Manowar Leaves CFXweb Team|
This is very bad news not only for cfxweb.net but for all our readers, Davide Mauri aka. Manowar has decided to leave
cfxweb.net due to a demanding job! Davide did a great job with our Java pages and organised the competitions we
held. Both the Java section and compos are very popular and we're looking for someone to continue the role! So if you're
a fan of Java and the demo-scene, this is an ideal opportunity to continue building our vast resource of Java knowledge!
You will not need a lot of time to maintain the section and have the freedom to help make it grow! so if you got what it
takes and want to manage the most popular section on our site, then please email us at:
email@example.com. We look forward to welcoming you. :-)
New 2d Game Programming Tutorial|
Patrick Kooman has written yet another fantastic tutorial, this time entitled:
"Dealing with bitmaps under Windows", to download the tutorial and example source,
surf on over to www.2dgame.nl,
this is fast becoming a good resource for anyone wanting to develop a 2d game. Don't forget,
for those starting out, the same techniques apply to demos! which is why you'll see a lot of game
programming news on the show in the forth-coming weeks.
A new release of the defacto win32 executable packer, a must for all
64K intro coders out there, you may download it at the relocated site,
http://upx.sourceforge.net. Don't forget, this fine program is also open-source!
Python takes a bite out of the games industry|
Familar with the programming language Python? ever think you could write a game in it?
This guy has, Pete Shinners has released the game SolarWolf and its source code.
It's written using the PyGame framework, which allows you to access fast bitmapped
graphics, quite similar to DirectDraw. Check it out, http://shredwheat.zopesite.com/solarwolf
GDC 2001 Conference Update|
Miss the GDC 2001 Conference? Don't worry, help is at hand.. you can now download all of the proceedings
from http://www.gdconf.com/archives/proceedings/2001/homepage.htm, topics
range from programming, level design, music and even the business side of the industry. Any demo groups
wanting to make their way into the games industry must check this stuff out.
FMOD has a change of face|
www.fmod.org has had a complete overhaul, new design, new version of the sound-system,
and for the intro coders, a new version of Mini-FMOD. Questions can be posted on the brand spanking new forum.
Go on, go make some noise!
Crest has a new home on the web|
Crest, the demo-scener with a passion has announced a change of URL, you can now found his
homepage at http://crest.untergrund.net, you'll find his Party Reports,
his favourite intros, and pictures from his trip to New Zealand! If you love demos, talk to this guy.. really! :-)
Two Headed Squirrel is back!!|
This is excellent news, I loved this site and pleased its back! for those who don't know what it is, its a demo review site
with screenshots of all the latest demos. Lets hope the guys keep it updated. Well done. The URL before I forget!
http://ths.demoscene.org. Fingers crossed.. maybe someday, demoscene.org will
make a come back.
New Issue of PAiN released|
A quicky from Unlock, the latest issue is available for download, which was released at the end of last month, but for those
who missed it, go download it from http://pain.planet-d.net/archive/01/pain0401.zip.
If you want to grab previous issues, check out their homepage: http://pain.planet-d.net. And remember,
You can feel it, smell it and see PAiN in your eyes. :-)
Durantro Source by Jare / Iguana|
Art by farbrausch & scoopex|
While we're talking about intro sources, Art by farbrausch & scoopex has not only released a final version of their
64K intro that came 1st at Mekka Symposium, they've released the complete source code! Surf on over to http://www.farb-rausch.com for the goodies.
Yet more intro source code!?|
Industry have released the source code to one of their 68K Amiga productions, not often this happens.. so if you're into
the amiga and looking to code an intro, be sure to check out this source.. http://www.indus3.org.
If you don't know it by now or defbase hasn't already mentioned it, nectarine is indeed back!
http://nectarine.ojuice.net for 100% scene goodness, but please.. don't go and listen til AFTER the show, okay? ;-)