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[SOLVED] White background, can still see ships.
Basically, on certain missions instead of the space backdrop/skybox, it's just all white. Everything works normally (Can see HUD, full ship control, can see other ships and asteroids in distance in normal colors, weapons work, etc.) It's just that everything non-ship is white, and it's rather blinding.

So far, this happened to me for the first two playable segments of Bluplanet 1 (The opening cutscene and the chatter worked fine, it just is screwed up when I'm in control of the ship in what I'm assuming is subspace, and in the following mission)
Which was disappointing, because I had a feeling that it was a great mod when the music and fully-voiced cutscene kicked in  :sigh:

I've played through Derelict (voiced :)), Warzone, Transcend, and Homesick (came with T installer) since then without this problem.
But it cropped up again, quite a way into Wings of Dawn, (spoiler) in the cutscene and mission right after the Cordi queen rescue mission(s).(spoilers end)

I used Turey's installer, have the 3.6.12 MediaVPs, am using the Inferno 3.6.12 r/d, and am running this on Windows 7. It's Intel Core Duo 2.0 Ghz, 2.00 Gb RAM, and an integrated "intel family p965 chipset" (Basically no GPU)
I've tried checking the "fix color issues on certain ATI cards" box in the launcher, playing it windowed, making new pilots, updating drivers and none of it has worked.
I've also used the search bar, and I'm pretty sure that it's not the 'red-alert' bug, since A) The preceding missions in WoD to the screwed up mission is a bunch of 'red alert' missions strung together and B)I have control of my ship and HUD and can see everything perfectly fine, except that it's a white background/skybox and not the space/nearby planet/stars background/skybox.

Oh, right, when I use the debug executable, it crashes right before loading up the pilots, here's the log that comes up with the error message:
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Assert: strlen(filename) < MAX_FILENAME_LEN - 4
File: managepilot.cpp
Line: 170

ntdll.dll! KiFastSystemCallRet
kernel32.dll! WaitForSingleObjectEx + 67 bytes
kernel32.dll! WaitForSingleObject + 18 bytes
fs2_open_3_6_12d_INF.exe! SCP_DumpStack + 354 bytes
fs2_open_3_6_12d_INF.exe! WinAssert + 208 bytes
fs2_open_3_6_12d_INF.exe! verify_pilot_file + 81 bytes
fs2_open_3_6_12d_INF.exe! player_select_pilot_file_filter + 54 bytes
fs2_open_3_6_12d_INF.exe! cf_get_file_list_preallocated + 398 bytes
fs2_open_3_6_12d_INF.exe! player_select_init_player_stuff + 120 bytes
fs2_open_3_6_12d_INF.exe! player_select_init + 1315 bytes
fs2_open_3_6_12d_INF.exe! game_enter_state + 2166 bytes
fs2_open_3_6_12d_INF.exe! gameseq_set_state + 310 bytes
fs2_open_3_6_12d_INF.exe! game_process_event + 1793 bytes
fs2_open_3_6_12d_INF.exe! gameseq_process_events + 152 bytes
fs2_open_3_6_12d_INF.exe! game_main + 782 bytes
fs2_open_3_6_12d_INF.exe! WinMain + 330 bytes
fs2_open_3_6_12d_INF.exe! __tmainCRTStartup + 358 bytes
fs2_open_3_6_12d_INF.exe! WinMainCRTStartup + 15 bytes
kernel32.dll! BaseThreadInitThunk + 18 bytes
ntdll.dll! RtlInitializeExceptionChain + 239 bytes
ntdll.dll! RtlInitializeExceptionChain + 194 bytes

The full fs2_open text document:
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==========================================================================
DEBUG SPEW: No debug_filter.cfg found, so only general, error, and warning
categories can be shown and no debug_filter.cfg info will be saved.
==========================================================================
FreeSpace version: 3.6.12
Passed cmdline options:
  -env
  -mipmap
  -missile_lighting
  -glow
  -nomotiondebris
  -noscalevid
  -spec
  -normal
  -3dshockwave
  -ballistic_gauge
  -dualscanlines
  -orbradar
  -targetinfo
  -3dwarp
  -ship_choice_3d
  -weapon_choice_3d
  -mod WoD_Complete,mediavps_3612
  -window
Building file index...
Found root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\WoD_Complete\WoD-Core.vp' with a checksum of 0x70f4a526
Found root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\WoD_Complete\WoD-Sound.vp' with a checksum of 0x7b2cfb6e
Found root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\WoD_Complete\WoD-Visual.vp' with a checksum of 0x52398661
Found root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\mediavps_3612\MV_Advanced.vp' with a checksum of 0x4b8b0f5a
Found root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\mediavps_3612\MV_AnimGlows.vp' with a checksum of 0x6a554026
Found root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\mediavps_3612\MV_Assets.3612.vp' with a checksum of 0x59649c21
Found root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\mediavps_3612\MV_Assets.vp' with a checksum of 0x529cc70f
Found root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\mediavps_3612\MV_Effects.3612.vp' with a checksum of 0x9c510aa0
Found root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\mediavps_3612\MV_Effects.vp' with a checksum of 0xb9a9a485
Found root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\mediavps_3612\MV_Music.vp' with a checksum of 0xb3e21469
Found root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\mediavps_3612\MV_RadarIcons.vp' with a checksum of 0x31dd7781
Found root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\mediavps_3612\MV_Root.3612.vp' with a checksum of 0x7c9d7e74
Found root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\mediavps_3612\MV_Root.vp' with a checksum of 0x6ffd5c78
Found root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\Root_fs2.vp' with a checksum of 0x747372cc
Found root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\smarty_fs2.vp' with a checksum of 0xddeb3b1e
Found root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\sparky_fs2.vp' with a checksum of 0x164fe65a
Found root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\sparky_hi_fs2.vp' with a checksum of 0xa11d56f1
Found root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\stu_fs2.vp' with a checksum of 0xd77da83a
Found root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\tango1_fs2.vp' with a checksum of 0x4c25221e
Found root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\tango2_fs2.vp' with a checksum of 0x86920b82
Found root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\tango3_fs2.vp' with a checksum of 0x705e8d71
Found root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\warble_fs2.vp' with a checksum of 0xd85c305d
Searching root 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\WoD_Complete\' ... 61 files
Searching root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\WoD_Complete\WoD-Core.vp' ... 72 files
Searching root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\WoD_Complete\WoD-Sound.vp' ... 96 files
Searching root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\WoD_Complete\WoD-Visual.vp' ... 2679 files
Searching root 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\mediavps_3612\' ... 1 files
Searching root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\mediavps_3612\MV_Advanced.vp' ... 1283 files
Searching root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\mediavps_3612\MV_AnimGlows.vp' ... 1641 files
Searching root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\mediavps_3612\MV_Assets.3612.vp' ... 228 files
Searching root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\mediavps_3612\MV_Assets.vp' ... 1905 files
Searching root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\mediavps_3612\MV_Effects.3612.vp' ... 2 files
Searching root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\mediavps_3612\MV_Effects.vp' ... 1892 files
Searching root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\mediavps_3612\MV_Music.vp' ... 32 files
Searching root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\mediavps_3612\MV_RadarIcons.vp' ... 24 files
Searching root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\mediavps_3612\MV_Root.3612.vp' ... 13 files
Searching root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\mediavps_3612\MV_Root.vp' ... 358 files
Searching root 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\' ... 18 files
Searching root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\Root_fs2.vp' ... 157 files
Searching root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\smarty_fs2.vp' ... 10 files
Searching root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\sparky_fs2.vp' ... 3027 files
Searching root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\sparky_hi_fs2.vp' ... 1337 files
Searching root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\stu_fs2.vp' ... 2355 files
Searching root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\tango1_fs2.vp' ... 32 files
Searching root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\tango2_fs2.vp' ... 15 files
Searching root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\tango3_fs2.vp' ... 10 files
Searching root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\warble_fs2.vp' ... 52 files
Found 25 roots and 17300 files.
Setting language to English
TBM  =>  Starting parse of 'mv_core-lcl.tbm' ...
Initializing OpenAL...
  Using 'Generic Software' as OpenAL sound device...
  OpenAL Vendor     : Creative Labs Inc.
  OpenAL Renderer   : Software
  OpenAL Version    : 1.1

... OpenAL successfully initialized!
Initializing OpenGL graphics device at 1024x600 with 32-bit color...
  Initializing WGL...
  Requested WGL Video values = R: 8, G: 8, B: 8, depth: 32, double-buffer: 1
  Actual WGL Video values    = R: 8, G: 8, B: 8, depth: 32, double-buffer: 1
  OpenGL Vendor     : Intel
  OpenGL Renderer   : Intel 965/963 Graphics Media Accelerator
  OpenGL Version    : 2.0.0 - Build 8.14.10.1930

  Using extension "GL_EXT_fog_coord".
  Using extension "GL_ARB_multitexture".
  Using extension "GL_ARB_texture_env_add".
  Using extension "GL_ARB_texture_compression".
  Using extension "GL_EXT_texture_compression_s3tc".
  Using extension "GL_EXT_texture_filter_anisotropic".
  Using extension "GL_ARB_texture_env_combine".
  Using extension "GL_EXT_compiled_vertex_array".
  Using extension "GL_EXT_draw_range_elements".
  Unable to find extension "GL_ARB_texture_mirrored_repeat".
  Using extension "GL_ARB_texture_non_power_of_two".
  Using extension "GL_ARB_vertex_buffer_object".
  Using extension "GL_ARB_pixel_buffer_object".
  Using extension "GL_SGIS_generate_mipmap".
  Using extension "GL_EXT_framebuffer_object".
  Using extension "GL_ARB_texture_rectangle".
  Using extension "GL_EXT_bgra".
  Using extension "GL_ARB_texture_cube_map".
  Using extension "GL_EXT_texture_lod_bias".
  Using extension "GL_ARB_point_sprite".
  Using extension "GL_ARB_shading_language_100".
  Using extension "GL_ARB_shader_objects".
  Using extension "GL_ARB_vertex_shader".
  Using extension "GL_ARB_fragment_shader".
  Unable to find extension "GL_ATI_shader_texture_lod".
  Found special extension function "wglSwapIntervalEXT".

  Max texture units: 8 (8)
  Max elements vertices: 1024
  Max elements indices: 1024
  Max texture size: 2048x2048
  Can use compressed textures: YES
  Texture compression available: YES
  Using trilinear texture filter.
... OpenGL init is complete!
Size of bitmap info = 760 KB
Size of bitmap extra info = 52 bytes
ANI cursorweb with size 24x24 (25.0% wasted)
GRAPHICS: Initializing default colors...
SCRIPTING: Beginning initialization sequence...
SCRIPTING: Beginning Lua initialization...
LUA: Opening LUA state...
LUA: Initializing base Lua libraries...
LUA: Beginning ADE initialization
ADE: Initializing enumeration constants...
ADE: Assigning Lua session...
SCRIPTING: Beginning main hook parse sequence....
Wokka!  Error opening file (scripting.tbl)!
TABLES: Unable to parse 'scripting.tbl'!  Error code = 5.
TBM  =>  Starting parse of 'mv_flak-sct.tbm' ...
TBM  =>  Starting parse of 'mv_dbrs-sct.tbm' ...
TBM  =>  Starting parse of 'mv_exp-sct.tbm' ...
SCRIPTING: Inititialization complete.
SCRIPTING: Splash screen overrides checked
SCRIPTING: Splash hook has been run
SCRIPTING: Splash screen conditional hook has been run
Using high memory settings...
Wokka!  Error opening file (interface.tbl)!
WMCGUI: Unable to parse 'interface.tbl'!  Error code = 5.
TBM  =>  Starting parse of 'mv_effects-sdf.tbm' ...
ANI 2_radar1 with size 209x170 (33.6% wasted)
Windows reported 16 joysticks, we found 0
Current soundtrack set to -1 in event_music_reset_choices
TBM  =>  Starting parse of 'mv_music-mus.tbm' ...
TBM  =>  Starting parse of 'mv_effects-mfl.tbm' ...
TBM  =>  Starting parse of 'Muzzleflashes-mfl.tbm' ...
TBM  =>  Starting parse of 'mv_effects-amr.tbm' ...
TBM  =>  Starting parse of 'mv_effects-wxp.tbm' ...
TBM  =>  Starting parse of 'Muzzleflashes-wxp.tbm' ...
TBM  =>  Starting parse of 'Explosions-wxp.tbm' ...
TBM  =>  Starting parse of 'beams-wxp.tbm' ...
BMPMAN: Found EFF (exp08.eff) with 141 frames at 25 fps.
BMPMAN: Found EFF (exp20.eff) with 150 frames at 45 fps.
BMPMAN: Found EFF (ExpMissileHit1.eff) with 92 frames at 30 fps.
BMPMAN: Found EFF (exp30.eff) with 131 frames at 30 fps.
BMPMAN: Found EFF (exp40.eff) with 123 frames at 50 fps.
BMPMAN: Found EFF (exp50.eff) with 110 frames at 50 fps.
BMPMAN: Found EFF (VK11imp.eff) with 31 frames at 30 fps.
BMPMAN: Found EFF (ExpW.eff) with 91 frames at 40 fps.
BMPMAN: Found EFF (ExpB.eff) with 74 frames at 30 fps.
BMPMAN: Found EFF (Zy.eff) with 43 frames at 30 fps.
BMPMAN: Found EFF (Tach.eff) with 31 frames at 30 fps.
BMPMAN: Found EFF (bomb_flare.eff) with 69 frames at 20 fps.
BMPMAN: Found EFF (71Impact.eff) with 50 frames at 35 fps.
BMPMAN: Found EFF (Dragonslave.eff) with 91 frames at 30 fps.
BMPMAN: Found EFF (Cflak.eff) with 54 frames at 30 fps.
BMPMAN: Found EFF (exp04.eff) with 61 frames at 30 fps.
BMPMAN: Found EFF (exp05.eff) with 72 frames at 30 fps.
BMPMAN: Found EFF (exp06.eff) with 58 frames at 30 fps.
BMPMAN: Found EFF (capflash.eff) with 40 frames at 10 fps.
BMPMAN: Found EFF (Maxim_Impact.eff) with 23 frames at 30 fps.
ANI Lamprey_Impact with size 80x80 (37.5% wasted)
BMPMAN: Found EFF (Gmuzzle.eff) with 5 frames at 30 fps.
BMPMAN: Found EFF (PWmuzzle.eff) with 4 frames at 30 fps.
BMPMAN: Found EFF (Rmuzzle.eff) with 4 frames at 30 fps.
BMPMAN: Found EFF (Bmuzzle.eff) with 5 frames at 30 fps.
BMPMAN: Found EFF (Cmuzzle.eff) with 4 frames at 30 fps.
BMPMAN: Found EFF (Fmuzzle.eff) with 4 frames at 30 fps.
BMPMAN: Found EFF (Dmuzzle.eff) with 4 frames at 30 fps.
BMPMAN: Found EFF (Smoke.eff) with 71 frames at 35 fps.
BMPMAN: Found EFF (Vk01NMuzzle.eff) with 15 frames at 30 fps.
BMPMAN: Found EFF (BWmuzzle.eff) with 4 frames at 30 fps.
BMPMAN: Found EFF (exp07.eff) with 61 frames at 30 fps.
BMPMAN: Found EFF (Beamhitglow.eff) with 1 frames at 30 fps.
BMPMAN: Found EFF (HSMHS.eff) with 60 frames at 30 fps.
BMPMAN: Found EFF (HSMHSsmall.eff) with 60 frames at 30 fps.
BMPMAN: Found EFF (VX_02imp.eff) with 11 frames at 30 fps.
BMPMAN: Found EFF (ParticleSmoke01.eff) with 54 frames at 15 fps.
TBM  =>  Starting parse of 'mv_core-wep.tbm' ...
TBM  =>  Starting parse of 'mv_effects-wep.tbm' ...
TBM  =>  Starting parse of 'mv_assets-wep.tbm' ...
TBM  =>  Starting parse of 'Muzzleflashes-wep.tbm' ...
TBM  =>  Starting parse of 'beams-wep.tbm' ...
TBM  =>  Starting parse of 'mv_effects-obt.tbm' ...
TBM  =>  Starting parse of 'turrets-obt.tbm' ...
BMPMAN: Found EFF (ParticleSmoke02.eff) with 39 frames at 24 fps.
TBM  =>  Starting parse of 'mv_core-shp.tbm' ...
TBM  =>  Starting parse of 'radar-shp.tbm' ...
TBM  =>  Starting parse of 'mv_effects-shp.tbm' ...
TBM  =>  Starting parse of 'mv_assets-shp.tbm' ...
TBM  =>  Starting parse of 'mv_core-hdg.tbm' ...
TBM  =>  Starting parse of 'mv_effects-str.tbm' ...
loading animated cursor "cursor"
ANI cursor with size 24x24 (25.0% wasted)
MediaVPs: Flaming debris script loaded!
MediaVPs: Explosions script loaded!
Ships.tbl is : INVALID!!!!
Weapons.tbl is : INVALID!!!!
cfile_init() took 442
Got event GS_EVENT_GAME_INIT (49) in state NOT A VALID STATE (0)
ASSERTION: "strlen(filename) < MAX_FILENAME_LEN - 4" at managepilot.cpp:170
Int3(): From c:\temp\fs2_final_export\code\globalincs\windebug.cpp at line 902
« Last Edit: May 02, 2012, 08:39:08 pm by Shorebird_One »

 

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Re: Background (where space should be) is all white in certain missions
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OpenGL Vendor     : Intel
  OpenGL Renderer   : Intel 965/963 Graphics Media Accelerator
  OpenGL Version    : 2.0.0 - Build 8.14.10.1930

This is your problem in a nutshell. Specifically, this part:
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  Max texture size: 2048x2048
If you have downloaded the "advanced" vps for Blue Planet, you should delete them, since they contain textures that are far greater than your "GPU" can handle.
Let there be light
Let there be moon
Let there be stars and let there be you
Let there be monsters and let there be pain
Let us begin to feel again
--Devin Townsend, Genesis

 

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Re: Background (where space should be) is all white in certain missions
Yep, your video card can't handle some high-res textures. Delete the advanced VPs.

 
Re: Background (where space should be) is all white in certain missions
Alright, thanks guys. What about the Wings of Dawn mission? Is there an easy way I can downsize/ fill in a placeholder for that?

 
Re: Background (where space should be) is all white in certain missions
So I downsized nebula_skybox.dds from 4096x2048 to 2048x1024. Should this still work? Is there a way I can just stick this into the .VP file, or do I have to extract everything and recompile with the 'fixed' file?

 

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Re: Background (where space should be) is all white in certain missions
Make sure the texture file has the exact same name, and place it in [wings of dawn folder]/data/maps

 
Re: Background (where space should be) is all white in certain missions
How do I place it in the maps folder? I can't see an option for it (I'm using default VPview 32)

 

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Re: Background (where space should be) is all white in certain missions
Extract the file from the vp, resize it, and store it in the folder.
Let there be light
Let there be moon
Let there be stars and let there be you
Let there be monsters and let there be pain
Let us begin to feel again
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Re: Background (where space should be) is all white in certain missions
He's already got the texture.

Shorebird: you don't need to place it into the VP at all. Files placed in Windows folder /[wings of dawn folder]/data/maps will override those in the VP. Just create that folder.

 
Re: Background (where space should be) is all white in certain missions
Thanks guys, for your quick help. Someone could probably remove the thread now since I take it problems caused by not having a legitimite GPU aren't too common  :p

 

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Re: [SOLVED, thanks guys]
I think we keep them so that if someone searches for this same problem, they can see the solution explained.

 
Re: [SOLVED, thanks guys]
I'm relatively sure that people without real GPUs wouldn't be trying to play games on said laptop, but ok. :)

 

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Re: [SOLVED] White background, can still see ships.
You'd be surprised. I myself ran FSO on my GMA 950 based laptop until 2 years ago or so.