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    CGA Graphics

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    Games that can be played with a CGA monitor and graphics card. CGA, Color Graphics Adapter was the first generation of color graphics for the IBM PC.

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    The Secret of Monkey Island's CGA mode.
    The Secret of Monkey Island's CGA mode.

    CGA was the first color graphics adapter created by IBM for use in PCs. It supports several graphics modes:

    • A 320 x 200 color mode.
    • A 640 x 200 monochrome mode.
    • Two text modes (40 x 25 and 80 x 25).
    • A 160 x 100 mode featuring 16 colors.

    The most common mode - the 320 x 200 color mode - supports four colors on screen at once; however, only one of the colors (black by default) is able to be modified. The other three colors are fixed from one of six palette variations (three palettes, each with a high intensity mode).

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