visual flickering?

#1 Posted by SnowPin (65 posts) -

anyone else getting visuals flickering randomly? no other game on my ps3 does this... any way of fixin it?

#2 Posted by bibamatt (1123 posts) -

No, I haven't seen anything like that... Smooth smooth for me!

#3 Posted by 12_Oz_Mouse (50 posts) -

Do you have an older PS3? Because I am getting the same thing I think where every 3-4 seconds a character or an object in the world flickers green, red, or yellow. Its kind of distracting and I wish I could find a fix too.

#4 Posted by mwng (1031 posts) -

No flickering here, using a slim model.

#5 Posted by Sterling (3379 posts) -

I have an older model and I do not have this issue.

#6 Posted by Azteris (824 posts) -

I have had it flicker to black for a second a few times randomly

#7 Posted by SnowPin (65 posts) -

@12_Oz_Mouse: I have the original MGS4 PS3. Yeah every like 5 seconds or so something flickers a different color. :(

#8 Posted by Spoonman671 (5137 posts) -

I haven't experienced this at all. You might want to try to delete the game's data (NOT the save data) from your PS3, and then letting it reinstall.

#9 Posted by Soapy86 (2683 posts) -

@oulzac said:

I have an older model and I do not have this issue.

#10 Posted by SnowPin (65 posts) -

@Spoonman671: Yeah, not going to happen. I have the PSN store version and my net is crap atm, gotta wait til thursday for someone to come fix it. I mean, the flickering isn't gamebreaking. It's just weird to see.

#11 Posted by 12_Oz_Mouse (50 posts) -

Hmm... It is kind of weird but we may be on to something because I have the same MGS 4 PS3. I will try deleting the install data and re-installing it but I doubt it will help because I noticed the same flickering issue in the demo and was hoping that this wouldn't also happen in the full game.

The way it looks, it looks like a case of GPU failure but this is the only game I get this on. More system intensive games (I.E. Uncharted or Twisted Metal) look just fine. Just a side note really.

#12 Posted by Demoskinos (16442 posts) -

Hmm yeah I have yet to see anything like this. Im running a 120GB slim.

#13 Posted by SnowPin (65 posts) -

@12_Oz_Mouse: Let me know if re-installing works. If it does I'll have to resort to that when my net's back. I posted on the Bandai forums, gonna go post on the level-5 ones after if I can't find a fix for it.

#14 Posted by 12_Oz_Mouse (50 posts) -

@SnowPin: I tried re-installing the game, played for an hour, and I found that it was a little better than before but things still flickered quite a bit. I also tried switching to component from hdmi to see if that would work but no luck with that either. I did find it got more prevalent the more I played and it was worse on more open areas like the world map where large parts of the terrain will just go black for a split second.

I am thinking of shooting short video just to document the issue and other people would have a better clue as to what it looks like, because it is somewhat hard to explain.

#15 Posted by TohruAdachi (275 posts) -

Not for me

#16 Posted by weegieanawrench (1950 posts) -

I have a launch model PS3. I'm not getting those issues, but then again it has been refurbished. Sorry to hear about that, I bet it's supremely annoying. =/

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