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25 Years of Yie Ar Kung-Fu   [2010]

25 Years of Yie Ar Kung-Fu Released by :
Oxyron [web]

Release Date :
3 October 2010

Type :
C64 Graphics  (NUFLI)

Fan vs Pole

Released At :

Achievements :
C64 Graphics Competition at X'2010 :  #1

User rating:**********  9.6/10 (46 votes)   See votestatistics
**********  9.9/10 (15 votes) - Public votes only.

Credits :
Graphics .... Veto of Arsenic, Oxyron

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Submitted by Frantic on 7 June 2023
Love this
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Submitted by katon on 13 March 2023
Amazing !
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Submitted by katon on 13 March 2023
Amazing !
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Submitted by rail slave on 26 April 2017
Masterclass in color! ambitious with all that mist
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Submitted by celticdesign on 11 March 2015
For sure one of the best pics ever made...
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Submitted by Shine on 10 September 2012
Veto kikkZ aZZ :) *unbelievableClassiness*
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Submitted by G-Fellow on 17 January 2012
Veto you are simply one of the best graphicians.
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Submitted by Yazoo on 19 January 2011
yea ok. well... this is a masterpiece. the proportions of the girl dont seem wrong to me at a first look. but maybe the left leg may be a bit "too high" to be correct... doesnt matter to me. the only thing i am not 100% happy with is the sky on the left. rest is just brilliant to be honest. i dont like this nufli or whatever mode too much because for me its some kind of a .jpg format for the c64 (you may just google for oil paintings or other drawings and convert them and you will have a winner) but thats maybe just me and doesnt matter much. i know veto did everything by hand - just talking in general.
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Submitted by leonofsgr on 29 October 2010
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Submitted by The Phantom on 22 October 2010
I always loved this game. The fight between Buchu and "Fans" is on!

Great work. Amazing detail.
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Submitted by Mace on 22 October 2010
My favourite at the compo. By far.
But somehow I'd like to see more contrast between the two figures and the background...

@ Frantic: easy on the inhaler, dude! ;-)
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Submitted by blackdroid on 13 October 2010
wow! nice set of pixels.
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Submitted by Jazzcat on 11 October 2010
Awesome pic! Nice one Veto, your style is so unique on this machine!
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Submitted by Frantic on 10 October 2010
It is weird.. When I look at this picture I get the impression that I am looking at a different picture "behind" the actual pixels.. Let me explain... Somehow, when I look at this, I almost experience a picture with sub-pixel precision, although the pixelling style is somehow "sketchy". ..as if there is more than the pixels as such, and as if the picture was implied by the pixels rather than directly depicted by the pixels. The result is, as I said, that I almost see a sub-pixel precision picture in here. This is way different from how I see pictures from Archmage, Mirage, or STE'86 or so. When I look at their pictures I really rather see the pixels as the atomic building blocks of the picture. Was that comprehensible? Maybe it was just an over-analysis of something trivial? Dunno... :)
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Submitted by booker on 10 October 2010
Though some could say there's nothing new from Veto here, I'm glad there was a wall behind me when I saw this.
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Submitted by Rough on 8 October 2010
Nice to idea to remember good old Yie-Ar Kung Fu.
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Submitted by GT on 6 October 2010
Amazing work! Was nice to meet you again, and seeing you pixeling on this at X.
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Submitted by Stainless Steel on 5 October 2010
The anatomy on the girl isn't wrong, she's a sturdy bitch :-D
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Submitted by v3to on 5 October 2010
archmage - my first thought was: oops, damn i missed that point...

seriously the result makes me happy, regardless of flaws. and thanks to all your votes at x. i have no words for this, especially there were so many other excellent pics in the compo... duce, louie, sit, carrion, deev, bimber (to name a few) - you all deserved first place...

speaking of flaws: think it is no news that there are often issues with perspective, anatomy or composition in my pictures. that is exactly why i deal with that. just love to challenge myself, even though there is always risk of new fractures in the wallpaper... for same reason i truly appreciate critics
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Submitted by irwin on 5 October 2010
AWESOME! What more can i say? 11/10.
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Submitted by Wile Coyote on 4 October 2010
If I voted at X’2010, it might have gone something like:

#1 Don’t Turn/Ooz
I really like this picture. I think it’s my favourite from X’2010. I love all the obvious manual labour.

#2 25 Years of Yie Ar Kung-Fu /Veto
Great NUFLI image, and manages not to look like a ZX Spectrum image. The foliage to the lower left works really well. I’m not to sure about the female to the left.

#3 Must Ache the Moustache /Duce
Great use of hires. Upper and lower border always gets a thumbs up. I don’t know what it is, but some hires seem a bit more ZX Spectrum than others.

Good to see a lot of entries to this years X, just too bad many of them look like they have at some point be passed through a converter.
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Submitted by Akira on 4 October 2010
VEto's done it again. I really like this one, it seems a lot more detailed than previous Veto pics, and the transitions between colors seem smoother too.
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Submitted by Frantic on 4 October 2010
Hmm.. I may be a lamer, but what exactly is supposed to be wrong with the anatomy in this pic?
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Submitted by saehn on 4 October 2010
What Archmage said, great feedback. My favorite Veto pics have been the earliest ones (Breath, Strangers, and Xray) because with those, precise anatomy wasn't necessary and the subject matter worked well with the style. Anyway, congratulations!
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Submitted by Norvax on 4 October 2010
WOW. the amount of detail in this piece of art blows my imagination....
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Submitted by Archmage on 4 October 2010
Again I find myself a bit divided when it comes to Veto's pictures. With two successive wins in a row and out of respect I think he deserves an honest opinion instead of just the usual "whoa amazing!" pat on the back, so here goes. The theme is nice and interesting, the colours are very well applied, and the workload that has gone in to this is of course quite heavy. Even so, I find myself struggling when it comes to matters like anatomy, depth of field and the tablet based approach which I think makes it all a bit messy and half finished. I feel that the picture is left hanging at a stage where the real pixel work begins. That said, it is absolutely in the top three at the X competition this year. And congratulations on the first place of course!

Edit: I didn't really want to take my criticism down to the level of nitpicking about details, I just wanted to explain my feelings about it rather than focus on flaws and come off as all cocky and jealous - because I am not, and I really like Veto for being the nicest guy under the sun and I have deep respect for his work. But, I said A and since Frantic asks me to say B, here's my five cents about anatomy. Try to picture the girl without her clothes (shouldn't be that hard after a lifetime of doing so, eh? ;)) and see how the thighs attach to a pelvis that is too wide in relation to the rest.
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Submitted by mikme on 4 October 2010
Great picture, Veto! Clever using of colors and shading. 10/10.
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Submitted by Ed on 4 October 2010
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Submitted by Hoild on 4 October 2010
I would like to vote this a 9/10, but I can't, because I feel the solid blue sky on the upper left unbalances the rich detail in all other parts of the picture. CSDb does not let me vote an 8.5/10 which I would, in consideration of the flaw that I found with the picture. And I certainly won't vote an 8/10, as that would be downvoting this pic.
-Consequently, I just simply enjoy it (except for that damn chunk of blue), without voting.

Anyone else noticed how cleverly Veto's signature is hidden in the organic pattern of the foliage?
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Submitted by Twoflower on 3 October 2010
The 130 hours you spent pixeling on this really payed off. :-) State of the art. Great way of utilizing NUFLI.
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Submitted by Morpheus on 3 October 2010
Well done Veto! Nice tribute to a great game. Love the leafs.
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Submitted by Frantic on 3 October 2010
Oh shit.. I love it!

Also, congrats for winning again! (Thinking of the #1 place at LCP 2009.)
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Submitted by Deev on 3 October 2010
the background is really nice, love all the detail there! I almost want the characters to move out of the way so I can see more of it :) Congrats on the win!
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Submitted by Joe on 3 October 2010
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Submitted by Motion on 3 October 2010
Truly excellent! So happy you won, Veto! :)
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Submitted by Ragnarok on 3 October 2010
whoa, you definitely earned your place. gratz.
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