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X-Troll Demos - Outline 2006 Compo Entries

X-Troll entered the boot sector compo with the following entries:

Alive Jukebox - 2nd Place at the Outline 2006 Wild Compo

When we heard people complain about the huge CPU consumption of decent chiptunes we were thinking about a way to put an end to that. And honestly we were also bored with jukeboxes that just had a menu and a small scroller on screen. So what can be made better? 1st of all "make everything bigger", 2nd "stay synced to the music". This cried for more information than you normally get from the YM and Cyclone asked Dark Angel to add an information interface to his music replay routine for Music-Mon.

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SC1224 left slice Alive Jukebox by Cyclone / X-Troll SC1224 right slice
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This interface supplies all the necessary information like which instrument is played on which note, you can also get a readout of the sample which is currently played. That was a major step to finishing this demo. However, due to the fact that some of those tunes need about 70 percent of the vbl our attempt was quite minimalistic. If you use tunes which are more dedicated to be used inside demos you can do a lot more, but the aim of that demo was only to establish an example of the potential of the interface. We hope other jukeboxes will use it as well in the future, therefore we will publish example code in Alive 13 soon.

1.  Intro  Dark Angel  
2.  Bootro  Stu / Dropdabomb  
3.  Danger  Stu / Dropdabomb  
4.  Machine  Stu / Dropdabomb  
5.  Insectz  Stu / Dropdabomb  
6.  Fluffy  Re?mo / Dropdabomb  
7.  Bass  Re?mo / Dropdabomb  
8.  Retina  Stu / Dropdabomb  
9.  Sorn  Marcer / Alive Team  
10.  Gimme  Marcer / Alive Team  
11.  Datadance Remix  Stu / Dropdabomb  
12.  Atari UCR  Stu / Dropdabomb  
13.  Here we go  Marcer / Alive Team  

You can support the composers and order the EP from Retinascan. However if you just like to download some MP3s they are also available there.

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2006 Dropdabomb, Frank Lautenbach (Dark Angel), Marcer and Heinz Rudolf (Cyclone/X-Troll)


 

Boot-Plasma - 1st Place at the Outline 2006 Boot Sector Compo

Again the question was, what would be possible with 512 bytes, or even more precise 480 bytes if you subtract the reserved bytes for the disk information. This time Cyclone created a plasma with some synchronized 15 kHz sound.

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Even if the boot sector exits to the Desktop I'd recommend a complete reboot since some programs seem to have problems with some leftovers in RAM.

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2006 Heinz Rudolf (Cyclone/X-Troll)


 

X-Troll a demo crew on Atari ST, Atari STE and Mega ST 16 bit computers was founded in 1988 and consisted of Sunnyboy, Nexus 6 and the Cyclone. Their releases were: Acid-Intro, Sprite Magic, The final Swobbler, The Longscreen, The Cyclones New Year Demo, AudioPac Demo, Digidrum Demo and the best Atari game ever Lethal Xcess, the follow up to Wings of Death.

 
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