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General Category => Applications => Topic started by: ComSoft6128 on 14:33, 28 October 19

Title: "DISPLAY2/DISPLAYX" - short screenshows/slideshows from the WACCI PD library
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 14:33, 28 October 19
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 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECMC5WOOWhY)

Links:

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

http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/VIDI_digitizer (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.
Title: Re: "DISPLAY2" - short screenshow/slideshow from the WACCI PD library
Post by: Bryce on 15:23, 28 October 19
From the Newspaper headline, it's at least after late 1988 :)

Bryce.
Title: Re: "DISPLAY2" - short screenshow/slideshow from the WACCI PD library
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 08:54, 02 November 19
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 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuEINns-aOM)



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

http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/VIDI_digitizer (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.
Title: Re: "DISPLAY2/DISPLAYX" - short screenshows/slideshows from the WACCI PD library
Post by: AMSDOS on 00:04, 03 November 19
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
Title: Re: "DISPLAY2/DISPLAYX" - short screenshows/slideshows from the WACCI PD library
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 06:35, 03 November 19
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.