WUDSN IDE Tutorial Part 1

For quite a long time, I've been thinking about creating a tutorial for WUDSN IDE and rather early I decided to go for a video based approach. Today I finally took courage and created the first part with the basic overview of what the IDE is, how it is installed and used.

Tutorial part 1

ABBUC Awards 2010

Normal ABBUC contests are exclusively for ABBUC club members. But since there are also a lot Atari people outside the ABBUC community, the ABBUC decided to also honor people and products outside the club in a non-monetary way. The so called ABBUC Awards are awarded for the best application, best game, best demo, best coder, best best sound, best graphics and best Atari related PC program. The decision is taken by a jury. This year I was part of the jury - but since I was also nominated in two categories, I was not allowed to vote in these categories. This is why I'm even more proud to be awarded in both categories: best demo and best coder. Congratulations also to the other winners!

ABBUC Award 2010 - Best demo ABBUC Award 2010 - Best coder

HomeCon 10

After quite a long break, Tigerduck and me attended the HomeCon this weekend. So finally I found the time to test my 1st price from the Silly Venture competition. It contains a VBXE expansion which acts both as memory and graphics expansion. Unfortunately the additional plug was no standard VGA plug as expected, so I was not able to run VBXE games. But the memory expansion works fine, so I could test one of my forthcoming demos on the real hardware. The rest of the day we spent playing Robix in two player mode and finally defeated the first end boss. And as a special highlight for me, I won Rally Speedway against Tigerduck this time. The photo was taken by Boris, the issuer of the RETURN magazine, to whom I gave a short presentation of WUDSN IDE. Maybe I'll create an article for the mag with a short tutorial on the IDE.

Tigerduck and me at HomeCon 10

Silly Things - Fast Mix released

My "Silly Things" demo scored 1st place in 8-bit competition at Silly Venture 2010. And I remember that when Grey/MSB told me that LaResistance is also going contribute an entry to the competition my thought was "OK, it's simply no use". Now I finally managed to create fixed version and the "Fast Mix" of the demo which contains even faster and smoother effects. So if you like it, I'd be very happy to get your feedback on Pouet where you can also find the download with all versions. Here is the capped.tv recordings of the fast mix.

Silly Things Fast Mix

Silly Things - Party Version released

This weekend my new demo "Silly Things" was shown at Silly Venture 2010. At least I hope so, because unfortunately I was not able to join the party and know nothing about the results yet. This is the first time I entered a demo competition - after 21 years of demo coding. But thanks to be wife - who supported my during the 3 months of development - and thanks to 505 and OOZ who provided the music and the graphics, this became what it is now: my best demo so far. I just can't tell you how excited I am to see how the competition will end.

So if you like it, I'd be very happy to get your feedback on Pouet where you can also find the download. Here is the capped.tv recording.