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BinaryRage109232dThis was… a beautiful story… 😭
Nanos14366232dCan we see the demo ?
asgs11232231dI can't imagine coding a graphics app let alone doing it in Assembly 🙏
@Ubbe It was all BBS's back then.
There was some early networking between them (Fidonet), but really, for the most part, "distribution" was basically "okay, I uploaded the file to BBS X, now you couriers download it and start spreading it to other BBS's, and then other couriers will distribute from there, and so on". Couriers being just kids with a lot of free time on their hands (usually "paid" in download credits that allowed them to leech files from BBS's).
So, if the BBS you uploaded to went down, or was very busy, or the couriers had extra homework, or probably 50 other things that could go wrong, you'd find your demo either spreading very slowly, or possibly not at all. I'm not sure what the deal was in this case, but for whatever reason it didn't spread like it was supposed to.
@Nanos Actually, yes! https://youtube.com/watch/... ... there's a guy that takes videos of old demos and puts them up, so he's got a lot you can look at besides this. The effect I was referring to is on the final page of the demo. The unfortunate part is that the quality isn't great, and I suspect he may have been running it on a PAL C64, but it was written for NTSC, so I can see some timing issues (either that or there were flaws I don't remember - which is entirely possible almost 40 years later!)
@asgs If it's any consolation, it's been so long since I did it that I can barely believe I did it and I doubt I could now (at least not without A LOT of time for re-learning). A couple of years ago, I actually found some of the code for some other stuff I did back then and I couldn't make heads or tails of it, and that's despite having done straight Assembly for like 4-5 years in the 80's. It's amazing how fast you lose skills if you don't use them.
Nanos14366231d@asgs I remember one of the first routines I coded in assembler for graphics was drawing a straight line !
Later 3D graphics was difficult, especially as I never solved a particular graphics issue, which I later found out, others avoided doing in their games ! ( Elite for example, only has convex 3D objects, no concave ones . )
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