ZX Spectrum Pallete vs. Commodore 64 pallete

category: gfx [glöplog]
Why is C64 dark and sad, while Specy is bright and happy?
added on the 2006-06-14 02:09:11 by xernobyl xernobyl
spectrum = ugly 80ies colors!

C64 = pastel colors = art !

added on the 2006-06-14 07:16:22 by Stelthzje Stelthzje
speccy colosr are just 8 variationos of 0 or 255 in the RGB "registers", plus 8 darkened versions of those, while the c64 has 8 more colors. 8 colors of the speccy and c64 palette is the same, the other 8 are new non RGB maxed out colors on c64, and 8 dark version of RGB maxed outs on speccy.

Speccy = coder colors+dark coder colors
c64 = coder colors + some other ones to make nice gradients.
added on the 2006-06-14 07:58:04 by Oswald Oswald
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some dark and sad colors
added on the 2006-06-14 08:10:02 by Oswald Oswald
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i'm so dark and sad, i just killed my mother =))))
added on the 2006-06-14 08:17:15 by hollowman hollowman
C64 palette:
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Speccy palette:
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About the dark speccy colors, I don't think I have seen these on any speccy screenshots, so I guess they're only available on some speccys, and therefore not used very often.
added on the 2006-06-14 10:05:07 by cruzer cruzer
Atari 800 palette FOR TEH WIN!!!11
added on the 2006-06-14 10:50:13 by xeron xeron
cruzer, dark speccy colors are nothing special they are there to use on all machines.

xeron, it has a lot of colors, but no chance for a high color resolution so c64 wins again.
added on the 2006-06-14 11:14:54 by Oswald Oswald
cruzer: The dark speccy colors are actually the normal ones. The full-intensity (0/255) colors are those you'll get with BRIGHT.
added on the 2006-06-14 11:41:46 by KeyJ KeyJ
I can't understand that the problem how many colors ? Real guru can draw in one colors :) get peecee & be happy :D
added on the 2006-06-14 11:53:29 by breeze breeze
Yeah, I get real sad when I look at these C64 piccies:

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Can we move this 64 vs Speccy debate to Usenet, where it belongs? :S
added on the 2006-06-14 12:48:58 by scoutski scoutski
B reserved! Speccy or C64 - it like religion! ;)
added on the 2006-06-14 16:58:46 by breeze breeze
Ok, studied some speccy pics closely, and it seemed like the dark colors were not an urban legend after all. But they don't seem to be very different from the original colors. Only like 10% darker.

Time for some speccy pics... Amazing what they can get out of this computer, which is clearly inferior to the mighty C64. ;-)))

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added on the 2006-06-14 17:14:28 by cruzer cruzer
I have colors that can beat your colors
added on the 2006-06-14 18:55:17 by raer raer
That ZX pics are pretty cool.
More ZX goodies...
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added on the 2006-06-15 01:03:32 by exocet exocet
How come the Speccy images look so pixelated even though they are at the same resolution as the shown C64 pix?

Maybe an inferior palette???

added on the 2006-06-15 04:10:10 by Stelthzje Stelthzje
They're pixelated because there is much more dithering on the images. Speccy Graphics can have only 2 colours in each 8x8 pixel region.

The C-64 pics look great, but the latter ones are using the "320x200" "trick" to get a higher resolution.
added on the 2006-06-15 05:04:00 by ccovell ccovell

says the one who does marvels with 16 colors ;)

Ccovell: reminds me of the french Minitel with its 2 colors per 2x3 zone (40 rows x 24 lines)

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added on the 2006-06-15 07:45:03 by keops keops
40 columns x 24 lines I meant ;)
added on the 2006-06-15 07:49:12 by keops keops
added on the 2006-06-15 09:22:09 by el-bee el-bee
see what my Atari 130 XE can do:

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added on the 2006-06-15 09:32:51 by twh twh
Here's some more C64* pics...

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* C64 DTV
added on the 2006-06-15 10:05:30 by cruzer cruzer
Cruzer, is this some kind of c65 hardware mod? if so, the Atari XE even could do this:

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using this sweet upgrade:
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added on the 2006-06-15 10:13:55 by twh twh
Ok, the ZX pic's above are well drawn but the pallette makes me want to stab a fork in my eyes. Gaah, go away!
added on the 2006-06-15 10:19:15 by El Topo El Topo