Post by Mister Argent on Dec 23, 2014 4:06:57 GMT -5
if anyone's curious, here's Obitus running on some actual iron! The machine pictured is a Zenith SupersPORT laptop with an 8086, 640k and CGA - what would have been low-end by the game's standards. It scales surprisingly well!
Sorry, not related to Obitus, but related to the discussion midway through the thread on EGA/CGA.
Not sure about this game, but a lot of CGA games were meant to be played via composite video connection to an NTSC TV. The TV would end up blurring adjacent colors together to create "new" colors... the result is that a lot of these CGA games display "16" colors over composite (look very close to EGA).
Some people have started updating Mobygames with CGA composite screens (Ultima II and III are two examples that come to mind), and I think there are even some DOSBOX distributions that emulate composite CGA now.