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Happy Birthday TP   [2009]

Happy Birthday TP Released by :

Release Date :
9 July 2009

Type :
C64 One-File Demo

User rating:*****_____  4.8/10 (6 votes)   See votestatistics

Credits :
Code .... Darth Plagueis of Avatar, Forces of Evil, KrionyX
Music .... Geir Tjelta of SHAPE
Graphics .... Darth Plagueis of Avatar, Forces of Evil, KrionyX
Text .... Darth Plagueis of Avatar, Forces of Evil, KrionyX
Charset .... Darth Plagueis of Avatar, Forces of Evil, KrionyX

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User Comment
Submitted by plagueis on 15 November 2014
It's amazing how much I 'pooched the screw' on the design here. Even forgot to set priority on at least one or both stars over/under scroller. And yes, the logo was terrible because "I DREW IT!" :)
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Submitted by Tim on 17 July 2009
ah darn.. no rotating stars? except for the logo this is uber-cute :)
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Submitted by plagueis on 12 July 2009
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Submitted by The Shadow on 12 July 2009
The rotating characters is a cool and fresh effect!
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Submitted by daison on 12 July 2009
Taking it from the screenshot I was kind of hoping the start would be moving an rotating too, but nevertheless this is a sweet product and a very nice way to wish TP a happy birtday.

The tech looks smooth (but the colors... ;)

Anyway, you just keep on making progress and it already makes me excited about your next product. Keep it up m8!

p.s. better late than never; happy birthday Eric! :)
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Submitted by plagueis on 11 July 2009
hahaha, Glad you liked the demo...I had a lot of fun making it!
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Submitted by The Phantom on 11 July 2009
Nice B. Thank you very much :D

My wife took me camping for my birthday. She also gave me a kick ass purple sunburst electric guitar (purple is my favorite color). I've only played with it for 20 minutes (tuning it) and then she took me camping :O

I'm about to have some leftover cake, a cup of coffee and then play guitar.

I really enjoyed this production. Nice flow to it and I can finally see what you meant with the rotating characters. The tech-tech came out very nice too.

I'm glad you've taken to ml so quickly. I think you've already surpassed my coding skills, if not, you soon will. Keep up the good work and let's not make any future project a nightmare ;)
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Submitted by tbolt on 11 July 2009
@Darth Plagueis: yep, the video mode was the problem. Maybe more planning in the future for parts and layout, colors, effects, that sorta thing. Good you're moving along in the learning process.
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Submitted by JackAsser on 10 July 2009

@Kickback: Did I just spot you use the 'part' word instead of the 'page' word. Man, have I converted an NTSC-scener? :D
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Submitted by Kickback on 10 July 2009
My head is rollin LOL!!! Nice little part and I guess TP is getting older and older GEEZER!
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Submitted by plagueis on 10 July 2009
@Thunderbolt: If you see flickering then you are either running in PAL mode, or you are multitasking too much with the emu in Windows. It runs great on my NTSC c64 and on my Vice in NTSC mode. I now test all my demos on the real c64...now that I have a MMC Replay it's fast and easy.
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Submitted by tbolt on 10 July 2009
Good old tech-tech, but seems like lots of flickering in there. Maybe the emu is to blame?
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Submitted by OSC on 10 July 2009
OK, who is TP?

The Phantom
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Submitted by NecroPolo on 10 July 2009
I just can't read the rolling text in places :) It feels a bit like picking wine from a bottle with chopsticks.

That is, part of the fun, I guess :D
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Submitted by Stainless Steel on 10 July 2009
OK, who is TP?
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Submitted by Mr. Majestyk on 10 July 2009
Looks like the old phrase "Hobbit'ed Colors" is coming back in style! ;)
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Submitted by plagueis on 10 July 2009
@Groepaz: heheh, yeah, the damage came when I drew and colorized the logo assuming a black background. Then I decided to retrofit the logo with colors which fit the new scheme for the demo page...but not necessarily the style and usage of the logo. Nevertheless, I coded my first tech-tech effect...which taught me how to properly count cycles...and then the 2nd goal of this project (aside from the birthday cheer!) ...porting the character rotation effect from a demo viewed on my Amiga 500. My greatest satisfaction in developing this production was getting the characters rotating. But as a logo graphician...my journey has obviously just begun.
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Submitted by grennouille on 9 July 2009
Refreshing! Sounds and look like one of those cutie japanese games! Bravo!
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Submitted by Groepaz on 9 July 2009
yay, only ntsc people can come up with such color combinations for a logo :o)
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Submitted by Jon on 9 July 2009
Thanks for the greet!
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Submitted by grennouille on 9 July 2009
As soon as I'm home I'll check this freshly looking demo. Now if only this workday would end...
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