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The official TMDC19 thread

category: general [glöplog]
I'm happy to announce the 19th edition of the pseudoannual Text Mode Demo Compo!

It's all back: late invitro, lame diplomas and cool super-low-resolution demos for a screen mode that can't be natively used without a 15yrs old OS!

Grab the invite here, get inspired, make something cool!

Have a look at the official site for the rules, dates, links to tools & libs & other useful stuff!
added on the 2016-11-11 08:47:12 by BarZoule BarZoule
The dates in the official site are for 2015. Other than that, yay! Textmode!
added on the 2016-11-11 10:16:50 by xTr1m xTr1m
My threshold for entering is a bit high due to expectations, but maybe I should do something less-serious and just get over it..
added on the 2016-11-11 11:11:26 by sol_hsa sol_hsa
sol_hsa: That is solid advice for any compo. Just do it!
added on the 2016-11-11 12:20:48 by urs urs
yeah I haven't had time to update the site yet.. will try to do asap. The invite was actually thrown together in a hurry at the last minute.

As for expectations... what urs says, do it! :)
added on the 2016-11-11 15:32:42 by BarZoule BarZoule
come on , the year needs to be correct at least :(
added on the 2016-11-11 16:29:39 by DaD1916 DaD1916
The site says "TMDC18", so the year is correct. How about "come on, give the guy a break" instead - or alternatively, organize it yourself and always be on time with website updates?
who cares about the year as long as there are ossom releases? :)
Gotta say I fully agree with Saga and sensenstahl :)
the site has now moved forward in time! :D
added on the 2016-11-11 21:05:18 by BarZoule BarZoule
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Hmm, the invtro crashes on my PC: "TMDC19.exe has stopped working".
and I see a black window.

I tried several of the compatibility options, no luck.
Any ideas?
added on the 2016-11-11 21:10:45 by trc_wm trc_wm
Oh, Win10, NVIDIA 9600GT with the latest drivers.
added on the 2016-11-11 21:11:26 by trc_wm trc_wm
@trc_wm: dang!
Win10 and a nvidia card is what I used to make it. Only fancy tech I used is OpenCL.. but it's not like it was THAT fancy...
I guess I could add a noGPU version (or switch)
added on the 2016-11-11 21:36:22 by BarZoule BarZoule
The 9600GT has OpenCL 1.1 support, is that enough?
added on the 2016-11-11 21:47:12 by trc_wm trc_wm
more specs: https://www.techpowerup.com/gpudb/b974/asus-9600-gt-top
added on the 2016-11-11 21:47:58 by trc_wm trc_wm
noGPU version added. Initial package updated, same link you can just redownload :)

The differences ain't so big actually... the CPU version, while less sharp and a little noisier, should still run acceptably on any decent computer.

If it still crashes ... then the problem is elsewhere and I really have no clue what it could be!
added on the 2016-11-11 22:27:45 by BarZoule BarZoule
Yup, works now! \o/
added on the 2016-11-11 22:32:06 by trc_wm trc_wm
I had the same issue, Thanks for the fix BarZoule.
Apologies for my comment about the lack of year earlier on.
added on the 2016-11-12 04:14:38 by DaD1916 DaD1916
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added on the 2016-11-14 08:38:25 by sol_hsa sol_hsa
..and here's a teaser.

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added on the 2016-11-14 11:09:37 by sol_hsa sol_hsa
...aaand submitted (through gmail), so there's at least one entry before the deadline.
added on the 2016-11-14 15:19:32 by sol_hsa sol_hsa
wow. an entry before the deadline. gotta be a first!

however.... the last screen reminds me to remind you all (it's in the rules somewhere but hey, who reads that :P ):

Entries will be judged using the 8x8 raster font, unless you specify otherwise. (the screen above looks more like 8x12)
The rule is actually for 2 reasons:

  • it's much closer to the good old fullscreen BIOS font (when it was accessible)
  • it allows you, the demomaker, to assume your graphics will be displayed using "square pixels", so you don't have to stretch your graphics and/or formulas.
added on the 2016-11-14 18:33:44 by BarZoule BarZoule
Yeah, this time I don't particularly care, but in "litterae finis" the font (and it's aspect ratio) did matter a bit. My text conversion engine (still) uses the dumped BIOS font for calculations, regardless of what the output is.
added on the 2016-11-16 10:39:30 by sol_hsa sol_hsa
Two weeks to go.. out of curiosity, any other entries yet?
added on the 2016-11-28 09:06:37 by sol_hsa sol_hsa


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