View Full Version : UT is VERY VERY dark w/ v3 3000 [HELP PLZ]

13th Dec 1999, 08:40 PM
wassup folks....
i have a p3-500, 128m ram, blah blah...
w/ a v3 3000, latest drivers.

the game is VERY dark...
i've tried to play but its just so dark i cant even see players unless they're shootin' at me, which blows ***

I've tried setting the brightness w/ the slider in the GUI, thats max'd
then i tried using 'preferences/advanced console' and set the gamma there...
nothing...the highest level is 1 and thats
still the lightest the slider will go...
please help because the ****in demo ran ok, a little dark but definitly playable...
i wanna frag!@$#$^%$&



13th Dec 1999, 09:54 PM
pump up the brightness on your monitor and check if its playable that way. play with the contrast too.

13th Dec 1999, 11:08 PM
I saw a post earlier about the same thing, can't find it right now but someone said to set the desktop resolution to 16. V3s don't support 32 bit color so it'll show up real dark.

13th Dec 1999, 11:58 PM
OK....changing to a 16bit desktop helped a bit...its still very dark, but kinda playable now...
shadowy corners are still pitch black to the point ill get lost on that lava-ctf map

i also have my monitor totally max'd for contrast and brightness
apparently its a dark monitor, although it is 2+ yrs (acer 56e 15"), so maybe its 'fading?'

anyway, any extra hints/help are mucho appreciated!


15th Dec 1999, 09:32 AM
yeah may be the monitor that is fading..if you can borrow a friends monitor and try that way you will know for sure /~unreal/ubb/html/smile.gif