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Zeros & Ones   [2011]

Zeros & Ones Release Date :
1 October 2011

Type :
C64 Demo

Zeroes & Ones

User rating:*********_  8.6/10 (20 votes)   See votestatistics

Credits :
Code .... Crossbow of Crest
  HCL of Booze Design
  WHW Design of Cosine, Warriors of the Wasteland
Music .... Biotek of Zymosis
  Conrad of Onslaught, Samar Productions, Viruz
  Drax of Bonzai, Crest, Maniacs of Noise, Vibrants
  Geir Tjelta of Maniacs of Noise, SHAPE
  Gerard Gourley of Sonic Graffiti
  Hermit of Samar Productions, SIDRIP Alliance, Singular
  JCH of Vibrants
  Per Almered of Excellence In Art
  Shogoon of Elysium
  The Syndrom of Crest, The Imperium Arts
  Tim Follin
  Wile Coyote
Graphics .... Wile Coyote
Design .... Wile Coyote

SIDs used in this release :
Euro Wood(/MUSICIANS/D/DRAX/Euro_Wood.sid)
Ghouls 'n' Ghosts(/MUSICIANS/F/Follin_Tim/Ghouls_n_Ghosts.sid)
Guitar Test(/MUSICIANS/C/Crowley_Owen/Worktunes/Guitar_Test.sid)
In the Night(/MUSICIANS/T/The_Syndrom/In_the_Night.sid)
Mona Lisa(/DEMOS/M-R/Mona_Lisa.sid)
Outsider Seek Safety sfx(/MUSICIANS/B/Blues_Muz/Nordboe_Kjell/Outsider_Seek_Safety_sfx.sid)
Resolution (extended version)(/MUSICIANS/D/DRAX/Resolution_extended_version.sid)
Terminator Title(/MUSICIANS/S/Sonic_Graffiti/Gourley_Gerard/Terminator_Title.sid)
The Best Tune I Ever Did(/MUSICIANS/M/Merken_Vincent/Best_Tune_I_Ever_Did.sid)
Voyage Voyage(/MUSICIANS/H/Hermit/Voyage_Voyage.sid)
Zone of Darkness(/MUSICIANS/S/Shogoon/Zone_of_Darkness.sid)

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User Comment
Submitted by Wile Coyote on 4 August 2023
@PAL The Turn Disk part was inspired by the 1990's TV series Twin Peaks ^_^
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Submitted by Wile Coyote on 2 January 2022
To the anonymous 6/10 voter, you are a coward ;P
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Submitted by Sith on 7 April 2014
Basically a slideshow but when Crossbow, HCL and WEC get together you expect something good. I had to flip the disk with practically every part but when the turn disk pic looks so good, I don't mind at all. :p
I also loved the 'Shootout' and 'Living Dead' pics. And remember, it is not over until the fat lady sings ...cough... lands. ;)
User Comment
Submitted by Sledge on 13 February 2012
How can I have missed this release? Awesome work! :)
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Submitted by PAL on 11 October 2011
what a beautiful demo it is... different and all nice... Lots of cool graphics designs and music and code... Gotta love that. The turn disk and monalisa are my favs in here...
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Submitted by enthusi on 11 October 2011
Hm tough one. I like the individual parts alot but the presentation really isnt my cup of tea... Some sort of please-dont-watch me slideshow with top notch design/code. I thought people suddenly started to hate all press-space-bar demos and are all hype for trackmos. So what's that? I'd welcome change, however. So its a very clean, stylish prod but not that good for a demo (extremely non-objective impression).
Releasing old stuff in such a manner is awesome anyway! ;-)
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Submitted by HCL on 10 October 2011
@Paul Bearer: :D
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Submitted by Paul Bearer on 9 October 2011
It seems that whatever I do, I have to turn the disk for every single part... but that's about the only negative thing I can say about this production.
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Submitted by Wile Coyote on 8 October 2011
@MagerValp: The idea did cross my mind to have it so that once a part had been selected it cannot be selected again until the demo was re booted. Maybe the idea could have been taken further so that the demo automatically saved its progress, thus allowing the demo to continue where it left off. I think the demo works best the way it is :D
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Submitted by Yogibear on 7 October 2011
It's amazing what you can achieve with just zeros & ones! :) Like it very much!
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Submitted by MagerValp on 5 October 2011
Haha, no, I didn't expect session tracking, I just meant that I thought I'd found everywhere to click (and apparently I had).
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Submitted by HCL on 5 October 2011
@MagerValp: WTF? single session? What do you expect? We're not tracking our users and saving stuff about their grandparents on 5'25 disk (i told you there's 0 blocks free). This is a demo, not facebook.

Yes, you have to find all parts during a single session.
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Submitted by MagerValp on 5 October 2011
Ah, you have to find everything in a single session? I've been doing it across three.
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Submitted by HCL on 5 October 2011
You know when you have reached the end, because that part says "the end".. If you haven't see that, just keep on looking :).

If you have found some of the hidden features, then please post a "hidden parts" comment, noone seems to have found anything yet :D.
User Comment
Submitted by MagerValp on 5 October 2011
I'm hoping for a walkthrough... I *think* I've found everything, but I don't want to miss a single byte of this excellent production.
User Comment
Submitted by Wile Coyote on 4 October 2011
It feels great to read the positive feedback here on CSDb. We were never too sure how users would adapt to the interface without the aid of instructions. So far there have only been 2 reports of people struggling. I guess that’s a good sign.

I assumed the purpose of the High Voltage SID Collection was to gather every known SID. If Biotek released a Sid called Tic-Toc then it makes sense for it to be in HVSC. I for one am glad it was once a part of HVSC.
User Comment
Submitted by Steppe on 3 October 2011
> ahah those 2 beep-boop? I just thought it was sfx like the tv noise. ok case closed. Doesn't qualify to become a sid file in hvsc btw.

This tune was in HVSC before, but was removed when we actually bothered to listen for more than 10 seconds and decided it doesn't really qualify.
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Submitted by Skate on 3 October 2011
i really enjoyed this one. somehow the menu reminded me something between "ice cream castle" demo and "north and south" game menu screen. :) there are plenty of smart border effects etc. but this demo certainly is not about hardcore demo coding but the style we missed for many years. still, a coder pron demo from HCL+Crossbow team-up wouldn't hurt. ;)
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Submitted by Conrad on 3 October 2011
@WEC, I guess I do bash myself too much over things like this. :) As most of us improve our skills year by year, I tend to start disliking some of my older work... but that's just me. Nevertheless, I'm glad you like the tune.
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Submitted by Stone on 2 October 2011
Sweet! Neat design with a great oldschool feel and some not-so-obvious coding goodies. :)
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Submitted by Wile Coyote on 2 October 2011
@Conrad: ‘a lame 2006 test tune’
I think you are being too harsh on yourself. ‘Guitar Test’ sounds absolutely brilliant. You’ve managed to capture the sound guitar using .Sid, which is quite a rare thing. The tune was ideal to act as a mini interlude to work between other tunes, as if being played on the radio.
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Submitted by Conrad on 2 October 2011
This is, by far, an excellent presentation/demo including really good coding, graphics, design and music all in one. I especially love the design of the Flip Disk part. I always liked that bird-signing/ambient tune from JCH and it took me by surprise that it would actually be used in something productive! Excellent!

Sadly though, I'm very disappointed with your choice of a tune I made... I was hoping that you would use a somewhat nicer/complete tune rather than a lame 2006 test tune that only last 7-8 seconds. :P Sorry WEC, I understand you put a huge lot of effort in organising this, but I cringed when that was playing during a calm menu screen after Syndrom's tune ended.

Other than that... excellent work! Love every bit of it! (Well, almost ;)) I would love to see more professional artwork and design like this in future.
User Comment
Submitted by FATFrost on 1 October 2011
Hmmm.. Is it possible to exit with only one joystick? Or via Action Replay monitor?
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Submitted by Hermit on 1 October 2011
That 'flip the disk' part is very stunning! Birds, waterfall, forest, dawn. All comes through well :)
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Submitted by iAN CooG on 1 October 2011
ahah those 2 beep-boop? I just thought it was sfx like the tv noise. ok case closed. Doesn't qualify to become a sid file in hvsc btw.
User Comment
Submitted by HCL on 1 October 2011
Biotek did the audio that is playing during the white screen. I don't judge the musical skills behind it, but if he did it he should be credited. HVSC or not is another question.
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Submitted by iAN CooG on 1 October 2011
The note just credits him but for what? The sidlist I added is complete, the only 2 sids not in HVSC are in the Trivia comment, there seems nothing else to justify his credit. Can you point me which is exactly his tune? or just mail it to hvsc@c64.org to save some time? thanks
User Comment
Submitted by HCL on 1 October 2011
@iAN CooG: Added credit to Biotek again. It's all in the note-part, make sure to find it (and read it).

I optimized away most of the player though, so you woun't find a normal .sid there, but it's exactly the same audio.
User Comment
Submitted by Wile Coyote on 1 October 2011
One for the small screen, not the big screen
Emulators fail to display the parts feat. interlaced
Best viewed using C64 hardware :)
User Comment
Submitted by Raffox|HF on 1 October 2011
Nice stuff!
Three pictures I really like: inside/outside of bar and the flip disk one. That one in particular is really kick ass in its simplicity.
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Submitted by iAN CooG on 1 October 2011
actually you have to press space to exit the intro and enter the bar (or fire in port 1) while the cursor is moved with joy in port 2.
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Submitted by The Syndrom on 1 October 2011
thanks, joy was't working at the first try... ;-)
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Submitted by Yazoo on 1 October 2011
@syndrom: yep, you missed something :) move around with your joy-dick, and find the parts somewhere in the bar-picture
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Submitted by The Syndrom on 1 October 2011
am I missing something ? doesn't this run properly in vice ? it always seems to stop at the bar picture... ?
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Submitted by iAN CooG on 1 October 2011
very nice indeed
The unknown girl with C= t-shirt is jESSIKA of course.

why is Biotek credited here for music? which exactly is his tune? I can't find any.
Removed until some valid explanation is given.
User Comment
Submitted by Iapetus/Algarbi/Wood on 1 October 2011
Very very nice surprise.
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Submitted by encore on 1 October 2011
It was exciting to load 0&1 onto my real c64, not knowing what to expect, and to discover the different parts. I was especially impressed with how the intro/menu/turn disk/loader was put together and I enjoy how subtle details have been designed, especially audio-wise.
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Submitted by Almighty God on 1 October 2011
Beautyfull, great design...
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Submitted by Joe on 1 October 2011
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Submitted by Cresh on 1 October 2011
And nice dir design!
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Submitted by Soren on 1 October 2011
A lovely piece of art. I love all the details and seems like quite a bit of work has been put into this. Thumbs up! :-)
User Comment
Submitted by Yazoo on 1 October 2011
there's some really nice graphics in there. perfect morning-surprise.

edit: btw, the title (zeros and ones) and the fact its in the "demo-category" + code by xbow'n hcl was letting me hope for more codepron. but as a well-coded graphics-collection its superb. it has a top-design.
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