Jump to content

Andrew Davie

  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Andrew Davie last won the day on July 26

Andrew Davie had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

5,327 Excellent

About Andrew Davie

  • Rank
    River Patroller

Profile Information

  • Custom Status
    Grumpy wise old wizard
  • Gender
  • Location

Recent Profile Visitors

34,366 profile views
  1. Here's a sample MovieCart binary to test. Note that this is a newer version than shown above - this one has the time digits corrected. https://www.dropbox.com/s/na24ontc5pfp4mr/knockonwood.mvc?dl=0
  2. Although I did the encoding for the above demo, it's but a minor contribution -- the tools and system were developed by @rbairos and I don't want to be seen to be taking any credit for that magnificent bit of work.
  3. It's probably changed hands nine times, with three deaths (and estate sales), two divorces, and handed down to (since born) grandchildren multiple times since originally sold/advertised. Could be hard to trace.
  4. Blade Runner is a very dark film, in more ways than one. I had my doubts that the visuals would translate well to MovieCart because of the mostly dark scenes in the movie. Surprisingly, though, with a bit of tweaking it has come up OK. Perhaps a bit over-saturated... https://www.dropbox.com/s/7sbkbqgszmokj1r/bladerunner.mvc?dl=0 As to saturation, the Kong vs. Rex fight was under-saturated in the original, but I found that colour cues are very important in making the MovieCart visuals work, and in this latest pass at that particular sequence, I have slightly saturated the colours. It looks great... https://www.dropbox.com/s/jq97ps5lkcd4v8w/kong2.mvc?dl=0 It's just a really amazing bit of encoding, given the very limited layout of the colours and resolution. I'd encourage everyone to have a look at TouchDesigner (used to encode these movies) - quite the interesting video/image processing workflow software.
  5. I don't understand the wording totally, but #1 sounds like it. You do want to have the hole there. You do need to make that "slot" pointed to by the arrow.
  6. Here are some re-encodings. I've been learning how best to tweak the various image parameters. There's a bit of a balance; increased dithering ("blend") reduces the vertical colour bands, but decreases resolution and legibility. These two have blend=0.85 and I think the resultant movies are a bit better than earlier renderings. kong... https://www.dropbox.com/s/8fkq9vwhr2ikv53/kongB0.85.mvc?dl=0 knock on wood... https://www.dropbox.com/s/x5lp40ap8qfpeps/knockonwoodB0.85.mvc?dl=0 Nb: These dropbox files are likely to disappear sooner rather than later so if you want them, make local copies please.
  7. Yes, it is a cutout. It's designed to allow you to place a shunt on those pins, which is removed for manual programming.
  8. Here is a short section in SECAM. If I release an actual binary, Stella would be contractually obliged to support
  9. I'd also like to see the TV format/palette of the encoding included. That is, perhaps 2 bits which indicate NTSC/PAL/SECAM. Useless for hardware, of course, but very useful for an emulator to auto-switch the palette when playing a moviecart.
  10. Here's another test-rendering. It's the Toy Story trailer. https://www.dropbox.com/s/zl1nrar3syht3sn/toystory.mvc?dl=0
  11. I have already printed 24 new PlusCart shells using the super-sturdy design. Ready to ship, if wanted.
  12. That CRT filter sure seems to over-emphasises the vertical black lines between the sprites. Maybe you could reduce the gap if you know the filter is on?
  13. I'm encoding "Princess Bride" - I thought these were amusing. They're the moviecart rendering of a NES baseball game being played in the movie....
  14. I am not setup with the correct branch of gopher to check/confirm behaviour definitively on that emulator.
  15. If an issue with the encode, then hard to explain why Gopher seems to display OK. Not thoroughly tested, but at least the last frame of kong is confirmed good on kong and bad on stella.
  • Create New...