First of all, I have observed that this error only occurs in the Karos Graveyard. I have a very large amount of ships, and for some reason, I get a massive graphical error.
First of all, the hyperspace drive gets deformed, my ship's lose their ship colors, the textures are all wrong, textures go to an extremely low detail level, the FC, FI, and Elson images in the upper left corner are garbled, engine glows have errors, and just about every other effect (fire, projectile weapons, explosions...) are distorted in one way or another.
I have a screenshot of the deformed hyperspace gate.
I thought it had something to do with there not being enough memory to load the textures on my graphics card, but I recently purchased a GeForce3 Ti 500 (64 megs), a significant improvement over my GeForce 256 (32 megs), and I still got the same error.
Why it does this, it is unknown to me. I am hoping that someone here can explain this error to me, tell me what is causing this problem, and hopefully (if possible) try and fix it. Below are my graphics card and my processor speed.
Pentium 3 700 mhz
GeForce3 Ti 500
If there is any more data needed on my system, please tell me.