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post #1 of 19
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So I went and reinstalled Oblivion, which I hadn't played for years, and I don't remember it like this... Everything just looks extremely glowy/shiny.
Is there a way to fix this?



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post #2 of 19
maybe turn down gamma or brightness?
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post #3 of 19
tHIS^ and or turn off bloom and turn on hdr
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post #4 of 19
Instant unending Nighteye!

But yeah, might want to double check both the brightness and gamma settings. Also check your setting in the ATI controller to make sure there isn't something there that could be affecting the game as well. Could be a setting was changed or that some preset is being used that you don't want or didn't mean to have on. Easy mistake to make and easy to forget about but you might want to check that too.

Otherwise, if it's not any of those, turn off the bloom and/or HDR, reboot the game and see where that gets you.
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post #5 of 19
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So I messed around with it a bit, turned the brightness slider to the minimum, but it still wasn't there.

So I went and turned off HDR, which seems to have fixed it, but now, I won't have the graphics looking as good as they could be... Or am I wrong?

I mean, based on the pics here, the sky for example doesn't seem nowhere as good as when HDR is turned on.

Maybe I'm just facing a bug, because in other games like Fallout 3 (which runs on the same engine I believe), HDR and everything else worked fine out of the box.
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post #6 of 19
Using any mods?

Is your copy on Steam or off disc? If it is installed from the disc, have you updated it to the most recent version?
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post #7 of 19
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Only mod I'm using is No Psychic Guards 1.2. And it's a Steam GOTY copy.
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post #8 of 19
You could try the unofficial oblivion patch. It fixed quite a few random graphic glitches for me.
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go into your .ini file in Oblivion>documents and have a look at the settings in that file.
SOmething might be off in that.
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post #10 of 19
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Boyboyd View Post
You could try the unofficial oblivion patch. It fixed quite a few random graphic glitches for me.
Thanks, I'll try that and see if it does anything to fix the problem.

Quote:
Originally Posted by bleuborsh View Post
go into your .ini file in Oblivion>documents and have a look at the settings in that file.
SOmething might be off in that.
What should I be looking for?
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