Low-quality player models unless viewed from a low enough angle


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Issue Description:
When playing and in particular in third person, whether aboard the Mourningstar or playing with others/on the mission ready screen, the game appears to be using LOD models unless they’re viewed from a very low angle.

Pictured is the difference just at the point of change, first the low-quality models (missing moustache and reduced facial hair in general, low-poly belt across chest, clipping of armor/shirt model into the muscle) and then the intended high-quality models.

Changing graphics quality setting does not change this. In addition, the character portrait on the lower-left corner appears to also use a low-poly model most times, either displaying incorrectly with hardly any facial hair (pictured) or rarely with correct facial hair after changing frames a few times.

Steps to Reproduce:
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  1. Load into the game, any area with third-person view
  2. Pan the camera downwards to character’s feet, character model will remain low-quality
  3. Pan the camera upwards, at a certain low angle character model displays correctly as high-definition and missing model details pop in

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  1. Press the Windows key + R
  2. Enter %appdata% within the search input and select ‘OK’
  3. Navigate to AppData\Roaming\Fatshark\Darktide\console_logs
  4. Locate the console log that corresponds with the session in which the issue occurred, by looking at the timestamps in the log names
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    console-2022-12-02-00.11.51-3cbbf3ed-8825-4f62-85fa-6424ce20d039.log (2.2 MB)

Upload darktide_launcher.log:

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  2. Enter %appdata% within the search input and select ‘OK’
  3. Navigate to AppData\Roaming\Fatshark\Darktide
  4. Locate the darktide_launcher.log in this directory
  5. Upload here
    darktide_launcher.log (182.5 KB)