Strange graphical bug

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KJJ
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Strange graphical bug

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Android 10
Lineage OS 17.1 (no GApps)

Andor's Trail 7.11 from Fdroid

I played for a couple hours over 3 days.

Today when I played at one point the whole game screen began to shift away from focus (became blurry). Then it went back normal and sharp again. It began shifting from regular sharpness to bluriness within matter of seconds (sometimes faster sometimes slower). The effect is very similar to trying to focus a distant object with a digital camera where the view is sometimes blurry sometimes gets into focus again.

I did not notice this when playing before, I think it only happened after a few days and hours of playing.

I tried graphical settings in the game and the smartphone graphics settings but nothing helped whatsoever. Updated and restarted Lineage OS and the problem persisted. So far I cannot seem to find a way to fix it.

This happened (or I noticed it) when I first entered the cave during the "Fallen Friends" quest given by Jan. Now this happens even after leaving the cave.

No other app on the phone exhibits this behavior whatsoever.

I tried both making screenshots and recording screen but neither show this issue! Not sure what this indicates.

I hope this can be helpful to the developers in catching this bug (if it is not my device/system specific).

Any ideas?

Edit: The in-game UI is not affected, only the game screen (environment, objects, characters). It is quite annoying. I'm sure I would have noticed it before, I strongly feel it only started happening when I first entered that cave.

I have not tried creating a new character. Would it help if I would? I just started playing so that is not a problem, but in case there are troubleshooting steps I can take, I hesitate to recreate it until developers say it's okay. Really want to help you guys fix it. Wonderful game, really!
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Re: Strange graphical bug

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Hi kjj,
welcome to the forum.
I've never heard of such behaviour. Could you try the options in the preferences:
High quality filters
Optimized drawing
Maybe this helps?
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KJJ
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Re: Strange graphical bug

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Tried all variants of these options but nothing helped. Perhaps I should film the screen of my mobile and upload the video? :D
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Re: Strange graphical bug

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https://u.pcloud.link/publink/show?code ... Yso48D8U7X

Please note, 80% of the time, the problem is NOT camera focus, but it is the game screen itself doing this. It looks even worse watching it with eyes and not the camera. As you can see nothing like this happens in the game menu or anywhere outside the game.
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Re: Strange graphical bug

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If there are any logs I can gather for you or anything else, just let me know!
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Re: Strange graphical bug

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I watched the video, and didn't see anything happening.
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Re: Strange graphical bug

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Kindly thank you for the effort and apologies for poor camera handling.

I have recorded the bug again with stabilized camera, higher screen brightness and zoomed in at the end of the video. The new video is also 5 times smaller for your convenience.

The bug is now quite obvious.

https://u.pcloud.link/publink/show?code ... fhSJl9pp4X
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Re: Strange graphical bug

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I have seen the effect on the second video. Does anyone else ever experienced such an issue?

AFAIK from the talk on discord it also happens with older versions of Andor's Trail and there is a workaround using disanle hardware overlays.

Thank you for testing it with an old version and the workaround. This means that no recent code change is responsible for the problem.

I have not heared about this problem before so it could be something specific with your phone, model or OS. You are using a new pixel and Android 10?

I wonder why it started now. Was there a time when you could play Andor's Trail with your current phone without the problems? Did you recently install an Android Upgrade that could have triggered the problem?
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Re: Strange graphical bug

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Using Poco F1 with custom rom (lineage 17.1. No Google services). It is based on android 10. This problem was not there before. It happened suddenly in a middle of playing. I had not updated system and actually updated after this problem happened but update did not fix it.
Weird it seems im the only one having this issue.
I plan to do full system reinstall on July 11 or 12. I will let you know if that fixes it.
Still it would be nice to know what the problem could be. Even if it is a system problem I could inform Lineage devs. But we would need to know what is wrong.
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Re: Strange graphical bug

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I have never seen this, on multiple devices. You may want to bring it up with the Lineage devs. AT is free, so they can install it.
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