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Re: Edgar Allan Poe CGA

Reply #10 on: February 08, 2007, 10:50:55 pm
Lackley?!

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Re: Edgar Allan Poe CGA

Reply #11 on: February 09, 2007, 12:25:11 am
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Editing it now wouldn't be quite OK.
Why is that?

Hehe, you see, after throwing a piece into a gallery, I always promise myself I won't change anything. I wouldn't probably stop making some cosmetic improvements here and there.

Many people rated it, some added to their favourites. Playing with it would 'confuse' the situation. :)

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Re: Edgar Allan Poe CGA

Reply #12 on: February 09, 2007, 01:21:19 am
I probably give it a try on the occasion of my next piece.  Maybe you should make something, too?
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Re: Edgar Allan Poe CGA

Reply #13 on: February 09, 2007, 11:58:51 am
Lovecraft! wonderful portrait! The colour setting and that distant lightning flash (or fire) make him look a kind of diabolical. :)

The gray/blue relation from the #1 palette is compareable with the orange/brown from this one.
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Re: Edgar Allan Poe CGA

Reply #14 on: February 09, 2007, 12:52:17 pm
According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_Graphics_Adapter you have the option of using a red (given as #aa0000) instead of a purple with that palette; Trying this out, I think this matches the kind of writing he did better than purple.
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Re: Edgar Allan Poe CGA

Reply #15 on: February 09, 2007, 01:12:14 pm
Let's see...

The contrast between the red and blue is a little too big, however, it also makes an interesting effect. I like the purple better, though.


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Re: Edgar Allan Poe CGA

Reply #16 on: February 09, 2007, 10:36:42 pm
According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_Graphics_Adapter you have the option of using a red (given as #aa0000) instead of a purple with that palette; Trying this out, I think this matches the kind of writing he did better than purple.

Interesting!  I thought it was something of a hack, but I believe that Cross Country Canada uses this palette (not that it's the height of graphical skill).  I think I will try it out soon.  There's an intense version of this "palette 3" as well.

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The gray/blue relation from the #1 palette is compareable with the orange/brown from this one.
Yeah, it's interesting because it's not entirely an even spacing of values.  The two darker shades are closest in palette #2 while the 2 lighter shades are closest in #1.  This is probably why CGA 1 scenes always seem brighter.