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X-SID logo

X-SID Logo

A simple logo created for Jeff’s music editor X-SID . It was one of the first things I did following my return to the scene.

Jeff suggested that hi-res might be nice and historically I’ve not played with hi-res much at all. So, I decided to try and do a simple logo using just hi-res characters and hi-res sprite overlays. The only problem was that I had no idea what I was going to use to do it.

In the end, I used Promotion to draw the bitmap. Once I was happy with that, I separated the colours and superimposed a grid. The sprites and chars were then created by manually converting them by eye into Spritepad and Charpad respectively. This was a long and painful process. There were many times where I found I’d converted a sprite-load of bits only to realise I was one pixel out. Arrrgh!

There’s a lot that I’m not entirely satisfied with – but after all the hassle of converting the hi-res bitmap to chars and sprites by hand – I really just don’t care!

One final note about the “Bizz” signature. This was created shortly after I returned to the scene and before I was “educated” about the acceptable use of signatures in graphics. If X-SID had been released as intended and the logo used as part of an intro then I’m almost certain that the signature would have been removed.

An entry for the logo has been created on CSDb and can be found here.

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