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General and Everything Else => The Games and other Sierra Adventure stuff => Topic started by: pmkelly on December 07, 2020, 03:32:03 PM

Title: The Artist
Post by: pmkelly on December 07, 2020, 03:32:03 PM
Someone found a (really obscure?) program for the Apple 2 called "The Artist":

https://www.reddit.com/r/DataHoarder/comments/k8hvun/was_setting_up_my_old_apple_2_e_and_found_this/

It's apparently a graphics editor that reused a lot of the routines from the very early Sierra games (pre-AGI).

Does anyone know if this is floating around anywhere and is already known, or is it a rare gem?
Title: Re: The Artist
Post by: cosmicr on December 07, 2020, 05:12:10 PM
Don't know much about the application, interesting there's not much info on it, but check out this comment in that thread:

Quote
Sierra... that sounds familiar. Isnít that the company that morphed into Blizzard North, and created Diablo I & II?
Link to quote (https://www.reddit.com/r/DataHoarder/comments/k8hvun/was_setting_up_my_old_apple_2_e_and_found_this/gey853w/)

Are we all that old now?
Title: Re: The Artist
Post by: Kawa on December 07, 2020, 05:25:35 PM
Are we all that old now?
Absolutely.

Kids these days with their 4K 3D games... I remember when games only had sixty four thousand pixels total! And a whole subset of 'em used half out of some possibly misguided attempt to be compatible with some obscure failure. /s
Title: Re: The Artist
Post by: OmerMor on December 07, 2020, 05:50:24 PM
Does anyone know if this is floating around anywhere and is already known, or is it a rare gem?

Found it here:
https://ftp.apple.asimov.net/images/productivity/graphics/misc/The%20Artist%20v1.3%20%284am%20and%20san%20inc%20crack%29.zip (https://ftp.apple.asimov.net/images/productivity/graphics/misc/The%20Artist%20v1.3%20%284am%20and%20san%20inc%20crack%29.zip)
Title: Re: The Artist
Post by: pmkelly on December 08, 2020, 04:50:46 AM
Are we all that old now?

AGI was 15 years years old when AGI studio was released.

AGI Studio is now 21 years old and can legally purchase alcohol in the US.

So I think that's a yes.