After much grueling labor and self-denial, I have created a virtual Windows 98 machine on my macbook using VirtualBox, all in the name of playing my favorite computer game from high school. The only problem? The most colors the virtual machine wants to display is 16, and this game requires at least 256. Ugh. How to remedy this?
For the last month and a half, after all other options were exhausted
, I've been trying to set up a VirtualBox Windows 95 or 98 machine on my Macbook Pro, so to play my single favorite game from my teenage years, In The 1st Degree
DosBox and variants of it didn't work, Wine didn't work, Crossover didn't work...and VirtualBox only started working today when I downloaded the latest update. All of a sudden, I was able to create the virtual Windows 98 machine that had refused to form. I installed the "In The 1st Degree" game, ready to play with my girlfriend...when it suddenly declared that this game required 256 colors, and my Windows 98 only allowed for 16. (BTW, I'm still not able to install a virtual Windows 95 machine, even with the updated VirtualBox.)
I've tried several different tacks the last several hours, including trying to install a new video driver or display adapter through the Shared Folders feature - but when I try to explore the network on my virtual machine, I'm told that I'm "Unable to Explore the Network." I'm losing faith quickly.
So, I'm calling on you, AskMe - how can I up the colors available on my new VirtualBox Windows 98 to a measly 256? You're my only hope.