TS1 Windows 8 compatibility

Discussion in 'Sims Games' started by aidancheddar, Jan 30, 2015.

  1. aidancheddar

    aidancheddar Active Member

    The Sims runs in 16-bit colour mode. In Windows 7, this forces the rest of the system into 16-bit colour mode (and makes it impossible to close laptop lid without returning to 32-bit colours). There is an easy solution to this on Windows 8, reduced colour mode, for those who don't know:
    sims-reduced-color.png
    This runs only the application in 16-bit colours and not the rest of the desktop. Works the with The Sims Online and Pre-Alpha too. The only disadvantage is it starts up with a black, borderless, window in front of the game and the only way to get rid of it is press Crtl+Alt+Del and then exit back to the desktop. The Sims Online doesn't suffer this problem but TS1 and Pre-Alpha does.
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2015
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  2. LadyLinda

    LadyLinda New Member

    I was wondering about that to! I just use my old laptop to play it.

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