Tag Archives: 2000s

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 that he programmed in C64 BASIC. And although his naive and sometimes obscene style is not for everyone, it 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.

On the other hand, it is easy to miss things in a backcatalogue of 900 releases?!

Other JSL posts

Appearance of Crosses by Ding Yi. On-going series, covered here 10 years ago. First one from 2004, second from 2022.

Grão, Details of a Larger Nature by Pedrita, 2007.

Pavilhão by Pedrita, 2016.

Lost and Found by Pedrita, 2018.

Also see this.

Self Destruction by Shadow, for Galza. Made sometime between 1999 and 2004.

Country music video kings! via nfolog

Operation Gamma Velorum. ZZT-game for DOS by Quantum P, 2002. via worldofzzt

Back on Earth, a composition by Michael Finnissy, 2004. Read more and listen here.

Nokia ringtones teletext ads from 2001, recovered by the teletext archeologist.

Can i interest you in some 2ch ascii cats in these trying times?

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ANSI with custom font and colours (Xbin) by Ansichrist/Sense, 2004.