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I'm trying to play planescape Torment on my windows install on a macbook pro. The colors in the entire game are garbled and messed up. The problem is the color palette. In fact, the color pallete on my computer breaks down and looks also garbled when I switch my display to 16 bit. Coincidentally, Planescape Torment run only 16 bit colors.

Tried running in all resolutions. Tried to widescreen mod. Switched to 16 bit on my computer and suddenly everything is garbled just like the game. So I suspect this is my computer's problem not game. How do I allow my computer to run 16bit display without garbling?

64 bit windows 7. Geforce 650M. 16Ram. i7.

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Does it happen only in Planescape, or anytime you switch to 16-bit color (e.g. in the OS settings)? –  cloudymusic Nov 26 '13 at 20:49
    
Anytime. And the thing is, I just don't know what to say to google to search for this kind of problem. –  Dingo Egret Nov 26 '13 at 20:50
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Hmm. Possibly a question for superuser.com, then? –  cloudymusic Nov 26 '13 at 20:53
    
You might have better luck running it inside a Win XP virtual machine (emulator). I've found Windows 7 to be very finnicky when it comes to games from pre 2000 –  Robotnik Nov 27 '13 at 3:00
    
If not even the OS can display correctly in 16 bit color, the problem is likely on your GPU. But to be honest, I think it's by design, rather than a bug or a defect. At some point old standards just have to go, and 16 bit is quite old. –  Nolonar Nov 27 '13 at 13:13

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