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Sol Invictus   [2023]

Sol Invictus Released by :
Censor Design [web]

Release Date :
3 June 2023

Type :
C64 Graphics  (MultiColor + Sprites)

Released At :

Achievements :
C64 Graphics Competition at X'2023 :  #5

User rating:**********  9.7/10 (25 votes)   See votestatistics
**********  9.7/10 (9 votes) - Public votes only.

Credits :
Code .... Firehawk of Censor Design, Hoaxers
Graphics .... Talent of Censor Design

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User Comment
Submitted by Stakker on 13 June 2023
There's not one pixel in the wrong place here — awesome! Lovely color mixing too.
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Submitted by Yogibear on 11 June 2023
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Submitted by Raistlin on 9 June 2023
Wow, this is awesome! Great use of rasters and sprites to extend the picture out beyond the screen. And that weird and unique dither style that you have. Great stuff!
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Submitted by Joe on 8 June 2023
Brilliant work! Nice colorscales and work with rasterlines + sprites.
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Submitted by Stinsen on 8 June 2023
Just amazing!! <3
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Submitted by Jammer on 8 June 2023
What a screen composition/design! <3 Not to mention, I find here many qualities I always loved about Joe's artworks but with your own touch to it. Colour combinations are just insane! <3 It's definitely my personal TOP3 (and really heavy battle with Duce and Electric).
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Submitted by Talent on 8 June 2023
Actually it is, but here +sprites only means that the gfx extends to the border to be punctual, not a sprite layer over a normal multicolor picture to have more colors. There are no sprites in the 160x200 area. There should be more options to choose from to specify in the description.
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Submitted by Isildur on 8 June 2023
It's actually Multicolor+sprites. My fav from the compo. Excellent work!
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Submitted by rupy on 7 June 2023
My OCD took over and I made a comparison image: http://move.rupy.se/file/whatisgoingon.png

I guess my video is broken. But even the Transmission stream is narrower. Interesting!

I use an older VIC2...
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Submitted by rupy on 7 June 2023
XD Ok, I guess 1x1 pixels it is. This is not how it looks on my real hardware though.

Maybe it's my video that is wrong?! I use both composite on modern monitor and S-Video with GV-USB2... :o
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Submitted by Talent on 7 June 2023
I updated the picture here with my real one used on the compo because the one uploaded here was wrong in many ways and I saw many of you have noticed that too.
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Submitted by Oswald on 7 June 2023
I'm a huge fan of talent's style, bloody awesome again.
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Submitted by rupy on 7 June 2023
I uploaded mine.

Weird upscaling... mods can revert if they dislike it...

If mods like to have an automatic solution for this I might be able to make it... would be cool for sids too!?
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Submitted by Steppe on 7 June 2023
A moment of beauty captured in 8 bits. Love those checkerboard white pixels, gives a unique colour scheme!
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Submitted by ilesj on 7 June 2023
@rupy The screen shot here on CSDb is just a screen shot representing the pixels of the picture, and the pixels here are of course in 1:1 aspect. The screenshot does not have any of the "effects" that come from the analog video.

This picture highlights that pixel-accurate screenshots do not represent that well how images look on the C64.

So beautiful and untypical colors in this one! Wow.
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Submitted by rupy on 6 June 2023
@HCL I agree, this what she looks like on my machine: http://move.rupy.se/file/sol_invictus.png

Does Vice not compensate for the pixel width or something?
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Submitted by grip on 6 June 2023
Great work, deserved a higher ranking.
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Submitted by Flotsam on 5 June 2023
Wow. Very nice. Love the colour.
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Submitted by HCL on 5 June 2023
Very nice and odd color scheme, btw current screen shot up there does not do the picture justice.
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Submitted by Isildur on 5 June 2023
So unique.
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Submitted by katon on 5 June 2023
Amazing !!!
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Submitted by Wile Coyote on 5 June 2023
Possibly my favourite entry into the X'23 graphics compo. ^_^
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