View Full Version : Please Help : ?l-2 Sturmovik : 1946 Graphic Problem

06-16-2007, 06:59 PM
Hello all,

I am new here but I used to play FB long time ago. I have not been playing the game for a long while due to some problems about my PC. I had to change all my system and I did. And a few days ago I have purchased il Sturmovik : 1946 but have problems about the graphics.

The graphics of the planes and other vehicles looks perfect. But when flying over the ocean there are ugly looking vertical lines and some color distortions.

I have

Nvidia GeForce 7300 le 256 MB video card (with lates drivers installed)
AMD Athlon(tm) 64 x2 Dual Core processor 4400 +2.4 GHz
1 GB DDR2 Ram
Windows Vista-32 Bit Operationg system (Home Edition)
DirectX 9.0c

I downloaded the latest drivers for my video card but I still cannot solve the graphic abnormalities on the surface of the ocean.

What's wrong with my system? Should I download some special drivers? Please help me. I am really disappointed about the grapic distortions.

Thanks in advance

06-16-2007, 07:22 PM
Try this:

Load the game, run a mission, then hit esc and click video options, then change graphics engine from OpenGL to DirectX. When the game reloads, go back and change it back to OpenGL.

Worked for a friend of mine.

06-16-2007, 07:39 PM
Thanks I will try it now

06-16-2007, 07:47 PM
No it doesn't work for me. Below you can see how ugly the ocean is looking. There is a color imbalance. Color transitions are not smooth. Why is this? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/3876/grphsx5.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

06-16-2007, 08:20 PM
Have you got 32 bit selected after the resolution? eg 1024x768 32 bit.

06-16-2007, 08:28 PM
No I have selected 16 bit

06-16-2007, 08:33 PM
Now I tried the game with 32 bit. The ocean still looks ugly.

06-17-2007, 05:00 AM
Can anybody help ?

06-17-2007, 05:26 AM
Using OpenGL?

Try changing water settings in conf.ini (http://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=Knowledge_Base&op=show&kid=27)

To select water rendering mode please modify the Water section in the file conf.ini in the [Render_OpenGL] section (Water = 1 by default).

Water = 0 - Water with flat geometry (fastest).

Water = 1 - Water with flat geometry (fast).

Water = 2 - This mode is visually similar to water = 3 but it runs on ATI cards 9800, X800, X1800 and later models.

Water = 3 - Fast render mode with Vertex Shaders 3.0 (NVIDIA 6600 and later models)

Water = 4 - Better quality mode with Vertex Shaders 3.0 (NVIDIA 6800 and later models)

ATI 9500 and higher supports modes: 0, 1, 2.
NVIDIA 6600 and later models support: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4.
NVIDIA cards before the 6xxx series support: 0, 1, 2 (2 is not recommended).

06-17-2007, 05:34 AM
The Nv7300LE is a really low end, budget video card, don't expect miracles.

06-17-2007, 05:41 AM
Stansdds, which card is the best for this game run on the best possible graphics. And for this how much Ram do I need to run on smooth frame rates? Thanks

06-17-2007, 05:52 AM
I believe a nVidia 7950GT or 7950\7900GTX would be a good match for your rig, mainly a good match for your cpu. Even a nVidia 7950GX2 that allows one to run dual GPU's from one single slot. And on the ATI side of things the X1950Pro or X1900\1950XT. All of these cards can be had for $200 to $250 on eBay. Any of these cards will blow you away compared to your current graphics card.

06-17-2007, 06:31 AM
What the heck is wrong with my system that I cannot see water textures like the one on the below links?



If my graphics card is not powerful enough to show those textures it must atleast would not make the textures of the ocean like they are cuted and pasted blue pice of papers togather. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif Too bad!

Note : I set the game to run on OpenGL. But I did not download any software about OpenGL. Is there a software to download for OpenGL like DirectX 9.0c installer? Is thjere an installer for OpenGL? Thanks

06-17-2007, 08:20 AM
To get those nice graphics you need at least a 6800GT. I'm using a 7950GT and getting really good graphics and acceptable frame rates.