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New Video Series - CPC464 Green Screen
« on: 23:43, 05 December 15 »
Now that WinAPE AVI works properly, I'm going to upload sporadically some gameplay videos. Only these will be recorded the way I remember them, in green.

There are currently four videos online.

CPC464 Green Screen - Welcome Tape - YouTube
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Re: New Video Series - CPC464 Green Screen
« Reply #1 on: 04:13, 08 December 15 »
Oh my goodness, the old Green Screen days. My first CPC had a green screen and I loved it, even though it sometimes made things difficult to follow (a lot of games just didn't work all that well in green, IMO).


Watching that welcome tape in green screen mode again has brought back so many memories! :D

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Re: New Video Series - CPC464 Green Screen
« Reply #2 on: 08:10, 08 December 15 »
I was such a spoilt brat as a kid. I'd gotten a 464 with colour monitor.

So after about a year, I ended up in other peoples houses with a green screen monitor, and wondered "Oh man, how can games be played this way at all?"
Likewise, they'd come over and act like colour on the Amstrad was a miracle.

I also remember being very angry with my local Virgin megastore, because on the screens above the games counter, there was C64, Spectrum, Atari ST, Amiga, and one other screen which escapes me.
Then stashed away in the bottom corner of the counter was a 464 with green screen.

Had it's advantages, would ask the dude to load in a game, wait for him to go on break and when the next dude came in, the tape slowly got ejected and stashed up my sleeve.  :laugh:
Did this once a week for about six months, nobody either suspected, or cared.
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Re: New Video Series - CPC464 Green Screen
« Reply #3 on: 14:15, 08 December 15 »
Now that power has returned where I live,  let's hope it stays this time,  up be sure to check out your vids later.
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Re: New Video Series - CPC464 Green Screen
« Reply #4 on: 22:16, 09 December 15 »
I was such a spoilt brat as a kid. I'd gotten a 464 with colour monitor.

So after about a year, I ended up in other peoples houses with a green screen monitor, and wondered "Oh man, how can games be played this way at all?"
Likewise, they'd come over and act like colour on the Amstrad was a miracle.

I also remember being very angry with my local Virgin megastore, because on the screens above the games counter, there was C64, Spectrum, Atari ST, Amiga, and one other screen which escapes me.
Then stashed away in the bottom corner of the counter was a 464 with green screen.

Had it's advantages, would ask the dude to load in a game, wait for him to go on break and when the next dude came in, the tape slowly got ejected and stashed up my sleeve.  :laugh:
Did this once a week for about six months, nobody either suspected, or cared.
You little Tyke! Lol nice bonus though!

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Re: New Video Series - CPC464 Green Screen
« Reply #5 on: 18:33, 13 December 15 »
I remember getting a SCART to connect my up-to-then 464 to our Luxor TV. I was just blown away...

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Re: New Video Series - CPC464 Green Screen
« Reply #6 on: 21:47, 13 December 15 »
I was too a spoiled brat, I had a CPC6128 with colour monitor...
(had a 464 with colour before it of course but really my father was fed up with tapes to do visicalc...)

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Re: New Video Series - CPC464 Green Screen
« Reply #7 on: 21:56, 13 December 15 »
I started with green too.
Remember playing airwolf 2, aahhh that music.
After a year I bought a colour monitor, socked!

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Re: New Video Series - CPC464 Green Screen
« Reply #8 on: 22:12, 13 December 15 »
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I started with green too.
Remember playing airwolf 2...
After a year I bought a colour monitor,
and guess what ? the game was still monocolour...

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Re: New Video Series - CPC464 Green Screen
« Reply #9 on: 23:07, 13 December 15 »
and guess what ? the game was still monocolour...

Yes, I was refering to the first game I bought  ;D
The first I saw was Ghost'n'goblins. aaah that music (again)

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Re: New Video Series - CPC464 Green Screen
« Reply #10 on: 10:50, 14 December 15 »
I also had a green screen monitor for most of my cpc years, and a mp2 towards the end ( which I could only use exceptionally when a tv set was "available" during the holidays ) .

So actually I got to know most games ( including BAT ) on green screen, and we had to move the computer to OCP with my sister .

Just knowing the "green" games, I thought the palette of the cpc was much more "progressive" :)

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Re: New Video Series - CPC464 Green Screen
« Reply #11 on: 16:07, 14 December 15 »
I think the green screen was delivering a more bearable experience for those silly spectrum conversions with so few colors.
And that was the only good thing about it.

I remember having finally been able to get myself a modulator: my mind got literally blown! That was awesome!!

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