Buggy Boy by Defence Force [web]
screenshot added by Dbug on 2004-08-04 14:39:11
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release date : august 2004
release party : Little Computer People 2004
compo : alternative demo
ranked : 1st
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popularity : 62%
  • 0.98
alltime top: #2805
added on the 2004-08-04 14:39:10 by Dbug Dbug

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Actually I choosed "40k" as a category because this demo was in the "Other computers" category (LCP is a C64 party). This way I will appear at #1 in this category, and since the demo is 35xxx bytes long (not the DSK file, the file on the disk) it fits nicely in the 40k limit :)
added on the 2004-08-04 14:41:19 by Dbug Dbug
Forgot to say that the ZIP archive actually contains a pre-configured windows emulator so you don't have to download one.
added on the 2004-08-04 14:45:55 by Dbug Dbug
Cool effects and music
rulez added on the 2004-08-04 15:16:17 by mermaid mermaid
I don't know that much about the oric, but this intro/demo is rather amusing =)
The scroller/bars part was pretty well made, as well as the low-res mandelbrot rotozoom =)
(Only drawback: the greets/mandelbrot calculating scene was a little too long for my taste)

Alternative platforms rulez =)
rulez added on the 2004-08-04 15:48:51 by Nezbie Nezbie
very nice :-)
rulez added on the 2004-08-04 15:50:21 by Quarryman Quarryman
Oh, btw, are there any other major groups/coders that release stuff on this hardware? =)
added on the 2004-08-04 15:55:39 by Nezbie Nezbie
rulez, but end was a bit boring
rulez added on the 2004-08-05 14:48:34 by las las
great ! good job dbug : )
rulez added on the 2004-08-05 17:13:49 by RIP RIP
The rotozoomer 0wnz
rulez added on the 2004-08-06 14:46:17 by grip grip
Great stuff Dbug! Too bad we were leaving before having a chance to vote for it. Although I guess that being alone in the category should have been safe enough ;-)
rulez added on the 2004-08-06 18:03:49 by evil evil
I am surprised you are still and still releasing on such an unknown platform with no(?) scene. I wish there were such productive sceners on the CPC.
rulez added on the 2004-08-06 18:22:32 by Optimus Optimus
Ah really nice, visualy! ;)

Because the main tune is played really too low, i didn't knew the oric would do it this way, bah. :)
rulez added on the 2004-08-06 19:10:55 by Dma-Sc Dma-Sc
Sorry Dma, forget to tell you about the frequency difference between Oric's and Atari chip. The one in the oric runs at 1mhz instead of 2mhz on the Atari.
But well, your tune is fantasticaly cool anyway, and having your name in an Oric demo was quite a pleasure for me :)
You joined Exocet, Mooz, Jylam and Mermaid in the list of sceners that have done something on the Oric :)
added on the 2004-08-10 13:30:05 by Dbug Dbug
Another great prod from Dbug. This guy is amazgin sometimes, I really enjoyed working with him on barbitoric, and quite sad not to have time to work with him on this one.
/me hugs Dbug strongly, see you all for next Defence-Force / Mandarine co-prod :)
rulez added on the 2004-08-14 11:08:54 by Jylam Jylam
Once again, good job Dbug !
rulez added on the 2004-08-14 12:11:49 by Stv Stv
I love the mermaid screen with the LCP letters in the front plane, and the superb mermaid ;-)
I love the color bars screen with the text scrolling under and on top of the bars !
I love the color mandelbrot screen !
Ok, I love all screens ! :-)

Well done, Dbug !
rulez added on the 2004-08-16 10:31:10 by euphoric euphoric
really nice, the mandelbrot-greetings part was amazing, and so was the scroller w/ mermaids pic =)
should be cool to watch it on an original oric, because i couldn't get any sound with my bloody vdm-setup :/
rulez added on the 2004-08-18 01:12:13 by dalezr dalezr
Very nice :))
rulez added on the 2004-08-18 01:39:13 by Buckethead Buckethead
Great work!!! what about a "Shadow of the beast" menu for Oric? :)
rulez added on the 2004-08-18 21:07:01 by JaceSTK JaceSTK
I havent seen very many oric demos (4-5 I think?) I however liked this very much.
rulez added on the 2004-08-19 21:26:47 by Proteque Proteque
Very nice! Cool fractal :)
rulez added on the 2004-08-31 21:22:02 by MooZ MooZ
rulez added on the 2004-10-30 11:57:18 by Dubmood Dubmood
DBug, no worries, next time we'll tweak the tune to make it sounds right on Oric. ;)
added on the 2004-11-25 16:10:20 by Dma-Sc Dma-Sc
rulez added on the 2004-11-25 16:18:52 by p01 p01
dbug, i fixed it back to "demo" since now the party display is sorted by compos and not by prodtypes anymore.
rulez added on the 2005-01-09 20:26:20 by dipswitch dipswitch
rulez added on the 2005-01-09 20:36:27 by Preacher Preacher
At last I got to see the whole thing :) Never seen it on a real oric so I am not going to thumb it. Nice demo :)
added on the 2005-02-22 16:44:21 by Proteque Proteque
Eurphoric doesn't output a signal my monitor can use here, so I downloaded the mess 0.92 windows port, and ran it in that. It seemed to work OK, except that the sound was crackly (which is a shame).

Seems really nice ;-)

If you have trouble with Euphoric, grab mess from www.mess.org, copy the "basic11b.rom" and the "microdis.rom" into "bios\orica". Run the oric atmos, mount buggyboy.dsk as the first microdisk unit, turn on microdisk in "DIP Switches" and reset. Voilla!
added on the 2005-02-22 17:26:09 by xeron xeron
oops... forgot the thumb!
rulez added on the 2005-02-22 17:26:43 by xeron xeron
rulez added on the 2005-02-22 17:39:52 by krabob krabob
Nice. Dbug what's up, have'nt seen you around?
rulez added on the 2005-02-22 17:59:45 by megamies megamies
xeron: Nice to hear that "mess" is now usable. All the video tricks are working ??? I should definitively check it then :D

megamies: Well, lot's of work, and been moving to norway too... currently preparing an atari demo ;)
added on the 2005-10-21 00:15:07 by Dbug Dbug
Another impressive Oric prod. Great effects and a cool chiptune by DMA-SC this time. Somehow this seems slow-paced compared to Barbitoric, but maybe it's just the emulator...
rulez added on the 2006-03-16 22:37:03 by exocet exocet
Approved by "Le conseil des vieux cons" ;)
rulez added on the 2006-03-16 22:48:48 by keops keops
where is my thumb?!
rulez added on the 2006-06-16 15:48:18 by earx earx
The demo is now on youtube:
added on the 2007-08-12 20:50:44 by Dbug Dbug
I don't know much about the Oric but I know what I like.
rulez added on the 2007-08-12 20:58:12 by Sverker Sverker
Nice prod for such a limited machine.
rulez added on the 2007-08-24 21:30:29 by 0xF 0xF
Nice one.
rulez added on the 2008-03-27 00:41:10 by micdune micdune
More thumbage, Oric rules!
rulez added on the 2008-03-27 00:42:02 by CiH CiH
rulez added on the 2008-04-14 09:52:55 by abscess abscess
quality stuff. eyecancerous part with sinus scrollers & rasterbars :>
rulez added on the 2008-04-17 12:12:58 by comankh comankh
rulez added on the 2009-02-14 01:37:03 by gentleman gentleman
Yea, this one rocks too.
rulez added on the 2010-10-28 09:33:49 by johny johny
The source code of the demo is now available on Defence-Force's SVN repository:
added on the 2013-01-19 12:54:01 by Dbug Dbug
The music alone is worth a thumb.
rulez added on the 2013-03-26 22:37:14 by Baudsurfer Baudsurfer
rulez added on the 2013-12-09 20:59:01 by 65c02 65c02
Nice demo just saw this on the Demosplash 2018 stream from Pittsburgh US
rulez added on the 2018-11-04 09:44:45 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
That was indeed unusual to see an Oric demo shown on the real hardware, specially in an american party.

I agree with the "world's slowest fractals" (and super slow scroller at the end), I barely managed to finish before the deadline, so there you go...

Now, that the guy said that it was the best Oric demo makes me a bit sad :-/
added on the 2018-11-04 10:02:21 by Dbug Dbug
Wow; awesome demo. The signature Dma-sc track completely mellows it out. Makes me wonder if the Oric has hardware interrupts to do these rasters. Keep it up!
rulez added on the 2021-01-06 22:43:46 by spkr spkr

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