Originally posted by KillerSneakOriginally posted by brade
The shadow system of this game is seriously messed up. Even with vanilla settings you get lots of instances of shadows just popping in and out of existence where you take one step forward and, poof, some large object suddenly casts a shadow. Take one step back and the shadow disappears. It utterly destroys immersion. I've played with lots of cvars, but nothing seems to fix the problem.
I have no such issues to be honest, could be GFX driver related.
Could be drivers, but I think not. I've tried the latest certified nvidia drivers and the latest beta nvidia drivers, and with both driver sets I get the exact same issue.
Here's a little example of what I'm talking about:
Now I move a little, and, poof, there's a shadow:
And now I move a little, and, zap, there's a shadow:
Once you're aware of it, it's impossible not to notice it. It happens all over the place. It's extremely distracting and it takes me completely out of the game. I've decided not to play this game any more until things get fixed. Not just the shadows, but the AI. Quite frankly, this is a broken game, and I'm a little miffed that I shelled out $60 for it. I hope you read this, Crytek.
Edit: I know I'm not the only one experiencing this. Here's a thread on the Steam forums describing the exact same issue.