anyone ever encounter having games (usually 3D FPS games like half-life) showing up very dark... i've increased the gamma settings in-game and on the monitor controls to the max but it's still too dark...
anyone knows of any remedies??
Do you have the latest drivers for your monitor and video card?
Otherwise, no ideas from me.
i've the latest drivers for my video card but not my monitor though...
Is it an ATI card? Their cards have a reputation for making games look darker than normal.
yes... can't believe i forgot to say that
... it's an old PCI Rage Xpert 128 based on an ancient Rage 128 chip... any cure??
If you have the latest drivers then I don't think there's anything you can do.
I have an ATI Mach 64 in my old 486 with the same problem, but I was able to counter it by adjusting the gamma in the games and on the monitor. But that didn't work in your case.
Try searching their support pages - http://support.ati.com/support.html (I would, but I don't know your OS). I doubt that you'll have much luck though.
Turn off the lights. That helps a lot. Not good for your eyes though.
managed to fix the problem using PowerStrip... it allows you to use a hot-key to increase/decrease the gamma