Microsoft KB Archive/58285

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"Ugly" Colors on 512K 8514 Adapter


The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Windows versions 3.0, 3.0a

The Microsoft Windows 3.0 8514 driver color table is attuned to the 256-color mode, which requires the IBM 8514 Memory Expansion Kit (to a total of 1 MB). The colors used may not be as pleasing to the eye when used on the adapter without the Memory Expansion Kit because it yields a 16-color mode rather than a 256-color mode.

Microsoft is aware of this limitation in the 8514 driver. We are researching this feature and will post new information here as it becomes available.

Please note that the Windows 2.x driver for the 8514 adapter requires the Memory Expansion Kit and will not work without it installed.

Additional query words: 3.0 3.0a 3.00 win30

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Technology : kbWin3xSearch kbWin300 kbWin300a

Last Reviewed: December 12, 1999
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