The official TMDC16 thread

category: parties [glöplog]
I'm happy to announce the 16th edition of the pseudoannual text mode demo compo!

It's all back: late invitro, lame diplomas and cool super-low-resolution demos for a screen mode that can't be natively used without a 10yrs old OS!

I really wanted to get the invite out at the same time as posting this, but will have to delay – for better of for worst :) – stay tuned!

So, shutdown your browser, facebook app and other distractions, and fire up your favorite demomaking tools! We want your demos! Do it! For the glory, for fame, for the chicks!

Same rules. Same deadline. Same goal: make textmode look good!
added on the 2013-10-31 04:44:32 by BarZoule BarZoule
added on the 2013-10-31 08:45:37 by sol_hsa sol_hsa
Maybe I should finally go and clean up the source code from my last demo so I can release the "text mode opengl" thingy.
added on the 2013-10-31 08:46:18 by sol_hsa sol_hsa
added on the 2013-10-31 10:56:58 by trc_wm trc_wm
Yay <3
added on the 2013-10-31 11:48:17 by fragment fragment
nou trc. je kunt aan de bak!
Doe je mee?
added on the 2013-10-31 13:49:10 by trc_wm trc_wm
als je iets concreets code wil ik best 2D of 3D aanleveren ja :P
It's time to write a new tracer. WOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!
added on the 2013-10-31 21:43:38 by musk musk
Wat do you use for console testing on win >= Vista where there is no fullscreen console?
added on the 2013-11-01 14:51:09 by trc_wm trc_wm
Usually just a console window, with the 8x8 font.

But I remember some people doing a fullscreen console thingy. It seemed to work well / be compatible with a lot of existing demos. I'd have to dig for it.
added on the 2013-11-02 21:22:30 by BarZoule BarZoule
You probably mean ftw7?
I tried it a couple of months ago -- It crashes on my machine.
added on the 2013-11-03 00:27:09 by trc_wm trc_wm
Saga Musix: yes. And there was a second one too. No idea which one is more advanced/stable/compatible.

..but more importantly.... there's an invite!
and special thanks to RaDMan and Ferrex for the cool nfo :)

I don't have time to make a screenshot right now, I trust some will want the glöps ;)

added on the 2013-11-04 05:56:55 by BarZoule BarZoule
i made that Demo for TMDC13 here
...and while knowing it doesnt look as in fullscreen, i fully developed it in that stupid win7-window! Looked pretty AND fine in the end...
...but once i watched it on XP i almost suddenly my inside out several times, VOMITting! ;)
DO NOT DO textmos in a Window!
Get VMWare or sth like that, install some old XP on it and develop there...problem still is, your graphics-card wont work up to the momenum you want!
Better Idea should be to install some XP next to your Win7+ and boot into it, while working on your textmo!
With some SSD it should be no problem switching between Systems, as a (re)boot is normally less than a minute, both, into XP and win7!
You can easily uninstall your XP after being done, just to reinstall it again for next years TMDC ;) (i´d keep it and change some autostart.bat stuff to forget about the xp-install until then!)
GRUB is your Friend! ;)
VMWare ok, multi-boot meh.
added on the 2013-11-06 14:29:20 by trc_wm trc_wm
Reminder to all the textmo fanatics out there:

End of the submissions is on the 12th day of the 12th month!

I want your stuff in my inbox!

...after that, there's, as always, the unofficial update week, if you really need it. But, as usual, you don't know which meteorite will fall on the internets, breaking all communications. Sending an early version is always safer :)

And last but not least, we've got some toys for y'all: I've got 3 nice USB sticks for the first 3 positions, and more importantly, the diplomas look 23% better than last year's! Ain't that pure awesomeness? It sure is!!
added on the 2013-12-12 06:06:58 by BarZoule BarZoule
can we expect the results in early jan or is it still "extended deadline and celebration time"? ^^
added on the 2013-12-30 16:50:20 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
we can expect the results...

Yup, results are out, and the prods too!

Congratz to the winners, and big thanks to all contestants and members of the jury!
added on the 2014-01-11 08:17:42 by BarZoule BarZoule
Frikkin' awesome!
added on the 2014-01-11 12:18:06 by trc_wm trc_wm
The top two are pretty nice!
added on the 2014-01-13 14:44:08 by sol_hsa sol_hsa