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Title: Test Flight
Pixel Artist: Mermaid  (Level 5 Detective :: 4608 points)
Posted: 11/16/2016 20:33
Palette: 16 colors
Statistics:  15 comments    49 faves    0 avatars

Commodore 64 AFLI picture, max 2 colours per 8x1 pixel block.

This evolved from an earlier picture I made for the MSX1

The C64 executable can be downloaded from CSDb.

On a real C64 with a CRT monitor it looks roughly like this.

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Mermaid (Level 5 Detective) @ 2/20/2020 01:34

Thank you jok! Yes, there's an older version for MSX-1 computers, I should finish that one day too.


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jok (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 2/20/2020 01:29

This is really impressive

I remember when I was digging it on RH after it was released :)

There was also other version for different hardware if I'm not wrong 


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JerryPie (Level 11 Big Foot) @ 11/24/2016 13:49

wow very cool! Thanks dude I always wondered this


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Mermaid (Level 5 Detective) @ 11/23/2016 14:23

Aye, these days I use Timanthes which lets me set the graphics layer properties to whatever C64 mode I want to use - if I use too many colours in a block, it turns the pixel(s) I placed last red, so I notice instantly. I use it for MSX1 graphics as well, since the AFLI limitations are basically the same as the normal MSX1 bitmap limitations. When I was making graphics for the MSX1 16-18 years ago I used Deluxe Paint 4 on the Amiga, and had to keep track of all that stuff myself. Timanthes makes it so much easier.


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JerryPie (Level 11 Big Foot) @ 11/23/2016 09:25

When working with limitations like the 8x1 thing, do u have some kind of program that helps keep track of that? I have a hard time counting pixels a few columns over to verify this actually doesn't break the "rules" like u mentioned earlier. I can't imagine creating such a cool picture and also focusing on these strict limitations. U must have some kind of help, right!?!

Regardless, this picture is magical and truly nostalgic. Favorite!


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Lvngs (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 11/19/2016 15:46

Choice of colors like this is very interesting.


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ptoing (Level 7 Cuttlefish) @ 11/19/2016 15:07

But the leftmost 3 char columns get messed up and are either light grey, or you plop sprites on top of them if you need other colours. It's a really fun mode though, and this picture rocks.


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Mermaid (Level 5 Detective) @ 11/19/2016 01:57

AFLI doesn't flicker at all. It's based on the native 320x200 bitmap format, but tricks the graphics chip into getting new colour information per line instead of per character block, so the colour resolution increases from 2 colours per 8x8 pixel block to 2 colours per 8x1 pixel block.


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DawnBringer (Level 10 Pixel artist) @ 11/18/2016 20:12

Sweet! So does AFLI flicker etc. or is it stable? 


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Artifice Machine (Level 6 Hitman) @ 11/17/2016 20:18

Well done, thoughtfully improved.


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pyrometal (Level 9 Kraken) @ 11/17/2016 15:36

This is awesome :)


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Sylon (Level 3 Stalker) @ 11/17/2016 07:28

This is incredibly charming. Nice work!


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elend (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 11/17/2016 04:35

Soooo love your style always!


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TRUEvector (Level 8 Tengu) @ 11/17/2016 01:49

Oh that is so adorable! Especially it looks fantastic on a CRT screen. Good job on restrictions, encredibly done.


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mordfikosz (Level 4 Deputy) @ 11/16/2016 22:18

Beautiful.


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Commodore, C64, forest, balloon, mice, snail, trees, Test Flight avatars, Test Flight icons, Test Flight pixel art, Test Flight forum avatars, Test Flight AOL Buddy Icons

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