Serious! by Moods Plateau [web]
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release date : april 2018
release party : Revision 2018
compo : oldskool demo
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This demo is for the KC 85/4 computer build in East Germany around 1984, but there's no such category here at Pouet.
added on the 2018-04-02 05:15:13 by ghandy ghandy
First serious release on the platform. Thanks @doc_k for live explanations.
rulez added on the 2018-04-02 06:07:37 by Overflow Overflow
Would it work on KC 85/3? I ask, as I happen to have one of those... :)
added on the 2018-04-02 06:32:22 by zzarko zzarko
Feels like a speccy with an Amstrad CPC palette. Is this related to KC kompact CPC klone/ersatz from east germany ?
Thumb up for the rare format. (could choose wild as format)
rulez added on the 2018-04-02 11:28:37 by MacDeath MacDeath
Platform double thumb .. didn't know this is possible on this machines !
rulez added on the 2018-04-02 11:42:41 by Asato Asato
I'm interested in the sourcecode, even without any effects, just to understand how to start something and some entry-points. I also have 4x KC85/3 in the basement and want to code on them ;) KC85/4 was very rare back then...
rulez added on the 2018-04-02 12:13:19 by vscd vscd
for platform.

but there are lack of info about memory map etc.
rulez added on the 2018-04-02 13:22:38 by g0blinish g0blinish
From Wikipedia: "The KC 85/3 ... had 16 KB of RAM, but could be expanded with add-on modules. ... The KC 85/4 had 64 KB of RAM (not counting the luxurious video ram of more than 40 KB) and better graphics capabilities."

So, I guess demo wouldn't work on 85/3. Nonetheless, thumbs up for choosing this platform! As it is a rare one, could somebody upload a video of the demo?
rulez added on the 2018-04-02 14:30:12 by zzarko zzarko
Good stuff for a completely unknown platform ! Thanks for the explanations at party place!
rulez added on the 2018-04-02 18:58:48 by norecess norecess
@zzarko: It's dedicated especially to KC 85/4. But you may like to look forward for some of further upcoming releases. :)

A video is part of the scene.org archive as well as screenshots and the original soundtrack.

@MacDeath: KC 85/4 was produced by the same manufacturer as the KC compact.


Example source code

Possible entry point
added on the 2018-04-02 21:52:01 by dOc.K dOc.K
@dOc.K: sorry for not checking the archive before I asked... I figured I wouldn't download as it wouldn't work on my machine.
added on the 2018-04-02 22:19:53 by zzarko zzarko
Awesome to see a demo on this old platform from eastern germany. I first got in contact with the KC85 on a CPC meeting in germany around... hmmm... 2001!?
Thanks for the greetings in the demo. Unfortunately we had to get the shuttle bus and I would have liked to talk longer with you. Btw, I guess we met on another scene meeting before... maybe on the Evoke last year?
rulez added on the 2018-04-03 18:27:46 by Octoate Octoate
Weird platform thumb :)
rulez added on the 2018-04-03 18:34:09 by break break
Awesome code and style with great platform tweaks and lot work (music player, plasma, etc.) :)
rulez added on the 2018-04-03 23:49:47 by Cie Cie
Thanks a lot... I'll try that... hope you liked my Basic Demo live at the partyplace ;) Lost memories from 3rd schoolclass back in 1987...
added on the 2018-04-04 10:05:46 by vscd vscd
I've been pleased that sb. wrote a little demo during my brief absence. Using the blink effect for the circles turned out to be rather spectacular. :) Visitors passing by were curious about how it was done.
added on the 2018-04-04 22:47:10 by dOc.K dOc.K
Too bad time travel has not been invented yet, I so would like to go back to the end of the 80s with this demo to shock my useless computer teacher. :D

Knowing full well what the Kleincomputer is capable of I can easily say: You rule! :)
rulez added on the 2018-04-04 22:54:35 by StingRay StingRay
Ganz grosser Daumen nach Oben!!!
Reminds me to the days back at Schuelerrechenzentrum here in Dresden, although they only had KC85-1/Z9001.
Hope you will continue on this platform - Da geht doch noch mehr! :)
rulez added on the 2018-04-04 23:47:08 by lsl lsl
rulez added on the 2018-04-05 03:23:39 by frog frog
Kleincomputer wird groß.
rulez added on the 2018-04-05 03:38:18 by Charlie Charlie
Hey, I wrote that little piece of software in a few minutes, until I was kicked away from an orga who told me not to sit in the mainroute for emergency-reasons. Without chair I ended up with the magic PE*IS word blinking, too. ;) Now I checked the plattform and it's magic bytes and I have to say it's kinda straightforward...I'm very interested in programming the good old KC85. I'm only struggling if I use the IRM of the KC85/3 which I have in real or the IRM of the KC85/4 which is way better but only emulated on PC.
added on the 2018-04-05 11:37:18 by vscd vscd
No idea about the platform, but hey, exotic!
rulez added on the 2018-04-05 11:51:41 by Kylearan Kylearan
Yay Nice! KC is teh shit!
rulez added on the 2018-04-05 19:46:58 by ewerybody ewerybody
rulez added on the 2018-04-09 19:05:20 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
Kind of cool
rulez added on the 2018-04-11 19:19:57 by Emufr3ak Emufr3ak
Will pester the guys from the Robotron Fanclub at the Vintage Computer Festival Europe in Munich end of this month. They have to run this on their KC85/4!
rulez added on the 2018-04-12 17:57:25 by Venty Venty
The final version has just been released. It's available under the new download link.
added on the 2018-05-15 01:27:01 by dOc.K dOc.K
This somehow totally went under my radar. I'll make sure Prof. Völz sees this :)
rulez added on the 2019-07-05 21:44:25 by shock__ shock__

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