Introducing the iLisa by Carnegie Mellon Computer Club [web]
screenshot added by lroop on 2012-08-05 22:26:50
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release date : august 2012
release party : Assembly 2012
compo : wild demo
ranked : 1st
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popularity : 60%
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alltime top: #7282
added on the 2012-08-05 14:29:38 by wysiwtf wysiwtf

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no Apple Lisa cat so added as wild platform.
feel free to suggest better.

anyway, this rocked the compo big time!
rulez added on the 2012-08-05 14:31:07 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
actually there might be something wrong with the release pakage at scene.org since theres just two .obj files in it? (or I am just too stupid to handle lisa emu)
added on the 2012-08-05 14:39:33 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
I don't know much about this hardware, but nice rick roll joke :)
rulez added on the 2012-08-05 14:40:50 by Optimus Optimus
rulez added on the 2012-08-05 14:44:14 by las las
+ for the platform, + for the concept, ++ for turning a DTP machine into a demo platform :D. I can't see why this wasn't in the oldschool competition though :)
rulez added on the 2012-08-05 14:53:22 by rexbeng/PA rexbeng/PA
1st? :(
sucks added on the 2012-08-05 15:31:09 by xernobyl xernobyl
Nice platform, but the effects are abysmal, your last demo on the Vectrex was better.
I just saw this on the stream very briefly but didn't quite get if ALL the visuals/audio are generated from a Lisa, or if it is kind of a "wild/anim" demo that leads up to the last part which is an actual Lisa demo?
added on the 2012-08-05 17:07:22 by Sdw Sdw
I don't know about the platform, so can't comment on that, but rick rolling was a bit lame :) So a piggie
added on the 2012-08-05 20:06:56 by kurli kurli
I am an Apple hater so whatever u did on the platform would get a thumb down.
sucks added on the 2012-08-05 20:14:39 by Zplex Zplex
Well, it's just an animation for the most part, but kudos for using an obscure platform and for making the custom hardware.
added on the 2012-08-05 20:33:14 by thefox thefox
Some good code here I've been told but as a demo this just doesn't work. Lots of lame stuff, particularly the rick roll (2007 again?). Music was pretty nice though at times.
added on the 2012-08-05 21:31:54 by noby noby
yeah, no idea what to think of this ;)
All the visuals are generated from a mostly stock Lisa 2 with 1MB of RAM. The audio is generated by a sound card we designed that roughly approximates a Sound Blaster Pro 2 (Yamaha OPL3 + PCM DAC). The sound card plugs into the Lisa's add-in bus and is controlled completely by the Lisa. It does have RAM for storing samples, but the samples are in our demo data and are loaded into RAM by the Lisa's CPU. It was entered as a wild because this year asm had a very strict list of platforms that could be entered as oldschool (C64, Amiga 500, Amstrad CPC, ZX, etc.) with very specific requirements. The Lisa is definitely an oldschool machine, but since we're the only ones crazy enough to write demos for it, it didn't make the list of platforms... As for the release package at scene.org, you have to get those files onto the Lisa/emulator's hard disk somehow. We'll be releasing floppy images when we can figure out how to produce them - our current solution for loading the larger of the 2 .obj files involves some code we wrote manually stuffing the data into the CF card that our IDEfile (ProFile replacement designed by a guy from Germany) uses as a hard drive. I'll admit that this isn't a stunning demo with 3D effects and tons of color, etc. but I'll also assure you that writing a demo for a Lisa is not an easy task.
added on the 2012-08-05 22:26:28 by lroop lroop
I like it. Please make more demos on obscure stuff!
rulez added on the 2012-08-06 00:06:01 by Negostrike Negostrike
Great stuff, and props for designing your own add-on hardware!
rulez added on the 2012-08-06 02:33:06 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
coda also published an article on how he wrote the soundtrack for the custom hardware: http://coda.s3m.us/2012/08/06/creation-of-the-ilisa-demo-soundtrack/
@lroop, on the oldschool platform, I see. I didn't know how strict were the ASM rules. How about we see you on CPC for your next prod, then? It's not an overly exploited platform yet and is kind of "hot" in the scene these days =D
I am an Apple hater so whatever u did on the platform would get a thumb down.
To even out that stupid comment.
rulez added on the 2012-08-06 09:26:57 by SiR SiR
Video please?
added on the 2012-08-06 12:38:52 by Preacher Preacher
Was a nice surprise to see Lisa.
rulez added on the 2012-08-07 00:32:14 by svo svo
fuckings to haters, the custom hw was cool and the whole prod reeks of creativity.
rulez added on the 2012-08-07 00:34:54 by deleted deleted
cool cmucc owns the Lisa scene :)
rulez added on the 2012-08-07 00:56:41 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
beyond epic ! kudos for the custom hardware even !
rulez added on the 2012-08-07 16:14:26 by franky-- franky--
thumb up for exploring new territory
added on the 2012-09-06 20:09:11 by radman1 radman1
the custom sound card and music ruled. extra points for rickrolling everyone
rulez added on the 2012-09-29 22:22:47 by BackSpace BackSpace
rulez added on the 2012-09-29 23:07:21 by Preacher Preacher
Nicely done!
rulez added on the 2016-09-25 16:40:30 by cxw cxw
obscure platform thumb.
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