It was a dark and blocky night...
June 24, 2011 4:48 PM   Subscribe

I just installed Minecraft on my MacBook Pro, and it is working fine except that at night (in the game) it is pitch black. It is pretty much impossible to see anything but stars and sand. This obviously makes navigation hazardous. According to a friend who is familiar with the game, it is not supposed to be that dark.

This is a 2011 MacBook Pro running Snow Leopard. I have tried adjusting the various video settings to no avail, and changing the laptop's brightness level does not help. Any ideas about how to fix this?

(Yes, I know how to build torches. That's not what I mean!)
posted by oulipian to Computers & Internet (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Have you run the screen calibration in System Preferences --> Displays --> Color tab?
posted by Mo Nickels at 4:57 PM on June 24, 2011 [1 favorite]

How old is your MBP? Mine got a lot dimmer as it aged. I remember being shocked when I switched from playing Minecraft on the mac to playing on the PC and realized that it was possible to see things at night.
posted by 256 at 5:00 PM on June 24, 2011

Have you tried toggling the F (fog) key?
posted by Room 641-A at 5:05 PM on June 24, 2011 [1 favorite]

Oh, I have only had the Mac for a few days, and hadn't calibrated the screen... that totally fixed it. Thanks so much!
posted by oulipian at 5:24 PM on June 24, 2011

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