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    Running a program in 256 colours?

    Have a Nursery/Foundation program to install Tizzy's Toybox, an old program but one thats required. Have figured out how to run it without the CD but it needs to run in 256 colours. Any thing I can use to set the colours then run the program then reset the colours back? I know in the short cut I can set compatability to 256 colours which is fine but can't get it to keep that setting when I put the icon in the profile desktop folder to share it out so looking for another way rather than having to do it on each PC which is what I have to have done in the past. Must be some routine I can use in a batch file etc.

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    Use SetRes, create a batch file and give it the same icon as the program you want to run.

    Inside put the SetRes command with the relevant switches then put the name of the program.

    This way it will set the correct res then open the program.

    You could then put at the end of the batch file a pause so that when the user closes the batch window it reverts the res back to normal?

    A bit of a long way round I know!
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    Not a technical solution, but you could look at getting the Version 2 of the software, which was updated in 2007 and runs fine without the need to change colours/resolutions (we use it here no problems).
    It's much better than the first version too, better graphics/sounds and additional activities.

    Amazon had it for about £15 in the past....

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    How would you go about licensing though, is that price for a single user?

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    If its a dos program try : DOSBox, an x86 emulator with DOS

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    Thanks for the replies, will try the setres first, forgot about that as I use it already to reset the screen res on login. The Dos_Box one will have to wait as its now blocked here, will have a look at home. As for the updated program, thats interesting, may have to look at that option if sorting out the existing program proves problematic.
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