Fallout 3... & Its Good Damn Brightness Issues!

Ok If you guys have played Fallout 3 for a decent amount of hours on the default settings, then you will notice that night time totally sucks ass!

Because you cant see a damn thing! YES! 
This also goes for other dark places in game, like the other vaults. And from my discovery of watching Fallout videos on The Tube most of the screens of the video at night looks completly different, like it is way over saturated.  So I went into my settings to see if i could change the video display to something more visable. 

All I saw was "Brightness" and" "Menu Tranceparancy".....No contrast, no colour, or sharpness...Just god damn brightness!
So I fiddle around with the brightness and I either get one that makes good atmosphere but bad visablity especialy at night, or an over staturated, bright but visable setting that makes the darkness parts alright I guess. 

Come to think of it..I had the same damn problem in Bioshock and Oblivion in dungeons. So tell me how you dealt with this and what settings you used. Cheers  
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Edited by mattysen

Ok If you guys have played Fallout 3 for a decent amount of hours on the default settings, then you will notice that night time totally sucks ass!

Because you cant see a damn thing! YES! 
This also goes for other dark places in game, like the other vaults. And from my discovery of watching Fallout videos on The Tube most of the screens of the video at night looks completly different, like it is way over saturated.  So I went into my settings to see if i could change the video display to something more visable. 

All I saw was "Brightness" and" "Menu Tranceparancy".....No contrast, no colour, or sharpness...Just god damn brightness!
So I fiddle around with the brightness and I either get one that makes good atmosphere but bad visablity especialy at night, or an over staturated, bright but visable setting that makes the darkness parts alright I guess. 

Come to think of it..I had the same damn problem in Bioshock and Oblivion in dungeons. So tell me how you dealt with this and what settings you used. Cheers  
Posted by Pie

I think nighttime and places where there are no lights are supposed to be dark. But if its bothering you that much maybe it's your tv settings not the game settings.

Posted by bulletclip6

Did you try your tv, or the in-game options?

Posted by PureRok

Did you try turning your flashlight on?

Posted by mattysen
bulletclip6 said:
"

Did you try your tv, or the in-game options?

"
Ingame. I dont like changing my TV settings cause i got alot hooked up to that thing and I managed to get it just right for most things
Posted by PureRok
PureRok said:
"Did you try turning your flashlight on?"

Posted by Icemael

Yeah, night time sucks. I would have loved a Night Vision perk... maybe in Broken Steel?

Posted by mattysen

@Purerock 


I never figured out how to do that.........
Posted by Coltonio7

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Posted by mattysen
Coltonio7 said:
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Posted by mattysen

That light does nothing! lol

Posted by Icemael
mattysen said:
"That light does nothing! lol"
Yeah, the flashlight in Fallout 3 is pretty useless.
Posted by artofwar420

Youre monitor/tv must be crappy. Because that used to happen with my old monitor, any dark places would be too dark and not show much detail. So I just got a new monitor, it all looks better now.

Posted by AvD
mattysen said:
"That light does nothing! lol"
Yeah, but without that light it's pitch black... I can see why you were having issues.
Edited by SteamPunkJin
Icemael said:
"mattysen said:
"That light does nothing! lol"
Yeah, the flashlight in Fallout 3 is pretty useless.
"
I found it to be useful in FPS mode, 3rd person it's a ring of light around your feet :3
Edit: Indoors that is.
Posted by TheGreatGuero

Yeah, maybe it's your TV. The TV in our living room, for some unknown reason, is very dark. I remember watching Cloverfield in my room, where the brightness was fine, then later watching it with my parents in the living room. On the living room TV, it was so dark, you really couldn't make out most of the things and it kinda ruined the movie. I actually turned the brightness on that TV as high as it would go, and still it was significantly darker than the TV in my room.