Clubguide Picturedisk 06
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Contents

Introduction

Clubguide Picturedisk was a bi-monthly disk magazine filled with demos, promos and news from the MSX demo scene. Its audience was international though most of its contents was made by Dutch groups and individuals.

Clubguide Picturedisk 06 was released in December 1990 by Genic. The general design has been conceived by the Redsoft team, with help from Fony, Genic and Station Group members.

The menu and the Hammer demo use a RAM version of the runtime compiler X-BASIC (file SELECTOR.BIN with CALL STATI ON and CALL STATI ON2 as replacements for CALL TURBO ON and CALL TURBO OFF).

Another version of this compiler is used in the BCF promo (file BCFEEEE.017 with CALL SPEED IN and CALL SPEED OUT as replacements for CALL TURBO ON and CALL TURBO OFF).

The interface and all parts of this demodisk are for MSX2 and higher.

Content

Frequency Selector

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A simple frequency selector in screen 0 width 80.

You can go directly to the menu by pressing the Q key on the frequency selector screen.

Intro

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The intro has been created by Fony in screen 8 with MSX-MUSIC melodies. Use the keys 1 to 8 to hear another music.

Direct launching: RUN"INTRO.LDR"

Menu

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Seven options in this menu in screen 7 with MSX-MUSIC music. Some options don't allow to go back to the menu.

Direct launching (PSG music instead of FM music): RUN"MENU.LDR"

Fony Fire

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A first prerelease of the Fony Demodisk 1 that was currently in development. This part contains a sinus-scroller, fireworks in the background and a bouncing FONY logo. It uses screen 8 and an original SCC music, written with the SCC Musixx utility.

The logo can be controlled by the user. After pressing the CAPS key on the keyboard, the cursor keys are activated. (note: it does not seem to work in emulators)

Direct launching: RUN"FF-KICK.BAS"

BCF Promo

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Promo of the Disk Station 3 created by the BCF team. You can see the intro picture, very short versions of the Satan and Snout demos and an adapted version of the BCF Info part.

Direct launching: BLOAD"LOADER.BIN",R

Unicorn Promo

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Promo in screen 5 of the Devestator demo/music disk by the Unicorn Corporation, with MSX-MUSIC BASIC melodies.

Direct launching: RUN"TRAILER2.LDR"

Hammer

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A vectorgraphics demo made by the Station Group, a kind of addition to the New Sensation demo disk. In screen 5 with MSX-MUSIC music.

Direct launching is not possible as this demo has been integrated to the routines of the picturedisk.

The Bass Demo

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SCC demo in screen 7, created by the Merla Soft and XelaSoft teams. It includes all the musics and sound effects from Metal Gear 2. The text scroll is very long, will you survive to that?!

Useful keys :

  • Select - switch to another music selection
  • A,B,C - 1st music selection
  • A-Z, a-z - 2d music selection (Metal Gear 2)
  • F1 and F6 - Change VDP frequency (50Hz / 60Hz)
  • F2-F5, F7-F10 - specific music or sound effect
  • ESC - switch musics / sound effects
  • Spacebar - fade out
  • Up and down - change speed of the scroll

Direct launching: RUN"BASS-DEM.BAS"

Saigon Promo

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An original diagonal text scroll, conceived by Shadow. In screen 5 with MSX-MUSIC music.

It was a good way to promote a megademo, that does not seem to have been released.

Direct launching: RUN"SAIGON.BAS"

News

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The news section with MSX-MUSIC music. The corresponding text files are plain ASCII text files.

Direct launching (PSG music instead of FM music): RUN"NEWS.LDR"