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Blue or black background?

Oregon Bound game background color  

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  1. 1. Is blue or black a better background color? Blue is like Colecovision Game Select screen. Black is like Donkey Kong background color?

  2. 2. If game only had Blue background would you buy it? Please note game has both blue (default) and black (option)

    • Yes, my eyes love solid blue screens
    • No, I'm glad there is an option for black


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I took blue, even if I am not sure what exactly you are talking about :D My reason was: when its blue, its easy to see if I turned my TV on :lol:

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If someone was porting Pac Man Jr. to Intellivision, would they change the default background color to Blue vs. the original Black? If no, then why would someone want to do it to Oregon Trail. Why not keep the game like the Apple II release?

 

 

For those that are unsure Blue vs. Black, see pictures below.

 

 

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If someone was porting Pac Man Jr. to Intellivision, would they change the default background color to Blue vs. the original Black? If no, then why would someone want to do it to Oregon Trail. Why not keep the game like the Apple II release?

 

 

My Apple version looked like this:

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We aren't we paying homage to this version?

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Apparently some people are assuming this is a conversion of the Apple II 1985 version. It is not. It is an Intellivision update of the original Oregon.bas that was popular on mainframes in the 70's and is in fact ported from the 1978 Creative Computing type in version.

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The type in source was approximately 700 lines, the final version has slightly more lines of code than the year the game takes place.

The rom is just short of 82K (IBM compatible PC bytes size)

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My Apple version looked like this:

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We aren't we paying homage to this version?

 

 

Apparently some people are assuming this is a conversion of the Apple II 1985 version. It is not. It is an Intellivision update of the original Oregon.bas that was popular on mainframes in the 70's and is in fact ported from the 1978 Creative Computing type in version.

Oh sorry, don't include me in "some people".... I'm just poking the beast for the fun of it... :-D

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Apparently some people are assuming this is a conversion of the Apple II 1985 version. It is not. It is an Intellivision update of the original Oregon.bas that was popular on mainframes in the 70's and is in fact ported from the 1978 Creative Computing type in version.

 

Somebody needs to port the 1985 version soon. It is far superior.

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Somebody needs to port the 1985 version soon. It is far superior.

Please let us know when you're finished.

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Is 82 kB the largest Intellivision game to date?

For IntyBASIC based homebrews

 

Oregon Bound 81.0 KB (83,017 bytes)
IntyBASIC Showcase Volume 1 81.7 KB (83,676 bytes)
I can't speak for others like Kroz which might be using the bankswitching of Joe's board, but Joe does have a version of Colossal Caves that is if I recall correctly 500k or closer to 1 meg on his board.
There will be 2 games in 2018 that will greatly exceed 82k if Real Life will let me finish them.
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Please let us know when you're finished.

I hope the next version of the board software's Ignore feature will extend to hiding quoted posts...

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Oh sorry, don't include me in "some people".... I'm just poking the beast for the fun of it... :-D

I wasn't ;) I'm picking up Hot and Dry tonight ;)

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For IntyBASIC based homebrews

 

Oregon Bound 81.0 KB (83,017 bytes)

 

IntyBASIC Showcase Volume 1 81.7 KB (83,676 bytes)

 

 

I can't speak for others like Kroz which might be using the bankswitching of Joe's board, but Joe does have a version of Colossal Caves that is if I recall correctly 500k or closer to 1 meg on his board.

 

There will be 2 games in 2018 that will greatly exceed 82k if Real Life will let me finish them.

Real Life is the worst!

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Here are some posts.

 

Mainframes, depending on terminal allow color to be anything, so any color picture is possible. Blue was picked for another reason, in fact Nanochess said he picked because he likes Blue.

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In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act.

 

 

All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.

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