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Feature #3491

Support Software-Side Gamma Correction

Added by Irrenhaus Three about 1 year ago. Updated about 1 month ago.

Status:
New
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Category:
GUI
Target version:
Start date:
08/11/2016
% Done:

0%

Severity:
Normal

Description

As described in https://bugs.openmw.org/issues/1983, interior cells are generally much darker than they were in Vanilla, and it becomes very difficult to see in exterior cells at night too - especially if playing during the daytime and having diffuse sunlight on the monitor.
The reason for that is that Vanilla had a gamma slider you could adjust to improve game visibility on your screen, which doesn't exist in OpenMW. Since changing the actual monitor gamma would include a metric ton of hardware support, it's understandable that this is not the way to go.
So why not simulate it in software? You wouldn't be changing any hardware settings but adjust colors, light intensity and whatnot in either textures or finalized frames instead.

For further reading, see this article about the principle of gamma correction: http://gamedevelopment.tutsplus.com/articles/gamma-correction-and-why-it-matters--gamedev-14466

Thanks for your time, keep up the good work. :)


Related issues

Related to OpenMW - Bug #1983: Indoor cells are too dark Confirmed 10/06/2014

History

#1 Updated by scrawl . about 1 year ago

We have the gamma correction slider implemented using SDL, but it doesn't seem to work on Linux at the moment (hence it's disabled in Linux builds).

#2 Updated by Irrenhaus Three about 1 year ago

Jannik Heller wrote:

We have the gamma correction slider implemented using SDL, but it doesn't seem to work on Linux at the moment (hence it's disabled in Linux builds).

I see, that explains why I'm not seeing it. :)
It's good to know though that it's being worked on. Thanks again.

#3 Updated by Alexei Dobrohotov 8 months ago

  • Target version set to openmw-0.42

#4 Updated by Alexei Dobrohotov 7 months ago

  • Related to Bug #1983: Indoor cells are too dark added

#5 Updated by Marc Zinnschlag 5 months ago

  • Target version changed from openmw-0.42 to openmw-0.43

#6 Updated by Alexei Dobrohotov about 1 month ago

  • Target version changed from openmw-0.43 to openmw-1.0

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