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Microsoft KB Archive/104004

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Stravinsky: Strange Colors with Dell 16-Color Video Driver PSS ID Number: Q104004 Article last modified on 09-18-1993 PSS database name: MMTitles



The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft Stravinsky for Windows, version 1.0


If you use a 16-color Dell 1.3x S3 video driver, you may find that Stravinsky displays using a strange combination of colors. This problem may also occur with other 16-color video drivers.

This problem occurs because Stravinsky incorrectly identifies the Dell 1.3x S3 16-color video driver as being a 256-color video driver. It then installs 256-color specific bitmaps rather than 16-color bitmaps and unsuccessfully attempts to display the product using a 256-color palette.

Stravinsky bitmaps are installed to the (for 256 color display) or (for 16 color display) directory.

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Stravinsky version 1.0. We are researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.


To avoid this problem, install a 256-color Dell video driver. Most Dell video cards have 256-color capability. If your card does not, install VGA.DRV (the standard Windows VGA driver). After installing a new video driver, you must reinstall Stravinsky.

To install a different video driver, do the following:

  1. From the Program Manager Main group, choose Windows Setup.
  2. From the Options menu, choose Change System Settings.
  3. From the Display list, select the driver you want to install. If the driver you want is not listed, select the option Other Display (Requires Disk From OEM), and insert the disk that contains the driver.
  4. Choose OK.
  5. Exit from and restart Windows.
  6. Reinstall Stravinsky.

After you install either the standard Windows VGA driver or an appropriate Dell 256-color driver, Stravinsky should display normally.

Additional reference words: 1.00 multi media multimedia multi-media display screen weird odd unusual

Copyright Microsoft Corporation 1993.