Since a few days everytime I start Factorio on my PC there is no map background (everything except items like ores is black). When I move the mouse randomly over some buildings the information tab is still popping up.

What I already did:
I tried to fix this error by reinstalling the game, it did not work. I checked the local game files with Steam, it didn't detect any issues. I changed the graphic settings to different configurations (fullscreen/windowed, low/high resolutions, details etc.)

My hardware:
I do not think my graphics card or other components are causing this. I'm running a GTX 1080 from Asus with the latest drivers. No recent hardwarechanges.


According to this announcement, it's an issue with the latest Nvidia drivers.

To workaround this issue, open the Factorio properties in steam, and set the launch options to:


Nvidia has said the issue will be fixed in the next driver release

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    You can also rollback your display driver to a different version and see if that fixes it also. This is faster though.
    – Timmy Jim
    Jan 30 '17 at 16:46

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