Update your graphic drivers and make sure you're using DirectX 9.0c? Don't know what else to say, I don't see a viewport addon and that's not even a viewport view, the screen is just black, not rescaled. The simple solution is to not alt-tab while playing the game. A somewhat less simple solution is to run the game in Window mode but the same resolution as your desktop, so it's full screen windowed mode.
I used to have a problem where my video would completely invert and change to bizarre colors, I would lose all models and icons and all I could see was terrain and myself / mount. I never figured out what fixed it.
Last edited by Hygeia : 07/07/07 at 1:05 PM.
I'm of two minds about it. On one hand, getting it when you alt-tab out of game seems to discount the cause being addons. On the other hand, the graphical issue seems to be on a medium strata (covers some UI backdrop elements but not foreground stuff) - something that can't really be hardware-related (can it?)
First thing to do would be to see if you get it while playing without any add-ons at all, and work from there.
I had this had this happen to me a few times recently and still have yet to figure out why it appeared. I use 2 monitors and play WoW on one of them in Windowed Mode. I simply played around with minimizing and full screening WoW to fix this (sometimes it took a few tries) I havnt had this happen in a few weeks however, in fact now that i think about it, it only started occuring when i switched to pitbull over ag.
I had this problem as well, except it wasn't the complete lower half of my screen. Try moving your party window if you want to confirm, but it's the aura display on a party member. If you disable auras you won't have this issue. Notice how it's always starting right under the party member frame though?
close recount and open it
I don't think it is recount any longer. Although closing and opening it sometimes fixes it, it is not a sure way to make it go away. I was able to show/hide all sorts of other stuff (Grid, niagra) and occasionally make it go away with other things.
I use Pitbull -- so that is probably it based on the other reports (I do NOT use the pitbull raid stuff, and I have had it happen in a normal party).
For now, ant-z x2 is the easiest.
Last edited by TheOnly : 07/09/07 at 8:22 PM.
Reason: not recount
I had this bug as well several times and i noticed a few things: it appears that end of that grey/black area is always a playerframe.
Since i use Pitbull as well i am quite positiv that pitbull somehow causes this error though i can't imagine how.
I've had this happen a few times recently... if I Alt-Z twice to hide/show the UI, the problem goes away, so I really haven't looked too much into it. If I recall, the grayed out area is where my Viewport/Skinner BottomFrame is.
It's obviously directly related to the aura trying to be displayed for a party member. Whether it's another mod interfering is another question, but this sure seems pretty obvious to me. Also, changing drivers did nothing for me. I've been running Pitbull with party auras disabled for the time being and haven't had a single problem since.
I sometimes get this error when a player joins my group in raids. I used to not be able to see any buttons or chat windows when this occurred. After I changed the PitBull frame strata to background, I could. So I'm pretty sure this error is related to PitBull.