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..not sure if this is the right section for this.
I need some help for creating a little demo, kwown
from the Amiga Scene, the "El Gato" Demo from Blair-Sullivan (walking,spinning Cat).
This Demo was the VERY FIRST, i ever seen in my Life.
It was a little Dream for many years to convert this little nice Demo for the Atari ST.
Ok, some of you might think:
"What for ?, there are other good Demos out there."
But i think, it is still a great Animation and looks very amazing.
So i started this little Project and hope someone can help me.
Now, i want to show the first result.
Programs and File i used are:
-the original Amiga ANIM File,
-Deluxe Paint III on the WINUAE Amiga Emulator,
-IFF Converter & Deluxe Paint ST on my real Atari ST.
First, i converted the ANIM File to IFF by using Deluxe Paint III (Amiga)
and removed the original Text.
Next Step, i used the "IFF Converter", a small Program that comes with the Deluxe Paint ST.
Then i started Deluxe Paint ST and load the converted file and there it was,
the walking Cat on my STe
Normally i should be satisfied but then i saw the Error at the first frame,
there are two big black bars. And when i took a closer look then i saw
that first 11 Frames are with Errors on the top. Then i had an Idea to delete
the buggy frames and replace them by using the frames 48-58 and flip them (mirror).
But the problem is, i dont know how to do this with Deluxe Paint ST.
Another little Problem is, the Animation is a bit slower on plain ST than Amiga.
Also i tested the File on Steem and Changed the CPU Speed to 10Mhz,
now the Animation runs fine.
May be the Deluxe Paint ST is a bit slow or the Main Power of a plain ST(e) is to low.
I i will add some new Text for the Animation, like this:
"El Gato Demo-Original by Blair/Sullivan"
"converted by Blinddarm and *and your Name* in 2009"
At Last, is it possible to make a "standalone" PRG or TOS File?
May be we can add some cool Chipmusic.
Please help me to find a Solution.
I have uploaded these Files,
* ElGato.ANIM - the Original Amiga Anim File
* Amigacat.IFF - the converted IFF File with the removed Text
* Ataricat.IFF - the converted Atari IFF File (with Errors)
packed in a RAR Archive
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Back from Holliday...
thanks MugUK, Player works fine
I found i way to fix the Graphic errors..
Animation now runs fine
"IFF_PLAY.PRG" and "VIEW.PRG" (from DPaint) are included in the Disk Image.
If you are using VIEW.PRG the File is running faster / more smooth than IFF_PLAY
but yo have to press "4" to start the Animation.
Anyway....get it and have fun