You know that texture problem I mentioned in the last post? I tried to fix it by turning down the graphics settings, but that wasn't the problem.
I tried first turning down the texture detail and reflection quality settings one notch (since I noticed that pool water had lost that gorgeous clear ripple-y effect I know it's supposed to have). Still nothing. I turned every other setting down one notch. Nothing.
I'm too much of a prick to attempt turning any of my settings any lower than that, but since my computer runs the game smoothly with all of the settings at their highest, I very much doubt that my graphics settings are the problem. Thing is, I don't know what else it could be.
I know it's not all textures, 'cause this is what's happening:
I don't get it. I have no idea why this is happening. My game was perfectly fine before this. Maybe it's a glitch from installing the three new expansion packs and not updating my game? But I can't update my game, because every time I try, Origin downloader fucks it up and "pauses" the download at like 2%, and whenever I try to 'unpause' it, it's slow as shit and totally unresponsive. My game is currently version 1.57.62.023001.
I swear to fucking god, this shit's pissing me off so fucking much. It's not that big of a deal for just playing the game, but since I'm thinking of getting back into modeling comps and storytelling, I'm going to need my backgrounds to not look like blurry-ass pieces of shit.
Anybody got any ideas of what the fuck is up and how the fuck I can fix it?