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I have some older games on my PowerBook G4 that require that the monitor be set to 256 Colors. The Displays settings in OS X do not allow me to switch to 256 colors, so I had to boot into OS 9.1 to run these older games. However, on a hunch, I tried switching colors in the Classic environment's Monitors control Panel, and it switched to 256 colors and the games ran just fine.

Aqua doesn't like running in 256 color mode, but it got the job done!

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256 Colours in OS X Native
Authored by: JayBee on May 30, '01 05:24:20AM

You can acheive the same (well I can) via System Prefs:

Select "Display" then uncheck "Show modes recommended by Display", and 256 colours becomes selectable from the pull down menu.

Obviously, this tip comes with the caveat that you shouldn't pick any display settings you know your monitor/video card can't handle!

Hope this works - it does on my original iBook se, and you'd think that would be restrictive when it comes to display settings...

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