Fair and Square
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Forever C | The Dirty Dozen
C64 Demo Competition at Forever C | The Dirty Dozen : #2
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Submitted by manganoid on 18 April 2021
|Rally cool demo :) Rasta rulez :D
Submitted by Hawk on 4 January 2016
|I now looked for the third to it and an really funny demo !!! Nice!!!
Submitted by DonChaos on 13 August 2013
Submitted by ThunderBlade on 7 April 2013
|The "fastest chessboard effect of its kind" really impressed me! :)
Submitted by Ed on 28 August 2011
|This demo has a special feeling. I really like the intro and some of the character effects.
Submitted by TheRyk on 15 July 2011
It's hip to be square!
Submitted by HCL on 15 July 2011
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"! :-)
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
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.
Submitted by Yogibear on 27 June 2011
|Nice! Liked the chess board part and the heads part at the end the most.
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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