Author Topic: Your Gamma Settings?  (Read 1084 times)

January 13, 2004, 04:59:21 PM
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BobTheJanitor

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I'm trying to find the perfect gamma setting and I thought I'd ask where everyone else had their own set. It seems like you can either set it lower, so that the maps look awesome and the game is more atmospheric, but you can't see what's going on in half the map, or set it high and bleach everything out -- effectively destroying the hard efforts that the game goes to in using alternating areas of darkness and light to create atmosphere.

That sentence was too long.

Anyway, at the moment I've got it set lower so that things look good. But places like MS on lost are too dark to even aim in at this setting. Putting it higher makes bright maps like tanith look pretty washed out. Where's the happy medium? What do YOU use?

Edited for proper preposition usage. : )
« Last Edit: January 13, 2004, 05:00:31 PM by BobTheJanitor »

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January 13, 2004, 05:01:15 PM
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I use what the gamma tutorial that comes with NS has it at. It's not so bright you're eyes hurt (and are CHEATING ;)) but it's bright enough to see what's going on.
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January 13, 2004, 06:05:05 PM
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I still have the default gamma setting, whatever it is when I install it.

January 13, 2004, 07:05:10 PM
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I just recently boosted it.

As a marine I had no problem. I played for... a long time with dark dark hallways. Looked and felt very nice. But I finally got fed up with the whole 'ohnoes aliens need no flashlight!!!!', whatever logic (or lack thereof) the dev team is using thinking of new features, and boosted it so I can see marines in dark places without just attacking shapeless black blobs.

January 13, 2004, 10:55:07 PM
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That's my biggest annoyance with it. Aliens have no way of seeing in the dark (unless you count SoF) and the marine flashlight lights you up like times square. Either way, in the atmospheric hallways of NS, it can get pretty aggravating when you realize you're biting the wall and the marine to your side is shooting at a light fixture.

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January 14, 2004, 01:38:39 AM
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The brightness of my monitor is turned a little down, so I had to boost the gamma when bast came back into the cycle. Couldn't see diddly-squat.

January 14, 2004, 12:13:53 PM
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Bast is bad, but I still contend that Lost is the darkest of the dark maps. MS needs some floodlights. Most of the important passageways are too dark with correct gamma settings. Hell, even with gamma all the way up the cargo hive is still murky and hard to see in. And navigating those crazy black vents... argh!

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January 14, 2004, 02:41:28 PM
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I try to avoid changing settings that will give me an advantage over other players.  Right now I'm at default gamma but lately I've been getting aggitated by how I can't shoot anything on dark maps.  Of course, I always forget to use the flashlight....that might help.  I'll just keep it how it is.

January 14, 2004, 03:05:56 PM
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I started with the default gamma, but I can't play during the daytime with that because my blinds are ahem, make that "bad" and there's still glare on my monitor.  So I just have it boosted up to where I can see everything at noon.
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January 15, 2004, 09:31:31 PM
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I have gamma slightly up.... kinda a moderate median between looking good and practical to see.  I can usually barely see the aliens in the dark hallways, but I can still see them.

January 19, 2004, 12:39:28 PM
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I keep my gamma so that everything looks nice and atmospheric. Only maps I can't see on are Bast and Lost. I am pretty horrible at playing Lost, and I get lost constantly, and generally fall in that big whole with the RT (obs bridge?). Bast... needs some fixing, and usually when I play there I just crush myself with an elevator or something to end the pain.

On a more serious note, I think its better to have things a little darker, and just hope that the enemy is using similar settings.  ^^
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January 19, 2004, 02:30:43 PM
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hmm... gamma... i think mine's at 2 or 3... or maybe its 5... i don't remember. Its enough to distinguish between a wall and a skulk in a moderately dark corner.

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