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-world=empty launch parameter causes map lights to not render
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If you launch the game using -world=empty like I do to save some seconds getting into the game, and if the first mission you load is at night time then you will not see any map lights turned on. {F20811} {F20812} {F20813}


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Steps To Reproduce


DL repro mission
Put launch parameters: -world=empty
Drive to Mike-26
Observe no lights on

(if you want to test further)

Restart the mission
Drive to Mike-26
Observe the lights are on 2nd time around

(restart game if you want to re test this issue from step 1 again)



Make sure -world=empty is removed from your launch parameters
Load repro mission
Drive to Mike-26
Observe that the lights are on

Additional Information

I use a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti

Event Timeline

Phalanx edited Steps To Reproduce. (Show Details)Jul 12 2013, 8:28 PM
Phalanx edited Additional Information. (Show Details)
Phalanx set Category to Engine.
Phalanx set Reproducibility to Always.
Phalanx set Severity to None.
Phalanx set Resolution to Open.
Phalanx set Legacy ID to 4080754417.May 7 2016, 3:26 PM
Phalanx added a subscriber: Phalanx.

I had a friend test this issue and he doesn't get the same problem.. So I don't know what it may be then. Anyone have any other ideas?

Edit: He has an AMD card

I'm in bed ready to lay my weary head, so I can't test this right now, but I definitely experienced this at one stage. Not sure if it was with my previous or current PC. The mission I noticed it on was the Special Ops night time Showcase mission where you have to create distractions. I was testing various video capture programs and settings for night time/fog capture quality so I was loading the game and playing the start of the mission over and over and I noticed this, however I thought it just a random occurrence at the time. If I remember and have the time I'll give it a test in the next couple of days. But I can confirm I've seen this even if I can't yet corroborate the cause.

I didn't notice any difference. GTX 670, 3770K. All graphics settings maxed out, SMAA only, caustics off, vsync off, blur off, bloom off.