STNICCC 2015

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STNICCC 2015

Postby EddyDeegan » Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:57 am

A little late as an observer, but I just finished watching the video of the STNICCC 2015 event (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ga4pR9b_WWg - for those who haven't seen it, I doubt there are many who haven't) and I was completely blown away by it.

Seeing so many names that are part of the fabric of my history, gathered together so recently, still thriving, coding, being a community (and just generally hanging out) brought back a flood of great emotions for me. I could waffle on for ever about how much the names on the scroll-texts left me aspiring to join the crowd, but it's a feeling I'm sure most if not all of us know - I know I don't need to.

I'm glad I was able to contribute my formative demo-fragments (under the name of 'Vobrien' - [https://demozoo.org/sceners/44570/] simple things compared to the proper demos) to lotek_style's demo archive - if only I'd been able to get into the scene earlier, or perhaps more accurately, if I'd been able to progress my coding faster at the time, I may have been in a position to attend the gathering. As it happens I never got to the point I could release anything in the day, as I was a solo coding youngster with limited resources, so it's fantastic to see that the group I aspired to become part of are still sharing that great sense of spirit and wonder we all had at the time.

I've said it before and I'll say it again; thank you to all of you who were part of the scene and especially to those of you who made the event I just watched happen. For every one of you I'm certain there are a dozen of me, who were working towards releasing a demo but didn't quite make it in time.

I code for a living, and to this day I strive for performance, simplicity and end-user experience above everything else. The industry has been kind to me and much of that has been down to the lessons I was taught by the crews who formulated those amazing disks I wondered at.

I'm happy to share an 'Easter egg' moment with you - last year, I was responsible for delivering a multi-million Euro project to one of the largest companies in The Netherlands. In that project, there was a requirement to filter out certain data records at a number of points in the processing pipeline and write it to a 'we couldn't process this' datafile. The naming convention for these files included a prefix of 'TEX_' to distinguish these files from everything else. I don't have to tell you the inspiration for that prefix!

/salute and may you all continue to do great things - it's so satisfying to see many names now using their coding skills for Sony, Microsoft and other huge companies, and knowing that in doing so they bring a little bit of Atari ST flavouring, even though it might be just a little bit, to those modern companies in a way that includes so well, some of my teenage history.

Thank you :)

PS: As you can see if you run any of the attached files, I really did have a ways to go. I wonder if I'd have got there in the end. No glory in it, but sharing as part of the aforementioned history. It's as far as I got at the time :)
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Re: STNICCC 2015

Postby Mug UK » Thu Nov 17, 2016 7:53 pm

Some rare Quartet tunes on there. They your own conversions, Edd?

If so, I'm guessing the two large files are the .SET files, and the others are the .4V files. Which .SET go with which tune files? (To save me having to work it out myself) as Lotek likes his Quartet tunes :)
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Re: STNICCC 2015

Postby Grazey / PHF » Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:58 pm

Or u could download sndh\edd the duck\sonnixx.sndh which has all the tunes in one file with sub tune names :p
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Re: STNICCC 2015

Postby lotek_style » Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:21 pm

Is there any new stuff on the disks or did we cover everything already?

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Re: STNICCC 2015

Postby EddyDeegan » Thu Nov 17, 2016 11:45 pm

All my own tunes - I was a great fan of Quartet at the time. The sample used on 'Scarborough Fayre' was my own voice, inspired by the 'toot' vocal sound used by Jarre throughout Zoolook.

Nothing new in there lotek, you have all these already. However, I do still have a box of demos I wrote - I was unable to read the extended formats using my (replacement) STE as the drive wouldn't go there, but I recently got a new ST drive which I'm going to swap in and see if I can read them on that. If so, there's quite a few more bits and pieces including some half decent sample demos using a big spectrum-analyzer effect done with self-modifying code.

I'll get around to it this weekend and see what I can salvage :-)

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Re: STNICCC 2015

Postby lotek_style » Fri Nov 18, 2016 1:01 pm

'New' stuff is always welcome :)
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Re: STNICCC 2015

Postby Tronic » Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:12 pm

Woop :)
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