The Color Wizard (DOS)

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The Color Wizard
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Platform: DOS
Year: 1994
Developer: ImagiSoft, Inc.

The Color Wizard is a coloring game for kids. It is quite powerful, as you can generate horizontal and vertical dithered gradients by dragging'n'dropping over the palette, freely draw single colors, and lighten and darken spots; in fact, every single picture comes with a tutorial which shows how to use these features to create atmosphere and perspective, and, as a bonus, with a text about/of the depicted animal/story.

Screenshots

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Looks less than thrilled, the boy.

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One of the few screens where you can use the keyboard.

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Species, chapter, fable, you name it.

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Where do I start?

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Hi, Lance!

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Your saved pictures. Or the artists' ones...

Music

The program features 2 company jingles and 3 different playful themes. Nothing loops; after a theme ends, another is played at random.

Every button clicked is read by a female voice, producing a rather annoying delay. Version 1.2 has an option to turn the sound off, read by another woman. The German release of Version 1.0 uses no voices.

The Windows 16 version has completely different MIDI music by Karsten Koch.

Recording

All songs were recorded from a Pentium 60 MHz with a Sound Blaster 16. The titles are based on their filenames.

# Title Composer Length Listen Download
01 ImagiSoft Robert Allen 0:04
Download
02 Theme 0 Robert Allen 2:18
Download
03 Theme 1 Robert Allen 2:24
Download
04 Theme 2 Robert Allen 2:10
Download
05 Catalog Ad Robert Allen 0:05
Download

Credits

(Source)

Game Rip

Format

Download

MID.png VOC.png

Download

(Info)


The filenames and files were manually extracted from WIZARD.ML of Version 1.2 from 1995.

In Version 1.0, B_12_0.VOC does not exist and B_13_0.VOC takes its name.

Audio Devices

Music

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Sound

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Releases

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Title: The Color Wizard
Platform: DOS
Released: 1994-??-??
Publisher: ImagiSoft, Inc.

Links

The Color Wizard
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Notable Songs
Notable Personnel Robert Allen
Notable Companies ImagiSoft