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General Category => Programming => Topic started by: Rhino on 04:11, 03 June 09

Title: Great demo in progress, we need you!
Post by: Rhino on 04:11, 03 June 09
Hello
 
I'm Rhino, the coder of an old Amiga demoscene group called Batman Group.
At that time we did some demos for A500 like "Batman Vuelve" which can be viewed at this link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaCgxYyhx4c (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaCgxYyhx4c)
 
After 14 years since our last demo we want to return to the scene with which it will probably be the best demo for 8 bits including Amstrad CPC and C64.
The reason is that Amstrad was the machine where we learned to program and believe that is clearly undervalued. We want to do justice to our cherished
machine.
 
We have produced about 60% of the routines now, but we need the optimal source code support for play music and track disk access. We are not experts
in these aspects of CPC programming and probably the best solution for this is already invented, if the source code are public domain, we appreciate those
who help us find them, or if the author gives us permission to use and wishes be included in the credits of the demo.
 
We also need to know what is the best way to compose music for the CPC, the best tools for this, we used always the classic Octamed in Amiga and we
are a bit lost in CPC. Probably also need some graphic support, we accept suggestions from anyone who wants to participate in the project...
 
We appreciated your help in advance.
 
Thanks,
 
Rhino.
Title: Re: Great demo in progress, we need you!
Post by: arnoldemu on 13:39, 03 June 09
Hello
 
I'm Rhino, the coder of an old Amiga demoscene group called Batman Group.
At that time we did some demos for A500 like "Batman Vuelve" which can be viewed at this link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaCgxYyhx4c (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaCgxYyhx4c)
 
After 14 years since our last demo we want to return to the scene with which it will probably be the best demo for 8 bits including Amstrad CPC and C64.
The reason is that Amstrad was the machine where we learned to program and believe that is clearly undervalued. We want to do justice to our cherished
machine.
 
We have produced about 60% of the routines now, but we need the optimal source code support for play music and track disk access. We are not experts
in these aspects of CPC programming and probably the best solution for this is already invented, if the source code are public domain, we appreciate those
who help us find them, or if the author gives us permission to use and wishes be included in the credits of the demo.
 
We also need to know what is the best way to compose music for the CPC, the best tools for this, we used always the classic Octamed in Amiga and we
are a bit lost in CPC. Probably also need some graphic support, we accept suggestions from anyone who wants to participate in the project...
 
We appreciated your help in advance.
 
Thanks,
 
Rhino.
My website: www.cpctech.org.uk and http://www.kjthacker.f2s.com/games/index.html

Look in source, documents and also look in download-test
some fdc code here.

I can help with fdc coding.
Recently I have been looking at music during loading, something which is difficult on the cpc.
I think I can do this with 512 byte sectors.... if you're interested send me a private message.

Kev
Title: Re: Great demo in progress, we need you!
Post by: Devilmarkus on 10:05, 06 June 10
How's the demo going?
Any news?
Title: Re: Great demo in progress, we need you!
Post by: TomEtJerry on 11:14, 06 June 10
Hello,

You should visit the Arkos site (http://arkos.cpcscene.com/), all you need about music is here (and there are some FDC tools too :-) ). Starkos or Arkos tracker are the best music tool for the CPC if you want to create new tunes.

T&J/GPA
Title: Re: Great demo in progress, we need you!
Post by: cpc4eva on 13:52, 12 June 10

i love the thought of seeing new demos....

what will the demo be called ???


any clues as to what to expect in it ??


who is working on it with you ??