Display issue, plz hlp.
I have had this usse for some time now,but ive worked around it up untill rescently. Bright colors, especialy white and lite skin tones, apear to be at max gama, while other apear normal. For instance, the current Lineage 2 loading screen, the clouads arent white, it looks more like the digital equivalent of gas in water. With that game in particular, if i would load the game then close it, that issue would then carry over to my desktop settings, which i would then have to fix in the nvidia controls (L2 has sense been uninstalled).
So i switch to WOW to avoid the issue, and for the most part wow runs without encouting any problems.Well when WOTLK came out, i started haveing almost the exact issue, but i soon found that the option "apply desktop gamma" solved it.
Finaly, fast forward to this morning, trying the Warhammer trial. Que the intro graphics, instantyl notice the same issue, moved forward to character select, all skin tones are distorted with aformentioned "gas in water" appearence. Looking threw the options, i see no "desktop gama" option, only a slider to adjust brightness/ gamma. However, no combination of these options even slightly effects the problem.
Guess i should mention that the 1st time this happend in L2,when it also messed up my desktop...i switch the screen back to tv mode (which is obviously not related to the pc-in line) the picture was also effected, i am still trying to adress this 100% to no avail.
In conclusion, for anyone lasting threw this textwall, I just want theories or suggestions..did my tv take a crap? is my vid card the issue? Friends say its the tv, but if thats the case, why can i correct my desktop display 100%, but not certain games, or the tv's display?
I can't help you out with this, but I can say thank you for making paragraphs.
I just tried to take a screenshot of the issue, and the picture came out crisp and clear lol, now im realy confused.
I would try re-installing your video card drivers and make sure you got the latest drivers.
yep, that was step #1. no impact.
Have you tried running any of the games in windowed mode if they allow it? I know for at least WAR and I think WoW if you run in windowed mode, they adopt your desktop gamma settings. No idea if this would fix your problem, though.
If your monitor has different display modes, fool around with those. Gamma, Brightness, Contrast, [Night Mode], [Day Movie Mode], [Day Text Mode], etc.
yep, its a hd tv, using it as a monitor. While in tv mode, ive had to turn contrast almost all the way down (sense the day l2 had issues..convieniant?), but then when im in monitor mode (RBG), I dont have to adjust anything, can play many games or watch many movies with no issues.
However,as orginaly mentioned, in the unique cases of lineage 2, and Warhammer, i have the issue.
I am realy boggled by this.Just when i think i have the root of the issue narrowed down, i end up with a variable that would disprove my theory, for instance.
question #1 is my card failing? no, because i have a simmilar issue while watching tv.
question #2 is it the tv failing? no because i can watch the same programs in pc mode, without the issue
so, the facts are, i have a color issue that is shared between 2 games, but not others, and is also shared by my cable tv display.
maybe theres some conflict in the connection of both my cable and pc to the same display?
Oh and i will try windowed mode Chi, and report back with results.
Yes, I experienced the gamma issue in L2 as well. Could you make it clear, you are using HD TV as a monitor? And that you have gamma issues with the TV when you are just watching the TV programs as well? Is it still hooked up to your PC while that occurs?
If that is the case, I think the problem would be of your video card and/or drivers not being fully compatible with your TV, most likely. What is the card that you use?
If your TV is having gamma issues when it is not connected to your PC, then of course the issue is with the TV itself.
vizio 37 inch hd tv
currently serving 2 purposes at once, tv and monitor (seperated by channels)
both RBG (pc in) and DTV (cable in) are connected at same time.
The same vissual error occurs in only L2 and WAR, as it does on normal TV viewing.
(contrast is now turned to 20,down from 50, to balance the issue while watching tv)
Vid card is Nvidia 8600 GT 1gig
i havent tried unhooking the RBG yet, and then testing the tv, i will try that after this post.
My only reasoning for thinking its not the tv, is because i can play most games (with the exceptions mentiond) and watch any movie or vid, while in pc mode with zero issues. I just assume that if the tv was messed up, the problem would carry over to all applications.
soon as im fully awake ill test with your idea Guitar. Oh, and nobody finds it as strange as i do, that i cant take a screenshot of the issue? Had a friend watch me try yesterday,had a perfect example of the problem while playing WAR, took a screen shot, but screenshot was perfect with no issues visable, so obviously my pc and tv can show the colors properly...just not in action? idk that just seems like important info.
Well gamma is, and I'm no expert, a post-processing effect. It is applied over whatever your video card is outputting on your screen, so screenshots will not be affected by what gamma setting you have.
Ok heres the update.
The issue is the Tv. talked to the company who makes it and im basicly S O L.
However....I could totaly kiss Chi on the mouth for the "WINDOWED MODE" suggestion. I fnaly bought L4D last night and it was basicly unplayable with the visual issues i was haveing....clicked windowed mode and WALLAH! PRESTO MAGNIFFICO! it looks perfect....excuse me I have zombie killing to attend to now...untill my check gets here and i go buy a new screen.
Thanks again Chi for solving the problem as best as it could be solved, and thanks to the others for attempting to solve it.
Lol, glad to hear that it worked. Did you try it in L2 or Warhammer to see if it helped there as well, or do you not have them installed anymore?
If you're playing L4D on PC (which I assume you are since you can set it to windowed mode, lol) add me on steam (Imahoot), I'd be up for some zombie-slaying.
I uninstalled l2 and war, but id assume it works there aswell, ether way im getting a new screen, and this current 1 will just have to be a half-ass tv , instead of multipurpose.
As for as L4D, ill have to practice a bit. My countless days of wowing have caused my aim and quick twitch to basicly fall into shambles. I'll let you know, as soon as I nolonger rely on the npc's to kill 90% of the zombies for me lol.
back in buisness 100%, got a new HP 21 inch screen today, its kicking ass and taking names. Got 1 of those laptop carts where it has a single leg on 1 side, mounted the monitor to it, now i just wheel it up to my recliner lol.
Shizzie, making out with Chi has been a standard here for as long as Cheese and I have been whoring ourselves to eachother - which means forever. Glad to see you've resolved your problem; GAME ON! Niceven commands it.
well. aside from the game being officialy "on", i have sense switched from making out with chi to makeing out with my new monitor...its shockingly effectionate.