How to set fewer than "Millions" of colours on MacBook

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  1. XxThatSamGuyxX macrumors newbie

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    Okay so I'm trying to run an old game which requires a lower resolution screen and "thousands" of colours to run. When consulting the displays pane in System Preferences I found that "millions" of colours is my only option. The pane simply does not show any other options in the "colours" drop-down menu. Any idea how I can change this to thousands or less?
     
  2. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    What's funny, is that the screens in the MacBooks don't "really" show millions of colors anyways...

    They are only capable of showing thousands, and then use dithering to give the appearance of millions.

    I guess though since the OS is reporting millions, the game won't play?
     
  3. eXan macrumors 601

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    Games usually set the display settings they need automatically, don't they?
     
  4. bc008 macrumors 68000

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    what model macbook do you have? I can see it just fine.
     

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  5. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    I just checked on my Unibody and I also have the Thousands option available.
     
  6. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    Same on ma Whitebook..
     
  7. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

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    I too only have the millions option on my SR white Macbook.
     

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  8. XxThatSamGuyxX thread starter macrumors newbie

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    [​IMG]

    There we go. Only Millions.
    Any ideas? Anyone?

    I'm on a white MacBook3,1 btw..
    And the game "can't" adjust it itself, apparently.
     
  9. iYellow macrumors member

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    Crickey. I only have millions as well. I bought myn early last year.
     
  10. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

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    I have the same mac as you. What game are you trying to run?
     
  11. XxThatSamGuyxX thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Listed in the latest OS X update:
    "an issue that could cause some monitor resolutions to no longer appear in Displays System Preferences."

    :)
     
  12. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    Has it fixed it?
    And it's not the resolution, it's the amount of colours... Hopefully it applies here too though.
     
  13. KielderWolf macrumors regular

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    On a Santa Rosa 2.4GHz BlackBook, got the 10.5.8 update, I see only "Millions" in the display pane also.

    Though Doom II is happy enough to run, and it demands a 16-bit colour screen!
     

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