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CGA games introscreens screensaver v1.2
« on: 20 Feb 2015, 23:55 »
CGA games introscreens screensaver

A hommage to the 4-color CGA DOS games era (1982-1994).

* Shows random intro screens, waiting/loading screens, menu screens and deadscreens of CGA DOS games.
* Covers over 1000 DOS game titles
* Contains over 1200 CGA screenshots, all 640x400
* Shows game info (title, a.k.a title, release year, OS [dos/pc booter], game categories, publisher, developer)
* Enable/disable game categories (like action, adventure, racing...)
* Set game information (show above or below the screens, show no info)
* Set game info text color (5 types)
* Set duration of shown screen
* Autosave/restore
* Contains 15 music tracks (all taken from cracktro's released back in '89-'94)
* OS Support:
   - Windows 98, 98SE & windows ME: use KernelEx v4.5.2 and run it under XP mode.
   - Windows XP up to Windows 8.1.

v1.1:
* proper resizing + bit depth of all sprites. Project size reduced from 1.3Gb to 370Mb.
v1.2:
* Bug fix in sprite listing.

Ready for a trip down memory lane?

DOWNLOAD (52Mb)

Enjoy,
-arj0n

* It's covered on PCGAMER, read it here: CGA Games Screensaver pays homage to the four-color era.


Screenshot 1 - Menu:
Spoiler: ShowHide



Screenshot 2 - Saver running with gameinfo above the screen:
Spoiler: ShowHide



Screenshot 3 - Saver running with gameinfo below the screen:
Spoiler: ShowHide



Screenshot 4 - Saver running with no gameinfo:
Spoiler: ShowHide

« Last Edit: 27 Feb 2015, 20:54 by Arj0n »

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Re: CGA games introscreens screensaver v1.0
« Reply #1 on: 21 Feb 2015, 08:30 »
Arj0n... I love you :)

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Re: CGA games introscreens screensaver v1.0
« Reply #2 on: 21 Feb 2015, 10:39 »
Holy F**k!!!
<3

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Re: CGA games introscreens screensaver v1.0
« Reply #3 on: 21 Feb 2015, 10:50 »
Well, this is fantastic, but all of the backgrounds have a filtered resampling rather than just nearest neighbour scaling. I think straight doubled pixels would not only look better, they'd probably compress better too :/. I love it though, I really do. I've had it going for most of the evening.

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Re: CGA games introscreens screensaver v1.0
« Reply #4 on: 21 Feb 2015, 11:55 »
absolutely fascinating! + everything gurok said. Like... did I just download 1 GB of 4 color images? But worth every bit ;-D

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Re: CGA games introscreens screensaver v1.0
« Reply #5 on: 21 Feb 2015, 16:04 »
Congrats on your screensaver finished! Gonna check it right now.
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arj0n

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Re: CGA games introscreens screensaver v1.1
« Reply #6 on: 21 Feb 2015, 20:15 »
Thanx guy's :)

UPDATE: v1.1 released.
* proper resizing + bit depth of all sprites. Project size reduced from 1.3Gb to 370Mb. Download size: 52Mb.
(on demand of Gurok & Selmiak, thanx for pointing out Gurok)

See first for full info.
« Last Edit: 21 Feb 2015, 20:28 by Arj0n »

Re: CGA games introscreens screensaver v1.0
« Reply #7 on: 22 Feb 2015, 00:05 »
Holy F**k!!!
<3

Holy S**t !!! <3
This is very nice Arj0n 8-) Bravo

Re: CGA games introscreens screensaver v1.1
« Reply #8 on: 22 Feb 2015, 09:52 »
Oh wow, this is great :) I'd love to have something like this running on my first generation iPad that's barely usable for anything anymore other than read ebooks.

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Re: CGA games introscreens screensaver v1.1
« Reply #9 on: 22 Feb 2015, 16:08 »
Titanic effort, bravo! :-*

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Re: CGA games introscreens screensaver v1.1
« Reply #10 on: 23 Feb 2015, 08:38 »
Thank you, Bici.

The data-mining for the shown game info was also a huge task to get properly done.
Well, I'm happy with the result.

Re: CGA games introscreens screensaver v1.1
« Reply #11 on: 24 Feb 2015, 02:56 »
this was posted on pcgamer, congrats! you can see it at http://www.pcgamer.com/cga-games-screensaver-pays-homage-to-the-four-color-era/

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Re: CGA games introscreens screensaver v1.1
« Reply #12 on: 24 Feb 2015, 03:28 »
This is amazing btw, thanks for sharing, I was looking forward to this, well done, sir!
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arj0n

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Re: CGA games introscreens screensaver v1.1
« Reply #13 on: 24 Feb 2015, 08:24 »
Wow, awesome PCGamer wrote about this ;-D
Thanx for sharing Catch22Alk3.

Thanx for the kind words, Duel. :)

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Re: CGA games introscreens screensaver v1.2
« Reply #14 on: 27 Feb 2015, 20:55 »