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24th Jun 2007, 16:19
The pics below clearly show the annoying shadow present in the game on my Geforce 8800GTX. The shadow constantly moves along with my character on the horizon. I run WinXP Pro SP2 and have installed the latest nVidia driver 158.22. On my previous Geforce 6800GT this shadow was not present. Any help on how to get rid of the shadow?



25th Jun 2007, 03:55
Those images looks fine to me.

IMHO your 6800GT may not have the capability to run
the game in full detail. Now that you got a 8800GTX, this
might be how the game is truly suppose to look like?

What monitor are you running on?

25th Jun 2007, 07:02
Those images looks fine to me.

IMHO your 6800GT may not have the capability to run
the game in full detail. Now that you got a 8800GTX, this
might be how the game is truly suppose to look like?

What monitor are you running on?

I don't think the 8800 cards were even available by the time the game was released. My 6800GT could run this game in full detail at 1280x1024. The shadow is also not present on my friend's 7900GTX. I have never even seen this shadow on screen shots of the game. When you see the shadow in action you'll immediately realize that it's unnatural - it's like this big blob moving over the landscape. I use an Acer 19" AL1951cs 4ms LCD monitor.

28th Jun 2007, 06:53
Don't think your the one experiencing this issue. Also don't think everyone with an 8800 GTX is having this issue. It seems to be one of these strange things that is just damn hard to track down.

The issue generally perplexes me as I have seen 8880's run this game perfectly and then a few people come around and post this issue. On top of this issue I get flickering trees and textures within this game. Is the shadow issue the only thing your experiencing ?

Here are some examples others posted. This issue has not been much talked about online so it's hard to guage how widespead the issue or what the cause is.

Video I created which shows this issue among others :

A guy who has this issue and posted huge example pics :

On the oppisite end - A video taken by an 8800 owner who knows nothing of this issue :

I really hope 8800 owners come foward to help us out here. Are you having the issue with your cards or not ?

29th Jun 2007, 18:29
I get flickering trees and landscape as well.
I did not have any issues on my 6800GT and the game is also running fine on my friend's 7900GTX.
All my other games are running fine on the 8800GTX, apart from Just Cause.

8th Jul 2007, 19:36
I get blue artifacts in the sky when i am on the ground when i get into the air with a helicopter they go away. I have a PCI pny 6200 256MB geforce graphics card. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

29th Aug 2007, 11:26
Lonewolf, I am also experiencing the same issue, my gfx card is also a geforce 8800 GTX, this issue is extremely noticable and extremely annoying. My card has the latest drivers and my windows has SP2, however i do own a 64 bit edition of XP

5th Sep 2007, 17:31
Yes, I'm also having this problem. The game looked fine on my ATi X850 Pro, but I upgraded this week to an ASUS 8800GTS 640mb card which produced this weird shadow - it's like I'm being stalked by a flying saucer.

30th Sep 2007, 20:14
I have this too.

I have pc capable of running game 100fps and getting this ..........:mad2: :mad2: :mad2: :mad2: :mad2: :mad2: :mad2: :mad2: :mad2: :mad2: :mad2: :mad2: :mad2: :mad2 :(

1st Oct 2007, 01:05
The ;) sky is blue artifact mad.

10th Oct 2007, 07:49
Yep, same issue here on my 8600GT (same family as 8800GTX/S).


Game looks brilliant except for that dark shadow. :(

21st Oct 2007, 23:01

I got this anying shadow as well :mad2: .

Athlon 64 X2 5600
Geforce 8800GTS 640
Windows Vista 64

it was running mor tehn fine on my old PC (Athlon 3000 /Gefore 7600GT)


30th Oct 2007, 20:05
Haven't really noticed any major video problems

Intel Core Duo 2 E6750 (2.66 ovrclked to 2.8)
ATI HD2900XT 1GB (no joke)
Vista 64
2GB Ram

6th Jan 2008, 09:32
I wanna kindly ask:
Have You solved problems with annoying shadows present in Just Cause?
I've got exactly the same problem with my asus 8800 GTS 640 MB and all drivers I tried( eg. latest 169.21)
I'll be very thankfull for answer or any kind of help.
I like this game very much but can't play it with those silly shadows everywhere :(

28th Jun 2009, 12:11
Hi @all,

Sorry for wake up this old thread, but i think i have a fix for this old problem.
But this require to change the executable. I dont know if this is allowed?

Best regards

Image without the "fix"

http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/6121/jcwithoutshadowfix.png (http://img29.imageshack.us/i/jcwithoutshadowfix.png/)

Image with "shadowfix"

http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/7206/jcshadowfix.png (http://img29.imageshack.us/i/jcshadowfix.png/)

Image without the "fix"

http://img44.imageshack.us/img44/4775/jcwithoutshadowfix1.png (http://img44.imageshack.us/i/jcwithoutshadowfix1.png/)

Image with "shadowfix"

http://img44.imageshack.us/img44/2947/jcwithshadowfix1.png (http://img44.imageshack.us/i/jcwithshadowfix1.png/)

I play this on a 8600M GT.

13th Jul 2009, 12:01
Nice. Any chance to see a public release of this fix ? :)

15th Jul 2009, 07:51
Nice. Any chance to see a public release of this fix ? :)

No mod answered my question so... look here. (http://forums.eidosgames.com/showthread.php?p=1062510#post1062510)