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#1 Heaven/TQA OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:22 PM

I totally missed Sandors link to the history of HARD.

Very interesting read:

https://demozoo.org/groups/33628/

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Posted Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:32 PM

Sandor kept pressing on the reset button during some sensitive parts of the Joyride development that resulted in loss of work multiple times, therefore Farkas sellotaped a flat piece of lego over the button so that Sandor couldn't accidentally press it by instinct - that worked!

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Posted Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:49 PM

Thanks for the link.  I'll have to give this a read after work tonight.



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Posted Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:35 PM

A very interesting read. Enlightening. I always assumed all the European coders/demo teams from the late 80's and 90's came from countries where the Atari 8-bit was popular, with a decade of software and books and magazines and demos available. And it seems like the HARD guys were the only Atari coders in all of Hungary and had to learn it all from trial and error is very impressive. They say necessity breeds invention and Hard are proof-of-concept with all they did to improve POKEY music and stuff like HIP software graphic mode that got the ball rolling on all the software graphic modes, and tools to use them, we have now. 


Edited by Gunstar, Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:38 PM.


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Posted Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:34 PM

Great story.






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