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15-Jul-2012, 02:38 AM #1
Games to dark to play.
Ok, so recently i have gotten the games Portal 1 & 2, L4D1 & 2.
Playing the games, in certain areas of the game where its suppose to be dark, its way to dark. I know this b/c i have l4d 1 & 2 on my xbox, and its not that dark. Its to dark i cant see anything, and its no fun to play. When i would join the game with my friends, the color would be just fine.. but after a few sec. the window the game was in, would just get so dark, you cant see anymore. now this only happens in dark areas / maps. I have changed the brigtness in the games to max, but it dosent help any.

I have went to the fourms and some people have had the same problems. Something about the HDR settings or something. I have no clue. I have went into my appearance settings and looked for something about hdr, and no luck. I have even asked my friend that knows alot about computer settings and stuff like that, and he dosent know. He tried directing me to the Calibrate Color settings and that didnt work. And since that was working with the gamma, i dont think its anything to do with gamma.

Here is what i see when i try to play my game.

Inspiron N7110
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2410M CPU @ 2.30GHz 2.30 GHz
8.00 GB
64-bit Operating System

Please help! Thanks!

Last edited by Redmist; 15-Jul-2012 at 01:10 PM..
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15-Jul-2012, 08:23 AM #2
Could you please post your FULL system spec's
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18-Jul-2012, 01:11 AM #3
Try reinstalling the video card drivers.
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20-Jul-2012, 09:49 AM #4
Ok, I found your system specification :
Machine name: SEA-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.110622-1506)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: Dell System Inspiron N7110
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2410M CPU @ 2.30GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.3GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 8106MB RAM
Page File: 3328MB used, 12881MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode
Display Devices
Card name: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
Chip type: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family
DAC type: Internal
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0116&SUBSYS_04D81028&REV_09
Display Memory: 1696 MB
Dedicated Memory: 64 MB
Shared Memory: 1632 MB
Current Mode: 1600 x 900 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
Monitor Model: unknown
Monitor Id: LGD02E1
Native Mode: 1600 x 900(p) (60.080Hz)
Output Type: Internal
Driver Name: igdumd64.dll,igd10umd64.dll,igd10umd64.dll,igdumdx32,igd10umd32,igd10umd32
Driver File Version: 8.15.0010.2253 (English)
Driver Version:
DDI Version: 10.1
Driver Model: WDDM 1.1
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 11/29/2010 12:23:16, 7428608 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes

Ok,so,i recommend you re-install your gpu driver and try again.
Increase the brightness
If that fails,download a program called PowerStrip here's the link for it.What you're gonna do is that you will open the program after you install it and wait until you can close the tips.The program will open up and you will see the icon on the taskbar near the clock. Right click on it and go to Color Profiles --> Configure --> Increase brightness,gamma and contrast.That should work. Tell me if it fails.
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