Thanks for the reply Aaron. Boy, I sure did my homework on this one.
Unfortunately, s3.com has no Win95 drivers for the 924 on their web
site and neither does DEC. I am using the stuff that came with win95.
MS Knowledge Base Article ID: Q132625 from my MSDN:
"S3 Adapter Using High Color Resolution May Have Blue Tint"
I tried that solution but it didn't work for me -- it is very short so
I'll quote it here for the benefit of all since it applies to all S3
and not just DEC machines:
When you are using a High Color resolution (with more than 256 colors)
with an S3 video adapter, the colors on the screen may have a blue
The S3 display driver is using a different High Color mode from the
mode set in the video BIOS.
To correct this problem, add the following line to the [display]
section of the System.ini file and then restart your computer:
This setting forces the S3 driver to use the 555 mode.
A High Color mode can have one of two variations: a 555 mode or a 565
mode. In the 555 mode, the blue component of the color is in the low
five bits, the green component is in the next five bits, and the red
component is in the following five bits. The high bit is not used. In
the 565 mode, the low five bits are for blue, the next six are for
green, and the last five are for red.
I give up :)
On 17 Aug 1998 17:26:35 GMT, Aaron 'dremu' Shephard
>: DEC 486DX4 with integrated video S3 924.
>: I am getting some color corruption when using 16-bit Hicolor -- black
>: displays as blue. This problem happens at all resolutions. 256-color
>: works OK. Problem shows up in both Win3.1x and Win95.
>: Is it possible to correct this through the [Display] section of
>Nope. Sounds like buggy drivers (gee, on an S3 chipset? Never happens!)
>Try getting drivers for the 924 from www.s3.com, or if that's where you got
>them from, try ones from Digital (err, Compaq, whoever the hell it is this
>The S3 drivers that come with Win95 are usually bad.
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