Tag Archives: DOS

The 1986 retina screen: the WY-700 video card/screen gave the PC a 1280×800 resolution, and a text-mode of 160 columns by 50 lines. It had a built-in 16×16 font (download), and you could even use your own custom fonts. The high-res modes only supported greyscale, but who needs colours anyway?

Sources: John Elliot, thecomputerarchive.com, PC Mag.

Various blue music software for DOS: Composer 669 (1992), Multitracker (1993), HSC Tracker (1994), Surprise Adlib Tracker (1995).

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16 Horribly Boring Games That Will Keep You On The Edge Of Your Chair V2 by Michael Barash/Pureshadow (2002)
[Boring.zzt] – Title screen
Download / Explore boring16.zip on the Museum of ZZT
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Includes fantastic games like Passage Pass:

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Underwater Adventure:

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Stairs:

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And my favorite, Shark Aquarium:

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So this is a joke, of course, but I do love Shark Aquarium. The details are so scant, and the sharks are basically just grey lines, but it still has more of a sense of place than it’s probably meant to.

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Legends of the Hidden Temple by Chris Kohler (1994)
[LEGENDS.ZZT] – Title screen
Download / Explore legends.zip on the Museum of ZZT
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The Pink Man in Green by SaMM/WiL (1999)
[TPMIG-MB.ZZT] – $_/~ VisuoFunctional Spectrum _/~
Download / Explore pmig.zip on the Museum of ZZT
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Alive Software’s very pretty Summer 1996 catalog. From ALIVECAT.exe

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DIOWGI by djbjrca (2005)
[diowgi.ZZT] – 4Board
Download / Explore DIOWGI.zip on the Museum of ZZT
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Knitted ASCII-scarf from Glitchaus, available here. It’s an Atari ST image file read as a text, displayed with the MS DOS font (code page 437), then knitted.

From ASCII-demo by Paranoids. MS-demo, 1995.

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ZZTips by DudeWorks (1997)
[ZZTIPS.ZZT] – $Custom Walls
Download / Explore zztips.zip on the Museum of ZZT
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