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[WORKAROUND] GFX problem: 1.131 (GOG) unplayable

Posted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:06 pm
by dumfsirg

I just installed the 1.131 GOG version and when I try to start CR all I get is a badly jumbled mess (that is also invisible until I set my window manager to put CR into fullscreen and back).

The version I had installed previously (, 1.122 GOG?) worked fine today (I just got an error message about the version mismatch with the server).

Linux (Bedrock Linux with Devuan) x86_64
[AMD/ATI] RV790 [Radeon HD 4890]
radeon xorg driver (xserver-xorg-video-radeon 1:7.8.0-1~bpo8+1)

edit: note workaround in title
output on console:

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Running Chaos Reborn
Set current directory to /mnt/Games/
Found path: /mnt/Games/
Mono path[0] = '/mnt/Games/'
Mono path[1] = '/mnt/Games/'
Mono config path = '/mnt/Games/'
Preloaded ''
Preloaded ''
Preloaded ''
Player data archive not found at `/mnt/Games/`, using local filesystem
gameinfo file:

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Chaos Reborn
Full re-installation did not help. The file I downloaded from GOG is with
sha256sum: 5f6e3a668f3343de4072c239a8ecea59e00c7183df2d979313eff5067124f743

Strangely, I also have two directories in ~/.config/unity3d/:

"Snapshot Games Inc_" and "Snapshot Games Inc."

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Snapshot Games Inc./Chaos Reborn:
total 28
drwxr-xr-x 3 gamer gamer  4096 Feb 26  2016 OfflineData
-rw-r--r-- 1 gamer gamer 10554 Dec  2 22:59 Player.log
drwxr-xr-x 3 gamer gamer  4096 Dec  2 23:30 Unity
-rw-r--r-- 1 gamer gamer  4694 Dec  2 22:59 prefs


Snapshot Games Inc_/Chaos Reborn:
total 12
-rw-r--r-- 1 gamer gamer 8105 Dec  2 23:46 Player.log
-rw-r--r-- 1 gamer gamer 1018 Dec  2 23:46 prefs
(both Player.log attached)

Please let me know if I can provide further information.

Re: GFX problem: 1.131 (GOG) unplayable

Posted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:27 pm
by RafiRomero
Is it related to this: ... 445132386/
or this: ... 957277597/

I'm not having any problems on my Linux (Some version of Ubuntu, I forget which, sorry).
There's also some discussion over here about running on Linux:

WORKAROUND: GFX problem: 1.131 (GOG) unplayable

Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:43 am
by dumfsirg
Hello Rafi,

Thank you!

Putting the value to 0 on the line
<pref name="Screenmanager Is Fullscreen mode" type="int">0</pref>
in the prefs file largely solved it for me, too :-)

The only glitch remaining for me so far is that the custom mouse cursor has grown an extra "corner" (see photo attached) but when targeting with the upper left corner it works fine and thankfully the UI elements in CR are rather large so it's not that big an issue (although a fix would be nice!).

On the issue with the two directories I just use now the one with the newest time stamp (with the underscore) and copied the prefs file from the other (since it had more customization entries in it) and so far it works well.

See you on the shards (meh, been away so long /me even forgot basic lore vocabulary :S)

Re: [WORKAROUND] GFX problem: 1.131 (GOG) unplayable

Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:03 pm
by RafiRomero
Thanks for posting your workaround, I'll add the info the the bug database entry on this problem.