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Major Problem with Video Driver in Windows 3.1 (unable to acces it) need help asap

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by bentarrow1, Jul 9, 2012.

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  1. bentarrow1

    bentarrow1 Thread Starter

    Jul 9, 2012

    So i installed a real original copy of win 3.1 a while ago over dos 6.0 thats been preserved in a old computer for a while. Its runs in standard VGA with 16 colors.

    So i have a ton of dos/3.1 games and graphic design software add ons that ONLY run on it, not win xp or 7 through dosbox, and some were giving me trouble lately saying they couldn't install as they need 256 colors. So find this site: (http://www.sierrahelp.com/Utilities/Emulators/DOSBox/3x_InstallGraphicsDrivers.html) and quickly load up a compressed "S3 graphics drivers" file on a floppy disk and then load it up on my older computer ( then same exact steps as below):

    S3 Graphics
    To install the S3 graphics drivers:
    1. extract S3DRIVERS.ZIP to "C:\DOSBOXC\S3".
    2. Start Windows 3x in DOSBox.
    3. In the Main group, open Windows Setup.
    4. Go to "Options" > "Change System Settings..."
    5. In the "Display" drop down, select "Other display (Requires disk from OEM)..."
    6. In the popup window, type the path to the driver files ie "c:\s3" and click the "OK" button.
    7. Select desired display driver, such as "
      S3 864 1.41B5 640X480 256 COLORS" and click the "OK" button. Restart Windows when prompted.
    After i restart my dos works fine and my screen colors are in a deep mess and refuse to start when i enter windows 3.1 from dos.

    I haven't tried any games right now as it happend or anything but i have no idea how to fix this to run win 3.1!!!

    what i should do to get it to work again as normal stanard 16 colors or perphaps solve the original problem?? Here's what i thought buy either:

    -deleting or changing the new driver to go back to the old one
    -re-installing win 3.1 ( i lost the original disks) is it possible to download?
    -Moving 3.1 through Dos box on my xp. ('ve got a working floppy drive) tried it once i. couldn't figure it out or get a proper download.

    But i need your help explaining how to do these or anything else!!

    honestly aside of managing to figure out how to run old games, softwares and the basics i don't know much about how to run old programs or let alone computers that well.

    I really need immediate help from someone please. Thanks!!!
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