Hi Diaspora folks!
First off, awesome game! What a surprise this morning when I saw the announcement. So far, so fun!
But now, on to the crummier part of this post. I've experienced a couple of problems with Diaspora and what I suspect to be my video card.
I'm running Windows 7 x64, playing at 1680 x 1050 resolution at fullscreen with 32-bit colour depth and Bilinear texture filtering. No other enhancements turned on at the video driver level, and using the default Diaspora settings. I'm running a Radeon HD 4850 video card (yes, yes, it's a little ancient now).
When I was using the Catalyst 12.3 drivers, I got a few graphics glitches:
- Viper silhouette outline at the bottom right was shining rainbow colours
- Missile lock reticule will bounce around erratically while obtaining the lock. The reticule would be stable over the hostile target once lock was achieved
- No target lead indicator
Before posting this to the forum, I thought I'd try to update the drivers first. Catalyst Control Center reported that version 12.8 was out, but installing that did nothing. Going to the AMD website, it pointed me to 12.6 as the latest driver available for my card. So I dutifully installed that. Now, Diaspora crashes once I enter a mission.
Thought I'd report this to see if this is a known issue, and if not whether there's anything I could do to help get to the bottom of this.
I need my Diaspora fix!
Let me know if you need more information!