No, that is almost 99% not the issue. Chances are that you have these infamous Intel Integrated Chipsets or one of the GeForce Chips as your video card:
Intel HD 2000
Intel HD 3000
Intel HD 4000
Gefore Go 740
GeForce GT 630m (running at 1080p in-game)
All of those video cards will more than likely have that issue. There is a possible way of fixing it with a patch registry that was given by Klypto from the Nexon Forums but if it doesn't then your most likely out of luck. But the rez idea is worth a shot since it only happens to me in CA. Post back results.
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Yeah i have that annoying bug too when i enter gas or something like that, i tried to correct the register but nothing, only solution is to change graphic card but i personnaly can't because it's integrated
This used to happen with me and i fixed it , if u have a switchable graphics like me make sure to run the game on high performance card ,if u don't then make the 3D settings to highest performance .
what worked for me is making the high performance card the default for everything just to make sure it runs smoothly .
The only fix that may work is the following link below, which Galaxic posted above. If that does not work, you would need to change your GFX card for you not to recieve the black smoke. No .REZ mod will fix the black screen smoke, it's the issue with the GFX card.