screenshot added by aki on 2014-11-30 19:13:59
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release date : november 2014
release party : JHCon 2014
compo : megademo
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popularity : 49%
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  • Busy Busy [code, graphics]
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added on the 2014-11-30 19:13:59 by aki aki

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Cowina is a megademo made in pure ZX Spectrum BASIC with many tricks that allow to show high resolution animations, etc. There was a compo at the party for all Cowina parts. The parts are in ascending order from the last place at first to the first place at last except the very last part which is ment to be as a finishing part. No machine code calls were allowed in the compo as well as no loading extra file blocks. Here are the original rules:

--- type a BASIC program and save it with SAVE "name" LINE x
--- use normal 48 BASIC and 48K memory
--- your demo part can NOT BE LOOPED (try to let it run for 1 minute or so, but it's not strict)
--- the last (finishing) command of the BASIC program must be LOAD ""
--- usage of machine code (USR to RAM, POKE, PEEK) is forbidden! USRs and POKEs
to call system routines in ROM or set system variables are allowed. UDG is allowed.
POKE to modify your own BASIC program is also allowed.
--- loading any external files (SCREEN$, CODE, BASIC, DATA) is forbidden.
--- all parts will be joined to one big TAP file after the party!
added on the 2014-11-30 19:18:42 by aki aki
reminds me "Crapmo" style
added on the 2014-11-30 19:20:30 by g0blinish g0blinish
Many parts were made at the party place. Some even by non Spectrum people (Sharp MZ, C64). But what would you await from cowina? :)
added on the 2014-11-30 19:41:50 by aki aki
Also, the last end-part breaks the rule of using 48K RAM only, because it uses the 2nd VRAM if it runs on a 128K. But who cares.
added on the 2014-11-30 19:43:24 by aki aki
Херня... Переводится примерно как маленький недоразвитый член. По англиски my little penis... No tennis!

soon Comming New megademo for from aaaband wernee aaa. No kakoi bandy Ute net... Only aaa in 2015 years
sucks added on the 2014-11-30 22:17:01 by 3ASOFT 3ASOFT
Good fun! And some parts are indeed quite stunning.
rulez added on the 2014-11-30 22:57:12 by utz utz
Well, the deal is as follows. It starts with some seriously shit parts, and I mean it. But then it gets better. How much better? Well, much, much better. The last three parts can easily qualify for some of the best BASIC demos on ZX Spectrum ever.

So, watching on youtube is probably recommended to avoid testing your patience. Where is skipping by pressing the space button, when you need it the most :)
rulez added on the 2014-11-30 23:27:46 by introspec introspec
The whole project was intended to be a joke, but I was seriously surprised by Busy's parts and of course the most fun and the longest Eq's trip to France :)
Most of the shit parts were made on the party place so the quality is bad. Next time, it would be clever to set some quality rules or something... any ideas?
added on the 2014-12-01 07:43:37 by aki aki
So, watching on youtube is probably recommended to avoid testing your patience.

Better to pimp Turbo on Spectaculator xB
added on the 2014-12-01 08:01:44 by g0blinish g0blinish
Making such a multi part megademo by various authors always ends in non consistence of design and quality.
added on the 2014-12-01 09:26:17 by aki aki
@Factor6, I am sorry if my comment appears very critical; I was simply trying to make sure that people do wait for later parts. Or at the very least fast-forward to them, once video becomes available :)
added on the 2014-12-01 13:16:10 by introspec introspec
Self-voting is forbidden so I'm obeying the rules. Nevertheless I'm manifesting my thumb up for Equinox, Busysoft, Gasman and Factor6 parts. They're awesome!
added on the 2014-12-02 02:16:11 by TK90X Fan TK90X Fan
By the way, some guys are taking this too serious, aren't them? Relax and smile! :)

Moreover, [PT-BR]parece que tem um russo muito preocupado com o tamanho do pênis, ou algo assim...[/PT-BR] :p
added on the 2014-12-02 02:25:51 by TK90X Fan TK90X Fan
@introspec: No, I don't take it as critics. It's good to have positive and negative feedback. I just wrote what I think about these multi user prods, including this demo. I've already asked Busy to make a HQ YT video of Cowina :)
@TK90X Fan: I took it always as a joke, therefore I've put all the parts I got to the demo, even the most shit ones :)
added on the 2014-12-02 12:39:11 by aki aki
YouTube. Now you can skip shit parts.
added on the 2014-12-03 08:24:05 by aki aki
Surprisingly good and impressive!
But soo slooow ;)
rulez added on the 2014-12-06 11:21:01 by VBI VBI

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