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    16 bit Old Program

    Just been asked to install an old program on Win XP.

    I needs the display to be set to 16-bit colour.

    Is there any way to set it just for this program then set back as soon as program is closed?

    Thanks

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    You can do this with MultiRes I beleive....

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    Thought AutoIT might be able to do something like this - never used it myself, but latest beta can apparently do this. While I was reading their forums someone mentioned "Display Changer" from 12noon
    After a quick read it appears this can change your res, start an app then return to original res once app is closed and it's free for personal/educational use.

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    As pscott suggested, you can use MultiRes for this. At home I have in the past replaced the program's shortcut with a link to a batch file that does the following:

    1. Calls MultiRes to set the screen resolution.
    2. Runs the program.
    3. Runs MultiRes to return it to normal when the program exits.

    Bear in mind that MultiRes is only free for personal use.

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    Thanks.
    Have you got an example of the batch file to change, run the program, then change back?

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    <offtopic>
    Just for clarity: a 16-bit application, and an application requiring 16-bit colour, aren't the same thing.
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    Any other solution.
    It needs 16 bit colour - just to clarify

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