Quite a few users (including myself) are reporting a black pitch texture problem in Sports Interactive Games' Linux support forum (http://community.sigames.com/forumdisplay.php/344-Linux-Specific-Issues). At least there are 10 similar bug reports.
The bug seems to affect users with intel, radeon and nouveau free graphics but some catalyst users (including myself as well, both with Catalyst 13.4 and 13.11 beta1) as reporting that as well. In any case, the developers claim that is a drivers issue since the supported configuration is working OK for them (ubuntu 12.04 with Steam's reference drivers -I don't know exactly what driver version that recommendation tells-): http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/365754-Having-a-problem-with-FM-on-Linux-READ-HERE-FIRST
As a result of this bug the pitch is shown completely black. I am attaching a screenshot depicting the problem. It's obvious that the pitch should be green, but I can't attach a reference correct rendering because I can't get the right rendering with catalyst.
I am experiencing this problem with two different systems:
System 1 (laptop):
Kubuntu 13.04 64bit fully upgraded, mesa 10.0~git1310161456.6e444a from oibaf's ppa, on a Radeon HD 4570, intel pentium T4400, 4GB RAM, linux 3.12 rc6. Driver: r600g.
System 2 (desktop):
Kubuntu 13.04 64bit fully upgraded, mesa 10.0~git1310161456.6e444a from oibaf's ppa but recompiled with llvm 3.4 git (OpenGL showing 3.0 support), on a Radeon HD 7870, AMD FX-8150, 16GB RAM, linux 3.12 rc6. Driver: radeonsi.
Radeonsi is showing additional problems which I will be reporting in a separate bug report.
Please, let me know if anything else is needed.
Created attachment 87912 [details]
Match screenshot with r600g (mesa 10.0~git1310161456.6e444a)
Rendering of the match showing the black pitch texture problem.
Well, as this develops, it seems the problem was not at the drivers (except for the textures radeonsi bug -https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=70715-). So this bug report should be closed.