Planet 5200 by Desire [web]
screenshot added by Heaven/TQA on 2015-05-17 10:03:44
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release date : may 2015
release party : Outline 2015
compo : wild demo
ranked : 2nd
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added on the 2015-05-17 10:03:44 by Heaven/TQA Heaven/TQA

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Platform: Atari 5200 (no category yet here at Pouet)

RAM: 16k
ROM: 32k
NTSC only

for teh music
rulez added on the 2015-05-17 10:26:58 by g0blinish g0blinish
too bad that it is mainly grayscale. still good looking with neat tune :)
rulez added on the 2015-05-17 10:29:55 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
I know it belongs to 5200 forum (will post there, too) but here is my first Atari 5200 NTSC intro:

Code: Heaven & Popmilo
Music: Triace
Grafics: Bokanoid and Hammerfist

Voxelmap & texture generated by Perlin Noise.

@Krill. It's not based on yours used in Artefacts. This one was coded by popmilo. Generates each few seconds new height and texture.

The voxel rendered was based on researched and discussions with Axis of Oxyron while we both coded Voxels. Thx.
what Sense said ;)
rulez added on the 2015-05-17 13:45:46 by HellMood HellMood
Nice work, Heaven and hey, another platform raided :)
added on the 2015-05-17 13:52:11 by Triace Triace
Nice voxel!
rulez added on the 2015-05-17 14:13:26 by Optimus Optimus
Hammerfist! :D
rulez added on the 2015-05-17 14:23:31 by magic magic
Ugly font and too much gray, but apart from this: A5200! Nice!
rulez added on the 2015-05-17 14:44:57 by Kylearan Kylearan
Cool Work ;)
rulez added on the 2015-05-17 14:59:40 by ozan ozan
Been wondering when someone was going to get around to making a demo for the 5200. Cheers!
rulez added on the 2015-05-17 15:51:11 by Tjoppen Tjoppen
Great to see this finally in a release. Easy thumb!
rulez added on the 2015-05-17 16:26:55 by axis^oxy axis^oxy
Congratz on the Atari 5200 World's 1st! Conquering a new territory always deserves thumb up! And I like it anyway, although more colors would be nice :)
rulez added on the 2015-05-17 17:39:50 by sachy sachy
Some informations what made it more challenging than first thought.

Atari 5200 has 16k RAM, 32K Cart rom, small BIOS which can not be switched off, NTSC only.


- 32k ROM space must hold code, music and graphics plus data. Everone coded Voxels know that most challenge is the data size at least if you want to make it fast (precalced data like map, texture and speed code).
- Raster Music Tracker for POKEY was written to run from RAM, not ROM.
- video ram (double buffer), scroller, voxel map & texture placed in RAM due to dynamic nature. now make your math you only have $0000-$3fff including ZP, stack and BIOS pointers which can not be moved.
- BIOS friendly code (yeah... long time since I did that on Atari 800 platform)
- no (!) self modifing code allowed as base code is placed in ROM cart space $4000-$bfff.
- Perlin Noise generator needs to write directly texture and heightmap as no space for additional buffers.

in the end it was planned to take 1 day to do that intro and in the end it took nearly 3 weeks total. as usual demo coding experience :D


Yeah... finally at least... but we both know that there is still something in the pipe concerning Voxels ;)
Always cool to see demos for unexplored platforms (:
rulez added on the 2015-05-17 20:12:07 by ___ ___
5200! \o/
rulez added on the 2015-05-18 10:40:16 by daison daison
Platform thumb! :)
rulez added on the 2015-05-18 16:24:11 by ramon ramon
Looks and sounds good, I particularly like the logo. And good choice regarding the font (I guess you know what I mean, it's MUCH better now!).
rulez added on the 2015-05-18 17:48:44 by StingRay StingRay
Nice to see how this turned out, great job guys!
rulez added on the 2015-05-18 18:47:06 by Crayfish77 Crayfish77
Pioneer thumb up!
rulez added on the 2015-05-18 21:58:06 by Soundy Soundy
Was awesome :)
rulez added on the 2015-05-19 00:52:29 by Baudsurfer Baudsurfer
for the platform
rulez added on the 2015-05-19 13:16:25 by aki aki
Nice exploration, I am fan of this effect, good logo and music, too.
rulez added on the 2015-05-19 13:59:15 by fiveofive fiveofive
rulez added on the 2015-05-19 14:29:58 by Scali Scali
rulez added on the 2015-05-19 23:49:51 by guyfrost guyfrost
Yet another platform surrender to the demoscene! ;) Great voxel effect!
rulez added on the 2015-05-21 09:38:21 by exocet exocet
Pleasant presentation. Nice music and logo!
Pity it is in b&w, thou. The lmandscape could have been orange (rocks) or green (meadows or the mountains).
rulez added on the 2015-06-16 00:44:22 by sim sim
for me download link works.
nice one
rulez added on the 2020-12-12 23:14:52 by Blast! Blast!

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