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Cuddly Demo - Hidden Screen?

Postby Heatsink » Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:22 pm

Hi,

20 years ago I tried recording on a friend's VHS recorder the Spreadpoint demo spiral scroller thinking it gave the clue to how to access the Hidden screen in the Cuddly Demo.

I think that it gave some sort of code, but I never did get it to work.

In the meantime the internet was invented and now I find myself in the position to potentially find the answer to this query after 2 decades of uncertainty!

Is there such as screen and how can I access it? Thanks in advance for enlightening me.

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Re: Cuddly Demo - Hidden Screen?

Postby NiceGuyUK » Mon Oct 06, 2008 9:07 pm

From ST News archives :-

HUBBAGNURFGNURFTJOLAHOPPSONHEJSANBLIPPBLAPPBLOPPMASTERFAG: The smaller the Norwegians, the bigger the words they can learn by heart. This is an example of a little Norwegian (>Abrahamsen, Gard Eggesbø) and a big word (the above). It is also the password to a 'hidden screen' in TCB's "Cuddly Demos", as well as that of a Zealot demo.
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Re: Cuddly Demo - Hidden Screen?

Postby Mug UK » Mon Oct 06, 2008 9:16 pm

Or record the screen using SAINT and then fast forward to the bit (if you remember) in the scrolltext where it gave the code?

That's assuming someone doesn't already know :)
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Re: Cuddly Demo - Hidden Screen?

Postby Nyh » Tue Oct 07, 2008 9:16 am

Heatsink wrote:Hi,

20 years ago I tried recording on a friend's VHS recorder the Spreadpoint demo spiral scroller thinking it gave the clue to how to access the Hidden screen in the Cuddly Demo.

I think that it gave some sort of code, but I never did get it to work.

The text of the scrolltect is:
HELLO, EVERYBODY!!! THIS IS THE SPREADPOINT DEMO, CODED BY THE CAREBEARS. THE
MUZEXX WAS ALSO DONE BY TCB, AND SO WAS THE GRAPHIXX (THAT'S WHY IT LOOKS AND
SOUNDS LIKE IT DOES). EVERYBODY COMPLAINS ABOUT THE LOUSY DIGI-SOUND-TUNE. AN
COOL SAYS THAT THE INSTRUMENTS SOUND TERRIBLE AND EVERYTHING IS ABOUT 1
KILOMETER OFF KEY. WE AGREE THAT IT ISN'T AS GOOD AS THE ORIGINAL TUNE BY
DEPECHE MODE - YES, IT'S SUPPOSED TO SOUND LIKE "MASTER AND SERVANT". THERE'S
NOTHING WRONG WITH OUR DIGI-SHIT ROUT, THOUGH, IT'S JUST THAT WE ONLY HAD ABOUT
5 MINUTES TO SAMPLE ALL THE SOUNDS FOR THE TUNE AND WE KNOW NOTHING ABOUT THOSE
FUNNY-LOOKING BLACK THINGS WITH TAILS. WE WILL HAVE A MUCH BETTER TUNE IN OUR
NEXT DIGI-SOUND-DEMO (PERHAPS IN OUR COPY-PARTY-DEMO). YOU MIGHT
WODNER WHY WE CALL IT THE SPREADPOINT DEMO. WE'LL, WE GOT AN AMIGA-DEMO ON THE
NO-CREW-COPY-PARTY. IT WAS CODED BY SPREADPOINT, AN AMIGA-CREW. WE THOUGHT IT
WAS SO GOOD THAT WE DECIDED TO CONVERT IT TO THE ST. AS YOU CAN HEAR, WE USED
OUR LATEST DIGI-SHIT-ROUT. IF WE HADN'T USED IT, WE WOULD HAVE BEEN ABLE TO
CONVERT IT ALMOST PERFECTLY, BUT SINCE DIGI-SOUND TAKES A LOT OF PROCESSOR-TIME
ON THE ST, WE HAD TO MAKE A SIMPLER SCROLLER AND A SMALLER LOGO.
CONGRATULATIONS, YOU HAVE MANAGED TO READ ALMOST THE WHOLE SCROLLTEXT, EVEN
THOUGH IT'S TOTALLY ILLEGIBLE. THEREFORE, WE WILL GIVE YOU A KEYWORD TO TYPE
IN THE MAIN MENU FOR A SPECIAL BONUS. THE WORD IS:
HUBBAGNURFGNURFTJOLAHOPPSONHEJSANBLIPPBLAPPBLOPPMASTERFAG, OR WAS IT THE OTHER
WAY AROUND? LET'S WRAP.......


But AFAIK there is no hidden screen in the Cuddly Demo's.

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Re: Cuddly Demo - Hidden Screen?

Postby bod/STAX » Fri Oct 31, 2008 6:17 pm

There have been a couple of threads about this in the past.

There isn't a hidden screen AFAIK but I think they definitly were going to include one.
I've taken a look at the loader and there are two screens in there that are not in
the demo:- "THIS poo SCREEN" and "THE REPLICANTS DEMO".

Tanis/TCB has posted here before in the past, so you might like to ask him for a
definite answer.
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