Windows 8-bit 256 color palette

Some people like to say the internet is forever. Unfortunately, it’s not. I recently needed to track down a 256 color Windows system palettes from the Windows 95/98 era. In less than 20 years, the internet has all but forgotten what the color palette might have been.

This is my best attempt at reconstructing it from various pieces of information I was able to find around the web. This is a true-to-color gif image, so the color values haven’t been corrupted by downsampling.

The actual color values can be downloaded here.

256 color 8-bit Windows system palette