% BALANCE %
PRESENTS A 40K-INTRO
.. THE PARTY III ..
YOU CAN'T PRECALC
ANYTHING IN 40K
I GUESS THAT'S WHY
WE NEVER SEE 40K
I % TUNNELS!
Just another lightsourced cube?
Noooope! A lightsourced SNOWMAPPED cube...
Realtime calculated in one frame ofcourse..
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a BALANCE production in 1993
Music: Terminal Silence
Graphics: Chagall, Coca, Cola
Now just some text written to fill up the
extra empty bytes... Partyarrangers can
turn this crap off now!
- Press right mouse to speed up text -
Merry christmas everybody! I hope you
enjoyed this small production.. I spent a
lot of time the last days before the party
to get it finished. If you think all that
fading between parts, planes flying in and
out revealing other parts etc.. looks
easy, think again! It is REALLY time-
consuming to make, it isn't just a matter
of slapping together four-five routines
and hope that it looks nice! It needs
planning and patience, not to talk about
all the fucking bugs that seem to creep up
Dum di dum di dum... What should I write?
Well, perhaps I should tell you that it's
christmas eve, and I'm sitting here coding
on this damned thing to get it finished in
time for the party...
By the way, did you notice the 'State of
the art'-animation with Beavis & Butthead?
That was no more than 23 lines of code!!!
So please THINK the next time you vote for
State of the art!
Anyway, here is my adress in case you want
to contact me:
- Coca of Balance -
Thore Bjerklund Karlsen
Bla bla bla... Let's send out some
personal messages.. In NO order at all.
Mindfighter / Psionic:
How is it going at Kungliga Tekniska
Hoegskolan? Electronics rulez!! I'll code
that part soon!
Razta / Oblivion:
Stinger RULEZ!! Please make the finished
Tyrant / Cadaver:
No no no no no no ... You know what I'm
Kais / Platin:
Hey Martin! Nope, I haven't coded
Bezier curves yet.. But as you can see I
coded some splines! Took me 1 hour for
the whole jelly-cube part...
Zapotek / ???:
Sorry!! I will write soon, I promise!!
My mother sold our VCR, and some other
things got in the way.. I'll send soon!
Backfire / Alchemy:
Hey man!! I'm really sorry I couldn't make
it to the party too meet you, but you
know.. My mother can be a pain in the ass
some (most) times...
Virus / Zenith:
Same to you!! And ofcourse I'll help you
learning MC!! Who knows, perhaps I will be
very kind and send you the sources for
this intro too?
Vin / Cadaver:
Coke / Stone Arts:
Helllllloo! Write soon, you thief!
Cyde / Balance:
Hey Steinar! I hope you recover from your
illness soon! You are a really great and
friendly guy, and a talented coder!
Speed Demon / Decnite:
Speed?! Speeeeed?! It's been over a week
since I wrote to you!
Major Asshole / Spaceballs:
I really hope you win the compo with State
of the art 2... NOOOOOOOOOOOOT!!!!
Sylver / Solaris:
I got a HD-crash myself recently! I lost
all the newest versions of this intro
plus some other sources, so I had to code
it all again! Arggggh!!
Khul / Defekt:
Hey pal! You're a really great guy, and
you answer really fast! Hope you like this
intro! I guess you can see that it's
pretty different from the preview I sent
Ha ha ... Boeee... Barf... Spy... Puke...
Happy birthday on the 20th of December!
I'm 6 whole days older than you! Anyway,
you are a quite fast coder, and I really
think you should join a group one of these
days.. Or are you too busy with ALLMEN?!?!
Necro / Banana Dezign:
You are a totally crazy guy! I like that!!
But you can't compare with me... When I
want to be crazy, that is! Isn't that
3M / TCA:
Hey, cut off that long hair of yours!
Necro thinks so too, don't you Necro?
Kim / Asylum:
Fizban / Compact Inc.:
What can I say, it's christmas eve and I'm
writing messages to my contacts...
The Occupier / Trance Inc.:
Hey, did you get mad at me because of my
delay? Write back and I'll teach you some
Capman / Majic 12:
You haven't written in ages! Write!!!!
Lorimar / Trance Inc.:
I'm sooorry!! I'll write soon, I promise!!
Cesium / Balance:
Do you think you can boss me around like
you want?! Do you?!!? Do you?!?!?! OK...
Nastro / Agency:
Stig Are! I know a guy called Are, and he
has an Atari! Boy, that was saklig
I'm sorry if I forgot anyone, but it IS
christmas eve, and it is 2:39 in the night
so I am very tired.. I'd better get some
sleep before I open up ALL those big, hard
presents waiting for me... (Who said
dreaming wasn't allowed?)...
I'll give you a full report tomorrow!
Ehrm.. Make that: later TODAY...
(I said it was christmas eve, and
technically it IS, but THE christmas eve
with dinners and presents and stuff is in
a couple of hours...)
Ahh.. Fuck.. I have to write something,
because I have nothing to do... The coding
is finished, so I just wanted to relax and
write this scrolltext. I still have about
5000 powerpacked bytes to fill... I must
surely be the first one to complaining
about 40k being too much!
Even though I used a picture from Chagall
which was med-res 16 colours, AND a logo
from Cola which was lowres 32 colours, I
still have more space!!
By the way, the unpacked size of this
intro is about 100,000 bytes... Long live
The size of the source is 78764 bytes, and
I ran out of HD-space LOTS of times during
the making of this intro! I only have 37
different versions of this intro on my
harddisk... (This is true!)
Crap.. I won't write more until after I
have opened up my presents (judging by the
size and shape of one of them, I think
that I'm going to get a monitor! If it is
for me, that is...)
I'm baaa-aaack! I was right.. I did get a
monitor! A brand new Philips 11342 (or
something like that). About bloody time I
got a monitor! Trying to make a decent
design on a portable TV is impossible!
Other than the monitor I didn't get
much... Two books, a sweater, some disks
and a diskbox. But I won't complain.. For
the first time in my life I have been
satisfied with everything I got!
But seeing that my mothers boyfriend is
the owner of Netto Norge and Amiga Shop, I
think the least he could have done was to
get me a 4000...
Anyway, over to some info about this
Burning logo: Nothing special... About 300
shade-dots and extensive use
of the VHPOSR register...
Jellycube: Consists of 4 REALTIME calced
splines controlled by three
vector planes for the control
points of the splines..
Twistpyramid: OK, OK... I DID rip the idea
Linetunnel: Would have taken 180224
bytes to precalc, so needless
to say: it is NOT precalced!
Beavis-anim: I just had an old digitized
anim of Beavis and Butthead
lying on my HD, so I thought
Snow-cube: REALTIME calculated and drawn
in only 1 frame! A world
record!! Oh yeahh....
Ahh... Nothing more to write today.. I'd
better quit CED and assemble the shitty
By the way: the intro fully supports AGA,
and you can ofcourse run it both from CLI
AND from an icon on the WB... Nothing
much, you might say, but try it on any
other intro from the compo!
And: this intro contains NO special AGA
features, simply because I don't have an
AGA machine myself (yet)...
That's it from me! See you in another
production... If you can't wait until
then, just drop me a letter!
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