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2600   [2020]

2600 Released by :
Fairlight [web]

Release Date :
1 November 2020

Type :
C64 Demo

Ode to Atari

User rating:**********  9.5/10 (56 votes)   See votestatistics
**********  9.7/10 (19 votes) - Public votes only.

Credits :
Code .... Firehawk of Censor Design, Hoaxers
  Trasher of Fairlight
Music .... Fegolhuzz of Fairlight
  Klegg of Fairlight
  Qdor of Fairlight
Graphics .... The Sarge of Censor Design, Fairlight
Linking .... Trasher of Fairlight
Loader .... Bitbreaker of Arsenic, Nuance, Oxyron, Performers
Directory Art .... tNG of Fairlight

SIDs used in this release :
2600 (hidden part)(/MUSICIANS/K/Klegg/2600_hidden_part.sid)

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User Comment
Submitted by Trasher on 6 April 2023
For reasons I tried to compile this again some years later.

Yes, it worked out after some.. work. fixes. Bad words. C64 code rots quickly (will improve that).

And just to be clear - It's a demo!!!
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Submitted by The Sarge on 27 May 2021
As I wrote in my first comment these are all an ode to the box art used for iconic games by Atari and others for the 2600 console. There is nothing wired or converted by another tool here. Its all done by hand, for each pixel.
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Submitted by Jammer on 27 May 2021
'Missile Command' is definitely cover art, check here:
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Submitted by Carrion on 27 May 2021
So these images are converts from book/cartridge covers? or original images?
Just curious.
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Submitted by The Sarge on 27 May 2021
Thanks. No, I was inspired by the artists themself, not by the book. I grew up with these images.
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Submitted by JAC on 27 May 2021
Very nicely done images and good presentation. I assume you were inspired by Tim Lapetino's book. If so, it would be worth mentioning.
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Submitted by Saphir on 19 December 2020
Very nice graphics work!
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Submitted by DivertigO on 17 November 2020
Such a thoughtful approach to this on all fronts. I can't imagine the 64 representation of these painted covers (of which many are burned deep into our psyche) to be any more pleasing.
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Submitted by hqn on 10 November 2020
Wow, just amazing quality!
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Submitted by zscs on 9 November 2020
Amazing graphics, just wow! 10/10
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Submitted by Peeshaya on 9 November 2020
Beautiful graphic!
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Submitted by Yogibear on 8 November 2020
Fantastic release! Fun hidden part!
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Submitted by Joe on 8 November 2020
Lovely images! I didn't own a Atari myself but a Mattel Intellivision which had similar artwork for Mattel Electronics games.
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Submitted by DubDee on 8 November 2020
Amazing concept and graphic!
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Submitted by Flotsam on 6 November 2020
What everyone said. This has no weak links. GFX + MZX + code all work perfectly together creating a sensation of epicness.
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Submitted by Cupid on 4 November 2020
love the ET
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Submitted by Paladin on 2 November 2020
Fantastic artwork and music! This really brought me back as well because it was my 1st console and love :)
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Submitted by The Sarge on 2 November 2020
Lovely comments! :D Trasher prohibited me to call this a slideshow. Every time I did he got angry. :) "It's a demo!!!" he said, and you don't mess with an angry Trasher!
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Submitted by Carrion on 2 November 2020
So many cool images. Just WOW. Congrats on great tribute!
This could be a Gfx Collection instead of Demo.

and what Groepaz said :)
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Submitted by G-Force on 2 November 2020
Great demo.
I expected the atari symbol to blast off at the end haha.
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Submitted by Shine on 2 November 2020
I LOVE THIS "C64 Demo" "C64 Graphics Collection" <3
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Submitted by JackAsser on 2 November 2020
Lovely little production!
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Submitted by Smasher on 2 November 2020
great! now make a c=64 demo on the atari 2600 :)
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Submitted by JCH on 2 November 2020
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Submitted by Tucker on 2 November 2020
Just ahh-mazing!
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Submitted by Hypnosis on 2 November 2020
Wow! Super! I still have a small Atari advertisement booklet kept because of those timeless images.
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Submitted by Båtsman on 2 November 2020
Fabulous! Love it! <3
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Submitted by Optic Freeze on 2 November 2020
Oh man this is really good! Much respect to the OG Sarge! Also props to Trasher... nice work. 馃槂馃憤
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Submitted by chatGPZ on 2 November 2020
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Submitted by hedning on 2 November 2020
Very, very nice! More Atari! Lovely prod! <3
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Submitted by chancer on 2 November 2020
very nice, but not a day goes by with out someone mentioning ET.. it's a bit like the atari version of jon wick hehe
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Submitted by MCM on 2 November 2020
Such a cool pice of art. Super great gfx,code and sid work !
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Submitted by Retroluzzer on 1 November 2020
So beautiful. 10/10!
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Submitted by Bacchus on 1 November 2020
Now that the cat is out of the bag, seeing Sarge's reaction on Twitch when the bonuspart started playing was massive. Huge credz to Trasher for pushing that through even if there was such a rush to complete it in time ...
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Submitted by Magic on 1 November 2020
These gfx are so good.. deserves a full demo :) Nice prod !
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Submitted by Jazzcat on 1 November 2020
Great production, flow and overall vibez. Hidden part!
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Submitted by Motion on 1 November 2020
This has made my night! Wonderful work, guys. Made with love.
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Submitted by Mikael on 1 November 2020
What a fantastic release! Everything works really well together, made with so much passion and love! Thank you all and congrats The Sarge
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Submitted by Raistlin on 1 November 2020
Very cool gfx, The Sarge! Nice work!
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Submitted by Honcho on 1 November 2020
Amazing artwork, love it!
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Submitted by KAL_123 on 1 November 2020
Very nice. Alot of nice pictures and good music too. It's more like a slideshow than a demo. The Atari-2600 was my first console ever and i still have two of these and i still like it alot also. That's why the topic fits very well for me.
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Submitted by Ghost on 1 November 2020
brilliant! the graphics are wonderful.
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Submitted by fieserWolF on 1 November 2020
OMG, this is fantastic! Every image a masterpiece
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Submitted by Bacchus on 1 November 2020
Awespme! Truly awesome!
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Submitted by The Sarge on 1 November 2020
This has been a project of love. Ever since I got my first video game console, the Atari 2600, I have marvelled at those fantastic box art. As a little child I used to sit and stare at the boxes of Asteroids, Break Out, Haunted House, Missile Command, etc for hours dreaming away.
All these has stuck with me since then in the late 70s, early 80s so I decide to do an ode to the art of the 2600 which probably has shaped me more than I can imagine.

Making all these images has pushed me to the limits. Especially since these artwork are more like collage that fades into each other with very thin pencil lines. I have learned a lot and it has hopefully made me a better pixel artist.

Thanks to Trasher for slaving away with the code and help from Firehawk/Hoaxers. Thanks also to Fegolhuzz for the awesome music. And finally to tNG for the lovely dirart!
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