Color "weirdness" on new MacBook Pro running BZFla

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Color "weirdness" on new MacBook Pro running BZFla

Post by kg4ysn » Tue Nov 11, 2008 3:12 am

I recently switched over to one of the new unibody MacBook Pro and installed BZFlag 2.0.10. It's running Mac OS X 10.5.5. The colors in the game appear to be somewhat pastel and ghosty. I've tried messing with the in-game display settings, but have had no success.

Any advice?

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Post by ChMetal » Tue Nov 11, 2008 4:31 am

Maybe thats just they way that the game looks like on your MacBook. Does it affect gameplay at all?
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Post by kg4ysn » Tue Nov 11, 2008 6:36 am

Yes, it's almost impossible to tell red from green. The game was working perfectly on my old MacBook running 10.5.4. Given two variables changed -- the OS version (10.5.4 vs 10.5.5) and the hardware (old MacBook Pro vs. new MacBook Pro) -- I figured it would be best to check in with the rest of the bzflag community.

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Post by blast » Tue Nov 11, 2008 7:08 am

It should look the same. Can you post a screenshot (or a portion of a screenshot) of what it looks like?
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Screen shots

Post by kg4ysn » Tue Nov 11, 2008 2:38 pm

Yup, here ya go!

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Post by blast » Tue Nov 11, 2008 3:29 pm

It looks like you might have the "Brightness" setting in the Display Options menu maxed out. Move it to the middle and see if that looks better.
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Post by kg4ysn » Wed Nov 12, 2008 2:10 am

Thanks for the suggestion! It definitely helped, though the sky still seems a little off. I'll keep tweaking things, just happy to know it may not be a fundamental driver issue.

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Post by blast » Wed Nov 12, 2008 5:06 pm

You could always delete your configuration file to reset everything back to defaults.
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Post by dexter » Thu Nov 13, 2008 1:52 pm

When I upgraded to 10.5.5 on my intel MacBook (old one) it screwed BZFlag up completely due to the fact that Apple broke the intel video drivers with 10.5.5. I believe turning "smoothing" off in the options helps a lot.

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Post by ??? Lauria » Mon Nov 24, 2008 6:23 am

Oh, I used to have the same problem a few months ago.

Your gamma is screwed up. Try and get your computer to force a gamma of 1.0 for everything.
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