Fix: Resolution and Brightness problems



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Created 6 years ago

Fix: Resolution and Brightness problems

Set a proper resolution and fix the brightness control bug for newer Windows versions

Custom Resolution:


First you need to know what the highest possible resolution for you monitor is.
If you dont know already, go system control -> display -> resolution.
Now move into your Call of Duty directory, enter main folder and open config_mp.cfg with any texteditor (config_mp.cfg is for multiplayer, config.cfg is for singleplayer)

Now lookup for those three entries:

seta r_customheight "y" <- Put in your resolutions y-axis
seta r_customwidth "x" <- Put in your resolutions x-axis
seta r_mode "-1" <- Put in -1 (it is needed for custom resolutions)

So for example if your monitor and graphic card supports full hd, fill in:
seta r_customheight "1080"
seta r_customwidth "1920"
seta r_mode "-1"

Save it, close it, start game and it is done.

Brightness Control:


Many Windows Vista and 7 users got problems with the brightness setting. If you set r_gamma to values higher than 1.0, or move the brightness controller to the right it just stucks or the screen even turns darker. But that issue is quite easy to fix.

Follow these steps:
1. Right-click CODMP.exe
2. Click Properties
3. Open "Compatibility" tab
4. Check "Run this program in compatibility mode for"
5. Click the box and select "Windows XP (Service Pack 3)"
6. Press APPLY

Now you can set r_gamma to values above 1.0, or adjust the brightness controller to anywhere you want.
Of course this works for CODSP.exe too.

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Created: 6 years ago by ^THiNK#Jona

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16 Comments

nice explanation but shouldn't you also click on "Administration Rights"?! if you got Win7 or Vista?
Commented by ^SubProphet/God  (Jul 03rd, 2012 12:52 PM)

ok it works well, but how many gamma are u playing with??
Commented by ValLe ,-  (Jul 03rd, 2012 01:41 PM)

@Prophet: yea it won't hurt to enable administration rights, I forgot to mention that because my user on my pc has administration rights for everything.

@Valle: I play with /gamma 1.5
Commented by ^THiNK#Jona  (Jul 05th, 2012 12:47 AM)

Resolution thingy isn't working for me -.-
Intel HD 3000 ( Latest Drivers )
Commented by ~stb* Takasur  (Apr 17th, 2013 12:00 PM)

I have tried it 1,5 years ago, the brightness control worked well in fullscreen. But i kept playing in window mode, cause i can switch easier between xf, ts, music...
I tried it again like u said jona (combatibily for win xp(pack 3)), but now the r_gamma goes down every 1-2 minutes. I type /r_gamma and it says its 1.2, when i change it too 1.1 it gets brighter again,

I tried to solve the problem with /bind u toggle r_gamma 1.1 1.2, to brighten up my screen when it becomes dark, but its ofc not comfortable, do u have an idea how to fix it?
Commented by ^m B ~ Valle  (Dec 27th, 2013 05:12 PM)

I'm using 0.96
Commented by Memory  (Dec 27th, 2013 05:31 PM)

I can't say for sure why game changes brightness every 1-2 minutes.
It's most likely because any other open programm goes into foreground or is doing something.
You could atleast use this bind to make the gamma switch a bit more comfortable.
/bind F4 "r_gamma 1.1; wait 10; r_gamma 1.2"
Commented by ^THiNK#Jona  (Dec 27th, 2013 08:59 PM)

its just weird, cuz it worked 1.5 years ago, i can remember. I have a new antivirus since then. Dunno if it wants to come in the foreground. I know i can set my AV in a gaming mode, is it still safe then?
Commented by ^m B ~ Valle  (Dec 27th, 2013 09:16 PM)

Gaming mode functionality depends on the AV you use, but most of the gaming modes just disable notifications, reduce cpu use and won't update or scan during play. So it's safe to use.
Commented by ^THiNK#Jona  (Dec 28th, 2013 12:08 AM)

still the same, but ill use /bind u r_gamma 1.2: wait 10; r_gamma 1.21, but thanks anyways
Commented by ^m B ~ Valle  (Dec 28th, 2013 04:28 PM)

Awesome Tutorial (y)
Commented by `Storm:>  (Mar 11th, 2014 07:45 PM)

Can I do something if I have windows 8?
Commented by ^GodLike`` Kuba..  (Nov 20th, 2014 10:49 AM)

Sure, format disk and install Windows 7 or wait for Windows 10.
I seriously never used shitty Windows 8 but I'm sure they weren't that stupid and removed the compatibility options, so it should work for Windows 8 too.
The reason why I wrote Windows Vista and 7 users is because Windows 8 didn't exist at the point of time, basicly it's for any Windows OS after Windows XP.
Commented by ^THiNK#Jona  (Nov 20th, 2014 12:59 PM)

I thought that, but I wanted to be sure. I was trying on many ways, but still only this stupid "square" on screen and the effect - almost 10 cm less of width ^ ^ Thanks for help ;)
Commented by ^GodLike`` Kuba..  (Nov 20th, 2014 05:08 PM)

Wow thanks :P Have always just learned to deal with the problem.
Commented by mylittlesmileynoob<3  (Nov 20th, 2014 05:25 PM)

my windows 8 updated to 8.1 and now I can have fullscreen, for luck another windows is not needed ;)
Commented by ^GodLike`` Kuba..  (Nov 30th, 2014 01:13 PM)

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