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Monitor trouble I recently bought some old sierra games that say there compatable with xp. however when i try to play them my monitor goes blank and searches for frequency. i hear the sound in the background but no picture......i have an emachines and its only a couple years old......any idea how i can get a picture on these games.....

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Check the game settings requirements. You might have to switch your display resolutions in order to get the games to work correctly.

It's supposed to automatically switch but since it goes blank and searches for frequency that indicated a video related problem.


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This fix taken from here:
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Try reinstalling the game. try to reduce the settings for the game in display options of the game, like trilinear filters, buffers , etc,etc... also check wether you have the updated version of direct x and check for your graphics or video card compatibility...

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