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What is the best 2nd Generation Drawing Program?

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Poll: What is the best 2nd Generation Drawing Program? (27 member(s) have cast votes)

What is the best 2nd Generation Drawing Program?

  1. Fairchild Channel F Videocart-01 (1 votes [3.70%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.70%

  2. Atari 2600 Surround (2 votes [7.41%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.41%

  3. Atari 2600 Compumate (1 votes [3.70%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.70%

  4. Bally Astrocade Scribbling (1 votes [3.70%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.70%

  5. Coleco Vision Smurf/Cabbage Patch Kids (1 votes [3.70%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.70%

  6. Coleco Vision Telly Turtle (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. Vectrex light pen (16 votes [59.26%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 59.26%

  8. RCA Studio II Doodle (1 votes [3.70%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.70%

  9. AFP-MP1000 MG-1003 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  10. Other (Please Specify) (4 votes [14.81%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 14.81%

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#1 Shawn OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 6, 2017 1:59 PM

Poll submission by AA user Toilettunes.

 

What is the best 2nd Generation Drawing Program?

 

 



#2 CPUWIZ OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 6, 2017 11:02 PM

I am going with Koala Pad on C64.



#3 20ohm20 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Sep 7, 2017 8:27 AM

I forgot about Video Graffiti.  Ha!



#4 Keatah ONLINE  

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Posted Thu Sep 7, 2017 11:51 AM

Blazing Paddles / Koala MicroIllustrator, accompanied by the KoalaPad itself.

Runners up include Dazzle Draw and MousePaint. The reason why I don't list these as the winners is they are encroaching on 3rd or 4th gen proggies, and the tended to push the hardware too far to the point of there being slowdowns.

#5 Mr SQL ONLINE  

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Posted Thu Sep 7, 2017 7:59 PM

I liked the Koala pads and the light pens too! :) Light pens seemed like the most logical way to draw on the screen when they came out; whatever happened to them?

 

Semigraphics paint for the disk directory was a next generation drawing program for the TRS-80 Color Computer that was different; you could create push content billboard advertising style artwork on floppy disk directories that bypassed the loading process.

 

No booting was necessary to see the artwork, just typing DIR would invoke a scrolling mural of semigraphics art preceding the files on the disc.

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#6 Keatah ONLINE  

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Posted Thu Sep 7, 2017 8:20 PM

Light pens were rather fatiguing to use. Constantly holding it up against the screen. And the Gibson/Koala pen for the Apple II had this square box that would follow the pen around and obscure the "pixel-precisioness". You never knew exactly precisely where it would be.



#7 gliptitude OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:21 PM

How can you compete with vector graphics and a lightpen?

I would vote more specifically Art Master, which has better animation features than the dedicated animation cart Animaction, in my opinion.

.. I would like the option of direct inputting and editing of coordinates, but the lightpen is definitely a prerequisite for fluid drawing on Vectrex.

#8 bugdoug OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:54 PM

I loved the Atari Touch Tablet.

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#9 carlsson OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 7, 2017 8:33 AM

Where do we draw the line at 2nd generation? If KoalaPad for various home computers is counted, would similar drawing programs from the mid-late 1980s also count? Those would border on productivity, e.g. OCP Advanced Art Studio on the C64 compared to pure toy programs like the earlier ones for video games. I even used AAS to touch up an already drawn image and print for the cover of my art book in junior high.



#10 Video OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:04 AM

I liked paint for c64, its largely like ms paint, or GEOS paint. Even had zoom, was always fun to troubleshoot color issues, since it could only use 3 colors per tile, but all 16 over the whole screen.

I played Fairchild paint quiet a bit. Never had it but think the vectrex one would be awesome with the light pen.




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