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Offline ralferoo

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Breaking Baud
« on: 10:55, 20 April 14 »
Yesterday at Revision, our new demo "Breaking Baud" was presented, featuring my tape turbo loader for the CPC and more importantly wonderful graphics from JulijanaM and our very own rexbeng, and a sonic smorgasbord from McKlain. The pou√ęt page for the demo is https://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=62934 and there's a CDT file in the link there if you want to try it out yourself! :)

I've still not prepared a youtube version for this, I'll do this in the next couple of days and tidy up the source a bit for release, along with a post-party version with a couple of things that were planned but didn't quite make it in for the competition deadline.

This project has been a great collaborative effort. Just 5 weeks ago, I had some loading tech but no real demo and after my post here, I soon had several people working with me so it was a definite collaborative effort.

Many thanks to MaV for being the interaction point, translator, and coordinator for the "Lightkeeper" and "Rose" sequences. With his help, a really talented artist created her first "old computer" art based on an image she'd previously created at high res with many colours. It was an amazing foray into the CPC scene for her and the results certainly don't look like her first work in the medium and it's great to see how much of the feeling in her original work comes through into 4 colours and low-res!

Rexbeng's sequence "Bin Renderin" was a real joy to be a part of too. It was amazing to see the kind of colours you can get out of mode 0 when they're put in the hands of a talented graphics artist - it's a really super piece of art that uses colours the C64 can only dream of!

The music too was great! I've listened to McKlain's work many times in the past and when he offered to make some music, I felt truly honoured to have him on board. It was really great that he was watching the demo throughout the process - seeing it take shape and making music that fit the mood so well. Even more amazing that he provided so many different bits of music for each sequence when I was expecting only one tune for the entire demo!

So, thanks to everybody involved for making this the demo it was! It was great to have such a collaborative process! Now I need to catch up on some sleep... :)

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Re: Breaking Baud
« Reply #1 on: 12:43, 20 April 14 »
I can't click the Like button enough for this one...!

Congratulations on a great production  :)

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Re: Breaking Baud
« Reply #2 on: 13:12, 20 April 14 »
A great little concept demo. Really fast loading and amazing graphics and sound.
Major congratulations to all concerned. Let's hope this starts a trend for |TAPE demos on CPC!
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Re: Breaking Baud
« Reply #3 on: 13:41, 20 April 14 »
Well, it was quite funny how the 'Bin Renderin' developed from a simplistic mode1 image (simplistic because there was the time the loader needed to display graphics to be taken into acount) to a quite complicated and very colorful mode0 image! A nice excercise for future projects I think, though I need to point out that pixeling this was really challenging for my eyes and the fact that I had to partialy work on a shity laptop monitor instead of my wonderful IPS desktop monitor didn't help at all!

As 'Bin Renderin' was coming close to completion I thought of making one more image for Breaking Baud and infact asked Doz to wait until the very last moment, but in the meantime I had to do some fast work for another CPC project and in the end it felt as if I'd go blind (ok, I exaggerate). So I decided to let my eyes rest. I cannot dare to imagine what the concequenses would be had I been working images like this one on a CTM monitor. :P

Oh, the dangers of oldschool demomaking I suppose. ;D

About the demo, I find kind of cute how the curly and calm shapes in the girly-ish image are in the exact opposite direction to the rough and tense shapes in the boy-ish image. The changes between the styles and the fitting musics make it interesting for the eye and ear. It could go for another 10 images this way! :D

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« Last Edit: 17:35, 20 April 14 by rexbeng »

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Re: Breaking Baud
« Reply #4 on: 14:32, 20 April 14 »
Just watched the Video, what a fantastic demo! How many backups of the Tape did you guys have, just in case one didn't work??

Bryce.

Thanks also for the mention at the end :)

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Re: Breaking Baud
« Reply #5 on: 16:19, 20 April 14 »
Something new on oldschool!? the original idea alone deserves a thumb up.
Then? well, this is Art (Lightkeeper + sound = wow!), thank you for the show.
(And personal thanks for the lesson, teaching to me again that technically impressive is not the only way.)
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Re: Breaking Baud
« Reply #6 on: 18:44, 20 April 14 »
doesn't work on 6128PLUS and missing something on 464PLUS... dammit. :laugh:

otherwise nice graphics and sounds... well done, commentaries were great during the streaming.
hope you'll get some price. when can we get the results ?

testd it with Winape, works well but I may not be updates, a few glitches during display of new lines/stuff.
« Last Edit: 18:45, 20 April 14 by MacDeath »

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Re: Breaking Baud
« Reply #7 on: 19:33, 20 April 14 »
What is a "6128PLUS"?  :P

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Re: Breaking Baud
« Reply #8 on: 19:40, 20 April 14 »
Whoa, the most original thing I've seen in a long while! Kudos guys, that's really great! I watched it twice in a row, and after posting this I'm going to play it again on my TV.

Great stuff guys, it made me wake up somewhat after the Easter feast! :D

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Re: Breaking Baud
« Reply #9 on: 19:56, 20 April 14 »