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Wives Unchained   [2020]

Wives Unchained Released by :
Lethargy [web]

Release Date :
19 May 2020

Type :
C64 One-File Demo

Released At :
Most Unreadable Scrolltext Scroller Compo (Mibri Edition)

Achievements :
C64 Demo Competition at Most Unreadable Scrolltext Scroller Compo (Mibri Edition) :  #4

User rating:*********_  9.1/10 (21 votes)   See votestatistics

Credits :
Code .... EGO of Lethargy
Music .... Vincenzo of Lethargy, Molecoola, Rebels, SIDRIP Alliance, Singular
Graphics .... Grass of Avatar, Digital Monastery, Hokuto Force, Lethargy, Resistance
Help .... Strepto of Lethargy

SIDs used in this release :
Wives Unchained(/MUSICIANS/V/Vincenzo/Wives_Unchained.sid)

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User Comment
Submitted by KAL_123 on 2 February 2022
Very nice tune!
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Submitted by TheRyk on 6 June 2020
couldn't read a thang! :D
User Comment
Submitted by anonym on 28 May 2020
Unreadable but great!
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Submitted by Ramon B5 on 28 May 2020
Just wicked.
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Submitted by DKT on 25 May 2020
Legendary Lethargy strikes back again :)
I have to try with such scroller some day :)
User Comment
Submitted by Visage on 22 May 2020
Thanks for the nice comments!
Here are some insights on this small product:
* The plotter scroller is running on the surface of a trefoil knot torus, consists of 960 dots in total
* Technically the rotation around the Y axis can run freely, even we could adopt a joystick controlling, but simply it didn't come to our mind
* So the 3D coordinates of the scroll matrix are precalculated, but the rotation is running real-time
* Running on a single hi-res bitmap (so no double buffer)
* On the content: since this scroller is almost unreadable ;) we were brave enough to ask our wives to share their opinion on our C64 enthusiasm: so wives are unchained :) But we are also nice husbands, so added a hidden feature that everyone else can read their opinion :D
* World first ? I don't know, we didn't see anything similar on C64, however we haven't seen all the demos, yet :)

Finally, don't forget to vote ;) 
User Comment
Submitted by chatGPZ on 21 May 2020
Damn thats unreadable!
User Comment
Submitted by Oswald on 21 May 2020
finally moving, great idea ! :)
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Submitted by Dr.Science on 21 May 2020
This one is a damn cool scroller. When it was shown in Mibri's show, I was "WTF"!!!
User Comment
Submitted by Yogibear on 21 May 2020
Like the zax!
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Submitted by Compyx on 20 May 2020
Absolutely unreadable, nice!

As for real-time, seems to use the fixed x-pos 'trick'. Proper real-time would be joystick controlled, but that might make the scroller readable =)
User Comment
Submitted by bepp on 20 May 2020
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Submitted by Raistlin on 19 May 2020
Great demo! I honestly can’t read the scroller at all - job done! :-)
User Comment
Submitted by Jammer on 19 May 2020
World first realtime sinus dot scroller! Awesome! <3
User Comment
Submitted by Ksubi on 19 May 2020
Really nice work!
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Submitted by hedning on 19 May 2020
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Submitted by iAN CooG on 19 May 2020
Nice indeed, but not enough for the compo, I could actually read some of the words as they appeared ;)
User Comment
Submitted by Joe on 19 May 2020
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