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A dive into the making of Immersion, a 64kB intro
By Thom Holwerda on 2018-04-16 01:37:47

64kB intros, 64k for short, are like demos but with an added arbitrary limitation on the size: they must fit entirely within a single binary file of no more than 65536 bytes. No extra assets, no network, no extra libraries: the usual rule is that it should run on a freshly installed Windows PC with up to date drivers.

This is crazy.

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farbrausch is good at this
By Kochise on 2018-04-16 04:51:24
http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?wh...
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RE: "64K"
By Carewolf on 2018-04-16 16:06:00
The original Amiga scene put the demos on pirated copies of games on floppy disks, so they only had was left unused on the floppy by the game or what they could optimize away by compressing game assets a bit harder. So it could be 64kb, but it could also be smaller or bigger.
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RE[2]: "64K"
By Kochise on 2018-04-16 17:37:10
http://flashtro.com/
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Is it???
By brostenen on 2018-04-16 22:12:24
"This is Crazy" Is it? Then check out 4kb.
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RE: No.
By Kochise on 2018-04-17 14:31:45
Bootro -> 512 bytes
Cracktro -> introduction to pirated games, as light as possible
Demo -> standalone, from 512 bytes to full disk (720KB, 1.44MB) or installation (several MB)

Some insight on the Atari ST side :

http://replicants.free.fr/intros... / https://demozoo.org/groups/31491/
http://www.theisozone.com/downlo... / https://demozoo.org/groups/2228/
https://www7.in.tum.de/~brandtf/m... / https://demozoo.org/groups/2173/

http://aldabase.com/tag/atari-st...
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RE[2]: No.
By Superflukin on 2018-04-17 15:56:42
I was there. Had a 1st place on TG92 Light with music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p...

And other top results, see more on that chan.

It is how I say. That there was a parallel cracking scene has little to do with the "demoscene", as an indie-phenomena of much more complexity, and without a focus on games.

Edited 2018-04-17 15:58 UTC
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RE: "64K"
By zima on 2018-04-17 20:18:23
Hm? Scene was very much a non-PC phenomena for a long time, at the very least in places where people simply couldn't afford for a long time PCs or even Amigas (like in much of the post-Soviet bloc countries; generally, you miss that the style of communities in different regions could be quite different) - there it was all abour ZX Spectrum, C64, later Amiga...
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"Scene"
By Superflukin on 2018-04-18 06:08:22
The word "scene" really denotes that. A phenomena on Amiga, a long time ago.

That is why my amiganame Bit, works perfectly now as Bitscener, to reflect this culture.

It was not C64, or blip-blop music. Or even green-coloured screens with bleep-speakers as many PCs still had at the time.

It was because Amiga was a multimedia machine, that was used in indie ways. Even unto trance parties ;)

PBWY.
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RE[3]: No.
By jal_ on 2018-04-18 09:13:18
Saying the scene started with Amiga is mighty ignorant though. And today the scene is carried by the PC, like it or not, not withstanding the Amiga, C64 and Atari demos still being made.
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RE: "Scene"
By jal_ on 2018-04-18 09:14:48
You're really trolling now. The scene never was exclusively Amiga. C64 came before, PC afterwards (or, at the same time for a while). Claiming the scene for Amiga is falscification of history.
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