Last modified on 23 May 2014, at 11:41

copperbar

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

copper +‎ bar, after the "copper" (coprocessor) component of the Commodore Amiga chipset.

NounEdit

copperbar (plural copperbars)

  1. (demoscene) An animated horizontal bar of colour that extends into the overscan area of the display.
    • 1996, "WolfMan^iNSaNiTY", Which scanline??? (on newsgroup comp.sys.ibm.pc.demos)
      There a[sic] quite a lot of effects you can get with horz.retraces, eg a textmode copperbar (change color #0 with every scanline)
    • 1998, "Paul-Jan Pauptit", Raster trix are a problem nowadays. (on Internet newsgroup comp.sys.ibm.pc.demos)
      Although most cards still support screen-tweaking, you can just forget about copperbars (writing within horizontal retrace fuks up the screen BADLY) and other effex. Same goes for changing the font.
    • 2000, "Lando", looking for software (on Internet newsgroup alt.amiga.demos)
      There was also the (really pretty famous) RSI Demomaker that let u make up your own intros/demos from a load of stock effects (bobs, starfields, copperbars, scrollers etc).. havent been able to find that tho...