4 Replies Latest reply on Mar 29, 2017 11:01 AM by Intel Corporation

    Cold Fear shadows flickering


      Hello everyone! Thats was especially painful.





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      Provide a detailed description of the issue

      shadows flickering

      Please place an X to the right of the option showing how often you see this issue using specific steps. (Ex: 'Every few times a game is started it flickers.' <- This would be "Often")

      Always (100%): x

      Often (51-99%):

      Sporadic (20-50%):

      Very Sporadic (<20%):

      Hardware (HW)

      Brand and Model of the system.

      custom GIGABYTE H110M-S2H i3-6100

      Hybrid or switchable graphics system?
      ie Does it have AMD or NV graphics too?

      only HD 530

      Make and model of any Displays that are used to see the issue (see note2 below).
      = Local Flat Panel (Laptop panel)
      EFP = External Flat Panel (Monitor you plug in)

      SAMSUNG SyncMaster 204B

      How much memory [RAM] in the system (see note2 below).

      8Gb DDR4 2133

      Provide any other hardware needed to replicate the issue.
      ie: Cables&brand, cable type [vga, hdmi, DP, etc], dock, dongles/adapters, etc


      Hardware Stepping (see note1 below).


      Software (SW)

      Operating System version (see note2 below).

      Windows 10 64bit 10586

      VBIOS (video BIOS) version. This can be found in “information page” of CUI (right click on Desktop and select “Graphics Properties”.


      Graphics Driver version; for both integrated Intel and 3rd party vendors (see note2 below).

      SW or Apps version used to replicate the issue.

      Cold Fear


      Single display, clone, or extended (see note2 below).

      single display

      Display resolution & refresh rate setting of each display (see note2 below).

      1280 X 1024 75 Hz

      AC or DC mode, i.e. is power cable plugged in or not?


      How to repro

      Please provide steps to replicate the issue.  These steps are very crucial to finding the root cause and fix.
      A screenshot to illustrate the issue is a huge plus. A video of the failure is even better! Attach to the post or provide the YouTube link.

      set shadow level in options at least on medium

      if you start playing yourself, first time you see bug at 3:28 in place like in video


      or you can use my save, game has only checkpoint system. Save goes in game directory.


      I tested different drivers


      4614 (bug)



      4590 (bug)



      4501 (bug)



      4463 (bug)



      4424 (ok)



      4404 (ok)



      4380 (ok)



      4352 (ok)



      Now about pain, sad/fun story short. I started testing from 4352 to 4614, how i say "shadow level in options at least on medium" on low bug don't exist. Some how i tested all drivers in first time on low... whole time i was thinking - no way only last driver has this bug... facepalm, i release that only when i tested 4614... for some reason i was sure i set on medium before i installed 4352 driver, well looks like i don't press apply or something... yes i tested all drivers twice, paine. I hope you really appreciate what i done.


      PS. dwm spamming in DxDiag only because i reinstalls driver.