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Re: Screenshot challenge.

Post by merman » Sun Apr 04, 2010 7:32 am

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Re: Screenshot challenge.

Post by RetroKingSimon » Sun Apr 04, 2010 1:14 pm

It looks nice, whatever it is! :) I thought it was a Speccy game to start with, then I noticed some colours the Speccy can't do. :| It looks a bit Treasure Island Dizzy-ish. Is it a lightgun style shooter (except, without the lightgun, presumably)?

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Re: Screenshot challenge.

Post by Antiriad2097 » Sun Apr 04, 2010 2:42 pm

RetroKingSimon wrote:It looks nice, whatever it is! :) I thought it was a Speccy game to start with, then I noticed some colours the Speccy can't do. :| It looks a bit Treasure Island Dizzy-ish. Is it a lightgun style shooter (except, without the lightgun, presumably)?
Its Spectrum. Red, magenta, bright and normal green, no colours there that aren't Speccy.
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Re: Screenshot challenge.

Post by RetroKingSimon » Sun Apr 04, 2010 3:32 pm

Antiriad2097 wrote:
RetroKingSimon wrote:It looks nice, whatever it is! :) I thought it was a Speccy game to start with, then I noticed some colours the Speccy can't do. :| It looks a bit Treasure Island Dizzy-ish. Is it a lightgun style shooter (except, without the lightgun, presumably)?
Its Spectrum. Red, magenta, bright and normal green, no colours there that aren't Speccy.
What about the brown trees? :shock: I don't see any red or magenta, just blue, cyan, green, and the brown. Unless my eyes are going weird... :|

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Re: Screenshot challenge.

Post by SirClive » Sun Apr 04, 2010 3:37 pm

Think your monitor is on the fritz mate.
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Re: Screenshot challenge.

Post by RetroKingSimon » Sun Apr 04, 2010 3:39 pm

Colour is okay with everything else. :shock: We are talking about Merman's shot, right?

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Re: Screenshot challenge.

Post by Antiriad2097 » Sun Apr 04, 2010 3:44 pm

Yep, Merman's shot with the magenta and red trees.
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Re: Screenshot challenge.

Post by SirClive » Sun Apr 04, 2010 3:44 pm

Yep. That tree is magenta and red for the trunk.
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Re: Screenshot challenge.

Post by RetroKingSimon » Sun Apr 04, 2010 3:55 pm

Hmm, I am confused. :?

I have got a pic using 'printscreen' and to see if what I'm seeing is different to what you're all seeing...

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Edit: the 'brown' is a lighter shade on my grabbed shot than in Merman's original, plus, the grey border I left in the pic (part of the forum screen from the 'printscreen') has turned the same lighter shade of brown. What's the hell's going on? :shock:

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Re: Screenshot challenge.

Post by Space_turnip » Sun Apr 04, 2010 4:28 pm

All the magenta that I, and presumably everyone else can see, has turned brown in that shot :shock: And the red has turned the same colour brown too...
I have no idea why....
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Re: Screenshot challenge.

Post by RetroKingSimon » Sun Apr 04, 2010 5:03 pm

Space_turnip wrote:All the magenta that I, and presumably everyone else can see, has turned brown in that shot :shock: And the red has turned the same colour brown too...
I have no idea why....
That's how I see it, but red and magenta appear okay to me too (elsewhere)! What's going on? Image

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Re: Screenshot challenge.

Post by pantal00ns » Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:28 am

ROOKIE - It is a lightgun game with a lightgun, off the action pack, mastertronic I guess.

I own 3 ZX lightguns but never used one in anger, or any other time. After playing with an SMS one there seemed little point. :?

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Also the Yellow on your picture is gone brown, this phenomenon happens a lot with playdough after 3-4 yer olds have played with it. :wink:

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Re: Screenshot challenge.

Post by BennyTheGreek » Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:29 am

Are you viewing this forum via a c64 ???

That screengrab looks like it has Easter-itis....

You havent smeared melted egg all over your monitor have you... :wink:

whatever this game is - it looks brilliant.

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Re: Screenshot challenge.

Post by Antiriad2097 » Mon Apr 05, 2010 5:21 am

RetroKingSimon wrote:I have got a pic using 'printscreen' and to see if what I'm seeing is different to what you're all seeing...
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Edit: the 'brown' is a lighter shade on my grabbed shot than in Merman's original, plus, the grey border I left in the pic (part of the forum screen from the 'printscreen') has turned the same lighter shade of brown. What's the hell's going on? :shock:
Hard to say, but I guess you've some odd pallette selection going on.

Your PC isn't set to 256 colours is it? Depends which version of Windows you've got to check that, but its usually right click desktop then select Personalise or Properties to start the process.

If its not the PC colour depth thats wrong, what browser are you using?

As for why your screenshot varies once more, that could well be down to the image type and colour depth its saved in. Savig a 4 colour GIF is obviously going to change more colours than if its a 16 million colour JPG.

My best guess for the initial problem is the desktop colour depth though.
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Re: Screenshot challenge.

Post by merman » Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:01 am

I got the image from World of Spectrum and uploaded it to Photobucket, don't think it did anything to the image in the process...

...but Pantaloons is indeed correct with Rookie, created by Software Creations for the Magnum Light Phaser on Spectrum.
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