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Title: Little problem with node network visualization
Post by: Lucio on January 15, 2007, 06:40:29 pm
I haven't read if something similar has already been posted, if yes excuse me.. I would like to ask only a little question:

my node network window on the interface displays strange triangles, and I can't explain why

Below I have also posted a screen capture of the problem. It seems to me that this doesn't cause any problem to the software, that works definitely fine, but is a little annoying

Someone could explain me why this happens? Maybe the graphic card? I will appreciate any hint

Thanks in advance,

Lucio
Title: Re: Little problem with node network visualization
Post by: Will on January 15, 2007, 06:43:51 pm
Vary strange, your correct I have not seen such thing reported before could you post some of your computer specs? I think it has to to with the Objects, Terrein, ect shows up on the left side of the node network. Does it happen when you are zooming or navagating the node network?

Regards,

Will
Title: Re: Little problem with node network visualization
Post by: Blackheart6004 on January 15, 2007, 06:51:04 pm
I'm pretty sure its your video card. I do recommend updating your video card with the latest driver(s) even if its an old one.
Title: Re: Little problem with node network visualization
Post by: Lucio on January 15, 2007, 07:06:39 pm
Yes, the problem persist navigating the node network. I run on a P4 2.8 Ghz, 1 Giga RAM, Windows XP Pro 2002 SP2. My video card is a SiS 661 FX, and I've upgraded it with the latest drivers. However I'm still arguing that's something concerning this video card
Title: Re: Little problem with node network visualization
Post by: Will on January 15, 2007, 07:11:01 pm
I think is a compadtablity issue with your video card or that your screen is just not refreshing that area fast enough. I don't really know acualy but maybe Javajones or jo would. They are the Planetside employes around here so they would know if anyone did.


Regards,

Will
Title: Re: Little problem with node network visualization
Post by: Lucio on January 15, 2007, 07:13:20 pm
Quote from: Will on January 15, 2007, 07:11:01 pm
I think is a compadtablity issue with your video card or that your screen is just not refreshing that area fast enough. I don't really know acualy but maybe Javajones or jo would. They are the Planetside employes around here so they would know if anyone did.


Regards,

Will


Maybe you're right, I will do some more experiment. Anyway thank you very much!
Title: Re: Little problem with node network visualization
Post by: Tim O'Donoghue on January 15, 2007, 08:51:18 pm
You can also try taking the video  hardware acceleration down a notch or two:

Control Panel > Display > Settings > Advanced > Troubleshoot
(http://timster.net/accel.jpg)
Title: Re: Little problem with node network visualization
Post by: Lucio on January 16, 2007, 08:20:57 am
Quote from: Tim O'Donoghue on January 15, 2007, 08:51:18 pm
You can also try taking the video  hardware acceleration down a notch or two:

Control Panel > Display > Settings > Advanced > Troubleshoot
(http://timster.net/accel.jpg)


Well, I have also tried that solution but the triangles persist.. thanks anyway!
Title: Re: Little problem with node network visualization
Post by: Oshyan on January 19, 2007, 02:51:17 am
It looks like an odd graphics card issue, as others have guessed. Unfortunately that SiS graphics system is pretty uncommon and fairly old. It so far appears to be the only one encountering the issue so although I'd like to say it will be fixed, unless it ends up being more widespread I don't think we can really devote much time to addressing it. However it may be resolved by an incidental update for other issues in the future.

- Oshyan
Title: Re: Little problem with node network visualization
Post by: Lucio on January 19, 2007, 08:15:01 am
Quote from: JavaJones on January 19, 2007, 02:51:17 am
It looks like an odd graphics card issue, as others have guessed. Unfortunately that SiS graphics system is pretty uncommon and fairly old. It so far appears to be the only one encountering the issue so although I'd like to say it will be fixed, unless it ends up being more widespread I don't think we can really devote much time to addressing it. However it may be resolved by an incidental update for other issues in the future.

- Oshyan


Thanks Oshyan. That's true, my video card is uncommon and pretty old, but I don't mind very much about that 'cause I'm going to renew my hardware this year. I'm sure this problem is related to that. No big deal, it doesn't affect the software functionalities at all. Maybe it could be incidentally resolved by future updates. We'll see.. At least I can say I have a very unique issue of the software.. a bug that no others have :D
Title: Re: Little problem with node network visualization
Post by: FrankThomas on January 19, 2007, 11:06:43 am
Actually, I've seen this on a PC at home running XP Home - not a very high spec PC at all but I was thinking of using it to render stuff as I can leave it running all the time.  Trouble is - the PC crashes out of TG2 pretty much every time you try and do something so back to the drawing board
Title: Re: Little problem with node network visualization
Post by: Tim O'Donoghue on January 19, 2007, 11:13:47 am
Quote from: JavaJones on January 19, 2007, 02:51:17 am
It looks like an odd graphics card issue, as others have guessed. Unfortunately that SiS graphics system is pretty uncommon and fairly old. It so far appears to be the only one encountering the issue ...

- Oshyan


FWIW, I have a new(ish) laptop (Athlon64) running a SiS graphics chipset and it seems fine so far.

Tim O
Title: Re: Little problem with node network visualization
Post by: Lucio on January 19, 2007, 11:42:27 am
Quote from: Tim O'Donoghue on January 19, 2007, 11:13:47 amFWIW, I have a new(ish) laptop (Athlon64) running a SiS graphics chipset and it seems fine so far.

Tim O


That's interensting, please can you specify the model of your chipset?
Title: Re: Little problem with node network visualization
Post by: mael971 on January 27, 2007, 03:13:01 pm
hello

same problem than usciouscio on my gericom laptop with sis M661MX video card...
Title: Re: Little problem with node network visualization
Post by: Will on January 27, 2007, 08:34:46 pm
definatly seems to be a sis related problum, but Tim seems to have it work so maybe his is just a newwer car.

Regards,

Will
Title: Re: Little problem with node network visualization
Post by: nikita on January 28, 2007, 09:40:57 am
I don't think it's helping in this case, but there might also be drivers from older graphics cards even when you removed them. I had similar issues when upgrading my own graphics card from a cheap ati to a passive cooled nvidia.