A-Live Review of
DHS 20 Years Megademo
Marcer: Hej Moon
Moondog: Heinz, Heinz, Heinz, Heinz!
CiH: Ho there!
Cyclone: Ho, Ho, Ho!
CiH: It's Santa Cyclone!
Moondog: Santa Clawz is coming...
Cyclone: Ok that's it then. You were stupid enough to follow my
invitation, now you I won't let you go before we are
completely finished, so better find a comfortable seat and
grab some drinks, this is going to take a while... :)
Cyclone: Tonight's topic is a LIVE REVIEW of the 20 year demo!
Cyclone: I suggest everybody gets his Atari ready to have a fresh
impression of the screens...
Moondog: Eurf, seems to be STEem over here, is that ok?!
Cyclone: Well since the whole demo runs on STEem that wouldn't cause
any headaches for me. Sometimes the TBC screen doesn't work
but who cares? :)
Moondog: Come on, kick it!
Cyclone: Ok, everything from now on will be logged for the article :)
Moondog: Do you really think we don't know that you already logged
those lines? ;)
Cyclone: Damn, you got me :) Anyway, Booting...
.: Intro Picture :.
Cyclone: What do you think about the cover by C-Rem?
Moondog: Fucking kewl intro sound and opening picture, even tough I
don't know why using a mask, did anyone fart?!
CiH: Damn fine piece of pixel from here
Cyclone: I guess a Nuke went off; at least it looks like it in the
mirroring of the intact eyeglass...
Moondog: or did the 68000 explode?!
Cyclone: Hmmm, I am not sure why somebody would need a gasmask while
getting burned to ashes but hey, that's freedom of the art I
guess. Anyway it's a cool picture, also it seems C-Rem had a
nice idea to where to put the logo on.
CiH: Shame, and only just started...
Moondog: Harhar... using Athlon power over here... grin ;)
.: Main Menu :.
Cyclone: The graphics are quite cool, but there could have been a bit
more variation in the tiles...
Moondog: Fuck, the little one won't run?!
CiH: The main menu was not the "simple" thing we were led to
expect, it's a real megademo menu, parallax scrolling,
raster skyline, and an alien 'Charlie'
Cyclone: Have you tried the cursor keyz yet, Moonie? :)
Cyclone: Charlie? I thought it had no name yet, can't remember
where I got that from...
CiH: I revere the Union demo!
Moondog: Damn, it worked the last two times...
Cyclone: It should :) Just do a clean reboot in STEem and check the
CiH: Real hardware rules ;-)
Moondog: I have four dead ST's collecting dust in my cellars...
CiH: I might ask what you did to them, I've one working one, for
the last 15 years!
Cyclone: I have perhaps 20 ST(E)s none of them died on me yet, but
that doesn't help us here I guess.
CiH: I think we're drifting off-topic a tad, is Moony back with
Moondog: Fuck, the ugly blue freak wont run anymore?!
Cyclone: I think it's a nice little alien, very well drawn. Anyway
perhaps we can move him to the far left to go through the
screens one by one...
Moondog: Cough, switched the joystick off and I think we can go on...
:) Refering to the Avatar, it looks like the "Gloeckner" if
you ask me :)
(Note: "Gloeckner" = The Hunchback of Notre Dame)
CiH: Ahh, the prodigal son returns!
Moondog: Harhar ok, arrived at the far left... Let's kick some asses!
Moondog: Damn typing errors
Cyclone: Don't worry it will be taken care of them before release.
Try to move a bit further to the left...
Cyclone: Just try move there, you can't go further but you might
notice a tiny graphical glitch...
CiH: The blinking cloud!
Cyclone: Yes, it also happens on the far right. I guess Jace isn't
switching screens when you don't really move, would consume
twice the memory otherwise...
Moondog: Woooah... What a fucking kewl effect! Anyway, we won't focus
on such minor things in here...
CiH: Some of us have lives to go back to ;-)
Moondog: What lives?
Cyclone: Bugs are bugs, anyway walk to the 1st door and enter :)
.: MJJ-Prod :.
Moondog: Yeah, yeah! MJJ! Arf! :)
Cyclone: Pretty cool picture from C-Rem...
CiH: Killer clowns rule!
Moondog: Yep, who is dominating whom, btw?
Cyclone: Hmmm, C-Rem is dominating MJJ perhaps? However I like that
screen, you get a 50 Hz raytrace FX, which looks pretty cool
even if it is just an offset thing...
Moondog: Kewl tune, kicks ass! Unfortunately the design isn't eyes
killing in the positive way, bad chosen colours...
CiH: A very complex lense with a pattern refracted through it,
and a cool maxYMiser tune. I can forgive the colours, it is
a bright screen. I think it goes well...
Moondog: Forgive no-one :)
Cyclone: Well the colours aren't that bad. In fact I got used to them
and right the ZAK surely rules...
Moondog: The effect looks quite ok, even though the repeating doesn't
rule that much...
Cyclone: Well you can always press space to exit :) You know the demo
loops until you do that :)
Moondog: Again to say, with better chosen colours, the screen would
look much better... reminds me in that way too hard to such
ray tracing demos from the early days not to forget the neat
Tobe logo on exit then...
CiH: We're judging against later standards for duration and
variety of effects. Classic megademo screens are mostly
short and repeating quickly, it's a theme we'll come on
again in here.
Cyclone: Yeah and don't forget you got only 80 kb for each screen.
I stick to it, I like the screen, it neatly combines
oldskool technique with a newskool effect...
Moondog: Chris, if you ask me, black backgrounds are still mega out :)
Moondog: My statement for "classic" :)
Cyclone: Not that discussion again, let's advance to the next door
.: Atari Freaks :.
Cyclone: Nice plasma, haven't seen one for a long time, I guess
Moonie will hate the colours :)))
CiH: I love Colourshock!
Moondog: Yes, but you everywhere smell the intro style... Nice logos
and fancy plasma anyway, not to forget the tune...
CiH: Nice kinked pattern effect, and rolling vertical bars, and
Cyclone: Also the effect change is done nicely looks really good, it
sounds nice, no obvious bugs, so nothing to complain about
Moondog: And still a never used in a cracking intro :) but the longer
you watch it you wonder if it is a "real" plasma :)
Cyclone: Well you can always have a look at the code to check that,
Bugaboo is your friend :)
.: Marcer :.
CiH: I smell a "Filler" here...
Moondog: but the tune kinda rocks!
Cyclone: AFAIK the screen is only made to replay the tune and the
tune kicks ass...
CiH: Yes it does, holds up the whole screen...
Moondog: Not such oldschoolish stuff, really cool drumline and
CiH: digi-drums, and wild synthing...
CiH: Does not sound like YM at all :-) So who put the DSP in the
ST then ;-)
Cyclone: Hmmm, the scroller is only using 1 plane and it doesn't even
cover the whole screen this might indicate that the tune is
eating lots of CPU for replay...
Moondog: It has drive... So, who cares about one-plane-scrollers?!
Harhar, who cares anyway as long as it rocks that way?
CiH: What is the tune made in?
Cyclone: Marcer told me its MusicMon 2.1
.: Hidden Screen :.
CiH: Next screen?
Moondog: So go ahead, NoExtra?! Never heard before!
Cyclone: No, you went too far, there is another screen before NoExtra
Cyclone: Let's take a look at the hidden screen 1st :)
Cyclone: Just go back to that little glass dome and press space...
Moondog: Found it!
CiH: Oki, going in now... and swap disks
Cyclone: Keep in mind these are tunes from 1992!!! Some of them are
really top league, doesn't sound shop soiled the tiniest bit
Moondog: Donald Fakk is cool...
CiH: Apparently some of the first YM-SID tunes...
Cyclone: SID voices and digidrums in one player in 1992! I guess that
was cutting edge technology back then...
Moondog: Damn cool tunes! Would have blown many ears away in the
early nineties and still do so! Well done, nice menu screen
Cyclone: Well it's obviously a pre-calculated star tunnel and a tiny
one plane scroller, also it seems the menu code was re-used
several times in the demo :)
Moondog: But does fine for a music selector...
CiH: I liked the very extended story how they found these long
lost tunes, got in contact with the guy, lost contact, got
sent a bad disk, and finally, finally managed to get back to
Moondog: Let's advance to the next screen
CiH: Swap disk back, grumble, moan etc...
Cyclone: Hehe use the harddisk version instead :)
Moondog: Harhar, yep the harddisk version rules :)
.: NoExtra 1 :.
CiH: And we have something VERY oldskool with this first NoExtra
Moondog: Oki, what about NoExtra... if you ask me it reminds hard to
DCK, somehow... what is it for a replay rate? 4 kHz?!
Cyclone: Well ;) almost sounds like it...
CiH: "Listen to my modfile player, how nice it sounds", and we've
got enough CPU time left for a scroller...
CiH: Says 10 kHz in the scroller...
Cyclone: and enough white noise to make me go deaf...
Marcer: Keep in mind that all module replayers sound awful in STEem
Moondog: Still tormenting my ears... want some chiptunes back!
CiH: It is a vintage screen, it says it is unreleased code from
Moondog: Marcer, not -THAT- bad
Marcer: Moon true
Cyclone: Well it breaks the lower border, no big deal either...
Moondog: DCK does that too and also the upper border...
Cyclone: Well NoExtra break the upper border one later :) they made
three screens for the megademo...
Cyclone: I kinda like the logo
Moondog: Done in five minutes with an anti-aliased one-plane-font,
not a big deal either...
Cyclone: Sure, but it looks still nice and it's not anti-aliased :)
Moondog: I meant the way to do a similar logo to the NoExtra one
CiH: I'm ready for the next one...
Moondog: Me too... my ears are burning...
.: Stax :.
Moondog: Stax... Woah, recycle me!
Cyclone: Great logo but the 1st time I saw it I thought "Sync" were
back :) probably precalculating some crap...
Cyclone: A finished, top and bottom overscan plus partial left and
right, no overscan in the main area though...
CiH: Blummin' heck, it's a Carebear attack! That ZIK reminds me
of A.N.Cool so much!
Cyclone: It is An Cool :)
Moondog: Harhar, the tune is horrible, heard much too often before...
CiH: Love that bottom border wibbly
Cyclone: Well the screen looks nice, but with a full overscan it
would have been much cooler...
Moondog: Too oldskoolish, spacebar I'm coming!
CiH: I liked it :-)
Moondog: What did I say about black backgrounds?! ;)
CiH: They ruled ;-)
CiH: And a little vector line ST spinning to finish
Cyclone: The spinning ST is done in med rez
Moondog: The light-sourced vector ST is nice...
Cyclone: Where do you see a light-source? There is simple a pattern
behind the one plane vectors, but no doubt the effect is
cool... Hmmm, bottom border is broken here too
Moondog: Kasuist! Next one please!!!
Cyclone: Ok, btw did you notice that the scroller in the main menu
starts from the beginning if you re-enter the menu?
.: Graphics Screen:.
Cyclone: Ok, gimme your favourite five entries...
Moondog: Sarah... party animal, harharhar
Moondog: Ecure...something rules too, woah!
Cyclone: Nova "Exile" is my No. 1, Mic "Castle 2" is No. 2
Moondog: Mic rules! Sink is stylish as well!
Cyclone: Terrible choice of colours if you ask me otherwise pretty
well done, especially the hair looks pretty good.
CiH: SH3, "Atari ST 20" is my number 1, C-Rem "20 Years of
Domination" no 2, Mic "Castle 2" no 3, Sink no 4, Timbral
"Fuji Baby" no 5.
Cyclone: C-Rem is my No. 3 but hmmm, also the Timbral picture rocks,
nice dithering and the SH3 stuff isn't bad either...
Moondog: I wont give a top-five, some are cool, but a few make me
laugh, sorry to say so... Ecur...someone belongs definitely
not to my top-five...
CiH: We all have to start somewhere ;-)
Moondog: Where the hell?! :)
Cyclone: Well let's go on with the next screen then...
.: D.H.S. :.
CiH: The next screen is a treat, ooh, DHS!
Moondog: Yeah, baby!
Cyclone: It's a nicely designed screen perfect sync of sound and
CiH: Lots of parts, sound and graphics
Cyclone: I really like the credits stuff, Evil looks cool in that
ninja dress :)
CiH: Timbral really hit the heights here
Moondog: ... strange tune, like it! Quite cool pixels, nicely
arranged effects and did I say yet that I love Pong :)
CiH: Noelly Bushnell is the man!
Cyclone: It's a nice idea to spin the pong screen reminds me of -
hmmm - that scroller in "Back in France" I guess... and
still everything is perfectly synced, I'd say one of my
favourite screens of the whole demo loads of gfx, cool tune
and a nice collection of FX...
CiH: Yeah, and I bet it runs sweet on all the hardware out there
Moondog: Very stunning effects, and did I say that I love the chosen
CiH: No black backgrounds?
Moondog: Naaaa, the one is given away... Therefore nice transitions
Cyclone: Cih I used $888 in my jukebox it's not black its charcoal,
but only visible on STE :)
CiH: That includes me :-) Nice intro, holds up DHS standards
nicely, one of the top three.
Moondog: At least...
Cyclone: Ok, let's go on before DHS becomes bigheaded :)
.: Music Compo Entries :.
CiH: Here be music screen!
Moondog: Musix?! Earblood...
Cyclone: Well most ZAKs are pretty cool...
CiH: My disk eject button is complaining!
Moondog: 505 rocks! Woah!
Cyclone: 5 tunes from Marcer, alone for this music screen woah...
CiH: My top ZIK, Stu's Megablast, what he is doing with that
soundchip is way too perverted!
CiH: 505 is a *very* close second, it is down to personal taste.
They both step outside of the normal synth limits of the YM.
Moondog: I always loved 5o5 tunes... the new Mad Max ;)
CiH: He's NOT Madmax, which is why I love him ;-)
Moondog: I know, this comparison hunks, Nils is kicking ass way
Cyclone: It sounds cool but not my taste in music it's much to slow I
need a bit more drive... And what's wrong about Jochen?
CiH: Mad Max was cool back in the day, but his stuff is over-
familiar and too much used...
Marcer: For me Stu - Megablast roxx
Cyclone: The Stu song reminds me a lot of his Drop da Bomb EP
Marcer: Mad Max vs New Age
Moondog: Played to death
Cyclone: Marcer's "Bubble 2005" is not bad either...
CiH: 505 tunes build slowly, but they do build, Stu gets right in
there from the first bar
Moondog: Stu... drum'n'bass chip... has something, anyway, Nils is
CiH: Marcer would come in next
Marcer: I stick to Stu, he is a very great explorer of the YM
Cyclone: Who the fuck is Bob Monkhouse?
Marcer: I also liked Salkin - Hero
Moondog: "Bubble2oo5" isn't bad either, drives well!
Marcer: Just wait until it starts :)
Moondog: No one at home or what?
CiH: Dma-Sc is nice, but he's been left back a little by the rest.
His tune is oldschoolish, has still something, but can't be
really compared with the rest...
Marcer: Dma, made the tune in a rush which is sad since he has a
lot of skills...
Cyclone: From what I heard so far my favourites are Marcer and Stu
but I had no time to go through all songs yet and usually it
needs some time before you can really judge a song...
.: Paradize :.
Cyclone: Makes my eyes bleed, but the song rules...
Moondog: Hum, the tune rocks, the spotlight looks a bit, errr...
well... shut up...
CiH: Safe to say that this is not the best code around, but
you're on the money about the tune...
Cyclone: It's done in GFA-Basic switching screens in 60 Hz...
Moondog: What the fuck... Design is unknown in here...
CiH: Put the voodoo doll away Moony!
Moondog: Nope, already sticking some needles in...
CiH: Epilepsy fans write here ;-)
Cyclone: I guess you could actually make that effect work even with
less flickering by dithering the screens...
Moondog: Heinz, come back to the real thing, this is no coding
tutorial! We want smash off some asses!
Cyclone: Well it wouldn't have been much more work, but I believe the
screen was coded in a few hours...
Moondog: My eyes hurt...
Cyclone: I'm ready for the next one
.: Atari Legend :.
Cyclone: Where have I seen that before?
CiH: I've crashed out into GEM, reboot!
Cyclone: Looks like those oldskool Amiga cracktros, also sounds like
Moondog: Arf... This isn't an Amiga cracktro?!
Marcer: Guys don't forget to review my cool vt52 thing in Desktop on
Disk 1 :P
Marcer: The Atari Legend Screen has two sections: On the STE, you
get a side scroll starfield and a module, on a plain ST you
get a chiptune and a 3D starfield with sinuses...
Moondog: Wouldn't be killing anyway...
Cyclone: Lol and why couldn't you do the 3D starfield on the STE? I
guess the sample replay is handled via STE hardware, isn't
it? Mixing 2x2 voices can't be that bad :)
Marcer: Zorro 2 coded it for Atari Legend (he is no member of the
Atari Legend team!)
CiH: Ahh fuck, this is a no go, quit again
Cyclone: Who is Zorro 2 btw? I thought he is a NoExtra member?
Moondog: Heinz, harharhar
Marcer: I'm not sure if Zorro2 is a member of the NoExtra crew or if
he is independent
Cyclone: At least he took part in their intros it seems...
Marcer: All I know is that Atomus / NoExtra helped Zorro 2 a lot
Moondog: I always thought he belongs to MJJ as he hangs up with them
Moondog: Who the hell is Atomus?!
Marcer: Moon, he was in MJJ, he is an ex-MJJ member...
Marcer: Atomus is totally unknown to me, but I do have some contact
CiH: You'll have to manage without me on this one, I don't feel
like going for third time unlucky!
Moondog: Chris... get a pc, arf! ;)
CiH: No thanks, sounds like a disk error drive skids at that
Moondog: Chris, demo didn't crash over here...
CiH: When you eventually got it started...
Moondog: Get the harddisk version instead; you seem to be some kind
of masochist! Hehe...
CiH: Falcon has HD, ST does not, Mac/Hatari has HD, but no
totally perfect emulation...
Cyclone: Well not much to see here, its no burner but not complete
Moondog: Next one, I'm getting tired...
.: NoExtra 2 :.
CiH: Well this one works
Cyclone: Nice tune, also some bits of Design can be found in here,
very oldskool intro style
Moondog: The tune is cool, no question, even though it is very old...
CiH: Even more so than the rest
Moondog: Design, some bits, looks like an oldschool dentro
CiH: Bottom and side borders killed
Cyclone: Rasters, plasma, bytebender
CiH: Very bitty style of intro
Cyclone: CiH, where do you see a side border killed? There is no gfx
in the border they just change the bg colour synced to the
CiH: Rasters in the middle
Cyclone: That's no overscan...
Moondog: If I use the controls of my monitor I can kill -every-
Marcer: moon :)
CiH: Moony, the ST-Format overscan technique!
Moondog: I thought I had to say that here ;)
Cyclone: Hmmm did you use that on the east German border too, some
Moondog: Heinz, unfortunately not, as eastern German TV's didn't
offer that feature :)
Cyclone: ok then let's speed to the next one...
.: NoExtra 3 :.
Moondog: Nice logo...
Moondog: Even though it gives me some impression to be ripped
CiH: Sweet logo!
Cyclone: And they can move it up and down, woah :)
Cyclone: Now they killed the top and bottom border...
Marcer: Interesting movement of the plasma...
Cyclone: Lots of CPU burned with plasma...
Moondog: The plasma is ok, but after all no killer-screen...
Cyclone: Now the screen starts jumping a bit, it looks nice but that
byte bender seems to be quite en vogues in the DHS compo...
Moondog: The tune is ok, features very strange moments... but, I get
a headache, if I go on listening to it...
Cyclone: I like it, sounds quite oldskool but it seems to loop quite
Moondog: Next one please, we don't want to make such a big story
about such a little screen...
CiH: Creators next
Cyclone: I bet Moonies gf is calling him :)
Cyclone: Eric: "Just a second sweetheart, I am almost there..." :)
Moondog: Nope, she's out, harhar
Cyclone: Ah I already wondered how you got the time :)
Moondog: Grin, give her some money and all goes fine...
.: Creators :.
CiH: Nice intro sequence
Cyclone: They killed the left and right borders and they can do
colour animations on the background which pretend to be
scrollers, but who the hell made this terrible colour
Moondog: The tune is cool if you ask me, the rest, hum... not the big
Moondog: Except for the picture :)
Cyclone: However you have to note that the demo runs fine on all
systems, they even included a special codepath for Falcon
CiH: Wooah! Nice sort of parallax, very quick, almost 3D...
Moondog: Calm down Chris!
CiH: I like that one, it's sort of a newschool reworking of
oldschool, not just a straight copy of old code.
Cyclone: That blue metallic stuff looks nice but it's lacking
something there has to be lots of CPU left I believe they
planned to add another FX which didn't get finished in time...
Moondog: Yawn, what about the next one?
Cyclone: Hmmm, the exit wasn't very nice...
.: Paradox :.
CiH: That would be Paradox
Cyclone: Nice med rez intro picture with that colour flickering
Moondog: The intro sample isn't the killer if you ask me... I don't
like that hype-style, sorry...
Cyclone: Well I took it as a joke :)
Cyclone: Now loads of scrollers in fullscreen accompanied by
digi-drums, I like that screen.
Moondog: The tune is of course cool, 5o5 at its best!
CiH: It's more a coder demo, but I do like the hardscroller...
Cyclone: This prod is amongst my top three screens in the whole demo
Moondog: Except for the music nothing knocks me from my chair...
Looks ok... but...
CiH: I guess its personal taste, not one of my favourites on
first viewing, but grows on you
Cyclone: Well let's continue with COOOPER then
.: Cooper :.
Moondog: The grfx rock! Esp. the animated band, hehehe
Cyclone: Hmmm no technical bits in here, it's more or less a
slideshow, pretty boring for coders...
CiH: I liked this one a lot, has a good story, great graphics,
and mini-effects with a humorous touch...
Moondog: Did I ever say that I hate sprite record screens? ;)
CiH: But it does the story well, and entertains. One of my
favourites of the middle ranking screens...
Cyclone: I like some of the ideas especially the "blurry vision" joke
Moondog: In parts they rest too long on the screen
Cyclone: :) Ah blocky and jerky that was...
Cyclone: Some of the graphics are really nice...
Moondog: What about gizmo then?
Cyclone: Yeah let's go on
.: Gizmo :.
Cyclone: Doesn't look bad but it's very slow
Moondog: Wow, charcoal coloured background!
CiH: This was a bit of a newschool disaster-master on 8 MHz, I
guess it would look better on a Flacon...
Moondog: Flacon080 please...
Cyclone: Is that a new perfume, or perfume bottle? 80 ml? :)
CiH: :) will a 060 do? Teh Flacon rulez!
Moondog: Nope, Motorullar080 needed in here
Cyclone: It seems the deadline caught gizmo before he could remove
some rendering bugs...
Moondog: Nice effect but with slideshow ambition, just joking...
CiH: It is better on 16 MHz, even on a 68000, works on Hatari.
Just trying to do too much on 8 MHz machine...
Cyclone: Well with a better frame-rate and less display bugs it would
Moondog: Ok, what about the next one?
Cyclone: Already entering...
.: Damo :.
CiH: This is a mega-treat, Reservoir Gods!
Cyclone: Hehe, shit to beat dis :)
Moondog: Yeah baby, shit to beat this... whoa, kackwürst!
Moondog: Very stylish
CiH: Damo is unique! And I mean that in a good way!
Cyclone: Pretty nice renderer
Moondog: He really blows new wind into demo screens!
Moondog: Even though it sounds like the emulation fucked up ;)
CiH: The TOP Screen!
Moondog: Without any doubt! Fuck the whole oldschool-shit :)
Moondog: Heinz?! Still alive?
Cyclone: Well I was trying to figure how the rendering is done
anyway, its a nice screen, pretty innovative...
.: TBC :.
CiH: And that leaves our omnigod, the TBC!
Moondog: If it just would mean "The Black Cats" it wouldn't be that
CiH: We'll leave it
Moondog: Go ahead!
Moondog: Back on the menu and still alive!
Cyclone: Hmmm, they seem to have improved on the sound side...
Cyclone: No more random sounds :)
Moondog: Therefore random code or what?!
CiH: Random Sounds rule! - Pongo Snodgrass!
Cyclone: Lol, wait another 50 intros and they might start to use SID
or digistuff :)
Moondog: Definitely random colours...
Marcer: Now guys check my Flower Man :) on the Desktop... Disk 1
Cyclone: Stop, we still need to see the reset screen...
Marcer: Yeah don't forget it...
Moondog: Marcer, stop secret promotion in here!
Marcer: Moon, its just a silly thing :D
.: Reset :.
Marcer: This intro was supposed to be an Atari Legend intro :)
Cyclone: I am not sure if the 1300 dots are such an achievement but
the SID voice in Fullscreen is completely new...
CiH: Ohh, that's nice, a fullscreen 3D dotscape! Thanks Leonard!
Moondog: Any chance to see that thing on that fucking emulation?!
Cyclone: Right click on the reset button :) which is the 3rd button
from the left...
Marcer: No, it doesn't work... Make a shortcut key instead... I used
F12 and Reboot...
Cyclone: Marcer don't tell fairytales, it works, I used it thousands
Marcer: Cyclone, for me it totally restarts
Cyclone: Marcer, RIGHT click, you know the OTHER left :)))
Marcer: lol, missed that one :D
CiH: It's in your face, great screen!
Marcer: mmmhhh :)
Cyclone: Moondog, you are still with us?
Moondog: Still here, but can't get into that fucking reset screen
Cyclone: I can fix that for you, just need to hack 20years.prg...
CiH: That's a shame, running on emulation and all ;-)
Moondog: Chris, better this then nothing, don't you think? I guess
I'm old enough to do this without destroying my Atari
Moondog: Heinz, wassup? Loads! Rules!
Cyclone: Well I just hacked the reset screen so you can load it
directly without the need to reset :) But it seems you don't
need it anymore?
CiH: Course it does!
Moondog: Right! A worthy reset screen, Leonard rules beyond record
screens, cool tune btw...
CiH: I hope he does another full demo sometime, his 3D from
STNICCC 2000 ruled for that time
CiH: I guess a black background IS appropriate here ;-)
Moondog: Chris... it is a reset screen, anything allowed in here...
Cyclone: Well as I said the SID voice in overscan that's quite
something the rest is nice, it looks good, but it doesn't
knock me off my chair...
Moondog: It's -just- a reset, what are you waiting for?
Moondog: Damn... eeeek!
Cyclone: Well think of the Omega demo :) it was just a reset screen
CiH: Yeah, the whole of it was a reset demo...
Moondog: What about some final words?!
.: Overall :.
CiH: I think we did it guys, the whole damn demo lies between us!
Cyclone: Yes we are through, from my point of view we got pretty much
of everything in here...
Moondog: from zero to hero... arf!
Cyclone: Some screens are really nice, namely DHS, Ra, MJJ and the
Reset demo, while most of them are mediocre and perhaps even
Marcer: But my flower man was the hit :)
CiH: Fantastic effort for an online compo, the demo is typical
for the classic multipart megademos of the old times, some
filler, most stuff ok, and a few real winners!
Moondog: Yeah, baby!
Cyclone: But I guess given the time and date its astonishing how many
contributions appeared out of nowhere... Also, I believe a
lot of guys decided to send some old unfinished stuff the
very last minute... At least I can remember we did that with
the Zim picture...
Marcer: Yep, Atari Freaks screen is code from 1992...
Moondog: ResGods screen kicked ass and was worth loading the demo!
Many screens looked like simple intros too me... Really cool
were the waves of new tunes and pixels...
CiH: The tunes ruled especially...
Cyclone: But does it show the scene is far from death?
Marcer: Yes I think so!
CiH: Yea! Atari is ALIVE!
Moondog: Dunno, depends on the amount of recycled stuff...
Cyclone: There were a few pearls, bright and shiny and lots of stuff
that was just dusted off...
CiH: Depends on the amount of interest, the compo could have been
a dud, Evil took a big risk
Marcer: 20+ entries showed up within a couple of months. Some stuff
didn't made it in time and will get released later even!
Moondog: At least we hope so
CiH: Now we need a good Easter party :-)
Cyclone: Well that's another topic, let's end this review before
"someone" notices we skipped the "Flower Man" :)
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