Waffle's Revenge

was suddenly reminded of the 1-bit patterns you could use as wallpapers (or filler behind wallpapers) in Windows 95

https://windowswallpaper.miraheze.org/wiki/Windows_95#Patterns

Patterns

Windows 95 also includes a set of 8x8 patterns, which are tiled across the desktop. These are not in Bitmap format and are instead rendered through binary values. They can be applied in conjunction with a wallpaper; if the wallpaper is set to be centered, the pattern will be visible on the space surrounding the wallpaper. Due to their simplistic nature, they do not use as much memory and are thus a good option on computers with low RAM.

can I see them?

fine i’ll recreate them myself:

waffles revenge
Waffle’s Revenge (77 154 8 85 239 154 77 154)

bricks
Bricks (187 95 174 93 186 117 234 245)

buttons
Buttons (170 125 198 71 198 127 190 85)

cargo net
Cargo Net (120 49 19 135 225 200 140 30)

circuits
Circuits (82 41 132 66 148 41 66 132)

cobblestones
Cobblestones (40 68 146 171 214 108 56 16)

colosseum
Colosseum (130 1 1 1 171 85 170 85)

daisies
Daisies (30 140 216 253 191 27 49 120)

dizzy
Dizzy (62 7 225 7 62 112 195 112)

field effect
Field Effect (86 89 166 154 101 149 106 169)

key
Key (254 2 250 138 186 162 190 128)

live wire
Live Wire (239 239 14 254 254 254 224 239)

plaid
Plaid (240 240 240 240 170 85 170 85)

rounder
Rounder (215 147 40 215 40 147 213 215)

scales
Scales (225 42 37 146 85 152 62 247)

stone
Stone (174 77 239 255 8 77 174 77)

thatches
Thatches (248 116 34 71 143 23 34 113)

tile
Tile (69 130 1 0 1 130 69 170)

triangles
Triangles (135 7 6 4 0 247 231 199)

(patterns recreated using the dec → bin functionality in windows calculator and manually plugging the results into nes screen tool. accuracy not guaranteed)

mainly making this thread because the closest-to-pertinent search result for “windows 95 pattern waffle” was this 9-year-old Niel Cicierega bit, rather than any pictures of any of these patterns

discuss

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Somebody make a game using only these patterns. 8x8 Eyes.

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I remember using that key pattern in a lovely gold around whatever image I was using as wallpaper in 1997!

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ahh , Computer

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I think Keys with a combination of purple and teal was what the family PC rocked from about 1995 to 1998.

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this is the lord’s work

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8x8 Eyes

:eye: :eye: :drop_of_blood:

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Selectbutton is the greatest website on the internet

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