Topic Title: Problems with colors Catalyst 13.9
Topic Summary: changing the color palette in old games
Created On: 11/13/2013 03:04 AM
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 11/13/2013 03:04 AM
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nikqz
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Problems with colors in old games (based on DirectX 7 and below). AMD Catalyast 13.4 and below this problem can easily be corrected (for example, the program DirectDraw Compatibility Tool or stopping explorer.exe), but on a version of 13.9 and higher these methods do not solve the problem with changing the color palette.

Win7x64 ATI HD7890

Catalyst 13.9 

Catalyst 13.4



Edited: 11/14/2013 at 03:17 AM by nikqz
 11/13/2013 06:20 AM
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This issue has existed since Vista came out. It happens because of the bad DirectDraw support VDDM provides. I suggest you install XP into a temp partition or use a legacy computer for these games.

As a workaround, you may try disabling desktop composition and/or stopping explorer.exe. It may not work, just something I remember related to Worms Armageddon which has a similar issue under Vista and later.



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 11/13/2013 06:58 AM
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Originally posted by: EydeeAs a workaround, you may try disabling desktop composition and/or stopping explorer.exe. It may not work, just something I remember related to Worms Armageddon which has a similar issue under Vista and later.
The Catalyst 13.9 this solution does not help what I above and wrote

 

here is described the same problem

http://forums.amd.com/game/messageview.cfm?catid=443&threadid=167569&enterthread=y



Edited: 11/13/2013 at 07:17 AM by nikqz
 01/07/2014 03:13 PM
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Yes, this is part of the reason I went back to using Nvidia gpu.  One of my favorite old games is Jane's Longbow 2 and with my Radeon 6950HD I got all those "acid" like messed up graphics.  Never had such a problem with Nvidia , even the latest drivers work find with LB2.  This problem with radeon also was with Power DVD and graphics were messed up on the old Combat Mission games.  Guess they don't care about older stuff to fix the drivers issues.

 01/07/2014 03:33 PM
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Yet the trolls still hanging out here. The 13.12 drivers appear to correct some color issues. Give it try to see if it corrects yours.



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Well you can call me a troll but I havn't found any old games that look like this with an nVidia card.  And like I said it wasn't just the weird colors in my case with Radeon it was artifacts and other odd glitches. 

 02/07/2014 12:01 AM
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This problem is video card independent. It even affects my old Nvidia 7600 GT on Windows 7 32 bit.

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