Sunday, April 28, 2013

Play Caesar 3 Windowed on Windows 7

Caesar 3 was built on 16 bit graphics, so on moving to windowed mode,  you encounter something like this:

To fix this issue, all you need to do is set your monitor to 16bit colors.

  1. Right click on your desktop and select Screen Resolution
  2. Select the monitor you are going to be playing the game on, then select Advanced Settings
  3. Select the Monitor tab from the popup display.
  4. Set the Colors to High Color (16 bit).
  5. Save and launch the game. Set windowed mode! Play away!

Don't have Caesar 3?

or try open source OpenCaesar 3 (Free)