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Orbit Untold   [2023]

Orbit Untold Released by :
Fairlight [web]

Release Date :
18 January 2023

Type :
C64 Intro

Released At :
Intro Creation Competition 2022

Achievements :
C64 Fast Intro Competition at Intro Creation Competition 2022 :  #2

User rating:**********  9.9/10 (27 votes)   See votestatistics
**********  10/10 (14 votes) - Public votes only.

Credits :
Code .... Trident of Fairlight
Music .... Danko of Fairlight
Graphics .... tNG of Fairlight
Charset .... tNG of Fairlight
  Trident of Fairlight

SIDs used in this release :
Druid II Remix(/MUSICIANS/D/Danko_Tomas/Druid_II_Remix.sid)

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User Comment
Submitted by wacek on 30 January 2023
@trident: you are correct, it's the ghostbyte masking, not the ghostbyte shine-through. I understood the scroller mentioning the smallest font using any ghostbyte technique, I understand now you meant smallest using this specific one.
User Comment
Submitted by trident on 30 January 2023
@wacek: I have indeed seen it, and I love it - great trickery in the lower border (and the 3d object is just awesome!), but I had always assumed that the upper border scroll was done with ghostbyte masking. (Among the best, if not the best, ghostbyte masking fonts I've seen, that extra black pixel in the left column looks great.) Is the upper border scroll done with the multicolor ghostbyte shine-through trick? I'm on the lookout for more demos that use it.
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Submitted by wacek on 30 January 2023
@trident: in the scroller you mentioned that it is the smallest one you have ever seen. So I assume you have not seen this one: A Game of Ten
I know, it's not from Camelot or Oxyron, so why bother watching, right? ;)
User Comment
Submitted by trident on 30 January 2023
Younger 2k sibling here: 2k Ghostscroll
User Comment
Submitted by Hate Bush on 30 January 2023
well worth 10 zloty.
User Comment
Submitted by Raffox|HF on 29 January 2023
Great in every aspect. 10/10
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Submitted by Pantaloon on 23 January 2023
so nice with a pdf explaining it :)
User Comment
Submitted by Yogibear on 21 January 2023
Cool kick in da zax!
User Comment
Submitted by Jammer on 21 January 2023
Awesomeness without borders <3
User Comment
Submitted by tlr on 21 January 2023
Very nice! Excellent write up on the technique as well!
User Comment
Submitted by DKT on 20 January 2023
ace & hot stuff, uff...
User Comment
Submitted by trident on 20 January 2023
The PDF loads slowly, as I suspect that hosting PDF files was never an intended purpose of csdb. So I uploaded the raw markdown version to github for easier access: https://github.com/trident64/c64/blob/main/unexpanded-border-sc..
User Comment
Submitted by Cruzer on 20 January 2023
Great to see a new version of this trick, which I know from experience is very cumbersome to pull off. And thanks for the nice words about GULBdata! :) Btw, I think you found an excellent term for it with "Ghostbyte shine-through." Now that it has a name, and is thoroughly documented in a PDF, maybe we'll get to see more variants of it in the future.
User Comment
Submitted by trident on 20 January 2023
I have added a pdf file that explains the multicolor ghostbyte shine-through trick that powers the scroll in the lower border. This trick was probably first used in Crest Avantgarde and later in Totally Stoned 2 , but for me it wasn't until seeing GULBdata it finally clicked!

The details are in the pdf.

Thanks to HCL and Cruzer for reviewing it before publication!
User Comment
Submitted by Matt on 19 January 2023
Pfff... Simply amazing!
User Comment
Submitted by Peacemaker on 18 January 2023
now that is a nice intro. great routines.
User Comment
Submitted by Erol on 18 January 2023
Great intro.. Small font somehow does not fit the design.
User Comment
Submitted by HCL on 18 January 2023
Great effects! Great colours! :)
User Comment
Submitted by Elder0010 on 18 January 2023
a great take on a legendary intro!
User Comment
Submitted by TheRyk on 18 January 2023
valid entry!

and indeed shows what a good hire Trident is as new member in FLT!

bottom border scroll is a beauty but also overall, top notch!
User Comment
Submitted by Shine on 18 January 2023
When might is right! <3
User Comment
Submitted by chatGPZ on 18 January 2023
That type of scroller is still on my todo list... nice :)
User Comment
Submitted by Bacchus on 18 January 2023
Super stuff!

Ghost byte scroller? Which one is that?
User Comment
Submitted by Wile Coyote on 18 January 2023
Good one ^_^
User Comment
Submitted by MCM on 18 January 2023
Great intro,i love the border work. and the ghostbyte scroller looks so coooool !
User Comment
Submitted by Joe on 18 January 2023
Well made intro and very nice take on the original tune!
User Comment
Submitted by Twoflower on 18 January 2023
Trident och Danko! What a combination.
User Comment
Submitted by Flex on 18 January 2023
Really cool! Good feeling seeing Trident in Fairlight. Didn't even notice until now.
User Comment
Submitted by iAN CooG on 18 January 2023
good shit <3
User Comment
Submitted by Paladin on 18 January 2023
Really nice intro, kudos to all involved!
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