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Scrollwars   [2013]

Scrollwars Released by :
Fairlight [web], Offence [web], Prosonix

Release Date :
3 August 2013

Type :
C64 Demo

Released At :
BFP 2013

Achievements :
C64 Demo Competition at BFP 2013 :  #2

User rating:*********_  9.2/10 (77 votes)   See votestatistics
**********  9.5/10 (27 votes) - Public votes only.

Credits :
Code .... Bjørn Røstøen of Offence, Panoramic Designs
  Killsquad of Accept, Offence
  Pantaloon of Fairlight, Offence
  Perplex of Offence
  Stein Pedersen of Offence, Panoramic Designs, Prosonix
  Zaphod of Antimon, Offence
Music .... Groms of Offence
  OMP of Offence, Panoramic Designs, Prosonix
  Scarzix of Offence
  Stein Pedersen of Offence, Panoramic Designs, Prosonix
  Wiklund of Fairlight, Retroguru
Graphics .... Pal of F*A*I*C, Fairlight, Offence
Design .... Pal of F*A*I*C, Fairlight, Offence
Storyboard .... Pal of F*A*I*C, Fairlight, Offence
  Scarzix of Offence
Text .... Lemming of HiRMU, Nostalgia, Offence, Orange
  Pal of F*A*I*C, Fairlight, Offence
Charset .... Pal of F*A*I*C, Fairlight, Offence
  Stein Pedersen of Offence, Panoramic Designs, Prosonix
Linking .... Pantaloon of Fairlight, Offence
Concept .... Pal of F*A*I*C, Fairlight, Offence

SIDs used in this release :
Back 2 Basic(/MUSICIANS/S/Scarzix/Back_2_Basic.sid)
No Xrch(/MUSICIANS/G/Groms/No_Xrch.sid)
Scrollwars - Intro(/MUSICIANS/W/Wiklund/Scrollwars-Intro.sid)
Starhiker (Scrollwars edition)(/MUSICIANS/S/Scarzix/Starhiker_Scrollwars_edition.sid)

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User Comment
Submitted by Frantic on 1 September 2020
Coming back to this one every now and then. Watching this at the compo screen was just great.
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Submitted by PAL on 8 November 2014
BOB - you know what it is still one of my fav. demos also... I really like the phase in this demo it is always something new... your demo from this party too... I actually think these two demos are among the very best ever created on the c64 and that you also think so meen so much to me personally. Thanx and also let me just say that demos will come and there will be better ones than the ones released so far on the c64!
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Submitted by Bob on 18 May 2014
This is still my fav. Offence demo ;)
Love U!
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Submitted by zaphod on 7 December 2013
Excellent stuff guys!

I'm amused! I'm inspired! I'm also deeply impressed! And... blown away to see how your skills, creativity and playfullness all come together in this and other Offence productions.
It's so polished! It's so stylish! It's so cool and so perfectly executed! Almost like watching a good movie. I remember the old days, you were excellent then and you certainly haven't lost the touch
of producing original and inspiring demos... twenty years later!

Great work!
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Submitted by theWizard on 5 December 2013
just loaded this again on my 64 brillaint! (again).
still should of got chuck 2 in the end credits woulda been fantastic that tune on the end scene.

or the tune at the end credits one of our phenomena demo's on the amiga with the bouncing heads.
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Submitted by mstram on 4 December 2013
Is anyone running this on Vice ?

I'm trying to run it with Vice 2.2 on Win XP, all I get is a reddish brown screen.

The machine code monitor shows the program just looping at :

(C:$58c3) d 58c3
.C:58c3 4C C3 58 JMP $58C3
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Submitted by theWizard on 2 December 2013
sod codeing that... nice work well done lads.

and pal nice grafix matey , Groms, Ole Marius Pettersen, Scarzix, Stein Pedersen, Wiklund nice music lads.

all very well done.

shoulda been a chuck rock 2 ending music though lol
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Submitted by Norvax on 2 November 2013
A beautiful demo. The flow, the fluidity, makes you watch it without a blink. Impressive gfx, music and effects. Respect
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Submitted by 6R6 on 11 October 2013
Yes, great Offence demo! My kids commented on the bar/puking guy part. "dad, is that blood"?
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Submitted by BHF on 10 October 2013
A very good demo, great in all aspects. Considering the short timespan it was made in, no other words than RESPECT fits in! Great design, code and the music is top notch.
Pal is a maniac ! Dont know how you manage to draw so much superb grapics all the time!! :D

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Submitted by Sith on 4 October 2013
Nice gfx, pics and some cool effects. The Terminator intro put a smile on my face, kinda hoped the first few things would be more about that film. The toroid and flip disk side floppy stand out for me.
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Submitted by Shine on 6 September 2013
I really LOVE the "Circle-Twister" :) WOW !!!
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Submitted by Ben on 19 August 2013
Inspiring demo. The torus and second turn disk parts are awesome.
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Submitted by NecroPolo on 13 August 2013
That is bloody awesome in all aspects.
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Submitted by Yazoo on 13 August 2013
win! ;-)
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Submitted by PAL on 13 August 2013
X2014 - Censor - this time we will come prepared - as the rest of the scene will too... this time we have time for life alongside, not make a demo in two months plus... what will you do when the real true and not one third Offence-o-mania runs wild on you?
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Submitted by Jazzcat on 13 August 2013
Well, about time I made some comment here.

I have discussed this and the new Wonderland demo with several people and together with my impression my view on Scrollwars is that it is the superior of the two demos.

The main reason is the design. Second reason is the music. These two reasons make it the better demo, whereas the code is high quality and is about even with the Censor demo.

That aside, this is all personal views and maybe in some time, my opinions will change a bit and I will like the Censor demo more than Scrollwars.

Great battle guys! Thumbs up for the entertainment! Keep the spirit alive!
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Submitted by PAL on 12 August 2013
<3 right back at you, PIXEL MASTER and my pixel hero, wish I was as great as you!
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Submitted by Archmage on 12 August 2013
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Submitted by PAL on 10 August 2013
For X2014 I have had a dream, the dream was to really make the best demo I could ever give my effort into! So maybe we will make a demo for X2014 or several demos or maybe no demo at all...only time will show. This demo, Scrollwars, is to me a fantastic demo and show that with determination and will one can do perhaps a great thing in even a small time frame. It is for me not about holding the best demo, it is not about creating the most to sell to all, pleaser or cool design that one know that everyone is so fond of. It is about friendship, like using so much time to create a proper greeting to new members and "foes"...it is about humans, members of the scene, for me that is the most important thing and I really hope you all feel that in our demo and get inspired by it.

Thanx to all that contributed on Scrollwars, I am very proud and greatful for your efforts! Massive thanx to Kristian for the wonderful cellphone filmer break idea!

Thanx to BOB of Censor for challenging us, thanx to the whole of Censor for creating such a fantastic demo as they did!

And by the way, I think we should have won! tjihi!
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Submitted by Axis/Oxyron on 10 August 2013
Yeah, you guys made that thrilla in Helsingborg exiting until the last minute.

Perhaps this demo is not as massive as Trick and Treat. But I still enjoy watching it. It feels as if you increased the pace compared to your older productions.

And that turn disk part looks absolutely fab. I guess its "animated" but with quality and style.

So, lets head to the next thrilla in Someren. I heard some rumours there will be a third competitor for it. ;o)
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Submitted by Jak T Rip on 9 August 2013
Two 3 siders in one compo!??!

This one really looks fresh, I loved the fantastic logo screens with the colour bars in the back the most, and you really caught me here: just a couple days before I watched this I wondered if drawing different sized balls could be a fast way of generating gfx and then I see those wonderful turn disk parts from here... are they just anims or how did you do them? They look ultrasmooth and I just love them.
User Comment
Submitted by Perplex on 8 August 2013
Quoting Jailbird

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Submitted by Clarence on 7 August 2013
What a nicely balanced demo, among your best to me since your comeback. It took me 20 minutes to flip the disk at the end of side 2, the music is too good to interrupt it. :)
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Submitted by jailbird on 7 August 2013
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Submitted by Response on 7 August 2013
W o W !

What a perfect show!
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Submitted by redback on 7 August 2013
Amazing demo: code, graphics and SID are just spot-on. Even though I attended X2012, this is a far better release than "Trick and Treat".
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Submitted by Mathman on 6 August 2013
This was the #1 for me :) Cool style and nice music.
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Submitted by N3XU5 on 6 August 2013
stunning show, nice story and very well designed! luv it! unbelievable .. hey pal, do you do anything else beside pixeling in your free time? ;) ... great gfx m8
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Submitted by Smash on 6 August 2013
I allways enjoy PAL's pixelin', especially the sweet flying dove.
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Submitted by Yogibear on 6 August 2013
Top notch demo! I especially liked the "ring" effect, bird animation and end music!
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Submitted by wysiwtf on 6 August 2013
censor may have the better code but i dont care. this is my personal #1 from BFP because i simply DIG the style. also the music was a bit better than the one in wonderland...
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Submitted by Zierliches Püppchen on 5 August 2013
I am still impressed, its a real nice production. Great composed. Thumbs up! The twisted Scrolls at the end ... just wow! <3 The Terminator Style Scroll is also quite interesting at the Details, brilliant. My new No. #1 Demo 2013.
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Submitted by ne7 on 5 August 2013
lovely stuff! some lovely music in there too as well as all the yummy gfx/code work :D ace!
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Submitted by Scarzix on 5 August 2013
yeah, I guess you are right. I am just rather new to this site and find it rather strange that people behaves like this. But... hehe... I kinda forgot what I am part of now... the scene... not always logical behaviours.
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Submitted by Perplex on 5 August 2013
You can never please everybody. Wonderland XII also got four votes of 7, which I would really like to see the reasoning behind. Not to mention two votes of 6 for Coma Light 13, and ditto for Edge of Disgrace. All of these votes are anonymous. Since most if not all of the top rated productions got them, I guess they don't count all that much towards the rank in the top lists in the end.

It would as you say be helpful to get some real feedback with such votes, but the best way I think is to just forget the votes altogether and read the comments from those who care enough to leave one, be it positive or negative - and if the latter, hopefully constructive in some way.

Speaking of which - thanks a lot to all of you who did or are going to leave a comment. It is really appreciated!
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Submitted by TheRyk on 5 August 2013
gotta live with that, 6 without any explanation ain't fair at all, but still not serious downvoting. as soon as you even start discussing that kinda crap, be sure to make "f(r)iends" with some real downvoters (not always anonymous) ^^ shitting you 1s in each releae, but I agree the public bar (great approach) should be enough, at least it helps you know your enemies (just kidding, the whole vote stuff in the end is just some kind of joke, preventing you from more productive matters such as coding/pixeling/composing, so don't take it too seriously)
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Submitted by Scarzix on 5 August 2013
I wish I knew why people can vote anonymously? I dont mind that people dont like our production, but I would have loved to get some feedback from the ONE PERSON who decided to vote 6 for our demo as it sure does make the statistics jump a little, doesnt it?

If I count the votes without that single vote, its 9.7 in total...
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Submitted by Stone on 5 August 2013
@Stinsen: Thanks so much :) Most of my tunes are short, I guess. I seem to get stuck in my own loops, never to get any further. Ole must help me out...
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Submitted by psych on 5 August 2013
Awesome design!
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Submitted by goto80 on 5 August 2013
norwegians do it better
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Submitted by Frantic on 5 August 2013
Love it! :)
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Submitted by Stinsen on 5 August 2013
Awesomeness in all disciplines! I especially liked Stein's (way too short) tune for the 'Bubbles' part, my personal BFP compo highlight. :)
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Submitted by Bob on 5 August 2013
and 2 month work ??
speechless, what a fantastic demo!! And the red thread through out the demo (literarely) and all that graphics ???

how do you do such a great demo in such a short time??? I need to learn that technique the golden rule of best effect for time spent on a demo part..

and thanx for a fantastic Thrilla you guys are fucking awesome, that made this happen with such a short notice and yet the race decided at the very last minute who will take the thrilla in Helsingborg

thanx thanx & thanx for you dedication & nice Bob picture ;) thanx for a stunning demo..
thanx for putting up with such a competetive fight!!

Thank You!!!

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Submitted by Firehawk on 5 August 2013
Yet again, the Offence/Fairlight/Prosonix team delivers. The demo was a joy to watch, graphics, code and music is stunning. In particular the twisting torus stands out. Great work.
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Submitted by Oswald on 5 August 2013
better design than in wonderland, but not as many ass kicker parts, still i feel my ass handed to me, esp. the twisting torus was cool, and the opening fullscreen 2 xor-ed scrollr (will have to peek how you did that!!:).
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Submitted by Skate on 5 August 2013
I was really bored watching Trick and Treat's looooooooooooooong scrolling parts. But this time, scrolling parts were much more fun to watch. I really enjoyed this one dudes. Cheers.
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Submitted by HCL on 4 August 2013
This demo is extremely well designed in my eyes, has a constant good mood in the music that fits to what is going on on the screen. A few jawdroping effects, perhaps too few for a coder like me, but still top notch!! + what Sixx said.
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Submitted by Sixx on 4 August 2013
The best FLT + Offence demo, i don't agree with Groepaz about the pace, i think it's bloody perfect. Humour, great code and fantastic art and music. My second favorite demo, not only from the compo but overall. 10/10.
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Submitted by Tao on 4 August 2013
Really nice demo, but don't you think it feels a bit too well-polished? :P
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Submitted by Dr.j on 4 August 2013
Kicking ass demo! . i liked the story of the demo , and everything is great
in every aspect . most enjoyable demo for sure and good to see Scarzix back after so many years. great job guyz
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Submitted by Yazoo on 4 August 2013
@Didi - there is wiklund who is not an offence member :)

this is a really nice demo - and i had a great time watching it on the big screen. i am happy that both our groups did not just talk about the thrilla in helsingborg - but also have delivered.

it was great meeting and talking to you guys, and hope you are ready for another showdown somewhere else :-)
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Submitted by Didi on 4 August 2013
From the credits listed this could also have been labeled as a pure Offence release. ;) But the co-op has tradition.
Expecting lawsuit from Apple for using the logo coming soon.
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Submitted by CreaMD on 4 August 2013
I totally dig the music. Also love the beautifuly designed screens and transitions. Excellent demo.
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Submitted by Sander on 4 August 2013
Fantastic work! Hats off.
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Submitted by Dr.Science on 4 August 2013
I want more "insert next disc"!!! Great stuff! Just fantastic! And lovely puking guy ;-)
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Submitted by Pex Mahoney Tufvesson on 4 August 2013
Welcome to the club of "demo makers using real names"! :-D Fantastic demo, guys - beautiful, humorous, with loads of great music - you make me feel alive and kicking! Oh and I just love that circular twister, Weltklasse!
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Submitted by Magic on 4 August 2013
This is absolutely a great demo. Respect for this work! However imho to make an EoD killer demo the 'WOW' code/routines should dominate the demo and the gfx/design should absolutely be top notch to support the code and routines. There is just to much gfx and to less routines in an Offence demo. (but damn! what a great gfx there are) Anyway try to find the balance for X2014 :-)
Keep me coming!
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Submitted by ALIEN on 4 August 2013
Thanks for keeping it alive guys!
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Submitted by G-Fellow on 4 August 2013
I totally did enjoy Scrollwars! The demo has touched me emotionally in a positive and sometimes sad way. The music and messages are great.
I love harmonic music aswell as electro-cyberpunk stuff like in our Cyberpunk music-collection(This TheRyk, is why I can not only stick to Industrial Cyberpunk Music).
The graphic are great, too. About the coding effects, I really did enjoy them and I guess they damn hard to do.
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Submitted by grasstust on 4 August 2013
I absolutely love this demo. I think you Offence guys got it just right - and I'm going to spell this out: THE LENGTH IS PERFECT. Fantastic graphics, Pål you just outdid yourself - it's massive! Code is very fresh, music superb. Imo this demo also has that magic touch, a commercial appeal that few demos have: it can be shown outside the scene. To put it short - your mother would like it! Congratz to everyone involved, what a great contribution to the scene!
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Submitted by TheRyk on 4 August 2013
Beautiful, especially the music, cute and funny gfx and decently coded effects.

Really hard to judge which of the main showdown rivals did better, I think both Censor and you guys deserve a 10, considering the summer heat :)
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Submitted by chatGPZ on 4 August 2013
my favourite from the compo, some great ideas and execution - combined with awesome graphics and tunes. if only the pace would be a bit faster....
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Submitted by celticdesign on 4 August 2013
Excellent stuff... Flow and music feels better as from your opponent...
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Submitted by encore on 4 August 2013
Some really nice parts in this one (especially the blinking donut) and I have a soft spot for Prosonix music. Very nice Terminator-intro, got me really excited.
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Submitted by Devistator on 4 August 2013
Nice design and routines and cracking music.
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Submitted by Slator on 4 August 2013
wow, what a blast. superb code, awesome gfx and the finest musics. really a true kick ass demo. I know what you guys did for the last 2 months. Really enjoyed the show, will have to check the demo again. THANKS
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Submitted by FATFrost on 4 August 2013
Pal, serious you did ALL the gfx by yourself!!! Wow!!! I can see why you were so busy.... Awesome demo, competition brings great things!
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Submitted by hedning on 4 August 2013
Great work, guys! Sweet effects, and the music is truly brilliant! PAL: You are insane (in a good way)! :)
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Submitted by Fungus on 4 August 2013
Quite enjoyable.
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