Icon Set - 196U

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196U
  • Published on April 9th 2017 by .
  • Released under the Release to Public Domain license.
3.5 out of 5 stars. (2 reviews) Log-in to add your review.

196U - Retro 4-bit 32x32 icons based on the coloring used in my artifacts cursor sets. Mostly, if you want to give an old PC newer looking Win 7 style icons. Or a newer PC icons that would look the same in Win '95. You can see what the other artifact/decade color themes look like though. Now, Imagine seeing these in full Win '95 glory.

Only in 32x32 - these are retro after all, the preview stretches them out to 48x48 as if they were a newer icon format.

197V - b/w - it's like win 7 meets dot matrix.
198W - purple - "the wave" psuedo cga.
199X - red - yeah that palette.
200Y - green - better greens were showing up, imitated in actual cutting edge 4 bit color.
201Z - blue - because blue is better than the muddy unreal engine imitation.

NOTE: The 2 color icons are NOT in 2 bit color. Newer versions of windows can't hang with actual 2 bit color icons ... cursors, sure - icons? Not since Vista. So the b/w icons are actually in 4 bit color like the rest of the set. I never saw windows ever crash so completely that it needed to go into actual 2 color mode anyway ...

CAVEAT: The dot matrix looking icons are more amusing than they appear. Don't ask me why. You might find yourself using them more than you want.

RANDOM: I don't like the "My Documents" icon much either.


Tags: Application Computer Folder Simple Windows 7 ■ Black ■ Blue ■ Green ■ Purple ■ Red □ Transparent □ White

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by highmystica

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Recent reviews and comments

user icon highmystica registered user on April 9th 2017

When I use them I mix these ... 198W Computer, 200Y Network, 201Z Documents and 199X Recycle (both). Or just all the dot matrix ones ... I might be mental.

user icon Anonymous on April 11th 2017

The purple ones are very nice! Can you use those colors for one of the ARTIFACT cursors?

user icon highmystica registered user on April 18th 2017

Lol - just finished uploading them when I saw you comment. Blue is comming too. Updated the text and prec select in the red and green sets too today.

user icon The Dane Duke registered user on April 23rd 2017

4 out of 5 stars.

The look nice. The monochromatics you used for set V looks compatible with many Macintosh computers from 1984 to 1996, which I greatly like. The others are I think an average of 4 colors each set. How did you get those colors to replace the modern ones? Nice work!

user icon highmystica registered user on April 25th 2017

Basic dithering?

The initial versions of the B/W cursors were compatible with Win 2.0 until I discovered they aren't compatible in newer versions of windows. I haven't made a 2 bit icons since the 80's and that was on a mac.

The B/W versions totally give me mac flashbacks too! Had to mail them to a mac junkie friend of mine who also loved them.

user icon Batuzanx registered user on June 17th 2017

3 out of 5 stars.

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user icon Batuzanx registered user on July 4th 2017

3 out of 5 stars.

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user icon Batuzanx registered user on July 25th 2017

3 out of 5 stars.

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user icon Batuzanx registered user on October 21st 2017

3 out of 5 stars.

not bad!

user icon Anonymous