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Hi all
« on: 17:57, 05 November 16 »
Hi all,

I'm Vanja, also known as Mermaid. I'm from Norway, the Amstrad CPC is pretty rare here.

I recently did the loader picture for Juan's great new game Magica:



The Magica picture was my first attempt at Amstrad CPC graphics.
I've worked on many other systems over the years, but mainly the Commodore 64.
Here are a few C64 pieces I've made over the last 2-3 years:

"Dragonslayer"



Ultima IV Remastered intro pictures



Megapede title screen



Goblin Towers title screen



While the C64 remains closest to my heart, I do like all the old 8 bit computers and consoles, and hope to do some Amstrad CPC graphics again in the future.

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Re: Hi all
« Reply #1 on: 18:08, 05 November 16 »
Welcome Vanja! :)
Released The Return of Traxtor, Golden Tail, Magica, The Dawn of Kernel, Kitsune`s Curse and Brick Rick for the CPC.

If you like my games and want to show some appreciation, you can always buy me a coffee.

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Re: Hi all
« Reply #2 on: 18:28, 05 November 16 »
Hi Mermaid, i know your work since a long time!


It's a pleasure to welcome you here!


What kind of production do you want to participate to? Game, demo, other?



use RASM, the best assembler ever made :p

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Re: Hi all
« Reply #3 on: 19:04, 05 November 16 »
I'll probably team up with Shadow and do a demo at some point, we're working our way through a bunch of fun machines.

Maybe we'll do a little game as well, time will show!

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Re: Hi all
« Reply #4 on: 19:17, 05 November 16 »
Fantastic artwork!
Visit my BBS (Telnet) : flashbackbbs.sytes.net:6502
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Re: Hi all
« Reply #5 on: 20:39, 05 November 16 »
Hi there! Those are really nice screens, great work!  :)

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Re: Hi all
« Reply #6 on: 23:56, 05 November 16 »
Welcome here, those are nice graphics indeed.

Hope you'll find the vivid colourfull palette with almost no greys and browns to your taste.

also you can work in 192x256x16 (wide pixels, full screen) and include some palette changes for lines ("rasters").
Or use the same 4096 palette as STe or Amiga if you want it on PLUS.


Creeper lurker mode : on

I guess we can check your Pixel Joint's page there :
http://pixeljoint.com/p/84593.htm

And I guess this is your webcomic blog :
http://cheesepirate.com/index.html

you have a nice cartoonish style and nice way to palette your stuff.
Bienvenue ici.
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Re: Hi all
« Reply #7 on: 00:02, 06 November 16 »
Welcome home Mermaid. I really love what you did...
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Re: Hi all
« Reply #8 on: 01:20, 06 November 16 »
You're welcome

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Re: Hi all
« Reply #9 on: 01:35, 06 November 16 »
Hope you'll find the vivid colourfull palette with almost no greys and browns to your taste.

I'm not here to start a fight or to insult your favourite machine, I'd appreciate it if you followed my example.

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Re: Hi all
« Reply #10 on: 03:53, 06 November 16 »
Wasn't a fight, just a fact.

C64 and CPC have quite different palettes this can mean quite some changes in styles or way to catch the lightings or colours or choose the themes.

To simply repalette existing complex C64 graphics into CPC palette often leads to disaster (as can be seen in many old games graphics where those were ported from C64 with jsut a badly done palette swap into CPC palette) so I am genuinely interested to see you compose directly for CPC, I guess this can brings new ideas for us to have someone from the C64 coming into our world.

This Magica intro page is truelly great and show a nice use of the palette in a way few CPC graphists can do.
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Re: Hi all
« Reply #11 on: 09:18, 06 November 16 »
Welcome Vanja!
Amazing work !!! ;)

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Re: Hi all
« Reply #12 on: 11:27, 06 November 16 »
Oh boy! Don't let Macdeath's comments spoil it for you, Mermaid. He really is a good lad, although because he is trying too hard to be funny his choise of words is sometimes unfortunate.  :)


@Macdeath: you need to practice moar hardeur!  :P

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Re: Hi all
« Reply #13 on: 11:44, 06 November 16 »
Welcome Mermaid!

I have seen your work on C64.  :)

It is a nice surprise to see your work on CPC.









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Re: Hi all
« Reply #14 on: 12:11, 06 November 16 »
Hi Vadja/Mermaid.


To be your first work in Amstrad you make a very good use of the cpc palette, indeed, and the loader screen for Magica it´s possibly one of best that I´ve  seen in Amstrad for years.


Congratulations!!! :)


 I Hope to see more of your work in Amstrad.


Regards
« Last Edit: 13:23, 06 November 16 by sad1942 »

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Re: Hi all
« Reply #15 on: 14:18, 06 November 16 »
Great job on Magica! 

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Re: Hi all
« Reply #16 on: 00:12, 07 November 16 »
Hi Vanja!


Welcome to the CPCWiki!


I absolutely loved your work on Spaceman Splorf:Planet of Doom (which btw is a very nice and polished game, you should try it guys!), and your loading screen for Magica is also staggering.


Cheers,
Rob

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Re: Hi all
« Reply #17 on: 00:20, 07 November 16 »
It's a great loading screen for a great game.


Thank you for your work.
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Re: Hi all
« Reply #18 on: 22:08, 15 January 17 »
I'm not here to start a fight or to insult your favourite machine, I'd appreciate it if you followed my example.

Litt må vi Kristiansundere tåle  :) Velkommen!