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VDC Challenge
Title:VDC Challenge
Category:Demo/Picture Show
Release Date:
Device Req.:Disk only (1 side)
Machine:PAL Only
Code Type:Machine code
Created by:M., Zoltán (MMS)
Credited (Additional Coded by):V., István (IstvanV)
Notes:A picture show with 10 pictures. See author's notes below for more details.
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VDC Challenge Screenshot

PartEffect nameParametersNotes
FLIColor mode: HFLI 

Author's Notes
The aim was to challenge the C128 VDC Mania demo shown on Youtube.

The idea was: +4 has more colors and it can compensate higher resolution of C128, especially at edges.
With intensive search on internet, most of the original pictures of the C128 VDC Mania were found.
Then slight fine-tuning happened on the colors and color depth, and converted with Plus4Emu's p4fliconv_gui into HFLI mode 320x200 resolution pictures.
Certainly +4 palette provide better shades, but can it be a match to the C128's 640x400 resolution?

You can compare these pictures to the C128 VDC Mania version, and may conclude if +4 can do it better or not ? :-)

Special thanks to :
-David Bruce Haynie - who developed/finalized under Bil Herd the TED chip:
I think with the huge palette this compact IC was ahead of it's time, despite different management focus (no gaming-->no SID, just square waves; no sprites).
-Istvan Varga - his great emulator, GFX converter and slideshow tool (+programming skills) let this program happen.

Pictures as they look on my PC running Plus4Emu with display Quality 3 setting:
(photos made with Samsung Galaxy A3 on my DELL Ultrasharp 2007 IPS monitor)

Plus/4 version VS Enterprise 128 version

Plus/4 version VS C128 version VDC Mania

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