THEMATIC SLIDE SHOW
Some reviews aren't read the right way : oh sure there'll be some slashing
in the next lines, you and I already know that ! I'd rather avoid writing such
reviews but god knows why no one offered to write it... Then again, I'll take
the part of the angry-nasty-evil reviewer :) Yeah well, maybe I like it too :)
Oki now I'm ready (heavy music here getting me even more motivated :) The
Coolest Paradise is a "new" ST crew composed of 4 members, tho only ST Cooper
and Aldn seem to be more or less active. Hey guys, either you kick your fellows
out of the playground or you get them to do things coz that's no crew to me,
more like a single-man organization ! Anyway, your decision...
They have released a first slideshow several months ago (see aliveFOUR) and
now they're back with... another slideshow of course ! Waouh I can't wait to
see it. Should I recall a few things first ? As usual, this is MY opinion and
everyone's entitled to have his own, but here are a few GOOD reasons to code a
* Porn ! Sure slideshows were pretty cool when they presented naked chicks,
c'mon let's be honest ! Hentai stuff is pretty cool too (understand girls
from Manga). Pictures of your sister may be of some interest too :) Just
* Artwork : handmade pictures are also pretty cool when not seen a hundred
times before (who said MJJ ?? :). I love original artwork and would be
happy to see unreleased gfx WITH comments ! How come no one but me has ever
thought of adding comments to a slideshow ???
* Event ? A slideshow could also be a reminder to some event (no, I didn't
mean Lady Di or the World Trade Center collapse !). Slideshows about coding
parties for instance. Then you have to face a great challenge as reducing
pictures size AND number of colors tends to produce shitty stuff (regards
are sent to Satantronic !).
Does this slideshow enter any of the mentioned categories ? Erm NOPE ! This
time it's fully dedicated to cute curly haired country singer Cheryl Crow. I
can already fancy her singing "where the cows have no naaaame" :) I would have
gone for porn but hey -I- didn't make that slideshow ! Maybe I should ask St
Cooper to do so in his next slide ? I'll try to remember to mail him !
Hmm, I want to see her naked next time ! :)
Unfortunately getting this sickshow, oups, slideshow started doesn't come
easily : how many times should I repeat that spreading files over 801Kb sucks ?
At least SPLIT it into smaller archives (hey Grazey did it nicely with UMD).
Here the archive is about 850Kb big ! Then, I wonder why I knew it, of course
it DOESN'T work from harddrive !! To be honest, it runs from harddrive but you
need to open the auto folder first, double click on the auto_sp3.prg first and
then get to the clickdis.prg and launch it. Also you can't quit and get back to
GEM after the show, therefore running it from harddrive will only reduce
Anyway, the review itself will only take several lines : a small intro
starts with a known chiptune (can't put a name on it tho) while a poor SHERYL
purple logo slowly distorts in the middle of the screen, minimal design can be
observed. Well it's not bad at least. Then the show is on : while a short (uh
real short!) 12.5Khz sample is heard, the first picture fades in. As "usual"
this is a flickered picture of really nice quality we are offered with 32,000
colors on screen. It tends to flicker like hell sometimes and will surely kill
your eyes in the end. All piccies are nice and use the Photochrome format. I
even wonder about the prg that loads them as I think it was included with
Photochrome ! Basically my question is : has ST Cooper done more than code the
intro ??? If not, well then I guess I can make my own slideshow too !
Last words : unless they offer nice ideas, I'll keep on saying that slide
shows are BORING ! I clearly see I'm not the only one thinking that but most of
you would rather keep their mouth shut than say what they think ! I don't care
if some people don't like this review, I didn't like that slideshow either :)
Pictures are of great quality but content is worthless, looped msx will drive
you crazy and there's not much more about that. WE WANT PORN ! I meant artwork
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