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Ghost Story   [2009]

Ghost Story Released by :
Oxyron [web]

Release Date :
19 September 2009

Type :
C64 Graphics  (HiRes)

Released At :
Silesia Party 3

Achievements :
C64 Graphics Competition at Silesia Party 3 :  #14

User rating:*********_  9.2/10 (23 votes)   See votestatistics
*********_  9.1/10 (11 votes) - Public votes only.

Credits :
Graphics .... Veto of Oxyron

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User Comment
Submitted by Jak T Rip on 19 October 2009
voted best Veto picture so far :)
User Comment
Submitted by Hoild on 24 September 2009
Veto: That is a known issue, C64 Y/C should never be directly connected to a standard S-video/"SVHS" input. AFAIK the Chroma signal level produced by VIC-II is higher than what S-video uses, you should add a resistor of 140-170 ohms or so to that line.

Various devices handle the non-standard signal level in different ways, one projector I tested had internal signal level calibration and protection for video inputs, and by auto-calibrating to the high Chroma level it messed up Luma values, making the picture very dark and lacking contrast.
User Comment
Submitted by v3to on 22 September 2009
thanks for the kind words. it is a real pleasure to read, especially according to the position in the compo.

like cresh said, the pic looked really bad on the big screen. the yellow parts were extremly bright. i assume that this is an s-video-issue, because there was a similar effect on my c64 using a tv-capture card. the fire and tree branches are completely alienated. it is more like watching a bad scan or graphic bugs or whatever.
User Comment
Submitted by Medicus on 22 September 2009
Now this is underrated.
User Comment
Submitted by booker on 22 September 2009
Quoting Randall
@booker: i don't think your comparison is well in place - Veto is an artistic spirit, while i'm just not good at writing hits ;)

You are good on down-rating your talent and productions instead :P ;-)
User Comment
Submitted by Tom-Cat on 22 September 2009
Perfection in high res :)
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Submitted by Hate Bush on 22 September 2009
i gave it a 9 at the party, got instantly charmed by its colourfulness.
@booker: i don't think your comparison is well in place - Veto is an artistic spirit, while i'm just not good at writing hits ;)
User Comment
Submitted by booker on 22 September 2009
As to why this art ended up #14 would be probably an interesting case study for a psychologist.

(just silently counting Drax would show up next year ;> )
User Comment
Submitted by Stainless Steel on 22 September 2009
Awesome hires kung fu by Veto.
User Comment
Submitted by Kristian on 22 September 2009
This is great art. Only getting a 14th place is just stupid.
User Comment
Submitted by nada on 22 September 2009
I am very glad, a good work is recognized here !!! \o/
User Comment
Submitted by booker on 22 September 2009
As I said to Veto after the compos I think this art is too ambitious (too good) as for party gfx release. It has too many details, it has a theme of the ghost in the fire...it's too good. It has a tremendous kixxass efect on a laptop or real C64 when you have all the time to appreciate every bit of it.

Similar happens to Randall's tunes - they don't win the msx compos and he knows exactly why they can won only internet compos, where people have time to listen over and over again.
User Comment
Submitted by yago on 21 September 2009
So many Details, this is one of the Pictures worth watching hours
User Comment
Submitted by irwin on 21 September 2009
Deserves to top three, i don't why is only 14 place. 10/10
User Comment
Submitted by Hoild on 21 September 2009
No.#14? It must be a joke, WTF is wrong with you party people?
User Comment
Submitted by NecroPolo on 21 September 2009
That was seriously downvoted on Silesia. Great pic, indeed.
User Comment
Submitted by Jammer on 21 September 2009
14th place fot this is serious crime, argh. still, cave is still my no.1 :P
User Comment
Submitted by leonofsgr on 21 September 2009
my winner! 11/10
User Comment
Submitted by Leming on 21 September 2009
Excellent piece, I love the tornado fire thingy. It has amazed me how low you scored at the party but hey its not all about numbers in life (unless you're an accountant). Great release - your actually first under Oxyron label :) YEAAAH :)My respects.
User Comment
Submitted by Cresh on 21 September 2009
Great picture! Should be much higher for sure.
The problem was it looked really bad on the screen at Silesia. Bad luck! :|
Veto, it was nice to see you again. :]
User Comment
Submitted by Madhead on 21 September 2009
i wonder how could this picture achieve to get 14th place in the compo, must be very hard.
User Comment
Submitted by Joe on 21 September 2009
Fantastic technique, great atmosphere and nice choice of perspective.
User Comment
Submitted by Deev on 20 September 2009
The fire is superb, I love how the colours look to swirl around in it. Also like the way the silhouette of the tree hangs over it. The people don't look quite as good, but still overall nice pic and should've definitely placed a lot higher in my opinion.
User Comment
Submitted by Xiny6581 on 20 September 2009
Great atmosphere. It looks like something from an adventure game/mind/dream. Wow, I am highly impressed!
User Comment
Submitted by Mermaid on 20 September 2009
I really like this pic, surprised it didn't place higher - great use of singlecolour bitmap!
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