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2005-07-10 22:09
Radiant

Registered: Sep 2004
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Release id #3310 : Mentallic

There has been some discussion in the release comments about how the "9 sprite trick" in the last part is achieved. Some have said that one of the letters (the 'I') is made using the $3fff (or whatever bank) byte. But wouldn't that be impossible to achieve, due to the requirement of exact timing?

I really haven't played around much with that byte, but I figure it would need to be changed at exactly the right cycle, and then immediately changed back the next - which, unless I'm mistaken, is impossible without utilizing a REU or something.
 
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2005-07-11 17:09
Tch
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Thanx guys...I keep on learning. 8)

But probably I´ll never use this knowledge.
Nice trick though and I really like the demo.
Anyway,Panoramic Designs always had a special place in my heart.
Ahead of their time!!
2005-07-12 06:41
HCL

Registered: Feb 2003
Posts: 698
@Graham: Oh, of course.. And $d021 uses the kitchen door to get into the screen faster, right ;). Hmm, it's obvious that i make some dudes here look kinda stupid, and it's equally clear that you make me look stupid :))). So be it.
2005-07-12 09:45
Graham
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Hehe :)
2005-07-12 13:54
WVL

Registered: Mar 2002
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when it comes to looking stupid, who doesn't when he (or she) is being compared to crossbow? ;-)

btw, I don't think either of you guys look stupid, but I do think HCL shouldn't wear any baseball caps and Graham should try to avoid the Gul-Dukat look a bit more :-)

anyway, so actually the scroller in Krestage can have a mix width of 7 pixels then? (or 9 ofcourse, but that's not totally free)... hmmm.. well, doesnt really matter, most charsets only use 7 pixels anyway.
2005-07-12 15:21
Graham
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No, I tried it yesterday. You only get 6 pixels.
2005-07-13 11:26
HCL

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Hmm, that's really strange. Xbows scroller is also only 6 pixels wide, so probably that's it.
2005-07-14 07:30
WVL

Registered: Mar 2002
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only 6 pixels? I have to try this too :-)
2009-05-13 07:05
Scout

Registered: Dec 2002
Posts: 1562
This demo needs more exposure!
2009-05-13 07:56
WVL

Registered: Mar 2002
Posts: 866
And also, i still didnt try it.
2009-05-13 13:38
Clarence

Registered: Mar 2004
Posts: 106
Now that you brought this thread back to life, I remember
the inspiration to do the lower border 10 sprites dycp in Irrational, came from this discussion.

There you have two arbitrary seven pixels wide patterns, and for the first time in the history (of these kind of 3fff based tricks) the effect uses *non-black* background. :)
Ofcourse I'm not called Xbow, so nobody gives a shit when somebody else does something like that. :D
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