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Gears of war 2 graphics and memory

Ok.. so i just got an hdmi cable and set it up and evorything.. and i noticed that when i play online or splitscreen, when player characters get further away from view they start to change to a base color, and loose detail. for the cogs they start to turn a more glowing blue.. and for the locusts they start to turn a more glowing red.. now i thought that this might have something to do with the hdmi color spacing so i tried evory setting and its still the same.. now i also, for some reason, lost all my Flashback Players Choice map pack when i'm offline, but as soon as i sign in i can choose to play the flashbacks players choice. i have a hunch that both of these problems are connected somehow, which is why i posted them as one... if not then tips for either would be of great help.. thanks

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  • skipjames69 Jan 16, 2009

    thanks for the help. What exactley is MS? and yes i have played on all the maps, not including the new map pack witch costs money haha but yea. also, i guess i'm not too bright when it comes to technology, but what is a TV calibration tool? and what does it do? thanks

  • skipjames69 Jan 16, 2009

    ok that helps thanks!


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The reason you're having issues with the Flashback Map Pack is due to MS wanting to authorize the content, why they still want to authorize it after you've purchased I'm not certain, have you played on all the maps?

The reason for characters getting muddy could be part of Unreal Engine 3, I've never noticed it as characters get farther away, only when a game is loading. I would find a basic TV calibration tool such as on Halo 3 or on any THX/Pixar movie. It could be an issue with your TV set. Hope this helps.

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  • BLAH Jan 16, 2009

    Sorry, MS is Microsoft. A TV calibration is a DVD that will help you set your sharpness, brightness, contrast, etc. for the best picture quality. In a THX certified movie, like any Star Wars or Pixar movie, it will be in the options or special features menu and be called the THX optimizer. Otherwise you'll have to shop online for Digital Video Essentials (DVE) or AVIA Home Calibration.


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