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hey guys i was playing half-life 2 last night for the first time. In one of the rooms, there was a dark corner but a gray pole stands out and it doesnt look right. it appears that in the dark corner everything is dark but the pole doesnt have a darkened effect as if its in the dark. there are two screenshots i took one far away and one upclose while standing IN the corner. I've noticed some other objects in the game appear to be the same way although it isnt common, i still think I notice the same thing with some other objects every once in a while. is it a glitch or a video card fault?? or is it the game itself??

here is a pic of it from a distance



and here is a pic of it up close while standing in the dark corner
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That looks like it's the game itself, but I couldn't say for certain as I haven't played the game (yet). Maybe the dark effect the engine uses isn't very effective on grey items?
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I don't know it looks fine from what i can tell, maybe update your drivers.


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what made me ask is the other day i saw someone posting a thread about their counter-strike:source characters looking grayed-out from far away.. almost the same shade of gray as that pole.. and someone said it had to do with the drivers and that NVIDIA was working on it (IIRC it was an NVIDIA card not sure though).. im wondering if this is the same thing
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I don't know it looks fine from what i can tell, maybe update your drivers.


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my forceware version is 96.89 and the nvidia website has 93.71 as their lastest official release
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i have had similar things happen to me in CC:S and it really pissed me off cause on some maps like dust2 it makes it almost impossible to see people in the hallways.
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is it the same shade of gray said17? if so, it must be a driver issue then huh?
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post #8 of 12
looks kinda outta place. I never noticed any glitches with graphics like that when I played really..it was REALLY immersive and convincing when I played.
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post #9 of 12
The pole does stand out abit, in farcry on another pc I have, it would do this too with certain objects too, so I'm thinking that it could be a driver issue. Never really thought about fixing it on the other pc of mine since I dont game on it anymore
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post #10 of 12
It's the game. I get stuff like that occasionally as well.
    
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