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New demo - "Egypt, 2600BC"

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At the Silly Venture party the theme for the VCS/2600 compo was to celebrate the 40 year anniversary of this fantastic piece of hardware.

Together with Mermaid I put together a little entry and sent to the competition:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VDm974mpLU

 

You can get the ROM file here (for PAL only):

 

http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=72716

 

 

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It appears to me that files with the 3F suffix tells the Harmony those use the Tigervision 3F bank switching scheme, while files with the BIN suffix would need to autodetect, like Stella also does. By offering files with the 3F suffix, the demo won't risk to be misdetected by Harmony and fail to run. Stella on the other hand has menu settiings to manually select bank switching in case it fails to autodetect.

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It appears to me that files with the 3F suffix tells the Harmony those use the Tigervision 3F bank switching scheme, while files with the BIN suffix would need to autodetect, like Stella also does. By offering files with the 3F suffix, the demo won't risk to be misdetected by Harmony and fail to run. Stella on the other hand has menu settiings to manually select bank switching in case it fails to autodetect.

 

 

Ah, you're right, I just compared the two files, and they are indeed identical (up to the suffix).

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Thank you all for the positive comments!

 

And carlsson is exactly right regarding the 3F-extension, it's just to force the correct bankswithing scheme.

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Awesome, nice colors on the Egyptian people (Anubis?) Even single color per scanline it was really well designed.

 

Like the spirally thing around the scarab. Didn't notice at first it went in front and behind the image.

 

Now I want a cart :D

 

This and the Atari 40 demo...

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Awesome, nice colors on the Egyptian people (Anubis?) Even single color per scanline it was really well designed.

Thank you, the pictures were fun to do! Thank you to everyone else as well for your kind comments!

 

You're correct; the man with the canine head is Anubis. In 2600 BC he was still the most important Egyptian god of the dead and the afterlife. The woman with a fish crown on her head and an Atari CX10 joystick in her hand is the fish-goddess Hatmehit, a goddess of life and protection.

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Wow!  Just saw this the other day on YouTube and I am blown away by the graphics, effects and music being pulled off in this demo.  Just awe inspiring seeing what can be accomplished on the Atari 2600 with a bit of clever programming.

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Easily my favorite demo so far. Brilliantly done. I love demos that tell a story and not only tack one part after the other. 

Is there any blog or website that explains the parts and technical details some more?

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