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Pearls for Pigs (35 tracks) [pal only]   [2009]

Pearls for Pigs (35 tracks) [pal only] Released by :
WVL, Xenon [web]

Release Date :
3 April 2009

Type :
C64 Demo

User rating:*********_  9/10 (5 votes)   See votestatistics

Credits :
Code .... Megabrain of Xenon
  WVL of Slash Design, Xenon
Music .... A-Man of Xenon
Graphics .... Electric of Extend
  Oxbow of Xenon
  Valsary of Elysium
  WVL of Slash Design, Xenon
Loader .... Krill of Plush

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http://csdb.dk/getinternalfile.php/73074/pearls_for_pigs.d64 (downloads: 1246)

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User Comment
Submitted by MagerValp on 4 April 2009
Interesting, sounds a lot like my implementation of LZSS - near RLE speed when unpacking, but handles patterns as well for better compression. Which reminds me that I need to play a bit with it some day to see how much is gained from a larger compression window...
User Comment
Submitted by WVL on 4 April 2009
Yes, there was already a 35 track version, but that was just a quick hack that needed 2 disksides, and didnt even ask the user to turn the disk..

LZWVL is a simple cruncher, built for speed only. It's a lot better than RLE-kind of packers, and worse than byteboozer or levelcrusher. But it's almost as fast in depack speed as a RLE packer.. It just sits at a different point in the compromise between depack speed and compression ratio, which gives you more options and choice :)

BTW, you didnt see the distortion before, because you don't have a coder's eye ;)
User Comment
Submitted by Jammer on 4 April 2009
rambones >> afaik every stretcher has this 'bug'. it's just simplification of calculations identical with sound stretching in older audio software - you could easily hear this 'stammering'. here, the checkerboard is used as a texture thus it's yet more noticeable.
User Comment
Submitted by MagerValp on 4 April 2009
WVL said on IRC that he just sent out the 35 track as a private beta to a few folks.

The screenshot is not buggy, it's from when it stretches.
User Comment
Submitted by SIDWAVE on 4 April 2009
why this ?
didnt WVL already release a 35t version ?

why does the screenshot has bugs ?
User Comment
Submitted by iAN CooG on 3 April 2009
Less compression but I think is faster in decompression =)
Actually all the demo data could be heavily compressed with exomizer and would fit <640blocks, probably it's too slow in decompression.
User Comment
Submitted by MagerValp on 3 April 2009
So... how does LZWVL compare to Exomizer? Faster? Harder? Scooter?
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