scx255 by Scoopex [web]
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release date : october 2004
release party : Function 2004
compo : pc 256b
ranked : 2nd
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popularity : 68%
  • 0.66
alltime top: #2512
added on the 2004-10-03 17:05:46 by Paralax Paralax

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Technically this was great. So was the idea.
rulez added on the 2004-10-03 17:10:46 by Paralax Paralax
whoo, respect! :) i thought that kind of stuff would crash on my computer anytime
rulez added on the 2004-10-03 17:11:47 by shadez shadez
ehhh. a static (ugly) fractal and microsoft sam? this is, even if one would take the size into account, damn sloppy.
sucks added on the 2004-10-03 18:06:05 by skrebbel skrebbel
added on the 2004-10-03 18:27:04 by uns3en_ uns3en_
skrebbel: How can you remain unsensitive to the "beauty" of extreme size optimization prods ?
rulez added on the 2004-10-03 18:28:02 by p01 p01
P01: 'cause it's boring!
I enjoy 256b prods since years and nobody told they are boring so far. Damn! I've been tricked since years. U__U
added on the 2004-10-03 18:44:39 by p01 p01
to make Mc Sam talk in 256 bytes is a real freak
rulez added on the 2004-10-03 18:49:49 by Ger Ger
VIDEO PLEASE. not a joke.
some lowres xvid would do.
added on the 2004-10-03 18:57:20 by apricot apricot
i prefer non-static prods
added on the 2004-10-03 19:00:39 by ttl ttl
speak to me sam!!!
rulez added on the 2004-10-03 19:04:30 by Kauto Kauto
I think there's someone who doesn't know what they are thumbing down. This small binary is a masterpiece, because of one thing: Windows emulates .COM files, and it is impossible to call the voice synthesizer (or whatever you call it). Therefore, to do this, Peci took a long time to search for a solution, and finally, he found a bug in the windows XP emulator that allowed him to do this. When you think about that, it's a fucking brilliant piece of work.
rulez added on the 2004-10-03 19:10:18 by Lord Graga Lord Graga
crashes.. can't watch it.. sorry..
added on the 2004-10-03 19:38:09 by nystep nystep
yes, this one is masterpiece. Whoever doesn't agree should try to make an unpacked windows executable smaller than 2k, or notice that a regular PE header is greater than 256 bytes.
rulez added on the 2004-10-03 19:44:47 by hhc2 hhc2
had I not seen this being born with my own eyes, I'd not believe it :D fucking brilliant
rulez added on the 2004-10-03 20:08:46 by BoyC BoyC
great "world's first" hack here :)

@hhc: you can make an unpacked win exe in much less than 2k - there are even some 1k "intros" on pouet
rulez added on the 2004-10-03 20:39:48 by blala blala
I'm left speechless because I'm running Win2k. But because I saw this on a real XP, I'm left speechless as well.
rulez added on the 2004-10-03 20:41:05 by Preacher Preacher
doesn't work here...
added on the 2004-10-03 20:53:31 by ryg ryg
Damn, no sound (XP 1) :( I'll try on another pc!
what about a win2k3 version? =)
added on the 2004-10-03 21:42:25 by pan pan
fresh taste
rulez added on the 2004-10-03 21:59:08 by Frozzy Frozzy
how the... i mean... you can't just... uh...
rulez added on the 2004-10-03 22:21:24 by Gargaj Gargaj
added on the 2004-10-04 03:07:58 by jimmi jimmi
speech synth... wow!
rulez added on the 2004-10-04 03:16:41 by René Madenmann René Madenmann
nice and solid work peci! happy disassembling to the other :-)
rulez added on the 2004-10-04 09:05:57 by Kojote Kojote
wow !!!
rulez added on the 2004-10-04 12:07:03 by EviL EviL
rulez added on the 2004-10-04 12:15:56 by wb wb
P01: tiny prods are a showcase of lameness and laziness. *real* able sizecoders can do more than sizeoptimizing one puny little 1993-style fractal effect. i can often be totally blown away by people doing the apparently impossible in so few bytes. try mainloop&tbc's asm 4k for a hint. yes, that's 16 times bigger, i know.
added on the 2004-10-04 12:50:50 by skrebbel skrebbel
32 byte ids for calling com object
32 byte text (including dll name)
code for loading dll, calling functions
trick to produce the win32 callback from an old 16bit com file
50bytes code for mandelbrot fractal.

everyone who say its just a call - do it in 16 bit.
added on the 2004-10-04 13:59:47 by peci peci
"look mum, i'm ironing a shirt with a fyring pan!"
added on the 2004-10-04 14:05:08 by skrebbel skrebbel
frying. not fyring. damn.
added on the 2004-10-04 14:05:17 by skrebbel skrebbel
o__O respecting 4kb intros authors is not incompatible with respecting authors of smaller intros. And the size limit is not a brake to creativity, technique or design : see 3D BLOB by MZ1453 / gunnars farvebio (gfb), CITY by MZ1453 / gunnars farvebio (gfb), Jézus Szíve Okozza a Napkitörést by Alvaro Acwellan / MoleCoola, ...

Note to self: I'm sure I'm wasting my time on this. Anyhow I'll have made my day if it could help others discover some brilliant prods.
added on the 2004-10-04 14:18:59 by p01 p01
it's impressive to some extent, but most (if not all) 256 bytes and 1k 'intros' are shitboring to watch. I can understand skreb's argument, compile a bunch of effects and make a decent 4k instead.

But i will never thumb down something technicly impressive and this is probably coder candy anyway :)
added on the 2004-10-04 14:24:47 by okkie okkie
P01, "Some colorful 3d metaballs on a gray X AND Y pattern"

added on the 2004-10-04 15:50:19 by skrebbel skrebbel
skrebbel, can you understand this 256b is not about gfx or something, its about doing impossible - calling win32 api from 16-bit emulated process. ( not a process actually ).
and that all in 256b. can you fuckin uderstand it ? IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE. but it was done in 256 bytes.

please, anybody...
rulez added on the 2004-10-04 16:08:27 by apricot apricot
nerall, i'd like to repeat the following to you:

"look mum, i'm ironing a shirt with a frying pan!"
added on the 2004-10-04 20:54:47 by skrebbel skrebbel
rulez added on the 2004-10-05 11:07:29 by AbcuG! AbcuG!
if you need your shirt to be ironed and the only thing you have is a frying pan than it is a creative solution to use it if it works. - just using what you have is better than not using it.
added on the 2004-10-05 11:19:16 by peci peci
skrebbel: the point is that peci managed to iron the shirt with the frying pan perfectly - it's stupid but consider it a stunt. :)
added on the 2004-10-05 12:16:04 by Gargaj Gargaj
peci: wow, great hack!
rulez added on the 2004-10-05 12:35:11 by ph0x ph0x
Hehe, quite impressive :)
rulez added on the 2004-10-05 12:36:35 by dairos dairos
i wanna see/hear.. plz! (XP-SP2, but doesn't work here)
added on the 2004-10-05 12:41:26 by toxie toxie
I guess you'd have to be a coder to appreciate this kind of bullshit..
Fuck making demos to impress everyone, make fucking demos for your own fucking reasons. Skrebbel knows this and does it himself anyway.
doesn't work here either (xp, sp2)
added on the 2004-10-06 16:06:37 by kusma kusma
On the sheet of scx255 on 256b.com, peci inivited the people having troubles to get the intro working on their system ( provided that's it's WinXP ) to get in touch with him and send your ole32.dll and ntvdm.exe to get the correct ordinals.
added on the 2004-10-06 16:16:08 by p01 p01
kbab, why are you bitching, did you ever wrote an instruction? what kind of lameness and laziness are you talking about? making this stuff is far more sophisticated that coding in Java, you know :)
rulez added on the 2004-10-20 12:12:11 by baze baze
damn great
rulez added on the 2004-11-03 20:16:06 by NuKem NuKem
man, hacking sometimes simply gets to the point they become just stupid. well that point is waaaay before this... :)
kudos to peci for being such a fanatic!! :)
rulez added on the 2004-11-11 15:01:16 by FooLman FooLman
this is seriously sick
rulez added on the 2005-01-03 17:27:37 by PigPen PigPen
nice to see there's still some real technical stunts on the scene. that's what it's about.
rulez added on the 2005-05-09 19:09:53 by dipswitch dipswitch
cool hacking :)
rulez added on the 2005-10-16 01:57:51 by [self-ban] [self-ban]
rulez added on the 2005-10-16 04:03:30 by bdk bdk
coder pr0n
rulez added on the 2006-04-28 16:53:04 by slack slack
rulez added on the 2006-12-02 06:10:48 by LSnK LSnK
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rulez added on the 2009-10-09 13:36:22 by kaoD kaoD
rulez added on the 2012-01-13 18:27:13 by closed closed
reminds me about how i debugged some semi-dos stuff trying to find out if some of the not-that-well documented stuff (e.g., triggering an invalid opcode in order to invoke certain vm host functions) could be used for improving the ntvdm box...
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