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[REDUCED RES] RetroChunky
« on: July 30, 2008 »
The people who commented that this challenge was difficult were right.
I tried for a few nights and binned a couple of attempts, I'll stop here for now as I have to dedicate some more time to forum maintanence.

Anyway, here's a start to the challenge, no doubt it will be beaten comprehensively but it was fun :)

Light sourced vectors.
Animated mathematical background texture.
Copperbars.
Sine Scroller.

All on screen at once drawn using 160 X 120 pixels and with only 4 colours on screen.

Code, font : Me.
Music: Rob hubbard.
Tools: PTC Ext (Rbz), Tinysid (stormbringer).

Software rendering :D

Hope you like it a bit!
« Last Edit: September 06, 2009 by Shockwave »
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Re: [REDUCED RES] RetroChunky
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2008 »
Cool this has given me some ideas, a good start to the compo. The music suits the low res theme. Didnt realise the pixels would be so big at 160*120.

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Re: [REDUCED RES] RetroChunky
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2008 »
If you want to use dithering to make a lot of colours 160 X 120 mostly rules it out, the comp allows hi res stuff too though as long as you only use 4 colours :)

Using both criterea well will be very difficult I suspect.  :)
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Re: [REDUCED RES] RetroChunky
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2008 »
Awesome first entry.

Really transport you back to the old days. Look spectrum
stylish somehow. Really good work, Shocky - and so fast!
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Re: [REDUCED RES] RetroChunky
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2008 »
Very nice first entry

This compo will be hard   8)
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Re: [REDUCED RES] RetroChunky
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2008 »
i really like that!

its very stylish and as benny said it does have an old spectrum feel to it.anywho very very nice!
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Re: [REDUCED RES] RetroChunky
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2008 »
Hardcore Pixel Madness  ;D

Good work!

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Re: [REDUCED RES] RetroChunky
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2008 »
:) Thanks for the nice comments!

Great to come back from work and see people like it!
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Re: [REDUCED RES] RetroChunky
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2008 »
Good work Shockie my sort of colours.
 Definitely reminds me of some of the graphics used on the Spectrum

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Re: [REDUCED RES] RetroChunky
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2008 »
Apart from the dreaded spinning cube, this is very good indeed.  Very clear and easy to see.  A lot of dithering fx end up looking like digital soup.

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Re: [REDUCED RES] RetroChunky
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2008 »
I really think you have done a nice jopb working within such restrictions. Great style and interesting colors.
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Re: [REDUCED RES] RetroChunky
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2008 »
Ooh, nice choice of colours, I had to count them to check there were only four ;)
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Re: [REDUCED RES] RetroChunky
« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2008 »
I totally dig the scroller and the cube and a very good choice of colours.
The overlapping rasters tend to produce rather confusing bit-structures, though. Maybe those would work better in a smaller window - or my screen is just too big ;)
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Re: [REDUCED RES] RetroChunky
« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2008 »
very good but it not easy challange!
good luck to everyone who take the challange  :)

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Re: [REDUCED RES] RetroChunky
« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2008 »
Thanks for the nice comments :)

Hopefully I'll get the time to have another go at this before the deadline!
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Re: [REDUCED RES] RetroChunky
« Reply #15 on: August 02, 2008 »
Welldone that man :)
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Re: [REDUCED RES] RetroChunky
« Reply #16 on: August 04, 2008 »
looks cool on my 24" screen :)
old school to the max

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Re: [REDUCED RES] RetroChunky
« Reply #17 on: August 04, 2008 »
looks cool on my 24" screen :)
old school to the max


24", wow that has got to be some *major* blocks going on ;)
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Re: [REDUCED RES] RetroChunky
« Reply #18 on: August 04, 2008 »
Same here.  I just have to stand back a bit :)
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Re: [REDUCED RES] RetroChunky
« Reply #19 on: August 05, 2008 »
I really like this.
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