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Time Slices by Defence Force [web]
screenshot added by Dbug on 2015-12-20 18:00:00
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release date : december 2015
release party : STNICCC 2015
compo : atari intro
ranked : 1st
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popularity : 59%
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added on the 2015-12-20 18:00:00 by Dbug Dbug

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Youtube link (filmed directly from the monitor with a crappy camera, so sorry for the quality): www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlpP7JVImGA
added on the 2015-12-20 18:03:54 by Dbug Dbug
i think your atari has an identity crisis and thinks its a commodore machine!
big ups for concept and pace!
rulez added on the 2015-12-20 18:08:50 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
Hmmm. the executable link was obviously supposed to not be a png... sorry for that -> http://miniserve.defence-force.org/svn/public/atari/demos/defenceforce/TimeSlices/Final/timslces.prg

PRG, PNG, who cares!
added on the 2015-12-20 18:15:36 by Dbug Dbug
I like this presentation. Its smooth, its sensational, its dbug back on the ST. Come back again soon :)
rulez added on the 2015-12-20 20:50:55 by spkr spkr
Nice intro, love monochrome demos :)
rulez added on the 2015-12-20 21:18:54 by krupkaj krupkaj
A nice trip down memory lane, I like. :)
rulez added on the 2015-12-20 21:21:41 by StingRay StingRay
Yes! Love mono demos. I remember to be hypnotized by the Atari SM124 at the market when I still had the CPC 464 and green monitor..
rulez added on the 2015-12-21 00:23:11 by Buckethead Buckethead
Nice one :)
rulez added on the 2015-12-21 07:44:34 by britelite britelite
rulez added on the 2015-12-21 10:08:36 by sINk sINk
like it!
rulez added on the 2015-12-21 10:39:51 by Blast! Blast!
Nice monochrome prod
rulez added on the 2015-12-21 11:33:13 by p01 p01
WOW! That cool!
rulez added on the 2015-12-21 13:08:20 by drzeissler drzeissler
rulez added on the 2015-12-21 13:17:54 by p0ke p0ke
yep =)
rulez added on the 2015-12-21 13:50:11 by HellMood HellMood
A nop-bending trip into 1-bit truecolour land. Wonderful!
rulez added on the 2015-12-21 13:58:08 by dml dml
ha nice one dbug! :D
rulez added on the 2015-12-21 15:29:13 by rez rez
Very good!

I love that quote from the nfo: "The development itself has been painful [because] I had to develop and test everything on the real machine."

We are all quite spoiled nowadays, aren't we? :-D
rulez added on the 2015-12-22 11:29:24 by Kylearan Kylearan
I updated the version with fixed code for the "Unusual" ste machines, and also took the time to add the monochrom screen detection, which I totally forgot to do :)
added on the 2015-12-23 10:56:11 by Dbug Dbug
deserved winner
rulez added on the 2015-12-23 11:14:10 by havoc havoc
rulez added on the 2015-12-25 23:08:13 by BackSpace BackSpace
rulez added on the 2015-12-26 18:27:16 by Frequent Frequent
Highres monochrome awesomeness!
rulez added on the 2015-12-26 19:11:46 by fra fra
(bravo for sharing the source code)
added on the 2015-12-26 23:35:53 by fra fra
DBUG :) Mono :) Well done little prod !
rulez added on the 2015-12-27 22:07:36 by hylst hylst
soo nice!
rulez added on the 2015-12-29 13:50:45 by madMixx madMixx
nice one...
rulez added on the 2015-12-29 17:25:25 by ultra ultra
I remember enjoying the few mono screens of the demos back in the early 90's, but this one beats them all! Great one!
rulez added on the 2016-01-01 20:48:56 by Daniel Daniel
No non-cammed version?
added on the 2016-01-02 06:04:45 by AntDude AntDude
No non-cammed version?

If you mean, "video capture directly from the video output of the machine", then the problem is that you need both a specific Atari mono to VGA cable, and then you have to use a decent flicker fixer because all the demo is using double buffered pictures with alternate dithering to simulate gray colors on the monochrome screen (both for images and the raster bars effect).

On the Atari SM124 that works very nicely, without flicker fixer on a PC screen it looks like a psychedelic epileptic slideshow - and unfortunately I do not have that type of equipment :-/
added on the 2016-01-02 10:24:01 by Dbug Dbug
rulez added on the 2016-01-05 22:40:34 by rhino rhino
how about a emu-capture then?
added on the 2016-01-05 23:05:37 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
how about a emu-capture then?

None of the available emulators are correctly emulating the monochrome mode.

The basic emulation works, but as soon as you do effects that are cycle accurate or you try to play with the STe additional registers or change the value of the color registers then the entire display is fubar :)

On the Atari forums, the maintainer of Steem wrote:

"Future version of Steem will support this demo.
I was looking for programs using HSCROLL in high res."

So there you go, I broke the emulators.
Again :)
added on the 2016-01-06 20:25:57 by Dbug Dbug
really cool
rulez added on the 2016-04-27 23:03:20 by Tomchi Tomchi
Top notch quality. Dbug delivers again!
added on the 2016-04-27 23:09:51 by spkr spkr
I originally made a youtube video capture from the real screen on the real hardware:

Then it was replaced by an emulator capture, made with Hatari which unfortunately does not support color changes in Monochrome, so there are issues (like the raster bars are on white background instead of black, most of the gray scale tricks are gone, and the big vertical scroller is missing):

So I made a new one, still on emulator, but using Steem SSE instead of Hatari, it's still not as nice as what you can see on the real machine, but at least all the effects are present, so if all you saw was the Hatari version, please check that one instead:

added on the 2019-10-15 10:18:02 by Dbug Dbug

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