The post above this one is mine, I just noticed I wasn't logged in when I submitted the post... sorry.
Anyway, I'm still trying to solve the color issues in WC4DVD in Win 7. It's bugging me that this is the ONLY WC title I can't play properly right now.
I'm beginning to wonder if this is a 64bit problem...?
Installed the CD DOS version of WCIV in Windows 7, applied the Windows upgrade patch, and it works perfectly. Cinematics don't even skip, like they did in dosbox. Joystick works in digital.
It was a little tricky, had to install WCIV through dosbox first. Also, the mounted drive letter for the cdrom in dosbox has to match the letter of the drive with the CD in it.
I've ran into a sollution to your color problem whilst surfing, it's a bit of a blunt one but it does work. I had the same problem in WC4 and the WIN95 Kilrathi saga version of WC3.
If you end the Explorer.exe proces and then run the game all colors are fine.
It's not a perfect solution because you stopping explorer.exe does cause your desktop to vanish. You can still start the game using the taskmanager and right clicking.
Hi all, while trying to get my old windows games to run I found a more elegant solution for the palette issue of KS WC3, at least on Windows 7 x64.
In order to run the game with a normal palette (and without ddhack) take the following steps:
- Change the desktop background to 100% black colour
- Open the "Screen Resolution" screen of Windows 7 (right click on the desktop)
- Start WC3W.EXE and Presto: WC3 KS with normal palette on windows 7
This fixes the palette issues of old windows games like Diablo and the like....I don't know why this works but it does.
Hope this might help anyone..