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X-Troll Demos - The final Swobbler

The final Swobbler (1989)

The final swobbler, which is a horizontal picture distorter, had been the result of a Troll internal competition. In the end Sunnyboy and Nexus 6 had the better code.

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SC1224 left slice Screenshot from the Final Swobbler - Credits SC1224 right slice
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Their routines where fast enough to draw 200 lines (with music), while mine could only render 197 lines (without music) in one vbl. As some kind of punishment, I had to draw the graphics. Because I never painted anything on the ST before, I used an ASM Cover for "inspiration" and converted it to the ST pixel by pixel. This robot was one of my very first computer graphics, and I think it's not very well done but we used it anyway.

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SC1224 left slice Screenshot of the Final Swobbler - Click to download the disk! SC1224 right slice
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We don't cheat in any way in this demo and with generated code or a specially designed picture (the picture can be replaced by any other 4 bitplane 320*200 pixel graphic) we could have drawn more lines, but we needed only 200 lines to fill an Atari lo-res screen. 

As usual everything had been done quick and dirty and so it runs on Saint 0.99 if you switch to 1 MB only (you have to because it only works with exactly 1 MB). If you want to look at it, just download this disk-image with the complete Source (GFA-Assembler) and the executable program. If you want to replace the disted picture, just copy another "BLOBL.PI1" to the root directory.

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1989 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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