Star Wars - Jedi Knight: Mysteries of the Sith
Vlad cool Gh0zt May 2, 2013 @ 7:34pm
256 Color error message
I downloaded the game and when i click on it, i get an error message saying i need to use 256 color??? Can any help me with this? I did add the ddraw.ddl into the folder.
I have a windows 8, A10 AMD.... Thanks!
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Xantos May 11, 2013 @ 6:19am 
Same as me
Steffanio May 18, 2013 @ 9:37am 
Same here - anybody find a solution? SO annoying....
Sir Digby Chicken caesar May 28, 2013 @ 1:29am 
same here
ANDY May 28, 2013 @ 8:50am 
I don't know if Win8 has the same options,
but in previous OS at least you right-click the program -> properties -> compatability -> Run in 256 colors.
theAgitator Jul 11, 2013 @ 3:19pm 
Gettting the same issue running windows 7. Compatibility mode does nothing.
baloobare Aug 19, 2013 @ 11:31pm 
did anyone find a solution to this yet?
elboricua260 Aug 27, 2013 @ 7:33am 
I found a solution. In your steam client right click the game and go to properties > local files > browse local files. Once your there right click on the game launcher and click > properties > compatibility settings and click the reduced color mode. That lets you open the game. Once in though i encounter another problem. I need a cd to play the game!!!!
elboricua260 Aug 27, 2013 @ 7:33am 
If you try to go to the compatibility tab from the desktop shortcut it wont work (in addition to my last post)
martiniturbide Apr 21, 2014 @ 11:31am 
I found this problem when I changed the settings of the game to "Enable 3D acceleration". After that when I tried to restart the game I got the 256 colors error.

On Windows 8.1 64bits it was fixed by Right Clicking on the game icon, properties and compatible mode set to "256 Colors".
HemloK May 2, 2014 @ 4:05pm 
Can't find any "compatibility mode" anywhere.
Metalium May 4, 2014 @ 7:52am 
Originally posted by HemloK:
Can't find any "compatibility mode" anywhere.
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Jedi Knight Mysteries of the Sith
Illutian May 5, 2014 @ 4:53pm 

Running it in Compatibility Mode (256 color) with *OR* without the ddraw.dll; still results in a black screen with what appears to be Health and Ammo HUD displays.

I will say that with MotS, when my lightsaber strikes...something the screen does 'flash' so some of the graphics are working :P
Last edited by Illutian; May 5, 2014 @ 4:56pm
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