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Windows 7: Problem with Doom/Palette Games

26 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 
Problem with Doom/Palette Games

I'll get straight to the point. When I try to run Doom or any game using a palette, I get things similar to this:



Some times forcing the games to run in 640x480 solved the problem, but it didn't for most. I recently discovered that it might be explorer causing the problem, and it was. Closing explorer.exe allowed the game to run perfectly fine. Is there any way to fix this? I'd rather not have to close explorer every time I want to run games using a palette.

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26 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Hi Whoo,

Here's a thread about the same issue but in C&C Red Alert: Red Alert 1 Scrambled colours Windows 7

One user created a batch file that automatically kills explorer.exe when opening the game, and restarts explorer.exe when closing the game. A workaround to be sure, but better than nothing!

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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26 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

Thanks for the link!
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26 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Sure! I'm curious about whether this issue has an actual solution, keep us posted

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Jul 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate X86
 
 

try this .. its fixed a couple of other games for me

How I fixed corrupt color palette on some old games on Windows 7
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29 Jul 2010   #6

7 x64 | 7 x64
 
 

Funny this is about Doom, I fired up Doom III and get decent graphics, but most glassy surfaces reflect the opposite & upsidedown. And the little 1/2 dome things on the ground and the round / disk things that are thrown at you, are semi-transparent.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Jul 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Thanks for the link, Blue Steel! Whoo, let us know if that helps at all.

Fantail, I would really like to see some screenshots of that

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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