Sappy by Semilanceata [web]
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release date : january 2007
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added on the 2007-01-29 08:01:56 by Nicky One Nicky One

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Welcome in the new unhappy demo from Semilanceata.
Try if you can to watch this on a real CPC+, sounds will be better.

If you try to watch this on emulator, use an old version of WinApe !

BDCIron : fuck you lamer !
added on the 2007-01-29 08:06:04 by Nicky One Nicky One
Press "C" to continue if you are blocked on the first screen :)
added on the 2007-01-29 08:08:44 by Nicky One Nicky One
rulez added on the 2007-01-29 12:29:07 by Buckethead Buckethead
OH-MY-FREAKIN'-GOD!!!Dude, where do you get those beers?!?!! This demo f*cking rulez! Real viewing pleasure, only on real cpc+!
rulez added on the 2007-01-29 22:52:55 by ASiC ASiC
Man ... i love this newschool CPC stuff! AWESOME!
rulez added on the 2007-01-29 23:10:26 by shock__ shock__
Man ... i love this newschool CPC stuff! AWESOME!
Great theme!
added on the 2007-01-29 23:11:21 by shock__ shock__
Rocks bigtime!
rulez added on the 2007-01-30 09:18:13 by jxn jxn
Which emu can I use to view this?
WinApe goes ape with this demo... :-/
rulez added on the 2007-01-30 20:27:49 by scoutski scoutski
Use an old version of WinApe, it's the only way to view this demo on over machine than a real CPC+...
added on the 2007-01-31 07:31:54 by Nicky One Nicky One
You can try with the previous WinAPE version : http://www.winape.net/download/WinAPE20A10.zip
At the moment, there's no emulator being able to run the demo properly.Fx requiring some precise timing are fucked up.
Ah yes, that older version works much better.

Never saw a CPC+ demo before but I must say: thumbs up!
added on the 2007-01-31 13:04:25 by scoutski scoutski
Very nice one. I'm not to familiar with CPC+ capabilities compared to the basic CPC though.

Nicky: what's the music format? Some custom mod player?
Does the fullscreen trick work the Atari way? (synchronization, resolutions/frequency switchs each scanline and a VBL full of NOPs to replace with your code, respecting carefully the number of cycles for each instruction)
rulez added on the 2007-01-31 14:16:40 by keops keops

I rather liked this and it's a good show of CPC+ capabilities, the hardware music chip (great 1st tune, yey Clawz rules anyways), all the pallete fades and flashes synced with it (rather like it and the gfx look amazing with that colors), the hardware sprites for smooth vector balls (though, this part was a bit too long).

Damn, that makes me really wishing to try some shit on the CPC+ though I don't own one but maybe I should try in the emulator.
rulez added on the 2007-01-31 19:08:46 by Optimus Optimus
Just a quick question: Is there a hidden part? When you press escape after the scroller part, during the heart beat, the drive is loading something...
added on the 2007-01-31 20:22:44 by ASiC ASiC
Keops, the mod player was made by Grim, he is much able to answer your question ;)
added on the 2007-01-31 23:59:30 by Nicky One Nicky One
Video please!!!
added on the 2007-02-01 00:37:44 by CiH CiH
CiH> I will make one tomorrow. Now, if we can find and a place to upload it... :)
added on the 2007-02-01 10:26:38 by ASiC ASiC
@Keops: launch your CPC emulator, then type that in the BASIC interpreter :
10 a=&BC00:b=&BD00
20 out a,2:out b,50
30 out a,1:out b,50
40 out a,7:out b,35
50 out a,6:out b,35
60 out a,12:out b,&3C
70 mode 1:print "AtariST suxx! :)"
And here you have a 32Kb vram fullscreen on your CPC. Now look at your Atari and smile :)
The music in Sappy are .mod converted to a custom format best suited for a 8bit CPU and low RAM usage.

@Asic: After the EndPart (scroller) there's an Outro screen (which is loaded while the heartbeat). About an hidden screen, "I don't know" :)
It would be great to have a video of the demo since a lot of people seems to have a lot of troubles with their poor emulators things :)
I can host the video file too (you just have to upload it to cpcscene's ftp and I will move it to a fast webspace).

@Optimus: forget about doing Plus stuff on emulator. At the moment the Plus emulation is quite bad :(
Press ESC at the endpart, hold down SPACE while the heartbeat is playing and let it when the flatline sound stops to view the hidden part! Sorry Grimmy hehe! :p
added on the 2007-02-01 17:35:15 by ASiC ASiC
Grimmy: I thought the fullscreen thing was much more tricky than that on CPC ;)

70 mode 1:print "AtariST suxx! :)"

That's probably why you Arkos people ripped one of our YM Atari tunes (Virtual Escape demo) to include it in your DTC demo:

No hard feelings, I liked that demo a lot ;)
added on the 2007-02-01 17:48:29 by keops keops
added on the 2007-02-01 18:02:27 by keops keops
@Asic: if it's the midres screen (4 colors) with the "in death you can trust" at the bottom, that's the Outro screen. For anything else, I still don't know :)

@Keops: yeah yeah! But your Atari ripped our AY3 first with a poor licensed design by Yamaha :)
Keops: well actually.. viewport scaling is easy on CPC, but things gets harder when you have to deal with hardware scrollers and so on..

Nicky: good one! that Plus prod is awesome! :) but it was a bit too long to watch vector ballz..
added on the 2007-02-01 19:18:42 by norecess norecess
cool design and overall atmosphere! btw, i'd like more distorted and fucked up effects here, than vector balls or other oldschool stuff.
added on the 2007-02-01 21:10:25 by elfh elfh
@Grimmy: Yes, that's screen I was refering to. But I realized that this only works on the emulator and not on the real cpc! That's why the video I recorded ends at the scroller part. Btw, I'm uploading the video to cpcscene right now :)
added on the 2007-02-01 21:49:29 by ASiC ASiC
@ASiC: weird, nobody reported me that part do not work on their (real) Plus and there's no reason it does not (it's a very simple part).
Btw, if you have an old lazy 3 inches floppy drive on your Plus, you may see the screen going red (ReadFail) or Orange (DiscMissing) while the loadings. In both case, you can use the R key to retry the loading or C/ESC to cancel (reset).

We will make more distorted fx next time ! Word ! :)
@Grimmy: I don't have a 3'' drive connected at all (damn belt broke off and I didn't even bothered fixing it). Only a 3.5'' with ABBA switch turned to A. And I found the problem: It's the SYMBiFACE II. When I disconnect it, the outro picture runs properly. There's a bug for you :)
added on the 2007-02-02 15:58:48 by ASiC ASiC
Now I've seen the video, definitely rules. Totally Amiga-like in a nice way :-)
rulez added on the 2007-02-03 00:05:57 by CiH CiH
Really nice demo ! At least a real demo on + !
And a "new school" design... I like that !
rulez added on the 2007-02-03 21:57:05 by ramlaid ramlaid
Nice one.
rulez added on the 2007-02-07 19:47:24 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
Nice FX : great job, SML.
rulez added on the 2007-02-10 00:04:20 by Avens Avens
first demo i saw on the amstrad,

rulez added on the 2007-02-17 15:16:16 by ISL ISL
If your old CPC+ burst into flames after using SAPPY, note that you can now use this nice demo on Ape v2.0a12, cos Sappy runs quite fine on it, for now... :-)
added on the 2007-02-18 14:09:44 by Avens Avens
rulez added on the 2007-03-05 22:30:54 by psenough psenough
rulez added on the 2007-03-08 20:59:09 by HerrV HerrV
rulez added on the 2007-03-08 21:53:33 by p01 p01
excellent design. that's how demos should be today.
rulez added on the 2007-04-09 00:02:58 by SSG SSG
rulez added on the 2007-04-27 16:37:23 by puNky puNky
Last weekend i saw it on a real CPC+ Too bad the + enhancements are more limited than on a C64...like that sprites thing....the pointer for sprite memory is fixed,...you cannot use memory bankswitching for dma samples...so this demo shows quite something!
rulez added on the 2007-05-13 18:27:31 by Exin Exin
Really good demo. The overall design is just great.
rulez added on the 2007-08-27 23:40:49 by micdune micdune
Grimmy gives you with this demo the secret to be the best : to be alone :)
rulez added on the 2007-11-04 00:38:40 by Hicks Hicks
Didn´t know the CPC plus until today - it has really amazing specs for a 8 Bit computer.

The production itself seems to be technically very good, but for a thumb up it´s too boring for me.
added on the 2008-01-04 11:12:15 by RA RA
fucking ace
That rocked, could have cut down on the 3d-sprites a bit perhaps.
rulez added on the 2008-03-12 22:03:09 by evil evil
what the f*#k??
rulez added on the 2008-03-28 17:24:13 by toxie toxie
well i don't know the cpc+ specs really but it appears to be cool *and* it looks good
rulez added on the 2008-05-02 11:03:51 by superplek superplek
Fist CPC+ only demo I saw.
rulez added on the 2008-05-02 13:33:49 by Rouquemoute Rouquemoute
cool modern style for such an oldskool computer. way to go :)
rulez added on the 2008-07-08 08:21:00 by Proteque Proteque
I saw this at the Xzentrix. It was really impressive, probably the best thing on the CPC+. A powerfull machine like this could have thousands of quality products, if only more people would code on it :)
rulez added on the 2008-09-17 00:05:13 by twh twh
Well done!! just WOW!
rulez added on the 2008-09-17 00:23:51 by gentleman gentleman
Nice job "Floyd the coder" !
rulez added on the 2008-10-02 17:49:33 by toms toms
maybe one of the best demos i've seen in my life... OK hardware sprites are cool but the design is amazing... Also the music is cool... :) Bravo Grim :)
added on the 2008-10-21 14:20:58 by voxy voxy
thumb up of course :)
rulez added on the 2008-10-21 14:21:26 by voxy voxy
Amazing stuff, excellent design!
rulez added on the 2009-01-04 22:19:03 by frost242 frost242
Good one. Nice music and atmosphere, but too long for the actual content.
rulez added on the 2009-01-04 23:03:08 by raer raer
cpc+ ? i just didn't know about it .... very good prod indeed !!
rulez added on the 2009-02-21 12:59:32 by sunb34mm sunb34mm
Its structural perfection is matched only by its hostility.
rulez added on the 2010-01-21 18:38:17 by Eldrik Eldrik
I must have seen a different demo.
Sure there are nice graphics, but showing a succession of vector balls objects is not what I would qualify as "excellent or amazing design".

And the whole stuff was reused in Allergy the same year...
added on the 2010-01-21 19:08:20 by Dbug Dbug
One of my favourites demos on CPC+; great ambiance.
added on the 2012-03-08 20:06:57 by Kris Kris
rulez added on the 2013-04-03 22:10:16 by krusty krusty
Perhaps the most impressive CPC+ demo I've seen to date. Very cool.
rulez added on the 2014-05-23 23:23:29 by alexh alexh

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