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Octopus in Red Wine   [2008]

Octopus in Red Wine Released by :

Release Date :
6 December 2008

Type :
C64 One-File Demo

Completely Accidental

User rating:********__  7.9/10 (18 votes)   See votestatistics
*********_  8.5/10 (9 votes) - Public votes only.

Credits :
Code .... Hein of Focus, Onslaught, Vision
Music .... Mermaid of Vision
Graphics .... Hein of Focus, Onslaught, Vision

SIDs used in this release :
In die Dunkelheit(/MUSICIANS/M/Mermaid/In_die_Dunkelheit.sid)

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User Comment
Submitted by Hein on 7 August 2023
Thx Robert, those were different times at CSDb. And the fact that my first emu-lamer versions of this demo didn't work on a real c64 didn't help either. Still, maybe Mermaid and I can do a collaboration again some day, if time allows.
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Submitted by Raistlin on 7 August 2023
Another demo that I somehow missed..! And it’s sooo cool. Love the twisty tentacles. Very very nice. The CSDb score right now is 7.5.. shocking, this really deserves more - whoever that is with the 3 vote, shame on you. Shame.

We need MORE from Hein and Mermaid. Much much more.
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Submitted by Ben on 12 September 2013
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Submitted by FATFrost on 30 November 2012
i love this!!! music is in my headphones for 30 minutes!! :)
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Submitted by MacGyver on 3 January 2009
Great mood! A small but original and therefor outstanding release. Also cheers for the C64 fixed version!
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Submitted by linde on 22 December 2008
Loved the music in the unfixed version running on a C64... Still a proper hit in vice though :)
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Submitted by Ed on 15 December 2008
I saw a similarity when this first got released, but there are differences of course. This is an oustanding product. It's small. It fits your pocket. It fits the screen. It blends nicely in the background. It survives the focus. I wish more people would take up this format again and make smaller demos.
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Submitted by spider-j on 10 December 2008
Come on guys. A release that doesn't run on a real C64 is no proper C64 release. Make a fix - and not a "ihopefix" ;)
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Submitted by Jammer on 8 December 2008
very fresh presentation of already cliched effect. i agree that it deserves to be a part of bigger production.
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Submitted by Skate on 7 December 2008
incredible! seriously.
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Submitted by Hein on 7 December 2008
That's pretty lame from those Vision girls 'n ghosts. :/
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Submitted by MacGyver on 7 December 2008
The bugfixedihope version still does not run on a real C64, just like the first version: only music, but the screen stays blank.
Pleeeease everybody
1) Test your new stuff on the real thing before releasing, or if you can't, ask someone to do it.
2) Report such this things to the developpers of your emulator.
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Submitted by Oswald on 7 December 2008
very very creative & unique. I really love it. but as some1 said I'd prefer these things be saved up for a bigger demo :)
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Submitted by Linus on 7 December 2008
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Submitted by JackAsser on 7 December 2008
Best twister ever! :D
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Submitted by Ed on 7 December 2008
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Submitted by Medicus on 7 December 2008
Neat production, great idea. Really gave me a laugh :)
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Submitted by grasstust on 6 December 2008
Very nice, but yeah, save up and make a demo!
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Submitted by Mr. Mouse on 6 December 2008
I'm sorry, honestly appreciate the effort and please do continue. But did nothing for me.
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Submitted by Burglar on 6 December 2008
very cool, but how about a slightly bigger vision demo, you two obviously work well together
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Submitted by FATFrost on 6 December 2008
A top trump! Mohr pleez!
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Submitted by pernod on 6 December 2008
If I was not a vegetarian, octopus would be my favorite meal. Anyway, cool idea with the moving arms.
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Submitted by The Shadow on 6 December 2008
Cool demo.
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Submitted by leonofsgr on 6 December 2008
short... and ugly creature
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Submitted by Mace on 6 December 2008
Funny... the other day I was thinking "is there a single demo that has a recipe for food in it?"
Now I know there is, and a funny one too :)
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Submitted by Hein on 6 December 2008
Oswald, indeed. A tiny bit too tightly timed, crashing the border flipflop.
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Submitted by Oswald on 6 December 2008
2 the bug: looks like "badline-less" mode. if you miss to open the borders in any frame the screen will close. prolly that happens.
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Submitted by Hein on 6 December 2008
Heh, one for the goof, Ptoing. Not tested on a real c64. Maybe later I will upload a new (fixed) version, if other people crash into the same issue, which most likely will happen.
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Submitted by ptoing on 6 December 2008
Nice effect, tho it does not run on my C64-II, or at least there I only hear music and see a black screen.
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Submitted by DRAX on 6 December 2008
Cool and atmospheric music... The music is definately based on the atmosphere and I like it... Nice twisting octopus... Looking forward to seeing more from you two!
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Submitted by Richard on 6 December 2008
Very nice :)
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Submitted by Oswald on 6 December 2008
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Submitted by Mermaid on 6 December 2008
Lovely octopus, shame about the music
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Submitted by G-Fellow on 6 December 2008
Amazing animation of the Octopus and i really like how it´s painted, the music fits perfect to the demo.

I wished some blue bubbles would move up and some little fishes would swim around the Octopus. Maybe in Octopus II with bacon and fried potatoes. :-D

Good work !
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