Why does fullscreen make old programs look funny on my Windows 7 computer?
December 4, 2009 10:37 PM Subscribe
When I run some programs in full screen under Windows 7, they either crash or have odd colour effects.
posted by Pope Guilty to Computers & Internet (5 answers total)
When I run Diablo 1 on Windows 7, some of the colours in the game are replaced by bright, flourescent oranges and greens and cyans and the like- and not in any apparent order, just big jumbles of them. The same thing happens when I play Alone in the Dark under DOSBox, though only at full screen- when I play at the default window size, the colors look fine. FCE Ultra, the NES emulator, simply crashes, which it didn't in XP. Messing about with compatibility settings doesn't seem to fix it. The really fucked thing is that when I take screen shots, everything looks proper and normal.
I'm on a Dell Inspiron 1545- 1366x768 screen, dual-core 2.0GHz processor, 3GB RAM.