Syntro-n by Capsule
screenshot added by havoc on 2023-07-04 13:43:48
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release date : july 2023
release party : Posadas 2023
compo : amiga intro
ranked : 2nd
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popularity : 54%
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added on the 2023-07-03 22:03:18 by ham ham

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Nice cracktro with one of the best logos I've seen lately.
rulez added on the 2023-07-03 22:04:50 by ham ham
A pity they didn't have time to finish it, as the original idea was quite promising and the music and graphics are first class.
rulez added on the 2023-07-03 22:19:10 by Rhino/BG Rhino/BG
Great little cracktro
rulez added on the 2023-07-03 22:59:30 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
Cool logo and music! Would be cool to see some more action in the isometric effect behind the scroller. Looks like it has more potential.
rulez added on the 2023-07-04 03:36:05 by rloaderro rloaderro
Nice logo indeed, and the music is lovely remake of some old classic I know I must have heard before
rulez added on the 2023-07-04 08:52:44 by Optimus Optimus
@Optimus: That is a very nice cover of the music of the Atari ST demo "There Aren't Any Sheep In Outer Mongolia".

The original was composed by Mad Max (aka Jochen Hippel) and Estrayk bravely converted it to Future Composer format (a thing that, to me, can only be explained by a pure masochistic rapture, considering that using that old tracker must be a PITA). :]
added on the 2023-07-04 10:17:02 by ham ham
rulez added on the 2023-07-04 10:48:39 by Ramon B5 Ramon B5
Very nice although it seems a bit unfinished.
rulez added on the 2023-07-04 10:59:31 by Skynet Skynet
Nice one but the logo looks like it's been done on PC and flattened to Amiga resolution, it's doesn't look good to me.
rulez added on the 2023-07-04 13:38:42 by hitchhikr hitchhikr
Yes, the intro is obviously unfinished. it's just that Winden decided to present it like that to contribute to the competition instead of not presenting it at all.
About the music, some people have asked me why I used the prehistoric Future Composer 1.4 to recreate Jochen Hippel's music, instead of using more modern solutions like protracker, pretracker or any other current alternative. there is no reason really, it was a challenge I had in mind since my beginnings in the scene and I saw this opportunity. although I have to admit that it is a tracker I doubt I will ever use again in the future, my respects to the musicians who did things in the 90's in that tracker, has been a headache.
rulez added on the 2023-07-04 15:24:23 by estrayk estrayk
This was a very neat prod! Thanks winden for trying to deliver the best version you could by sacrifying some valuable beer-time in the party :).
rulez added on the 2023-07-04 15:29:46 by amiades amiades
I like what I see and hear
rulez added on the 2023-07-04 21:09:48 by Corial Corial
Nice intro, the Future Composer choice makes sense as it's based on Hippels Amiga synth. So it probably sound quite a lot like it would if AJH made it himself back in the day :)
There is an AHX version as well.
rulez added on the 2023-07-05 14:57:04 by evil evil
Interesting what's going on here. Halfline bit, subpixel hires scroll? Not exactly easy to recognize and understand, must be watched on CRT. :-)
rulez added on the 2023-07-05 16:25:07 by bifat bifat
Really like the music....really good stuff.

Estrayk can convert anything!

Maybe a full concert orchestra to Spectrum beeper?

rulez added on the 2023-07-05 18:27:31 by galahad galahad
Sorry for not being able to finish as I had envisioned... real life events took priority!!!

Tech info about the cracktro:

Here we are mixing multiple screen modes, thus the reason some stuff may look too pixelated compared to other sections...

Overall: Screenmode is set to interlace, so that we can use it in one of the sections. While causes slight flicker everywhere, it also gives for free some sort of temporal anti-aliasing to fast moving objects.

Top Logo: 32c Lowres 320px by 80 scanlines.

Bottom Scroll: 2c Hires 640px by 26 scanlines. No trickeries here, just scroll 1px every frame and all looks nice.

Middle background: 4c 320px by 140 scanlines, except we use interlace to display a 280 scanlines screen. This means each pixel of the isometric tiles is twice as wide as tall, giving very good resolution.

Middle overlay: 2c 320px by 100 scalines sinus scroller with 26px tall and variable width font. The actual CPUtime consuming part, it more or less takes 70% of the frame time! This was the 3rd version... 2nd version gave less than 10% free and 1st version was actually taking more than one frame to draw.

Fun facts:

1. I think this is the longest copperlist I've written manually in my 30 years of amiga coding XD

2. The first all-asm prod I make since year 2000.

3. But thankfully, I could easily write data converters & code generator as needed using simple C code, instead of requiring BlitzBasic as I did in the distant past.

4. Interlace mode is toggled manually by poking register $dff02a a doizen of scanlines before the end of each frame.
rulez added on the 2023-07-05 22:31:03 by winden winden
rulez added on the 2023-07-06 08:44:04 by grip grip
Awesome.. cool to hear new FC Tune.. love that bleeps!!
rulez added on the 2023-07-06 13:54:07 by Premium Premium
You can't beat the authentic cracktro sound of Future Composer!
rulez added on the 2023-07-06 14:14:18 by Motion Motion
Very nice! Lovely Future Composer cover!
rulez added on the 2023-07-07 12:25:14 by Mystra Mystra
added on the 2023-07-18 13:49:36 by Frequent Frequent
It has a nice music (althou short), logo and effect in the middle.
The numbers in the scroller font kinda do not fit, imo =/
rulez added on the 2023-07-21 13:49:58 by sim sim
Gotta thumb up that sound, legendary
rulez added on the 2023-07-27 12:56:06 by adkd adkd
Posadas ftw!
rulez added on the 2023-07-30 19:08:04 by Depeche Depeche
A bit long and repetitive. Nice tune. Wait, an EXE inside a LHA file? Huh?
added on the 2023-07-31 20:36:09 by AntDude AntDude
Wait, an EXE inside a LHA file? Huh?

This has been common for at least 3 decades already...
added on the 2023-07-31 20:50:35 by StingRay StingRay
Nicely done.
rulez added on the 2023-07-31 22:16:06 by spkr spkr
rulez added on the 2023-08-02 08:16:10 by Batman/BG Batman/BG
Yep, good one - Nice sound and a big plus for the Copper trickery
rulez added on the 2023-08-02 19:46:08 by AMItac_TSA AMItac_TSA
Kinda like it, even with a remade music (still prefer the original, like usually, but this is nice to listen to also).
rulez added on the 2023-08-02 20:22:08 by Serpent Serpent
Very nice!
rulez added on the 2024-03-16 08:23:04 by Olympian Olympian

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