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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? (11 member(s) have cast votes)

What is the best 2nd Generation Drawing Program?

  1. Fairchild Channel F Videocart-01 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. Atari 2600 Surround (1 votes [9.09%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 9.09%

  3. Atari 2600 Compumate (1 votes [9.09%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 9.09%

  4. Bally Astrocade Scribbling (1 votes [9.09%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 9.09%

  5. Coleco Vision Smurf/Cabbage Patch Kids (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. Vectrex light pen (5 votes [45.45%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 45.45%

  8. RCA Studio II Doodle (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  10. Other (Please Specify) (3 votes [27.27%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 27.27%

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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 OFFLINE  

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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 OFFLINE  

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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.

Semigraphics_DIR_Paint.jpg    

 



#6 Keatah OFFLINE  

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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.




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