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Overdoze demoshow Youtube channel

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I created a new Youtube channel for old (mostly PC) demos:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNmJZMawB8PAEQlN2HgOwOw

I have built 5-6 period correct retro PCs from 1994 to 2006, but I could build a config for every year of the 90s. Actually:

Socket 3 (1994):
Intel DX4 100 WB SK096
Asus VL/I-486SV2GX4 rev 2.1 SiS 85C471 ST
Sharp 72 pin FPM 60ns 8M x2
Hercules PowerDynamite 2M VLB Tseng ET4000/W32p
Creative Sound Blaster Pro 2.0 CT1600 rev 06 ISA DSP3.02, YMF262 OPL3
Gravis Ultrasound 3.74 1M ISA

Socket 5 (1995):
Intel Pentium 120 SY033
Intel Advanced/ZP Intel 430FX
Micron 72 pin EDO 60ns 8M x2
Matrox Millennium 4M PCI
Creative Sound Blaster AWE32 CT3910 rev 01 ISA DSP4.13, CT1747 OPL3
Gravis Ultrasound 3.74 1M ISA

Socket 7 (1997):
Intel Pentium MMX 233 SL27S
Asus TX97-X rev 3.00 Intel 430TX
LG PC66 SDRAM 15ns 32M
Asus 3DP-V3000 4M PCI rev 1.03 NVIDIA Riva128
Diamond Monster 3D 4M PCI 3Dfx Voodoo
Creative Sound Blaster AWE64 Gold PnP CT4390 rev 01 ISA DSP4.16, CQM
Gravis Ultrasound Plug & Play 1.0 8M ISA

Slot 1 (2000):
Intel Pentium III 1000EB SL4BS
Asus P3B-F rev 1.04 Intel 440BX
Mosel Vitelic PC133 SDRAM 7ns 256M
Asus AGP-V7700 TVR 32M AGP NVIDIA GeForce2 GTS
Diamond Monster 3D II 12M PCI 3Dfx Voodoo2
Creative Sound Blaster Live! CT4620 PCI
Gravis Ultrasound Plug & Play 1.0 8M ISA

Socket A (2003)
AMD Athlon XP 3200+ AXDA3200DKV4E
Asus A7N8X Deluxe rev 2.0 NVIDIA nForce2 Ultra 400
Samsung PC3200 DDR 256M x2
Sapphire Atlantis Radeon 9800 Pro 128M AGP ATI Radeon 9800 Pro
Creative Audigy 2 Player SB0240 PCI

Socket 775 (2006):
Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 SL9UL
Asus P5W DH Deluxe rev 1.04 Intel 975X
Corsair XMS2 DDR2 800 1G 2x
Asus EN8800GTX 768M PCIe NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty SB0460 PCI

The capture card: Datapath VisionRGB-E1S

I developed a capture tool which is suitable for the continuous mode switching and the freak modes (320x256, etc). I develop the tool parallel with the uploads, and I try always to improve it - so I expect better and better quality.
added on the 2019-06-03 21:29:07 by arncht arncht
added on the 2019-06-03 21:33:38 by arncht arncht
This is pretty awesome! Period appropriate hardware captures of PC demos are not something we've really seen at all you seem to be taking great care of this. Will look forwards to seeing more =)
added on the 2019-06-03 21:40:10 by noby noby
Oh look Arn is alive.
added on the 2019-06-03 21:40:33 by Gargaj Gargaj
May I suggest some Sunflower ...
added on the 2019-06-03 22:02:35 by EvilOne EvilOne
still alive :)

if somebody is interested in, here is the benchmark comparison of the configs: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1eXksIjli6f0JetBpih-XuR7PJrAJry4GLwFq7x3M VZU/edit?usp=sharing

basically i capture the demos on the faster pcs, if there is some timing, or any another issue, then use the slower. i also plan to calibrate the analog outputs to the same reference rgb level.

just for the background info: overdoze was a demo show in hungary from 1997 to 2000 (6 times). if you find a bug, please report it :) i will recapture them later. there is a lot.
added on the 2019-06-03 22:06:39 by arncht arncht
added on the 2019-06-04 08:14:37 by arncht arncht
This is cool as! Thanks arn! :)
Wow this is a cool project!

Since it obviously takes a lot of time to tweak and capture the demos I would advise to focus on those which have flaws on modern machines (fr-030 for example still runs mighty fine on my win10 with "modern" nvidia gfx). Maybe that problem will solve itself if enough suggestions drop in, tho... =)

Also I wonder which OS runs on each of the rigs you build and if the videos are available for download at some place (for using them in demoshows and stuff).

Thx for the effort.
added on the 2019-06-05 03:33:34 by wysiwtf wysiwtf

cool stuff there
Blasphemy - Louis Lane (1998) demo 2160p60

ruairi: i always check the demo on the modern pc - if runs well natively, i capture there. actually i focus more to the problematic section.
added on the 2019-06-05 09:29:39 by arncht arncht
we are hyped :)
huge thumbs up for the effort and setting up / maintaining these machines!
added on the 2019-06-06 01:17:35 by jco jco
if possible, i'd like captures of old stuff on matching old sound cards, even if they run on newer hw. in other words, the crappy dacs and noisefloor of an old sb pro or awe32 is part of the "authentic experience"
added on the 2019-06-06 01:20:32 by jco jco
A for effort! Superb to see someone taking this sort of care to capture older productions.

Much love :)
added on the 2019-06-06 08:47:31 by menace menace
added on the 2019-06-06 09:34:46 by arncht arncht
cool project thx
added on the 2019-06-06 11:37:10 by wullon wullon
awesome project, always nice to see the stuff running on real hardware!
added on the 2019-06-06 12:15:13 by Asato Asato
3 modes :) 320x200 640x480 320x256

Dubius - Machines of Madness (1996) demo 2160p60
added on the 2019-06-07 09:43:26 by arncht arncht
added on the 2019-06-08 08:00:06 by arncht arncht
added on the 2019-06-09 08:29:18 by arncht arncht
2160p for a 480p source? ;)
added on the 2019-06-09 09:25:25 by Salinga Salinga
top work :)
added on the 2019-06-09 14:01:14 by spiny spiny
Nice work, thanks!
added on the 2019-06-09 17:10:12 by Shinobi Shinobi
added on the 2019-06-09 22:40:19 by numtek numtek


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