EGA bg

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EGA bg



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Title: EGA bg
Pixel Artist: Helm  (Level 5 Detective :: 9129 points)
Posted: 2/5/2006 11:29
Palette: 16 colors
Statistics:  20 comments    27 faves    0 avatars

EGA work, for some pixelation themed activity.

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v9v9v9 (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 5/8/2008 23:19
nice....cool......looks different...

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TASTY (Level 1 Gangster) @ 12/16/2007 05:59
great!!!

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horcy (Level 2 Corporal) @ 12/10/2006 03:58
this is awesome, amazing palette

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buloght (Level 6 Centaur) @ 10/19/2006 16:23
Great piece! You make the mixing of colors seems so natural, inspiring. I like the bike :).

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Helm (Level 5 Detective) @ 2/12/2006 06:05
Yeah thanks, I hate you too. Leave a light on when you sleep.

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Shark (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 2/12/2006 02:17
you always manage to make crazy colors work well together, i hate you

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Helm (Level 5 Detective) @ 2/11/2006 19:26
first version of loom uses EGA. It was remade with VGA graphics shortly after.

I've played most of the games on that list, and they all seem to me, to be using the same 16 colours. The 64 in the machine palette... I don't think I've ever seen them. That's what's mystifying.

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Faceless (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 2/11/2006 18:54
Did a quick search for you:
http://members.chello.at/theodor.lauppert/games/ega.htm
You can click on a Game's title to view a/some screenshot/s (in most cases) as well as some info. The first few games don't have screenies however. Start at Ultima IV.

After clicking on a title, be sure to check the box at the top of the page to check what graphics mode it uses. For instance, Loom uses VGA, and not EGA.

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Helm (Level 5 Detective) @ 2/11/2006 16:06
we've established 64. Can anyone post technical reference and pictures is what I'm asking.

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jonny rice (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 2/11/2006 13:54

there are more that 16 colours but im not to shure how many

 


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Helm (Level 5 Detective) @ 2/10/2006 03:37
Yeah more or less windows 3.0 started with EGA, but I'm mainly using it because of gaming nostalgia, old sierra AGI or SCI games like Quest for Glory 1 and 2, or Space Quest 1. If the machine palette is 64 colours, I've never seen them being used. I've only seen the standard 16 colours, so I always assumed EGA was just those. Does anyone have a complete rundown of the colours, and maybe apps or games that used unorthodox EGA modes?

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Faceless (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 2/10/2006 00:43
Badassbill, the EGA palette "is just colours".
Don't ignorantly assume you're right without even checking what EGA is.
EGA was the palette Windows 3.1 used, and supported 16 colors out of a total of 64 at a resolution of either 320×200 or 640×350.

Anyway, great use of the palette Helm, instantly knew this was yours when I saw the thumbnail. Odd location for a house like that...
+5 from me.

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Monstara (Level 1 Rookie) @ 2/6/2006 02:35
Damn! what a coincidence, I was just making this poster today using the CGA pallette :D
anyway, amazing work. it's unbelievable what variation could be reached with only 16 colors...

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Helm (Level 5 Detective) @ 2/6/2006 01:20
the ms safe palette is pretty close to EGA, but not exact.

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DrunkyDuck (Level 1 Quiet One) @ 2/5/2006 14:58
Sorry Badassbill, I misunderstood your first post.

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Faktablad (Level 6 SWAT) @ 2/5/2006 14:44
I don't know what the EGA pallette is, but it was the pallette that intrigued me.  I looks a lot like the MS Paint pallette.  I think the darkish blues near the bottom of the front side of the building confuse the lightsource a little bit and make the building a bit undefined.

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Badassbill (Level 11 Psychopath) @ 2/5/2006 14:42
The palette isn't just colours dude, it's the selection and choice of the pixelartist.

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The B.O.B. (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 2/5/2006 14:42

very cool as always. And DrunkyDuck, he was complimenting him, not calling it shit. "the shit" means its great, guy.


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DrunkyDuck (Level 1 Quiet One) @ 2/5/2006 13:38
It's an EGA palette dude. Read his comment about the image.

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Badassbill (Level 11 Psychopath) @ 2/5/2006 13:20
I always love you palettes Helm, but this one is "the shit".

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