VGA Color Palettes
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1. 1-Bit Modes. With one-bit color modes, there are only two colors: black and white.
2. 2-Bit Modes. In two-bit modes, you have a choice of four possible colors:
3. 4-Bit modes. In four-bit modes, you have a choice of 16 possible colors.
4. 8-Bit Modes. In eight-bit modes, you have a choice of 256 colors taken from the standard VGA palette. You can also set your own palette using the SetPalette intrinsic.
5. 15-Bit Modes. In these modes, a color is specified as an RGB value of 5 bits each. In other words, a 16-bit color contains 15 bits of color information.
6. 16-Bit Modes. In these modes, a color is specified as an RGB value of 5, 6 and 5 bits, with the green value getting the extra bit.
7. 24-Bit Modes. In these modes, the background color is always black and the foreground color is represented by RGB values of eight bits per color.