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Victor Charlie   [2013]

Victor Charlie Released by :
Genesis Project [web]

Release Date :
10 October 2013

Type :
C64 Graphics  (PETSCII)

Released At :
Plain PETSCII Graphics Competition 2013

Achievements :
C64 Graphics Competition at Plain PETSCII Graphics Competition 2013 :  #3

User rating:**********  9.8/10 (90 votes)   See votestatistics
**********  9.8/10 (37 votes) - Public votes only.

Credits :
Graphics .... Mermaid of Genesis Project, Vision

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Submitted by Raistlin on 11 January 2024
Gobsmacked by the awesomeness and detail here - brilliant!
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Submitted by iAN CooG on 31 October 2013
csdb votes won't be taken into account anyway, read compo rules =)
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Submitted by Magic on 31 October 2013
Ok i just casted my vote and this picture went from 9.7 to 9.8 and stands alone on highest place ;) congratz! :D
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Submitted by chancer on 21 October 2013
smashed it :) .. like the copter, but then I would. I drew ikkle vechicles also. the dude on the right reminds me of a character out of op wolf also.
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Submitted by grasstust on 16 October 2013
Again a fantastic picture. I can't seem to get over the pretty, symmetrical line of the lower part of the helmet which I think spoils the "roughness" of the pic a little, but I love the fact that this picture is crowded with nice details. This is one of those eye-opening pictures that wakes me up and says "look what's possible in petscii!"
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Submitted by Taxim on 11 October 2013
O.o Great!
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Submitted by WVL on 10 October 2013
complete mindfuck that the joe has VC in his eyes. Wonderful :)
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Submitted by fenz on 10 October 2013
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Submitted by algorithm on 10 October 2013
What can I say.. but pure brilliance.. The technique used as well as applying dither effects using the rom charset. Clever use of characters to capture small parts of the image in detail.
Also bear in mind that the further limitation is that each 8x8 block can only have 1 color (with the second color shared throughout the whole image - black in this case)

And space usage.. only 1500 bytes semi unpacked. 1000 bytes chardata and 500 bytes nibble packed d800 data. Would probably compress quite a lot further using lz methods.
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Submitted by Count Zero on 10 October 2013

@deekay: read some other yogi-comments - you'll quickly figure that this one is outstanding and far off his usual wording :)
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Submitted by Honesty on 10 October 2013
One of the pictures with exellent
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Submitted by bepp on 10 October 2013
Thanks for workstages! If I only could put one char in that masterpiece... I'd probably put it wrong :-|
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Submitted by Zierliches Püppchen on 10 October 2013
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Submitted by Shine on 10 October 2013
WOW !!! Excellent ... i don't like the theme but i really like the execution. Mermaid rokkz 4 sure! :) 10/10
btw. Very platoonish imho
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Submitted by Viscid on 10 October 2013
Now lay a plasma over it! Nice graphics don't need resolution, i recently really enjoy all the great new pictures on stock colorclashing Hires or PETAscii.
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Submitted by Bitbreaker on 10 October 2013
Seems like X'14 urgently needs an official petscii-compo!
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Submitted by Mermaid on 10 October 2013
Thanks for your kind comments guys!

TheRyk: Tom Hanks? Cool, I like him :) I'll have to rewatch Saving Private Ryan one of these days. I already added Platoon and Full Metal Jacket to my must-watch-again list. He's not really meant to be anyone except random_generic_soldier_from_mermaid's_brain_01, at one point he was some sort of space marine. I left those workstages out of the gifanim because the sci-fi bits might evolve into a new picture one day.
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Submitted by TheRyk on 10 October 2013
Only thing I miss is a pack of Marlboro or Lucky Strike on the helmet as a better target for Charlie as seen in Platoon :D
btw#1, apropos Platoon/Charlie: omg, Charlie Sheen once was a really promising if not even pretty good actor... what has become of him, really sad
btw#2: the guy looks more like Tom Hanks - another detail I love :D

BTT: Another ultra excellent entry, in any respect. What I like most are the colors.

But if everybody had believed "OMG we have a winner"/"Compo killer" etc. comments before, we wouldn't have seen any pics after Gary which would have been a pity. This one as well as your other entry are for sure hot favourites, though. I'm looking forward to at least one more entry by you (I guess that's all I can ask for because a 4th entry would mean you had to label one of the best entries in the competition as "out of").

PS: Thx also for the workstages :)
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Submitted by MacGyver on 10 October 2013
Looks like we have a winner!
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Submitted by finchy on 10 October 2013
Simply stunning. All of a sudden, can't help but think there might be more potential to graphic adventures programmed in BASIC than I ever thought. :)
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Submitted by psych on 10 October 2013
This compo is getting really good!
Mermaid, excellent job. I never thought it is possible to squeeze so much out of the PETSCII.
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Submitted by Dr.j on 10 October 2013
Excellent work . you took the compo one step beyond . love this piccy
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Submitted by Cresh on 10 October 2013
He hates the smell of napalm in the morning.
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Submitted by Oswald on 10 October 2013
mermaid strikes back, and pulls the game another level higher, my current winner, hell, even the theme 80's rambo stuff rulez.
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Submitted by celticdesign on 10 October 2013
i can't believe what's possible with petscii. pure art. supernatural. there are several winners now. good job fellaz!
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Submitted by STF on 10 October 2013
Really impressive ! 10/10 of course !
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Submitted by bepp on 10 October 2013
Oh my! Amazing work, Vanja. This compo is really pushing the limits for PETSCII. And you're definitely a frontrunner =)
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Submitted by Marq on 10 October 2013
The stakes are getting higher on the PETSCII front!
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Submitted by Bob on 10 October 2013
FTW, internal war fare .. who dares wins the Petscii war... ok this one even beats the dog!
this is just outstanding! close call though, I mean both gets a pure 10 from mee.. will the outcome in grades be even 0,0X in diff :)
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Submitted by Tom-Cat on 10 October 2013
12/10 :) WOW
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Submitted by MRC on 10 October 2013
Great pic!
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Submitted by doctorfargo on 10 October 2013
Wow! Nice!
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Submitted by Hate Bush on 10 October 2013
the face! can't even imagine how much talent does it take to express the sorrow and disillusion in an almost fullscreen petscii object.
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Submitted by The Shadow on 9 October 2013
Splendid :)
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Submitted by FATFrost on 9 October 2013
Vietcong pupils.... Haha
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Submitted by FATFrost on 9 October 2013
i have a Sony Ericsson in my pants right now!
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Submitted by Skate on 9 October 2013
winner, yet. :)
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Submitted by hedning on 9 October 2013
This is my favourite compo! Fantastic picture, Mermaid. Get to da choppah!
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Submitted by redcrab on 9 October 2013
More scary than gary. Also perfect! <3
Edit: And the soldiers in the background are just extra amazing!
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Submitted by Stainless Steel on 9 October 2013
Roger that.
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Submitted by DeeKay on 9 October 2013
"one of the better ones"? wtf? This is totally stunning, dude!... Amazing details, just check out the slightly tilted rotor on that chopper or its tail rotor!...
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Submitted by Broti on 9 October 2013
'I caca dao Vee Cee'.. Right in the face. It brings back the flashing of the first Platoon viewing.. DAMN.. Best Vietnam movie ever. And that's the best Nam picture ever
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Submitted by Yogibear on 9 October 2013
One of the better ones!
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