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Old 08-12-2005, 01:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm not 100% sure if this is a hardware issue.
I recently installed a very basic simplistic video game which doesnt' require much to perform well. However, after the installation, whenever i watch a video file in realplayer, windows media or any other player, the videos appear very dark and some colors are strongly accented while others are weak, creating this really weird coloring. I have toyed with the hardware settings, changing the performance level from high to low, sometimes this helps temporarily, however the problem still exists.
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Old 08-12-2005, 01:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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the game probably changed ur brighness and color settings tell us what card and drivers and we will point u in the right direction.
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Old 08-12-2005, 01:58 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Nvidia GeForce FX 5500
How do i find the driver?
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you probably have the defult dirvers, i dont have an Nvidia card so i wont be able to to you exactly where the settings you want but if you do this

right click on dekstop > properties > settings > advanced > (this is where i dont know from) find the button that brings up a list of settings like open GL,Direct 3D settings and look on that list for Colour and Brightness settings. Go to that tab and clikc defult.
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i foudn basically what i'm supposed to be lookign for however the "restore defaults" button isn't active...
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i clicked under a tab called "GeForce FX 5500"
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Hmmm, its not meant to be blacked out. I dont know much about Nvidia drivers. Hopefully someone else can help you.
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install the latest drivers for that card (which is currently Forceware 80.40) and see if that helps
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