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Glen123456
08-28-2018, 09:14 AM
Greetings,

I opened a similar topic on the Steam forums hoping I could find a solution which brought me here. I love the Anno series they're my favourtite games. Sadly I can't play Anno 2205 because of the intense lightning/bloom effects which make dizzy. The same happens when I watch clips of Anno 1800. My head gets very hot...

I can play Anno 1404 and 2070 or any other game perfectly fine and I've been doing that for more almost 30 years. My first question is this. What exactly changed in Anno 2205/1800 that is causing me this? I have a suspision that it's the lightning, especially the intense white on all the buildings. To me it's like beneath all the display there's a white lamp blasting at me. Anno 1404 has such warm and friendly colours compared to 2205/1800 (to my mind/brain).

There is no option to turn down the bloom/lightning effects on Anno 2205 so my question is if it would be possible to do that in Anno 1800. I've already missed out on Anno 2205 and I'd be sad if it would be the same for 1800 but understand if you have no time to implement this option. Thank you for reading and wish you all a great week.

WenBillecke
08-28-2018, 12:01 PM
Sorry to hear that, sounds very unfortunate. Maybe you have already tried something similar but there's this application called f.lux that changes the brightness and color temperature of your display either manually or automatically when the sun in your timezone goes down. It sometimes disables itself when one starts a game but if you press ALT & End you should be able to turn it on and increase/decrease the intensity with ALT & Picture Up/Down. Otherwise just run the game in borderless window mode and that should do it as well.
Hope that helps
Ben

Glen123456
08-29-2018, 01:53 PM
Hey Ben thank you for the reply! I tried your suggestion and sadly it did not work for 2205, though I will use it in future games. It makes them much more pleasent for me so thank you! If I miss 1800 as well then I'd be sad but so be it really. Already have way too many games haha! :D I hope you and all Anno fans have a great time playing! Enjoy your week!

Nox_29
08-30-2018, 04:42 PM
Are you sure it's the lighting/bloom that makes you dizzy and not frame rate or refresh rate perhaps? Because I got headaches too while playing 2205, but I thought that was because my PC wasn't strong enough to hold a stable FPS.

dandins
04-15-2019, 01:30 PM
those lighting/glowing/blooming effects are one of the greatest features of that game. Its make a very warm and soft look.

TDY_2020
04-15-2019, 08:25 PM
Try turning down your refresh rate. I had the same issue with 2205. I play it at 1080p @ 50hz 30fps. Problem solved. 1080 interlaced@60hz 60fps is the default. Instant headache/nausea for me. I have a MSI GTX970Ti running on a I7-7700 with 32gb RAM. By the time you see this I will have upgraded to a GTX1070Ti.

Glen123456
06-18-2019, 03:54 PM
Solved! After such a long time I can play Anno 2205 perfectly fine! And wow I love it! My favourite in the series so far! I tried the suggestions mentioned here (thank you everyone btw) but it didn't help, what did help was a new monitor. MSI curved 24" 144hz. It's a beauty! All my games are so smooth! Should've upgraded from my 60hz much sooner. It did took me a day or two to get used to the curved/144hz but now I can't go without! I recommend it to anyone who has a 60hz monitor. Thanks everyone take care!

UbiCosmos
06-19-2019, 01:44 AM
Solved! After such a long time I can play Anno 2205 perfectly fine! And wow I love it! My favourite in the series so far! I tried the suggestions mentioned here (thank you everyone btw) but it didn't help, what did help was a new monitor. MSI curved 24" 144hz. It's a beauty! All my games are so smooth! Should've upgraded from my 60hz much sooner. It did took me a day or two to get used to the curved/144hz but now I can't go without! I recommend it to anyone who has a 60hz monitor. Thanks everyone take care!

That's awesome, thanks for sharing your solution here with others as well! I am so happy to hear that you can enjoy playing the game now, and also that it is your favorite in the series. Happy building! :o

Glen123456
06-20-2019, 09:11 AM
Hey UniCosmos! Yes I feel like a 10 year old kid again playing with a new awesome toy! :D And I'm only level 13 Corp haha! Another thing I'd like to add is that I turned off Vsync and that increases my fps by lots!. Maybe it helps others too if you've found this thread. Ok back to building stuff! Bye everyone take care!

chetkowa
06-21-2019, 11:57 AM
games. Including every single Anno game. But I suspect it could be helped with the ability to zoom out more. With other games, like Tropico 6, to much time spent "close to the ground" trigger the same problem.