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Charlatan   [1989]

Charlatan Released by :
Beyond Force [web]

Release Date :
January 1989

Type :
C64 One-File Demo

User rating:*********_  8.9/10 (18 votes)   See votestatistics

Credits :
Code .... Hazor of Beyond Force
  Solomon of Beyond Force, Ultron Cracking Crew
Music .... JCH of Channel 42, The Dominators
  Mike of Triad
Graphics .... Boss of Beyond Force

SIDs used in this release :
A Little Sample(/MUSICIANS/F/FAME/Hendriks_Michael/A_Little_Sample.sid)

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User Comment
Submitted by ws on 3 October 2018
Also, this has the first intro i remember i saw, with a swing logo.
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Submitted by ws on 3 October 2018
I believe i saw this soon after it was released. And with my basic coding knowledge at that time, i was like whaaaaaaaaaat the....? Best SID, also, imho. [Downvoters please remove your 5s! This is a legendary piece of code.]
User Comment
Submitted by Freestyle on 23 September 2018
I always loved this one, a true classic
User Comment
Submitted by Shine on 23 September 2015
I always loved (and still love) this demo! I also like the raster split scroll text too. ;)
User Comment
Submitted by HCL on 9 September 2011
Yes, this is FLI, but in hires-mode. Doesn't really matter because the bitmap is empty anyway, and the FLI is just used for a color-effect.
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Submitted by DeeKay on 28 November 2007
The "splits" aren't FLI per se yet (so I've been told by coders!) cause the bitmap is off. But the basic principle is the same. Solomon was definately first though! ;-)

Edit: ..or maybe not! Partysqueezer had the FLI principle (though they didn't make use of it like Solomon or BML!) a few months before both Charlatan and So-phisticated III!
User Comment
Submitted by Clarence on 26 October 2007
Solomon was first afaik.
User Comment
Submitted by Stainless Steel on 26 October 2007
The splits are FLI right ? which one came first blackmail with sp2 or beyondforce with this one ?
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