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Old 26 July 2001, 16:12   #1
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Amiga screen mode on PAL TV

I have a rather annoying problem with my A1200.

Some games will when I try to run them off the harddisk go into some strange screenmode (I guess) which makes the display come out completely unreadable (dragged variously out to the right side of the screen, looked a little like my old 14" PC monitor when it tries for 800x600 which it can't).

Some games it does this in is Wings, Fury of the furries and Flashback. At times it works to simply reboot and restart the game. Other times rebooting and starting it from the CLI (Boot with no startup-sequence) will help. If none of those possibilities work changing the number of colors to 4 instead of 8 will usually work (Resolution is kept intact). The strange thing is that sometimes it will work directly through Workbench without any problems and other times it won't.

Can anyone give me an explanation on why it does this? And if possible how to fix the problem?

Thanks in advance
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Old 01 August 2001, 22:56   #2
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Try uninstall unused monitors from devs:Monitors directory
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Old 01 August 2001, 23:34   #3
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Sorry. I'm really not well known in the use of Workbench. Would that just be deleting the files in there which belong to other monitors or should I do something special?
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SDon't delete them (might be needed sometime), just move them to the MonitorStore (or similar name) directory. That way you wont load'em up.

anyway it really is a strange problem, I have no clue what's going on in there.
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I don't have a clue either. Well thanks for the warning Akira. I guess they're safe on my WB disks though but it doesn't hurt to be cautious.

I wanted to try out to see if the Amiga did it this time and if moving them would help. Of course like so many other computer related problems I couldn't get the problem to arise this time even though I've done exactly the same thing every time to try and start Flashback. I'd just like to know if it helped or not but can't tell when the problem won't happen.

Oh well I'm moving the files now and then I'll see if the problem pops up again at some point.
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