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I have an excessive amount of static fuzz in game. It is not the normal amount of anti-gamma static. See attached pictures to see difference. It is all the time. Light sources make it more apparent. Say Im a fresh spawn on coast and its night. The night sky is not black, it is entirely technicolor static fuzz. And the fuzz is always moving like on an old television. VERY distracting to the eyes.

In game settings, Steam settings, launch parameters, DayZ.cfg file, user_settings.DayZProfile file, NVidia settings, Windows settings, monitor settings, keyboard shortcuts, deleting DayZ folder, verifying files. Nothing fixes it for me. But please throw any knowledge, tips, fixes, or any other ideas out there. I am not afraid to try fixes again, even after multiple tries already.

I have found others with my problem, who I can tell are having the exact same issue I am. But little documentation, especially visual, is out there. So I will try to be as thorough as I can be. Phone pics included because NVidia screen cap and Steam screenshots(F12) do not capture what I actually see. And do not show how debilitating this static fuzz can be.

However, I can get rid of the static fuzz if I change it to windowed mode. But in window mode I get crippling mouse lag/input lag. The game runs best in fullscreen, smoother, more fps, and no mouse/input lag. So I am trying to fix the static fuzz instead of the mouse lag. The mouse lag is only there in DayZ in windowed mode, not in fullscreen or any other program. I have tried multiple times to focus on fixing mouse lag in windowed mode as well too, but failed.

My PC and info

•Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Service Pack 1

•Intel i7-2600K @ 3.4GHz/3.7GHz

•16.0 GB of DDR3 ram

•Gigabyte Z68 Sandybridge motherboard

•NVidia GTX 770 4GB graphics card

•Acer S240HL monitor @ 1920x1080 and 60 Hertz

•SSD(s) one for OS, second for DayZ/games

Screenshots - pictures of monitor, taken with phone


Operating System
Windows 7
Operating System Version
Windows 7 Ultimate
Steps To Reproduce

If game is in fullscreen mode, the static fuzz is amplified and makes it unplayable.
If game is in windowed mode, normal anti-gamma effects but mouse/input lag makes game unplayable.

Additional Information

Reddit posting with imgur link from /r/dayz

Imgur gallery showing the comparison between fullscreen and windowed

Event Timeline

Futro created this task.Jan 26 2019, 10:52 AM
Futro updated the task description. (Show Details)Jan 26 2019, 11:32 AM
Vitdom added a subscriber: Vitdom.EditedJan 27 2019, 12:41 AM

Have you tried updating or reinstalling your graphics drivers? Make sure to clean all settings, configurations and old files with the DDU tool.

If this doesn't work it is probably hardware-related. Try and disconnect your monitor cable, and your Graphics card, then connect them again.

Some monitors also use custom settings based on image input format. If you can, also reset your monitor settings. It is possible that some kind of image enhancement is active in fullscreen media.

Futro added a comment.EditedJan 27 2019, 3:54 PM

Dearest Vitdom,

Thank you for the quick reply. After some more tinkering, I did a complete reinstall. Fresh install removed the weird static fuzz. My game is playable again! Wish I could've figured out what exact setting or file that caused it, but glad its normal now. Thank you again for taking the time to read and reply.

***NOTE: I did install it on a different SSD. So perhaps some file/setting was stuck on the other SSD. Just to let you know.

Stay safe out there,

Geez closed this task as Resolved.Jan 29 2019, 4:25 PM
Geez claimed this task.
madyb added a subscriber: madyb.Jan 29 2019, 6:49 PM

The game does this when your client thinks it is running in the window mode. Press Esc and get to the main menu and then hold alt and press enter at the same time. This will switch the window mode to fullscreen. Then decrease your brightness to default level and fuzz will go away. Just in case this happens again :)