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Posted By

Csabo
on 2017-01-21
14:11:05
 Two Lost Demos From TPSH

Face Of A WomanNo Future (TPSH)New Proggys!! was recently added, and I've combed through the program list (now also online) to see what our database has and what it doesn't. In the missing list, I saw 3 programs from TPSH, so I emailed him to ask if he remembered any of those. Imagine my surprise when he sent back two :-)

So here's a mini review of them: Face Of A Woman may look familiar, the titular picture shows up in Advertisment, First Demo (TNS) and even One Sided. The origins of this picture are currently unknown, if anyone knows, drop a line to us on the forum! The second demo, No Future - not to be confused with CSM's demo with the same name - has 3 parts, the middle part being "build-it-up" style. Pretty typical for the Plus/4 scene for 1990 :-)

Best of all, TPSH said there's more to come :-) Check them out and enjoy!

Posted By

Luca
on 2017-01-22
14:11:05
 Re: Two Lost Demos From TPSH

That woman picture has been also horribly used in Lajos Detari Demo.

Posted By

Csabo
on 2017-01-22
16:52:00
 Re: Two Lost Demos From TPSH

Nice find! If you do a google image find on the picture, it comes up for pretty much every system (C64, Acorn, even Primo). Would be interesting to find the original.

Posted By

Luca
on 2017-01-22
18:10:48
 Re: Two Lost Demos From TPSH

The pic should has been used in the C64 "Top Priority" demo (November 1989), and the scrolling text in the same part described it as probably converted from PC by someone, and well known as "Girl's face" aka "Face of a woman".

EDIT: apparently, this should be the very first converted picture ever, existing in 1983 as Hires Demo, by some overseas guy.

Posted By

Jakec
on 2017-01-23
14:40:49
 Re: Two Lost Demos From TPSH

Great, I remember these
The girl image is still out of Epson printers I printed a long time ago.

Posted By

Trurl
on 2017-01-31
08:07:55
 Re: Two Lost Demos From TPSH

The girl picture can also be find in this slideshow: http://csdb.dk/release/?id=102546
According to the title page, the pictures have been converted from Apple II.

Posted By

Csabo
on 2017-01-31
13:59:10
 Re: Two Lost Demos From TPSH

Nice find Trurl, it is the same picture. That release is also from 1983, just like Hires Demo mentioned above. We still need to find the original

Posted By

Luca
on 2017-01-31
16:36:57
 Re: Two Lost Demos From TPSH



The origins of "Face of a Woman" picture and its whole brotherhood are in the hands of Bill Atkinson, inbetween the development from Lisa User Interface to Mac UI, while studying innovative graphic routines which would eventually become the core of QuickDraw.
Being a professional photographer, the "Face of a Woman" could have been taken from his own portfolio, and used to be digitalized with a modified fax machine just to test the power of 720x360 monochrome graphics with halftone patterns routine. Having reached another milestone, as usual he'd taken a picture with the polaroid he used to keep on his table.
Lately, Bill himself has distributed those pictures as a demo under the Apple label, downscaled in resolution.

Read the full story here.

Posted By

Csabo
on 2017-01-31
17:54:59
 Re: Two Lost Demos From TPSH

So... we still need to find the original



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