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Aurélien Rodot

1 year ago

Official, default palette (new)

New! January 2018 update: Grays are less brownish, purple is darker.

Why is it important to use the default palette?

  • We spent lot of time fine tuning this palette to get the perfect blend of colors.
  • You can't really go wrong with these colors.
  • This will give the Gamebuino games a consistent look.
  • They are not garish nor not dull and all different.
  • This is a pretty versatile palette, you should be able to do any kind of games with it.
  • They are the default colors used in indexed mode.

Related subject: Why do we use 25FPS?

Download tools

Palette.zip

  • Source BMP and PNG of the palette
  • Photoshop Swatches (ACO) and Color Tables (.ACT)
  • Paint.NET palette
  • Excel sheet with all values


Mockups by Drakker, Adekto & Erico, updated with the new palette

RGB & HEX values

Note: You don't have to use the HEX/RGB values in your program, see gb.display.setColor

R8G8B8HEX888
WHITE255255255#FFFFFF
GRAY168153135#A89987
DARKGRAY847767#544D43
BLACK000#000000
PURPLE150064#960040
MAGENTA20768133#CF4485
RED2192935#DB1D23
ORANGE25516817#FFA811
BROWN20714268#CF8E44
BEIGE255214144#FFD690
YELLOW2452310#F5E700
LIGHTGREEN13320768#85CF44
GREEN013980#008B50
DARKBLUE067133#004385
BLUE68133207#4485CF
LIGHTBLUE125187255#7DBBFF


Kuddos to @Drakker for helping me with the palette update & testing.

Kudos to @Drakker @Erico @Adekto for testing the initial palette with gorgeous mockups :)

Gamebuino palette discussion

Alternative palettes

If you want to use other palette you still can :)

Suggest your own palettes and ressources in the comments!

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Aurélien Rodot

NEW 11 months ago

The default Gamebuino palette just got updated! Check the first post to see it :)

ry755

NEW 11 months ago

The new palette looks good! But the update at top should say January 2018, right?

Aurélien Rodot

11 months ago

Hah...  yeah, I fixed it. Thanks.

Aurélien Rodot

NEW 11 months ago

ry755 ry755

Hah...  yeah, I fixed it. Thanks.

exocet

NEW 11 months ago

Looks good to me! Pretty complete and very versatile. 

The only that I'm not sure of is whether the magenta and the red are too close too each other. Maybe purple and magenta could be a tiny bit brighter so magenta can be used as well as a lighter shade of red  but does not move too far from purple?

Aurélien Rodot

11 months ago

@exocet I tried brightening the magenta to make it pinkish, but it doesn't really help in my opinion.

There will always some compromises to be made... that's what's fun I guess :)

Aurélien Rodot

NEW 11 months ago

exocet exocet

@exocet I tried brightening the magenta to make it pinkish, but it doesn't really help in my opinion.

There will always some compromises to be made... that's what's fun I guess :)

STUDIOCRAFTapps

NEW 11 months ago

I created a palette a few months ago that was based on the old Gamebuino palette. The overall shades are almost the same but the colors are less vibrant and hard on the eyes. The blue shades have a more pronounced hue shift. Instead of having shades of magenta/pink, it has a purple color. The name is "Vintage Gamebuino Palette"

Note: The color change is MUCH more noticeable when you're looking at them when downloaded instead of the browser or with a better display.

clement

NEW 9 months ago

Hello I share the color palette for paint.net

gamebuino-meta.txt


put it in "D:\Mes Documents\Mes fichiers paint.net\Palettes" and TADA : 

Aurélien Rodot

9 months ago

Thanks, I'm adding that to the .zip file :)

Aurélien Rodot

NEW 9 months ago

clement clement

Thanks, I'm adding that to the .zip file :)

geed

NEW 9 months ago

hello, 

it is my .gpl palette for Piskel. Tired to recreate them every time i change of pc !

palette for Piskel

DFX2KX

NEW 8 months ago

I was having issues with Pskel not playing nicely with Bitdefender. So I installed GraphicsGale instead. And that seems to work.

It does have a palette feature, and I went ahead and made a basic .gal file with that loaded up for anyone else who happens to want to use this program.

Here it is:

GraphicsGale Gambuino Palette.zip

Zipon

NEW 4 months ago

Hi guys


I couldn't find a palette for Aseprite in the zip file, so i made my own one.


Aseprite-Palette.zip

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