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Windows 7: Screen stays dark after minimizing or quitting EVE Onli

16 Jun 2009   #1
Nonsense

Windows 7
 
 
Screen stays dark after minimizing or quitting EVE Onli

Hello everyone!

Let me first say before I explain the problem that I have installed the latest drivers, reinstalled the program, and all that jazz and the problem still persists. Pretty much when I minimize or exit from a game I play called EVE Online, my LCD remains really dark. Kind of as if someone turned down the brightness really low on the LCD. I've figured out 2 workarounds but they aren't fixes. I simply log out and log back in and the display brightens to its usual brilliance or I hit Ctrl+Alt+Del and it has the same effect. But once I maximize the game and minimize again the screen darkens once more. Oh and in-game everything is perfect, it's only once I go to the desktop. Any ideas? I personally think its a something wrong with the refresh rate but I ahve no clue as to how to fix that.

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20 Jun 2009   #2
phazed

Win7 (7100)
 
 

hmm, I play eve on two win7 systems with no issues at all...

Desktop is running 32 bit (7100) with a radeon 4870 and my laptop has 64 bit (7100) with an geforce 8600m
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21 Jun 2009   #3
Nonsense

Windows 7
 
 

What is your in-game screen resolution? Because I found out the problem if you bump it to the 30-bit setting the screen goes dark, but any lower setting is fine.
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21 Jun 2009   #4
phazed

Win7 (7100)
 
 

I run at 1920x1200 on my desktop and 1680x1050 on the laptop... 24 bit color with 8 bit alpha on both... if you hover over it, you'll get a popup that tells you eve was created in 24 bit color. I don't really know what the point of 30 bit color with 2 bit alpha is since you still get the color banding and dithering in the backgrounds *shrug*
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09 Apr 2010   #5
Aendoren

windows 7
 
 

i have the exact same problem, its driving me nuts. I think its a windows setting or something. Eve runs the same resolution as my desktop, when i tab back to windows i can barly read anything.
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09 Apr 2010   #6
Aendoren

windows 7
 
 

Your right, the prob is caused when you put eve on 30 bit color mode, works fine on 24 bit.
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18 Jan 2011   #7
Kezenke

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

In properties, under compatibility, disable desktop composition. That should take care of that problem.
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