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Silly Things by JAC! [web]
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release date : december 2010
release party : Silly Venture 2010
compo : atari 8bit demo
ranked : 1st
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popularity : 1%
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added on the 2010-12-12 15:43:37 by JAC! JAC!

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>>> Silly Things (fixed) <<<

After 21 years of demo coding, I finally managed to enter a demo compo.
This one was created for Silly Venture 2010 in Gdansk.
The demo requires an Atari 800 alike computer with PAL GTIA and 64k RAM.
No extended memory is required - so I ended up with 43 bytes left ;-)
Thanks to 505 and OOZ for their contributions!
Silly Effects included:

    - Silly Blur DYCP with 8 shades, running full screen on 50 FPS.
    - Silly Logo in 16 shades animated during loading.
    - Silly Textures morphing and spinning at 50 FPS.
    - Silly Waves waving and spinning at 50 FPS.
    - Silly Meter based on the volume of the 4 channels spinning at 50 FPS.
    - Silly Scroll with 16x8 pixels and 6x8 font, spinning at 50 FPS.
    - Silly Split vertical hardware graphics split 160x192 pixels at 50 FPS.
    The split is used for the following presentation effects:
    roller, shutter, wiper, striper, rotator, swinger

For more information, see the .nfo file. For those without an Atari, I have also provided a 50 FPS video as download. Streaming will follow, once I know how to do it.
added on the 2010-12-12 15:48:01 by JAC! JAC!
\o/
rulez added on the 2010-12-12 16:18:31 by Premium Premium
This one rules, alot!
rulez added on the 2010-12-12 16:28:44 by evil evil
My 130XE is currently packed away, so I had to settle for the video, but I could see that it's a nice demo anyway! :)
rulez added on the 2010-12-12 16:37:36 by Sdw Sdw
Enjoyed this a lot!
rulez added on the 2010-12-12 17:41:39 by Buckethead Buckethead
I never thought that dot effect could rulez so much. Awesome idea!
rulez added on the 2010-12-12 17:42:06 by pr0be pr0be
this prod rocks!
rulez added on the 2010-12-12 17:53:16 by seban seban
nice and stylish
rulez added on the 2010-12-12 17:56:26 by gorgh gorgh
Very nice demo ! Clever coding, good design, and awesome tunes (even if the first one stops a little bit suddenly to my taste). I will regret not to have a full fonctionnal Atari 800xl at home :-)
rulez added on the 2010-12-12 18:01:26 by tometjerry tometjerry
rulez added on the 2010-12-12 18:15:43 by Gʀɪʍʍy Gʀɪʍʍy
Great dots, gfx and music :)
rulez added on the 2010-12-12 18:19:10 by dhor dhor
Granted ;)
Nice "new" FX in there.
rulez added on the 2010-12-12 18:38:30 by emkay emkay
JAC! you are the man!

The best tv noise ever ;)

This one rocks!
rulez added on the 2010-12-12 18:54:51 by pps pps
Start could have been paced a little faster ... otherwise it's rock solid. Props for using unexpanded machines :)
added on the 2010-12-12 19:17:13 by shock__ shock__
thunb
rulez added on the 2010-12-12 19:17:29 by shock__ shock__
Love the presentation and the effects. The dot part was a bit long but anyway it's fine since there are not many other parts after. The split thing doesn't show well on emul, gonna watch the video now.
rulez added on the 2010-12-12 19:28:12 by Optimus Optimus
What a nice surprise! Very decent intro. Do we have a new dream team here? Ooz, 505 and JAC!?

You guys rock!!
rulez added on the 2010-12-12 20:52:44 by twh twh
very cool at some parts, syncs, especially with dot effects rule. i also liked gfx and effects towards the end and the tune. nice work!
rulez added on the 2010-12-12 23:48:58 by elfh elfh
nice a bit long in some parts tough :p
rulez added on the 2010-12-13 02:46:21 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
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rulez added on the 2010-12-13 04:18:19 by wullon wullon
Really nice little intro!
rulez added on the 2010-12-13 08:39:13 by RA RA
NOISE !!! :D
rulez added on the 2010-12-13 09:53:25 by chiourme chiourme
nice :-)
rulez added on the 2010-12-13 13:11:43 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
43 bytes left ? I'm sure you can do many things with that :)
rulez added on the 2010-12-13 13:40:14 by PulkoMandy PulkoMandy
Yeah, it was cute and I liked the music. And bonuspoints for not requiring mem.expansions :)
rulez added on the 2010-12-13 17:20:43 by britelite britelite
Hey that was nice
rulez added on the 2010-12-13 17:34:58 by leGend leGend
For the sound in the first minute.
rulez added on the 2010-12-13 19:03:33 by Cj Cj
JAC, you rock! 50fps4ever ;)
rulez added on the 2010-12-13 19:32:33 by insane insane
abit to long in the first part but still great
rulez added on the 2010-12-13 19:37:55 by blkpanther blkpanther
The screen splitter avec hardware sprites made my day. Thanks
rulez added on the 2010-12-13 20:20:20 by すすれ すすれ
Really nice effects and great music by 505. The dot part is way too long though.
rulez added on the 2010-12-13 20:33:49 by StingRay StingRay
Generally classy.
rulez added on the 2010-12-13 23:11:03 by CiH CiH
rulez added on the 2010-12-13 23:11:31 by GΞN7LΞM4N GΞN7LΞM4N
 
rulez added on the 2010-12-14 08:52:08 by Luca/FIRE Luca/FIRE
Very nice demo. I agree with the comments above. The one I think is not so 'nice' is the moment the first music stops. Suddenly it is quiet... and that's it. I think this could have been prettier. But for the rest: excellent demo. I like the dots part very much. Impressive!
rulez added on the 2010-12-14 09:39:19 by Marius1976 Marius1976
WOW! Thanks for all that positive comments. I'll provide a fix for the issues above. To be honest, I knew about both things (first ending and pace in dots part), but I simply ran out out time before the deadline. It would have changed to timing of all subsequent parts. I'll provide a 100% version soon.
added on the 2010-12-14 11:05:19 by JAC! JAC!
Here's one more positive comment: This is cool! Like it a lot!
rulez added on the 2010-12-14 19:24:26 by Paranoid Paranoid
Cool.
rulez added on the 2010-12-14 20:03:57 by kempy kempy
Really nice!
rulez added on the 2010-12-14 21:08:19 by malfunction malfunction
Too slow pacing, but an enjoyable demo anyway :)
rulez added on the 2010-12-14 23:06:30 by Alpha C Alpha C
smooth and clean! SV audience loved this one!
rulez added on the 2010-12-15 05:30:36 by Grey / MSB Grey / MSB
A little too long, but ok.
Graphic style reminds me Archmage.
rulez added on the 2010-12-15 11:06:56 by kun912 kun912
Tip top!
rulez added on the 2010-12-16 14:33:16 by 71M 71M
Nice, reminds me onescreen CPC demos. Quite boring but nice music.
rulez added on the 2010-12-16 19:19:44 by Factor6 Factor6
Never tought that ATARI-Basic could be so powerful !
rulez added on the 2010-12-16 20:40:56 by Tigerduck Tigerduck
gee, this is great.
rulez added on the 2010-12-16 23:34:09 by d0DgE d0DgE
Soooo... sillly? No. Great! :)
rulez added on the 2010-12-17 17:38:45 by miker miker
Very good :)
rulez added on the 2010-12-17 21:21:10 by Dbug Dbug
Very cool demo, well worth 21 years of work! ;)
I didn't expect the music to sound that good!
Well done guys!
rulez added on the 2010-12-17 21:37:30 by baah baah
Nice one Jac!
rulez added on the 2010-12-18 03:30:54 by iks iks
Cool. :)
rulez added on the 2010-12-18 19:49:48 by AntDude AntDude
Some parts are way toooo long, but all in all, it's a very nice demo!
rulez added on the 2010-12-19 16:57:06 by sim sim
very nice! not many demos on these limited platforms come across this well.
rulez added on the 2010-12-19 18:22:01 by superplek superplek
Noise!
rulez added on the 2010-12-19 18:38:02 by whynot2000 whynot2000
very nice!
rulez added on the 2010-12-19 19:50:44 by mad mad
At first I did not understood the technical excellency and beauty in design of this piece, but now I can say only -- breathtaking.
added on the 2010-12-22 13:45:34 by pirx pirx
nice
rulez added on the 2010-12-22 15:24:10 by kusma kusma
>>> Silly Things - Fast Mix <<<

As promised I have created a fast mix of the party version. Here's the capped.tv.
It contains all the things I could not change before the deadline. It is the 100% version as it has even smoother effects and faster pace. The intro part sync has been reworked and the sound is now fading as it should before the loading of the main part starts. The main part with the dots effects is now much faster and smoother. The sync up to the scroller is almost identical but has more transitions. The main sync becomes faster starting with the scroller. The overall speedup is about 31 seconds and that is the maximum I could active without breaking the sync. I hope you like it.

I have put the party version, the fixed party version and the fast mix into the download archive.

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And because it is exactly 15 years to the day I also added "JacField-1995.xex" to the archive. It is the original implementation of the dot field which started in 1993 and which would have been released in Poland 1995 - but never was... The routine did not yet double buffer correctly and there was only enough raster time left for a very simple tune and a single animated pixel. It took 15 years before the tune turned into 505's tune and before the single animated pixel became 256 animated pixels at 50 FPS.

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added on the 2010-12-22 23:49:27 by JAC! JAC!
nice dot control.
rulez added on the 2010-12-26 20:12:17 by button button
good!
rulez added on the 2010-12-30 19:11:37 by BiTL BiTL
yes
rulez added on the 2011-01-01 22:54:29 by provod provod
awesome guys
rulez added on the 2011-01-02 05:19:51 by gibs gibs
code, gfx, msx - 3x yes!
rulez added on the 2011-01-03 10:09:41 by irwin irwin
great code, great design and nice music :)

RULEZ!
rulez added on the 2011-01-04 03:15:24 by rez rez
coders porn! :)
rulez added on the 2011-01-04 14:27:10 by flickey flickey
rulez added on the 2011-01-09 03:08:52 by kelsey kelsey
funny demo, but got a little boring at the end with the repetitive music etc. thumbs up for the dot ball-effects though.
rulez added on the 2011-01-10 16:53:11 by rudi rudi
You got another thumb: "d".
For your passion and perfection! Respect.
added on the 2011-01-10 17:03:33 by sim sim
what sim said!
rulez added on the 2011-01-10 17:09:52 by alk alk
Sauber!
rulez added on the 2011-05-11 11:58:15 by Sir Sir
landscape part (256 dots) is awesome.
rulez added on the 2011-05-26 12:45:22 by Skate Skate
nice dot fx, nice music and nice gfxs
rulez added on the 2011-05-26 13:11:59 by tobé tobé
Great Demo with Great Design! :D Nice work! :D
added on the 2011-11-15 11:05:21 by seban seban
The final version does the trick
rulez added on the 2011-11-24 14:47:50 by Frequent Frequent
This prod rulez of course!
rulez added on the 2012-09-04 13:45:45 by pirx pirx
everything is fine, the tune is great and...

NOOOOIIIIIISE
rulez added on the 2012-09-12 14:56:58 by nekomono nekomono
great demo. cool gfx, sound and nice dot-effects.
and even has tv-noise and returns to dos :D
rulez added on the 2012-10-08 19:40:02 by v3nom v3nom
you can see the love it was made with. great 40k!
rulez added on the 2015-01-17 21:49:18 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
My favourite demo for little Atari. And it works on standard 800XL, unlike most modern prods, which require tons of RAM and VBXE.
rulez added on the 2017-10-30 21:34:22 by venex venex
lovely

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