There was a post on Macintosh Garden that I read awhile back in which someone wanted to know what games would run under 16 colors. I knew of Falcon MC as one. Then a commentator replied that after a certain OS, the options for black and white, 4 colors, 4 greys, 16 colors and 16 greys were removed. Might have been 8.5 or 8.6.
Would anybody be able find out for me? I fired up a borrowed PM G3 but even under 8.1 it only has 256 colors minimum. A 1400 series PowerBook should be old enough to have the option.
The video card driver (typically in the nubus card's declrom, or pci equivalent for PCI machines) advertises the video modes it supports, which is the basis for the information displayed in the monitors control panel.