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January 14, 2004 9:47:29 PM

Hi, I have a Radeon9000 Pro. Recently I tried to start up one of my games, when I encountered a problem. It said that it needs 32 bit hi color to run, so I thought ok, I must have accidentally changed it sometime. Anyhow, I went into the settings and noticed the only available options were medium 16bit, and highest 32bit. 32 bit true color isn't even an option. Does anyone know how I could possibly fix this? Thanks.

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January 14, 2004 10:50:00 PM

32 bit <i>is</i> 32 bit. There's no difference.

32 bit true color would be the same as 32 bit. It's the same number of colors.

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January 15, 2004 5:28:26 AM

I've seen some OLD games that didn't recognize specific cards capabilities, but there were workarounds.

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January 15, 2004 7:08:16 PM

Ok I here you when you say that 32 bit true/high whichever is the same, but what your saying doesn't make sense in regards to my situation.

As soon as the setting for "true color" wasn't available, the program wouldn't launch anymore and specifically said that "cannot start untill color depth is set to 32-bit true color".

If they were the same, it doesn't make sense to me why it would work when for some reason, the option was available, but won't work, when the option disapeered and just the "high color" option was there =/
January 15, 2004 7:46:24 PM

It may not make sense mate, but that's the reality of the situation.

All a video card can display is 16 color, 256 color, 16 bit color (AKA "High Color"), 24 bit color (AKA "True color"), and 32 bit color (also AKA "True Color").

That's it, that's all, that's everything.

Anything above 24 bit is true color. 32 bit color is really the same as 24 bit color with an extra 8 bit alpha channel.

Since 24 bit color is 16 million colors or therabouts, how many colors do you think your application needs?

Your program is borked, dude.

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January 15, 2004 8:33:46 PM

Meh, thanks for the help then. =)

I'll just have to send out an email to somebody and get to the bottom.

Thanks.
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