Major Screen Distortion - need help!

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ok i have this old windows 95 game - "destruction derby 2" it used to work on
my old 98 system, but on my XP computer it is really bad. The actual screen
on the game is only about 1/3 of my screen, and the actual game screen looks
like it has duplicated itself about 80 times. In one word, it is unplayable.
i have tried everything i know but nothing works!
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    "boosted_andy" <boostedandy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:0740CF20-D7E8-45B3-A694-BCABA8158D58@microsoft.com...
    | ok i have this old windows 95 game - "destruction derby 2" it used to work on
    | my old 98 system, but on my XP computer it is really bad. The actual screen
    | on the game is only about 1/3 of my screen, and the actual game screen looks
    | like it has duplicated itself about 80 times. In one word, it is unplayable.
    | i have tried everything i know but nothing works!

    Hi Andy,

    Try the different video modes using the compatibility settings as explained here...

    Try installing and playing that using 95/98 Compatibility mode.

    To install a program using Windows XP's Compatibility Mode, hold
    down SHIFT as you insert the game CD, use My Computer to browse
    to the setup program, and then skip down to step 1 in the list below:

    To run an installed program using Windows XP's Compatibility Mode,
    first right click the program and "Send To..." / Desktop (create shortcut).

    1.. Right click on the shortcut to the program.
    2.. Click on Properties.
    3.. Click on the Compatibility tab.
    4.. Click on Run this program in compatibility mode and select one of these:
    a.. Windows 95
    b.. Windows 98
    c.. Windows NT 4
    d.. Windows 2000
    5.. Under Display settings, check mark the mode that you think that is best:
    a.. Run in 256 colors.
    b.. Run in 640 X 480 screen resolution.
    c.. Disable visual themes.

    Click on Apply.Click on Ok.Double click on the program.

    Of course, let's not forget to check for any patches or updates for that game.
    A good place to find them is: www.avault.com/pcrl/patches_list.asp?letter=a

    If you'd like to learn more information about compatibility mode, you can click the
    link in the Compatibility tab that reads "Learn more about program compatibility",
    or watch this Application Compatibility Power Point Presentation:
    http://support.microsoft.com/servicedesks/webcasts/wc112202/WC112202.ppt

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    Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
    Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com

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