Ti-85 Megademo by GL.Fusion
screenshot added by Nezbie on 2007-05-01 22:20:39
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release date : april 2007
release party : Blockparty 2007
compo : wild demo
ranked : 1st
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popularity : 62%
  • 0.82
alltime top: #4714
added on the 2007-05-01 22:20:39 by Nezbie Nezbie

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This was cool but what unearthly perspective transform method are you using on the cube? The angles are all crazy-like.
rulez added on the 2007-05-01 22:38:08 by GbND GbND
I wanted to use 4x4 block rendering for the fire (instead of 8x8), but I didn't have enough continuous memory to store the values.

There's been a _lot_ nicer Ti-8x demos released, so I feel kind of bad that this won. Maybe that should be some incentive for Europeans to come ;)

Anyways, I have something of a surprise planned that I think will please quite a few :)
sucks added on the 2007-05-01 22:41:42 by Nezbie Nezbie
Btw, the link is a video file.
It's not really a cube, one side is a bit longer. Instead of using the standard 4x/z and 4y/z for the object perspective (like I did for the starfield), I use some wierd linear interpolation that makes it look like it morphs a bit. Personally, I thought it looked cooler.
There's also a bug in the same scene involving flashing lines, but I spent hours and wasn't able to pinpoint it.
added on the 2007-05-02 04:02:58 by Nezbie Nezbie
Well surely it ain't the best TI-85 release and it has bugs but it's ok. The cube thing sucks and using rather large 'pixels' for fire and rotozoomer sucks also. The hardware should do better than that. Mostly it bothers me that you're adding the music to the video and it doesn't come from the device itself.

Anyway no thumb (up) until you release the freaking binary also. What the heck is with the video only releases :)
added on the 2007-05-02 05:26:58 by waffle waffle
Calculators must be useful for something... else.
rulez added on the 2007-05-02 06:16:59 by xernobyl xernobyl
Nice (even if some effects were too blocky for 6Mhz Z80) and I love the music cover from one of my favorite A1200 demo!
rulez added on the 2007-05-02 14:10:32 by Optimus Optimus
who cares if the cube is a cube...I liked it.
rulez added on the 2007-05-02 14:28:08 by necronomic0 necronomic0
rulez added on the 2007-05-02 14:47:24 by Buckethead Buckethead
awesome... now release the binaries. :-)
rulez added on the 2007-05-03 08:22:55 by radman1 radman1
Hell, I hope the sound as not produced by the original hardware - that would mean they missed the purpose of a calculator ;-)
The idea is cool and the port of the best demo tune ever (Love) is excellent.
rulez added on the 2007-05-06 12:58:03 by JAC! JAC!
JAC, the sound was added during the video editing. The TI-85 has only about 28k of free mem, so there wouldn't be enough space :)
It is technically possible to produce sound on the Ti-8x calculators, but in all honesty I havn't really studied that aspect at all, and it surely must be horribly limited. I only know of 1 game that was ever produced for the 85 that had sound (zpong).
Music was added during video-editing to add some spirit, and because watching a prod with no sound is kind of boring, even if some purists may consider that cheating for a wild entry :)
added on the 2007-05-10 04:31:39 by Nezbie Nezbie
Nezbie: I was going to ask, because if you managed to actually play that tune (even stand-alone) on the TI-85, I would... well, that'd be the best hardware hack of all time.

Now, I'm pretty sure you COULD do that on one of the TI calculators with the 68k processors... ticalc.org has such a program; you could probably hack together a primitive soundtracker.

Anyway, without the music, this isn't too spectacular, but I'm gratified to see something being done, so... thumb!
rulez added on the 2007-05-10 05:43:08 by crusader crusader
rulez added on the 2007-06-30 13:21:50 by wie8 wie8
Youtube here

It looks like someone is trying to sell ringtones with it:

Can't blame them, I love the music :-)
(What pisses me off though is they cut the endscroller with the group credit)
added on the 2007-11-28 03:32:01 by Nezbie Nezbie
Like it.
rulez added on the 2008-01-24 01:17:03 by zefyros zefyros
Very cool :)
rulez added on the 2008-01-24 01:26:43 by Alpha C Alpha C
highschool nostalgia is overwhelming me at this very moment =)
rulez added on the 2008-02-03 17:50:56 by Zest Zest
shit, gotta buy TI :>
rulez added on the 2008-04-15 17:13:48 by comankh comankh
Good stuff
rulez added on the 2008-04-18 12:10:11 by Anat Anat
rulez added on the 2008-06-17 06:49:14 by luna486 luna486
I love the demos on these so limited machines !
rulez added on the 2010-04-07 19:06:44 by Supersly Supersly
rulez added on the 2010-06-20 18:16:29 by leGend leGend
Nearly 8 years, and STILL no binaries... :( What happened to GL.Fusion/Nezbie? Got hit by a bus and is in coma or something? Did 99.999% of the work end then stop short of pressing that "upload" button to properly share the demo on Pouet? FFS, WHY???

People asked twice "where is the binary" and Nezbie carefully avoided to give an answer. This is suspicious. For all we know, this could be an elaborate hoax running on Linux. Probably not, but still... :)

Unless it is in the Wild section where a binary is sometime impossible, I think video only prod should not be allowed on Pouet. Demos are made to run on real hardware, or at least on an emulator.

The only situation I like to have a video is when it's a live presentation at the demo party to get the crowd feeling, and only to complement the binary.
added on the 2014-12-20 20:29:53 by ramon ramon
Nice calculator megademo with many nice effects
rulez added on the 2021-04-19 18:00:14 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna

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