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Twistro by Silicon Limited [web]
screenshot added by scoutski on 2010-01-13 22:15:00
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release date : january 2010
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popularity : 60%
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added on the 2010-01-13 22:14:30 by scoutski scoutski

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After more than 2 years catching dust on my harddisk I decided to release this, unfinished, demo/intro for the Commodore Direct To TV (DTV).
Because it only has a twister as an effect I chose the uninspiring name 'Twistro'.

I wanted to add more effects but due to lack of time and interest I never finished this off.

Hope you like it though.
added on the 2010-01-13 22:15:58 by scoutski scoutski
doesn't show anything on winvice dtv...
added on the 2010-01-14 01:55:50 by chriz74 chriz74
rulez added on the 2010-01-14 02:23:36 by Optimus Optimus
@chriz74: that's because you're an utter moron.

@rest: works fine on a real PAL DTV3 and in the latest WinVice DTV.
added on the 2010-01-14 07:51:06 by scoutski scoutski
Molen powerrrrr
added on the 2010-01-14 08:04:52 by mSW mSW
nicetro :)
rulez added on the 2010-01-14 09:01:20 by Skate Skate
Nice looking twister :)
added on the 2010-01-14 10:15:35 by StingRay StingRay
It worked great on winvice dtv. Nice twister, a pity that you coulodn't finish the demo though.
rulez added on the 2010-01-14 10:58:59 by Iapetus Iapetus
twister \o/
rulez added on the 2010-01-14 14:11:22 by starbuck starbuck
@scoutski - I'm telling you it doesn't work on latest winvice dtv. Your code sucks big time.
added on the 2010-01-14 14:17:55 by chriz74 chriz74
it's a piece of wasting time shite
sucks added on the 2010-01-14 14:21:56 by chriz74 chriz74
@chiz74: you're the only one who can't run it. makes you wonder eh?
But considering your past input here on the forum it actually makes sense.
Clueshop =>
added on the 2010-01-14 14:37:23 by scoutski scoutski
Works great in Vice. Althrough just a converted photo and a stwister in 2 screens...
added on the 2010-01-14 16:09:10 by Exin Exin
Works perfectly in WinVICE DTV. Nothing too special really, but worth a tumb.
rulez added on the 2010-01-14 21:44:47 by Radiant Radiant
added on the 2010-01-15 03:31:32 by comankh comankh
is okay.
added on the 2010-01-15 06:00:40 by shock__ shock__
yes it works. it's garbage nevertheless.
added on the 2010-01-15 13:57:51 by chriz74 chriz74
Your code sucks big time.

Care to explain why? Does not work on emu (which is bs anyway) == code sucks?
added on the 2010-01-15 14:14:06 by StingRay StingRay
chriz74: Not bad for a demo, reconsider your views.

Rules anyway.
rulez added on the 2010-01-15 14:32:33 by Defiance Defiance
To counter "chriz74" brain-malfunction.
rulez added on the 2010-01-15 14:49:36 by gloom gloom
Well done !
rulez added on the 2010-01-15 20:11:35 by Shazz^TRSi^MJJ Shazz^TRSi^MJJ
twister looks nice, but the awesome logo deserves a mention too :)
added on the 2010-01-15 21:11:14 by Alpha C Alpha C
not that much to thumb on, but okay
added on the 2010-01-16 16:16:50 by Scooter Scooter
I like it. Are you sure Tim Follin isn't featuring on the soundtrack? ;)
rulez added on the 2010-01-16 17:28:49 by raina raina
Definetly worth a thumb, and Scout: Chriz74 doesn't like my stuff either - don't worry about it. :)
rulez added on the 2010-01-16 22:56:01 by JackAsser JackAsser
added on the 2010-01-18 17:59:04 by xernobyl xernobyl
added on the 2010-01-18 18:03:16 by xernobyl xernobyl
Video please
added on the 2010-01-19 13:30:07 by mitchell mitchell
yay :) nice twistro. works fine here on linux-vice \o/
added on the 2010-01-19 14:14:23 by nemesis nemesis
Amazing :)
rulez added on the 2010-01-21 12:10:03 by ISL ISL
I found a video of this prod: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbERYmKd_BE

added on the 2010-01-21 15:24:00 by scoutski scoutski
Its okay, thumb for boobs.
rulez added on the 2010-01-21 23:39:57 by the-other-pigpen the-other-pigpen
Its okay, thumb for silicon.
rulez added on the 2010-01-21 23:46:01 by mad mad
Really the "C64" should be removed from the name of this thing.
(It's like if I was making at Atari ST clone fitting in Quickshot joystick, but then decided to add a chunky mode, true color, a copper, a blitter, and why not a 3d accelerator, then made demos for it. Would definitely have no relation with an Atari ST anymore, no ?)

That being said the logo is nice, the music is ok, just not much too see...
added on the 2010-01-23 09:25:48 by Dbug Dbug
yeah an atari st clone has definitely no relation with an atari st. well said :P

this demo is not much tho. thumb up for the hw.
rulez added on the 2010-01-24 16:53:33 by Oswald Oswald
oswald: Just saying that this hardware should be renamed 'DTV' instead of 'C64 DTV'. I'm not sure how correct Wikipedia is, but when I see: "chunky" 256 color mode, additional blitter for fast image transformation, 8 bit digital sound, additional options for envelope generators, the amount of memory available even on the first models, dma transfert, blitter and super CPU mode... show me where the "C64" is.

added on the 2010-01-24 17:18:59 by Dbug Dbug
I think if a HW can emulate the c64 99% it can be even soldiered to a full blown c64 then it's rightly called c64 something. Nobody looks at it as a real c64 if that is your problem. Everyone knows what it is. and the HW is pretty damned close from the programming point of view. cpu: same instruction set, and you have some extra registers for banking, new gfx modes, blitter and thats it. ...8 bit digital sound only if you cőu handfeed one register, thats not much really.
added on the 2010-01-24 17:34:14 by Oswald Oswald
blitter is pretty damned slow also if you'd like to know, doesnt helps a lot, except if you want to do some smallish bobs. cpu can run close to 4mhz if you're clever, instructions has to be 4 byte aligned, and any non 4 consecutive read/write cycle will slow you down. its an animal between a500 and c64 really.
added on the 2010-01-24 17:39:42 by Oswald Oswald
nice one, good music!. too simple, tho.
added on the 2010-01-28 10:56:30 by nula nula
"Everyone knows what it is.", well I beg to differ. Yes I knew this thing was a recreated C64 in a joystick, except I did not know it had all these improvements. I just started to realise that when I saw these screenshots and videos that obviously are way better compared to what a c64 can do.

But if nobody see the DTV has a c64 then that's fine with me. Just hope that people don't judge the dtv demos with in mind the c64 limitations.

Thanks for explaining the details anyway, is there any web resource you would recommend to learn more about this thingy?
added on the 2010-01-28 19:31:26 by Dbug Dbug
@Dbug : THE place to go : http://picobay.com/dtv_wiki/index.php?title=C64_DTV_Hacking_Wiki

and watch last TRSi DTV demo, Misery III ;-)
Video please?
added on the 2010-01-30 23:19:35 by AntDude AntDude
Random girl with software! DTV prods are always welcome.
added on the 2010-02-01 19:17:35 by Emod Emod
rulez added on the 2010-02-03 11:22:14 by cryer cryer
C-64 DTV !
rulez added on the 2010-02-06 22:03:58 by lsl lsl
It's OK.
added on the 2011-03-31 13:54:26 by johny johny
cool stuff
rulez added on the 2012-06-04 17:03:47 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
Nice chick with twist. Thumb for platform.
rulez added on the 2020-05-20 21:23:35 by Emod Emod

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