Originally Posted by PadawanGirl
Originally Posted by N**
Otherwise the display driver might be resetting the monitor brightness when it enters full screen mode.
I have all patches downloaded. It's always in full screen mode - I've never played it windowed.
I bolded the important part of my reply. If it did work in windowed mode that would attest to a display driver complication.
No portable way exists to control the screen brightness level. K1 uses the Win32 API function ::SetDeviceGammaRamp()
which is implemented by the display driver and isn't reliable across hardware.
K1 tries to change the screen gamma settings at startup before it switches to full screen mode. Now, if the adjustment works while in
fullscreen and windowed mode (i.e., while playing the game), but fails at startup, that leaves several causes: (A) the gamma ramp is too low/high and aborted; (B) gamma correction is not being remembered between [full screen] mode switches.
The answer to A is to try a more moderate brightness level. The answer to B is that there is none*, it could be a display driver or hardware fault, and the best that can be done is to try updating the graphics drivers.
* An ATI user can create a new game profile or set up global hotkeys that adjust system brightness.