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Excavating Occaneechi Town
Archaeology of an Eighteenth-Century Indian Village in
Edited by R. P. Stephen Davis Jr., Patrick C. Livingood, H. Trawick Ward, and Vincas P. Steponaitis
Copyright © 1998 by the University of North Carolina Press. All rights reserved. ISBN 0-8078-6503-6 (cd-rom & booklet).
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Section 9. Troubleshooting
If you encounter a difficulty or bug
with the report software, please read below to see if we have addressed
your problem in this list of frequently asked questions (FAQ).
this list of FAQs with solutions does not solve your problem, you can
contact technical support by posting an inquiry by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org or by
Problem. The images in the report look very pixelized or
display strange colors that will not go away.
Solution. The likely cause of
this problem is that you are running Windows in a graphics mode that is
not capable of showing enough colors for this software's configuration
mode. You must run Windows in a graphics mode that can display at least
256 colors simultaneously. You will know if you are running Windows in
a low-color graphics mode if you receive an error message when you
start Excavating Occaneechi Town. If you receive an error
message saying that you are not displaying enough colors then you need
to exit this software and modify your Windows configuration to display
more colors. See Changing Windows Graphics Modes for more information.
If the high-color choice under the Graphics Mode heading in the
Display Options is grayed out but you did not receive an error message,
then your graphics mode is capable of displaying just 256 colors. Make
sure that the 256-color mode, and not the high-color mode, is checked.
If your problems continue, read below.
graphics sometimes flash strange colors for just a second when I change
pages before they go back to normal.
Solution. This phenomenon is
known as palette flash and we have worked to reduce the likelihood of
its occurring, but it is unavoidable on some computers and in some
instances. This does not indicate that anything is wrong with your
computer or with the software. Palette flash only occurs on computers
that are in a 256-color graphics mode when more than one image tries to
share the screen at the same time. With some computers, you can avoid
this problem completely by switching to high-color graphics mode. See
Changing Windows Graphics Modes if you think your computer is capable of
higher-color modes in Windows.
Problem. I am running Windows 95 and the scroll bars
next to the gray fields are difficult to see.
Solution. There are two simple
ways to alleviate this problem. The first is to change the default
color of the fields in this report from gray to white. This is done by
choosing File | Display Options&ldots; from the menu and setting the
color of the fields to white and then hitting OK. Now there should be
no difficulty with a scroll bar that blends into the field.
A different solution for those who
really like the gray fields is to change the Windows 95 color scheme.
The indistinct scrollbar only occurs in a handful of color schemes in
Windows 95. Go to the Start button and select Settings | Control Panel
| Display. Then press the tab labeled Appearance at the top of the
Window. Next choose a scheme from the list below the heading Schemes.
The Windows Default unfortunately causes the indistinct scrollbars, but
most of the other schemes work fine. Once you have selected a new
scheme press OK.
Problem. When I try to print something, the border
around the text cover part of the text, the graphics and text are not
aligned correctly, or the text appears off-center in its text
Solution. When you encounter
this problem, the first thing that you should try is to get the most
up-to-date printer driver from your printer manufacturer. These are
available for free through the Internet or by calling the manufacturer's
support number. Most problems should be solved with updated printer
drivers. If the problems persist, and your printer is capable of print
modes better than 300 dpi (dots per inch), you might try setting the
dpi to 300. This can be done from the menu bar with File | Print
Setup. Select your printer and press Settings. Now find the control
for dpi and set it to
Problem. When I try to print something, I get an "out
of disk space" error message.
Solution. Windows utilizes
a software-based print spooler called the Print Manager in Windows 3.1.
For this to work you must have spare disk space where Windows can place
a copy of the information to be printed before sending it to the
printer. If you get this error message, try freeing disk space by
removing unneeded files or try issuing a smaller print job that will
Problem. I get an error whenever I try to run the
Solution. You may not have
Video for Windows installed or you may not have the correct compression
drivers installed. For Windows 3.1 users, the drivers have been
included on the Excavating Occaneechi Town CD-ROM. Windows 95
users can find these files on the Windows 95 installation
disks. Here are the instructions for Windows 3.1
1. Start Windows.
Make sure you are in Program Manager.
Insert the Excavating Occaneechi Town CD-ROM in your CD
4. Select File | Run from the
d:\vfw\disk1\vfwsetup.exe in the window and press Enter
if your CD-ROM drive is drive D.Here are the
instructions for Windows 95 users.
1. Select Settings |
Control Panels from the Start button on the
2. Double click on the Add/Remove
3. Press the Windows Setup
tab at the top of the window.
4. Click once
on the line labeled "Multimedia" and then press the button labeled
5. Make sure that there is a
check next to the lines labeled "Media Player" and "Video Compression,"
then hit OK in both windows and follow the instructions.
Problem. When I run
the videos the animation is very halting and there are breaks between
Solution. Video is one of
the most demanding things that a computer can perform. We have tried
to make the video clips accessible to computers with a double-speed
CD-ROM drive and at least a 486DX2-66 computer. However, we have found
that performance can vary widely. For example, it has been documented
that some high-speed CD-ROMs (6x or faster) may have difficulties
playing slower-speed CDs. In addition the amount of memory on the
system and the amount of cache memory reserved for the CD-ROM may
to 10. Legal Issues
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