There are two major things you need to adjust on your monitor to get the best results: Monitor screen size and Color Range.
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These directions are not precise because every monitor will have a different control panel. You will have to search around the folder a little while to find the appropriate option controls.
- While holding down the Alt button (next to the spacebar), hit the Tab button until Program Manager is selected.
- Let go of the tab button to enter Program Manager.
- Open your Monitor's folder. You may have to search to find the appropriate folder. (It may be called ATI Desktop, STB Vision or Mobile Monitor for example - it depends on what brand of monitor you have.)
- You need to get into the Monitor's Control Panel.
- Find the Color option and increase the amount of colors to something higher than 256 colors. 64K (64,000 or Thousands of colors) is often a good choice.
- Find the Screen Size option and increase it to 800 X 600 or around that. Any larger than 800 X 600 may result in a tiny font that you can barely read. Your screen may blank out momentarily while it resets to the new size.
Windows 95 users should:
Back to the Configuring your Computer Menu.
- Go under the Start Menu into Control Panels
- Go into Display
- Click on the Appearance Tab
- Select Thousands of Colors. Your screen resolution will probably be reduced to accommodate the increased color depth.
- Your computer may need to reboot to initiate the new screen size.
Back to the Main Help Menu Menu.