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I am hoping that someone here collects computer images from days gone by. Many years ago when I used my ATARI-ST I made two drawing I believe I used the art program NEOCHROME, or possibly DEGAS. The first one was a picture of a 3D ROSE on a light blue grid-like background. The other one was the same type background with a 3D teddy-bear. I have been looking for these for a while with no luck. I made these during my days when I worked in a computer store and sold ATARI-ST, AMIGA, and the 8 bit line of commodore & Atari computers. I put my pictures out in the domain on "Bulletin Board Service" (For you kids, that was pre-Internet). During an Atari convention they had a slide show of pictures and My Teddy-bear was used. Kinda cool to see your work being selected by the company that made the computer. Just hoping to see those pictures again. :)

  • There were many BBS systems in the 80s. Which one you used will depend on the country you lived in and the telephone number you dialed. I doubt many were archived, but with more details about location and year it might be possible to narrow the field. – Mark Williams May 12 at 11:38
  • Knowing the BBS # I called 40 years ago or the BBS name would be impossible for me to remember. I don't think Forest Gump would remember something like that. But it was in a few BBS if ATARI picked it up somewhere. The BBS that I would have connected to was in Ontario Canada. Don't have a clue on any more info. – LewinskyS May 12 at 12:02
  • Can you remember which graphics mode you used? – Wilson May 13 at 8:09
  • it was in the low rez color mode. It has been so long since i used any atarist. but i think it was 320x480? sound about right. – LewinskyS May 13 at 23:32
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Looking for either "rose.neo" atari or "rose.pc1" atari in Google images with an exact requested size of 320x200 yields this result, which seems to match your description pretty well.

Could it be that one?

rose.pc1

EDIT #1

Here is a better version from Demozoo.

rose

EDIT #2

The original Neochrome file can be downloaded from this page.

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As it happens, I have my own archived copy of the STe Discovery Xtra Language disk here. Here's ROSE.NEO:

ROSE.NEO

I've screencapped all of the Neochrome images I have on this disk and put them on Imgur: https://imgur.com/gallery/bjs5OTC

That's perhaps the full original set from that disk; I guess I was careful with preservation even when I was a teenager. No bear on there, though!

If you want the full set of what I have, try: https://sdstrowes.co.uk/misc/atari/discovery-xtra-neochrome/

Note that at least the waterfall was "animated" thanks to some neat colour cycling. NEOSHOW.PRG shows off the animation. Probably this is one of those things where this is technically still copyrighted by somebody. Happy to take these down if somebody sends me a nastygram.

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