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Retro flavour computer backgrounds?

Post by chewy » Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:39 pm

Anyone got some links to some nice retro game backgrounds for the desktop? Specifically Sega Master System, but any retro will be good! Cheers all :D

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Post by Elgin_McQueen » Fri Dec 03, 2010 12:20 am

Not exactly what you're looking for, but it's a start.
http://orioto.deviantart.com/gallery/6943610
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Re: Retro flavour computer backgrounds?

Post by Liamh1982 » Fri Dec 03, 2010 2:37 am

Why not just run a Google Images search for high resolution artwork and screengrabs?

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Fri Dec 03, 2010 7:58 am

Liamh1982 wrote:Why not just run a Google Images search for high resolution artwork and screengrabs?
Because retro systems are by their very nature low resolution?
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Post by Liamh1982 » Fri Dec 03, 2010 8:07 am

I mean high res in that they'll look nice as a wallpaper.

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Fri Dec 03, 2010 8:49 am

Low res looks nice as wallpaper too. You can have Windows stretch to fit (can be nasty) or you can scale the image using your favoured image app to keep it nice and sharp.

My point was - searching for high res screenshots of low resolution systems will mean you miss most of the screenshots. Searching for all image sizes (or just low res ones for older systems) will probably give you more and better results.
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Re: Retro flavour computer backgrounds?

Post by chewy » Fri Dec 03, 2010 10:14 am

Elgin_McQueen wrote:Not exactly what you're looking for, but it's a start.
http://orioto.deviantart.com/gallery/6943610
Hmm, some interesting art in there regardless... Thanks for the link. If anyone has any that they'd like to share, I'll be interested! Got a few after a Google search, so I'll keep looking.

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Post by Negative Creep » Fri Dec 03, 2010 12:07 pm

Not games related but http://interfacelift.com/wallpaper_beta ... /date/any/ has some amazing stuff
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Re: Retro flavour computer backgrounds?

Post by ZXSabreman » Fri Dec 03, 2010 12:27 pm

Try this link mate, some stunners are available I am using the fourth one in the arcade section atm :D

http://world-of-games.co.uk/wallpselect.html

Here is a taster

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Re: Retro flavour computer backgrounds?

Post by chewy » Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:54 am

Nice! Currently using screenshots and box art on rotation:
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Re: Retro flavour computer backgrounds?

Post by chewy » Sun Dec 05, 2010 7:43 pm

Thanks, that Chrono Trigger Sprites is pretty epic.

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Re: Retro flavour computer backgrounds?

Post by SpecChum81 » Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:36 am

ZXSabreman wrote:Try this link mate, some stunners are available I am using the fourth one in the arcade section atm :D

http://world-of-games.co.uk/wallpselect.html

Here is a taster

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Some pretty nice ones there!

Might have to use one myself... :D
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