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Games to dark to play.

Discussion in 'Games' started by Redmist, Jul 15, 2012.

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  1. Redmist

    Redmist Thread Starter

    Jul 15, 2012
    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!
  2. Ryuzaki


    Jun 18, 2012
    Could you please post your FULL system spec's
  3. Bobobell


    Jun 26, 2012
    Try reinstalling the video card drivers.
  4. Ryuzaki


    Jun 18, 2012
    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
    http://entechtaiwan.com/util/ps.shtm 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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