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Windows 7: Older Games Have Rainbow Colors

03 Aug 2010   #1
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Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Older Games Have Rainbow Colors

Hi, all of my older games like fallout, doom, wolfenstein, TES arena, and spear of destiny, when i play them, the pixels are colored strange in rainbow colors. I upgraded from vista, and I have installed drivers and still isn't normal

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03 Aug 2010   #2
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Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

hers a sample

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03 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9

Try running it ins 256 colour mode, as well as compatibility mode.

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03 Aug 2010   #4

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2

If that doesn't work, try killing explorer.exe in Task Manager. That's the only thing that worked for me with some older games. You can restart it via the File>>New Task in Task Manager when your game is over. Just enter explorer.exe when you get the prompt.
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