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I made demake of C64 Max Headroom demo ( csdb.dk/release/?id=26784 ). Now it is animated 120x80|75px Max Headroom avatar, two versions: with & w/o background. (I shortened background a bit, because of better scaling and it looked too much dark imho)
At first I wanted to make set of Max avatars, because there are 5 versions of it: blue and gray (originals), gray with yellow, double Max, Max 9 (nine "tv screens"). I am not sure anymore, because of scaling - it could be blury for double and 9. Still, grey has same frames but different animation (much more interesting imho).
Tell me which version do you like more (or if you equally like it, or do you like it at all), so I could make grey version (with different animation). I could add "stand" to framed version above, so it will look like TV (or lcd monitor)
I made demake of C64 Max Headroom demo ( csdb.dk/release/?id=26784 ). Tell me which version do you like more (or if you equally like it, or do you like it at all), so I could make grey version (with different animation). I could add "stand" to framed version above, so it will look like TV (or lcd monitor)
edit: and interlaced ("tv") version. Effect cost 1kB (29kB instead 28), not bad.
edit2: Added Grey-i mirror (it is more natural to look at right, at the forum posts) and made recompression of all pics. Blue is now 134,3 kB (134344 bytes), Grey only 27,1 kB (27124 bytes), Grey-i 28,8 kB (28799 bytes), Grey-i mirror 28,9 kB (28876 bytes).
Last Edit: Nov 20, 2018 3:25:14 GMT by crispin: added 4th pic, all pics recompressed.
spannernick, here is one gift for you, to cheer you up: I hope you'll like it.
What is better for background of your avatar then Blue Max airplane, spinning in your glory (and glory of C64 revival, of course)? Unfortunately, "Rule, Britannia!" tune that belongs to it could not be attached to gif, but we'll pretend it is here.
And here is another jewel of Synapse Software, just for the love of all Englanders around... Zeppelin, holding banner of our beloved community.
Some tech info: Animation contains 377 frames that I managed to crush it to 190kB, without losing details or visible noise artefacts (because of 8-bit color reduction). At one point working file was 22MB! Interesting fact: original jpg is 28kB, but ani-gif with added Blue Max animation only is just 23kB!
I managed to retain original Blue Max animation, but I had to make Zeppelin travel double speed, because of banner behind - it will be too slow otherwise.
2nd version is of double speed, 189 frames, 87kB only. It is heavily optimized, but is losing some minor fine details of beautiful original drawing.
I am still discovering magical wisdom of GIMP's AnimStack sorcery. Many spells to learn...
TheC64 Community Shoutbox.. At the moment Guests can leave messages so give it a try and say hello..
I'm Don . Having game troubles: I'm trying to play games in classic mode. I'm using dirmaster to load these games to a USB stick. Some play but others no joystick operation. Also , how do I change games that are in a weird graphics character mode, i.e. Manic Mansion and others?
Jan 21, 2020 16:46:42 GMT
Frank C64: Hi. I have another suggestion for a firmware update: Support for all four disk drives. Since it is already in VICE it should be a no-brainer to add. I would love that feature, as it would make it soooo much easier to work with my old Pascal 64 compiler.
Jan 18, 2020 21:18:15 GMT
spannernick: Shell: If you have THEC64 Maxi then use Classic Mode.
Jan 1, 2020 17:38:03 GMT
Shell: Is there an official way to swap disks for the TheC64? Other than folders and all that stuff? Tried to find solution but it's all old info...
Dec 31, 2019 21:38:55 GMT
pantera: Found the solution for getting Mindshadow two disk version to work, _ad needs to be put on the end of the filename and fast loading needs to be turned off. ie. MNDSHDW1_ad.D64 and MNDSHDW2_ad.D64
Dec 31, 2019 7:26:07 GMT
RubiconVale: Got my mini on Friday. Thanks for this community! So far everything has been working great.
Dec 30, 2019 21:24:56 GMT
pantera: Has anyone managed to get Mindshadow to run properly on TheC64 Maxi ? The single file version works, up to the point where you get off the island, then crashes. The two disk version will not load. The two disk version loads fine on CCS64
Dec 29, 2019 22:58:03 GMT
DJ Killmore: Any audio out option? I'm not seeing one.
Dec 28, 2019 4:01:28 GMT
FROGMAN COMPUTER LABS: EDIT NAME ERROR
Dec 28, 2019 2:46:25 GMT