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2017-06-27 18:38

Registered: Sep 2005
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What is Onefile Demo, what is Graphics...

I recently started to go through a lot of art on here to put on my SD card for enjoyment on real hardware purposes.

Then I came across Industrial Dawn which is just a picture with music. I don't see anything else going on. (That said, it is really nice, both music and pic).

It is entered as One-File Demo, while a lot of pictures with music (could link a whole bunch by Mermaid for example, but also loads others), which are just entered as Graphics.

I guess there is no super easy way to draw a line here. Any thoughts?

IMO, demo would include at least some kind of effect, or a scroller maybe. But then people had a discussion about this when I released my Headache pic in the gfx compo at X'10.
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2017-06-29 20:09

Registered: Feb 2009
Posts: 201
guys, guys...
just introduce tags... you know... to tag releases like:
#koala #doublescreen #horizontal #sprites #music

I solved this for you.
thread can be closed now.
thank you!
2017-06-29 21:15

Registered: Dec 2015
Posts: 65
So that has been settled? Let's carry on...
2017-06-29 21:28

Registered: Jan 2005
Posts: 312
Oh no, no way.

Now we need sprite-graphician, which in turn is split into hires-sprite graphician, multi-color-sprite graphician, overlayed sprite graphician (ie 2x SC sprite or 1x MC + 1x SC), combined overlayed sprite graphician (see before).

Then there's the case of using bitmap or charset in combination with those sprite modes I mentioned before. Basically we'll end up with 128+ different categories, both for graphics and for people doing graphics.

And what about coders? To be fair, there should be 1K coders, 4K coders, 16K coders and 'normal' coders, at least.
2017-06-29 21:46

Registered: Jan 2002
Posts: 323
You people have too much time on your hands.
2017-06-29 21:59

Registered: Dec 2001
Posts: 8473
and wouldnt it be appropriate to tag mermaids stuff with #underthesea ?
2017-06-29 22:06

Registered: Jul 2007
Posts: 352
Speaking of semantics: Are interlaced pictures animations?

Sounx makes a good point ("where the clear intention is the release of graphics"). Documenting the intention of the artist adds more information to the database than if the category can be derived from the artefact itself.

If a program was released in a graphics compo, it's a graphics release, even if it also plays a little melody. If the same program was released in a music compo, it's a music release, even if there's a bouncing goblin on the screen. And if --- gasp! --- it was released on csdb, then the intention of the artist is encoded in the choice of category when uploading.
2017-06-29 22:12

Registered: Sep 2005
Posts: 244
lft: that is an interesting way to look at it. Valid as well IMO.

As far as interlace being animation goes, I don't think so. In interlaced pictures, the way they traditionally are presented, there is no intent to show animation/movement, but to increase the resolution/colour depth.

IMO a char blinking in 2 colours is not animation, or even blinking in many colours. Is the garbled data written into the screen area you get when loading stuff sometimes animation? Not really. Could it be if used with intent and cleverly. Sure. But as I already stated earlier. This discussion kinda came up over my Headache picture.
2017-06-29 22:12

Registered: Sep 2005
Posts: 244
That said, tags would be neat.
2017-06-29 22:43

Registered: Dec 2001
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2017-06-29 23:49
rail slave

Registered: Feb 2016
Posts: 16
couldn't tags be abused though ? well, unless they are public and accountable so people arn't tagging all there pics mermaid,ptoing or whatever :P
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