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(re: re: Running older games on Windows XP) Windows XP and 2k are NT.
King’s Quest V checks the resoution before Compatibility Mode can change it. I came up with an easy work around for KQ5. Make a batch file to replace the Windows shortcut and set the bat file for Compatibility Mode. Right click on the Windows shortcut and choose properties. Copy what is in the “Target:” box and paste it in Notepad. Save it with a “.bat” extension and set the bat file to run in Compatibility Mode, 640×480, 256 colors. When you launch the game from this bat file, the resolution will already be what the game wants when it checks, and the game will then launch.