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[XMAS_2013] Dasher is Late for Work
« on: December 20, 2013 »
Here's my entry for the Christmas competition, titled Dasher is Late for Work.




Dasher, one of Santa Claus's reindeers, is running late for work this year, so he's sprinting to reach Santa.


I made this in Delphi using OpenGL. You need a video card with at least OpenGL 1.2 support to run it. I tested it on Windows 7 x64 and Windows XP (running on a VM) using an ATI 5570 video card with the latest drivers installed. I also tried it on a system with an integrated Intel HD 3000, which couldn't run it in fullscreen (crashes with an error which I have no idea how to solve).


I did a video capture of the demo, but it's kind of choppy:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKEORgn6bWY[/youtube]


Below I give credits and list all the stuff which I haven't made:
- music by greenRiverThriller: Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - Christmas in 8 bit
- font by codeman38: Press Start 2P
- KOL to replace the VCL and make the EXE smaller, also provides PNG and OpenGL support: link
- BASS audio library for music playback: link
- BTMemoryModule to load bass.dll from memory: link


Check the attached ZIP archive for the demo.
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Re: [XMAS_2013] Dasher is Late for Work
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2013 »
hi mate looks really cool!,

very festive. and really love the tune well done!!
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Re: [XMAS_2013] Dasher is Late for Work
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2013 »
Excellent Pixel Xmas  :clap:

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Re: [XMAS_2013] Dasher is Late for Work
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2013 »
Very festive Gore Motel, and nice to see Delphi being used again (I really loved making stuff with Delphi). The music and nice relaxing feel made me feel really Christmassy :D Great stuff, looking forward to more in future (hopefully). K++
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Re: [XMAS_2013] Dasher is Late for Work
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2013 »
Marvelous little prod you've made there! Fantastic funky tune - really love the groovy feel and the improvisation over the old classic. I'm not into the tech stuff, but from a purely entertainment point of view, it rocks! Congratulations :)

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Re: [XMAS_2013] Dasher is Late for Work
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2013 »
I like the choice of colours - very festive.
The music also rocks and the pixelated trees look great - were they generated procedurally or drawn from fixed patterns?
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Re: [XMAS_2013] Dasher is Late for Work
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2013 »
Very cute little prod, music fits very well too.
Runs perfect smoothly here! :)
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Re: [XMAS_2013] Dasher is Late for Work
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2013 »
Cute.. love the pixel graphics :)
Runs smooth under Wine on linux, both Windowed and Fullscreen on an intel HD4000

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Re: [XMAS_2013] Dasher is Late for Work
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2013 »
I like the choice of colours - very festive.
The music also rocks and the pixelated trees look great - were they generated procedurally or drawn from fixed patterns?

I made the trees in a graphics application and just loaded them as textures. I've never dabbed in procedural generation, but that sounds like a good idea - a constantly changing background made of unique looking trees, instead of just repeating the same ones. I'll have to read up on procedural generation.

Cute.. love the pixel graphics :)
Runs smooth under Wine on linux, both Windowed and Fullscreen on an intel HD4000

Well that's good to hear. On my system with an HD 3000 I always get an error message concerning ig4icd32.dll in fullscreen (latest drivers installed).

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Re: [XMAS_2013] Dasher is Late for Work
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2013 »
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Well that's good to hear. On my system with an HD 3000 I always get an error message concerning ig4icd32.dll in fullscreen (latest drivers installed).

It sounds to me a lot like:
http://www.java-gaming.org/index.php?topic=22021.0
maybe reordering your calls, putting the full-screen switch as far up, as possible might help
It looks like that HD4500 is also affected.

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Re: [XMAS_2013] Dasher is Late for Work
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2013 »
Ok, so I fiddled with it some more and I made it work. The crash has something to do with the window. When running in fullscreen, if I set the window to be maximized, then it crashes on the HD 3000. If instead I set the window dimensions to the screen's dimensions, then it works fine. VSync doesn't kick in though, and I can see a lot of tearing.

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Re: [XMAS_2013] Dasher is Late for Work
« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2013 »
Would have also very well fitted into the UDG challenge earlier this year. Really nicely done! Hope to see more from you!  :)
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Re: [XMAS_2013] Dasher is Late for Work
« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2013 »
Doesn't work for me, all I get is a blank screen, music and a window saying that the proc has stopped working. :/

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Re: [XMAS_2013] Dasher is Late for Work
« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2013 »
That sucks. What OS and GPU?

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Re: [XMAS_2013] Dasher is Late for Work
« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2013 »
So simple, so awesome! Very pleasing style altogether and very well done. I love this!  :clap:
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Re: [XMAS_2013] Dasher is Late for Work
« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2014 »
Got the same problem as ttemper: crashes immediately, empty window stays open, music keeps playing (Windows 7, Nvidia GTX 560)
The video is lovely!
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