First post, by Kahenraz
I've noticed that there are some games which absolutely demand that you change the desktop resolution before it will run. This is strange, as sometimes the game will be running in fullscreen exclusive mode where they could have chosen the color depth without my intervention. Moto Racer, for example is an early DirectX title (DX3 or 5) and demands 16-bit.
There are also other games which will allow you to use a higher bit depth, but warn you that the game will look its best in 256 color model, such as Earthsiege 2.
What is the reason why games demand this?