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May 21, 2011

Rotoscoped live?

srikanth @ 11:59 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1306022370 ) Play

What is going on here?!

Cracked by: shrik , Raghuvansh , dineshk , badideabear and Rogi

Answer:
Jordan Mechner’s Karateka game had an easter egg – insert the disc upside down into a regular floppy drive and it would play an upside down version of the game on screen!

Points assigned by AutoRaja. Review by lazy humans pending.

6 Responses to “Rotoscoped live?”

  1. shrik
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    An easter egg on the Apple ][ version of Karateka which allowed you to play the game upside down if the game disk was flipped and inserted.


  2. Raghuvansh
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    The Apple II version of “Karateka” came on a disk that had the game in an upside-down mode on the flip side, as an easter egg.


  3. Rogi
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    I can’t find a lot of info on realtime animation (machinima) causing inversion. So I guess the title is misleading and this is a depiction of someone who uses inverted controls and found that flipping the screen actually works better for them.


  4. dineshk
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    Karateka – an early Apple II video game. It came packaged in a single-sided disk the other side of which had an upside down version of the game as a joke. Nice question.


  5. badideabear
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    The video game is Karateka. What’s being shown is an easter egg for the Apple II version.

    “The Apple II version came on one apparently single-sided disk. As an easter egg, a second version of the game was placed on the flip side of the disk. If one put the disk into the drive upside-down, the game played identically to the first side, except that the game was displayed vertically flipped.”


  6. Rogi
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    Okay. So I was way off on that one. Apparently, there was a game called Karateka where the developer put a 2nd copy of the flip-side that played upside-down. When folks called Customer Service the reply was “take the disk out, insert it right-sidre up, and reboot”.


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