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Nerds who can change things please help me with my computer!

Asked by ctimm15 (371 points ) January 1st, 2009

how do i change my color pelette to 256 color mode

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aaronbeekay's avatar

Erm, a bit more information for the nerds, please.

You could start with
*your OS
*your graphics card, if you know
*your monitor
*why you want 256-color mode

Of course, I’m a Mac/Linux geek, not a Windows geek, but I could probably figure it out given that information.

ctimm15's avatar

ok my computers a asus F3Lseries and i want to cange it to use a cmap

jrpowell's avatar

The OS question is the big one here. I am going to assume Windows.

Right click on a empty spot on the Desktop (no icons) and select Properties. Click the tab on the right and it will let you choose the color mode. I’m running from memory here and I am pretty drunk, and a pretty drunk. I could be wrong.

ctimm15's avatar

it is a windows so thans dunk person

:)

jrpowell's avatar

That is drunk person.

jrpowell's avatar

But I am pretty good at basketball.

ctimm15's avatar

oops i fogot to press r sorry

ps i like basketball its fun

ctimm15's avatar

i tried wat you said but thats onley about half the instuctions

ctimm15's avatar

and my os is a vistapremium

ctimm15's avatar

my odd is a dvd sup.mti

ctimm15's avatar

my cpu is a pent. t2390

Knotmyday's avatar

If you’re trying to run a program or game in 256, just right-click the file icon, select “properties,” > “compatibility,” then check the “Run in 256 colors” box. Ah, Windows.

ctimm15's avatar

i tried that it dosent work i right-clicked it and that didnt pop up a heap of other crap did

ctimm15's avatar

but thans for trying

Knotmyday's avatar

Are you trying to run The IMHC CmapTools app?

ctimm15's avatar

i dont know

aanuszek1's avatar

Do you really think we want to help you if you call us “nerds”?
We prefer intellects

lrk's avatar

This is the best thread I’ve ever read.

ctimm15's avatar

ok intellects can you please help me

ctimm15's avatar

doese that realy make a diferense its still the same question

bodyhead's avatar

I wonder if any redneck morons can help with advice on a scope for my gun or maybe some uptight liberal faeries can give me fashion advice.

lrk's avatar

As a computer geek, I don’t take particular offense to the term “nerd,” but I’ve never heard a consistent definition of the word.

@ctimm, what is the other crap that pops up when you attempted to do what knotmyday suggested?

bodyhead's avatar

Irk,

Hey nerd, can you help me? Doesn’t offend you?

lrk's avatar

@body If he had asked it with that phrasing, it probably would have; the “hey” makes the query more combative.

I find nothing directly offensive about the word “nerd”; I have not heard it consistently used as a slur. I also don’t view it as an offensive stereotype (e.g., faeries), because “nerd” is sometimes syononymous with “computer expert”—e.g., sort of like saying “hey, can any fashionistas give me some fashion advice?”

bodyhead's avatar

I do say hey a lot both in writing and in person. It does make it sound more combative. I’ll work on that. No one has ever pointed that out before. Thank you.

From Merriam-Webster
nerd : an unstylish, unattractive, or socially inept person ; especially : one slavishly devoted to intellectual or academic pursuits <computer nerds>

ctimm15's avatar

i meen nerd as in a verry smart person who can help me put some stuff on my computer

shadling21's avatar

@JP: Wow, you’re good at drunken Fluthering. Awfully pretty, too. =D

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