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Squary Demo   [2011]

Squary Demo Released by :
DMAgic [web]

Release Date :
19 March 2011

Type :
C64 Demo

AKA :
Fair and Square

Released At :
Forever C | The Dirty Dozen

Achievements :
C64 Demo Competition at Forever C | The Dirty Dozen :  #2

User rating:********__  7.5/10 (6 votes)   See votestatistics

Credits :
Code .... Jak T Rip of DMAgic, Protovision
  Wotnau of DMAgic
Music .... CreaMD of DMAgic
  Wotnau of DMAgic
Graphics .... Jak T Rip of DMAgic, Protovision
Design .... Jak T Rip of DMAgic, Protovision
  Wotnau of DMAgic
Charset .... Jak T Rip of DMAgic, Protovision
Concept .... Wotnau of DMAgic


SIDs used in this release :
Blood Sweat Tears(/MUSICIANS/C/CreaMD/Blood_Sweat_Tears.sid - c64.org)
Cheers Rob & Ben(/MUSICIANS/C/CreaMD/Cheers_Rob_and_Ben.sid - c64.org)
Clay(/MUSICIANS/C/CreaMD/Clay.sid - c64.org)
CreaMD Goes UK(/MUSICIANS/C/CreaMD/CreaMD_Goes_UK.sid - c64.org)
No More Tears?(/MUSICIANS/W/Wotnau/No_More_Tears.sid - c64.org)
Pat & Mat vs. StarWars(/MUSICIANS/C/CreaMD/Pat_and_Mat_vs_StarWars.sid - c64.org)
Wotnau's Self Test(/MUSICIANS/C/CreaMD/Wotnaus_Self_Test.sid - c64.org)

Download :
http://csdb.dk/getinternalfile.php/98122/dmagic.zip (downloads: 707)

Look for downloads on external sites:
 Pokefinder.org


User Comment
Submitted by DonChaos on 13 August 2013
Nice one !
User Comment
Submitted by Thunderblade on 7 April 2013
The "fastest chessboard effect of its kind" really impressed me! :)
User Comment
Submitted by Ed on 28 August 2011
This demo has a special feeling. I really like the intro and some of the character effects.
User Comment
Submitted by TheRyk on 16 July 2011
Epic!

It's hip to be square!
User Comment
Submitted by HCL on 15 July 2011
Nice one!
User Comment
Submitted by Thunderblade on 15 July 2011
Congratulations mates, I really like this little gem! I was waiting for something like this since the release of "I can't dance"! :-)
User Comment
Submitted by CreaMD on 10 July 2011
I've composed/finished 5 new tunes in a very short time thanx to 1541 Ultimate II which I bought shortly after I agreed to compose the whole soundtrack for the demo. There is actually quite interesting story behind that.

I have contacted Gideon Zweijtzer, author of this ultimate C64 hardware at least twice using his Paypal e-mail. I didn't get reply so I forgot about that. But before the next Forever party, under the pressure I have decided to ask directly on forum. Only then I have learned/fully realized that there is/was a huge waiting list of users who preordered and prepaid the units. So It was quite rude from me to ask one sent exclusively.

Fortunately Neil Kendall, cool guy from UK, offered me a spare piece on the forum and I accepted his offer without hesitation. Paid immediately by paypal and got the package few days later thanx to great Royal Mail services.

I have also ordered a XE1541 cable from guys from Protovision shop (few days before I tried too get 1541U-II) who also sent it very quickly, funny trivia is, that Deutsche Post delivered few days slower. I actually didn't unpack the cable yet and din't test it (although I think it is also awesome, because it helps you to use PC <> 1541 drive transfer under Windows), because I immediately fell in love with 1541U-II.

I recommend 1541 Ultimate to everyone who needs total comfort with data "transfering" from PC to C64 and also for development. "Transfering" in quotes, because you actually don't transfer, share the media (USB key, or micro SD card which use FAT-16 for storage (if I remember right ;). It has REU emulation, multiple selection of cartridges (Final, ACtion Replay, Retro Replay etc.), it supports USB sticks and MicroSD cards (Imagine you can put whole GameBase on one media !!!). It has Stereo Sid Player emulation (not 100% accurate SID emu but it is still totally awesome. Built in Sidplayer is also awesome!!).

Btw. all 3 members of DMAgic have 1541U and it greatly helped us to develop this demo to presentable party version even with the limited ammount of time.

And yes, take this as an unpaid promo and product placement. Gideon totally deserves it: http://www.1541ultimate.net
User Comment
Submitted by Jak T Rip on 10 July 2011
Thanks for the nice comments! (especially the "bunch of squares") And thanks maximo to iAN CooG for uploading this including the extremely well made screenshots!

There are some jokes in here that might not be understandable without additional info -> see production notes.
User Comment
Submitted by Yogibear on 28 June 2011
Nice! Liked the chess board part and the heads part at the end the most.
User Comment
Submitted by Conjuror on 23 June 2011
Nice demo for a bunch of squares ;-) Really enjoyed the multi-layer checkerboard and spinning portraits.
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