DTC by Arkos [web] & Overlanders [web]
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release date : november 2005
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good fx!
rulez added on the 2005-11-15 00:18:52 by Skate Skate
rulez added on the 2005-11-15 00:53:46 by Buckethead Buckethead
Cross development tools on PC can bring CPC back to life. :)
I like your code Ramlaid!
Great job BEB and Zig Jedi too.
rulez added on the 2005-11-15 01:36:53 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
Thanks all !

You can use WinApe Amstrad emulator to see this demo.

It's qwerty keyboard :).
Just load the .dsk in emulator and :

added on the 2005-11-15 09:40:55 by ramlaid ramlaid
The first part brings me a deja-vu of similar parts released in several CPC demos, although this time it has better colors and some parallax moving or translucent layers of shapes. Looks preety impressive even if it's based on the same concept. I equally like the second part too. I haven't seen such a big and cool distortion effect on the CPC, on such a colorfull logo (Actually I can't curently recognize what's written on?! ;)
rulez added on the 2005-11-15 12:18:52 by Optimus Optimus
Oh, and it's sooo great to watch a new CPC demo again! =)
added on the 2005-11-15 12:19:34 by Optimus Optimus
I propose that you call your next demo 'SMB' :) That would be a perfect complement to DTC !

Seriously this is very nice. I guess you used your special custom YM player to achieve the constant CPU time thingy :D

Well done, I really need to do a better plasma on the oric !
rulez added on the 2005-11-15 19:29:34 by Dbug Dbug
Yes, I use custom YM player for constant CPU time...
And the plasma is all hardware :)
Good luck for doing the same thing on Oric ! :D
added on the 2005-11-15 20:19:50 by ramlaid ramlaid
Woooww!! Simply amazing ... the best CPC demo I discovered this year :o)
rulez added on the 2005-11-15 23:25:34 by norecess norecess
Impressive stuff. Especially the warped logo at the end, that's pretty much an Amiga level effect, how you did that on a 4MHz Z80 ... !
rulez added on the 2005-11-16 00:26:19 by briggsy briggsy
Great job Ramlaid & Beb !!!
rulez added on the 2005-11-16 10:17:07 by Candy Candy
rulez added on the 2005-11-16 21:53:21 by CiH CiH

I must get my drive belt fixed :)
rulez added on the 2005-11-16 23:22:50 by alchemist alchemist
O_O it plains rock!

ramlaid: could you explain a bit your YM replay technique ? I guess it's a bit like how we play a chip in ~1 scanline on ST, and you have to 'waste' some NOPs to compensate the time gained by not updating the registers that don't need to.
rulez added on the 2005-11-17 00:21:59 by p01 p01
For YM Replay...
In fact, I use my own tool for compress (LZW algorthim) the raw data of YM. Each YM register is compressed in a stream and uncompressed at runtime... Then I just need to send data to YM chip.

After, I needed to stabilize uncompress and playing routine... Using 'waste' NOPS to compensate no updated register but also for stable uncompress routine...

For end part, I use the same technics as in MadRam's Bisbilles part in
Some nice generated code :)

Pleased that you like it :)
added on the 2005-11-17 01:14:37 by ramlaid ramlaid
FINALLY managed to watch this demo. WinAPE is so crap... "insert disk" -> CRASH! "turn sound on" -> CRASH! "change any setting" -> CRASH!

I had to edit the ini file manually, and after 3 attempts to just run the emulator I had the demo running with sound. *sigh*

Anyway, the demo rules ;)
rulez added on the 2005-11-17 12:26:00 by xeron xeron
Awesome for CPC!
rulez added on the 2005-11-17 13:42:51 by StingRay StingRay
now i know what a cpc is made of ! and i can say that this demo rulez!!
rulez added on the 2005-11-18 11:20:33 by HerrV HerrV
this is extremly cool :D
rulez added on the 2005-11-18 15:29:10 by wb wb
Cross developpement is a pity...
... Arkos way of life :)

It was a pleasure to work on this demo.
Thanx Ramlaid.
added on the 2006-01-13 16:42:33 by Beb Beb
rulez added on the 2006-02-18 11:21:08 by Preacher Preacher
Rulez-mark, definately. Very nice "per line" effects and gfx running at full framerate.
added on the 2006-02-24 16:47:38 by Sparklite Sparklite
screenshot looks great. how do I run it under windows?
added on the 2006-02-24 17:07:27 by kelsey kelsey
ummm.. sorry. I should've read back.

did I screw something up or is it really a game and not a demo?
added on the 2006-02-24 17:12:25 by kelsey kelsey
well, aren't you goddamn awesome?
rulez added on the 2006-02-24 17:27:40 by Shifter Shifter
WTF!?! I did not know about this demo! Music is converted from the hidden part of our Virtual Escape! Thanks for giving the full credits and nice YM replay, one can hardly hear the difference with the original (except for the slight SID effect) ;)

How did you convert that SID voice emulation by the way?

Excellent little demo again Arkos, congrats.
rulez added on the 2006-09-12 02:32:33 by keops keops
rulez added on the 2006-09-12 10:01:37 by rez rez
Waw ! one of the best CPC demos imho... and the music conversion is very nice indeed !
rulez added on the 2006-09-12 13:07:54 by faraday faraday
dans ton cul?
rulez added on the 2006-09-22 17:30:50 by iks iks
Wow, a CPC demo as a CDC!
added on the 2006-09-22 18:41:01 by Optimus Optimus
Very impressive demo.Colours rules!
rulez added on the 2006-09-23 11:39:40 by Longshot Longshot
Wow! Those are some nice looking FX alright.

Keops: the "sid"-effect heard at the start is probably a thing mad max and the guys did in some songs before the real sid-effect was invented. Two channels with a very small start-offset difference. The "sidish" thing further into the demo is a buzzereffect at high pitch. Anyway, that's what it sounds like :)
rulez added on the 2006-09-24 10:46:38 by evil evil
Nice one. Havent seen much on the Amstrad before....gotta check out more Amstrad stuff now :)
rulez added on the 2006-09-24 14:47:54 by tFt tFt
Evil: I was actually refering to Megatizer's SidVoice that Jedi used in Virtual Escape's tunes but I realized that only the intro tune had a SID voice, the hidden part one (used here) probably did not have any (it's too old, I can't remember for sure)
added on the 2006-09-24 16:45:39 by keops keops
CPC rocks!! :)
rulez added on the 2006-09-24 16:59:41 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
It was my "best effects" favorite in 2005.
added on the 2006-09-24 22:53:34 by _-_-__ _-_-__
winape emulator is kinda funny... the emulated machine comes up with press f1 for basic, I press f1, then the help window comes up for the emulator... could it be a bit more user friendly than that?

seconldy how to skip the first part ? I almost thumbed it down for having only one effect.
added on the 2006-09-26 07:28:04 by Oswald Oswald
i enjoyed it alot..
rulez added on the 2006-09-26 19:00:19 by mind mind
Oswald: Press num lock and try 1 on the numeric keyboard, the F-keys is a matter of the machine keyboard not the emulator which uses the PC F-keys for the settings, options, etc and maps the numeric keyboard to the CPC keys (in the CPC keyboard, they were upon the same place). Actually I had a hard time with winape32 when I tried to use it from a laptop where the numeric keyboards where somewhere else because the stupid laptops doesn't have the usual numeric pad ;P

About the parts, this is mostly an intro not a multipart demo. You won't see many of these on the CPC yet. Unfortunatelly the coder manage us to wait for the second part. Press F6 to go to emulator settings and choose 1000% emulation speed to move fast to the last part.
added on the 2006-09-26 20:03:37 by Optimus Optimus
rulez added on the 2006-09-29 09:48:19 by starbuck starbuck
Virtual Escape Hidden part music has no SID effect !
You can found SID effect on CPC in Backtro second part (hi Overflow !).

DTC is just a small contribution from Beb & I to CPC Scene :), 2 parts only ! (and please, see it on real CPC if you can !).

Thanks for "Coup de coeur" !
added on the 2006-09-30 14:50:10 by ramlaid ramlaid
Secret part? Where is it? (I don't remember the Virtual Escape music)
added on the 2006-09-30 15:27:36 by Optimus Optimus
Ramlaid: indeed, my mistake, this one was the only tune without SID effect in the Virtual Escape, it's so old I forgot about it ;)

DTC rules anyway!
added on the 2006-10-02 04:11:36 by keops keops
Optimus: If you're talking about VE, check the comments, it's all explained, you once asked about it concerning the cylinder on the screenshot (press ESCAPE during the boot)
added on the 2006-10-02 17:45:52 by keops keops
Oh, for a moment I thought you were talking about a possible hidden part in this prod. I think I've seen the other on one VE.
added on the 2006-10-04 14:57:50 by Optimus Optimus
really nice
Quite nice!
rulez added on the 2006-10-14 21:42:19 by Cj Cj
Fun for HOURS ;-)
rulez added on the 2006-10-16 17:36:19 by gentleman gentleman
rulez added on the 2006-10-25 09:57:57 by las las
rulez added on the 2006-11-01 14:49:51 by Quarryman Quarryman
cool gfx
rulez added on the 2006-11-26 16:16:02 by parse43 parse43
rulez added on the 2006-11-30 20:00:47 by mrdoob mrdoob

Which we were able to do that at the early 90`s !
Maybe someone still remember us on CPC...
Our Group was GCS! the known members were Elmsoft, BSC and me DJH :-) !
rulez added on the 2007-01-15 01:11:29 by DJH of GCS! DJH of GCS!
A totally stunning production.
rulez added on the 2007-01-21 00:07:30 by micdune micdune
Hell yes! Fry the CRTC!
rulez added on the 2007-01-30 16:18:33 by ASiC ASiC
It’s the first CPC Demo I have seen and I am really impressed by what it possible. Since I only had a GT 65 green monitor I loved to see the all nice color’s in the emulation. It's great!
rulez added on the 2007-05-10 09:52:16 by Admiral^Elyssis Admiral^Elyssis
où ça? :)
Very nice
rulez added on the 2007-05-10 10:14:36 by NH4OH NH4OH
It's a shame to devastate a so wonderful logo ;) Ramlaid and Beb, I give you my thumb for... DTC (?!)
rulez added on the 2007-05-19 09:19:58 by toms toms
Shagedellic palette fireworks + kikass YM muxxic = [O__________O]

(nominated for Best 2D CPC Award!!)
rulez added on the 2007-07-02 09:07:12 by Momo Vampire Momo Vampire
This demo is a very good example of what is possible on the CPC.
Flashouille Rulez !
rulez added on the 2007-07-05 19:42:14 by Supersly Supersly
Is this running at full framerate on a real cpc ?
added on the 2007-10-05 00:57:41 by hitchhikr hitchhikr
@hitchhikr: Yes sir! The mainpart is! (the big warped-logo at the end which is 2 frames).
rulez added on the 2007-10-05 05:17:26 by Gʀɪʍʍy Gʀɪʍʍy
added on the 2007-10-05 10:44:51 by hitchhikr hitchhikr
rulez added on the 2007-10-05 10:45:15 by hitchhikr hitchhikr
My jaw dropped! Magnificent effects, wonderful music... I did not even dream to see such a thing on a CPC.
rulezcdc added on the 2007-10-26 22:57:06 by HarryPotter HarryPotter
HarryPotter: the music comes from here though: http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=109

It was our hidden part tune ;)
added on the 2007-10-26 23:10:27 by keops keops
HarryPotter: where does you avatar come from ?
added on the 2007-10-27 00:52:36 by p01 p01
p01: I think it's the strawberry monster from fruity frank. But I don't remember it was so nicely pixelated. Is the gfx from the CPC version or another platform?
added on the 2007-10-28 19:24:02 by Optimus Optimus
Indeed Optimus :) I was wondering too, sweet avatar
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I didn't knew but there's a MSX version: http://www.generation-msx.nl/msxdb/softwareinfo/3165
:D I was almost sure it was Fruity Frank, but it's been so many years since I played it
added on the 2007-10-28 20:16:43 by p01 p01
Indeed. I guess I couldn't remember those nice colors of the strawberry because I was playing it in a green monitor in the past.
added on the 2007-10-28 20:45:35 by Optimus Optimus
Oh the avatar is also a bit stretched on X because of the wide pixel, that's why :)
added on the 2007-10-28 20:46:34 by Optimus Optimus
Indeed it is the srawberry in the CPC version of Fruity Frank (played this one a lot on CPC!)... Stretched and all as you wrote. How funny to see a discussion about Fruity Frank's strawberry more than twenty years later!!
Impressive, I missed this demo... really nice, I must try it on real CPC ...

btw any tools on WIN32 to "write" .dsk on 3.5" disk ? ... i used dsktools on linux and an old tool on my amiga ... but I never found something working on WIN32/DOS ...
rulez added on the 2008-01-22 10:18:31 by cyb0rg cyb0rg
You can try CPCDiskXP to write the DSK image back to a 3.5" floppy.
thx Grimmy for the info.
added on the 2008-01-22 11:10:43 by cyb0rg cyb0rg
La claque !!!
rulez added on the 2008-02-16 07:14:41 by chiourme chiourme
A good showoff if you have a CPC and want to show something to your friends!
rulez added on the 2008-04-11 18:49:29 by Exin Exin
I don't know a lot about what is possible on a CPC, but this looks pretty neat =)
rulez added on the 2008-12-06 04:42:13 by Alpha C Alpha C
Was showed at Demo In Paris by Longshot ! A great one, very impressive !
rulez added on the 2009-02-07 01:41:45 by frost242 frost242
Don't be mistaken by the big number of thumbs up, this is not the best demo on CPC... but "just" a really good one !
rulez added on the 2009-06-15 19:07:23 by Hicks Hicks
rulez added on the 2009-06-17 14:20:52 by PENETRATOR PENETRATOR
cool effects
rulez added on the 2009-08-05 13:51:26 by v3nom v3nom
rulez added on the 2010-01-26 19:00:14 by Devlin Devlin
Ouch ! Completely impressive !
rulez added on the 2010-01-30 11:36:47 by Eldrik Eldrik
I like it and the music was awesome
rulez added on the 2010-01-30 13:22:06 by thec thec
instant thumb.
rulez added on the 2010-04-05 01:53:29 by comankh comankh
rulez added on the 2010-12-30 18:18:48 by kyv kyv
GREAT stuff!!! Outstanding! Cool tune too! MORREEEEE (gimme)!!!
rulez added on the 2011-01-23 23:48:04 by sim sim
rulez added on the 2011-03-24 02:18:29 by zoolum zoolum
Pure excellence in plasmas.
rulez added on the 2011-08-17 19:23:11 by Rhino/BG Rhino/BG
rulez added on the 2011-08-17 20:13:46 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
rulez added on the 2011-08-26 13:54:58 by voxy voxy
Very nice.
rulez added on the 2011-08-29 16:56:45 by lsl lsl
What! I forget to thumb it up ?!
Nice demo!
Too sad it is the latest prod of Ramlaid :(
rulez added on the 2011-08-29 20:12:32 by krusty krusty
Great music, pretty (albeit few) visuals, this demo's worth its salt.
rulez added on the 2012-04-15 15:30:32 by cngsoft cngsoft
great visuals & tune <3
rulez added on the 2012-09-10 01:49:41 by nekomono nekomono
rulez added on the 2014-07-12 08:10:30 by g0blinish g0blinish
First part/plasma: excellence in colors (much more than 27 are seen) and code (constant-time all over).
rulez added on the 2015-03-06 09:18:10 by Overflow Overflow
Huch, no thumb from me, how is this possible? ;-)
This fuckin RULEZ!
rulez added on the 2015-11-08 13:44:37 by RufUsul RufUsul
Déjà la maitrise de la palette.
rulez added on the 2018-04-05 01:01:22 by MacDeath MacDeath
still beautifull in 2018
rulez added on the 2018-09-05 01:25:33 by siko siko
Nice little prod!
rulez added on the 2020-01-09 22:16:13 by spkr spkr
nice one
rulez added on the 2021-01-31 16:18:38 by Blast! Blast!
What everyone else giving a thump-up said.. also merry x-mas everyone!
rulez added on the 2021-12-24 12:08:13 by BSC BSC

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