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Missing environmental shadows/lighting
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This bug, which has been happening ever since i've had this game, is especially annoying now the game is crashing on startup all the time.

Nearly every time the server resets the game will restart with it's shadows and lighting missing. It makes the environment dark, misty, low contrast and really difficult to see. Shadows from all objects are missing and you can't really see where the sun is making navigation difficult. If you look above the horizon so more of the sky fills your vision it's quite blinding and a little unsettling.

The only way to fix it is to close the game and restart it, which has now become a 15-20 minute task due to the crashing on startup issues we're experiencing.


Operating System
Windows 7
Steps To Reproduce

Log out and back into a server or log back in after a server restart

Additional Information

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Event Timeline

lemmac created this task.Oct 3 2021, 12:08 PM

One of these games is not like the others:

^ proper lighting

^ proper lighting

^ no shadows or light effects

Geez changed the task status from New to Assigned.Oct 4 2021, 4:02 PM

This happens to me as well. I have tried to tell them about this problem for a while now but nothing is ever done. Out of all the bugs this is the one that I hate the most. This happens mainly in sunny areas but does happen all the time as well. For me it's when I look down everything brightens and then look back up and straight ahead or up a little towards the sky and everything darkens. I wish they would see this and either change or fix the problem. I have tried logging in and out and closing the application but still will not go away. I don't think they have this issue with xbox and especially not with pc. Only ps4. Geez please fix this problem.

lemmac added a comment.Oct 5 2021, 2:36 PM

Yeah it's a strange bug. Strange in that it is so underreported, considering everybody i've ever raised it with (on ps4) has encountered it! Basically everyone assumed the weather in dayz was meant to be so dark and gloomy at times. Only when you're running with a crew and half the crew are experiencing glorious sunshine, telling you to follow your shadow west, that you realise something is up lol!

lemmac added a comment.Feb 3 2022, 1:54 PM

still no movement on this then???