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565 Color Mode?

Discussion in 'UO Siege Perilous' started by Kat, May 31, 2009.

  1. Kat

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    My old monitor finally bit the dust and I had to go out and grab a new monitor today. So I'm trying to get everything to look right, setting brightness, contrast, etc and then in the game options, I notice 565 color mode. Does anyone use this or is its use recommended? It doesn't seem to lag me or anything, just curious how many players use this setting. :)
     
  2. Petra Fyde

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    I tried it once, my colours went really weird. I don't think my monitor and graphics card coped with the idea very well.
     
  3. Dark Drow

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    I didn't like it for the game.
     
  4. Kat

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    Yes, the colors do seem a little weird, but then again, with this new monitor, they already seemed weirdish. lol Just thought I'd try various options to make it look right. I think my old CRT monitor was a bit too dark and maybe thats the problem. heh
     
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    Welcome to the 21st century, Kat. *winks*
     
  6. Kat

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    LOL I didn't have a need to replace that dinosaur until now. The damn thing wouldn't die! Was almost 8 years old. :thumbsup:
     
  7. Rykus

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    The only thing I've ever seen the 565 color setting do is make my cursor all funky looking, and green, instead of gold. 565 color mode makes all of the colors in NPC vendor menus that same funky green, and it also makes the colored lighting look horrible at night.

    Before anyone says anything about my color depth settings being off, drivers issues, video card being bad etc.. I have ran UO on dozens of different computers/laptops over the last 10 years with both AMD, and Intel inside, using video cards/GPUs from various manufacturers. I've also called EA tech support (waste of life, I know), and have also asked around on these forums about it, without resolution.

    I really don't understand why the 565 color mode exists, as it seems to do nothing but cause some kind of bizarre palette corruption in a few specific aspects of the game. If someone knows how to enable 565 color mode without these goofy side-effects, I'd like to know also.. :)
     
  8. Critical Gaming

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    565 color mode is for performance. Instead of having it render all the different colors that UO has to offer, (lol!), it only has to render 565 colors. This option is for people with old computers.

    btw, if anyone has any performance issues with UO i can make a writeup to help it perform better.
     
  9. Kage

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    Crunch PM me on how to get my EVAL to raise lol.... Mage, Med, Necro, SS, Resist, wrestle are all at 100... EVAL Is not gaining!
     
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    The thing is...256 color mode (8-bit color) is the standard low color palette option for just about every software application ever made. Then it goes to 16-bit, 24-bit, and 32-bit. The 565 color mode is just strange.

    -Skylark
     
  11. Varka

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    Actually, the 565 denotes bits per pixel for color accuracy.

    565 uses 5 bits for red, 6 bits for Green, and 5 bits for Blue. You lose the least significant 3 bits, 2 bits, and 3 bits for R, G, B, and that throws all the colors UO uses out of whack.

    I believe it was intended for compatibility with some older video cards like S3 that had problems with 16 and 24-bit color.

    This could also just be all in my head.
     
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    Can I have the old one, I need an Anchor for my boat....

    :)
     
  13. Kat

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    Come get it and its all yours! :thumbsup:
     
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    Thanks Varka...I always wondered what it represented.

    -Skylark
     
  15. Mr.StinkyPants

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    i swiched mine to that and then i switched back and now reds are yellow and i cant change it back :(