What to do about apps that require 256-color mode?

Dan Kegel dank06 at kegel.com
Mon Jan 1 18:43:31 CST 2007

My son got a cd-rom game for xmas, so of course
I tried it in Wine.  It installs fine, but the app just
hangs unless you started X with -depth 8.
(And even then the colors are all wrong, but that's
a different problem.)

X's randr extension was originally going to allow
switching screen resolutions, but they pulled
that feature (see
http://keithp.com/~keithp/talks/randr/protocol.txt )

So what's Wine to do?  Can we somehow tell Wine
to emulate 256 color mode for particular apps?
That seems to be what the X folks want us to do,
guessing by the randr paper.
- Dan

Wine for Windows ISVs: http://kegel.com/wine/isv

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