Problem solved in v2.1
I saw in another thread that there’s a texture problem with some of the motherships, and I thought I’d seen something similar with the carriers, so I looked. Unfortunately, I don’t have enough screenshots of the old carriers to compare, but while looking for that, I discovered a problem with the Taiidan carrier.
Along the upper edge of the Taiidan carrier’s U-shaped hull, there are black artifacts which didn’t seem to exist previous to 2.0. You can see the artifacts on one edge in the two following screenshots. They’re just forward (screen left) of the upper yellow lighted surface.
When changing the camera angle though, the black artifacts mostly disappear like in this screenshot.
Before 2.0, the black artifacts didn’t appear on the Taiidan carrier at that angle. The following is a screenshot taken a little over three weeks ago.
I quickly checked the other carriers and all of the motherships, and none of them showed anything quite like this.
All of the video settings are the same from before 2.0 to now… unless some were changed by the patch, and I didn’t notice them. (Edit: I looked at an old screenshot of the video settings, and the ones used now are the same as were used previously.)
To ensure that the problem wasn’t driver related, the first and third screenshots above are using the newest NVIDIA driver which was released today. The second and fourth screenshots above used the April 2016 driver package.
Also, the issue exists with SLI both on and off.
OS - Windows 7 Home Premium (x64), SP1
Processor - Intel i7-2600K 3.4GHz (OC @ 4.2GHz)
RAM - 8GB G-Skill @2133MHz (F3-17000CL9D-8GBXM); CL9-11-10-28; 1.65 Volt
Motherboard - ASUS P8P67 WS REVOLUTION Rev 3.0
BIOS - Ver 2105, May 2012
GPU - 2x SLI NVIDIA Geforce GTX 570 (EVGA) OC @ 797 MHz Core Clock, 1950 MHz Memory Clock, 1.013V
Video Driver - 368.39 - WHQL, 7 June 2016 (10.18.13.6839)
Monitor - Samsung S27B550V @ 1920x1080
System Drive - Samsung 830 SSD, 256GB, F/W CXM03B1Q
Sound Card - Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium
Sound Driver - 2.17.0008, July 2010
Speakers - Logitech G51 5.1 Surround