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UGULB   [2020]

UGULB Released by :

Release Date :
21 December 2020

Type :
C64 One-File Demo

Released At :
Only Sprites Compo

Achievements :
C64 Demo Competition at Only Sprites Compo :  #10

User rating:*********_  8.7/10 (51 votes)   See votestatistics
**********  9.5/10 (16 votes) - Public votes only.

Credits :
Code .... Peacemaker of SHAPE
Music .... Vincenzo of Lethargy, Molecoola, Rebels, SIDRIP Alliance, Singular

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

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User Comment
Submitted by Peacemaker on 5 January 2022
Yeah, sorry for the wrong music credits. i had 2 songs which where interesting for me to use. i chose the other one. sorry again.
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Submitted by iAN CooG on 3 February 2021
Laxity: of course, the usual escape route is to leave a text in the production "MUSIC BY: ?UNKNOWN?" so you can play dumb and don't have to credit anyone ;P
In this case the wrong author is credited, so it's probably one of those cases where the coder hadn't really a clue where he got the sid tune from =)
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Submitted by Laxity on 3 February 2021
Yeah, so back in the day, and I guess to some extend still, using already released music is totally fine without asking. :) Right?
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Submitted by Raistlin on 22 January 2021
Another underrated entry IMO.

Lovely composition - and takes some heavy VICE debugging to reveal all the tricks. Even then, though, the question remains: how was the picture made for this format in the first place?

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Submitted by ChristopherJam on 21 January 2021
Witchcraft! Excellent artwork, especially given the restrictions - love the way they encouraged such a distinctive style.

And yes, cracking tune by Vincenzo :)
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Submitted by Yogibear on 15 January 2021
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Submitted by Bob on 7 January 2021
looks great! impressive play with patterns and colors.
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Submitted by Peacemaker on 6 January 2021
no, i did not. its a plain "3 multicolor bitmap in sprites" and changing sprite colors at certains rasterlines. the diterhering was also done manualy.
User Comment
Submitted by TheRyk on 5 January 2021
omFg! yeah
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Submitted by DKT on 22 December 2020
Crazy stuff! Looks interesting.
@Peacemaker, did you coded a special converter for such gfx "mode"/dithering?
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Submitted by Curlin on 22 December 2020
i am out for this time... no q/a verification this time. just plain peacemaker madness. ;)
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Submitted by aNdy on 21 December 2020
Oooh! Special! Nice!
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Submitted by vincenzo on 21 December 2020
Curlin, I replied to your PM and I would like to emphasize it here as well for the public: There's nothing wrong with using previously released stuff and I'm happy if someone thinks my music fits their production.
The problem here is with giving (proper) credit, and actually it would be nice to ask for permission first. You know, 21st century, email, CSDB PM, etc. it's easy to contact people, especially if they are active on the scene.
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Submitted by Curlin on 21 December 2020
@vincenzo, you even could have felt good while being choosen with your composition (becoz its simply more than good) being a part of the release. in times of growing up, there was jch, laxity, metal and others whose musics were used freely without complaints.
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Submitted by vincenzo on 21 December 2020
I'm happy to learn that you like my music and included it in your production. It would have been nice of you that if you let me know in any way you used my music (I would have given it to you anyway, but you know, it's always nice to ask first).
In my opinion, this neat intro would have been more elegant if proper credits were given.
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Submitted by Curlin on 21 December 2020
Reminds me of one Part done by Crossbow. The strange name in that Hitmen release is probably related to that special part in Crest Avantgarde ... The added U infront. Hmmmm.... maybe means ugly... ;)
User Comment
Submitted by Ksubi on 21 December 2020
Not only technically impressive, but aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Beautiful work!
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Submitted by Carrion on 21 December 2020
Rene You Rock!
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Submitted by Isildur on 21 December 2020
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Submitted by Motion on 21 December 2020
Brilliant and striking!
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Submitted by Mixer on 21 December 2020
That dither is a brilliant idea.
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Submitted by Jammer on 21 December 2020
Ghostbyte under total control! <3
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Submitted by Burglar on 21 December 2020
its peacemaker of course :)
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Submitted by Conrad on 21 December 2020
Definitely Cruzer ... or maybe homo-sidian? ;)

What an amazing display! Bang on 10!
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Submitted by Krill on 21 December 2020
Great new graphics mode. :D

Not sure if somebody in Camelot (Cruzer) is behind it or somebody in The Solution (Peacemaker, Groepaz). I'm leaning towards the latter, though. =)
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Submitted by Joe on 21 December 2020
Really cool!
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Submitted by iAN CooG on 21 December 2020
"all code by me" me who? Fill releaser and code credit, thanks.
music is actually Wives Unchained by Vincenzo not Spider Jerusalem
User Comment
Submitted by Smasher on 21 December 2020
WTF?! wow!
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