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Post by Bag of Magic Food » Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:28 am

And today I recorded a walkthrough of that Spellbound Dizzy "Lite" edition!
Part 1
Part 2

Something I noticed while playing all this Spellbound Dizzy was that not only does the Commodore 64 version divide up some of its music between the title screen and the gameplay, but the title screen music contains a piece that wasn't in the original Spectrum and Amstrad theme... How to describe it, you know that part where it goes into the key of E and then has the arpeggios that step up and down and up? That part seems to have originated with the Commodore 64 versions, then the 16-bit versions mixed it all into one longer loop. So again the Commodore 64 music sets the standard for later systems... But for some reason the Atari ST version was transposed back down a whole step, so it sounds more like the Spectrum music.

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Post by DizzyFanUK » Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:34 pm

Im a complete novice at this.
Where do I start if I want to record my own playthrough of a Dizzy game I'm playing on STeem?
:v2_dizzy_thumbsup:Long Live Dizzy - May his boxing gloves never shrink in the wash :v2_dizzy_biggrin:

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Post by Lex_Hedley » Fri Feb 25, 2011 9:43 pm

I think some emulators have screen recording capabilities but I've never done them myself so can't be sure.

There are screen casting programs available:-

Windows
camstudio- http://camstudio.org/
Free

camtasia - http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia/
Expensive but very good!

Mac
Screen-Flow - http://www.telestream.net/screen-flow/overview.htm
$99

There are loads more, just a quick search in Google if you want to see any more

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Post by Bag of Magic Food » Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:35 pm

I don't know, does Steem have video recording? I mostly use SainT for Atari ST games, as it skips the whole operating system and just loads the games, and it has savestates, WAV recording, and AVI recording. I did use sound recording in Steem once for Crystal Kingdom Dizzy though, as SainT failed to produce the sound of the dinghy flying away, and I was mixing extra sound into the video anyway. Also, as with many TV-based systems, SainT includes a large border for "overscan", so I have to figure out the true dimensions of the actual game graphics and crop the border out when I edit the recording in VirtualDub for online video.

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Post by Bag of Magic Food » Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:56 am

Well, I haven't committed to making any new longplays yet, but I just wanted to point out that if anyone's considering recording Fantastic Dizzy for PC on DOSBox, I think it would be a good idea to go into the configuration file and set "cycles=max", as otherwise the game will slow down a lot whenever there's a lot of moving objects (a la Dizzy The Ultimate Cartoon Adventure). We all like swift gameplay, right?

Also, I didn't even know DOS had a 320x223 mode, but that's apparently what the main game runs in as that's what DOSBox outputs. The company logo is a separate executable that runs at 320x200 though, so even if you run dizzy.bat, you'll still have some work to do to combine the resulting videos afterward if you want to include that logo animation.


Now, if you're recording the AGA version of Fantastic Dizzy for Amiga/CD32 and want to get really fancy, you could try rendering the video at quadruple resolution to better show off the "quarter pixel scrolling" of backgrounds it features. It might not be very noticeable, but for "high-definition" viewers it should make it a tad nicer.

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Post by Adz.M » Sat Nov 19, 2011 2:46 pm

When I was tidying up the videos page and adding more YouTube vids to the list, I also came across more longplays, so here's how it goes now.

The titles in blue are the ones we've got listed on the site. :)

Dizzy:
Amstrad CPC
Commodore 64
ZX Spectrum

Treasure Island Dizzy:
Amiga
Amstrad CPC
Atari ST (split into parts)
CD32
Commodore 64
NES
ZX Spectrum

Fantasy World Dizzy:
Amiga
Amstrad CPC
Atari ST
Commodore 64
PC DOS
ZX Spectrum

Magicland Dizzy:
Amiga
Amstrad CPC
Atari ST
CD32
Commodore 64
PC DOS
ZX Spectrum

Spellbound Dizzy:
Amiga
Amstrad CPC
Atari ST
CD32
Commodore 64 (Lite)
Commodore 64 (Original)
ZX Spectrum

Prince of the Yolkfolk/Dizzy the Adventurer:
Amiga
Amstrad CPC
Atari ST
CD32
Commodore 64
NES
PC DOS
Sega Master System (split into parts)
ZX Spectrum

Fantastic Dizzy:
Amiga
CD32
NES (Blue)
NES (Red)
PC DOS
Sega Master System
Sega Mega Drive

Crystal Kingdom Dizzy:
Amiga
Amstrad CPC
Atari ST (split into parts)
CD32
Commodore 64 (split into parts)
ZX Spectrum

Fast Food
Amiga
Amstrad CPC
Atari ST
Commodore 64
PC DOS
ZX Spectrum

Kwik Snax:
Amiga
Amstrad CPC
Atari ST
Commodore 64
PC DOS
ZX Spectrum

Panic Dizzy:
Amiga
Amstrad CPC
Atari ST
Commodore 64
Sega Master System
ZX Spectrum

Bubble Dizzy:
Amiga
Amstrad CPC
Atari ST
Commodore 64
PC DOS
ZX Spectrum

Dizzy down the rapids:
Amstrad CPC
Commodore 64
ZX Spectrum

Go! Dizzy Go!:
NES
Sega Master System (split into parts)

Others:
Christmas Dizzy
Dizzy Three and a Half
Dizzy TUCA Crash Special Edition
Easter Eggstravaganza (On Fast Food Amiga Longplay)
Treasure Island Dizzy Crash Special Edition

If there's any I've missed, please let me know. :)
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Post by Lemmy556 » Sun Nov 27, 2011 7:34 pm

Bag, how you managed to run CD32 games with music and gameplay at same time?

I cant do it :(

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Post by Bag of Magic Food » Sat Jan 14, 2012 10:57 pm

Hey, if you prefer to see The Fantastic Adventures of Dizzy as a single video, I just found a play of version 1 by Spolan and a play of version 2 by kireev20000, which was also submitted to the official Longplays Project!

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Post by jimmimak » Sat Feb 11, 2012 1:14 am

Hi, I just uploaded a play through attempt for Fantastic Dizzy. It's not perfect but have a look and comment. It's 3 hours divided into 15 min segments. Recorded from hardware. :v2_dizzy_biggrin:

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL28903AA8ACA4AD50

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