kpacku by Kpacku
screenshot added by lvd on 2014-09-02 13:16:37
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release date : august 2014
release party : Chaos Constructions 2014
compo : zx demo
ranked : 1st
  • rulez 39
  • is ok 5
  • sucks 1
popularity : 58%
  • rulez 0.84
alltime top: #3867
added on the 2014-09-02 13:16:37 by lvd lvd

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i remember it from the stream. i recall it was awesome =)
rulez added on the 2014-09-02 13:37:41 by HellMood HellMood
This is an early sketch, alpha version, about 1/3 of the planned content, which was released to support the party. The full version will be longer and free of bugs. It is coming soon.
added on the 2014-09-02 13:41:25 by introspec introspec
The title of this demo translates into English as "Paints". Even this early sketch is cool, innovative and inspiring. The demo promises to be a bit cold and technical, however, it offers an insight into the future; shows the way for demos on Spectrum, and the future looks bright and colourful.
rulez added on the 2014-09-02 13:51:03 by introspec introspec
WOW! A really great little demo! All effects are really nice and the flow/transitions of the demo is really well done! love it!
rulez added on the 2014-09-02 13:57:32 by rez rez
Pretty cool. What rez said.
rulez added on the 2014-09-02 14:07:03 by tomaes tomaes
Liked! Really fresh effects for ZX, and 6912 screen cool used !
Good job!
We wait for full version!
rulez added on the 2014-09-02 14:14:19 by VBI VBI
very good and fresh demo, can't wait to see it complete! good luck!
rulez added on the 2014-09-02 14:17:17 by randomi randomi
Stylish. Does it run on an expanded machine or what does the 640k mean?
rulez added on the 2014-09-02 14:17:44 by Preacher Preacher
@Preacher, no, this is intended for an unexpanded Pentagon 128K. Sadly, it won't work on a classical Spectrum 128K. 640K is a standard beta-disc image.
added on the 2014-09-02 14:27:11 by introspec introspec
nice multicolor stuff. nice greets worms. x rotating colored cube also cool.
rulez added on the 2014-09-02 14:32:00 by Optimus Optimus
Fresh meat :)
rulez added on the 2014-09-02 15:56:03 by diver diver
I really didn't like all the messages about news technologies vs old technologies. The best effects in this demo are greetings part and rotating bar (yes, it have come to zx at last, since years of c64 exploitation!), which are, as i feel, just gigascreen.
And sure, very pity it's too short and unfinished.
Special thumb up for the soundtrack.
rulez added on the 2014-09-02 16:25:58 by sq sq
btw some nice 6912 fx and gfx here :)
added on the 2014-09-02 16:27:17 by diver diver
*new technologies
added on the 2014-09-02 16:28:42 by sq sq
creative&pushing the limits. the way I like it.
rulez added on the 2014-09-02 16:59:46 by Oswald Oswald
pretty nice
rulez added on the 2014-09-02 17:04:12 by dstar dstar
these colors... these fx... sure this is speccy? ^^
rulez added on the 2014-09-02 17:29:11 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
rulez added on the 2014-09-02 17:37:45 by noby noby
Coll prod )
rulez added on the 2014-09-02 17:43:59 by error error
Njoy a lot at the party!
rulez added on the 2014-09-02 20:38:56 by ded^RMDA ded^RMDA
rulez added on the 2014-09-02 21:49:54 by BackSpace BackSpace
smells like brainwave
rulez added on the 2014-09-02 21:53:10 by san_im san_im
Only a third? Bring on the rest of it!
rulez added on the 2014-09-02 22:36:58 by Starchaser Starchaser
is this the standard spectrum? wow, nice tricks.
rulez added on the 2014-09-03 00:19:59 by psenough psenough
Хорошее начало. Молодцы товарищи краски. Обязательно доделайте продукт. Эффекты хорошие.
rulez added on the 2014-09-03 09:44:47 by 3ASOFT 3ASOFT
introspec already answered your questions in the comments above: "...it won't work on a classical Spectrum 128K..."
added on the 2014-09-03 14:21:22 by bonefish bonefish
introspec already answered your questions in the comments above: "...it won't work on a classical Spectrum 128K..."

probably, demo for Pentagon128. I didn't check.
added on the 2014-09-03 14:35:27 by g0blinish g0blinish
@bonefish, you made it sound more negative than it was intended :)

Most multicolour demos for classical Spectrum 128K won't work on Pentagon 128K either. The main problem is in different ULA timings and in the presence of slow memory. Pentagon makes life easier, not because it is marginally faster, but because the screen access does not generate additional wait cycles. Fixing this demo for classical Spectrum 128K will be (mostly) possible, but at the cost of pretty much re-writing many timing-sensitive codes.

I am not aware of many classical Russian demos adopted to western Spectrums, but I do know that most important western multicolour demos (e.g. Shock etc) have been hacked to work correctly on Pentagons.
added on the 2014-09-03 14:41:58 by introspec introspec
What are again the wait states on different spectrum? So, wait if I write to vram it's slower than normal?
added on the 2014-09-03 15:55:54 by Optimus Optimus
crazy design, me likes..
rulez added on the 2014-09-03 16:10:42 by toxie toxie
Design rules, effects are fresh. Waiting for a final release!
rulez added on the 2014-09-03 17:26:49 by Moving along Moving along
Impressive demo! Keep ZX-Scene Alive!
rulez added on the 2014-09-03 20:33:27 by ViThor ViThor
I don't like the name, but work is good.
rulez added on the 2014-09-03 21:53:34 by aGGreSSor^tPA aGGreSSor^tPA
short and sweet!
rulez added on the 2014-09-04 00:35:43 by exocet exocet
some people here are constantly howling about "originality" of computers (most pitiful idea), so they will come here and whine that since this demo doesn't run on ZX Spectrum, it should not be in this category.
and it doesn't, by the way.

if people thought like that, we would never go beyond the Spectrum 16K, or beyond the cave and cudgel, for that matter.

luckily, most people are not morons.
added on the 2014-09-04 09:30:03 by johny johny
glad to see such a nice work, especially gfx.
rulez added on the 2014-09-04 20:04:25 by elfh elfh
cool but castrated.
and now we waiting for long demo ;)
rulez added on the 2014-09-05 20:03:13 by TmK^deMarche TmK^deMarche
Cool style and cool music, the greetings part and the logo part are the ones I liked the most <3
rulez added on the 2014-09-05 21:21:22 by mog mog
Lot of attention went into this one. Really fond of the new effect ideas and also the music.
rulez added on the 2014-09-06 23:32:49 by fiveofive fiveofive
Some original ideas and nice sync. Thumb up' and looking forward to the final!
rulez added on the 2014-09-07 19:36:19 by Kylearan Kylearan
Very nice! Can't wait for the finished prod!
rulez added on the 2014-09-10 06:11:55 by Maraakate Maraakate
Cool! But still waiting final version.
rulez added on the 2014-09-13 07:38:24 by nyuk nyuk
It was OK.
added on the 2014-09-13 19:39:47 by AntDude AntDude
rulez added on the 2014-10-12 17:10:06 by kyv kyv
Platform specs to run demo?
added on the 2015-09-23 22:37:30 by Photon Photon
This demo is for Pentagon 128K, which is a ZX Spectrum 128K clone with slightly different timings and uncontended memory. Pretty much every serious emulator will support it.

Just for the record: there is a long tradition of Pentagon demos. A significant number of important 1990s demos is Pentagon-only. Arguably, Pentagon 128K is a de-facto standard for ZX scene in Russia.
added on the 2015-09-23 23:05:52 by introspec introspec
Oh, and your thumb down is very unfair.
added on the 2015-09-23 23:06:33 by introspec introspec
Nice music and totally great greetings part which alone warrant the thumb already but the rest is very entertaining too, really enjoyed this demo! :)
rulez added on the 2015-09-23 23:16:54 by StingRay StingRay
StingRay, please make sure to watch the full demo.
added on the 2015-09-23 23:19:42 by introspec introspec
I rest my case. :)
added on the 2015-09-24 00:54:35 by Photon Photon
must be good
rulez added on the 2015-09-24 07:21:49 by britelite britelite
Thx introspec! Only have ZX Spin, so I guess I get one of these, which though? http://www.worldofspectrum.org/emulators.html#pcrus
added on the 2015-09-24 18:33:49 by Photon Photon
@Photon, the best ZX Spectrum emulator that just works out of the box is Spectaculator, but it is shareware. The best free emulators to support both western and eastern models are Fuse or ZXMAK2.

To see the demo properly, you must ensure that emulator is using Pentagon 128K timings. Each of these emulators will have a switch in there somewhere saying "model: pentagon".
added on the 2015-09-24 18:47:29 by introspec introspec
TAP please
added on the 2015-09-24 19:18:12 by Tronix Tronix
Thx Introspec, running in emu explained what I saw better than the video :) And so would watching it for real on a CRT screen.

I can't change my thumb for Kpacku Deluxe (unless Pouet changed), but I will thumb up this and hope all is better. :)
rulez added on the 2016-01-25 00:11:04 by Photon Photon
Hangs on the ZX+2; bah!
sucks added on the 2020-08-06 23:35:42 by spkr spkr
This ZX Spectrum is awesome, saw the orginal today and the Deluxe version earlier this year
rulez added on the 2020-09-26 23:48:01 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna

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