Hi, recently I bought HDR monitor I wanted to try out gaming in HDR so I downloaded Shadow of the Tomb Raider I got year or two years ago for free on Epic, turned on HDR in settings and well… It looks worse than SDR. Colors are way less saturated, everything is really faded.

I thought that maybe that’s the fault of monitor or something but knowing HDR is kinda new in Linux I decided to spin up old windows partition to see if it looks any better. And to my surprise it looked great!

Is there a way to fix those faded colors?

I’m running Kernel 6.6, Plasma 6 (Wayland), Heroic Launcher, Proton Experimental with launch options: DXVK_HDR=1. GPU is RX 6700 XT and monitor is Gigabyte M27Q.

I tried running it also with gamescope but effect was the same.

  • @[email protected]
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    71 month ago

    HDR is enabled in Plasma? Does your desktop look washed out when it’s enabled as well?

    What launch options did you use for gamescope?

    • @hypertownOP
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      51 month ago

      Yes, HDR is enabled in Plasma but desktop looks fine. Only game is washed out. As for gamescope I just enabled it in Heroic so no additional options. But with or without gamescope it looks the same.

        • @hypertownOP
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          71 month ago

          That option works, thanks!

      • Rustmilian
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        1 month ago

        Before launching Heroic set :

        DXVK_HDR=1
        ENABLE_HDR_WSI=1 # For Vulkan Native Games
        

        Then use :

        gamescope --hdr-enabled --fullscreen -w WIDTH -h HEIGHT -r REFRESH_RATE -- %command%
        

        Replace WIDTH, HEIGHT, and REFRESH_RATE with your display’s resolution and refresh rate.
        Enable HDR from inside the game.

        • @hypertownOP
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          41 month ago

          That config works! Thanks! Colors are actually getting more vivid. (Mangohud too but it’s not really that important so I can turn it off) . I guess for HDR now gamescope is a requirement.

          • @hypertownOP
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            11 month ago

            Sidenote for anyone who also have this issue. In plasma you also have to use --force-grab-cursor if you use any form of desktop scaling,

    • @hypertownOP
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      21 month ago

      Yes I was comparing on/off since you can toggle it in game.