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Change C64 Color Palette
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cts 3000
2019-03-25 12:27:21 UTC
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Is it possible to change the C64 color palette,
by some software, or hardware hack?

Thanks,

Chris
Andreas Kohlbach
2019-03-25 21:18:18 UTC
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Post by cts 3000
Is it possible to change the C64 color palette,
by some software, or hardware hack?
Suppose it's not possible. It's all hard coded.

Why do you want this?
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cts 3000
2019-03-31 18:02:28 UTC
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I am tired of seeing the "washed out" colors.
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Post by cts 3000
Is it possible to change the C64 color palette,
by some software, or hardware hack?
Suppose it's not possible. It's all hard coded.
Why do you want this?
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Pinku Basudei
2019-04-06 13:05:56 UTC
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On Sun, 31 Mar 2019 11:02:28 -0700 (PDT)
Post by cts 3000
I am tired of seeing the "washed out" colors.
Post by Andreas Kohlbach
Post by cts 3000
Is it possible to change the C64 color palette,
by some software, or hardware hack?
Suppose it's not possible. It's all hard coded.
Why do you want this?
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You could get or emulate a ZX Spectrum, those colors are as saturated as possible in this universe.
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cts 3000
2019-04-07 14:36:20 UTC
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On Sun, 31 Mar 2019 11:02:28 -0700 (PDT)
Post by cts 3000
I am tired of seeing the "washed out" colors.
Post by Andreas Kohlbach
Post by cts 3000
Is it possible to change the C64 color palette,
by some software, or hardware hack?
Suppose it's not possible. It's all hard coded.
Why do you want this?
--
Andreas
My random thoughts and comments
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You could get or emulate a ZX Spectrum, those colors are as saturated as possible in this universe.
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/ Pinku
ZX Spectrum graphics are terrible.
Andreas Kohlbach
2019-04-07 19:37:11 UTC
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Post by Pinku Basudei
On Sun, 31 Mar 2019 11:02:28 -0700 (PDT)
Post by cts 3000
I am tired of seeing the "washed out" colors.
Post by Andreas Kohlbach
Post by cts 3000
Is it possible to change the C64 color palette,
by some software, or hardware hack?
Suppose it's not possible. It's all hard coded.
Why do you want this?
--
Andreas
My random thoughts and comments
https://news-commentaries.blogspot.com/
You could get or emulate a ZX Spectrum, those colors are as saturated as possible in this universe.
--
/ Pinku
ZX Spectrum graphics are terrible.
And don't forget the attribute clash
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attribute_clash>.
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cts 3000
2019-03-31 18:04:06 UTC
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I am tired of seeing the "washed out" colors.
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Post by cts 3000
Is it possible to change the C64 color palette,
by some software, or hardware hack?
Suppose it's not possible. It's all hard coded.
Why do you want this?
--
Andreas
My random thoughts and comments
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Harry Potter
2019-04-20 00:04:12 UTC
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I am tired of seeing the "washed out" colors.
I remember when I was young that I couldn't determine the difference between red, orange and brown on the monitor. Maybe it's the monitor, or maybe you can change the settings in front of the monitor, i.e. the color, brightness and contrast settings. Try it. :)
Andreas Kohlbach
2019-04-20 17:16:13 UTC
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Post by cts 3000
I am tired of seeing the "washed out" colors.
I remember when I was young that I couldn't determine the difference
between red, orange and brown on the monitor. Maybe it's the monitor,
or maybe you can change the settings in front of the monitor, i.e. the
color, brightness and contrast settings. Try it. :)
Or "colorblindness". I have this too. Even when I emulate a Commodore 64
in VICE and a LCD display.
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Harry Potter
2019-04-20 19:37:54 UTC
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Post by Andreas Kohlbach
Or "colorblindness". I have this too. Even when I emulate a Commodore 64
in VICE and a LCD display.
I have some WinVice C64 color palettes I created because I didn't like the default. I can e-mail them to you or post them here. Interested?
cts 3000
2019-04-21 00:26:34 UTC
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Post by Andreas Kohlbach
Or "colorblindness". I have this too. Even when I emulate a Commodore 64
in VICE and a LCD display.
I have some WinVice C64 color palettes I created because I didn't like the default. I can e-mail them to you or post them here. Interested?
Post them here if you can. :)
Harry Potter
2019-04-21 12:36:10 UTC
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Post them here if you can. :)
Okay. Here they are:
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Fluorescent (My favorite):
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#
# VICE Palette file
#
# Syntax:
# Red Green Blue Dither
#

# Black
11 1A 20 0

# White
FF F0 E8 F

# Red
FF 3A 64 4

# Cyan
70 BF FF C

# Purple
E8 20 FF 8

# Green
70 FF 40 4

# Blue
34 1A FF 4

# Yellow
FF E6 60 C

# Orange
FA A0 50 A

# Brown
8A 48 20 4

# Light Red
FF 9A AC 8

# Dark Gray
44 41 3F 4

# Medium Gray
88 82 7A 8

# Light Green
9A FF 88 8

# Light Blue
88 98 FF 8

# Light Gray
CC CC CC C
---------------------
Earth:
---------------------
#
# VICE Palette file
#
# Syntax:
# Red Green Blue Dither
#

# Black
11 1A 20 0

# White
FF F0 E8 F

# Red
E8 20 1A 4

# Cyan
10 80 9C C

# Purple
A0 00 A0 8

# Green
10 90 1A 4

# Blue
10 A A1 4

# Yellow
FF E9 60 C

# Orange
A0 70 3A A

# Brown
7A 4A 2C 4

# Light Red
FF A0 70 8

# Dark Gray
44 41 3F 4

# Medium Gray
88 82 7A 8

# Light Green
70 FF 9A 8

# Light Blue
70 A0 E0 8

# Light Gray
CC CC CC C
-----------------------
Pastels:
-----------------------
#
# VICE Palette file
#
# Syntax:
# Red Green Blue Dither
#

# Black
40 40 40 2

# White
FF FF FF F

# Red
FF 40 40 4

# Cyan
70 EF FF C

# Purple
E8 40 FF 8

# Green
40 FF 60 4

# Blue
40 48 FF 4

# Yellow
FF F6 60 C

# Orange
FF A0 50 A

# Brown
9A 70 50 4

# Light Red
FF 60 70 8

# Dark Gray
70 70 7A 7

# Medium Gray
A0 A0 A0 A

# Light Green
90 FF A0 8

# Light Blue
88 A4 FF 8

# Light Gray
CC CC CC C
-----------------------
Nature Tones:
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#
# VICE Palette file
#
# Syntax:
# Red Green Blue Dither
#

# Black
11 1A 20 0

# White
F8 F0 E8 F

# Red
FF 50 00 4

# Cyan
00 8A C0 C

# Purple
81 00 C0 8

# Green
50 B0 00 4

# Blue
0A 30 DF 4

# Yellow
FF FF 50 C

# Orange
FF AF 00 A

# Brown
50 2A 10 4

# Light Red
F0 A0 7A 8

# Dark Gray
44 41 3F 4

# Medium Gray
88 82 7A 8

# Light Green
6F FF A0 8

# Light Blue
78 A8 EF 8

# Light Gray
CC CC CC C
--------------------
Depressed:
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#
# VICE Palette file
#
# Syntax:
# Red Green Blue Dither
#

# Black
00 00 20 0

# White
C0 C0 E0 F

# Red
70 30 46 4

# Cyan
40 A0 B0 C

# Purple
C0 10 FF 8

# Green
00 80 48 4

# Blue
00 10 C0 4

# Yellow
C0 C0 50 C

# Orange
A0 80 40 A

# Brown
50 30 20 4

# Light Red
E0 A0 B0 8

# Dark Gray
30 30 3C 4

# Medium Gray
70 70 8A 8

# Light Green
60 D0 80 8

# Light Blue
50 60 A0 8

# Light Gray
A0 A0 C0 C
-------------------
Dark
-------------------
#
# VICE Palette file
#
# Syntax:
# Red Green Blue Dither
#

# Black
00 00 00 0

# White
C0 C0 C0 C

# Red
80 00 00 3

# Cyan
00 C0 C0 A

# Purple
40 00 88 6

# Green
10 80 10 6

# Blue
00 10 80 3

# Yellow
90 90 10 9

# Orange
A0 70 10 7

# Brown
70 30 15 3

# Light Red
A0 30 41 7

# Dark Gray
30 34 3A 3

# Medium Gray
4A 3A 42 6

# Light Green
40 A0 50 9

# Light Blue
50 60 C0 6

# Light Gray
80 78 71 9
-----------------
My First Tweak:
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#
# VICE Palette file
#
# Syntax:
# Red Green Blue Dither
#

# Black
00 00 00 0

# White
FF FF FF F

# Red
FF 00 00 4

# Cyan
00 FF FF C

# Purple
FF 00 FF 8

# Green
00 FF 00 4

# Blue
00 00 FF 4

# Yellow
FF FF 00 C

# Orange
FF 90 00 A

# Brown
88 41 10 4

# Light Red
FF 88 88 8

# Dark Gray
44 44 44 4

# Medium Gray
88 88 88 8

# Light Green
88 FF 88 8

# Light Blue
88 88 FF 8

# Light Gray
CC CC CC C
-------------------
Do you like these? Tel me what you think! :)
Andreas Kohlbach
2019-04-21 17:30:23 UTC
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Post them here if you can. :)
[...]

Where do you put them?

Btw. even if I have problems with the original colors I'll keep
them. Because the C64 looked like that and emulation is to bring back the
old computers with all their design flaws, unreliable hard- and software
and bugs. So I also keep the garish green of the TRS Color Computer's
display hurting my eyes. :-)

Thanks for the effort though.
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Harry Potter
2019-04-21 17:57:40 UTC
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Post by Andreas Kohlbach
Where do you put them?
Btw. even if I have problems with the original colors I'll keep
them. Because the C64 looked like that and emulation is to bring back the
old computers with all their design flaws, unreliable hard- and software
and bugs. So I also keep the garish green of the TRS Color Computer's
display hurting my eyes. :-)
You put them in separate files in the WinVice's c64\ folder. To use them, click Settings, then Video Setting, then the VicII Colors then Browse.... find and click the file then Open. Close the menus, and you have your new color scheme.
Post by Andreas Kohlbach
Thanks for the effort though.
You're welcome.
Andreas Kohlbach
2019-04-21 18:04:27 UTC
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Post by Andreas Kohlbach
Where do you put them?
Btw. even if I have problems with the original colors I'll keep
them. Because the C64 looked like that and emulation is to bring back the
old computers with all their design flaws, unreliable hard- and software
and bugs. So I also keep the garish green of the TRS Color Computer's
display hurting my eyes. :-)
You put them in separate files in the WinVice's c64\ folder. To use
them, click Settings, then Video Setting, then the VicII Colors then
Browse.... find and click the file then Open. Close the menus, and
you have your new color scheme.
Thanks. I have Linux VICE but should work the same way.
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Andreas
cts 3000
2019-04-24 13:19:19 UTC
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Good job Harry Potter!

I didn't even know this was possible in VICE.

Chris
Harry Potter
2019-04-27 18:47:00 UTC
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Good job Harry Potter!
I didn't even know this was possible in VICE.
Chris
:D BTW, if anybody else likes my color schemes, please respond here. I'm an egotist and like praise. :)
Pinku Basudei
2019-03-26 03:25:04 UTC
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On Mon, 25 Mar 2019 05:27:21 -0700 (PDT)
Post by cts 3000
Is it possible to change the C64 color palette,
by some software, or hardware hack?
Thanks,
Chris
As Andreas K writes, no it's not possible on a real C64. You could fork an emulator like VICE for instance and change the palette to something you like. That would not be a C64 emulation but something else though.
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Andreas Kohlbach
2019-03-26 19:22:19 UTC
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Post by Pinku Basudei
On Mon, 25 Mar 2019 05:27:21 -0700 (PDT)
Post by cts 3000
Is it possible to change the C64 color palette,
by some software, or hardware hack?
Thanks,
Chris
As Andreas K writes, no it's not possible on a real C64. You could
fork an emulator like VICE for instance and change the palette to
something you like. That would not be a C64 emulation but something
else though.
But now I thought may be you could mess with the RF signal from the RCA
jack. Using a modern day computer and "rewrite" the signal. Don't know if
there exist ready to run solutions for this idea.
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