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strange colors in colonization

Posted at 15:53 on October 17th, 2003 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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hi all,

i tried to play my old colonization game on my new computer, and i realize that the colors have changend to dull and brownish.

anyone who knows why this happens? i have a nvidia graphics card and run under xp

other 256 color games i play haven't changed.
:(

.anna lena
Posted at 17:17 on October 17th, 2003 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Have you played colonization on xp before, or did you play it on 9x before? XP often has problems with older software, and 2 different programs that you would expect to act the same can act very differently. Thus, it's quite possible that colonization is incompatible with XP (at least without running it in compatibility mode or something), while others work fine.
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Posted at 04:46 on October 18th, 2003 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Strange colours can also be caused by too fast computers sometimes.
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Posted at 15:37 on October 18th, 2003 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Xp is about the worse MS product to use to play MS DOS games. You should be happy to actually be able to play...
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Posted at 10:42 on January 4th, 2004 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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hello all again :)
sorry it has taken so long for me to read your answers...

is it possible to have a window with -98 running under xp? as a way to get the colours right.. i also need to get screenshots from these old dos games and xp doesn'n understand that one bit

i'm doing a work for school on gui's, and thought of colonization, that's why

will look this site for a screenshot, very well,
thanks in advance!
.anna lena
Posted at 13:01 on January 4th, 2004 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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You may want to try two things. First, you can switch to Win98 compatability mode by right-clicking on the executable and select Win98 compatability. You can then also try to check the 256-colors box, if Colonization still displays badly.

If that doesn't work, apparently Colonization is now fully supported by DOSBox, so you may want to run it with it.
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Posted at 17:25 on January 4th, 2004 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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never heard of dosbox before, but i'll try it, thanks!
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Posted at 05:32 on January 5th, 2004 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Another way would be to create a boot disk and boot directly into DOS. The Good old days have a very helpful page on how to make games work under MS Dos.
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Posted at 05:42 on January 5th, 2004 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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I'm not sure, but wouldn't that lead to problems with accessing NTFS partitions?
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Posted at 07:33 on January 5th, 2004 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Which mean?

I never ran across problems using boot disks. The last ones I made were Windows boot disk, so I guess it work that way. Never did any testing tough, so it's still only a suggestion.
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Posted at 12:56 on January 5th, 2004 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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i see, a technical solution... ;)
well, i didn't manage to start colonization from dosbox, anyway. when it coms to the screen with the
'loading game' message, nothing else happens...

ouch, too much boring problems. if i should boot from dos, no screenshots would be possible, right?? btw, is it possible to make a dos-boot disk from xp??

.anna lena
Posted at 13:35 on January 5th, 2004 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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There are plenty of screenshot programs for MS-DOS. Screenthief, Videothief, PCXDump,....
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Posted at 03:25 on February 10th, 2004 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Just try "Colonization for Windows" version. I just finished a game on WinXP. It's stable as long as you don't try to zoom in/out.
Posted at 19:48 on February 11th, 2004 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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and where do i find that one? not for free, right?
Posted at 03:28 on February 12th, 2004 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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http://classic-trash.com/gameinfo.php?id=129

Be careful, though - it's infected with the lame-OS-virus ;)
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Posted at 09:36 on February 12th, 2004 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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oh, great! "lame-OS-virus" huh?
.a
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