I had the same two problems! 1. DirectX9 did not start. 2. Brightness was to dark.
You can fix both problems! Go into your steam games, right click on avp->properties->local files tab->verify integrity of game cache. It will check the files and update them if something is wrong/currupted. Reboot your PC and start the game with DirectX9. Then it should work
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