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.


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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, 2017 at 16:46

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