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16 colour CGA art!


Not gonna lie, CGA was some terrible video hardware. IBM, uh, weren't artists. Also there's 4 shades of blue for some reason.

Type: Picture/Pinup
Published: 12 months ago
Rating: General

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12 months ago
(Tech talk) Really, the color choices IBM made where... interesting, to put it mildly. Black, white, then cyan and magenta or green and brown? Probably would've been better to use color attributes like the Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum used.

Really, it was clever programmers who noticed a quirk of CGA graphics on composite monitors who got more colors out of the thing by sacrificing half the resolution, not unlike the C64's multicolor mode, but without color attributes. Too bad it was only used for a few short years despite CGA lasting until the early 90's.

And now, a bad joke: What do you call a Pokémon that keeps your stomach healthy? Promilotics!
12 months ago
Problem is, quite simply - It was the most convenient colours for use with digital signal transmission of the time.

Of course, most people playing games used Composite.

IBM didn't really consider games a real factor.
12 months ago
Good point. They where into making "International Business Machines" after all.
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