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Minecraft showing as one solid colour

Chuc
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I am having an issue with Minecraft version 1.7.10 where the window flashes solid colours depending on where you look/what item you are holding. 

There have been many reports of this issue both on this forum and on other websites. However, the responses from the support staff on this forum have been dismissive and no fix has been implemented yet. I would like to add some extra context because I have come to the conclusion that it is not a problem with the older version of the game, and that it may be fixable. 

 

Here are the other people on this product support forum describing the same issue: 

https://community.intel.com/t5/Graphics/Minecraft-Glitch/m-p/1421489

https://community.intel.com/t5/Gaming-on-Intel-Processors-with/trying-to-downgrade-graphics-on-iris-xe-game-will-not-look-how/m-p/1408658  

https://community.intel.com/t5/Graphics/13900k%E5%AE%89%E8%A3%85%E4%BA%86windows11%E7%9A%84%E6%9C%80%E6%96%B0%E7%89%88%E6%9C%AC%E7%B3%BB%E7%BB%9F-%E4%BB%A5%E5%8F%8A%E6%98%BE%E5%8D%A1%E9%A9%B1%E5%8A%A8-%E4%BD%86%E6%98%AF%E7%8E%A9%E6%B8%B8%E6%88%8F%E4%BC%9A%E8%8A%B1%E5%B1%8F/m-p/1501005

https://community.intel.com/t5/Graphics/Graphics-problem-in-Minecraft/m-p/1491899

https://community.intel.com/t5/Graphics/Minecraft-showing-as-one-solid-color/m-p/1450228#M113393

https://community.intel.com/t5/Intel-ARC-Graphics/Minecraft-OpenGL-Visual-Glitch/m-p/1481796#M3846

 

And there are other posts on the internet further showcasing this issue:

https://main.jingames.net/forums/topic/solid-colour-screen/

https://www.reddit.com/r/Minecraft/comments/ts9kpm/screen_shows_only_solid_color_when_loaded_in/ 

https://www.reddit.com/r/Minecraft/comments/tp690a/comment/i7c02ma/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3

On the reddit pages, there are many comments from people who report to also experience this issue.

 

Here is a video demonstrating the issue:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOdwTvaRyFY 

 

There are two similarities between all of these reports and with my own experience. It is with Minecraft 1.7.10, and it arose some time in early 2022. 

Firstly, all of the reports come from people using some variant of the Minecraft version 1.7.10. For clarification, people use this older version of the game intentionally, sometimes because there are community-made mods to the game that are only updated for this older version of the game, sometimes just because they prefer playing an older version of the game due to gameplay differences. Simply updating to a newer version of Minecraft is not a feasible solution because people want to play the older version of the game, and even if they were willing to update Minecraft to a newer version just to save their current worlds, it would distort and potentially corrupt their worlds (specifically prevalent when going back to an older version of Minecraft after having loaded the world in a newer version). Recommending updating to a newer version is kind of like telling us to just play a different game. This has been the most common response from the support staff, and has caused a lot of infuriation (See the replies to the 5th link for the most egregious example). Moving on, yes, most of these reports come from people using a modding API called Forge that allows for community mods to be used. In the first link from InzoYT you can briefly see that they are using Forge-10.13.4.1614. That is a forge version specifically for Minecraft 1.7.10. In the second link by gdsuperboi they are playing 1.7.10 and using mods, thus they must be using some Forge version compatible with Minecraft 1.7.10. In the 7th link, Dot is playing modded 1.7.10, same case as gdsuperboi. In the Reddit pages, people report that the issue arises with vanilla 1.7.10 and modded 1.7.10, although they do not specify with forge version they are using. I tested this myself, and I experience this specific issue with vanilla 1.7.10 and with 1.7.10-Forge10.13.4.1614 (which is the latest and recommended Forge installation for Minecraft 1.7.10). I do not get this issue with any newer versions of Minecraft (I tested the next update 1.8 and the newest version 1.19.3) and I do not get this issue with any older versions of Minecraft (I tested the previous version 1.7.9 and version 1.6.4)

Secondly, all of the reports come from some time in 2022, with the earliest report from the fifth link on March 27 2022. For reference, Minecraft 1.7.10 was released in 2014. On the reddit pages and in this youtube video,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qb_9SaFUls0

you can see that some users have been able to fix this issue by rolling back their intel graphics drivers to a version from October 2021, specifically Intel® Graphics – Windows* DCH Drivers 30.0.100.9955. This driver comes from before this issue has ever been documented as far as I have been able to find. As such, there is good reason to believe that this issue arose due to a driver update some time between 10/14/2021 and 24/3/2022, possibly with the release of 30.0.101. 

 

My computer's CPU is a 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-12600K, meaning it's integrated GPU is the Intel UHD Graphics 770 and uses the Intel® Arc™ & Iris® Xe Graphics - WHQL - Windows* driver. The issue happens on the latest driver update, 31.0.101.4146, and on the oldest available, 31.0.101.3490 from 10/11/2022, meaning I am unable to rollback my driver to an update before 2022. YusufEmre_47 has the same issue in the 5th link. 

 

I just really want to play on my Minecraft world that I've had for the better half of my life, and I hope that you can appreciate that I don't want to permanently scar and potentially corrupt it because of an issue that might be fixable. Any follow up would be greatly appreciated.

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Andres_Intel
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Hello Chuc,

  

 

Thank you for posting on the Intel®️ communities. I understand that you are having flashes issue with your Intel® UHD Graphics 770 and I also understand that you need to have this game working properly, I will be happy to help you.

 

We appreciate all the information provided it is very important and useful for us.

 

To have a better understanding of the situation, please answer the following questions: 

 

  

  

Regards,  

 

Andres P. 

Intel Customer Support Technician

 

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Andres_Intel
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Hello Chuc,

 

 

Were you able to run the Intel® (SSU) report?

Let us know if you still need assistance.    

  

 

Best regards,   

 

Andres P.   

Intel Customer Support Technician 


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Chuc
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Thanks Andres, attached is the SSU report. 

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Andres_Intel
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Hello Chuc,

 

 

Thank you for your response, all the information provided has been really helpful.


Please follow the steps below and let me know the results:


 

  

Regards,  

 

Andres P. 

Intel Customer Support Technician 


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Alberto_R_Intel
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Hello Chuc, I just wanted to check if the information posted previously was useful for you and if you need further assistance on this matter?


Regards,

Albert R.


Intel Customer Support Technician


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DeividA_Intel
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Hello Chuc,  


I was checking your thread and saw that we have not heard back from you. I’m going to close your post, but if you need further assistance, please do not hesitate to create a new thread. 


Regards,  

Deivid A.  

Intel Customer Support Technician  


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