VDC Mode Mania by Akronyme Analogiker
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release date : september 2012
release party : Connected 2012
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added on the 2012-09-02 19:19:48 by tokra tokra

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A slideshow of several video-modes for the C128 with 64K VDC

- 640x480 interlace 8x2 color resolution
- 640x576 interlace 8x3 color resolution
- 480x252 non-interlace 8x1 color resolution
- 640x400 non-interlace 8x2 color resolution
- 720x700 interlace monochrome
- two text modes with larger used screen area

This little demo shows some rare graphic modes on the VDC with some
converted images. Very colorfur pictures in resolutions of 640x480 or
640x576 are possible as well as high resolution of up to 720x700 pixels.
Also two text modes are included which provide a larger used screen area.
Converters and sources are included.
added on the 2012-09-02 19:38:05 by tokra tokra
Activate the FAST mode!
rulez added on the 2012-09-02 19:44:40 by Venty Venty
Is there a way to see that into an emulator? If not, can someone post a youtube video? I try Vice 2.3, but it doesn't seem to work!? :(
added on the 2012-09-03 05:35:31 by F-Cycles F-Cycles
As noted in the readme/NFO: "Will *NOT* run on VICE (up to 2.3 at least, since these modes are not supported (yet) by VICE)"

I tried making a video, but those interlace-refresh rates completely screw up the video, making a YouTube-link impossible - at least for me.
added on the 2012-09-03 21:58:59 by tokra tokra
Does taking picture with a camera work? If so.. I think you can probably do a slider show of those pictures taken from your monitor and post it on youtube? I use to have a C64 with 64kb vid. memory. I try a software which come with it... but felt very disapointed. So, I am very curious to see what the C128 could do with this memory expension...
added on the 2012-09-04 20:10:32 by F-Cycles F-Cycles
wte has posted some screen-photographs of this on his blog at http://blog.c128.net/archives/742
added on the 2012-09-05 02:00:49 by tokra tokra
screens look impressive. damn, mine c128 has 16kb vdc ;]
rulez added on the 2012-09-05 02:31:28 by comankh comankh
Updated the archive with an sd2iec-friendly version and some very minor fixes.
added on the 2012-09-18 19:20:42 by tokra tokra
New version with 800x600 interlace mode at: http://csdb.dk/release/?id=135949

YouTube-Video at: http://youtu.be/NbBwN7lgrE0
added on the 2015-01-15 16:54:59 by tokra tokra
Finally, there is an emulator you can try this on: http://www.z64k.com
added on the 2017-03-17 00:20:03 by tokra tokra
Found a bug, that lead to NTSC C128 not starting the program at all. Please download bugfixed release here:

added on the 2017-12-30 14:43:45 by tokra tokra

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