tomthumb - now in realtime (kindof)

category: code [glöplog]
in case you remember tom thumb from 2002, you might remember it being a pre-rendered animation because of the limited processing power at the time.

well, I took a bit of time and looked at the source and figured it might be plausible to do a realtime version now. turns out it is, so here you go: http://gargaj.umlaut.hu/code/tomthumb_realtime.zip

it's not 100% identical because the source didn't include a bunch of audio/video stuff that was in the original, and there are some subtle differences, but other than that it at least allows you to check different random seeds without having to re-render / re-encode / etc.

there might be a writeup on displayhack at some point about the intricacies of the port.

added on the 2013-09-20 20:20:14 by Gargaj Gargaj
Cool! Will check it out straight away!
added on the 2013-09-20 20:21:57 by Puryx Puryx
Work !
added on the 2013-09-20 20:28:52 by Bartoshe Bartoshe
Works like a charm - thanks! :)
added on the 2013-09-20 20:30:53 by Puryx Puryx
This is great.
added on the 2013-09-20 20:36:20 by gloom gloom
Looking forward to it! Would also be really lovely to read the article you hinted at too :)
added on the 2013-09-20 20:43:53 by raizor raizor
Thanks so much Gargaj! And so sorry I lost all data and brain cells to help. I've lost everything from that period :(

This was a semi failed experiment of some grand ideas, speed coded and hurriedly released. I never imagined it would live over 10 years!!!

Gargaj you're a legend - I'd love to see a longer blog on how you cleaned up my horrible mess!
added on the 2013-09-20 21:16:36 by bluespoon bluespoon
Works great, awesome job Garg!
added on the 2013-09-20 22:53:43 by Korguiq Korguiq
runs like a charm! thanks for that.
added on the 2013-09-20 23:18:24 by v3nom v3nom
cool :D
added on the 2013-09-20 23:28:13 by bdk bdk
It's sure a bummer the video overlay of the woman is missing, however it's nice to play around a bit - just tried 27256788888 as a seed and the whole tree was embraced by red tentacles. Remember trying to run the demo, or better the "demomaker" before and it just rendered blackness for me - so thanks a lot to Gargaj for making this happening.

Also what seeds did others find? 1337 looked rather boringly normal :)
added on the 2013-09-21 00:55:47 by mog mog
gj gargaj, will watch tomorrow!
added on the 2013-09-21 01:12:14 by gentleman gentleman
Very nice!
added on the 2013-09-21 13:17:22 by maytz maytz
Well done, Gargaj!
added on the 2013-09-21 20:47:33 by Frequent Frequent
Oh so nice to watch this without compression artifacts. This prod is one of the reasons, I started making demos.

Thanks a million, Garg!
added on the 2013-09-21 22:43:52 by pixtur pixtur
added on the 2013-09-22 03:13:40 by ferris ferris
added on the 2013-09-22 08:55:42 by Jerware Jerware
added on the 2013-09-22 10:36:21 by aha aha
tom thumb <3
red ribbons avant-la-lettre \o/
added on the 2013-09-22 11:47:20 by Maali Maali
Thanks, Gargaj! Thargaj.
added on the 2013-09-22 18:01:47 by sagacity sagacity
*thumbup especially for future displayhack writeup*
added on the 2013-09-23 07:41:16 by trixter trixter