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release date : december 2015
release party : STNICCC 2015
compo : wild demo
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Really nice to see these oldskool heroes from yesteryear return with this groundbreaking release. The design may not appeal too much to newer generations but technically this demo will convince anyone with any level of serious Atari ST scene experience :)
rulez added on the 2016-01-08 23:23:09 by havoc havoc
A stock STFM, 1 MB, fullscreen madness :-)

Thing is with these megascrollers, I'm never sure whether to try to read them, or let the goodness onscreen wash over me. It's late, I'm tired, I'll go for washing over!
rulez added on the 2016-01-09 00:29:18 by CiH CiH
And this is for a stock STF
:U Ouch!
rulez added on the 2016-01-09 00:59:38 by p01 p01
Really impressive work.
rulez added on the 2016-01-09 10:16:38 by micdune micdune
rulez added on the 2016-01-09 11:18:31 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
With much anticipation Ive waited for this release, to find it displaying garbage at my screen during the big scroller and crashing 10 seconds after this. It seems it went out of sync :(
sucks added on the 2016-01-09 12:00:52 by spkr spkr
Impressive scroller routine!
rulez added on the 2016-01-09 12:18:11 by norecess norecess
Just wow !
rulez added on the 2016-01-09 13:42:56 by frost242 frost242
@wietze I'm very sorry for that. We've tested the new (never used before) sync tricks in Closure on as many machines that we could find. I have myself two STEs, two 8.02MHz STF and one 8.01MHz STF. I do believe there might be a problem on 8.05 (NTSC) machines, we have seen that, but I will need to get one myself to fix it. Ping me on Atari-Forum and we'll see what we can do.

(Oh and thanks for all the comments guys - it was a pleasure to get back into coding for a scene that you've all helped to keep active during all these years!)
rulez added on the 2016-01-09 17:51:34 by troed troed
Really good stuff.
rulez added on the 2016-01-09 19:51:52 by 4mat 4mat
Very cool !
And a job for Leonard to make it work on Saint !
rulez added on the 2016-01-09 20:03:12 by Shazz^TRSi^MJJ Shazz^TRSi^MJJ
Impressive indeed! Great contribution to the STNICCC 2015 demo compo!
rulez added on the 2016-01-09 21:21:41 by Daniel Daniel
Great stuff.
rulez added on the 2016-01-09 21:35:27 by keops keops
Colourful overscan scrolling like never before!
Nice tune also.
rulez added on the 2016-01-10 08:38:57 by Dma-Sc Dma-Sc
rulez added on the 2016-01-10 12:13:52 by violator violator
Despite the glitches (hard to avoid with boundary breaking stuff), it's probably the most ground breaking effect on STF in many years.

Well done :)
rulez added on the 2016-01-10 12:57:31 by Dbug Dbug
Cool demo and amazing for 1mb STF just saw it :)
rulez added on the 2016-01-10 13:47:30 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
I admit it's hard to really appreciate if you're not ATARI coder. But believe me, that demo features the most technical fullscreen technics never released on STF. It uses technics discovered only few years ago. One of the author (Troed) did a very good technical presentation about it: http://www.stniccc.com/html/down2015/sync.pptx
live presentation here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4WJYyoF1Lk

When I first saw the demo on the big screen at STNICCC I was not really impressed because I though it was an STE demo. Once I learned it runs on STF (no hardware pixel scroller), I was totally amazed.
rulez added on the 2016-01-10 20:42:32 by leonard leonard
Wow, this is an amazing STF demo. Beautiful work.
rulez added on the 2016-01-11 11:48:17 by applecrypt applecrypt
also for tune
rulez added on the 2016-01-13 03:25:55 by frog frog
rulez added on the 2016-01-13 10:19:57 by seppjo seppjo
Yes, crazy discovery years after !
rulez added on the 2016-01-13 21:23:16 by Cyg_BLaBla Cyg_BLaBla
I listened to the demo in a loop for an hour. The soundtrack is hypnotizing. I especially like the "digi drums" which are no digi drums at all! Just super cool YM parameters to give a great illusion. Superbe job, 7an!
added on the 2016-01-16 00:04:56 by Gunstick Gunstick
I listened to the demo in a loop for an hour. The soundtrack is hypnotizing. I especially like the "digi drums" which are no digi drums at all! Just super cool YM parameters to give a great illusion. Superbe job, 7an! Top code and engineering too.
rulez added on the 2016-01-16 00:07:11 by Gunstick Gunstick
+1 for breaking Hatari, Saint and Steem emus!
rulez added on the 2016-01-19 23:46:08 by ramon ramon
Complete madness! I love it!
rulez added on the 2016-01-24 18:14:20 by hedning hedning
Glad someone found the time to build a "real" prod using part of those sync techniques (re-)discovered during the last 10 years.
Just imagine this would have been done in 1992/3 ...
Not tested it on my real ST yet as i am having some works at home and the machine is inside a package box. But i will provide some feedback as my 68000 is a 8.0071 MHz version.
rulez added on the 2016-01-29 19:35:48 by ljbk ljbk
Decent. :)
added on the 2016-01-30 04:53:30 by AntDude AntDude
Thumb up for the nice tech, but the design and pacing is too "traditional oldschool" for me.
rulez added on the 2016-02-03 11:03:27 by Kylearan Kylearan
I'm not sure I understand all the technical details but it's certainly my style of demo.
rulez added on the 2016-02-05 00:37:37 by ___ ___
OMG this demo shouldn't be possible on an STFM!! Some really outstanding techniques used here.
rulez added on the 2016-02-13 23:15:02 by SteveJ-UK SteveJ-UK
More a demonstration of the techniques than an entertaining demo, I still support it and hope you get enough machines to now bring them to all STs :)
rulez added on the 2016-03-28 04:00:37 by Photon Photon
Not a demo but an intro? anyway: I like the way, big impressive fx on screen.
rulez added on the 2016-03-31 10:09:52 by Overflow Overflow
somehow I missed the thumb event. shifter panic. anyway really amazing STF techniques surfacing after all this time! great work in old style...
rulez added on the 2016-08-30 13:51:25 by dml dml
Impressive and ground-breaking!
rulez added on the 2016-10-10 22:40:56 by lvd lvd
Rocket science! Impossible last effect.
Tested on a 1040 STe/4Mo, but there's a bug, small black lines (~32 pixels spaced with the same amount of pixels, repeating every 2 or 3 scanline). Will test it on my 520 Stf ;) Amazing work.
rulez added on the 2017-02-18 22:42:34 by Buckethead Buckethead
Is there a version that works on NTSC STs? I have an NTSC 520ST w/ 4MB RAM and Rainbow TOS and some parts are off-sync. Most other demos auto sync-switch to 50Hz and run fine on this ST, fwiw.
added on the 2017-07-07 00:55:19 by blakespot blakespot
rulez added on the 2017-07-07 01:00:05 by Fell Fell
@blakespot You're right that NTSC (8.05MHz CPU clock) machines will crap out quite badly on the second screen, the vertical scrolling dude. The rest should be fine though. There is a v1.1 of Closure on my development system that is close to ready which fixes this. In good old SYNC tradition being "close to ready" might still mean it will take me a long time to finish it up ;) Sorry.
added on the 2017-07-09 00:09:27 by troed troed
Is there any news on the fix yet? I have to run the demo many times before my ST displays it correctly.
added on the 2018-09-15 16:06:59 by Zeme Zeme
Wow! :-D
rulez added on the 2019-12-06 13:26:45 by baah baah
what ggn said
rulez added on the 2024-03-08 10:01:49 by zerkman zerkman
Nice technical achievement. Good music too.
rulez added on the 2024-03-08 12:03:24 by StingRay StingRay
Impressive effects and the music is great.
rulez added on the 2024-03-10 00:29:29 by ham ham

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