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Title: The 464 Project
Post by: Novabug on 11:03, 13 July 15

It's taken me several months of compiling, but I present to Amstrad fans The 464 Project.... 464 game of the CPC464. Enjoy.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vh9ZpaPbfsw[/youtube]
Title: Re: The 464 Project
Post by: VincentGR on 11:26, 13 July 15
 :o Nice!
Title: Re: The 464 Project
Post by: Zoe Robinson on 14:02, 13 July 15
Oh my goodness, so many memories - and so many absolute classics from the early years.


Thanks for making this, it's great. :D
Title: Re: The 464 Project
Post by: Carnivius on 14:43, 13 July 15
Man.  Look at the variety of games.   There were much less established 'rules' back then on how to develop certain game genres so there's all sorts of different attempts.  Some great, some not so good but there's so very few games that look identical to each other here.   Even the racing games that use the same general idea of the '3D' movement are all very distinguishable from each other.  And since the 8-bit machines couldn't get anywhere near super-realistic graphics each game has it's own charm and look.  Such a difference from all the near-indentical first person shoot 'em ups you get today for example.

Thanks for making this video.   Is there any chance of a list of the games and music used?   There's some really interesting things in there that are unfamiliar to me that I'd like to find out more about.  :)
Title: Re: The 464 Project
Post by: VincentGR on 16:01, 13 July 15
Yes, as Carnivac said. A game list would be awesome.
Title: Re: The 464 Project
Post by: EgoTrip on 17:26, 13 July 15
Can't wait for the 6,128 games on the 6128 video

Whats the music at 18 minutes from?
Title: Re: The 464 Project
Post by: Novabug on 02:10, 14 July 15
Man.  Look at the variety of games.   There were much less established 'rules' back then on how to develop certain game genres so there's all sorts of different attempts.  Some great, some not so good but there's so very few games that look identical to each other here.   Even the racing games that use the same general idea of the '3D' movement are all very distinguishable from each other.  And since the 8-bit machines couldn't get anywhere near super-realistic graphics each game has it's own charm and look.  Such a difference from all the near-indentical first person shoot 'em ups you get today for example.

Thanks for making this video.   Is there any chance of a list of the games and music used?   There's some really interesting things in there that are unfamiliar to me that I'd like to find out more about.  :)


Yes, check out my Blog for the full games list and soundtrack. Thanks for the great words. Spread this video if you can. Cheers.
The NovaBug-Blog: The 464 Project... A Tribute to the Amstrad CPC464 (http://thenovabug-blog.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/the-464-project-tribute-to-amstrad.html)
Title: Re: The 464 Project
Post by: Novabug on 02:10, 14 July 15
Yes, as Carnivac said. A game list would be awesome.


Game list on my blog. :) The NovaBug-Blog: The 464 Project... A Tribute to the Amstrad CPC464 (http://thenovabug-blog.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/the-464-project-tribute-to-amstrad.html)
Title: Re: The 464 Project
Post by: Novabug on 02:12, 14 July 15
Can't wait for the 6,128 games on the 6128 video

Whats the music at 18 minutes from?


The Golden Axe theme is playing at the 18 minute mark. :)
Title: Re: The 464 Project
Post by: Novabug on 02:16, 14 July 15
Follow up to the video of The 464 Project, here is the full games list in order.


Thanks for watching and the positive feedback so far. Don't forget to share this video and spread the CPC loving.




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The NovaBug-Blog: The 464 Project... A Tribute to the Amstrad CPC464 (http://thenovabug-blog.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/the-464-project-tribute-to-amstrad.html)[/size]
Title: Re: The 464 Project
Post by: EgoTrip on 13:00, 14 July 15
Really disappointed that Spindizzy and Knight Lore didn't make it. Spindizzy especially as it was a CPC original and the best game on the machine.
Title: Re: The 464 Project
Post by: Neil79 on 17:20, 14 July 15
Indie Retro News: The latest free games, indie games and retro news: The 464 (http://www.indieretronews.com/2015/07/the-464-project-464-games-on-amstrad.html)


 8)  Here ya go buddy
Title: Re: The 464 Project
Post by: Novabug on 23:47, 14 July 15
Really disappointed that Spindizzy and Knight Lore didn't make it. Spindizzy especially as it was a CPC original and the best game on the machine.


Apologies about missing Spindizzy. It's also one of my favourites. Unfortunately, Although I recorded Gameplay of it, I didn't include it in the final cut. I have about 20 or so clips that were trimmed out and a few I am upset with myself I didn't include. I will however make a standalone gameplay video of Spindizzy and dedicate it to yourself. :)
Title: Re: The 464 Project
Post by: EgoTrip on 00:29, 15 July 15

Apologies about missing Spindizzy. It's also one of my favourites. Unfortunately, Although I recorded Gameplay of it, I didn't include it in the final cut. I have about 20 or so clips that were trimmed out and a few I am upset with myself I didn't include. I will however make a standalone gameplay video of Spindizzy and dedicate it to yourself. :)

Thanks. Maybe you can do one with all my games too to fully atone for your sins :-*
Title: Re: The 464 Project
Post by: Bryce on 00:53, 15 July 15

Apologies about missing Spindizzy. It's also one of my favourites. Unfortunately, Although I recorded Gameplay of it, I didn't include it in the final cut. I have about 20 or so clips that were trimmed out and a few I am upset with myself I didn't include. I will however make a standalone gameplay video of Spindizzy and dedicate it to yourself. :)

Like all good CPC tape games, things should have a "Side B". Maybe you should release all the outcuts as "464 Project Side B" :)

Bryce.
Title: Re: The 464 Project
Post by: ||C|-|E|| on 03:43, 15 July 15
Amazing video! It must have been a lot of effort. I remembered many games by watching it and I also discovered some others that look really cool. As the people said before, a list would be awesome :).
Title: Re: The 464 Project
Post by: mr_lou on 07:17, 15 July 15
As the people said before, a list would be awesome :) .


He already posted a link to the list.  :)

I think the video was refreshing, showing games that other videos hasn't shown before.
Title: Re: The 464 Project
Post by: Novabug on 03:42, 16 July 15
Like all good CPC tape games, things should have a "Side B". Maybe you should release all the outcuts as "464 Project Side B" :)

Bryce.


Funny you should say that Bryce, as because this has proved so popular, I'm working on a follow up....the The 464 Project Prt 2: 64k Expansion (64 games... I can't spend another 3 months again. lol)
Title: Re: The 464 Project
Post by: Novabug on 03:44, 16 July 15
Amazing video! It must have been a lot of effort. I remembered many games by watching it and I also discovered some others that look really cool. As the people said before, a list would be awesome :) .



Thanks. I full list can be found at my blog page. :) The NovaBug-Blog: The 464 Project... A Tribute to the Amstrad CPC464 (http://thenovabug-blog.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/the-464-project-tribute-to-amstrad.html)
Title: Re: The 464 Project
Post by: TFM on 23:34, 16 July 15
Thanks. Maybe you can do one with all my games too to fully atone for your sins :-*


And then include my games, for coming back to be a sinner.  ;)
Title: Re: The 464 Project
Post by: MacDeath on 00:41, 17 July 15
ok so do the 6128 project... er... may be too long...
Title: Re: The 464 Project
Post by: Novabug on 02:00, 17 July 15
ok so do the 6128 project... er... may be too long...


Apart from not having about a year free, and about 12 hours running time, are thee even 6128 games on the CPC? lol
Title: Re: The 464 Project
Post by: EgoTrip on 16:21, 17 July 15

Apart from not having about a year free, and about 12 hours running time, are thee even 6128 games on the CPC? lol

I bet there are. If you count all the magazine type-ins, book type-ins, public domain games and crappy compilations like Cascade Games, there are probably enough. cpc-power.com has 12063 programs, granted many of those are demos, utilities and non-games but if half of those are games then you have no excuse to get making part 2.
Title: Re: The 464 Project
Post by: MacDeath on 17:31, 17 July 15
just also include applications, differenciate 64k and the (too) few 128k version...
Title: Re: The 464 Project
Post by: TFM on 18:10, 17 July 15
Hey wait! The 664 project shall not to be forgotten please.  :)


And the 6128 Plus project can have 6128+ games anyway.  :laugh:


Title: Re: The 464 Project
Post by: Novabug on 01:52, 18 July 15
I bet there are. If you count all the magazine type-ins, book type-ins, public domain games and crappy compilations like Cascade Games, there are probably enough. cpc-power.com has 12063 programs, granted many of those are demos, utilities and non-games but if half of those are games then you have no excuse to get making part 2.
I'm not subject people looking at word processors, mini office 2 and computer manics diary and such like. lol. I might to a graphic demo montage however from the type-ins and stock. Hmmmmm....

Title: Re: The 464 Project
Post by: Novabug on 01:54, 18 July 15
Hey wait! The 664 project shall not to be forgotten please.  :)


And the 6128 Plus project can have 6128+ games anyway.  :laugh:


OK, I'll make it a 128k expansion edition.... That'll take a month! That's all ya getting. lol.
Title: Re: The 464 Project
Post by: Novabug on 01:20, 24 July 15
The 464 Project has hit 1000 views in a week! Thanks everyone for the support and kind words. The 128k Expansion will follow in due course..
Title: Re: The 464 Project
Post by: ZbyniuR on 02:29, 24 July 15
How many view you have as usual? :)
Title: Re: The 464 Project
Post by: Novabug on 01:01, 31 July 15
How many view you have as usual? :)


Depends on what kind of video. Vlog and special stuff usually gets around 200, gameplays a little less, but all build up over the course of time. Cheers
Title: Re: The 464 Project
Post by: Novabug on 20:27, 14 October 15

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It's coming! Back by popular demand The 464 Project part 2 is in development! For the first epic part, see here...[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vh9ZpaPbfsw[/youtube]
Title: Re: The 464 Project
Post by: Novabug on 18:52, 15 December 15
Well, it took longer than a week this time, but The 464 Project still gets daily views and has reached the 2000 mark.


Thanks to all for the kind words and comments about this. The Second part is in production.... look out for it in the new year.  ;D
Title: Re: The 464 Project
Post by: TFM on 20:13, 15 December 15
My CPC6128 has 4160 KB or RAM. So it's basically a 64160. Could you please record all the 64160 games which need these 4 MB? That would be great!  ;) :)
Title: Re: The 464 Project
Post by: Gryzor on 18:14, 17 January 16
Just watched it - well, not all of it, I had it playing on the TV and I had a blast. Thanks :)
Title: Re: The 464 Project
Post by: OCT on 18:47, 17 January 16
first epic part
How about adding a subtitle track listing all these games (and possibly trivia on them) as they come up on the YouTube video?
I realize how many more I should have known, or rather: ought to have been given the time & money for, back in the day. ;)
Title: Re: The 464 Project
Post by: Novabug on 19:48, 17 January 16
How about adding a subtitle track listing all these games (and possibly trivia on them) as they come up on the YouTube video?
I realize how many more I should have known, or rather: ought to have been given the time & money for, back in the day. ;)


There is a link in the description box to my blog which has a full listing. :)
Title: Subtitles for The 464 Project
Post by: OCT on 00:17, 18 January 16
Since that would only become visible when watching with expanded description on YouTube itself rather than embedded:
There is a link in the description box to my blog which has a full listing. :)
Alright, here's an approximation using some Excel-fu (albeit in LibreOffice Calc, ZIPped so the forum would let me attach) forced upon The NovaBug-Blog: The 464 Project... A Tribute to the Amstrad CPC464 (http://thenovabug-blog.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/the-464-project-tribute-to-amstrad.html) to produce from column F an SBV template hopefully compliant with Supported subtitle and closed caption files - YouTube Help (https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/2734698) (estimated times might be slightly off here or there in spite of gaps computed in, getting closer towards the end, and sound track announcements could be added manually):  [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]

P.S.: This is a first (never subtitled or even published anything on YouTube), so may require some tweaking as to whether using a leading ">> " at all, DOS or Unix-style line breaks (as tentatively attached in yet another ZIP: no char 13, which commonly precedes the 10 unlike in my formula at first), and possibly square brackets around additional entries for the [Music], trivia, greetz & creditz... ;D
Title: Re: Subtitles for The 464 Project
Post by: Novabug on 01:30, 19 January 16
Since that would only become visible when watching with expanded description on YouTube itself rather than embedded:Alright, here's an approximation using some Excel-fu (albeit in LibreOffice Calc, ZIPped so the forum would let me attach) forced upon The NovaBug-Blog: The 464 Project... A Tribute to the Amstrad CPC464 (http://thenovabug-blog.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/the-464-project-tribute-to-amstrad.html) to produce from column F an SBV template hopefully compliant with Supported subtitle and closed caption files - YouTube Help (https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/2734698) (estimated times might be slightly off here or there in spite of gaps computed in, getting closer towards the end, and sound track announcements could be added manually):  [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]

P.S.: This is a first (never subtitled or even published anything on YouTube), so may require some tweaking as to whether using a leading ">> " at all, DOS or Unix-style line breaks (as tentatively attached in yet another ZIP: no char 13, which commonly precedes the 10 unlike in my formula at first), and possibly square brackets around additional entries for the [Music], trivia, greetz & creditz... ;D


Wow! That's really cool of you. I'm not a subtitle man, (half of the stuff you said there I ain't got a clue, hehe) I did think about putting a title in each clip vie the final edit, but thought it would be more fun for people to guess the games. I'll add this into the video and make it an option. Many thanks.
Title: Re: Subtitles for The 464 Project
Post by: OCT on 09:18, 19 January 16
I'm not a subtitle man, (half of the stuff you said there I ain't got a clue, hehe) I did think about putting a title in each clip vie the final edit, but thought it would be more fun for people to guess the games. I'll add this into the video and make it an option.
Actually I got the idea seeing a Subtitles button on the embedded video first, and its potential for easily switchable clues & comments while leaving the video as it is.

"Upload a file" in Add subtitles & closed captions - YouTube Help (https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/2734796?hl=en&ref_topic=3014331) describes the process quite well (editor included on their site if any of the automagic distribution should be too far off).

You may wish to add further text for the first 40 and final seconds, as well as announcing the music.
Title: Re: Subtitles for The 464 Project
Post by: OCT on 20:25, 24 January 16
here's an approximation using some Excel-fu...to produce... an SBV template... (estimated times might be slightly off here or there in spite of gaps computed in, getting closer towards the end, and sound track announcements could be added manually)... may require some tweaking... and possibly square brackets around additional entries for the [Music], trivia, greetz & creditz... ;D
cool ... I'll add this into the video and make it an option. Many thanks.
Glad you got them working!  8) I'm just as new to this too of course... ;)

Anything to be considered about the file format or upload process, also to provide a similar feature for the sequel too?

I see that while mostly giving viewers a moment to guess (as intended), some titles come a little late or early from Barbarian II onwards (Agent X2 to end 2:52) for about a quarter of the hour, but that's expected to some extent in pure computation and YouTube's editor will hopefully allow to shift them around a bit where needed: Might actually be opened to additions by others, e.g. if anyone wants to contribute a trivia track...