Fix? - Driver issues with Call of Duty, Trillian and 9800 ..

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Hey all. I just wanted to post a `fix' for anyone else that may be
having problems with gamma/brightness issues in some games.

Even after installing the 4.4's and the Hotfix from ATI as well as
trying the Omega drivers I still had an issue where the brightness
levels in some games (Call of Duty, Deus Ex - Invisible War, etc.) was
WAY dark and even if you adjusted the sliders the setting wouldn't
`stick' the next time you started the game.

Well after working with Activision I discovered that an I.M. program I
run called Trillian Pro resides `docked' on my desktop. If I minimize
the program to the System Tray before starting any such game, there is
no gamma/brightness issue.

Anyhow I've emailed ATI at their Catalyst feedback page to see if
there is some driver issue they need to look at with the newer Cat's
to see about a fix. Until then if you have a similar issue, try
making sure there are no programs that may be running on the desktop,
so to speak.

Wil
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    Truck wrote:
    > Hey all. I just wanted to post a `fix' for anyone else that may be
    > having problems with gamma/brightness issues in some games.
    >
    > Even after installing the 4.4's and the Hotfix from ATI as well as
    > trying the Omega drivers I still had an issue where the brightness
    > levels in some games (Call of Duty, Deus Ex - Invisible War, etc.) was
    > WAY dark and even if you adjusted the sliders the setting wouldn't
    > `stick' the next time you started the game.

    For me it was a case of the brightness being messed up until you attempt to
    adjust the brightness slider, at which point it would revert to the original
    setting.

    > Well after working with Activision I discovered that an I.M. program I
    > run called Trillian Pro resides `docked' on my desktop. If I minimize
    > the program to the System Tray before starting any such game, there is
    > no gamma/brightness issue.

    It seems to be an issue with transparency and it's not just in CoD. Also,
    if Trillian is minimised, but produces windows that popup which have
    transparency the issue is still prevalent.

    Ben
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    ive had trillan on, and has no effect

    "Truck" <noemail@thisho.use> wrote in message
    news:l4qa80htfaq95g17lfaessnlevc4u9pm38@4ax.com...
    > Hey all. I just wanted to post a `fix' for anyone else that may be
    > having problems with gamma/brightness issues in some games.
    >
    > Even after installing the 4.4's and the Hotfix from ATI as well as
    > trying the Omega drivers I still had an issue where the brightness
    > levels in some games (Call of Duty, Deus Ex - Invisible War, etc.) was
    > WAY dark and even if you adjusted the sliders the setting wouldn't
    > `stick' the next time you started the game.
    >
    > Well after working with Activision I discovered that an I.M. program I
    > run called Trillian Pro resides `docked' on my desktop. If I minimize
    > the program to the System Tray before starting any such game, there is
    > no gamma/brightness issue.
    >
    > Anyhow I've emailed ATI at their Catalyst feedback page to see if
    > there is some driver issue they need to look at with the newer Cat's
    > to see about a fix. Until then if you have a similar issue, try
    > making sure there are no programs that may be running on the desktop,
    > so to speak.
    >
    > Wil
    >
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    Daykin2k wrote:
    > ive had trillan on, and has no effect

    Do you use the MSN style popups for when people log on/off?

    Ben
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    That's true. I noticed that if a `xxx has logged on' window poped up,
    the same thing happened. Transparency issue. Thanks for putting a
    name with this, I had no idea what to call it (or search for).

    Wil


    On Tue, 20 Apr 2004 20:13:12 +0100, "Ben Pope" <spam@hotmail.com>
    wrote:


    >> Well after working with Activision I discovered that an I.M. program I
    >> run called Trillian Pro resides `docked' on my desktop. If I minimize
    >> the program to the System Tray before starting any such game, there is
    >> no gamma/brightness issue.
    >
    >It seems to be an issue with transparency and it's not just in CoD. Also,
    >if Trillian is minimised, but produces windows that popup which have
    >transparency the issue is still prevalent.
    >
    >Ben
  5. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.videocards.ati (More info?)

    Truck wrote:
    > That's true. I noticed that if a `xxx has logged on' window poped up,
    > the same thing happened. Transparency issue. Thanks for putting a
    > name with this, I had no idea what to call it (or search for).


    No problem, just mentioning my observations... it might not be
    transparency, it might just be Triliian, but that seems the most likely
    cause. If anybody else out there can make a transparent window appear
    whilst gaming, we might be able to back it up a bit.

    Ben
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