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Obstacles   [2006]

Obstacles Released by :

Release Date :
29 July 2006

Type :
C64 Graphics  (FLI)

Released At :
Big Floppy People 2006

Achievements :
C64 Graphics Competition at Big Floppy People 2006 :  #3

User rating:*********_  8.5/10 (17 votes)   See votestatistics
*********_  9.1/10 (10 votes) - Public votes only.

Credits :
Code .... Mirage of Focus
Music .... Deek of Crest
Graphics .... Sander of Focus

Download :
http://csdb.dk/getinternalfile.php/26639/obstacles.prg (downloads: 1587)

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User Comment
Submitted by MRT on 1 September 2006
Hey Sander...
This image is very insatiable... ;-)
User Comment
Submitted by Steppe on 31 July 2006
But... you forgot to colour the upper half of the picture!!! :-)
Just kidding, this looks really awesome! Doesn't happen too often that a C64 picture hits my nerve and causes me to start thinking.
User Comment
Submitted by Hein on 31 July 2006
Oswald, I think it's up to the artist if he's made progress, not the critic.
User Comment
Submitted by Oswald on 31 July 2006
Sander, well, maybe it's just I'm stuck with old scene standards, and the rest is moving forwards, whatever that means. If this is the case thats bad news for me.
User Comment
Submitted by DRAX on 31 July 2006
Sander my man. This is imo a typical Sander style piece which is good. I really love you style. Nice to have some not naturalistic stuff.
User Comment
Submitted by Scout on 31 July 2006
With all respect to Redstar but this picture should came 1st or 2nd in the gfx compo.
User Comment
Submitted by Clarence on 30 July 2006
Ben, yep thx, my mistake. :)
User Comment
Submitted by SanderFocus on 30 July 2006
@Oswald: 'Maybe the aim was artsyness and not quality' - that illustrates why you don't like it. Indeed, it was rather a conceptual thing than a crafty pixel job. I really lost interest in pixeling for the craft ages ago. But uninspired is something i completely disagree with. Perhaps the 'inspiration' should be found in the 'artyness' instead. But i wonder what seperates 'artyness' (imho, being done well == 'inspired') from 'quality'. Although it's ok if you don't like it.
User Comment
Submitted by Clarence on 30 July 2006
Oswald: Mirage != Sander
User Comment
Submitted by Bizzmo on 30 July 2006
Like the picture, but am I the only one who finds it a little distubing! Oh, and the music's nice! :-)
User Comment
Submitted by Hein on 30 July 2006
Despite the useless beams, my favourite in this compo. Ofcourse. Doh!
User Comment
Submitted by nightlord on 30 July 2006
I really liked this picture. Overall it did touch my taste and my perception of life... great piece of art
User Comment
Submitted by Oswald on 30 July 2006
check this:


then look again at obstacles.

I'm sorry to say, but this is what I think: this picture is a step backwards.

Maybe the aim was artsyness and not quality, still this picture feels only 50% finished an uninspired. :(
User Comment
Submitted by CreaMD on 30 July 2006
User Comment
Submitted by Mirage on 29 July 2006
Always nice to see an artist use himself and his own experiences to make a piece of art... Leon does this aswel ;_) naked, vulnerable sanders turned up side down and inside out because of the obstacles life throws at him is a nice concept :) (i don't know what the actual concept was... i'm just guessing here) 9/10 because the nose still looks weird on the middle character (did you spot that, jailbird ;))
User Comment
Submitted by jailbird on 29 July 2006
WTF! Amazing motive, really nice pixelling! Straight ten and even more!
User Comment
Submitted by Radiant on 29 July 2006
It came second.

EDIT: Oops, it didn't? Well, I wasn't 100% sober at the price ceremony, to be honest...
User Comment
Submitted by Ixon on 29 July 2006

Not #1.. though i really like this one.
User Comment
Submitted by Mirage on 29 July 2006
$dd06 timer has been replaced by a proper irq and the new version has been uploaded... Thanks graham :)

Because of all the trouble i went through i also added credits for the code ;P
User Comment
Submitted by hollowman on 29 July 2006
almost as beautiful as sander himself
User Comment
Submitted by Graham on 29 July 2006
@Mirage: You use timers for stable irqs? Old C64's and new C64's are 1 cycle different with timer interrupts. It seems that the stable IRQ is sometimes 1 cycle wrong on my C64C and the FLI routine is doing some linecrunching because of this on some frames.
User Comment
Submitted by Mirage on 29 July 2006
Graham: I slapped that viewer code together in 5 minutes before the party, i'm not surprised it bugs on some machines ;)

Sander: Sorry, apparently my code bugs :)
User Comment
Submitted by Graham on 29 July 2006
Bugs on my C64C.
User Comment
Submitted by CreaMD on 29 July 2006
Hey Deek, fabulous music! ;-) Hey Sanderesque, I don't get it, but I'm simple. Anyway, neat use of space.
User Comment
Submitted by ne7 on 29 July 2006
really nice picture! who did the music as i quite like that too!? :)
User Comment
Submitted by Klegg on 29 July 2006
I really liked this picture a lot! Nice and clean, and very professional.
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