Wednesday, July 30, 2014

[demo] Flippin' The Dots by XayaX

Flippin' The Dots is a pretty neat prod by XayaX, which won first place in the Wild compo at Nordlicht. It runs on a flipdot display, driven by a BeagleBone (a miniature ARM based Linux computer board). Enjoy!

More info, sources and proper video here.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Yerzmyey Interview on Matt Chat - Part 2

For everybody who's been waiting for the second part of the Yerzmyey interview on Matt Chat, here is it. This time: talkin' Atari.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

[demo] point16b by HellMood^Desire

HellMood has updated his 16 byte paint program for MS-DOS, making this already insane sizecoding prod even more incredible. It now has an exit function (by moving the cursor to the left border), a visible cursor, and can draw thicker lines. Check it out here. (Hint: try all possible combinations of left/right/middle mouse button for different colors.)

The asm source is included again, so you can see for yourself how this magic works.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Beep'em All 5 - Jredd Edition

XXL has released a new GTIA/1-bit music collection for Atari 8-bit computers. "Beep'em All 5" is dedicated entirely to the works of Trevin "Jredd" Hughes.

Download the .atr image here.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

LSR 64 - C64-controlled Laser

Lasers are cool. Commodore 64 is cool. Put 'em together and you get this:

Yep, it's a color laser controlled in realtime by a C64 with the help of a DAC cartridge developed by ViTi, and additional code by Hermit.

The project was presented at Árok demoparty, where it not only left the audience stunned, but also took first place in the Wild compo.

More details and download of the control software here.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Yerzmyey Interview on Matt Chat

Long interview is long! And this is only the first half, more is to be expected next week.

[diskmag] Game Corner Q2/2014

And another previously overlooked release. At least this one isn't half a year old ;)

Game Corner is a fairly young C64 diskmag put together by Didi of Laxity. As the name suggests, it focuses exclusively on games. Read this if you want to catch up on all those great new titles that I don't get around to reviewing here because I'm not much of a gamer, or check out what's been going on in the cracking scene lately. It's also worth checking this out just for the dark, atmospheric soundtrack by celticdesign.

Download at CSDb.

[demo] Muco1k by Busysoft

A 1K multicolor intro for the ZX Spectrum that has unfortunately escaped my attention so far, perhaps because it was only added to Pouet yesterday. It was released at Forever 2014, where it took second place in the 1K intro compo. Hmmmm drugs....

Download here.

Monday, July 21, 2014

[demo] Emperor of the North Pole by Spaceballs

Ah, finally some gold has been discovered in the summer hole. Titled "Emperor of the North Pole", this stylish Amiga (OCS/ECS) production by Spaceballs has won first place in the oldskool demo compo at Solskogen 2014. The f*cking North Pole, that's where I'd want to be right now. Also, gotta love that classical rave soundtrack.

Download and info at the usual place.

Btw more exiting news coming up - there was a new demo for C= Plus/4 released at Árok. Will post it as soon as there's a 'tube for it.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

[soft] Game Boy Tracker (aka Paragon5) Replayer Released

Stéphane Hockenhull, author of the early Gameboy tracker known as Beyond or Paragon5, has released the replay routines for his tool.

I was also surprised to learn that Stéphane has also ported this - nowadays almost legendary - tracker to Windows, OS X, and Linux. Big thumbs up for that!

Grab the download with tracker and replayer here.

For building GB ROMs, you will also need to grab a copy of RGBDS.