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Offline AxelStone

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Re: Astonishing and enigmatic pics from BatmanGroup!!
« Reply #30 on: 21:50, 17 June 17 »
If only all this was 30 years ago.


You are right man, CPC was the garbage colletor for Spectrum: every game was designed for Spectrum and badly ported to CPC only adding colours. CPC has demostrated that has more features than simply add color.


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Re: Astonishing and enigmatic pics from BatmanGroup!!
« Reply #31 on: 22:57, 17 June 17 »
Wow after 30 years the rivalry still continues.....


At this point, this is not really rivalry :)


The CPC has really been underused. What happens, is that the CPC was almost a 16 bits machine.


It doesn't have the sid chip, but it can do very good musics. We have tons of examples :)

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Re: Astonishing and enigmatic pics from BatmanGroup!!
« Reply #32 on: 00:35, 18 June 17 »


At this point, this is not really rivalry :)


The CPC has really been underused. What happens, is that the CPC was almost a 16 bits machine.


It doesn't have the sid chip, but it can do very good musics. We have tons of examples :)


What make it almost a 16 bit machine?

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Re: Astonishing and enigmatic pics from BatmanGroup!!
« Reply #33 on: 11:59, 18 June 17 »

What make it almost a 16 bit machine?


Perhaps not 16bit, but CPC is much better than seen during comercial life. Look for example what can do:



And compare with the commercial game:



A speccy port!!! There is a lot of homebrew examples where you can see that CPC was really a very advanced machine with a powerful VDP, but this VDP never was used, CPC was programed as a simple Z80 machine (like Speccy).

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Re: Astonishing and enigmatic pics from BatmanGroup!!
« Reply #34 on: 14:25, 18 June 17 »
That demo looks impressive but there is no actual gameplay, shame that the demo didn't turn into a real game.  The actual game looks pretty horrible with speccy graphics.

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Re: Astonishing and enigmatic pics from BatmanGroup!!
« Reply #35 on: 17:14, 18 June 17 »
I think the the real game looks pretty good. Yes, it's Mode 1, but far nicer than the monochromatic Speccy version.

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Re: Astonishing and enigmatic pics from BatmanGroup!!
« Reply #36 on: 22:45, 18 June 17 »
That demo looks impressive but there is no actual gameplay, shame that the demo didn't turn into a real game.  The actual game looks pretty horrible with speccy graphics.

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What about Edge Grinder?



Full color shoter with smoth scroll and full of action. CPC is very capable machine when used correctly.
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Re: Astonishing and enigmatic pics from BatmanGroup!!
« Reply #37 on: 00:37, 19 June 17 »

That demo looks impressive but there is no actual gameplay, shame that the demo didn't turn into a real game.  The actual game looks pretty horrible with speccy graphics.
It looks good as a representation of the upper level (although lacks much of the foreground objects) but I'm not convinced it would have translated into the remainder of the game which is a much more traditional platforming effort. It does show that the CPC was capable of some impressive tricks in the right circumstances.

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Re: Astonishing and enigmatic pics from BatmanGroup!!
« Reply #38 on: 09:23, 19 June 17 »
It looks good as a representation of the upper level (although lacks much of the foreground objects) but I'm not convinced it would have translated into the remainder of the game which is a much more traditional platforming effort. It does show that the CPC was capable of some impressive tricks in the right circumstances.


Yes between a demo and a real game there is a big difference, you need to add game logic, enemies IAs, etc and most probably it would be simpler than video. However the purpose of the video is simply to show that CPC has a capable VDP, it's not simply "Speccy with more colours".


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Re: Astonishing and enigmatic pics from BatmanGroup!!
« Reply #39 on: 13:23, 19 June 17 »

Yes between a demo and a real game there is a big difference, you need to add game logic, enemies IAs, etc and most probably it would be simpler than video. However the purpose of the video is simply to show that CPC has a capable VDP, it's not simply "Speccy with more colours".

You mean "Speccy with less colours" because most Speccy ports were 4 colours, or even monochrome.