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Fix: Resolution and Brightness problems
Fix: Resolution and Brightness problemsSet a proper resolution and fix the brightness control bug for newer Windows versions
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.
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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, eQuinox Emy
nice explanation but shouldn't you also click on "Administration Rights"?! if you got Win7 or Vista?
ok it works well, but how many gamma are u playing with??
@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
Resolution thingy isn't working for me -.-
Intel HD 3000 ( Latest Drivers )
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?
I'm using 0.96
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"
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?
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.
still the same, but ill use /bind u r_gamma 1.2: wait 10; r_gamma 1.21, but thanks anyways
Can I do something if I have windows 8?
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.
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
Have always just learned to deal with the problem.
my windows 8 updated to 8.1 and now I can have fullscreen, for luck another windows is not needed
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