MultiRes works very much like a 32-bit version of the venerable Microsoft
QuickRes 16-bit applet for Windows 95, with administrative scripting facilities and extended capabilities to handle refresh rates and multiple monitors. Supported resolution
and refresh rates are accessible from the command-line or from a simple menu that pops up from the system tray. An optional timed confirmation prompt enabled by default
in the program About box ensures that any changes you make can be reversed safely, without fuss. While MultiRes - unlike
PowerStrip - does not allow you to define new display settings, it does give you quick and easy access to the ones the driver makes available in a simple, compact and conservative package.
MultiRes 1.54 [99 Kb] Released 15 June 2005
• Applying display settings to multiple monitors:
multires.exe /1:800,600,32,75 /2:1024,768,16,60 /3:640,480,8,85
where the first set of display settings (800,600,32,75) is applied to monitor number 1, the second set (1024,768,16,60) is applied to monitor number 2, and the third set of display settings (640,480,8,85) is applied to monitor number 3.
• Restoring previous display settings:
MultiRes always stores current display settings prior to making any changes, so that they can be easily restored on demand. This facilitates batch file processing, where it is desirable to run a specific application at a specific color depth and/or resolution, and then restore normal display settings when the application is closed. In the example below, assume the system is normally run at 1024,768,16 but it is desirable to run Internet Explorer at 800,600,32.
: batch file
start /w iexplore.exe
To play KQ5 windows version on XP:
If MultiRes is installed in "C:\Program Files\MultiRes" and KQ5 in c:\SIERRA\KQ5, the .bat file would look like this:
C:\Program Files\MultiRes\MultiRes.exe /640,480,8
start /w c:\sierra\kq5\sierraw.exe c:\sierra\kq5\WIN\WINRES.CFG
Just copy and paste that in Notepad and save it as "kq5.bat". Note that you may need to change the paths to MultiRes and your game.
For more examples and explanations, please refer to the documentation included with MultiRes.
License and registration
MultiRes is free for personal use. Corporate site licensing information is available on request, by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
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