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    Default Games that run in CGA Monochrome 640x200x2 Mode?

    I recently acquired an old laptop that has a 2 color (green/white) CGA LCD screen and I was looking for some games that would run in its high resolution mode with two colors. The only games I could find that ran in DOS High resolution CGA mode were:


    Psion Chess (1985)
    Hidden Agenda (1988)
    Death Track (1989)
    Simcity (1990)
    Doom (1993)

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    Doom? Really? I remember when I had a CGA/Herc card in my first IBM clone, an 8088, a boddy of mine would tease me with Wolfenstein 3D. He'd point at the "256 color only" screen that pops up and giggle. The jerk.


    "Reach for the Stars:The Conquest of the Galaxy", made in 1988, could run in a ton of different modes.

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    From the top of my head I remember the following supporting a lot of modes (so you may get lucky with them):

    Commander Keen 4
    Golden Axe

    You can also try browsing these CGA DOS games (a lot of them should be OK):

    http://www.mobygames.com/attribute/s...ibuteId,1/p,2/

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    Quote Originally Posted by motley6 View Post
    Doom (1993)
    No wai! There are videos on Youtube, yes, but I'm pretty sure those are intended as simulations run through video filters.

    Commander Keen 4-6 were all four colors in CGA, if memory serves.

    I seem to recall that Geoworks would run in two colors at high-res.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorpho View Post
    No wai! There are videos on Youtube, yes, but I'm pretty sure those are intended as simulations run through video filters.

    Commander Keen 4-6 were all four colors in CGA, if memory serves.

    I seem to recall that Geoworks would run in two colors at high-res.
    Okay, you're right. I didn't actually test Doom out, but I saw it on youtube so I assumed. I did test Hidden Agenda and Psion Chess, which run natively in the CGA 640x200x2 mode and they look great.

    Some CGA low resolution 4 color games look okay on the monochrome screen and some don't. I tried Leisure Suit Larry 1 (the original) and the graphics were incomprehensible.

    Geoworks/GEOS is actually the GUI contained in ROM on the laptop and it also looks great.

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    Pretty sure Space War ran in that mode.

    I think Jet did too.

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    I'm also curious about this. I have a Tandy 1400 LT sitting at home, and I'd love to get some games to run on it. Any ideas, anyone?

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