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Expand   [2020]

Expand Released by :
Bonzai [web]

Release Date :
27 June 2020

Type :
REU Release

AKA :
How to make a REU demo

Released At :
Gubbdata 2020

Achievements :
Mixed Demo Competition at Gubbdata 2020 :  #1

User rating:**********  9.7/10 (26 votes)   See votestatistics
**********  10/10 (7 votes) - Public votes only.

Credits :
Code .... Trap of Bonzai
  Walt of Bonzai, Miami Fun Project
Music .... Drax of Bonzai, Camelot, Crest, Maniacs of Noise, Vibrants
  Laxity of Bonzai, Maniacs of Noise, Vibrants
  Metal of Bonzai, Camelot, Vibrants
Graphics .... Carrion of Bonzai
  Dize of Bonzai
  Fox of Bonzai
  Lft of Kryo
  Walt of Bonzai, Miami Fun Project
Text .... Walt of Bonzai, Miami Fun Project
Loader .... Lft of Kryo
Test .... Magic of Nah-Kolor, Vandalism News Staff
Help .... hedning of Genesis Project, Propaganda Magazine Staff
  Magic of Nah-Kolor, Vandalism News Staff
  Trap of Bonzai
Directory Art .... Walt of Bonzai, Miami Fun Project


Contains information on the following event(s) :
Gubbdata 2020  

Download :
http://csdb.dk/getinternalfile.php/200797/Expand-Bonzai.zip (downloads: 358)
http://csdb.dk/getinternalfile.php/200795/Expand by Bonzai - Disk1.D64 (downloads: 146)
http://csdb.dk/getinternalfile.php/200796/Expand by Bonzai - Disk2.D64 (downloads: 135)
http://csdb.dk/getinternalfile.php/201056/SIDs.zip (downloads: 51)

Look for downloads on external sites:
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User Comment
Submitted by Magic on 13 July 2020
My pleasure to support this demo a little.. Turned out very cool!
Keep on rocking the mighty breadbox!
User Comment
Submitted by DKT on 7 July 2020
REU demos are really interesting. The power of that expansion is so great that we can beat Amiga with it ;)
And my true heroes Metal, Drax and Laxity with new tunes, I'm in love <3
Bonzai amaze me non-stop... Thank you for your comeback guys \o/
And thx for Moonshine Dragons party ad :)
User Comment
Submitted by Yogibear on 7 July 2020
Great release!
User Comment
Submitted by Walt on 3 July 2020
@Digger: The one in the note.
User Comment
Submitted by Digger on 2 July 2020
Thanks Walt, which tune is Metal's?
User Comment
Submitted by Walt on 2 July 2020
Uploaded SIDs :)
User Comment
Submitted by Digger on 2 July 2020
Also, seems to run nicely on C64 Debugger.
User Comment
Submitted by Digger on 2 July 2020
Amazing and unexpected production! Working from home pays off! <3
Would be great to gets all the SIDs used in this release.
User Comment
Submitted by KAL_123 on 1 July 2020
@"iAN CooG" - i tried the demo with the x64sc.exe of WinVICE V3.2 and also with the x64sc.exe of the latest GTK3VICE V3.4 and i see no differene in the effect with the oscilloscope. Seems like, this also works perfect in older versions of VICE too, but the x64sc.exe must be used (and of course 512kb REU). With the x64.exe of WinVICE V3.2, the demo has problems in different effects.
User Comment
Submitted by hedning on 1 July 2020
Straight 10.. Sorry for fucking up the diskswap during the stream.
User Comment
Submitted by Walt on 30 June 2020
@Bjørn Røstøen: Actually there are two tributes in there for you; the slider and the swirler :)
User Comment
Submitted by BjørnRøstøen on 30 June 2020
Sparkling quality of craftsmanship, wrapped in charm and presented with perfect flow. It filled me with ecstasy as I was engulfed by the party stream. It cannot possibly get any better than this, I thought! ...and then I read my name. Thank you, and thank you!
User Comment
Submitted by Dr.j on 29 June 2020
thanks Ian. worked now! this is amazing trip to space ! top notch Bonzai!! damn... my jaw is on the floor!!!
User Comment
Submitted by Walt on 29 June 2020
I used WinVICE 2.4 and 3.1 (x64sc.exe) with no problems :)

@Mibri: Dize had a similar experience when watching the oscilloscope :)
User Comment
Submitted by iAN CooG on 29 June 2020
dr.j: GTK VICE 3.4 is required to see all parts, on 3.2 the oscilloscopes don't work. Enable REU 512kb on I/O settings
User Comment
Submitted by Mibri on 29 June 2020
Bonzai, you spoil us! An absolute blast. The 'oscilloscope view' part brought me out of my seat on the night!
User Comment
Submitted by Dr.j on 29 June 2020
Sorry for the lame question but neither X64 or X64SC Version 3.0 can't run it . what do i need to run the demo with vice emulator?
User Comment
Submitted by Stinsen on 29 June 2020
What a show from start to end, now excuse me while I go pick up that jaw from the floor. :D
The soundtrack, various nice scene references (with a bit of humour thrown in for good measure :D) and audio visualizers, sold.
For sure one my highlights watching the Gubbdata stream. Thank you for this!
User Comment
Submitted by Steel on 28 June 2020
bonzai style is pure entertainment. ♥ 10/10 in all disciplines
User Comment
Submitted by Dr.Science on 28 June 2020
Ahhh. sorry Walt :-) Should have read the note first! Thanks for the infos!
User Comment
Submitted by Count Zero on 28 June 2020
Sickos!
User Comment
Submitted by Pad on 28 June 2020
Awesome shit! Love it! Been waiting for this ever since Trap let us peek at an early WIP at Gubbdata last year. Thanks!
User Comment
Submitted by Dymo on 28 June 2020
A fine prod... cheers guys!
User Comment
Submitted by Walt on 28 June 2020
Please read the note :) It contains detailed info about the issue...

The problem is that 1541 Ultimate shares (afaik) the memory for REU and drive emulation. When changing disk with REU in use it can crash.

Solution: Press space, wait for the stars to disappear and then change disk...

Thanks for the kind words. I plan on releasing some REU test software based on this (with source) in the near future :)
User Comment
Submitted by Dr.Science on 28 June 2020
Ok, just rewatched it on RealHW with Ultimate1541..damn, this demo is so awesome! Even though I had the same issue as Hedning in the stream - the turn Disk part crashed here, too. Any ideas why?
User Comment
Submitted by Dr.Science on 28 June 2020
What a ride! This is a fantastic demo in all aspects! Great show, guys!
User Comment
Submitted by Ksubi on 28 June 2020
Love the fact that guys are pushing the boundaries and exploring other areas of the 64 scene. This is simply beautiful, with great design and flow. Love the soundtrack also. Well done!
User Comment
Submitted by iAN CooG on 28 June 2020
Yes, I only wanted to point out that VICE is a suite of emulators containing both x64 and x64sc, the message should have said x64 instead of VICE, nothing else.
Also, x64sc from VICE 3.2 fails on the oscilloscopes. It really needs the newer version as you said.
User Comment
Submitted by Walt on 28 June 2020
Ian, the old (non SC) version of VICE does not handle REU to char streaming correctly. I test it by using char to sprite collision check (black on black)...

You can see it in the SID visualiser on disk 2. Also some parts in Treu Love will fail in a similar manner...

I also had to do a similar test for the endpart as the timing for 8 sprites together with streaming to magic byte is different on old and new versions of VICE and 1541 Ultimate and real REU... Actually the newest version of VICE works just as well as real REU :)
User Comment
Submitted by Trap on 28 June 2020
Yeah, but how on earth did we figure out to test for that? :D
User Comment
Submitted by iAN CooG on 28 June 2020
I've first run this with x64 and it says "you are using VICE and not x64sc" err, "ok"? x64 is still VICE ;)
Excellent demo, jaw dropper.
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