Hi ReadNLearn and welcome to the forums and the world of ambx
There are basically two different types of games when it comes to amBX lighting:
- Games that are specifically adjusted for amBX to ensure great lighting bound to special events. (also referred to as embedded amBX)
- "Normal" games without specific amBX programming. These games are being detected by the generic amBX drivers that come with your amBX set, and are getting generic effects. These effects are only bound to the colors you see on your screen. So if your screen is mostly green on one side, the corresponding light will turn green. If the screen is dark, the lights will go dark. (This mode is also referred to as "Automatic".)
(You can find a list of games, and which amBX modes they support here: http://ambx.com/wiki/List_of_compatible_games
- it's not complete, but it's a good start - and it's a wiki, so you're all invited to extend the list.
It sounds like everythings working allright for you, because the lights obviously react to the brightness of your screen. I can't talk about SkyRim though, because I've never played that game, and your explanation that colors don't change sounds bad. Try to deliberately look at strong colored surfaces in game and see if the colors in the amBX system adapt to that.
But what really sounds a bit strange is the fact that your lights stay active after the game, if I understood that correctly? Do you have amBX illuminate running in the background?
I hope I could clarify things a bit.
ReadNLearn wrote:What should I expect amBX to look like in SkyRim? I just got the MadCatz Cyborg amBX lights, and SkyRim is the first game I've tried it with. The lights are enabled, but then they never seem to go off, including when my computer is in sleep mode. The colors change a bit, but nothing very noticeable, and not really coordinated with specific actions like fighting. It seems the lights will generally get brighter if my screen is dominantly bright, and get darker if the screen is dark. I don't really notice the colors changing much, if at all.
Does it sound like it is working correctly? Is there any way to have the lights go off when the computer is not being actively used? (I never turn it completely off)