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The details: System - Xbox 360 Game - Left 4 Dead I'm seeing strange color static pattern on certain objects in the environment. Which objects are affected seems random, they might change on subsequent play through of a given scene. Otherwise, it still plays fine. The problem hasn't shown up in other games I've tested.

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  • davis2161 Jun 25, 2009

    Thanks - we do like to move fast, but it even occurs in the lobby. The marquee sign on the left and the awning on the right are often affected.

    Btw, here are some screen shots from the first level of No Mercy...
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/24243302@N07/3659894843/


  • davis2161 Jun 25, 2009

    Haven't played online recently, so just on our system. When in split-screen co-op, we both see it on the same objects, though. Xbox sits out away from walls and not under anything, so I'd say it's as well ventilated as possible!

  • davis2161 Jun 25, 2009

    I was afraid of that. This is box #2. Thanks for your help, tho!

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This is fairly common, especially if you are moving quickly in left 4 dead. It is maxing out the Xbox 360's capabilities and once and a while will get a graphic glitch here or there. Make sure your xbox 360 is well ventilated and is not overheating. This could cause this as well, but since you say it's only in left 4 dead this is probably not the case.

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    Tim Grayson Jun 25, 2009

    Wow that is really strange, does everyone in the game see it, or is it just on your system? That could be a heat issue definitely, is your 360 in a very well ventilated area?

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    Tim Grayson Jun 25, 2009

    Yes that sounds as well ventilated as can be. That is very very strange. You are definitely having issues with the GPU (graphical processing unit) in the xbox 360. This is actually an indicator that it could be nearing the infamous red ring of death (you're probably familiar, google if unaware). There is a good chance you xbox is still under warranty and microsoft will replace it for free. Give them a call at 1-800-4-My-Xbox. I would tell them you are experiencing graphical issues and maybe even tell them you think you may have had a red ring occur that went away after reboot. Usually that's the "key phrase" they need to hear to give you a replacement model. Sorry I couldn't be of more help but rest assured it's nothing you did or could have done to prevent it.

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    Tim Grayson Jun 25, 2009

    No worries good sir!

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