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uglyuglyugly   [2018]

uglyuglyugly Released by :

Release Date :
11 December 2018

Type :
C64 Intro

Most ugly Focus intro ever

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User rating:*******___  7.2/10 (11 votes)   See votestatistics

Credits :
Code .... Compyx of Focus, VICE Team
Music .... Link of Vibrants
Graphics .... Compyx of Focus, VICE Team

SIDs used in this release :
Old Level 2(/MUSICIANS/L/Link/Old_Level_2.sid)

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User Comment
Submitted by Compyx on 13 December 2018
Shit! I just noticed this entry is actually illegal. it uses $0801-$46a1 (unpacked), but also $0400-$044f for the color-cycling text, so it breaks the 16kb contiguous-memory rule.

Pulling it from the compo.
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Submitted by Compyx on 13 December 2018
@Hein: yeah, the purple background with the big blocky black outlines actually make it look quite nice, which kind of broke the intended ugliness, luckily the stretcher is still butt ugly, not to mention the code, real old school spaghetti crap ;)

@TDJ: 20+ years indeed (not counting tools). Still four weeks left, maybe I can do another entry with some proper graphics, if I can find the bugs in my editors :)
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Submitted by Cruzer on 12 December 2018
Not that ugly, but yeah, the stretching sine could have been better. :)
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Submitted by ChristopherJam on 12 December 2018
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Submitted by Hawk on 12 December 2018
I also like it very much! Nice tune too!
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Submitted by TDJ on 12 December 2018
Wow, I guess this is your first new (released) code in 20 years or so? Nice, now give in to your urges and create a beautiful counterpart so the universe is in balance again ;-)
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Submitted by Hein on 12 December 2018
Stepping out of your comfortzone, no? I actually think it looks designy, it must be the purple background or something. Nice sideborder DYSP on rastersplit. %)
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Submitted by Compyx on 12 December 2018
@PAL: I was considering flashing outlines and even using an ugly 2x2 charset for the "presents" thing.
I got bored though, and I was running the risk of making it not-quite-ugly, ie the background color used to be black, which resulted in a much uglier and more '87 result.
Doing graphics for this was hell: no color ramps, no shading, no nothing. None of my old tricks. I spent four days on the sprite "font", discovering "bugs" in it every time.
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Submitted by spider-j on 12 December 2018
Yep, it's ugly. Shitty grey dot bars, awful coder colors. *BUT* it has sideborder!!! Claculating: Anonymous upvote granted. 10/10 ;-)
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Submitted by PAL on 12 December 2018
The coolest! I love it! If I could suggest something it would to flash and fade the outline of the scroller a bit so it is more readable and have a flash now and then, maybe in beat with the tune... then it is maybe a winner for me! WOW I love it all the way back to my youth years! :-)
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Submitted by Smasher on 11 December 2018
just rename it. it's a coolcoolcool intro for me! and I love that tune at least the double than you do! :)
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Submitted by Compyx on 11 December 2018
I tried to make it as ugly as possible, but at some point I failed (ie some coder-colors didn't look that horrible)

And also: I love this tune, the ugliness is purely meant for the graphics/design.
User Comment
Submitted by Shine on 11 December 2018
I expected real shit! But to be honest...i like it. This raster playing feels to me like oldschool meets modern design. :)
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