Myst (win 3.11) and 256 pallete display

Ryan Underwood nemesis-lists at
Mon Mar 8 12:12:08 CST 2004

On Mon, Mar 08, 2004 at 08:42:15AM -0800, Duane Clark wrote:
> Shachar Shemesh wrote:
> >Hi all,
> >
> >I'm trying to install Myst on wine (CVS head). Installation goes, more 
> >or less, fine (winedbg pops up during end, but it completes 
> >successfully). When I try to run it, however, I get a complaint that it 
> >requires a 256 pallete display. Do I really need to downgrade my display 
> >to 8 bit?
> >
> I had not tried Myst in awhile. It used to work ok for me (I have a 
> version that claims to be for Win3.11 and Win95, 256 colors), but 
> testing just now, the colors are severely messed up. It does generate 
> messages about:
> fixme:x11drv:X11DRV_desktop_SetCurrentMode Cannot change screen BPP from 
> 32 to 8
> I am pretty sure I never saw those messages when the colors on Myst were 
> working.

Do you have any Screen sections with Display sub-sections that have a
"Depth 8"?  If not, that may be the problem.

Ryan Underwood, <nemesis at>
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