A little OT, but has been driving me nuts!

andrew at dupont.csp.curtin.edu.au andrew at dupont.csp.curtin.edu.au
Wed Nov 20 19:22:28 PST 2002


On Wed, Nov 20, 2002 at 05:52:45PM -0600, Denny B Peeples wrote:
> Joe,
> 
> I've found a LOT of Sierra games are this way.  I guess Sierra thinks that anything more than 16 bit color is too much.
> 
> In fact, I used to have the same problems in Winblows (had to switch down to 16bpp to run the game).
> 
> If anyone has any pointers, Joe and I will both be happy campers!
> 
> Denny
> 
> On Wed, 20 Nov 2002 18:00:46 -0500
> Joe Morris <heartboy at nycap.rr.com> wrote:
> 
> > Hey guys!  I know this is OT, but has anybody been able to run Half-Life under 
> > wine when their desktop is set at 24bpp?  I hate having to kill X and restart 
> > it in 16 bpp just to run half-life.  It gives me some error about not being 
> > in 16-bit mode when I start it up. Any suggestions? Thanks!
> > Joe
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I think I had this problem before, but at my work machine so I can't check. Do you run HL by passing the --managed switch to wine? I think that was the remedy. Generally if I have problems with a game I go and read the messages on the transgaming support forum for that game. Very useful.

//Andrew
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