Ante Dominum by Traction [web]
screenshot added by waffle on 2006-04-16 22:19:21
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release date : april 2006
release party : Breakpoint 2006
compo : pc 64k
ranked : 3rd
  • rulez 125
  • is ok 25
  • sucks 1
popularity : 3%
  • rulez 0.82
alltime top: #263
added on the 2006-04-16 22:19:21 by waffle waffle

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Bland and stark!

No thumb down tho cos it has a couple of nice effects.
Standard traction quality
rulezadded on the 2006-04-16 22:33:55 by sauli sauli
Not technical wonder, but atmospheric.
rulezadded on the 2006-04-16 22:37:56 by Manwe Manwe
amazing albeit i prefer it's full of stars
rulezadded on the 2006-04-16 22:42:50 by waffle waffle
it's different
rulezadded on the 2006-04-16 23:05:28 by kelsey kelsey
Love this :) Great Music and nice Visuals :)
rulezadded on the 2006-04-16 23:07:30 by SaphirJD SaphirJD
rulezadded on the 2006-04-16 23:14:15 by wie8 wie8
1. + Demo miles better than screen shot
2. + STYLE
3. - not my STYLE :-)
4. +++ Source
rulezadded on the 2006-04-16 23:19:54 by wroceng wroceng
Thanks for the Linux port. Nothing seemed overly connected here, however there were some nice bits. A weak thumb.
rulezadded on the 2006-04-16 23:37:48 by sea_monkey sea_monkey
refreshing ideas + original effects = Traction style
rulezadded on the 2006-04-17 00:09:06 by Trauma Zero Trauma Zero
had some nice effects, but overall too boring. good sound.
added on the 2006-04-17 00:42:03 by 4kum4 4kum4
nice, clean, traction..
rulezadded on the 2006-04-17 00:57:04 by madMixx madMixx
rulezadded on the 2006-04-17 01:16:08 by DaD1916 DaD1916
That's another style... :)
rulezadded on the 2006-04-17 01:19:21 by Bhl! Bhl!
Great intro, and I do love the music!
rulezadded on the 2006-04-17 01:38:29 by neon_prannock neon_prannock
traction - because textures and 3d-models are for sissies.
rulezadded on the 2006-04-17 01:55:06 by gloom gloom
Just traction style ;)
I love music.
rulezadded on the 2006-04-17 02:01:34 by Grz- Grz-
What 4kum4 said...
added on the 2006-04-17 03:47:20 by svenzzon svenzzon
OS X file distribution screwed up. ain't working. resource forks missing?
added on the 2006-04-17 04:10:44 by djinn_wd djinn_wd
i like it.
rulezadded on the 2006-04-17 04:36:22 by blz blz
go go math power! svenzzon, chmod a+x the ante_dominum file to run it in OS X.
rulezadded on the 2006-04-17 08:25:12 by lhl lhl
Nothing mind blowing, but very smooth and enjoyable to watch!
added on the 2006-04-17 09:09:40 by mSW mSW
<3 <3 <3
rulezadded on the 2006-04-17 09:58:05 by apricot apricot
not flawless. and thats good.
rulezadded on the 2006-04-17 11:04:19 by Gargaj Gargaj
same mSW
added on the 2006-04-17 11:25:57 by NuKem NuKem
ok, os x port's executable has now chmod +x
added on the 2006-04-17 11:37:16 by waffle waffle
Nice, but a bit boring
added on the 2006-04-17 11:54:10 by Zplex Zplex
One of the better Traction intros, gotta love those fractals and music fits well!
rulezadded on the 2006-04-17 13:53:17 by Optimus Optimus
good music and stylish visual.
enjoyed it.
rulezadded on the 2006-04-17 15:35:25 by got got
nice, but shure not more than just nice. so my opinion a piggy here.
added on the 2006-04-17 16:35:32 by seppjo seppjo
rulezadded on the 2006-04-17 16:50:55 by tomaes tomaes
Math can be so beautiful!
rulezadded on the 2006-04-17 17:18:26 by Virgill Virgill
nice mathematics, and kudos for the OS X port
rulezadded on the 2006-04-17 17:41:46 by titanstar titanstar
rulezadded on the 2006-04-17 18:36:40 by morten morten
bravo, traction! freash and beautiful effects. i really enjoyed it.
rulezadded on the 2006-04-17 18:43:01 by diver diver
Usual traction quality. Great looking maths, and the tune was good. Plus, OSX port. Definite thumb.
rulezadded on the 2006-04-17 19:02:04 by psonice psonice
Nice effects and the music fits well.
rulezadded on the 2006-04-17 19:53:53 by [self-ban] [self-ban]
not special. fractals are not bad.
added on the 2006-04-17 19:57:33 by spritus spritus
maths are beautifull.
rulezadded on the 2006-04-17 22:06:18 by Zest Zest
Oh my god ! It's beautifull :)
added on the 2006-04-17 23:01:55 by Grz- Grz-
real math - art
rulezadded on the 2006-04-18 00:12:31 by freed_ohm freed_ohm
nice fractals but dot filling is boring.
added on the 2006-04-18 01:35:32 by junjanes junjanes
focused and flawlessly delivered. I love it
rulezadded on the 2006-04-18 02:00:38 by amv amv
Lovely intro, cool maths, nice music, sources, linux port. Rules :)
rulezadded on the 2006-04-18 02:08:20 by slack slack
well, i probably wouldn't thumb this down if it'd placed below demos that were clearly better, but...
sucksadded on the 2006-04-18 04:48:34 by parcelshit parcelshit
Like I said, good again. :)
rulezadded on the 2006-04-18 08:56:47 by break break
Preacher: The version shown at Breakpoint was different (e.g. the opening scene) to the version downloadable here. Is that intentional or a mistake? Anyway, the intro rocks as usual!
rulezadded on the 2006-04-18 10:03:29 by Axel Axel
the demo is really nice. a little bit boring because of the monotone zik... still up!
rulezadded on the 2006-04-18 12:47:11 by AbcuG! AbcuG!
Axel: That's because I partycoded. The partyversion is the right one.. this is the version that was finished in January or something :)
added on the 2006-04-18 14:52:26 by Preacher Preacher
alrightie! (*checks Breakpoint FTP-instead*) :)
added on the 2006-04-19 00:55:34 by Axel Axel
Fatal error on my Mac (10.4.5)

Link (dyld) error:
Library not loaded: libfmodex.dylib
Referenced from: /Users/ivan/Desktop/ante_dominum_by_traction_os_x/ante_dominum
Reason: image not found
added on the 2006-04-19 01:25:15 by merlucin merlucin
wow! so many great effects! great work!
rulezadded on the 2006-04-19 06:37:32 by blackpawn blackpawn
definitely rulez! superb visuals!
rulezadded on the 2006-04-19 06:59:16 by zeebr zeebr
I am totally in love with this demo. It really exploits high resolution and shows old FX in interesting ways. One of the most elegant things I've seen in years. Cheers. Bring more.
rulezadded on the 2006-04-19 07:43:30 by Jerware Jerware
merlucin: youll have to run it from the terminal to get the proper ./ path.. yes its annoying that people cant do proper binaries 2006 for osx :(

otherwise nice
rulezadded on the 2006-04-19 12:26:21 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
My personnal winner! I don't like the others in64k this year.. except Kikiarts "Breaklose". But "Ante Dominium" is the only one to run smoothly on my machine. Trax is awesome. And most of all, it's multiplatform. One of the best intro in 2006. Thumb Up!
rulezadded on the 2006-04-19 13:03:58 by daddyvx daddyvx
rulezadded on the 2006-04-19 14:56:32 by iks iks
stefan: didn't you notice it's running in linux ;)
added on the 2006-04-19 15:05:09 by waffle waffle
lovely visuals. and this time i even like the soundtrack.
rulezadded on the 2006-04-19 16:30:09 by a-move a-move
really liked the visuals
way to go preacher
rulezadded on the 2006-04-19 16:34:04 by psenough psenough
My favourite in the compo.
rulezadded on the 2006-04-19 16:42:52 by teel teel
I really like this. Never change your style and make a stupid techno demo for example ;)
rulezadded on the 2006-04-19 21:41:28 by dairos dairos
Fractal error on my Mac (10.4.5)


r0xx0r prod tho
rulezadded on the 2006-04-19 21:47:19 by Maali Maali
I havent liked last couple of traction intros so much, but this one rulez.
rulezadded on the 2006-04-19 21:58:33 by blueflame blueflame
rulezadded on the 2006-04-20 02:22:06 by nosfe nosfe
I love it! Cool style. Great visuals. Music rocks. snd & gfx not synced but fits perfectly anyhow ´:]
rulezadded on the 2006-04-20 12:08:31 by ewerybody ewerybody
like tomkh said at the party place - "Pure essence and no bullshit" :)
rulezadded on the 2006-04-20 14:30:30 by bonzaj bonzaj
very very very nice
preacher rulez0r :)
rulezadded on the 2006-04-20 14:32:37 by [EviL] [EviL]
waffle: FUCK!

added on the 2006-04-20 16:44:23 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
ye ye, its a nice one!
rulezadded on the 2006-04-20 21:40:06 by trisch trisch
Nice one.
rulezadded on the 2006-04-21 05:37:27 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
Great! Really love this one.
rulezadded on the 2006-04-21 11:11:27 by d3pth d3pth
booring minimalistic intro. how the hell did this intro make it to 3rd?
added on the 2006-04-21 11:26:06 by quisten quisten
All traction products rox! I hope they keep porting to OSX!
rulezadded on the 2006-04-21 19:15:16 by AMB AMB
The intros will continue to be ported, just like before. The demo sources are available to those who are not afraid to take up the challenge :)
added on the 2006-04-21 19:24:34 by Preacher Preacher
..and someday we'll also have a traction website where you can find the .xm soundtracks as well.. ;)
or if i get my lazy ass to upload them somewhere else.
added on the 2006-04-21 20:16:35 by griip griip
nice cause it's differant
rulezadded on the 2006-04-22 12:26:36 by NightShadow NightShadow
Not bad. :)
added on the 2006-04-22 18:27:00 by AntDude AntDude
rulezadded on the 2006-04-23 11:17:30 by aegis aegis
If you are going to do a demo in this style, you really _must_ have antialiasing. The jaggies are eating your little squares.
added on the 2006-04-23 23:43:54 by s_tec s_tec
rulezadded on the 2006-04-24 00:22:53 by dixan dixan
If you are going to do a demo in this style, you really _MUST_ leave anti-aliasing off. The blur would destroy the demo and leave it feeling washed out.

Mass thumbage.
rulezadded on the 2006-04-24 21:30:08 by bdk bdk
A pig because of overall impression. The visuals are great but the audio sucks big time.
added on the 2006-04-25 13:34:48 by Dranix Dranix
Full of beauty. Cool fractals. Real pleasure. Fantastic 64KB.
rulezadded on the 2006-04-26 12:17:35 by Pirx Pirx
Certaintly not an eyecandy in the common sense, but Traction continues to amaze by showing interesting new effects every time.
rulezadded on the 2006-04-26 19:27:05 by zoom zoom
Fine-balanced demo with clever effects and synchronization.
rulezadded on the 2006-04-28 01:34:53 by v3ga v3ga
oh, traction. fantastic and beautiful.
massive thumb up.
rulezadded on the 2006-04-29 18:57:01 by substrate substrate
I like well finished designs
i like oddly skewed graphics
i like tunnels
rulezadded on the 2006-04-30 04:57:12 by Gaia Gaia
As original, as traction is.
rulezadded on the 2006-05-05 01:06:21 by imbusy imbusy
i especially like the particle flow and the flashing trees. also nice display of fractals.. rulings from traction as usual :)
rulezadded on the 2006-05-05 17:10:42 by jaw jaw
simple enough, i dont like the music
added on the 2006-05-05 21:57:09 by sunnm sunnm
surprisingly good! difficult to resist those maths + excellent tune
rulezadded on the 2006-05-05 22:17:21 by shadez shadez
What shadez said, I think.
rulezadded on the 2006-05-05 23:10:41 by Lord Graga Lord Graga
Really nice. I like the glowing trees and the fractals before all. Keep up the good work!
rulezadded on the 2006-05-06 20:27:06 by jamcar jamcar
nice and different
rulezadded on the 2006-05-06 21:07:05 by p01 p01
Added by waffle? wtf? Name stealage!

Great demo!
rulezadded on the 2006-05-09 13:41:07 by dotwaffle dotwaffle
.waffle: we actually have chatted couple of times :)
added on the 2006-05-09 14:17:33 by waffle waffle
rulezadded on the 2006-05-12 00:15:12 by okkie okkie
well. always nice to look at a few peaceful minimalistic pattern routines.. watch the line edges though (or is that my graphics card that sucks?)
rulezadded on the 2006-05-12 02:37:04 by loaderror loaderror
loaderror: no, it's my laziness and OpenGL blending :)
added on the 2006-05-12 10:33:29 by Preacher Preacher
love this! laid back coderporn. lovely way to present simple fractals
rulezadded on the 2006-05-12 10:59:54 by Duckers Duckers
too many graphical glitches and too little interesting content for a thumb up. some neat ideas, but it's nowhere enough to get my pants wet.
added on the 2006-05-12 11:20:53 by kusma kusma
Amazing. Thank You! :)
rulezadded on the 2006-07-03 18:56:21 by Aasemoon Aasemoon
Creative ideas in there!
rulezadded on the 2006-07-08 19:47:16 by Marq Marq
Absolutely beautiful. I love it.
rulezadded on the 2006-07-13 22:30:10 by jxn jxn
rulezadded on the 2006-07-27 11:13:32 by chenmy! chenmy!
nice one
rulezadded on the 2006-08-17 14:50:13 by hardi hardi
rulezadded on the 2006-08-30 15:39:16 by eye eye
Finally saw it running realtime and not just the lowres dtv stream, and I love it!
Small hint to linux users: the linux version crashed my system but the windows version works fine in wine.
rulezadded on the 2006-09-02 00:11:26 by Sverker Sverker
Compiles and runs with no problems on my Gentoo systems (x86 & GCC 4.1.1)
nice concept
rulezadded on the 2006-09-02 11:43:27 by las las
GREAT prod! Excellent coding! Loved it! Keep up the good work!
rulezadded on the 2006-09-08 21:24:36 by thanar thanar
good math effort, but overal is empty
added on the 2006-09-19 11:28:13 by _xiod_ _xiod_
nice attractor and particle effects with matching music
rulezadded on the 2006-09-24 02:16:46 by legalize legalize
rulezadded on the 2006-10-19 17:48:30 by erpherman erpherman
really nice
rulezadded on the 2006-12-20 14:01:11 by rmeht rmeht
I LOVE IT, well done guys - tnx for the source as well!
rulezadded on the 2006-12-20 14:09:40 by hashdash hashdash
really beautiful and innovative
rulezadded on the 2007-02-16 17:04:20 by dipswitch dipswitch
It feels so good.
rulezadded on the 2007-02-16 17:34:13 by lordKelvin lordKelvin
A++ 64Ko
Masterpiece of art and design
<3 traction demos style
rulezadded on the 2007-06-24 22:31:09 by BackSpace BackSpace
Beautiful and stylish masterpiece. Definitely on my permanent playlist now ;-)
rulezadded on the 2007-08-04 05:56:03 by Nezbie Nezbie
definately a cutie!
rulezadded on the 2007-08-04 06:39:23 by ԹHΞΞ ԹHΞΞ
Minimalistic and neat - however, I don't like the music.
a shitload of effects.
rulezadded on the 2007-08-31 09:03:57 by earx earx
Beautiful and atmospheric. Music is also very good.
rulezadded on the 2007-09-02 16:05:58 by _^^o _^^o
This nice intro
rulezadded on the 2007-09-02 16:15:24 by BiTL BiTL
Very good. Sweet, relaxed music.
rulezadded on the 2007-09-02 16:23:44 by raer raer
not sure what posessed me to thumb this down! oh well...
One of the first Traction stuff I've seen. I love it. The concept and the picture-sound combo just kicks :)
rulezadded on the 2007-09-21 07:52:35 by -SP- -SP-
rulezadded on the 2007-09-22 16:51:25 by #535 #535
Nice! Tractionish style!
Oh, sorry! I see it's prod by traction! ;)
rulezadded on the 2007-10-23 21:43:01 by Ized Ized
a bit surprised over the praise for the visuals/design, which I think looks utterly OpenGL/generic/unpolished/aliased; and most of the stuff moves around/unfolds in these... dull sinus-ish ways.
There are a couple of nice scenes though, like the multicolored ribbon / tapeworm thingies.
The music is ok - not as good as the music in most replay intros but it manages to set a similar tone.
added on the 2007-12-14 14:42:04 by sofokles sofokles
abit random scheme at times, but very cool graphics. gridstuff rules. math <3
rulezadded on the 2007-12-14 15:27:09 by quisten quisten
Minimalistic, in a good way.
rulezadded on the 2008-01-04 02:12:19 by Maissi Maissi
nice music =)
rulezadded on the 2008-07-11 01:27:09 by pera pera
nice efx.
rulezadded on the 2008-07-17 15:27:21 by neoneye neoneye
Really beautiful.
rulezadded on the 2008-11-02 18:55:02 by johnl johnl
The mathematical approach fits very well here and is also very, very well presented. So yes, solid and beautiful work. Keep it up and alive, and you know who I mean :)
rulezadded on the 2008-11-15 14:59:08 by deepr deepr
Forgot to thumb this. Really good!
rulezadded on the 2009-06-05 12:41:11 by noby noby
quite minimalistic?
added on the 2010-01-11 23:06:29 by lamb lamb
Fantastic 'rasters' man
rulezadded on the 2010-01-11 23:19:52 by leGend leGend
rulezadded on the 2010-10-23 03:44:17 by wullon wullon
rulezadded on the 2010-10-23 07:35:37 by Mystra Mystra
Interesting work.
rulezadded on the 2010-10-23 07:53:02 by stan_1901 stan_1901
coder pr0n - beautiful!
rulezadded on the 2010-11-02 23:03:37 by dojoe dojoe
Algebra orgasim to a math porn
rulezadded on the 2010-11-03 01:55:25 by samurai samurai
rulezadded on the 2010-11-03 08:01:24 by Sir Sir
rulezadded on the 2011-01-26 16:45:23 by e64 e64
Really nice. Certainly not jaw dropping material, but it sets a nice mood with this slow paced direction.

A couple of visual seem a bit "blunt" (especially the font), and the ribbons could have been better.

Also, massive thumb up for the ports.
rulezadded on the 2011-05-14 08:31:59 by Zavie Zavie
smooth. great!
rulezadded on the 2011-05-14 09:11:09 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
Almost as good as Fiat Homo :)
added on the 2011-05-15 12:35:56 by johnl johnl
Sweet music in this one together with lots of lines.

Made a Youtube Rip for my HD channel:
rulezadded on the 2011-08-13 18:19:50 by anni anni
nice nice
rulezadded on the 2012-01-21 00:15:55 by Frequent Frequent
very good, especially music
rulezadded on the 2012-06-01 18:28:47 by provod provod
Math is beautiful,- you had me at the tunnel that isn't one :)

The music is damn good as well, I feel this is what chill core is supposed to sound, ace!
rulezadded on the 2013-05-26 22:19:03 by mog mog
I think it suffices to say that I consider this one of my best productions. The music is outstanding and the mood of the visuals is pretty nice. Conceptually I like this a lot, there's a few mathematical tricks presented as they are and that's it. There's purity here. I have been thinking of making a sequel that would focus on computer science instead of mathematics, but aside from a few tests, nothing has come out of that yet.
added on the 2013-05-28 09:31:58 by Preacher Preacher
Awesome prod! Somehow I forgot to thumb this. Maths is beautiful. Very lovely soundtrack by grip, too.
rulezadded on the 2014-03-20 10:22:29 by freezedream freezedream
What freezedream said.
rulezadded on the 2014-03-20 12:05:49 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
love it!
rulezadded on the 2015-01-27 17:58:23 by bonefish bonefish
ok one
added on the 2015-02-04 02:48:12 by T$ T$

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