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Recently given an older computer for my 4 yr. old son to play games on, not at all video intense games (Blues Clues, Dora, etc..) Anyway when we try to go into the games a window titled "Microsoft Direct Draw" pops up and says " You must be running in 256 mode or higher, you can change the color depth from the control panel display icon"... I've tried this, the only display settings available are 2 color and 16 color, or should I be looking elsewhere? The monitor is an old IBM  G40 and the vid. card is an 8mb. do I need to change the card or monitor?.... just in case you need to know, celeron A 500 mghz. 370 mb. ram
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You need the specific video driver for that card, in order to get more than 16 colors.  If it's an onboard video card, you can usually get the driver from the manufacturer's website.  If you don't know the manufacturer, run Everest and it will probably tell you and provide a link in the summary section: http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4181.html
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Thank you.
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