Issues with graphics in iRidium when using Intel WDDM drivers in Windows 8

Jansen, Stefan 9 years ago in i2 Control V2.2 updated by Oksana (expert) 9 years ago 2
To all concerned:
When first trying to make a full screen iRidium project, I ran into issues that my background picture was missing (white colored background instead).
After lots and lots of trying, with different picture names (assuming the name was too long), different resolutions, different picture formats, OpenGL vs DirectX, etc etc, I contacted the iRidium Support, and we started chasing the ghost together.

Eventually we found that the project was displaying fine with an older Intel driver. After a while, the project was failing again, as it turned out Windows 8's automatic driver update feature had again reverted to the newest driver (with WDDM support for Windows 8) . Hence, the WDDM-driver (in this case from Intel) proved to be causing the issues.
So just to save you lots of time when experiencing the issue, here's what to do: replace the latest Windows 8-prepared Intel WDDM driver for the previous Intel non-WDDM release.