Posted 20 July 2008 - 02:52 AM
I'm having issues now myself so I thought I'd add to this. I have an Elite with a BenQ that I've only had for 3 months, and not used really used that much. My retail copy on non-modded FW was fine with no pop-ins ever or texture load issues, but after I flashed with iXtreme 1.41 I noticed a few issues with the road texture quality taking a maybe a second to load now, but its really random.. Sometimes its perfect like on the original FW, and then other times I have some minor pop-in but nothing as bad as a backup copy. I also have a Verbatim backup copy that I tried, which wasn't actually that bad with pop-in.
Now it gets strange.. I rented Lost Odyssey last night because I wanted to see how RPGs were because I had never played them. Anyway, after playing Lost Odyssey for about 2 hours I went to bed, and this morning I try my GTA IV backup disc again.. It has HUGE pop-in, I drive fast down a street and eventually the road disappears, I crash into things I can't see, takes about 10 seconds to load streets and buildings it was basically unplayable. The first thing that came to my mind was Lost Odyssey, so I went and deleted the whole savegame for it and tried again.. Same thing happens. I then went through my HDD and deleted most of my demos, and cleared my HDD so I have 90gb of space, then cleared the HDD cache, rebooted and tried again.. Same thing again! I'm really worried at the moment and considering unflashing my system because I'm paranoid that my backups have damaged my laser! The retail copy is still perfect though. I can tell when my GTA backup is going to have bad pop-in because on the loading screen, it shows like two more cartoon pictures than it used to, with no change on the retail copy.
The only other backup I'm having texture issues with is UT3. Same thing as my GTA backup, it used to be fine but since I played Lost Odyssey I'm having all kinds of texture loading issues. I've tried having my 360 vertical and horizontal, tried both backups without the HDD, no luck.. Still pop-in galore. I'm just hoping I haven't damaged my drive or something, but seeing as my originals are playing perfect still I don't think I have. I'm thinking of formatting my HDD to try, but I really don't want to lose my savegames just to have it not fix anything..