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some rambo could make .avi's or .mpg's out of old ms-dos demos

category: general [glöplog]
YES, i just got my hands on somebody who's got a vga->pal converter, and we've got some editing stuff at katastro.fi so if i only had the 486 machine with gus and shit, i'd be putting the demos on tape already..

dont tell me that buy the damn machine, cause i dont want to..
added on the 2001-08-06 15:10:13 by derpiipo derpiipo
In fact, this is under way. Dear Iiro, a month ago we had a splendid sony scan converter and recorded 11 hours of good-old demos (amiga, pc, c64, wild) on DV, including a naughty collection of halcyon&orange prods. While we are converting those pieces to a suitable format, I guess www.amidemos.org and that Byterapers site gives good wibes. Of course, we could lend you that old halcyondemocompuutteri to fulfil your specific needs - just ask.
added on the 2001-08-07 18:02:28 by placidity placidity
why not dual-boot your machine then?
you can use 2k for internet/3d demos/atari emulators/etc and boot into DOS6 for the oldschool demos...

that way you don't need 2 pc's and as long as your soundcard is SB compatable, and your video card can do ome sort of VESA i don't see why this souldn't work?


spiny / torment
added on the 2001-08-08 12:34:12 by spiny spiny
i've got some HUGE hard drives on my computer, so it's a kind of a problem with dos..

if it works, it would be nice idea.. just that i'm a bit sceptic when this kind of things are concerned..

yes i'd be delighted to lend the machine one day! cause its possible to downscale&convert all this stuff to avi etc, so i'd be happy if i could actually lend you DV tapes!

added on the 2001-08-08 19:13:30 by derpiipo derpiipo
just create a win98 boot disk - c:>format a: /q /s
boot off that and you'll have FAT32 support ....

create an autoexec.bat and config.sys with all the himem.sys stuff, should work just as well as having a DOS partition i reckon
added on the 2001-08-10 12:30:32 by spiny spiny
derpiipo: heard about partitions and fdisk?
added on the 2001-08-11 10:31:07 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
please lator, come back under your rock.
added on the 2001-08-11 12:12:41 by _-_-__ _-_-__
derpiipo, btw. i still have that 486/66 w/ GUS if you're going to tape those demos by yourself. hope you liked the demo / sauna night, too. :)
added on the 2001-08-11 17:45:52 by melw melw
lator: never heard

melw: yeah, i was mostly drinking so i missed all the demos :) but that machine sounds good.. i can get my hands to a vga-pal converter and i can put them on a minidv tape and edit them to small resolution.. yeshh..
added on the 2001-08-14 13:53:14 by derpiipo derpiipo
I'm workign with DV, do you know where I can get soem software that will read the DV in well and output it as uncompressed AVI files of any resolution? I have studio DV and it really annoys me I can't do uncompressed, just compressed, I mean WHY!? Also then could someone point me in the direction of a solid video codec (& software to make it). Also really I think not doing Demos on the hardware they were originally intended for takes something away from them. (although I changed my mind with the speccy ones, A:I got sick of waiting 10 mins for each bit to load then having a loading error on like part 4 and having to go back to the start. B:getting one of my speccies to display to the TV propperly, need a darn scart plug attatchment). I'm looking into getting the actual hardware and putting a pc of the right spec together to play the demos. Which brings me to this point, waht is the right specification? I'd guess, 640k low mem(like you can ever get that) GUS 486 33mhz, right?
added on the 2001-12-14 06:34:40 by siccoyote siccoyote
we (the gathering democrew-posse :) just bought some fucking awesome imagegrabber/converter-stash and are considering grabbing all of the good old demos from a 486 and post them on our ftp (scene.org-mirror, among other things) but this won't be until next years tg.

if this is something that sounds like a good idea, please
give us some feedback at bent@gathering.org
added on the 2001-12-15 19:10:48 by gloom gloom


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