No Pets Allowed by Orb [web]
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Our little pre xmas present

A Pet 4032 demo "No Pets Allowed)

This demo features a new video mode for the Pet...
Unforunately there is no plattform selectable so it's a wild thing...

For those not having the real machine, you can try Vice emulator with the proper settings (4032, 32 kb ram) or else you
will get a message if you start the demo that you need a Pet 4032.
Go to the settings menu and select Pet settings. There select the machine to use >4032<

The demo also supports a Sid card. You can select the music at startup. To enable the Sid emulation in Vice:
Go to settings menu -> Cartridge settings and enable Sid emulation.

Things to download:

Sources for the video mode (explanation how it works is included too)
and the music replayer are attached to the zip.

-Video capture from Vice. Unfortunately we don't know someone with a 50Hz Pet.
If someone can capture it would be great.

-Youtube link:
better watch the avi...;)

-Video capture of one effect running on a real machine

This demo works only on a Pet 4032 with >50Hz< !
added on the 2010-12-15 14:34:21 by ultra ultra
i got co workers screaming to shut down the noise.
i think thats a good sign, plus its an exotic platform.
i dont really now shit about the PET so i cant really judge this technically, but im sure its quite awesome :)
thumb away
rulez added on the 2010-12-15 14:47:54 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
Fuuuuu the twister + fuuuuu the Orb logo part.
Better than expected and I always except top notch from orb :)
rulez added on the 2010-12-15 14:56:36 by linde linde
Holy cow...friggin brilliant. The only thing I've ever seen/played on a Pet was Monopoly! This rocks.
rulez added on the 2010-12-15 15:07:50 by tonyrocks tonyrocks
Nice effects and music. The Orb logo is cool!
rulez added on the 2010-12-15 15:10:51 by raer raer
rulez added on the 2010-12-15 15:20:50 by Buckethead Buckethead
Cool effects
rulez added on the 2010-12-15 15:25:08 by Serpent Serpent
I so cannot judge the effort but the source code looks freaking sick to me and world's firsts are world's firsts! I really enjoyed the demo, the orb logo with the plasma even was fecking gorgeous!
rulez added on the 2010-12-15 15:32:59 by Paralax Paralax
Effin' brilliant, best PET demo so far. :-)
rulez added on the 2010-12-15 15:36:09 by Radiant Radiant
rulez added on the 2010-12-15 15:44:59 by kusma kusma
Well that is just awesome. The ultimate PET demo. I love the glitchy quality of the screenmode and the effects were top notch. Even the music was bearably good.

I'd really like to see this on the real HW.
rulez added on the 2010-12-15 15:59:39 by visy visy
Finally some proper hardware banging on PET! I guess this is the first PET demo that abuses the CRTC registers to some extent, right?

I'd like to know whether this demo uses raster tricks for anything? (See CPC demos for some possible applications of raster sync on the CRTC)
rulez added on the 2010-12-15 16:09:20 by viznut/pwp viznut/pwp
Can't really stand the music. :) Rest is very good though, only the twister is a bit too static for my liking. Anyway, cool Petmo. :)
rulez added on the 2010-12-15 16:13:18 by StingRay StingRay
viznut indeed ... the entire mode works by changing the video regs...
yep since i don't have a pet i used winape(cpc emu) to check if it works...

i did some stuff with rasters but no rasters are used yet... unforunately i'm not sure if the emulator does it correctly... the screen position is not emulated correctly in vice :/

but you can do more with the video chip... for example overscan is no problem...
added on the 2010-12-15 16:17:37 by ultra ultra
rulez added on the 2010-12-15 16:26:28 by MooZ MooZ
totally awesome, I still don't realize what is possible to do with a ~30 years old computer :D
rulez added on the 2010-12-15 16:47:41 by rez rez
rulez added on the 2010-12-15 16:50:00 by evil evil
:O amazed
rulez added on the 2010-12-15 16:55:54 by leGend leGend
Fucking neat ... finally a PET demo that doesn't suck :)
PET soundtrack is quite annoying, but I guess that's due to the nature of the hardware ... and this remotely resembles music, which makes up for it :) Awesome.
rulez added on the 2010-12-15 17:10:22 by shock__ shock__
great!!! and dont forget to turn up the volume for this music :)
rulez added on the 2010-12-15 17:19:58 by -JANER- -JANER-
(Great) twister on PET, you're mad guys !!!
Nice classic effects on archaic platform (those old good green pixels...).

No thumb down allowed ;-)
rulez added on the 2010-12-15 17:36:29 by BackSpace BackSpace
rulez added on the 2010-12-15 17:38:10 by starbuck starbuck
pretty naise
rulez added on the 2010-12-15 17:39:05 by noby noby
rulez added on the 2010-12-15 17:54:01 by Zapac Zapac
Orb logo overt he plasma rocks hard, as do many of the other screens, great fun demo, merry xmas! =)
rulez added on the 2010-12-15 18:03:30 by keito keito
rulez added on the 2010-12-15 18:06:37 by Cj Cj
i know jack shit about the platform, but i guess the stuff i saw was impressive :)
rulez added on the 2010-12-15 18:17:18 by post malone post malone
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rulez added on the 2010-12-15 18:51:10 by chiourme chiourme
i see this as proof of concept, that you should not make demos on pet
added on the 2010-12-15 18:56:13 by elkmoose elkmoose
This is pretty nice, good work!
rulez added on the 2010-12-15 18:59:20 by pigpenpete pigpenpete
This is soooo cool! There are so many good effects there, lot's of stuff to see, probably the best pet demo ever (I don't remember to have seen another one though, definitelly not this good :)
rulez added on the 2010-12-15 19:45:59 by Optimus Optimus
there is another check here

also robin harbron did some stuff... but only on youtube available...
added on the 2010-12-15 19:53:22 by ultra ultra
Mad use of the CRTC, mad use of the beeper and overall mad use of the PET, fucking awesome!
rulez added on the 2010-12-15 19:54:22 by Nitro/Black Sun Nitro/Black Sun
This has to be a new leading contender for "demo you'd most like to take back in time to when the machine was first released, and nonchalantly load up at whatever trade show it was launched at, just to fuck with people's heads".
rulez added on the 2010-12-15 20:06:35 by gasman gasman


rulez added on the 2010-12-15 20:47:26 by xeron xeron
rulez added on the 2010-12-15 21:57:27 by Luca/FIRE Luca/FIRE
You're the best?
rulez added on the 2010-12-15 22:02:19 by MuffinHop MuffinHop
Plasma/Orb logo part & the zoomer + petting ofcourse
rulez added on the 2010-12-15 22:11:52 by d0DgE d0DgE
Pfftt... damn newschoolers doing demos for the PET-4032, that machine was released in 1980, that's like YESTERDAY or something. Real coders target the PET-2001, 1977 vintage machine...


Just kidding ofcourse, this is an amazing piece of work! New video mode kicks ass, and great to see an array of classic effects in it. Also good use of PETSCII in the parts running in normal text-mode.
4-mat is one crazy man to be able to get something that actually sounds like music out of the built-in piezo!
Best PET-demo EVAH!

Since I had the privilege of being "in-the-loop" so to speak, I knew this demo was coming, didn't expect it so soon though.
You could have kept it under wraps and made a strong bet for the wild compo prize in just about any compo, but instead we get it as an early Christmas present - thank you guys!
rulez added on the 2010-12-15 23:32:02 by Sdw Sdw
Watch this with the headphones off the ears, and your ears buried in concrete. Only joking, that was doing the best with limited possibilities.

Otherwise it kicks hard!
rulez added on the 2010-12-15 23:51:13 by CiH CiH
way easier to enjoy with the SID cart enabled :D
that said, mighty impressive work on that old beast :)
rulez added on the 2010-12-16 00:30:52 by Alpha C Alpha C
rulez added on the 2010-12-16 00:50:42 by las las
Yes !
Solid and surprising.
rulez added on the 2010-12-16 02:52:23 by oasiz oasiz
nice one)
rulez added on the 2010-12-16 05:50:09 by zeebr zeebr
uploaded new versions of the avi and binaries...
seems i did some mistakes in the greetings ;)
added on the 2010-12-16 09:03:32 by ultra ultra
Neat demo, but no greets = no thumb ;)
added on the 2010-12-16 09:09:04 by britelite britelite
What a stunner!!!
rulez added on the 2010-12-16 09:58:15 by 71M 71M
Orb = High expectations = FULL COVERED :)

Thank you for this piece of art ...
rulez added on the 2010-12-16 10:58:18 by _H2o_ _H2o_
You guys made my day.
rulez added on the 2010-12-16 14:22:08 by iks iks
rulez added on the 2010-12-16 14:46:43 by toxie toxie
rulez added on the 2010-12-16 16:50:29 by Paranoid Paranoid
awesome, tough the music was not really my cup of tea
rulez added on the 2010-12-16 18:07:20 by dv$ dv$
rulez added on the 2010-12-16 18:25:58 by baah baah
mental :D
rulez added on the 2010-12-16 18:45:50 by spiny spiny
Orb of course !!
rulez added on the 2010-12-17 18:40:22 by RIP RIP
Soso. Old school. :)
added on the 2010-12-18 19:44:29 by AntDude AntDude
rulez added on the 2010-12-18 19:46:53 by evilpaul evilpaul
A pet demo... :')
rulez added on the 2010-12-18 20:00:57 by untel untel
yay :)
rulez added on the 2010-12-20 02:11:41 by ɧ4ɾɗվ. ɧ4ɾɗվ.
I wanna introduce you to the most amazing Orb on earth.
rulez added on the 2010-12-20 11:21:30 by ilmarque ilmarque
rulez added on the 2010-12-21 05:54:26 by jonnyram jonnyram
Amazing. Absolutely amazing. The music raped my ears though.
rulez added on the 2010-12-23 12:50:22 by flibblesan flibblesan
What Carbon- said.
rulez added on the 2010-12-29 20:33:21 by coma coma
Oldschool FTW !
rulez added on the 2010-12-30 23:58:39 by micdune micdune
Absolutely awesome.

Also, everyone complaining about the music -- enable the SID track!
rulez added on the 2010-12-31 05:32:14 by null1024 null1024
rulez added on the 2011-01-01 21:20:21 by provod provod
rulez added on the 2011-01-04 21:57:28 by Emod Emod
rulez added on the 2011-01-05 06:40:44 by T$ T$
What the fuck? This is awesome!
rulez added on the 2011-01-09 13:35:16 by vscd vscd
i love pets
rulez added on the 2011-01-13 14:00:00 by tobé tobé
cool demo, and besides that, every further exploitation of old devices to do effects that were not possible before is surely worth a thumb!
rulez added on the 2011-01-13 14:08:53 by v3nom v3nom
crazy =)
added on the 2011-03-22 23:37:54 by a.-t- a.-t-
Best PET demo ever, had no idea anything other than PETSCII was possible.
rulez added on the 2011-05-10 10:29:52 by cruzer cruzer
rulez added on the 2011-05-10 10:35:12 by elend elend
too bad it wont work on my own 8096 :(
rulez added on the 2011-05-21 14:23:20 by Exin Exin
Rulez !
rulez added on the 2011-06-01 09:49:10 by Anat Anat
rulez added on the 2011-07-28 22:19:40 by Chainsaw Chainsaw
About time someone made a fully real PET demo.

I am still waiting for a real demo running on Pac-Man arcade machine :P.
rulez added on the 2011-10-23 23:08:49 by TomoAlien TomoAlien
rulez added on the 2012-04-16 21:20:53 by p01 p01
i did a new version of the demo...

i already hoped or better guessed the demo seems to work on 60hz us pets...

rob c. tested this on a 60hz us pet and it worked fine. so i've decided to release a version with removed hz check...

well the 60hz Pets have the same line frequency only the vbl frequency is different. it seems the us pet monitors are tolerant enough to display the demo.

if you want to use this on your 60hz Pet do so but at your own risk !
find the new version here: http://orb-demo.net/files/no_pets_allowed_nohz_check.zip
added on the 2013-02-07 20:34:31 by ultra ultra
very nice
Props for the new video mode, props for the audio driver, the effects... everything. Damned impressive.
rulez added on the 2015-01-27 17:12:26 by trixter trixter
What trixter said.
rulez added on the 2015-09-28 10:13:56 by Preacher Preacher
rulez added on the 2015-09-28 12:50:42 by dipswitch dipswitch
rulez added on the 2015-09-28 12:55:27 by Fell Fell
i found a video (click [video running on realhw] at the link list) on the net which shows the demo running on a real machine...
unforunately it also shows a small bug at the beginning and end of the demo...
seems setting the screen position via the crtc produces this behavoir...

this is quite cool to see the demo running on real hw ... also shows how good the vice emulation is ...
added on the 2016-07-18 10:45:45 by ultra ultra
This is unreal. Genius trick pulled off on the refresh syncing.
rulez added on the 2017-09-21 16:40:14 by wardrich wardrich
this is great
rulez added on the 2018-03-19 14:57:12 by dodke dodke
awesome !
rulez added on the 2018-03-19 22:37:21 by Asato Asato
I'm trying to run the Demo on my German CBM 4032.
It goes as far as the welcome screen, but doesn't move on from there.
What could be the problem?
added on the 2019-04-04 21:11:30 by naujoks naujoks
hm hard to say...you tried to select a the music driver by pressing (so far i remember) 1 or 2?
added on the 2019-04-08 07:16:16 by ultra ultra
I just bought a CBM 4032-32N (50 Hz) and tested this. The first screen shows ok for the lower portion of the screen and the top portion is filled with green colour. When the scene changes there's a blank screen and the music gets really slow for a couple of seconds. Some scenes show like they were XORed with a checkerboard pattern. After about a half a minute the screen goes blank again and the music goes really slow for about a minute. After that the cathode ray gets centered and I had to turn off the power to not damage the screen. https://www.icloud.com/photos/#0XueFiSLSGdJY-b1nqSH1zH2A
added on the 2019-10-21 00:32:10 by basscadet basscadet
i already knew about the top filled stuff at the beginning. that happens when move the screen. also seeable on the video on top to where it is running on real hardware...
but never saw that xored stuff... seems there are revisions of the 4032 where it do not work. i'm sorry for you.
added on the 2019-10-21 08:53:13 by ultra ultra
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rulez added on the 2019-10-21 11:54:06 by pitapoto pitapoto
this rocks
rulez added on the 2022-11-02 17:43:23 by gentleman gentleman
rulez added on the 2022-11-02 17:58:58 by SiR SiR
Even tunnel was there! Imagine this somehow made and played on PET in the 70s. Jaw down!
rulez added on the 2023-01-25 20:51:08 by mccnex mccnex

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