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Looks like Shadow of Mordor has bad graphical bugs with Nvidia 364.12

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Update: We have a fix detailed here for you.

Just a heads up, you might want to avoid Nvidia driver 364.12 is you play Shadow of Mordor (or want to play it soon). Nvidia have stated it's an issue Feral Interactive need to fix:
QuoteThis is a known application bug. It has been reported to Feral Interactive, the company that ported the game to Linux.


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I am still using the 358 driver series myself, as it seems the 355 series doesn't work on Ubuntu 16.04.

Hopefully Feral Interactive will offer up a fix soon. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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Sbrega82 28 Mar, 2016
On mine radeon with open source drivers has the same problem. Ghostly body :P
lucinos 28 Mar, 2016
supporting only closed source drivers, is of course better than nothing, but is should never considered a job well done that does not need fix.

This example demonstrate why.
shiba87 28 Mar, 2016
Quoting: lucinossupporting only closed source drivers, is of course better than nothing, but is should never considered a job well done that does not need fix.

This example demonstrate why.
Quoting: Sbrega82On mine radeon with open source drivers has the same problem. Ghostly body :P
So... what now? ¿^^
neowiz73 28 Mar, 2016
oops :P yeah I've been using 364.12 myself. haven't seen anything like that yet though. maybe they should just upgrade it to vulkan :P
it would be interesting to test out.
Nel 28 Mar, 2016
I'm currently playing Saints Row 4 and I also had missing textures with 364.12. But above all, this driver has a huge performance drop on this game, so I reverted back to 355.11.

I played some other games with 364.12: Sky Force Anniversary, Outland and Little Racers Street, but didn't notice anything wrong. Performance wise, these games are not very demanding for my 660gtx to experience any fps drop.
Sbrega82 28 Mar, 2016
Quoting: NelI'm currently playing Saints Row 4 and I also had missing textures with 364.12. But above all, this driver has a huge performance drop on this game, so I reverted back to 355.11.

I played some other games with 364.12: Sky Force Anniversary, Outland and Little Racers Street, but didn't notice anything wrong. Performance wise, these games are not very demanding for my 660gtx to experience any fps drop.

I think your drop in fps problem is not related to linux but to the nVidia policy on drivers. They have/want to improve they recent cards, even if this result in regression for the older models.
EagleDelta 28 Mar, 2016
Quoting: NelI'm currently playing Saints Row 4 and I also had missing textures with 364.12. But above all, this driver has a huge performance drop on this game, so I reverted back to 355.11.

I played some other games with 364.12: Sky Force Anniversary, Outland and Little Racers Street, but didn't notice anything wrong. Performance wise, these games are not very demanding for my 660gtx to experience any fps drop.

From what I gather, it sounds like this is an application bug rather than a driver bug. NVidia has been removing features that allowed developers to take shortcuts with OpenGL (IIRC) and this has been breaking games that used those shortcuts. While I'm sure this is partially NVidia's fault for allowing this in the first place, I hope we can all realize that a vast majority of issues (at least what I've seen) with the new drivers are, in fact, application bugs that the new driver triggers/makes apparent.
Pangachat 28 Mar, 2016
Graphic glitches on AMD cards = Blame AMD, graphic glitches on Nvidia cards = Feral must fix it :D
apocalyptech 28 Mar, 2016
Ha, I would totally play Shadow of Mordor like this. You're already an undead ranger being kept alive by a ghostly wraith who doesn't let you Actually Die under any circumstances, so why not be a floating head, too?
slaapliedje 28 Mar, 2016
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Quoting: apocalyptechHa, I would totally play Shadow of Mordor like this. You're already an undead ranger being kept alive by a ghostly wraith who doesn't let you Actually Die under any circumstances, so why not be a floating head, too?

Agreed! At least this game actually has a reason you can respawn infinitely. Hey, with a floating head, does this mean they're going to adapt it to VR, most of those you're a floating head with floating hands anyhow.
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