Fingerbob's ST Graveyard

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Fingerbob's ST Graveyard

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Hi all, I'm oberje', formerly of The Fingerbob's ST Demo Crew ('89-'92)

I recently discovered a smattering of source code on an ancient (near perished) CD-ROM. So it doesn't get lost again I've put up most of what's salvageable at

http://atari.obiwobble.co.uk/

should anyone be interested.

All programs run fine in STeem ( 8MHz 1Mb Ram TOS 1.04uk ), and all sources provided assemble okay in Devpac 3.1.

Cheers,
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EDIT: I got the dates wrong. Fixed 'em.
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Many thanks for these!!

Efforts in recovering are very much appreciated... Good to see ex members of the scene back :)
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I remember the colour palette based animation intro intro very well. I couldn't find it when there was a discussion about color animation on this board. I am happy I have found it again!

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Was your source code to Rubicon on that CD or shall I still keep looking for it?
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muguk wrote:Was your source code to Rubicon on that CD or shall I still keep looking for it?
Yeah, I have that now. No need to keep looking. Thanks.
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OK, it'll turn up eventually. But no rush now :)
My main site: http://www.mug-uk.co.uk - slowly digging up the bits from my past (and re-working a few): Atari ST, Sega 8-bit (game hacks) and NDS (Music ripping guide).

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Nyh wrote:I remember the colour palette based animation intro intro very well. I couldn't find it when there was a discussion about color animation on this board. I am happy I have found it again!

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TCC just gave me a bunch of source from his archives, it looks like I may be able to put up the source to that screen after all.

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muguk wrote:OK, it'll turn up eventually. But no rush now :)
:) Thanks for looking anyways.
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Hey Oberje :) Atari-Forum welcomes THE FINGERBOBS!:)
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btw should I add the rest of your prods to the database: http://pouet.net/groups.php?which=6772 ?
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great site :) no plans for any more atari coding though ?

you know you want to :D
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lotek_style wrote:Hey Oberje :) Atari-Forum welcomes THE FINGERBOBS!:)
Hey! Thanks, it's good to be here. Seems like a friendly place :)
lotek_style wrote:btw should I add the rest of your prods to the database: http://pouet.net/groups.php?which=6772 ?
I don't have a pouet account, so by all means, please do.

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spiny wrote:great site :) no plans for any more atari coding though ?

you know you want to :D
Actually I am seriously considering knocking something together, though I shant
be pressed into commiting at this time :)

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oberje wrote:
spiny wrote:great site :) no plans for any more atari coding though ?

you know you want to :D
Actually I am seriously considering knocking something together, though I shant
be pressed into commiting at this time :)

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nice one :)

the more the merrier I reckon :)
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[quote="oberje"][quote="spiny"]great site :) no plans for any more atari coding though ?

you know you want to :D[/quote]

Actually I am seriously considering knocking something together, though I shant
be pressed into commiting at this time :)

R.
oberje'[/quote]

It would be pretty cool if you put something together for outline party (if it happens this year) http://outline.scene.nl
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I think your module player was one of the first things i tried when I got an STE as it used the new hardware. I can hear the Sample loop in my head :-)

Loved the quite big demo for originality Although didn't recall it being called that!
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I really like the graphics on the STE scrolling test. Do we know where they came from, or where they ripped from a game?
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punkrulesok wrote:I really like the graphics on the STE scrolling test. Do we know where they came from, or where they ripped from a game?
The graphics are from Level 1 of the game Rubicon. They're not "ripped" as such; I worked on the game. :)
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oberje wrote:
punkrulesok wrote:I really like the graphics on the STE scrolling test. Do we know where they came from, or where they ripped from a game?
The graphics are from Level 1 of the game Rubicon. They're not "ripped" as such; I worked on the game. :)
I knew I'd seen them before! That sky is really nice, the way the red "dissolves" into the horizon. It's has lots of atmosphere.

the STE scrolling is something that I've always been fascinated with, because it was one of the handicaps of the ST, and let so many platformers down. The STE hardware was not used anywhere near enough, which is a shame.

..Right I'm off to play Rubicon, so thanks Oberje :).
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Hi, I've updated the site ( http://atari.obiwobble.co.uk/ ) with source to the "Quite Big" Demo.

Cheers,
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Hi, I've reversed my "Naff Demo" and put the source up.

It's probably now better commented than the original source ever was :D

http://atari.obiwobble.co.uk/
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Obreje: I have just read this "TCC has dug out what he has of the last Fingerbobs prod, which was never released. I didn't do anything much for this one, except I think it may have been using my disk code. I'm going to try and put a working version together if we have all the files we need. " ... maybe outline party would be a perfect date for a release :)
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