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Risen from Oblivion VDC V2   [2006]

Risen from Oblivion VDC V2 Released by :
Crest, Oxyron [web]

Release Date :
25 December 2006

Type :
C128 Release


User rating:*********_  9.3/10 (14 votes)   See votestatistics

Credits :
Code .... Graham of Oxyron
Music .... Dane of Booze Design
Graphics .... DeeKay of Crest, News Press Magazine Staff
NTSC-Fix .... Graham of Oxyron
Linking .... Graham of Oxyron
Bug-Fix .... Graham of Oxyron

SIDs used in this release :
Night of the Sentinels(/MUSICIANS/M/Mitch_and_Dane/Dane/Night_of_the_Sentinels.sid)
The Seeress Foretold My Future(/MUSICIANS/M/Mitch_and_Dane/Dane/Seeress_Foretold_My_Future.sid)

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User Comment
Submitted by ChristopherJam on 7 April 2017
Very cool. I had no idea the VDC wasn't synchronised to the CPU.
User Comment
Submitted by Flexman on 3 January 2016
Wow that's great. The first time I noticed how different the colors in the 80 column mode are, and the first time I saw a nice font there.
You don't notice all these things when 99% of the software only uses the ugly system font.
User Comment
Submitted by lemming on 8 May 2012
Ok, since I had posted that colorless cap (screw the eBay scart cable-guy! :D ) earlier, I suppose I have to post one too this since I redid it :).
User Comment
Submitted by Strobe on 8 July 2011
An improved capture with all 16 colours, including real brown:
User Comment
Submitted by lemming on 19 February 2011
Another videozation, perhaps someone might be interested to watch this :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35xXfbDc8zM
apparently all Sony RGB-compatible tv:s and dvr:s support C128's 80-col colour mode, just get a proper cable.
User Comment
Submitted by Ed on 14 March 2010
Works fine on my Mac os X Snow Leopard using Lallafa's build (Version 2.2.1-r22310_20100221_trunk.)

Some weird bugs though when it comes to rasterbar part (sideborder flicker) and the plasma part (weird lines in the upper part of the plasma effect).
User Comment
Submitted by Sub Zero on 21 February 2010
Such a buzz to see a C128 demo and I was somewhat surprised to discover that it worked on my flat C128 with 16Kb video RAM (I now know that the 64Kb version of the chip just gives more features). Even nicer that it loaded in C128 mode using my 1541 Ultimate. Pity I only have a monochrome lead for 80-cols C128 output since my monitor died. :( Handy having it up on You Tube to see all those colours.
User Comment
Submitted by ready. on 30 March 2007
WoW!!!Finally after many years I made to to run this demo!!! I got a 128D from ebay, but drive 1571 did not work :(. Opened it and resurrected it with some grease: drive head was stuck and wouldn't move. Now it runs, it sooooo coool to have a fully working 128D running this demo!!!
User Comment
Submitted by Thunder.Bird on 16 January 2007
Also have a close look at the 60Hz-mode that I recorded with my Z1. It flickers a bit, but this time the sound is half-decent :-D
User Comment
Submitted by Thunder.Bird on 16 January 2007
I uploaded the video to YouTube, since my Homepagetraffic (1GB) was blasted by you guys ;-) Didn't thought you are interested in this video so much... SORRY, pals!
Here you go: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8ZyA3WzpZQ
User Comment
Submitted by Jak T Rip on 9 January 2007
Graham, I'll never forget how you explained the timing problems (&solutions) for the VDC demo to me on the bp where this masterpiece was released. (But.. are the VIC IO addresses turned off when using VDC?)

AND YOU MADE IT A ONEFILER ???? Wow, there are _so_ many wonderful gfx and all inside.. this is definitely the perfect C128 demo.
User Comment
Submitted by ChristopherJam on 29 December 2006
NIce rot+zoomer.
User Comment
Submitted by Medicus on 27 December 2006
5 years for a bugfix? ;) Guess its worth it for the best c128 demo ever, right?
User Comment
Submitted by DeeKay on 27 December 2006
thunderbird: That link is br0kenz0r, quota exceeded (arcor is so lame!). I really really want that video as I'm planning to do a RFO DVD for all the people that never saw it/could run it and i still need all the VDC stuff. How did you capture it?
User Comment
Submitted by blackdroid on 27 December 2006
Yes could someone mirror it ? I can aslong as I get a copy.
User Comment
Submitted by Ed on 27 December 2006
Damn my c128 is broken. :/
User Comment
Submitted by tlr on 26 December 2006
Thunder.Bird's download doesn't work any more.
Could someone please mirror it?
User Comment
Submitted by Thunder.Bird on 25 December 2006
Runs very well on my C128dcr with 1084S-D1. Also the 60Hz-mode is just fine! Someone asked for a video... here it is:
User Comment
Submitted by Clarence on 25 December 2006
Good to see Graham or Mr. Maximalist in action again. ;) This is perhaps a good practice for another new real c128 demo in the future? At least this is the first demo (with this update) utilizing some c128-mode capabilities.

Also, good to see that, this update proves that, my effort soldering an rgbi cable for the VDC mode, wasn't a totally futile effort. ;) The experimental 60hz mode worked fine too on my setup.

Great job!
User Comment
Submitted by Skate on 25 December 2006
well, except compitibility issues, there is not much change or addition. I want a new fresh crest and/or oxyron demo :(

other than that, demo rocx of course.
User Comment
Submitted by Viscid on 25 December 2006
Nice one... a nice gift to see Graham active again.
User Comment
Submitted by HCL on 25 December 2006
Can't wait to get home to c128 and watch this!! Master Graham, isn't it fun to do demos again ;)).
User Comment
Submitted by iAN CooG on 25 December 2006
Remember to set 1571 as drive. At least you can see most of it even on x128.
User Comment
Submitted by chatGPZ on 25 December 2006
crashes x128 really nice =D
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