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Badning   [1993]

Badning Released by :
Fairlight [web]

Release Date :
29 December 1993

Type :
C64 Graphics  (FLI)

Released At :
The Party 1993

Achievements :
C64 Graphics Competition at The Party 1993 :  #1

User rating:*******___  7.1/10 (8 votes)   See votestatistics

Credits :
Graphics .... Oxidy of Fairlight, Wrath Designs

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User Comment
Submitted by hedning on 1 February 2014
It's quite fun that Mermaids was released the day after, but in Poland. :)
User Comment
Submitted by Sander on 10 March 2010
I'm obviously wrong in my previous comments.
Sorry Oxidy - looking at the picture today makes me wonder what i was thinking.
User Comment
Submitted by Oxidy on 7 October 2006
To avoid further speculation. Yes, it's wired in a sense. But, not as you might think. At that period of time, I had no idea how to wire, so here's a walk-through of my "highly advanced" and very manual wiring technique. In case you want to try it yourself.

1) I placed the monitor of my newly bought pc besides my 1084S.
2) I loaded the image in some gfx-program and resized it to correct size.
3) I resized the width with 50%, and then doubled it. This gave me the c64 "multicolor" pixels.
4) I changed the colors to my at the time (and later leon's) favorite colors - the red/purple scale, which works nicely with the water motive.
5) I drew some helping lines every 4x4 chars I think it was.
6) With the PC image as a base, I repainted the entire picture in a FLI-editor on my c64.
7) And finally I dithered, and moved around pixels for many hours.

Every single pixel is set by hand (at least once), but sure, I had very good help from the PC.
More work and time than you can image is put into this picture.

I can also tell you about another technique I've used more than once. The good old overhead paper. A plastic see-through A4 sheet which was used in school for showing things on an overhead projector. Draw whatever you want, and place the OH-paper on top. Make lines (both x and y) on the OH-paper, and you have a nice set of squares. Now, you can pixel the contents of these boxes and get really nice proportions. This is something which I personally think is easier done on paper than on the screen with a Tac-2.
User Comment
Submitted by jailbird on 7 September 2006
WC: Sander refers to 100% matching proportions with the original image (http://tikaos.free.fr/ency/html_gal/galerie/siren19.jpg). Load up Photoshop and check for yourself.
I am not sure if it's wired or not, the dithering looks hand-pixelled to me.
User Comment
Submitted by chatGPZ on 25 August 2006
wc: Leguan ? yes this is obviously "wired". not in the traditional sense though...it has been created entirely on the c64, using godot. Frogger 64 is another example of HiLites godot period :)
User Comment
Submitted by leonofsgr on 25 August 2006
nice colors!
User Comment
Submitted by Twoflower on 30 January 2006
Yeah, Sander even ranted about it when I was visiting him the other day. Didn't understand that this picture was the one in question, though. Let's get the facts straight, right Sander? :-) After all, it was only 12 years ago.
User Comment
Submitted by Sander on 30 January 2006
This picture winning the GFX compo really was a turndown.. I'm still quite convinced it was wired. Oxidy?
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