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Crystal Gazer   [2018]

Crystal Gazer Released by :

Release Date :
3 November 2018

Type :
C64 One-File Demo

Released At :

Achievements :
C64 Demo Competition at X'2018 :  #13

User rating:*********_  9.3/10 (36 votes)   See votestatistics
**********  9.6/10 (12 votes) - Public votes only.

Credits :
Code .... Clarence of Chorus
Music .... 6R6 of Nostalgia, SHAPE
Graphics .... Poison of Singular

SIDs used in this release :
Crystal Gazer (tune 1)(/MUSICIANS/B/Blues_Muz/Gallefoss_Glenn/Crystal_Gazer_tune_1.sid)
Crystal Gazer (tune 2)(/MUSICIANS/B/Blues_Muz/Gallefoss_Glenn/Crystal_Gazer_tune_2.sid)

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User Comment
Submitted by Raistlin on 4 June 2019
Love this demo.

I had to comment on this as I just spotted this cunning bit of foreshadowing/clues from Sparta:-

Submitted by Sparta [PM] on 29 November 2018
Truly amazing and innovative. Wonder if this record will be ever beaten.

OMG Got Balls!
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Submitted by PAL on 14 January 2019
them dots... hmm... wow
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Submitted by Jak T Rip on 27 December 2018
Chorus strikes again with good old traditional world record beating... !
But with the main part aside: the intro is really stunning as well. Wobbly mega fluent border scroll? Yepp, out of this world. Crossbow? Your turn.
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Submitted by Sparta on 29 November 2018
Truly amazing and innovative. Wonder if this record will be ever beaten.
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Submitted by Yogibear on 16 November 2018
Ah yeah! Thanks Clarence! :)
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Submitted by Shine on 15 November 2018
Another proof for Clarence's...
Out_Of_This_World_Quality!!! <3
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Submitted by Clarence on 15 November 2018
The Last Hero
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Submitted by Yogibear on 15 November 2018
Agree with Sander! What is the name of the original? Forgot it.
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Submitted by Sander on 8 November 2018
Great :) Also wanted to point at the intro music - GRG thanks for doing this one! One of my fave tunes ever, great cover <3 <3
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Submitted by Skate on 8 November 2018
I examined it a little bit. Just one word. "Cleverence" :)

Lately many records are broken using sprites. You don't need to worry about clearing the screen either. Win win! :D
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Submitted by Cruzer on 8 November 2018
Some of the dots move in hires? What the actual fuck is going on here?
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Submitted by Clarence on 7 November 2018
@Bob, I think I see where you're getting at, but I don't think you guys needed my assistance. :)

@Axis, thx for that 'trait'. :) You're hawk eyed, majority of the dots move hires, but not all.
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Submitted by Axis/Oxyron on 7 November 2018
Damn, You are indeed crazy Mr. Clarence.

Am I blind, or are the multicolor dots moving in hires resolution?
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Submitted by Bob on 6 November 2018
WTH is going in there ? the plots are crystal clear, no other plots where so clean and clear like these ones.. and the .... just wow.. amazing.. perhaps you could have released this part in a big demo prod and then it would even be in a bigger context and perhaps even fit a story etc .. for example no names ... like death star which eliminating records they once where... ehm ehm 8)=)
Awesome work Clarence allways.
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Submitted by Clarence on 6 November 2018
Thanks guys.

@HCL: we were trying to compete for the special onefiler award, in that regard we got 2nd place if I'm not mistaken.
I'm proud, respectable coders like Cruzer, you and many others appreciate the achievement in this demo.

@Digger: it's intentional, I thought it looks unusual & not bad. It's a dense x-expansion sprite splitter, 16 times alternating between expanded/unexpanded state per line, with combing so it looks shredded.

@ZeSmasher: it is fully visible, at least on my monitor. :)
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Submitted by Raistlin on 5 November 2018
Wow! And yeah, I agree with HCL... CSDB should have ranks for both “total demo” and “technical prowess”. Because this demo deserved a much much better ranking.

Brilliant work Clarence!
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Submitted by Digger on 5 November 2018
@Clarence: Besides the jaw dropping record breaking I am also interested in the shredded logo on borders effect :) Was shredding like that intentional? Or is it due to VICE not emulating HW correctly? It looked the same while beamed AFAIR
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Submitted by NecroPolo on 5 November 2018
Hells bells... :O

I have dropped even my spare jaws!

That's smashing. C'grats!
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Submitted by JackAsser on 4 November 2018
Totally mindboggling
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Submitted by Oswald on 4 November 2018
what everyone said, super super cool technical idea and flawless execution, pixel perfect down to the bone from goold ol' master Clarence. ;)
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Submitted by HCL on 4 November 2018
Total jawdropper!! I wish demos like this would be rated higher by the crowd.. #13 in the compo for a record-squash like this.. it's a shame. Yeah yeah, sorry, i shouldn't bring up such discussions again..

I love it, totally love it, that's all i can say.
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Submitted by Smasher on 4 November 2018
My fav demo at the party. if it was just for me this one would have won! great record and.. how high do those logos go in the intro? :)
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Submitted by Joe on 4 November 2018
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Submitted by Peacemaker on 4 November 2018
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Submitted by Heaven on 4 November 2018
Yeah... dot ball for the masses and in new quality!

Magyar coding excellence :)
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Submitted by Brush on 4 November 2018
Clarence, Clarence... you’ve made me think through my whole summer vacation with your bitmap scrollers and now this? My brain hurts alredy. Impresive, impresive code!
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Submitted by Cruzer on 4 November 2018
Holy brown underwear! That dotball is impossible! The intro is nice too.
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Submitted by Motion on 4 November 2018
The CHORUS is always the best part! ; )
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Submitted by Golara on 4 November 2018
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Submitted by Jammer on 4 November 2018
Now, that's a fuckload of dots! Nice quantity jump from 4xx to 6xx :D
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