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    Post a bizzare character portrait from an obscure computer game

    I thought I'd try something just for fun and start this thread. I'd like to see it go for a long time.

    You don't necessarily have to tell who the character is and from where immediately. You can give people a couple days to try to guess.

    Here is my (first) character.
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    Leona Humpford, from The Adventures of Willy Beamish.
    Last edited by Bill-kun; April 17, 2021, 10:37 PM.
    Sattinger’s Law: “It works better if you plug it in.” 🤯 Corollary: “It works even better if you plug it in correctly.” 🤯🤯
    "The simplest solution is the most likely solution." --My paraphrase of Occam's Razor
    "You can get [a computer] like yours at a garage sale for, like, fifteen dollars," --Strong Sad, sbemail #33

    #2
    One of the first games I ever played on pc as a kid. No wonder I had nightmares.

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      #3
      I wish I could figure out how to squish character portraits into the 12 kB. or whatever allowed for forum avatars here.

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      Detective John Bow, The Colonel's Bequest.
      Last edited by Bill-kun; April 17, 2021, 10:38 PM.
      Sattinger’s Law: “It works better if you plug it in.” 🤯 Corollary: “It works even better if you plug it in correctly.” 🤯🤯
      "The simplest solution is the most likely solution." --My paraphrase of Occam's Razor
      "You can get [a computer] like yours at a garage sale for, like, fifteen dollars," --Strong Sad, sbemail #33

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        #4
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        Unnamed protagonist, Earthrise (1990), by Matt Gruson.
        Last edited by Bill-kun; April 17, 2021, 10:39 PM.
        Sattinger’s Law: “It works better if you plug it in.” 🤯 Corollary: “It works even better if you plug it in correctly.” 🤯🤯
        "The simplest solution is the most likely solution." --My paraphrase of Occam's Razor
        "You can get [a computer] like yours at a garage sale for, like, fifteen dollars," --Strong Sad, sbemail #33

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          #5
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          Sattinger’s Law: “It works better if you plug it in.” 🤯 Corollary: “It works even better if you plug it in correctly.” 🤯🤯
          "The simplest solution is the most likely solution." --My paraphrase of Occam's Razor
          "You can get [a computer] like yours at a garage sale for, like, fifteen dollars," --Strong Sad, sbemail #33

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            #6


            Arm Wrestling (Nintendo Co., 1985, Arcade)
            *Scaling artifacts original to the game
            General Failure Reading Drive C -
            Abort, Retry, Ignore?

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              #7
              Originally posted by Bill-kun View Post
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              Unnamed protagonist, Earthrise (1990), by Matt Gruson.
              This could almost pass as Minecraft Steve haha.

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                #8
                Originally posted by MrArgent View Post
                Arm Wrestling (Nintendo Co., 1985, Arcade)
                *Scaling artifacts original to the game
                That is definitely bizarre!

                Here is my next one.
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                The dragon from Mixed-Up Fairy Tales.
                Last edited by Bill-kun; April 25, 2021, 08:01 AM.
                Sattinger’s Law: “It works better if you plug it in.” 🤯 Corollary: “It works even better if you plug it in correctly.” 🤯🤯
                "The simplest solution is the most likely solution." --My paraphrase of Occam's Razor
                "You can get [a computer] like yours at a garage sale for, like, fifteen dollars," --Strong Sad, sbemail #33

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                  #9
                  lilith.png

                  This is Lilith.....and this is what is wandering around your screen on an ETH Lilith Modula-2 computer if left alone too long !

                  Jos

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                    #10
                    The dreaded "Oops!" dialog window from any given SCI Sierra game, but here from Conquests of Camelot. Upon you seeing this spontaneously appear when you had done nothing out of the ordinary, the game would wait for you to click or hit Enter, then dump you back to DOS. No warning, no chance to save your game.
                    Oops - Screenshot 2021-05-05 210705.jpg
                    Sattinger’s Law: “It works better if you plug it in.” 🤯 Corollary: “It works even better if you plug it in correctly.” 🤯🤯
                    "The simplest solution is the most likely solution." --My paraphrase of Occam's Razor
                    "You can get [a computer] like yours at a garage sale for, like, fifteen dollars," --Strong Sad, sbemail #33

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                      #11
                      That reminds me, at one time I had created a small program to view all of the face graphics of characters one could talk to in Ultima Underworld 2. Interestingly, there was a graphic of a rat, although I had played through that game a lot and never encountered such a character. There were other odd creatures the player could "talk" to. Perhaps just something I missed, but perhaps an extra graphic or Easter egg? Never did figure it out.

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                        #12
                        First video game I ever owned.

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