Boing by Dale Luck & RJ Mical
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release date : january 1984
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rulez added on the 2006-11-16 00:33:12 by iks iks
rulez added on the 2006-11-16 00:43:52 by p01 p01
rulez added on the 2006-11-16 02:43:30 by StingRay StingRay
THE Demo ;-)
rulez added on the 2006-11-16 07:26:09 by emkay emkay
Im confused. I thought the original boing was against a square grid (no perspective bit) because it used memory offsetting to move the screen image. So this isnt the orignal is it?
added on the 2006-11-16 07:48:16 by auld auld
It is the original which was made for the amiga prototype.
rulez added on the 2006-11-16 08:30:53 by hitchhikr hitchhikr
I don't remember how the grid looked but i sure i remember the ball and how it bounces :)
rulez added on the 2006-11-16 08:40:16 by Serpent Serpent
<3 <3 <3

It is definately the original.
rulez added on the 2006-11-16 09:11:55 by xeron xeron
@auld again:
Also, it doesn't use memory offsetting or anything like that. It runs on an Intuition screen; you can drag it down or flip to another screen and carry on drawing in Graphicraft and coding in ABasiC ;-)
added on the 2006-11-16 09:13:59 by xeron xeron
the mother of all palette rotation tricks on amiga
rulez added on the 2006-11-16 09:54:18 by Dalton Dalton
rulez added on the 2006-11-16 09:59:30 by alien^PDX alien^PDX
rulez added on the 2006-11-16 10:03:38 by Spin Spin
boing boom cha!
rulez added on the 2006-11-16 12:28:56 by keito keito
rulez added on the 2006-11-16 12:55:21 by masterm masterm
What the fuck, this was not here? We suck at teh p0u37.
rulez added on the 2006-11-16 13:00:15 by benryves benryves
bounce bounce
rulez added on the 2006-11-16 13:06:49 by waffle waffle
Just googling arround :P

"the first graphics demo for the Amiga 1000, which was written by Dale Luck and RJ Mical during a break at the 1984 Consumer Electronics Show (or so the legend goes.)"

There's also this 1985 demo called "polyscope" (never knew it) which seems famous (?)
rulez added on the 2006-11-16 14:30:04 by Buckethead Buckethead
Well I bow to the much greater knowledge here. All I know is I a wasted summer at college writing this on some crappy college machines (built in the lab). Its what got me into graphics.
rulez added on the 2006-11-16 19:13:51 by auld auld
Part of demoscene history somehow :)
rulez added on the 2006-11-17 18:09:09 by keops keops
rulez added on the 2006-11-18 18:08:38 by Frequent Frequent
rulez added on the 2007-03-06 16:46:32 by BITS BITS
The best. ~_~
rulez added on the 2007-04-01 20:54:58 by elend elend
rulez added on the 2007-09-09 01:15:11 by kempy kempy
\o/ A M I G A \o/
rulez added on the 2007-11-10 12:39:24 by esion esion
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rulez added on the 2007-11-11 22:38:56 by cyberpingui cyberpingui
rulez added on the 2008-08-17 21:27:46 by xernobyl xernobyl
rulez added on the 2008-12-28 08:32:49 by the-other-pigpen the-other-pigpen
rulez added on the 2008-12-28 09:27:52 by Emod Emod
rulez added on the 2009-03-09 13:03:35 by meduusa meduusa
needs more thumbs !
rulez added on the 2009-04-12 21:19:36 by comankh comankh
### Amiga, Ball boining ###

rulez added on the 2009-04-12 21:22:02 by aquaman aquaman
a-ha! :)
rulez added on the 2009-05-12 16:28:03 by nula nula
rulez added on the 2009-05-12 23:22:50 by Eliecan Eliecan
Funny, I never associated this with the scene.. but it fits right in :)
rulez added on the 2009-05-12 23:55:35 by psonice psonice
First amiga demo?
Why boing? If i remember it right the sound the ball made when bouncing was not like a boing-sound. :P
rulez added on the 2009-05-12 23:57:03 by Frost Frost
It began in Vegas!
rulez added on the 2010-03-14 10:59:53 by PCP PCP
rulez added on the 2010-07-27 18:09:25 by Jakim Jakim
screams of joy!
rulez added on the 2010-08-24 00:03:01 by leGend leGend
rulez added on the 2010-08-24 04:25:21 by zoolum zoolum
The Atari ST version is better ! :)
rulez added on the 2010-08-24 17:39:28 by lsl lsl
rulez added on the 2010-08-24 18:08:09 by chromag chromag
Hehe. I wasn't even born when this came out.. impressive stuff for it's time.
rulez added on the 2011-01-30 11:16:22 by pacifist pacifist
added on the 2012-08-06 13:03:51 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
rulez added on the 2012-08-06 13:17:39 by Sir_Lucas Sir_Lucas
Jan 1984? I doubt that really... is it confirmed somewhere?
added on the 2013-08-14 11:35:12 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
"Though it was never adopted as a trademark by Commodore, the "Boing Ball" has been synonymous with Amiga since its launch. It became an unofficial and enduring theme after a visually impressive animated demonstration at the 1984 Winter Consumer Electronics Show in January 1984 showing a checkered ball bouncing and rotating."

added on the 2013-08-14 11:50:21 by Serpent Serpent
I would like to confirm what previous posts have said:

* yes, it does run on a custom screen. It uses the OS to do the initial drawing and the setting of the color registers (for color cycling, background grid etc.)

* yes, it does alter the bitplane offsets for horizontal motion, going as far as creating 8 copies of the background, each shifted by 1 pixel, so that the bitplanes of the background can appear to be locked into place, while the viewport is shifted.

* the bitplanes are also larger than it appears, vertically, so that the viewports can be shifted for the vertical motion.

Using these techniques, combined with simply pointing Paula at the loaded samples in chip memory, and triggering paula to play them at the appropriate times, you get a demo that uses almost no CPU time, and thus, can multitask very cleanly...it really was quite effective, and made those of us used to seeing tiny 16x16 or 32x32 sprites drop our jaws to the floor. :)
added on the 2014-05-01 21:15:16 by TSCHAK TSCHAK
Wahoo :D
rulez added on the 2014-12-11 14:11:59 by alk alk
Used neat tricks at that time!

What, no HD 50 Hz YouTube capture for this one? ;-P
rulez added on the 2014-12-11 14:33:10 by Kylearan Kylearan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssUleIBKOW8 Amiga 30 baby!
rulez added on the 2015-07-23 21:08:26 by RDS RDS
rulez added on the 2017-05-08 08:22:52 by FlashyYNT FlashyYNT

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