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A500 Rainbow Mania 1: WB 1.3
A500 Rainbow Mania 1: WB 1.3
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Description: The first thing I did when I got my A500 in 1989 was change the butt-ugly default prefs. This is close to what my WB 1.3 looked like back then. (although with this many windows open, I would run out of memory, then - Guru city!)

I can finally take copper rainbow screenshots thanks to WinUAE. (installed on my work computer - I'd never actually own Windows)
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Posted by: mr_a500 at August 01, 2005, 08:06:26 PM

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Comments (4)

mel_zoom
Posts:231
February 27, 2007, 09:04:05 PM
Wow!

The shadows seem to have so much more depth than current systems that use shadows. The way the shadows overlap the windows at different depths behind them is very natural looking.

I wonder if it is possible to make this work on AGA? If it uses 1 bitplane then perhaps it could be rewritten to attempt to allocate an extra one if you arent using all 256 colours?
_ThEcRoW
Posts:753
October 26, 2005, 02:52:04 PM
So, could you tell me the steps to customize my 1.3 miggy?
mr_a500
Posts:865
August 03, 2005, 12:12:52 AM
The nifty shadows are from a program called DropShadow by James Mackraz in 1987.

Unfortunately the shadows weren't too practical - the more windows opened, the slower the system was because of all the calculations and shadow drawing that had to be done. Also, its config window had to stay open and couldn't be run in the background. It makes the shadows by using an extra bitplane in 4 colour WB 1.3. The ability to use >4 colours in later WB versions means this program will not work in WB 2.0+.

I guess this is why I could never find a nifty dropshadow program for WB 3.1.
Lemonty
Posts:193
August 02, 2005, 07:32:48 PM
What hack did you install to get those nifty shadow fx? Pretty pretty.


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