Hey, I had this problem on my old graffic card (5770) where I would not see the ground effects for boss AEs and such, a big problem. Now I got a new graffic card (6950) with the lastest drivers and DX installed, and it still does it. I have no idea why, but it is very annoying. If the ground effect has something that goes vertical, like a crystal or those red arches im sure you've all seen - I can see those. But the effect on the ground is just gone. Then sometimes it comes back, and goes away again. I have asked people I group with, and noone seems to have that problem. What is wrong here? All help apprisiated.