Try doing this on a Commodore, Amstrad or Spectrum,

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Try doing this on a Commodore, Amstrad or Spectrum,

Post by SCALEBACK » Sat Sep 27, 2014 11:23 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oc_nCbZ4oo
Yeah, I know it's bolloxs but it was done by a lone, very amateur hobbyist using cheap software.

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Re: Try doing this on a Commodore, Amstrad or Spectrum,

Post by markopoloman » Sat Sep 27, 2014 11:46 am

:?: Eh?? What's that got to do with Commodore, Amstrad and Spectrum?
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Re: Try doing this on a Commodore, Amstrad or Spectrum,

Post by SCALEBACK » Sat Sep 27, 2014 12:58 pm

Didn't Jeff Minter do something similar for the commie 64? Can't remember the name of the title but he did the same sort of thing.
But what I did wasn't from a game. BTW I'm not a troll, PBU, attention seeker, spammer or WUM and any I do is purely accidental and not intended.
All I did was put a few sound samples together and I'm sure I've mention a Casio VL1 and..

what could have been done
with one..
ha ha.
It was done by an amateur
on Magic Music Maker..
Da da da

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Re: Try doing this on a Commodore, Amstrad or Spectrum,

Post by Antiriad2097 » Sat Sep 27, 2014 4:52 pm

I reckon you could replicate that pretty close on a C64, and near identical on a Commodore Amiga.

Jeff never did any significant music afaik, but he has knocked out a few lightsyths.

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Re: Try doing this on a Commodore, Amstrad or Spectrum,

Post by SCALEBACK » Sat Sep 27, 2014 5:14 pm

Antiriad2097 wrote:I reckon you could replicate that pretty close on a C64, and near identical on a Commodore Amiga.

Jeff never did any significant music afaik, but he has knocked out a few lightsyths.

Is your username meant to be ironic?
Yeah, know it's bollocks but It was dead easy to do.
All I did was combine a few samples in Magix Music Maker 2013 (Forty five quid from Klaus Ohlson). I've also got an M-audio Keystation 32 Mini USB Keyboard.

As for the user name, there's a very dark name of a demonic nature behind it. Scaleback's just a demonic cannibal psychopath who appears regularly in my works of fiction (he'd be a good boss for a DOOM style game).
What I want to do is make gaming and a few other videos (I've already got a Sinclair Spectrum loading and opening sequence combining modern clip art and photography on external hard drive. It's part of an '80s themed vdeo I wanted to do but I ran out of ideas and I could do th3 '80s sound track (yes, the Speccy makes a cameo appearance and gets a mention) but I only got past the intro sequence before running out of ideas).

As for animation, who says animation has to have a plot?

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Re: Try doing this on a Commodore, Amstrad or Spectrum,

Post by joefish » Sat Sep 27, 2014 6:29 pm

So why post something you've just done on modern hardware and modern software onto a retro machines forum if you're not either (a) trolling or (b) being a teensy bit daft?
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Re: Try doing this on a Commodore, Amstrad or Spectrum,

Post by SCALEBACK » Sat Sep 27, 2014 6:50 pm

B (sorry).
It was done in the same way some games were done back in the '80s, a hobbyist left alone with a computer and experimenting. I did that myself but the trouble is, the morons at Google headquarters decided to mess about with Google so I can't get back into my original account, the idiotic bar stards!
They wouldn't like it if somebody hacked into their server and messed about with it would they?

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Re: Try doing this on a Commodore, Amstrad or Spectrum,

Post by thompson9980 » Sat Sep 27, 2014 7:21 pm

If there was a lettuce growing game on the Speccy, I missed it.

This is the best random thread for ages! Have you been smoking crack?
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Re: Try doing this on a Commodore, Amstrad or Spectrum,

Post by SCALEBACK » Sat Sep 27, 2014 7:29 pm

thompson9980 wrote:! Have you been smoking crack?
No. Had a couple of cans of Kronenbourg 1664 and experimenting with video effects.
I haven't done the full version yet and the bit I posted was just experimental so the cabbage might not be in the final edit.

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Re: Try doing this on a Commodore, Amstrad or Spectrum,

Post by thompson9980 » Sat Sep 27, 2014 7:35 pm

I guess my inability to distinguish lettuce for cabbage is good evidence that I, myself, have been toking on the old crack pipe, lol.
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Re: Try doing this on a Commodore, Amstrad or Spectrum,

Post by markopoloman » Sat Sep 27, 2014 11:11 pm

Ahhh! Ok, it was done by you. I assumed you found this oddity on youtube and posted it for some obscure reason :lol: The bit in your first post that said 'it was done by a lone, very amateur hobbyist using cheap software' made it sound like someone else did it.

Extremely odd though. But well done all the same for your creative side using traditional methods.
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Re: Try doing this on a Commodore, Amstrad or Spectrum,

Post by SCALEBACK » Sun Sep 28, 2014 5:07 am

markopoloman wrote:Ahhh! Ok, it was done by you. I assumed you found this oddity on youtube and posted it for some obscure reason :lol: The bit in your first post that said 'it was done by a lone, very amateur hobbyist using cheap software' made it sound like someone else did it.

Extremely odd though. But well done all the same for your creative side using traditional methods.

It only took me few minutes and the software can be easily obtained or downloaded.
There're a few things similar on Youtube that were done by professionals using 3d graphics and like I said, who says animation has to have a plot?

I've got some good alternatives to Photoshop (not as advanced but you can do ZX81 style graphics and Spectrum demo style animated sequences on them as well and you haven't seen what I do to my photographs.....

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Re: Try doing this on a Commodore, Amstrad or Spectrum,

Post by Nin10dofan » Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:12 pm

SCALEBACK wrote:
Sat Sep 27, 2014 11:23 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oc_nCbZ4oo
Yeah, I know it's bolloxs but it was done by a lone, very amateur hobbyist using cheap software.
Try doing what on a Commodore, amstrad, spectrum

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Re: Try doing this on a Commodore, Amstrad or Spectrum,

Post by ivarf » Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:06 am

SCALEBACK wrote:
Sat Sep 27, 2014 11:23 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oc_nCbZ4oo
Yeah, I know it's bolloxs but it was done by a lone, very amateur hobbyist using cheap software.
We can do the lone, amateur hobbyist part including cheap software.
But the only machine of the 3 that can do the colour is the Amstrad and
the only machine that can do the sound is the Commodore 64

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