Author Topic: "DISPLAY2/DISPLAYX" - short screenshows/slideshows from the WACCI PD library  (Read 922 times)

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1992?

Short (9 screens) slideshow program using 17K screen-grabs captured by the ROMBO Vidi hardware - one screen is Mode 2 the rest are Mode 1.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECMC5WOOWhY


Links:

https://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/WACCI

http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/VIDI_digitizer

Not emulated - original hardware and software
Please note that the aspect ratio for this YouTube video is 16:9 but the CPC monitor
has an aspect ratio of 4:3 so you may wish to adjust your viewing device accordingly.
« Last Edit: 08:58, 02 November 19 by ComSoft6128 »

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From the Newspaper headline, it's at least after late 1988 :)

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DISPLAYX.BAS

This comes from the same disk as DISPLAY2.BAS and while sourced from the WACCI library may have actually originated from ROMBO Productions themselves. The extensive REM statements look like a simple tutorial. Mmm - bit of a puzzle this.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuEINns-aOM



Links:
https://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/WACCI

http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/VIDI_digitizer

Not emulated - original hardware and software
Please note that the aspect ratio for this YouTube video is 16:9 but the CPC monitor has
an aspect ratio of 4:3 so you may wish to adjust your viewing device accordingly.
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If I could make a guessing game out of the the video stills on display, I would say they were Sean Young from Blade Runner and Sigourney Weaver opening the Fridge door in Ghostbusters? :D
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Well spotted!

That is indeed Sean Young from Blade Runner but the Sigourney Weaver grab is from Aliens.


Also shown are:

"Hicks" again from Aliens, Iggy Pop (his usual charming self) and Brix Smith Start from the UK band The Fall.

There is also a "DISPLAY3.BAS" program on 3.5" disk which has 40 screens but unfortunately it is corrupted.
The program itself is OK but some of the screens are damaged - one day I will use the backup disks to source
new screens and bring it back to life.
« Last Edit: 07:01, 03 November 19 by ComSoft6128 »