I have tested the game myself using default game settings and I was able to play it smoothly. I just made sure to install the latest graphics driver version
Try downloading drivers here:
It seems the Intel driver applies desktop color settings to your game,
which is a bug, I guess. It was not present with build 2361, as far as I can tell.
I observe the same effect with Bioshock 2 and Gothic 3, Forsaken Gods.
I dont have it with Oblivion, though.
My System: Core i7 2600K, Intel DH67GD, Win 7 64 SP1, driver build 2559
Once you reapply your brightness settings ingame, it stays that way, until,
well, you hit Alt-Tab, then the driver enforces desktop settings again.
To sidestep the problem, you could try to change your desktop color settings
beforce starting to play the game, that is, reset brightness and gamma values.
Another bug seems to have been introduced with build 2509:
CPU Test 1 in 3DMark2003 shows a lot of overlapping, black rectangles
emitting from some airplanes where actually smoke textures should be.
(Core i7 2600K, Win 7 64, driver build 2509 and 2559)
It seems to be confined to Sandy Bridge, since the same scene looks
OK on a Clarkdale System (Core i5 661, Vista 64 SP2, driver build 2509).
Hope this helps.
Message was edited by: messerli_mike
I have tested the game myself using default game settings and I was able to play it smoothly.
Yes, the game plays quite smoothly, that gamma issue is the only glitch I noticed so far.
I just made sure to install the latest graphics driver version
I installed that new version, but unfortunately it didn't bring any improvement.
Thank you for your help.