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Color a Dinosaur

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Title Screen

Color a Dinosaur

Developer: FarSight Studios[1]
Publisher: Virgin Games[1]
Platform: NES
Released in US: July 1993[1]


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

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Read about prototype versions of this game that have been released or dumped.
Prototype Info

Norton Utilities

For whatever reason, this game appears to contain a big honking chunk of Norton Utilities 7 starting at 0x078C8.

SET<bh:00>UNINSTALL<bh:00>SAVE<bh:00>DUMP<bh:00>
You specified option DOS=$d2K. 
There is only $u3K of$s01DOS memory available.
Omit option DOS or try DOS=$u4K.
<bh:00>You specified option EXT=$d2K. 
There is only $u3K of$s01EXTENDED memory available. 
Omit option EXT or try EXT=$u4K.<bh:00>
You specified option EXP=$d2K. 
There is only $u3K of$s01EXPANDED memory available. 
Omit option EXP or try EXP=$u4K.<bh:00>You specified option DOS=$u2K. 
There is only $u3K of$s01Conventional DOS memory available.  
Specify DOS to use it all.
<bh:00>You specified option DOS=$u2K,$u3K.
Norton Cache cannot$s01dynamically free DOS memory for Windows.
Omit the MINIMUM$s01cache size specification (eg. DOS=$u2K).
<bh:00>You specified option EXT=$u2K. 
There is only $u3K$s01of EXTENDED memory available.  
Specify EXT to use it all.<bh:00>
You specified option EXP=$u2K. 
There is only $u3K$s01of EXPANDED memory available.  
Specify EXP to use it all.<bh:00>
You specified option EXP=$u2K,$u3K. 
Due to the design of$s01the Microsoft Windows Virtual Memory Manager, a disk cache$s01cannot use expanded memory while Windows is running. 
Omit the$s01MINIMUM cache size specification (eg. EXP=$u2K), 
or use$s01extended memory for the cache (eg. EXT=$u2K,$u3K).
<bh:00>You specified option EXT=$d2K.  
There is NO extended$s01memory available on your system.  
Omit option EXT.<bh:00>
You specified option EXT.  
There is NO extended$s01memory available on your system.  
Omit option EXT.<bh:00>
You specified option EXP=$d2K.  
There is NO expanded$s01memory available on your system.  
Omit option EXP.<bh:00>You specified option EXP.  
There is NO expanded$s01memory available on your system.  
Omit option EXP.<bh:00>There was a previous error accessing Expanded Memory.
$s01Reboot your computer and try again, or omit option EXP.<bh:00>Norton Cache requires a LIM EMS 4.0 expanded memory manager$s01to use expanded memory.  
Omit option EXP or upgrade your Expanded$s01Memory Manager.
<bh:00>Norton Cache canno

More appears 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

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