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Complete source code and assets for Pushing The Envelope demo.
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2
3 Pushing The Envelope
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6
7 An Oric Slide-Show and Music-Disk
8
9 presented @PayBack 2014
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12 Release date: January 2014
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32 Credits:
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34
35 Visuals: Audio:
36 - Alexios - Ben Daglish
37 - Chema - Big Alec
38 - Christophe Andreani - Chris Mad
39 - Dbug - Dave Rogers
40 - Dom - David Whittaker
41 - Dwight Hooker - Jess
42 - Exocet - Mad Max
43 - Gloky - Matt Furniss
44 - Marcel Van Driel - Robb Hubbard
45 - Matt Groening - Sound Images
46 - Piet Mondrian - Tangens
47 - Mooz - XiA
48 - Pinky
49 - Prez Extra:
50 - Symoon - Fabrice (documentation, Fantasmagoric)
51 - Twilighte - Jede (first MakeDisk and loader code)
52 - Vasiloric - Krill (discussions and ideas on #c-64)
53 - Vladimir Gorsky - Marq! (original Ym2Mym tool)
54 - (and some conversions) - Sam (Img2Oric)
55
56 And putting it all together: Dbug (code, fonts, tools, bugs, art selection)
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58
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60 So what is it all about?
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62
63 The year is 2014, and so far all the demos and games that have been released on
64 disk have been very basic: Not being able to load while animating means that we
65 have never been able to do any kind of transition effect, and we had to cut the
66 music while loading.
67
68 An additional problem has been the primitive level of tool support to create
69 the floppy based software.
70
71 Finally, we never had anything that supported anything else that the Microdisc
72 floppy drives(1).
73
74 With the release of Cumulus(2)
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76 By writing this slideshow I tried to address some of these issues, unfortunately
77 I did not totally manage because the problem is actually difficult, but since
78 I'm releasing the full source code I hope other people will join in and help
79 fix the system :)
80
81 So what you get in this production is:
82 - The entire FloppyBuilder tool
83 - The source code of this demo with the floppy builder scripts and data
84 - Boot-sectors that work on Microdisc and Jasmin
85 - Loading code that loads and depack in real-time while doing other stuff
86
87 What you do not get (yet) is:
88 - The Jasmin support is only partial, it's probably 10 lines of code to fix the
89 issues (correct IRQ/DRQ/SideSelect handling)
90 - Totally smooth loading that does not impact the music/animation
91
92 So there it is, it's not as a breakthrough as I hope it would be, but I guess
93 it's a step in the right direction.
94
95 Some numbers for you:
96 - 40+ minutes of sound chip music (17 tracks by 11 composers)
97 - 53 high resolution pictures
98 - 2 character sets
99 - all data is packed on disk and depacked directly in memory at any address
100
101 Also some 'firsts' (at least in the Oric world):
102 - first program that uses the entire memory, including page 2, and charsets.
103 - first demo that uses 100% of the floppy disk surface
104 - first demo with a X/Y distorted scroller
105 - first demo that loads while playing music (kind of badly, but...)
106 - first demo that attempts to be Jasmin compatible (and fails to do so(3))
107 - longest scroll text
108
109
110 By the time you read this file you will find the source code of everything in
111 the SVN depot:
112
113 - OSDK at:
114 http://miniserve.defence-force.org/svn/public/pc/tools/osdk/main/
115
116 - SlideShow at:
117 http://miniserve.defence-force.org/svn/public/oric/demos/PushingTheEnvelope/
118
119 Hope you like it, and that this will motivate you to code something on our good
120 old machine :)
121
122 Dbug signing off
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124
125 (1) - The Microdisc is the official 3" Oric drive, but there was competitors
126 such as the incompatible Jasmin, Byte Drive 500 and Apple II compatible drives.
127
128 (2) - Cumulus is a SD Card based Microdisc replacement, more information at
129 http://forum.defence-force.org/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=1012
130
131 (3) - Hopefully a version 1.1 will fix these shortcomings
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134 To contact us:
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136
137 Website:
138 - http://www.defence-force.org
139
140 Oric forums:
141 - http://forum.defence-force.org
142
143 irc:
144 - #oric on IRCnet
145
146
147 ================================================================================
148 Other Defence Force Oric productions:
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150
151 AlchimieGarden - Made at Kindergarden 2013 for the Alchimie 2013 (France)
152 - http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=62129
153
154 Born In 1983 - Released at Solskogen 2013 (Norway)
155 - http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=61573
156
157 3k FreeCell - Released at @party 2013 (USA)
158 - http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=61475
159
160 Space: 1999 - The Trailer - Released at Solskogen 2010 (Norway)
161 - http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=55371
162
163 Proof of Concept 1: Double buffered smooth sinus Dots - 2006
164 - http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=24190
165
166 Buggy Boy - Made for LCP Party 2004 (Sweden)
167 - http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=13000
168
169 Barbitoric - Made for Alternative Party 2003 (Finland):
170 - http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=8558
171
172 Assembly 2002 invtro - Made for Assembly 2002 (Finland):
173 - http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=6977
174
175 Quintessential - Released at the VIP4 (FRANCE) demo party in 2003:
176 - http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=6864
177
178 Oric Giga Demo - Released at the VIP3 (FRANCE) demo party in 2002:
179 - http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=3102
180
181 STNICCC C64 Revisited - Released at the STNICCC 2000 (HOLLAND) demo party in 2000:
182 - http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=3105
183
184 Just Oric - Released at the Volcanic 4 (FRANCE) in 1997
185 - http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=3131
186
187
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189 Other Defence Force Atari productions:
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191
192 Save The Earth - Made for the 20th anniversary of the Atari STe
193 - http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=54106
194
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