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Stoanhart

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hi
my screen is sooooo dark, it sucks. I can adjust the brightness for 2d stuff (windows, etc), but my leadtek doesn't have a d3d/openGL brightness adjuster. When i ran 3dmark 2001 at a friends hous, I saw many things I never knew were in there. This happens with many things. I love games that have very generous brightness adjusters, why can't they all. but they don't. Does anyone know an app that will adjust brightness to 3d apps? please help.
 

6502kid

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Peoria Ill
Get into your display properties, color correction tab, and
crank up the Gamma slider a notch or 2 before you run the
game, and I bet it will fix it.
You can also crank up the brightness and contrast some there.
 

bdf24

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6502kid said:
Get into your display properties, color correction tab, and
crank up the Gamma slider a notch or 2 before you run the
game, and I bet it will fix it.
You can also crank up the brightness and contrast some there.

I've got the same problem as Stoanhart with a lot of games and movies as well. Most of the stuff I can correct by moving the sliders over. But some games like RTCW won't make a difference. Even with the brightness slider all the way to the right in the game as well as in the display properties. I believe it's my cheap monitor that's creating the problem. I've got a View Mate monitor. cheap one. but it's all I can afford for a while yet.
 

6502kid

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It probably varies some depending upon the game, your
drivers and hardware.

I have been playing with using OpenGL with UT, and it was
too dark.

If I adjusted the brightness or contrast, it just screwed it
up more, but 1 or 2 clicks on the gamma fixed it right up.
 
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Stoanhart

Stoanhart

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It's my monitor for sure. Im getting a new one soon (trading with my friend who never uses his comp). I just wish GF2Ti had sliders for OpenGL/D3D brightness/gamma like the old VooDoo 2's did. Nobody has an app or DX plugin/mod, whatever to add brightness sliders? When I change them in the color correction tab it only effects 2D stuff.
 

repo man11

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Dec 28, 2001
NvMax has color adustment sliders, and a gamma adjustment slider. I've never used them, but they are there. Give it a try, see if it helps.
 

6502kid

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I'm running a Gainward GF2 Ti450 with drivers version
23.11, and I have the Gamma slider right in the color correction
tab in the display properties.

Use RivaTuner to tweak and OC. (@275/515)

Score just over 5000 3d2001marks....