@ Taylor. Yeah, I'm getting no shield effects as well. I thought I was just imagining it until you guys brought it up here. I'm using the 3.6.6 .vp's and build 3.6.7with the FS Port mod.
Is everyone getting this artifact, or is it just a few of us? For reference sake, I'm using OGL @ 1024 resolution on a GeForce 6600.