Tag Archives: demoscene

From Kiiritti Pätsi, an MZ-700 demo by Up Rough and Flush, 2017.

Diamond Fever

Diamond Fever, C64 PETSCII by Deekay, 2024.

PETSCII-works by jab, 2021-2023.

AMSCII-works by Jab, Illarterate and Rexbeng for the Amstrad AMSCII compos 2022 and 2023.

C64 PETSCII by Worrior1, 2023.

Feelgood and Morph. C64 disk directory art by jab, who used to make ANSI-graphics.

ATASCII-works by pépé, 2021-2023.

Some of many Tarot cards in PETSCII by littlebitspace, 2022. Watch them at sixteencolors.net, or why not use them? There are applications on Commodore 64 and on the web.

More littlebitspace posts.

Commodore 64 disk directory art – dir art – by Worrior1, 2022. Not all PETSCII characters are available in disk directories.

There weren’t many active PETSCII-artists in the 00’s but the prolific Dutch demoscener JSL more than made up for it. He released tons of animated movies, often programmed in C64 BASIC. Although his naive and sometimes obscene style is not for everyone, his work deserves documentation nevertheless.

His first animated PETSCII came in 2002 with First Demo, Visitors 1-3 and RTR Loves Pussy. In 2003 he made Ninja 2 and Resident Evil.

Put down by harsh feedback, he took a break in 2004 only to return in full force in 2005.

Resident Evil 2, 2005.

Band of Brothers, 2005

The same year he also put out Anaconda, the Basic JSL pack and Some JSL stuff (including his own tool). This was followed by Indiana Jones (2006), Basic JSL II (2007), Porn Pack 1-3 (2007-2008), the over-the-top GODS (2009), Jokes (2010) and Basic JSL III (2010).

He returned in 2013 with More Petsci Stuff and was surprised by the response. “How come ppl download this 90x times, is there something special about Petsci graphics..?” This was the year when PETSCII was becoming popular in the C64 demoscene again. He released a few more things that year – More Petscii 2-4, Faces Petscii, Evil Dead and Xmas Petscii Demo. After that, it seems like the only PETSCII-stuff he released was in Christmas Mixed Pack 2017. I could have missed something though, because he has something like 900 releases?!

Other JSL posts