Friday, 18 May 2018

UPDATED: Latest CODEF version of webSID player

Here is my latest simplified CODEF version of the webSID player by Juergen Wothke - an experimental JavaScript/HTML5 SID chip emulator. The player principally supports 6580 SID files (.SID) as well as some 8581 SID files (also .SID) - although 100% accuracy of 8581 is not guaranteed.


Now with added waveform generated data from all three SID voices, plus the "fourth digi voice" (if used).
Drag & Drop your own .SID files onto the C64 and 1541, and the player will play them, and you can see the SID waveform data on the four mini windows at the bottom! :-)

http://codef.namwollem.co.uk/TEST/SID/webSID_vu.html

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Genesis cracktro for Lotus Esprit


Tonight I found another cracktro screen remake I had started a year or so ago and never finished.... so I thought I had better finish this one as well!

This time we have another Amiga cracktro by Genesis and Angels, for the game Lotus Esprit Turbo Challenge. Nice simple GFX and cool little tune! Enjoy!

http://codef.namwollem.co.uk/lotusesprit.html


Outrun cracktro by Bamiga Sector One


Time for another Amiga remake I thought, so I did! Actually to be honest, it's one I started to do about 2 years ago - and then completely forgot about! So all I needed to do was make the 3D logos, and implement the webUADE player (in order to access to the subsongs), and job done!

http://codef.namwollem.co.uk/BS1_outrun.html


Enjoy!

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Voodoo Nightmare by Classic from the Amiga

Time for another Amiga cracktro remake, and this time it's the turn of the Amiga crew, CLASSIC, and their cracktro for Voodoo Nightmare.

Always liked the cool music and 3D cubes in this, so thought it was about time I remade it!



http://codef.namwollem.co.uk/voodoonightmare/index.html

Enjoy it folks!


Thursday, 10 May 2018

Some new CODEF Tutorials uploaded

Hi everyone!

At the request of a couple of fans, I have started work again on some new CODEF old school demo tutorials!

The following sections have been added:


- How to make a Gradient background

- How to move an object either in a "bounce" effect, or a "swing" effect using Math.cos and Math.sin.
- Raster effects
- Four different types of starfield 
- Three different versions of music playback.
- Horizontal and Vertical scrolltexts as well!

And finally, several effects combined to make a finished demoscreen! :-)

They can be found here. Enjoy!

Sunday, 6 May 2018

Chrome 66 Media Autoplay UPDATE!

Attention Chrome users affected by the latest bollocks from Google about automedia - which affects YOUR enjoyment of the CODEF screens!
A workaround I have used to good effect is:
THEN change the top setting to the one as shown in the below pic, then RESTART Chrome, and all seems OK!
Let me know if it works for you!



Chrome 66

In case you have not noticed already: The dumbshit Google idiots changed Chrome's "autoplay policy", i.e. none of your demo pages will be able to automatically play music without some explicit "user gesture" anymore. Actually this concerns already the creation of the "AudioContext": It can no longer be instanciated within some arbitrary context but it MUST be instanciated from within some button's onClick handler, or Chrome will not accept it as "triggered by a user gesture" and they will be created in "suspended" state (a later change to "running" state again can only be triggered from within some onClick handler). 
I don't know when exactly Google activated this shit but version 66.0 (that Google must have slipped onto my PC recently) is certainly the issue, and has appeared over the last 48 hours.🤮🤮th
PS: The problem may not be visible immediately since Chrome is using some braindead heuristics for when to make an exception (e.g. if the page is already in the browser's cache and if it has already played music in the past, etc.).

PPS: Try using Iron instead, as it's basically the same browser, but with more privacy, and less Google crap!