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screenshot added by evil on 2008-07-21 22:27:38
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release date : july 2008
release party : Solskogen 2008
compo : oldskool demo
ranked : 1st
  • rulez 19
  • is ok 4
  • sucks 2
popularity : 0%
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  • rulez 0.68
alltime top: #6412
added on the 2008-07-21 21:42:51 by d vibe d vibe

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Thump for the music and for showing some GFA possibilities!

Next time maybe nicer fonts than the system ones?
rulez added on the 2008-07-21 22:28:22 by simonsunnyboy simonsunnyboy
nice GFA + excellent zick : ) ...
rulez added on the 2008-07-21 22:35:23 by ... ...
GFA oldies ! cool :)
rulez added on the 2008-07-21 22:37:55 by tobé tobé
sytem font horror...
added on the 2008-07-21 22:38:53 by havoc havoc
Well, thumb for the zik :)
rulez added on the 2008-07-21 22:47:14 by evil evil
cool you managed to do this in such a short time! :D
rulez added on the 2008-07-21 22:53:58 by Prot-DHS Prot-DHS
Nice to see a Dbug lifesign, also not bad for oldskool GFA stuff.
rulez added on the 2008-07-21 23:11:52 by CiH CiH
Cool stuff! Thanx Dbug!
rulez added on the 2008-07-21 23:15:37 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
Trop cool :)
rulez added on the 2008-07-22 00:18:57 by Buckethead Buckethead
As i said in person, I like this one :)
rulez added on the 2008-07-22 10:59:12 by m0d m0d
i like the newspaper idea and nice too see some old stuff, but the quality is really low
added on the 2008-07-22 12:37:26 by RA RA
Yay+++
Good old GFA things
rulez added on the 2008-07-23 14:32:07 by Strider Strider
even for a gfa demo, this isn't very good...

this one is to even out all the namevoting thumbups
sucks added on the 2008-07-23 14:51:39 by havoc havoc
gfa, revival :)
rulez added on the 2008-07-23 19:18:27 by HerrV HerrV
agreed with Havoc.

But I guess that was a compo filler / HDD empti-er so piggy for getting something out.
added on the 2008-07-23 19:40:05 by p01 p01
About "suck" and "system font", as I wrote in the nfo, most of the demo has been lost.

On the total time spent to put it together, most of the time has been into trying to find out what was working, what was not working (I had to rebuild the blitter scroller with the moving background, but miserably failed to get the palette changes to work, was losing the video sync), extracting some of the inlines of some versions, converting to .lst using different versions of the gfa (most of the screens where done on different bootable floppies using different versions of the gfa, don't remember why), ... and most importantly, trying to remember what the code was doing at all (lack of comments + global variables + two letter long names, tend to not help a lot).

As people on the party place can testify, I was trying to get the demo finished despite the MegaSTE corrupting data (thanks to Satan Disk not working correctly...), and my laptop not able to run Steem at decent speed: Having a decent font was really not the priority :)

Anyway, the thing is released, that was the objective. I was planning to put the source code in the archive, but totally forgot. Will put a link later when the laptop is plugged back.
added on the 2008-07-23 23:19:24 by Dbug Dbug
Presentation picture of news
music
bouncing scroll with raster rainbow
red dots moving around with blur effect
blue filled polygon, big, rotating
multi directional background scrolling of a repeated red ball
3D wireframe cube rotating
fantasy woman graphic
3D stars effect with credit words
rulez added on the 2008-07-24 02:07:48 by BITS BITS
Arg, I feel totally lame, I got the credits wrong... the music is not from Tomchi/Noescape ! It's by Tomchi/Noextra !

Mea culpa, mea maxima culpa.

(Beer + lack of sleep = no good)

Anyway, a correct version is here, I will try to fix the download link:
http://www.defence-force.org/computing/atari/demos/files/ForgottenBits.zip

It also contains the source code, both as .GFA and .LST format.
added on the 2008-07-24 16:50:12 by Dbug Dbug
Yay for releasing.
rulez added on the 2008-07-24 20:51:32 by Optimus Optimus
decent gfa release. the product is not worth a thumb up, but .. thanks for being active :)
added on the 2008-07-26 10:22:15 by earx earx
Sorry but there isn't anything good in this prod but the screenshot I'm afraid. some things should die in drawer...
sucks added on the 2008-07-26 16:53:37 by stsurvivor stsurvivor
always nice to see some GFA demo, even when its 16 yo. Loved the music :D
rulez added on the 2008-07-27 00:52:48 by thyrex thyrex
+1 for this old back screen in gfa
+1 for the code
+1 for the zik

thk tomchi and dbug
rulez added on the 2008-07-27 09:42:16 by sINk sINk
Nice to see a DBUG release... :D
rulez added on the 2008-07-30 17:50:03 by Juan_ Juan_
:) :)
rulez added on the 2008-08-13 15:18:10 by abscess abscess
Hey ! I'v juste discovered this one ! Too many years blind of ST scene. GFA rulez !
rulez added on the 2013-09-04 09:13:57 by hylst hylst

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