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Goatbeard   [1990]

Goatbeard Released by :

Release Date :
16 April 1990

Type :
C64 One-File Demo

Released At :
Horizon Easterparty 1990

User rating:*********_  9/10 (33 votes)   See votestatistics
*********_  9.4/10 (15 votes) - Public votes only.

Credits :
Code .... Echo
Music .... Drax of Crest, Vibrants
  JCH of Ikari, The Dominators, Vibrants
  Link of Vibrants
  Moppe of Oneway
Graphics .... Razor of Absence of Mind, Axis, NATO, Oneway, Raw Deal Inc.
  Spacie of Genesis Project
Idea .... Hound
Charset .... Razor of Absence of Mind, Axis, NATO, Oneway, Raw Deal Inc.
  Roger Rabbit of Genesis Project

SIDs used in this release :
Goatbeard (part 3)(/MUSICIANS/M/Moppe/Goatbeard_part_3.sid)
Old Level 2(/MUSICIANS/L/Link/Old_Level_2.sid)
Over Heated(/MUSICIANS/D/DRAX/Over_Heated.sid)

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User Comment
Submitted by Knut Clausen on 13 February 2017
edit: not so sure anymore. But something similar could at least be done using d010 only.
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Submitted by Knut Clausen on 13 February 2017
@oswald: I'd think it's possible using only one register ;)
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Submitted by Oswald on 13 February 2017
nice hint, I still dont get how its done tho :) is there enough time to rewrite 4 sprite x regs when opening border? probably :)
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Submitted by 6R6 on 13 February 2017
The sprite color illusion part:

> d021 06

Back to normal:

> d021 09

Quite nice.
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Submitted by ALIEN on 25 March 2016
Recorded it a while ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKNraEUzvW4
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Submitted by celticdesign on 22 March 2016
Yehhh, great stuff. Love the last part!
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Submitted by Mr. SID on 10 October 2014
This wowed me back then, but it's also still awesome today.
And nobody mentioned all the great music?
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Submitted by Wile Coyote on 7 March 2012
The part feat. the large red: ECHO OF ONE WAY!!
moving back and forth into the side borders gives the impression more than 8 sprites are on a single line.
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Submitted by Total Chaos on 17 July 2009
I love this demo... I know Ziz and Moppe but I never met Hound or Echo (that I know)... Strange they show up releasing one fantastic coder-pr0n demo and then vanishes... Anyone know who there are/were?
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Submitted by PAL on 16 July 2009
brings back the demo feel of the past and still is a very good demo... love the last part and others there.
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Submitted by ThunderBlade on 11 January 2009
OMG! This demo kicks ass. Coding at its finest. I still remember how I was staring at the HOUND logo covering the border and still there were sprites scrolling over it... Of course also the vector part was amazing. And the last part... wow. Also remember it's just one file!
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Submitted by Graham on 20 October 2006
What monitor models? Only some jap TV sets avoid the PAL delay loop to avoid PAL patents.
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Submitted by A Life in Hell on 20 October 2006
monitors equally pal compliant not always :). actually, on my current c64+monitor it is completly solid, but on my previous one you could clearly see that it was stippled.
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Submitted by Graham on 20 October 2006
@Ben: Turn on PAL emulation and I hope YOU see the light. The effect is based on the PAL decoder and requires two colors with the same luminance. If you watch the demo on a real C64 or an emulator with PAL emu, the sprites cover EVERY rasterline and not every 2nd line.
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Submitted by Graham on 20 October 2006
@alih: You obviously didn't watch this demo on a real C64 or on Vice with PAL emulation enabled, because then the sprites fill every rasterline, not just every 2nd.
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Submitted by A3 on 2 August 2006
Guess it's time for me to watch it too :)
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Submitted by Tch on 2 August 2006
Wow,never seen this before.

It´s very cool! 8D
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Submitted by Zyron on 2 August 2006
Giving this a 6 surely is downvoting, it contains some really amazing pieces of code.
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Submitted by CreaMD on 2 August 2006
Giving 6 isn't downvote. But you are right, it was downvote if it wasn't done without checking of the demo before judging.
User Comment
Submitted by Zyron on 2 August 2006
Obviously someone didn't think this demo deserved a place among the top demos & downvoted it with a 6, what an utterly lame behaviour!!!
User Comment
Submitted by A Life in Hell on 1 August 2006
This was one of the first demos that I saw which amazed me, and it's still one of my favourites to this day. For me, it's all about the oneway bobs :)

@Radiantx: Consider that there is only four sprites ever actually visible in the scroller part. Now look very closely at the logo, and the fact while every second line is skipped, on half of the letters it is the odd charecter, and on half of the letters it is the even charecter. It's a neat visual trick :)
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Submitted by blackdroid on 1 August 2006
My favorite demo from hz'90 and still one of my favorite one-filer.
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Submitted by Radiant on 1 August 2006
Ok, I'm at a loss as to how that three colour scroller above the all-border spritelogo was made... Nice. :-)
User Comment
Submitted by Inge on 27 July 2006
This is really a great demo, and it's in one file!

I remember first time I saw it - I got more and more impressed for every part. When the endpart was building up, I said to my friend who sat beside me (with much irony): "Now, the only thing missing is that those balls will start to move". And then they did! I was totally stunned :-)

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