Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

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 palette on my computer breaks down and looks also garbled when I switch my display to 16 bit. Coincidentally, Planescape Torment runs 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 the game. How do I allow my computer to run 16-bit display without garbling?

  • 64 bit Windows 7.
  • Geforce 650M.
  • 16 RAM.
  • i7.
share|improve this question
What do you mean by "Garbling" exactly? Can you post a screen shot? Also, please don't cross-post between SE sites. Pick one, and if it should be (or you want it) moved, the Mods are there to do that for you. – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Nov 26 '13 at 20:51
I can't take screenshots because I'm running on a mac book pro keyboard with a windows 7 OS. – Dingo Egret Nov 26 '13 at 21:02
Do you have a digital camera? – Scott Nov 26 '13 at 21:38
Those games don't play well with newer Windows, due to the improvements in graphics. A solution is to kill explorer.exe (In Task Manager, end process) and then run that game from Task Manager. It's neither the computer nor the games problem, it's Windows that's too new. – Doktoro Reichard Nov 26 '13 at 23:52
Old Infinity Engine games can be played with an emulator like GemRB – Brian Nov 27 '13 at 4:11

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.