This appears to directly affect TDM (or, rather, the "kind of dark mod now").
Win10 pro, v.10.0.15063 Build 15063.726
Nvidia 388.31 (15/11/17 or 11/15/17 for you yanks) - despite this was the same version I already had from October.
Win10 updates on this day were KB4849011 and KB4048954
Something about these updates and / or the new Nvidia drivers has seriously up a lot of older games.
But made newer games look better...
Perhaps in how either DX and/or shader models are being handled.
Colour lookup table is not being taken from system - is a "blank canvas".
Cannot re-create previous "look" no matter what settings for brightness / gamma / contrast.
Also, Nvidia DSR (ie, squeezing 4k resolution down into 1920x1080) now totally screws TDM.
Can't even get onto the menu to change the resolution to native.
Had to fix resolution down to native via config files.
Have noticed issue in several older games, notably Farcry2.
Game appears bleached out, unless xml edited to start game in windowed mode and and alt+enter to make full screen, resolution changed back up to native or 3840×2160 for DSR, DX 10. No vibrance. Some contrast can cause black spots, specular and shadow-cast affected. Draw distance for certain things (eg, certain lamps) has changed.
Splinter Cell appears to be more vibrant, have higher contrast (very dark shadows and very bright lights).
Inside TDM, this has resulted in some very weak shadows with very sharp edges.
Can be difficult to discern light/dark areas (esp. for players like me who play without light-gem)
Colours are more vivid, that's for certain.
Screenshots appear normal - it is only "live" that this occours (like the migraines it induces).
Same for all the games.
Worse, it's affected colour reproduction in many graphics applications.
Either that or my screen is broken and my printer profile has decided to turn 50 shades of darker in the past few days.
For some reason it's also thinking I have two wacom tablets attached to the machine, instead of one...
Think it's windows more than Nvidia... Icon cache is screwed on desktop - need to f5 to see new files. File explorer windows are resized after exiting affected application / game. Some processes need killing through task manager and refuse to exit...
Might nuke the installation - no-one else appears to have noticed it.
Checking if anyone else has (win10 insider with nvidia 980ti that used to have perfect colour profile).
Edited by teh_saccade, 21 November 2017 - 05:55 PM.