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[21:21:35] <Matthew02> Hi there. Anybody listening in here right now? I'm playing SI right now and there are some strange graphics issues. I'm wondering if anyone can help me sort it out.
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[21:25:43] <Malignant_Manor> Matthew02: can you please post a screenshot?
[21:26:30] <Matthew02> I can take one right quick. I'll have to try and figure out how to post it.
[21:30:56] <Malignant_Manor> Does your client allow you to send a file?
[21:32:26] <Matthew02> I believe so. It's been some time since I last used irc, so it may take me a moment.
[21:33:38] <Matthew02> I suppose that is through a direct chat?
[21:34:00] <Matthew02> Or would you rather me put it on something like Google Photos and then send you the link?
[21:41:27] <Malignant_Manor> Whichever is easiest
[21:42:28] <Malignant_Manor> I have company over and am about to eat.
[21:42:35] <Matthew02> https://goo.gl/photos/QdLBTRKCwSdJLFbA7
[21:43:24] <Matthew02> No worries. I will hang out in here and hopefully catch you if you make it back. I appreciate your help.
[21:47:58] <Malignant_Manor> I'm not sure what is happening offhand. It looks weird like it is interlaced on the left side and not updating properly either.
[21:48:17] <Malignant_Manor> What operating system are you using and did you build it yourself?
[21:49:58] <Matthew02> The interlacing on the left is not actually something I see in the game. That's happening when I take the screenshot. My problem is the pulsing blue artifacts where the mountains are supposed to be and the weird little multi-colored squares that replace the false walls and corpses.
[21:50:15] <Matthew02> I built from the git source a few days ago. I'm on Linux.
[21:51:08] <Matthew02> I copied the game data directly from my old "The Complete Ultima VII" disk.
[21:51:14] <Malignant_Manor> SDL 1.2 or SDL2?
[21:51:29] <Matthew02> For what it's worth, I don't have problems with The Black Gate
[21:51:57] <Matthew02> 1.2
[21:52:41] <Matthew02> Wait, I have both on my system. How do I know which Exult is using?
[21:53:08] <Malignant_Manor> I'm not sure which is default or how to check offhand.
[21:55:12] <Lightkey> ldd the binary
[21:56:12] <Matthew02> Thanks LightKey. It's SDL 1.2.
[21:56:52] <Malignant_Manor> Could you please copy exult.cfg to pastebin?
[21:57:31] <Malignant_Manor> If you have Git installed, you could try compiling with commit a0a700ad90db627de0134033e88e5823ed70eb99
[21:58:05] <Malignant_Manor> That was before a recent I did a change that could possibly cause some issues.
[21:58:16] <Matthew02> http://pastebin.com/hHvyv1Lt
[21:59:00] <Lightkey> and if you press l and [Tab], your client should auto-complete my nick correctly :-P
[22:00:15] <Matthew02> Oops.. Sorry about that Lightkey. Thanks for the tip.
[22:01:45] <Matthew02> I'll try compiling with that commit Malignant_Manor. I'm a git beginner, so it may take me a moment to figure that out.
[22:07:03] <Dominus> Hi matthew02, I'm aboutto go to bed and not realky there but I got some things to check and answer. Definitely the first time I see it behave like this ;(
[22:07:52] <Dominus> - what version of SI is it? From gog.com, or from floppies, ultima collection or...
[22:08:05] <Matthew02> Yeah, I figured this must be something pretty uncommon. I have searched the forums and Google for days and never found anything similar.
[22:08:13] <Dominus> - can you check different scalers?
[22:08:16] <Matthew02> It's "The Complete Ultima VII"
[22:08:23] <Matthew02> The blue cd.
[22:08:33] <Matthew02> Checked every scaler already. All the same.
[22:09:05] <Dominus> Have you checked different "fill" scalers?
[22:09:32] <Dominus> (It's only point or bilinear)
[22:09:42] <Matthew02> Not yet. Checking now.
[22:11:20] <Matthew02> Doesn't appear to make a difference.
[22:11:27] <Dominus> Ok ;(
[22:11:39] <Dominus> So much for easy tracking it down
[22:11:57] <Dominus> What distro are you using?
[22:12:04] <Matthew02> Arch
[22:12:25] <Dominus> But I'm leaning on the SI being faulty for some reason
[22:12:53] <Matthew02> You mean the game data itself? I was wondering about that.
[22:14:21] <Dominus> Yes, it's very odd that BG works fine and SI doesn't
[22:16:02] * Dominus gave matthew02 a download link for his copy of SI for testing purposes...
[22:16:19] <Matthew02> Indeed. Doesn't make a lot of sense. I actually played the game that way for a while, until I went to Deathwatch and tried to get the ring of reagents and it was nowhere to be found.
[22:17:13] <Dominus> Maybe some bitrot on the CD...
[22:17:32] <Dominus> But first we need to confirm this...
[22:17:59] <Dominus> Matthew02: did you get my pm?
[22:18:39] <Dominus> Let me knows if that SI works. Exultbot records everything...
[22:18:46] <Dominus> ?logs
[22:18:46] <exultbot> Logs are available at http://log.usecode.org/exultlog.php
[22:18:49] <Malignant_Manor> I use the Complete Ultima 7 cd
[22:19:01] <Matthew02> I saw a notification for it, but I'm not sure how to retrieve it. I'm using weechat, and not super familiar with it.
[22:19:33] <Dominus> Oh, no idea, not using weechat
[22:20:21] <Dominus> Maybe you can get it off some abandonware site (hey it's for scientific research ;))
[22:21:04] <Matthew02> lol That's the truth.
[22:21:25] <Dominus> I'm only on my phone right now and need to go to sleep, so can't help any further until tomorrow!!!
[22:21:29] <Matthew02> Let me see what I can find.
[22:21:50] <Matthew02> Thanks Dominus for your help. Goodnight!
[22:22:02] <Dominus> Good luck and let us know it went - and if it works maybe file compare which one went bad...
[22:22:07] <Dominus> Good night
[22:29:05] <Matthew02> I tried the alternate set of game files and it didn't change anything.
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