I'm a long time player that has thoroughly enjoyed the game for more than 1000 hours, but that fun came to a screeching halt some days ago.
I think my graphics driver is somehow no longer rendering Factorio correctly and I was wondering if there are any logs I could inspect or any settings I could adjust to make the flickering stop. Or any other info I could gather to seek out the origin of this issue.
Could it be something like v-sync? Could I turn that off/on through configuration?
The flickering starts as soon as I start the game from within Steam, a little grey triangle appears over the "Loading sprites..." text. Afterwards the whole screen flickers like mad.
I've recorded it here ( Not advised for anyone prone to seizures or those who suffer from epilepsy): https://youtu.be/YFQcAn6O3Tg
I still can run Portal and Portal 2 without issue, as well as Fallout 4/Skyrim through wine. So the hardware seems ok.
But that probably means either Steam or a specific part of the graphics driver is borked here.
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OS: Ubuntu 20.04.1 GPU: RX 480 CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1800X RAM: 32 GB GPU Driver: Mesa 20.3.0-devel (git-961a8d7 2020-10-05 focal-oibaf-ppa)
Edit: I've added the log files and a screenshot with some debug output, but the flckering actually hides a lot of the items.