Accidental Surrealism

I’ve mentioned before that my computer is having a bit of a problem with 3D graphics. They run fine most of the time, but then there are bizarre crashes that ultimately stop the whole program from functioning, and even alt-tabbing out takes skill and preparation. I’m guessing it’s a hardware problem, since I’ve done just about anything you can possibly do to the drivers, but what it affects is how textures are displayed. Basically everything gets swapped around in increasingly crazy ways, skin turning to stars, faces appearing on walls, lights turning to text. Sometimes the results are disturbing, sometimes oddly beautiful. Here’s Mass Effect 2 – a game I’m greatly enjoying, by the way – with the view of space replaced by a green eye and a mysterious red circle. I guess Mordin Solus must have been putting something in the water again.

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