (HMD Mirror) yes, not in the replay

    when is the earliest point in time that you experienced this issue?
    Before the competition this never happened

    What I have already done for error analysis:

    Tested graphics settings in different variants (low, medium, high, resolution etc.)
    emptied cbash and shader directories
    Joined session, waited until all drivers are loaded then left and joined again (I had the feeling that this had solved the problem, but this only works in the warmup in the race this is not possible).



    If I can do anything else, please just write.
     

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  17. Christian Wolter

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    Today I drove a Qualification in Loch Drummond with the new build. Here I had no mistakes and it worked well. However, I have never driven the track before and it was raining (so I don't have anything to compare it with), I'll keep testing and keep you updated. Thanks a lot
     
  18. hpk

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    i participated in the 17.00 race (on slicks :confused:)
    and had black polys everywhere

    track details were on high
    meanwhile i emptied cbash and shaders folder
    gonna try the 22.00 race and see if that helped
     
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    reload the track offline first to re-populate the cache. There is a timeout function which, if I recall, is 3 minutes.
     
  20. hpk

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    that seemed to do the trick !!

    everything went smooth at 22.00
     

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