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[splatterladder] Board _ RtCW/ET - Community _ Minimizing ET turns my screen bright

Posted by: Topcat May 10 2018, 11:50 PM

Every time I use alt+enter to go from game and out to windows (win 7) my screeen becomes a lot brighter, only if I close and exit the game the normal way the colors will be correct. It looks the same way as when ET crashes it also makes my screen much brighter. I sometimes like to go out of the game to use windows / internet without closing the game and just have it running in the background, but this higher screen brightness is annoying. It might be something the game does to the gamma settings.

If anyone knows a way to fix so it doesnt do this please let me know.

Posted by: $mart May 11 2018, 07:54 AM

Hello

You should try this with "ET Legacy" client, or with classic 2.6 client on servers with "n!tmod" or "silEnT" mods (don't know others) :

- open your console with and affect a key to minimize in-game (not in intermission)

CODE
/bind KP_MINUS minimize
(it's the minus-sign on right numeric pad)

You could also install a "real" minimizer xD who works for many other games ( and has an option for gamma, your bright pb):

http://www.idcation.com/projects/17/minimizor_20
- in my case it doesn't work anymore because my Windows is now 64bits (I think)

Tell us the result man !
V55

Posted by: Topcat May 11 2018, 01:56 PM

QUOTE ($mart @ May 11 2018, 08:54 AM) *
Hello

You should try this with "ET Legacy" client, or with classic 2.6 client on servers with "n!tmod" or "silEnT" mods (don't know others) :

- open your console with and affect a key to minimize in-game (not in intermission)
CODE
/bind KP_MINUS minimize
(it's the minus-sign on right numeric pad)

You could also install a "real" minimizer xD who works for many other games ( and has an option for gamma, your bright pb):

http://www.idcation.com/projects/17/minimizor_20
- in my case it doesn't work anymore because my Windows is now 64bits (I think)

Tell us the result man !
V55



I have windows 64 bit also and I tried some of the minimizer progs and none of them really worked for me. I think I am using 2.6b will the bind code work for this version also ?

I tried the bind but didnt work.

Posted by: $mart May 11 2018, 02:04 PM

Try on my server it works, see signature

Posted by: Wolf Enstein May 11 2018, 04:35 PM

Try this version, Topcat, if you're still experiencing any problems. It's the best one that I've ever used coffeenews.gif :


https://wolffiles.de/index.php?filebase&fid=5014


It works for "RtCW MP/SP" and also for "Wolf: ET". To minimize the game, press "Control-Z" and to restore the game to fullscreen, press "Shift-Control-Z" sign_fixed.gif .

Posted by: Topcat May 11 2018, 04:44 PM

QUOTE (Wolf Enstein @ May 11 2018, 05:35 PM) *
Try this version, Topcat, if you're still experiencing any problems. It's the best one that I've ever used coffeenews.gif :


https://wolffiles.de/index.php?filebase&fid=5014


It works for "RtCW MP/SP" and also for "Wolf: ET". To minimize the game, press "Control-Z" and to restore the game to fullscreen, press "Shift-Control-Z" sign_fixed.gif .


I think I tried this one already but didnt work, thx for the tip though. But another thing if it worked would it help to fix the brightness? I dont mind doing the alt+enter to go from game out to windows, it's just the higher screen brightness that comes with it I don't like.

Posted by: Wolf Enstein May 11 2018, 05:54 PM

QUOTE (Topcat @ May 11 2018, 05:44 PM) *
I think I tried this one already but didnt work, thx for the tip though.


You're welcome, amigo, I'm sorry that the software doesn't seem to work for you.

Posted by: HarryHomers May 11 2018, 08:12 PM

QUOTE (Topcat @ May 11 2018, 05:44 PM) *
I think I tried this one already but didnt work, thx for the tip though.

just drop the two files in your etmain folder, edit the gamma.cfg to the key that suits you, it set to j at the moment.
to use it just push your set key and your screen alters light and dark as required

Mike.

 autoexec.zip ( 382bytes ) : 6
 

Posted by: Topcat May 12 2018, 01:52 PM

QUOTE (HarryHomers @ May 11 2018, 09:12 PM) *
QUOTE (Topcat @ May 11 2018, 05:44 PM) *
I think I tried this one already but didnt work, thx for the tip though.

just drop the two files in your etmain folder, edit the gamma.cfg to the key that suits you, it set to j at the moment.
to use it just push your set key and your screen alters light and dark as required

Mike.


So I press that key before I use alt+enter to exit to windows and then the gamma will be normal? And after pressing alt+enter to go back to game I press this key again to bring the games gamma back ?

Posted by: N3rwitZ May 12 2018, 04:31 PM

May I suggest ET Minimizer Pro, that I've used for a decade and counting; not much hassle of a program anyway, also having option to reset your brightness levels to defaults. Handy app, download Anthales' updated version tho - https://antman.info/wolf/click.php?id=ETMinPro

Posted by: HarryHomers May 12 2018, 11:04 PM

QUOTE (Topcat @ May 12 2018, 01:52 PM) *
So I press that key before I use alt+enter to exit to windows and then the gamma will be normal? And after pressing alt+enter to go back to game I press this key again to bring the games gamma back ?
In game press it and the screen dims or brightens, swich to windows, use as normal, switch back to the game and press again to dim or brighten.
I also use MinimizorInstallV2.0 to do the switching but still use the key to change the gamma when it goes wrong, its no hardship having it available for use as required.

Cheers.

Mike.

 MinimizorInstallV2.0.exe ( 646.35K ) : 1
 

Posted by: Topcat May 13 2018, 08:29 PM

QUOTE (N3rwitZ @ May 12 2018, 05:31 PM) *
May I suggest ET Minimizer Pro, that I've used for a decade and counting; not much hassle of a program anyway, also having option to reset your brightness levels to defaults. Handy app, download Anthales' updated version tho - https://antman.info/wolf/click.php?id=ETMinPro


Thx gonna try this one, and yes the readme file says it saves the gamma settings so screen will look normal when you minimize so thats good, will check later and see if it works for me.

Posted by: Topcat May 13 2018, 08:52 PM

One last question where should I put the files, in etmain or ?

Posted by: Topcat May 14 2018, 12:58 AM

Dunno if the files were placed in the right folder but it didnt minimize when I was pressing alt+x it only lowered the gamma, then when I used my old way with alt+enter to enter out to windows the gamme was to bright again, then I right clicked the icon in tray and selected the restore gamma and the brightness was back to normal, so at leaat I can do this now so thats great :)

Just a shame it wouldnt minimize, I am on win 7 64 bit so it should work. I always have to drag the et window away out to one of the sides to see the screen because it doesnt minimize it.

Posted by: Topcat May 14 2018, 05:06 PM

Edit

Posted by: Topcat May 14 2018, 05:58 PM

I have a problem after a while the gamma goes back to the bright screen, then I have to right click the minimizer icon and press restore gamma again, and it's not because I went back into the game or anything. Not so usable then if I have to do this all the time sadd.gif
It seems to happen when watching video or other things in fullscreen after a little while the gamma goes back to bright.

I think this happens whenever the next map in game loads, since I have ET running in the background, only way I could go out to windows was by using alt+enter, the alt+x cmd doesnt minimize, it only lowers the gamma but game stays on without being minimized sadd.gif.

Posted by: HarryHomers May 15 2018, 11:22 AM

QUOTE (Topcat @ May 14 2018, 05:58 PM) *
I think this happens whenever the next map in game loads, since I have ET running in the background, only way I could go out to windows was by using alt+enter, the alt+x cmd doesnt minimize, it only lowers the gamma but game stays on without being minimized sadd.gif.
with the gamma.cfg that is what is supposed to happen, you should store it in your etmain dircetory.
You can only use gamma.cfg in game to change the gamma, either before you switch screens or when you come back.
Use minimizer to swap back to another screen.
With minimizor which you use to switch screen, you can also use the settings for this to restore your gamma if it gets stuck up or down.
I just find it to use gamma.cfg by pushing one key to change the gamma rather than going through the minimizors settings.

Posted by: Topcat May 15 2018, 12:02 PM

QUOTE (HarryHomers @ May 15 2018, 12:22 PM) *
QUOTE (Topcat @ May 14 2018, 05:58 PM) *
I think this happens whenever the next map in game loads, since I have ET running in the background, only way I could go out to windows was by using alt+enter, the alt+x cmd doesnt minimize, it only lowers the gamma but game stays on without being minimized sadd.gif.
with the gamma.cfg that is what is supposed to happen, you should store it in your etmain dircetory.
You can only use gamma.cfg in game to change the gamma, either before you switch screens or when you come back.
Use minimizer to swap back to another screen.
With minimizor which you use to switch screen, you can also use the settings for this to restore your gamma if it gets stuck up or down.
I just find it to use gamma.cfg by pushing one key to change the gamma rather than going through the minimizors settings.


Yes but the minimizer doesnt work for me, it doesnt switch between screens, it only change the gamma, but then as I am on the windows screen I have to right click the minimizer icon and then select restore gamma, but then next time a new map loads while im on the windows screen the gamme goes back to the ugly bright one. Do you know how I can stop it from doing that?

I think it said in the readme file that the minimizer pro was tested on a win7 64 bit machine, its the same as I have, so it's strange why it doesnt switch screens for me and why the gama keeps to go back to the bright one everytime the next map is loaded while im on the windows screen.

I have no idea what to do now. The files are in my etmain folder but in a seperate folder called ETMinimizer, maybe they have to be directly in the folder and not in a seperate one ?

Posted by: Wolf Enstein May 15 2018, 05:41 PM

QUOTE (Topcat @ May 15 2018, 02:02 PM) *
...Yes but the minimizer doesnt work for me, it doesnt switch between screens.........



That seems to be part of your problem right there, Topcat, because the minimiser works for everyone else.

Posted by: Topcat May 15 2018, 06:14 PM

QUOTE (Wolf Enstein @ May 15 2018, 06:41 PM) *
QUOTE (Topcat @ May 15 2018, 02:02 PM) *
...Yes but the minimizer doesnt work for me, it doesnt switch between screens.........



That seems to be part of your problem right there, Topcat, because the minimiser works for everyone else.


You sure ? And it should work with windows 7 64 bit? What about the ET client? Does it matter what version im on ?

So you think if the minimizer was working it would keep the gamma lowered always untill returning to the game? Whish there was something I could do or try.

The files are in the ETmain folder now, first I start ET Min pro and after that I load the game, that should all be correct, wonder if it would help loading ET Min pro as administrator, actually I think I tried that already. As for ET I dont think I run this as Administrator should I try that?

Posted by: $mart May 15 2018, 07:47 PM

Good ideas about admin rights I will try like you man. I still can not run an ET minimizor since I run windows 64 bits!
I've tried the link of Nerwzz and ALT + X combo gives nothing.

Posted by: Wolf Enstein May 15 2018, 08:05 PM

QUOTE (Topcat @ May 15 2018, 08:14 PM) *
.....wonder if it would help loading ET Min pro as administrator......





QUOTE ($mart @ May 15 2018, 09:47 PM) *
.........I still can not run an ET minimizor since I run windows 64 bits!




Lads, I keep telling you, I don't use "ET Minimiser Pro", I use "Q3E Minimizer v1.45", created by UberGames.


Here's the link again, try it, run it as administrator coffeenews.gif :
https://www.wolffiles.de/index.php?filebase&fid=5014

Posted by: Topcat May 16 2018, 07:04 PM

QUOTE (Wolf Enstein @ May 15 2018, 09:05 PM) *
QUOTE (Topcat @ May 15 2018, 08:14 PM) *
.....wonder if it would help loading ET Min pro as administrator......





QUOTE ($mart @ May 15 2018, 09:47 PM) *
.........I still can not run an ET minimizor since I run windows 64 bits!




Lads, I keep telling you, I don't use "ET Minimiser Pro", I use "Q3E Minimizer v1.45", created by UberGames.


Here's the link again, try it, run it as administrator coffeenews.gif :
https://www.wolffiles.de/index.php?filebase&fid=5014


And what OS are you on ? I think I already tried Q3E with no luck but will give it a try again. Do you know if Q3E also lowers the gamma ?

Posted by: Topcat May 16 2018, 08:11 PM

QUOTE ($mart @ May 15 2018, 08:47 PM) *
Good ideas about admin rights I will try like you man. I still can not run an ET minimizor since I run windows 64 bits!
I've tried the link of Nerwzz and ALT + X combo gives nothing.


I just ran ETminPro as administrator, and now it works when I press alt+x but there is a small problem, it used the same resolution as the game has, so instead of 1920x1080 that I use for my screen it uses 1280x1024 sadd.gif

But really cool to see how it works now, much better than before havent tested if it keeps the gamma but I think it might. But the resolution problem needs to be resolved, ET is such an old game so it doesnt support 1920x1080 unfortunately, otherwise I could have just set it to that in game.

Posted by: Topcat May 16 2018, 08:25 PM

Ha wait I found a way to fix, if I press options in silent mode there is one called resolution, and in there I can set it to 1920x1080 I never knew that, I always just used the setting that are under the system option and it didnt support that resolution but the other way here does, im so happy now it works super.gif

@$mart please try this run the minizer as administrator and it should work for you also I think :)

EDIT: I just noticed the gamma problem is the same as before, it only keeps the lowered gamma untill the next map in game loads, then it goes back to bright. But still it's easier and better than what I had to do before with alt+enter and dragging the ET screen to one of the sides so I could see my windows desktop screen. Now the ET window is fully minimized so thats good.

Posted by: Topcat May 16 2018, 08:45 PM

Maybe I should try the other one Q3E and run it as administrator, see how it works with the gamma if it keeps it lowered or not.

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