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making of PACMATCH

Of course we used our favourite tool vvvv to implement the game, because it's so much fun programming with boxes. The sound is rendered by Ableton Live, which we triggered via midi-commands sent from vvvv to an other PC, Live was running on.

For inputing the signals from the jump-boards we sobeled up an IOWarrior40 by Code Mercenaries. The Spotlights for the jump-boards (3 for each board - yellow, red, green) were controlled by the parallel port. Via the Parallel Port we controlled 9 Relais the spotlights were connected to. Old school interfacing for old school games!

See some Screenshot of the PACMATCH-Patch, best example for nasty patching. And one of Live?.

Diagram of the parallel port pins.

A blurry image of our IOWarrior40 interface board.

This is a sketch of the architecture of the jump-board.

Building that big things wasn't too easy.

The base-board of one jump-board. We used foam for the cushioning.

Robert manufaturing the first jump-board. It's all hand-crafted!

Pascal is happy that our Relay-Board-Interface, controlled by the parallel port, works. We tested it with the green lamp you see in the image.

The holy keyboard Pascal used, to record the midi-files of our Frere Jacques - Version.

First tests and debugging, debugging, debugging, ...

Then the big day came and we set up the game for the show at medianight.

Some fellow students were enthusiastic about testing right after the presentation for the professors.

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~3d ago

dawoof: Did u use the NVAPI to do the warping and other functions?

~3d ago

manuel: @dawoof I did. Just some tests. with the sync card you get no tearing thats great.

~4d ago

dawoof: has anyone used nvidia MOSAIC and VVVV? (without vioso or automated callibration)

~4d ago

joreg: mystery surprise guest at #vvvv meetup number 9 in #berlin coming tuesday: 9-berlin-vvvv-meetup

~6d ago

mediadog: @dawoof I use Screen Capture Recorder to put my desktop in VR, it provides a virtual webcam: https://sourceforge.net/projects/screencapturer/files

~6d ago

TremensS: Just one step further, reinstalling VC++2012 did the trick! This might help anyone having the same surprise...

~6d ago

TremensS: Hey! Since Win10 update last night, all my Assimp nodes are red in both beta36/38. Tried reinstalling VC++2013/2017. Any hints?