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WayneK
8 years ago

Another fun fact: I supplied this original! This was only possible because it was already 6 months old by the time I got it (from a bargain bin in GAME, Β£10!)… noone had released it because it was too big to fit on CD, and required a lot of work by Echelon’s cracker to pack/relink stuff to fit.
That is why the comment “when the rest just didn’t have what it takes” in the scrolltext πŸ™‚

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WayneK
Reply to  WayneK
8 years ago

Also, I melted my DC drive-lid ripping this game. Since Echelon didn’t trust me enough to give me the modified firmware used to rip most games, I had to rip it using a DC program that dumped the image across serial cable to PC… sadly this took about 8 hours, so I left it running and went out to do real life stuff.
When I came back the DC lid was all warped/crooked and the machine was so hot you could have boiled an egg on it.

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Phantasm
Reply to  WayneK
8 years ago

Great story. DC was an awesome machine. I would have liked to have been more active on some of the consoles. I had a DC serial cable and did some very simple coding but never really got anywhere. I did make a ISO dummying tool for PC but i had left the scene quite some time ago by then. The DC scene looked cool even though it was just a small number of groups.

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mr.spiv
Reply to  Phantasm
8 years ago

hehe.. I was planning a re-entry to scene early 2000s (was living in Japan those days).. made a hard decision between DC and NGPC -> ended up investing to NGPC + dev stuff but eventually drifted to do all “scene’ish” things on GP32 and GBA πŸ˜‰ Weird..

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WayneK
Reply to  mr.spiv
8 years ago

I never bothered with GP32, but NGPC was a fantastic little console. Such a shame SNK removed it from sale and basically folded after only a few months – it completely kicked GBC’s arse in the technical department.

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Phantasm
Reply to  mr.spiv
8 years ago

What happened with your plan to re-enter the scene then?

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mr.spiv
Reply to  Phantasm
8 years ago

Well.. I hang around in GP32 folks for several years (kinda scene that was as well) and did some weirdo stuff on GBA/NGC/Pokemon mini.. I think I was in TRSI that time for a short while πŸ˜‰

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sachy
8 years ago

I still see this one quite often πŸ™‚ Still having 2 DCs, one stock and one modded (VGA, BIOS, SD/CF cards). My fav. console ever… And the intro – is just perfect! Kudos to WK!

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WayneK
Reply to  sachy
8 years ago

That sounds awesome, I still have my DC somewhere in a box. The only extra hardware I have is a fast serial card (an old ISA card for PC made by some guys called Double Dutch Designs or something like that?), but I’m not sure I could even find the PC it was installed in these days!

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Lordee
8 years ago

Dreamcast scene days were fun and one of many reasons is this really great intro! WK & Radix killer combo! And by the way, the credits state that the logo is from someone at CONART, that’s a graffiti street wear brand. Echelon had all the hook-ups!

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sim
sim
Reply to  Lordee
8 years ago

The logo was done by a french dude Sensei (sns).

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Lordee
Reply to  sim
8 years ago

That would be Senser (of SAC) and he mainly did Ascii (Mode7 used an NFO he made) but not a lot of pixel graphics. I saw the ‘sns’ comment above but wasn’t sure it ended up on the right intro, as the credits are saying something else. Still, could be his… shrug. He definitely made a logo used in Paradox intros though.

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sim
sim
Reply to  Lordee
8 years ago

Sensei/Senser… mixed this up ;). Yup, the same dude. I had somewere the pencil-sketch of this logo as well as some other ones (the PDX you mentioned above too). Yes, he also did/was making some ascii, IIrc. Dunno, why WK credited that dude he did. May be it was his second nick.?.. Does not metter now…

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WayneK
Reply to  sim
8 years ago

I had no contact with the artist back then, I was simply sent the logo as a TGA (I think!) and told on IRC who drew it, so that is who I credited in the intro! If it’s wrong, blame Ennay πŸ™‚

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Lordee
Reply to  WayneK
8 years ago

We’ll solve this one day! Whoever did it, it’s a really nice graff logo and still readable.

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sim
sim
Reply to  Lordee
8 years ago

Personally I prefer wildstyle (not from the movie) or not-easy-to-read new school.

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sns
sns
Reply to  sim
7 years ago

The credits are correct, I just used a different nickname to release the gfx… “con’art” was supposed to means “connard” in French, translation of “dumbass”. just for the story the full gfx was different you can see it at http://sns.planet-d.net if you want… WayneK did you had contacts with volkor and magician lord both intro coders for kal & ech ? I know them very well since 15 years and used to meet them a lot in Paris back in the times…
Peace oldschool friends πŸ™‚

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sim
sim
8 years ago

Once again – really cool one. One of the best on the DC… WK, is the priority-logo-font effect done by hardware or you coded it?

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WayneK
Reply to  sim
8 years ago

Hardware, just done by setting opacity to 50% on the logo and having a sinelist for the Z (depth) values of the chars in the scroller – then sit back and let the DC hw/libs do everything for you πŸ™‚

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sim
sim
Reply to  WayneK
8 years ago

Awww. Thank you. Wonderfull stuff one could have done in its HW… Have you been using “Katana SDK”? D’ye have the sources sowehere? Any intro on the DC. Is it possible to share it? I wish I had a DC back in tha daze… But well. BTW. Ha! Recently bought 2 DCs to paint the cases ^^. The project is still opened =).

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WayneK
Reply to  sim
8 years ago

I do actually still have the source to this intro (thanks to M9 who helped me recover it + some GBC/GBA stuff from an unreadable backup CD). It’s not very interesting, but if you do actually want it PM me your email address and I’ll send it over Sim.
Sadly all my PSX stuff was unrecoverable (not that it was good, but I did a lot more on PSX than DC) πŸ™

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sim
sim
Reply to  WayneK
8 years ago

Some CDs can be read only on the OLD CD readers. On those which were around the very same time the CDs were burnt. I recovered some CD too, in this way.

PS. PM sent.

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mc217
mc217
9 years ago

fucking gooosebumps!!!!!!!!!

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DeaTure
DeaTure
11 years ago

Wayne, I had access to one of those DDH units so it made it all much easier, I can really imagine playing around with the serial cable would be a painful affair.Β 

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cewlout
11 years ago

Would love to see PS3 cracktros.. any1 ? πŸ˜‰

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pmc
pmc
11 years ago

Beautiful intro and no laziness in evidence here, eh Wayne? πŸ˜€ Just great. πŸ™‚

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WayneK
11 years ago

Yes Deature, DC was really a nice machine (libs/architecture) to make stuff for – the only problem was testing code via serial cable, which was really a painful process (especially when you make as many coding errors as I do!).

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DeaTure
DeaTure
11 years ago

Very nice intro WK, never seen it before as i never owned a DC till recently πŸ™‚ I coded a intro myself for the DC which was never used and I really loved how easy it was to develop for

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FrankMorr
FrankMorr
12 years ago

Very cool!

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Fun
Fun
12 years ago

ECHELON fucking rocks.

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sim
sim
12 years ago

Really like this one!!!

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Morden
Morden
13 years ago

Wow … Talk about bringing back the memories. You’re not the only one who has listened to this tune a million times over, Wayne. Radix is the best.

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p0p
p0p
13 years ago

I love this πŸ˜€
Just the name ECHELON warms my heart – and I love the music too!

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sns
sns
13 years ago

alala j’avais jamais vu le resultat, mon logo a Γ©tΓ© croppΓ© a la porc et y a pas d’antialias :p sur une tv 50hz scintillante ca devait rendre mieux j’espere!

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sim
sim
Reply to  sns
8 years ago

Oh yes, more french please…. πŸ˜‰ But seriously – your logo is really good looking.

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daison
daison
13 years ago

Rocks!

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boot
13 years ago

I like the sin scroll and dot sphere πŸ˜‰ Oldschool rules ! πŸ˜‰

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WayneK
13 years ago

The song is called "Happy Sundays". His mod "Happier Sundays" is quite similar (surprise!) and also a great tune – I used it in a trainermenu I made for Echelon, but the menu was never used πŸ™

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Tone
13 years ago

nice stuff wk! what’s the name of the mod by radix?

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axis/cascade
13 years ago

top intro all in all.. like this one !!

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mr.spiv
13 years ago

A great one I must say! Good job both WK & M9.. I really like the zooming stuff and scroller going behind/front of the logo etc.

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twoflower
twoflower
13 years ago

very smooth…like it…it is the music i like to hear inmorning during shower… πŸ™‚

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proton
13 years ago

Great tro. Choon kixx ass.

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plagueis
13 years ago

I’m so glad to see this one on here, and now the Dreamcast section really has something great. I have this one in front of Unreal Tournament with a different tune I’m pretty sure. If you look in it with a hex editor, WK has a secret message for the would be reverse engineer…

Great Flashtro M9, but to truly appreciate this intro of course it looks best on the original hardware! But thanks to this site, it will last many years into the future.

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janer 1
13 years ago

i love it wayne πŸ™‚ … i had this one infront of ILLBLEED (wich was a lousy game) .. and yes this tune is very nice..also the rest ofcourse..little story about my dreamcast back hten.. i was on holliday and ..Γ€hm..in love with some bulgarian beauty.. this was reason enuff for my ex girlfriend to DESTROY (an i mean DESTROY) my beloved console πŸ™ hehehe..good times,bad times..

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Serpent
13 years ago

Yeah, great music of course and nice intro overall, there’s something in the scroller movement i don’t like though..

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newton
newton
13 years ago

really nice work waynek (and m9). good to see a console intro that actually takes advantadge of the superior hardware.

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rvh
rvh
13 years ago

Awesome music,logo and dotball of course! Love this one. :-X

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WayneK
13 years ago

I enjoyed making this one, and I still love that Radix tune despite hearing it approximately 500,000 times during the development of this intro (no debugging, had to just send the exe over serial to the DC and hope it didn’t crash…again… πŸ™‚ ).
Thanks for converting it M9 – memories! πŸ™‚

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