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I've noticed that sometimes when I play a game such as Oblivion with HDR on, the brightness can be overwhelming the details are lost. I've only recently gone back into Oblivion after upgrading some parts most notably my gpu to x1900.

Last year when I played Oblivion I had an x800gto and obviously it doesn't have SM3.0 (and hence HDR).

I'm not sure how normal HDR brightness should be or is it normal?
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I'm assuming you played it with the oldblivion patch? when using a card that doesn't support sm3.0

but I have noticed that to on some games where things just turn into a white mesh
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try lowering the brightness a bit
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Thats because its like looking at the sun in real life, you loose detail and just see bright light.

That is the way its supposed to be, if you dont like it turn it off
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it doesn't look all that realistic to me at times. oblivion at least seems to do a decent job though I have seen others where it doesn't AT ALL.
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In most games, bloom looks better than HDR
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Thanks for the replies.
It just seems sometimes there's too much white such as reflections off ayleid ruins where it becomes very white with a glowing aura.
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