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Color a Dinosaur

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Title Screen

Color a Dinosaur

Developer: FarSight Studios
Publisher: Virgin Games
Platform: NES
Released in US: July 1993


DevTextIcon.png This game has hidden development-related text.


ProtoIcon.png This game has a prototype article

Following this game's release, every single other developer realized they couldn't compete and immediately shut down. And can you blame them?

Norton Utilities

For whatever reason, this game appears to contain a big honking chunk of Norton Utilities 7 starting at 0xCDD8. We could include more than this excerpt, which begins at 0xE87E, but much like this game, there's really no point.

NDOS Revision A 7.0 NDOS, Norton Utilities version 7.0,
Copyright 1993 by Symantec Corporation  %s=%c:\%s 
%s version %u.%u
%s
DOS OS/2  DR-DOS     DOS Revision %c     OS/2 Revision %u 
DOS is in %s HMA ROM low memory  PROMPT  COMSPEC _cdpath unlabeled
Volume in drive %c is %-12s Serial number is %04x:%04x
No PATH %12Lu bytes free
 
%12Lu bytes total DOS RAM
 
%12Lu bytes total EMS memory
  
%12Lu bytes total EXTENDED memory
 
%12Lu bytes free XMS memory    (HMA free)  (HMA in use)  
%12Lu bytes total environment
 
%12Lu bytes total alias
 
%12Lu bytes total history
%12Lu bytes total disk space
%12Lu bytes used
      chars ³ � or � Selects ³ + Marks  - Unmarks ³
      ENTER to run ³ Page %2u of %2u 
      Marked: %4u files %6luK %s is %s %s (%s) is %s
 ANSI=%d
COMPOUND=%c
ESCAPE=%c
INPUT=%u
MODE=%u
NOCLOBBER=%u
PARAMETERS=%c
ROWS=%u
CURSOR OVERSTRIKE=%u
CURSOR INSERT=%u
UPPER CASE=%u
VERBOSE=%u
SWITCH=%c
 
GLOBAL: %s Timer %d  on: %s
off: %s    Elapsed: %u%c%02u%c%02u.%02u
 %2u%c%02u%c%02u%c %u%*1s%u%*1s%u  
New date (%s):   
New time (hh:mm:ss):   Active code page:   %u
Prepared code pages:  Confirm system reboot CON No UMB regions
defined, switches ignored
Invalid region number or size "%s", ignored