I have a saved game on the Assault General challenge where everytime the nuke lands, strange triangle graphics artifacts start to appear and one second later the game crashes with a "Serious Error". I've messed around with literally every settings in options.ini and have found that changing StaticGameLOD = high to StaticGameLOD = medium fixes the crash. The strange triangle artifacts still briefly appear on StaticGameLOD = medium but it does not crash. If you get StaticGameLOD = low then the trinagle arficats do not appear at all and the game is fine.
I'm wondering why this would happen, especially since I've played dozens of skirmishes on Contra 009 Beta where the GLA Assault nuke was involved and the game did not crash then. Perhaps it was the combination of a large amount of units on the challenge map that cause this?
I can upload the save if anyone cares to debug.
Edit: More info is that none of these settings seemed to affect the crash: AntiAliasing, ExtraAnimations, MaxParticleCount (even as low as 0), ShowSoftWaterEdge, ShowTrees, UseCloudMap, UseLightMap, UseShadowDecals, UseShadowVolumes. I already had HeatEffects off.
Edited by dest12, 06 May 2016 - 08:42 PM.