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Flatline   [2013]

Flatline Released by :
Ancients Pledge Inc. [web]

Release Date :
7 January 2013

Type :
C64 Music

Released At :
Crack Intro Music Competition 2013

Achievements :
C64 Music Competition at Crack Intro Music Competition 2013 :  #73

User rating:******____  5.7/10 (19 votes)   See votestatistics
******____  6.4/10 (11 votes) - Public votes only.

Credits :
Music .... NecroPolo of Ancients Pledge Inc., Avatar, Level 64, SIDRIP Alliance

SIDs used in this release :

Download :
http://csdb.dk/getinternalfile.php/112300/Flatline.sid (downloads: 612)
http://csdb.dk/getinternalfile.php/112299/FLATLINE.EXE.PRG (downloads: 114)
http://csdb.dk/getinternalfile.php/112301/FL I1000 P1003.prg (downloads: 95)

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User Comment
Submitted by NecroPolo on 17 January 2013
Thanks for the feedback. I lost my own game as tlr created a 0,5KB tune and he even solved the case better than me IMO. So maybe you're right and it's time to create some aggressive stuff and blow my 8580 off the socket before the deadline :)

@Stinsen: Great to hear that mate. Take a look at my HVSC folder, you may find something that you also like.
User Comment
Submitted by Wisdom on 16 January 2013
What Kristian said. Hope to hear another tune by you in this compo, but without size restriction, Necro. :-)
User Comment
Submitted by Kristian on 15 January 2013
Spend a few bytes and get a little bit more variation, Necro :)
User Comment
Submitted by Stinsen on 12 January 2013
While I didn't like this tune at all it reminded me that I didn't write any feedback for a tune of yours which I really liked (World's Apart). I've listened to it several times since the Flashback compo and I think it's a very nice composition (especially the intro). :)
User Comment
Submitted by Fredrik on 9 January 2013
I like the action feeling about this, would also fit a game :)
User Comment
Submitted by NecroPolo on 8 January 2013
Thanks for the feedback!

On the compo page, SIDwave's comment about size made me think and set me a goal/challenge. There were a few criteria in mind that I wished to fulfil:

- I wanted to make it as small as possible for me, I'm really happy as it's only 1,5KB and the next smallest one in the compo is 1,9 KB by Richard.
- using all 3 channels
- fill exactly 1 minute
- use as few patterns as I could (4)
- should not take than 5 minutes to create (I discarded 2 other worktunes because they crossed that limit)
- should be annoying a little :)

So this experiment was made to be as slim as possible, the main inspiration was Hubbard's 'Do or Die' that was used by Dynamic Duo back in time. I don't know enough about coding to try to create an own, smaller music driver (I'm not speaking about efficiency here, Cadaver's amazing GT/NT drivers are the king) but I think I could go lower using the Heartland game driver code (the bare driver is around 256 bytes or so) that I experimented with some time ago and make the tune in my Final III cart monitor, I guess, but it would have token much more than 5 minutes to make. If there are positive ears, I'm happy :)
User Comment
Submitted by Cargo on 8 January 2013
Simple progressive and matured. Nice!
User Comment
Submitted by spider-j on 8 January 2013
Ah, really like the rock sound \o/ Unfortunately the riff progression is too weak (imho). Sounds like you aimed to much for small size with transpose function.
User Comment
Submitted by CreaMD on 7 January 2013
Actually it is quite good. Sounds like solid intro tune to me!
User Comment
Submitted by NecroPolo on 7 January 2013
5 minutes of work into 1 minute of tunelet and $05CC size, heading for the 'slimmest data' & 'most annoying' awards :)

Composed for 8580 but of course it should also sound nicely fucked up on 6581. Blessings y'all and have a nice compo mates!
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