Phreaks by Condense [web]
screenshot added by norecess on 2010-12-16 20:39:47
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release date : december 2010
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popularity : 58%
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added on the 2010-12-16 20:39:47 by norecess norecess

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Nice BASIC demo xD (No, really, guys, the demo is cool!)
rulez added on the 2010-12-16 20:46:50 by Devilmarkus Devilmarkus
Youtube link : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7o4sDbSQmg
added on the 2010-12-16 20:55:52 by norecess norecess
Cool! Anims are slow. I like the antialiasing.
rulez added on the 2010-12-16 21:15:38 by Optimus Optimus
added on the 2010-12-16 21:27:30 by kusma kusma
Nice demo! But S.O.T.A. fans like me will always prefer dancing girls!
added on the 2010-12-16 22:01:38 by ham ham
Nice job!
rulez added on the 2010-12-16 22:09:21 by Soundy Soundy
technically cool i guess, designwise meh, music is annoying. Piggie
added on the 2010-12-16 22:45:23 by shock__ shock__
Just to explain a little bit..

The major thing to retain in this prod is not the FX itself ; it's relatively trivial and everyone with some Z80 knowledge would be able to accomplish the same.

No, the real thing is the number of UNIQUE frames, which is 195. Think about it : Amstrad CPC has 128Kb, remove 40Kb for video-memory (with the special resolution I use), remove 8Kb for the music (and its player), remove another 6Kb for the sprites displayed on top of the FX, then remove once again another 5Kb for the background, another 5Kb for the font, another 11Kb for the code itself... Let's calculate... we have 53Kb free.

So the 195 frames are packed in 53Kb.
20 frames is super easy to manage ;
50 frames : you need a good data structure
then.. 195 frames is kind of big numbers here. Hope you realize that :)
added on the 2010-12-17 01:59:48 by norecess norecess
rulez added on the 2010-12-17 12:30:08 by Buckethead Buckethead
195 frames or not, this is pretty boring. basically, what kusma said.
added on the 2010-12-17 12:32:20 by StingRay StingRay
Actually, the prog displays a single effect during its whole demonstration but i really like the anti-aliasing of the frames. Design is nice; same goes for the tune.

Congrats to all involved; you managed to release (another) nice product for CPC just before the fall of 2010! Well done guys!
rulez added on the 2010-12-17 15:37:55 by voxy voxy
Well done, you did it in the right time...
What Stingray said " it's a pretty boring."
Graphics and music don't suit this demo.
added on the 2010-12-17 22:20:07 by Beb Beb
The visuals are boring, maybe you should have taken some wacky swirls or zoomer instead. The music is very nice though.
rulez added on the 2010-12-18 13:16:17 by Exin Exin
well, why not?!
rulez added on the 2010-12-18 13:33:32 by ɧ4ɾɗվ. ɧ4ɾɗվ.
for the player
rulez added on the 2010-12-18 14:55:09 by Shazz^TRSi^MJJ Shazz^TRSi^MJJ
The design is really... horrible.
Ok for the perf, 195 frames in 53kb, but I must admit that "animations" are not my cup of tea (cf. Phat 2)...
added on the 2010-12-18 16:44:15 by Hicks Hicks
The technical achievement is definitely worth a thumb up! The animations seem a bit disconnected from the music though.
rulez added on the 2010-12-19 00:35:11 by Rouquemoute Rouquemoute
Phreaks would have been an awesome demo if Condense hired a designer...
added on the 2010-12-20 11:51:32 by toms toms
added on the 2010-12-20 13:45:02 by comankh comankh
+ generally positive feelings
+ nice packing
- slow depacking & drawing for 4 mhz
rulez added on the 2011-01-08 21:42:41 by Skate Skate
video please?
@Guardian: Youtube.
Nice demo.
rulez added on the 2011-03-21 21:01:57 by Octoate Octoate
Models of the animation are not my kind of stuff but 195 frames of this size is not usual on CPC, I guess.
rulez added on the 2012-04-15 05:26:28 by Eldrik Eldrik
Thumb up for the technical achievement.
However, it would be far better (beauty and speed) too see with a cleaner design.
I'm looking forward to a new demo
rulez added on the 2012-04-15 13:56:41 by krusty krusty
good work norecess!

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