STrange roboTS by Blabla [web] & Mandarine [web]
screenshot added by Cyg_BLaBla on 2013-11-13 22:07:19
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release date : november 2013
release party : Silly Venture 2013
compo : atari demo
ranked : 4th
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popularity : 65%
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added on the 2013-11-13 22:07:19 by Cyg_BLaBla Cyg_BLaBla

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Nice... the music doesn't work for me but thats a matter of taste.
rulez added on the 2013-11-13 22:29:23 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
Wowwwwwwwww ! My STE is dancing on the table ! :-) Very nice gfx and amazing music ! Thank you for this wonderful computer !
rulez added on the 2013-11-13 22:49:32 by HuggyOne76 HuggyOne76
Truly awesome "true color" effects !
rulez added on the 2013-11-13 22:59:11 by Orion_ Orion_
Rocks! Awesome colors and phatt tune.
rulez added on the 2013-11-13 23:05:05 by Buckethead Buckethead
rulez added on the 2013-11-13 23:07:31 by mermaid mermaid
Wow, great visual and audio show!

Blabla prods are getting more and more polished, excellent (i guess FRA had a certain input on this).
rulez added on the 2013-11-13 23:08:16 by Dma-Sc Dma-Sc
Wow wow wow ! Payes ton style :)
rulez added on the 2013-11-13 23:09:26 by HerrV HerrV
Huge step forward for blabla, really enjoyed this one on the party despite being quite bugged.
rulez added on the 2013-11-13 23:25:34 by Nitro/Black Sun Nitro/Black Sun
Excellent work guys!
rulez added on the 2013-11-13 23:30:24 by !cube !cube
Holy shit what a style! Not that I ever doubted Fra, but damn damn damn - you rock! :D
Tune got me bouncing, while tapping feet enjoying that kick ass sync for the splendid visuals.
Keep it up! <3
rulez added on the 2013-11-13 23:37:29 by mog mog
Oh, and whatever Alpha C will say about it too! :D
added on the 2013-11-13 23:38:11 by mog mog
It's 4 sure a very original prod as we can expect from Blabla according to previous demos.
Very interessant effects, fast (bump)mapping, plasma, blur, dissove fx on piccies, distort, ...
I have trouble to imagine how you have coded several effects.
New such effects needs lot of precalculated effects -> 4Mb required with 676k prg -> Result is here : excellent.

With more polished gfx, it would be marvellous.
But this kind of gfx match the whole style of the demo though.
So does the cool buzzin' music by 505 :)
rulez added on the 2013-11-13 23:59:43 by hylst hylst
Yes, it is a good style. Looke gorgeous on the big screen
rulez added on the 2013-11-14 00:03:43 by gwEm gwEm
Wow... Rules. Best in the compo for me
rulez added on the 2013-11-14 02:05:26 by nytrik nytrik
nice style, nice effects, nice music. i enjoyed this demo (=
rulez added on the 2013-11-14 06:18:41 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
rulez added on the 2013-11-14 06:45:27 by Starchaser Starchaser
Fresh style and well executed.Great job guys.
rulezcdc added on the 2013-11-14 07:00:09 by Corial Corial
Stylish except for some codercolors, works for me anyway :)
rulez added on the 2013-11-14 07:05:08 by noby noby
True colors on this machine is absolutely fabulous ! quite funny too.
rulez added on the 2013-11-14 07:07:42 by CodeK CodeK
Great style and music.
rulez added on the 2013-11-14 07:50:29 by ripek ripek
great to see atari st good prod.
rulez added on the 2013-11-14 08:01:32 by Bartoshe Bartoshe
i really like this one... ok i only checked the youtube vid...

but good job guys ;)
rulez added on the 2013-11-14 08:11:30 by ultra ultra
will rewatch it later. piggie for now.
added on the 2013-11-14 08:28:33 by gentleman gentleman
It was a pleasure to work on a STe prod with Cyg & 505 <3
added on the 2013-11-14 08:32:20 by fra fra
Not a huge fan of the graphics but nice style and awesome code overall.
rulez added on the 2013-11-14 08:35:27 by zoolum zoolum
yoo ! i love it ! especially the green blob ! fu*****g good and ready to buy soon a 520ste to test all this ! thanx a lot :)
rulez added on the 2013-11-14 09:09:54 by yogibeer yogibeer
Wow, another one! What's happening?
This is big, with good effects, colorful. Is there some hardware trick or raster sync used for the colors? I don't remember atari having so many colors at the same time.
rulez added on the 2013-11-14 09:18:30 by Optimus Optimus
rulez added on the 2013-11-14 09:34:57 by UKKO UKKO
I really like the visuals
rulez added on the 2013-11-14 09:35:49 by krusty krusty
Very nice, imo works much better than the clowns one :)

Optimus: Cyg is the guy who did the demo with the Clowns not that long ago. And yes it's based on multiple palette color change per scanline, every single line. There's probably more palette data than bitmaps :)
rulez added on the 2013-11-14 09:39:10 by Dbug Dbug
Visually very unique and great music! Well done.
rulez added on the 2013-11-14 09:47:47 by elend elend
Holy fuck, what a Nineties flashback. This reminds me a lot of some old Orange and CNCD demos for the DOS era, and this is a huge plus in my book. Great style, great effects, great music, great demo.
rulez added on the 2013-11-14 10:07:54 by Preacher Preacher
oh yeah! excellent graphics and a nice soundtrack.
rulez added on the 2013-11-14 10:46:32 by a-move a-move
Phat tune! Great mix of graphics AND colorshock. Must have taken forever to generate those images and palette data.

The "use your rockets" and "main brain" parts look great.
The vertical distortions here and there help a lot!
The intro effect with the eagle is super stylish! It would rocks like a million fraggles if instead it was a plasma going from B&W to color on that image instead of doing that switch per scanline "only".

Seeing that you manage to mix static multicolor gfx on top of your colorshocks, makes me wonder how cool your technique would like with the vertical scrollers made of a vertical stripe of 5-7 colors and a simple color switch per scanline, you know like the the ones that can look 3D-ish, twist around and co and were popular in the late 80's, early 90's.

Well done guys!
rulez added on the 2013-11-14 10:47:31 by p01 p01
+ what Preacher said about the great Orange & CNCD vibe here.
added on the 2013-11-14 10:48:18 by p01 p01
I Liked the green blob screen and especially phatty-fatty buzzzz sound effect!
rulez added on the 2013-11-14 11:05:46 by moredhel moredhel
wow! great demo! hard to believe that it's running on a stock Atari STe :D

good job Cyg & Fra!
rulez added on the 2013-11-14 11:37:59 by rez rez
BlaBla's demos are like a fine wine that is starting to become good, it gets better with time. Now it's time to drink it this year because it's very good ;))
rulez added on the 2013-11-14 12:00:01 by Zorro 2 Zorro 2
It makes me forgot it's a bare STe doing the tricks: the FXs are so colourfull and with minimal artifacts, there are a lot of synchronisation with the cool music (probably not easy with all those colours around). Moreover the design is faultless and funny!

Exactly my type of demo! Thank you for making my day! :D

(minor drawback: 4Mb ram... well, the result makes us bypass this)
rulez added on the 2013-11-14 12:34:50 by baah baah
Cool effects here, and the whole demo was really good :)
rulez added on the 2013-11-14 13:00:13 by psonice psonice
Nice demo
rulez added on the 2013-11-14 14:05:00 by bitl bitl
underrated demo because on the party it runs only from emulator.
Very good job! Want more
rulez added on the 2013-11-14 15:07:56 by xeen xeen
Oh yeah ! excellent use of the STe's hidden true color mode :) Congrats Cyg and Fra.
Moar pls, kthx !
rulez added on the 2013-11-14 15:19:47 by zerkman zerkman
Marvelous, magnificent style, supported by fantastic music. Can't believe it was placed fourth place.
rulez added on the 2013-11-14 18:54:53 by dhor dhor
Original, and good exploration of hicolour display encoding (with more than one 'error target' I guess?).

The clowns were technically good and first example of this idea but this is a better demo.
rulez added on the 2013-11-14 19:16:14 by dml dml
Pretty damn good demo.
Recommended for humans and also robots.
rulez added on the 2013-11-14 19:20:21 by ham ham
really great and stylish visuals.
i don't like the tune, but it does not prevent proper thumbage! :)
rulez added on the 2013-11-14 19:25:15 by gentleman gentleman
Even this ex-Amigan approves.
rulez added on the 2013-11-14 21:14:16 by Hoild Hoild
amiga approved :D
rulez added on the 2013-11-14 21:41:29 by seppjo seppjo
Wow! Colors, so many colors! :-)
Awesome demo! Can't figure out why it didn't score better at the party!
rulez added on the 2013-11-14 22:32:57 by Daniel Daniel
Cool true color original effects.
The muzik rocks and cleverly uses STe sound system.
rulez added on the 2013-11-15 00:18:23 by MetalAges MetalAges
Amazing entry! Now I could take a look at this great demo without bugs. What a pity that it wasn't released in final shape till the compos. It could be much higher on the list. Anyway my STe is more than happy to get it!
rulez added on the 2013-11-15 00:48:54 by grey grey
Fine demo for the STE
rulez added on the 2013-11-15 12:02:48 by Iapetus Iapetus
Thank you for all your feedbacks :-)

4MB should'nt be mandatory, but I prefer to load everything from start and of course hicolor need more space & memory than 16 colors. 1MB is enough for every FX separately.

For those interesting, I made a specific MegaSTE version, only rotozoom should be crap : http://top250filmsdvd.com/atari/STRGMSTE.prg

I'm on the next ;-)
Great effects & visuals and cool music!

_Almost_ makes me want to get a real ST sometime :P
rulez added on the 2013-11-16 16:01:34 by Den Den
Den: STe ... you need an STe. I won't run on a normal ST.
added on the 2013-11-16 16:08:57 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
Now that I've seen something other than the rough party version. Probably the best one yet. Where is Cyg going next with these techniques?
rulez added on the 2013-11-16 16:14:51 by CiH CiH
The force is strong with this one.
rulez added on the 2013-11-16 16:29:00 by ramon ramon
Great job Cyg, congrats! :)
rulez added on the 2013-11-16 16:44:25 by phaazon phaazon
rulez added on the 2013-11-16 17:50:25 by Chainsaw Chainsaw
It was OK.
added on the 2013-11-16 19:01:27 by AntDude AntDude
Looking forward with great excitement to your next release Cyg!
added on the 2013-11-17 09:26:38 by Daniel Daniel
Wow, Cyg is pushing the limits of what's possible on the STE once again, this time together with an impressive design by Fra and another great tune by 505. Keep up the good job! :)
rulez added on the 2013-11-18 00:24:36 by exocet exocet
Could somehow compete with some PC demos from the 90s ;)
rulez added on the 2013-11-18 15:39:16 by keops keops
Great work!!! i'm sure, it was superb in live on the big screen!
rulez added on the 2013-11-18 17:20:56 by sINk sINk
what is this hackery!?
i tried counting the colors, i gave up but it was sure more than 16!
rulez added on the 2013-11-18 17:43:39 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
Incredible, another demo pushing the limits of the STE!

Tech notes:
I had to switch off my UltraSatan otherwise some parasite dots ruined the show. It is not due to my STE because I experienced the same problem on my other STE.
Another workaround is to reduce the memory of the hard disk driver, it is easy to do with HD Driver (press Esc while booting).
rulez added on the 2013-11-19 22:05:56 by Strider Strider
A new Atari Falcon demo ? ;)
rulez added on the 2013-11-21 00:31:46 by Adoru Adoru
?too many colors error in robot...
very nice pixelpushing, fitting tune by 505 and some nice gfx...
has been a pleasure to see it "live" during the compo.
nice work and thanks for the greets, do I have to stop washing me now, since I have been greeted in a kick as STE demo?
rulez added on the 2013-11-21 12:07:00 by slator slator
Nice tune and effects, but a bit to much flashing
added on the 2013-11-22 21:16:37 by Frequent Frequent
dig it
rulez added on the 2013-11-22 21:44:55 by kempy kempy
Its always very interesting to see what you are doing with the "Spectrum512" mode! I don´t like the music so much this time even its from 505. ;-)
rulez added on the 2013-11-24 20:41:36 by RA RA
rulez added on the 2013-11-25 12:42:49 by pear pear
simply fantastic!
rulez added on the 2013-11-25 13:18:48 by JaceSTK JaceSTK
Very cool effect on 2:55. And of course great groovy music!
rulez added on the 2013-11-26 15:21:53 by Manwe Manwe
amazing!!! music just <8
rulez added on the 2013-11-30 03:42:17 by psndcj//tbk psndcj//tbk
absolutely outstanding! on every aspects. <3
rulez added on the 2013-11-30 09:34:55 by v3nom v3nom
Fra & Cyg together, what a great surprise! I appreciated the fact FX were well integrated into graphics.
*please* *please* next time do a little more efforts on transitions
Otherwise I loved the whole prod. Thx! :P
rulez added on the 2013-12-02 19:32:41 by norecess norecess
Nice design, colour, sic, not too long not too short, well balanced, love it :)
rulez added on the 2013-12-02 21:40:22 by p0ke p0ke
Very nice Design and good music, love it :)
rulez added on the 2013-12-08 19:18:29 by Sapphire Sapphire
rulez added on the 2013-12-10 12:48:26 by micdune micdune
ouch, watchable atari demo. and nice one ;]
rulez added on the 2013-12-11 17:37:01 by comankh comankh
not bad :)
rulez added on the 2013-12-11 20:13:04 by psenough psenough
rulez added on the 2013-12-13 11:22:07 by chromag chromag
Some parts are a bit too long but other than that this is a really enjoyable demo. Catchy tune by 505 as usual and some really nice code+design here. Good stuff!
rulez added on the 2013-12-13 17:36:05 by StingRay StingRay
cool stuff, I like such design!
rulez added on the 2013-12-17 19:24:57 by dimouse dimouse
Hold on a second, I didn't comment on this?

It's excellent!

I like most of the effects and the graphics are just neat! The soundtrack is perfect and it's exactly what you would expect if you let CyG loose on an STE.
Also, many thanks for making a MegaSTE compatible version :-)
rulez added on the 2013-12-28 23:39:53 by Paranoid Paranoid
rulez added on the 2014-04-07 23:30:55 by lennart lennart
love the music and overall style
rulez added on the 2014-04-13 04:59:19 by _nemo_ _nemo_
Jaw dropping visuals and audio there..... beautiful demo. MORE!!!! :D
rulez added on the 2014-05-04 19:15:20 by applecrypt applecrypt
rulez added on the 2015-03-09 17:09:45 by Blast! Blast!

specially the music :)
rulez added on the 2015-06-03 21:06:07 by tEiS tEiS
Love it!
rulez added on the 2015-07-01 21:47:13 by SnC SnC
Music good, nice storytelling.
rulez added on the 2015-11-20 14:38:47 by nodepond nodepond
Reserve oil seriously! Use your rockets!

Some nice 3d fx, and the code, music, and gfx go very well together.
added on the 2017-03-12 16:35:44 by cxw cxw
One of my favorites!
rulez added on the 2019-01-18 19:26:40 by MKM MKM
Awesome! Looking forward for more Cyg code and effects!
rulez added on the 2019-02-09 11:51:23 by spkr spkr
Nice stylish demo with some nice music and messages, just saw this for the first time at Atari Sommarhack Online 2021 in their stylish designed demos demoshow
rulez added on the 2021-07-10 16:39:13 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna

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