Wow, this is the best thread on this topic, ever.
I have a challenge for y'all, though. It's called TROLL'S TALE.
I use this game as one tool for teaching English to Deaf children in Kenya... it's a good game because it's multiple choice. The kids just get turned off by the bad colors.
It's a CGA composite title, and it looks nice in DOSBox when I set it to emulate CGA. The problem is that I want it to look good even if DOSBox is set to VGA (because I have a DOS-based game launcher, and I'd prefer to mix VGA and CGA titles within it), or when I'm in "real" DOS on a VGA system, like an old Pentium box.
I'm under the impression that the TSRs being posted in this thread might be what I need, but they don't seem to do anything. Maybe the problem is that Troll's Tale takes over the keyboard so Alt-P doesn't work, or maybe I just need a better understanding of what these TSRs are supposed to do, but I REALLY want them to do what I think they do (magic).
Check out Retrograde Station to get the Troll's Tale CGA EXE:
http://web.archive.org/web/200805290347 ... sierra.htm
They also have a "patch" on that page (which I use) to make it work on VGA displays, but it only fixes the resolution, not the chroma, so the scale is right but the colors look terrible. You can see pics here of the ugly "patched" version, as well as the nice original CGA composite version:
http://www.mobygames.com/game/pc-booter ... creenshots
My aplogies for tacking onto this thread, but all the right minds seem to be here, and despite the earlier suggestion, I couldn't find another thread that just focused on the TSRs.
Thanks... any feedback would mean a lot.