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[C2,C3 KB] Technicoloured Creatures use 5-5-5 or 5-5-6? 
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Post [C2,C3 KB] Technicoloured Creatures use 5-5-5 or 5-5-6?
I keep getting strange Neon coloured or technicoloured Norns.
Issue: Norns and creatures in the game appear to be strangely coloured, usually very bright colours. The background in the game usually is the same.
Analysis: This issue is most likely related to the type of video card which is installed. All video cards are either 5-5-5 or 5-5-6 type, this dictates how colours are displayed on the screen. Creatures 3 usually performs conversions of images between the two versions but sometimes a file might get missed.
Resolution: So far, most players reporting this issue have resolved the problem on their own by using third party software (this may change some settings are the video card). So far, most users that have reported the issue have been using ATI video cards (though this does not mean it ONLY happens on ATI video cards) and because ATI produce a patch for their latest cards, it might be that this is an incident isolated to this one card (though it is just as likekly that this may not be the case). You can alter a registry setting in Creatures 3 which will automatically check and convert any images the next time you play. Please be aware though, changing registry settings can seriously damage your system if you 'experiment'. If you are at all unsure about changing anything in the registry, ask a freind or relative with some PC experience to help you.

To cause Creatures 2 to convert any sprite files in the wrong format you can change the registry key (please note that changing the wrong registry settings could have a negative effect on your computer’s ability to function correctly - we can take no responsibility for errors caused by changes to your computer’s registry settings):
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareCyberLife TechnologyCreatures 3Display Type to a value of 0 (zero).
Then, next time Creatures 2 starts up, it will convert any sprites as needed.

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