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Solaris - Kiss Our ASSembler by Brainstorm [web]
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release date : november 2006
release party : Kindergarden 2006
compo : combined demo
ranked : 8th
  • rulez 134
  • is ok 27
  • sucks 8
popularity : 2%
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  • rulez 0.75
alltime top: #299
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100% made in assembler. Have fun.
added on the 2006-11-12 14:50:53 by prm prm
Thump up! great demo..

reminds me of an amiga demo a little with TBL parts from Tint. Also FR and conspiracy parts in it.. None the less i like it!
Brainstorm must be the next best thing :D

keep it up.
rulezadded on the 2006-11-12 14:51:47 by magic magic
thumb ups for the software rendering :D
rulezadded on the 2006-11-12 15:02:57 by texel texel
Really really nice demo. And considering the fact of 100% ASM + Software rendering it surely deserves big thumb up! :)
rulezadded on the 2006-11-12 15:03:49 by masterm masterm
a demo .. coming from north america? clearly first demo by coder.. influences are seen. but ye. okay i give thumb up for encourage to continue journey to demoworld
rulezadded on the 2006-11-12 15:05:30 by uns3en_ uns3en_
yea.. dont stop man. quebec scene rocks ;)
added on the 2006-11-12 15:07:05 by uns3en_ uns3en_
Pretty nice, especially considered its the coder's first demo. Doesn't feature any groundbreaking effects at all but it's nice to watch anyway. I don't like that the window is not moveable tho. :D Thumb for the 100% asm! I like this quote from the .nfo:
Quote:
This is software rendering and 100%
assembly and I'm never doing this again, from now on it will be OpenGL and C++.
:D
rulezadded on the 2006-11-12 15:07:41 by StingRay StingRay
Sweet
rulezadded on the 2006-11-12 15:17:16 by ill ill
Cool for a firstie and mad props for the assembler+software rendering. You're crazy.
rulezadded on the 2006-11-12 15:20:01 by p01 p01
nice work
rulezadded on the 2006-11-12 15:28:36 by quickyman quickyman
Fullscreen 640x480 works in linux through cedega but the windowed version doesn't seem to work along...

The fullscreen version flickers alot, like vsynch problems (I'm sure it's a cedega problem tho).

Still, I'm impressed.
rulezadded on the 2006-11-12 15:39:10 by thec thec
This is mad!
rulezadded on the 2006-11-12 15:47:22 by mrdoob mrdoob
looks like some people took 'BRING BACK THE ONLY DEMO ART' a bit too seriously.. :D but man, this is good stuff :D
rulezadded on the 2006-11-12 15:55:06 by Maali Maali
Just great!

Cool soundtrack as well!
rulezadded on the 2006-11-12 16:10:45 by chromag chromag
wow :)
rulezadded on the 2006-11-12 16:11:28 by Buckethead Buckethead
wow ! nice !
rulezadded on the 2006-11-12 16:40:00 by XT95^FRq XT95^FRq
rulezadded on the 2006-11-12 16:41:30 by hardi hardi
no comment, brilliant
rulezadded on the 2006-11-12 16:47:36 by pasy pasy
crashed on the 2nd scene (the one after credits)
added on the 2006-11-12 16:57:45 by bhead bhead
energetic and very well done. mad props for masochism :D
rulezadded on the 2006-11-12 16:57:56 by Gargaj Gargaj
really pleasant experience watching this at the partyplace. :)
rulezadded on the 2006-11-12 17:03:23 by gloom gloom
Ace tune and cool demo!
I'll download and watch again!
rulezadded on the 2006-11-12 17:13:18 by vame vame
hell yeah
kicks ass really
congrats
rulezadded on the 2006-11-12 17:15:09 by ٩๏̯͡๏۶ ٩๏̯͡๏۶
wow! 100% assembler and software rendering? it must be hard to reach this level of quality with such 'restrictions'. two thumbs up for that!! i really liked the show even if it's not too original.
rulezadded on the 2006-11-12 17:48:08 by earx earx
Really cool software demo and nice soundtrack!
rulezadded on the 2006-11-12 17:53:19 by keops keops
nice one!
rulezadded on the 2006-11-12 18:16:20 by shadez shadez
rather cool demo, for 1998
wait
its 2006 :P
sucksadded on the 2006-11-12 18:30:53 by TMB & ReeBoK TMB & ReeBoK
it is? thank god for being stuck in the past!

rulezadded on the 2006-11-12 18:57:24 by alien^PDX alien^PDX
Looks quite nice but something is missing which makes this just "ok".
added on the 2006-11-12 18:59:05 by dairos dairos
Not bad at all.
rulezadded on the 2006-11-12 19:07:25 by Cj Cj
reading the influenced-by demo list, and the programming effort put on this babe, this deserves a huge european thumb.
In my opinion, as a demo it deserves just an ok:
not my taste of design.
usual music.
rulezadded on the 2006-11-12 19:08:18 by JaK JaK
reading the influenced-by demo list, and the programming effort put on this babe, this deserves a huge european thumb.
alien:
It's not a matter of getting stuck on anywhere, it's showing off skills, and this group did it.
I've noticed so many demos nowadays take advantage of gpu stuff (shaders,hlsl,glsl,cgnvidia,...), when in fact, in most cases they do not need it at all...but hey, they appear not being stuck in the past, and that's ,euh,...cool?

In my opinion, as a demo it deserves just an ok:
not my taste of design.
usual music.
added on the 2006-11-12 19:14:12 by JaK JaK
Nice!!
rulezadded on the 2006-11-12 19:19:38 by Premium Premium
What it lacks in artistic innovation, it makes up for with excellent codework.
rulezadded on the 2006-11-12 19:38:12 by noouch noouch
Yes.
rulezadded on the 2006-11-12 19:38:17 by ferris ferris
I'll be adding the LINUX version soon
rulezadded on the 2006-11-12 19:44:11 by duffman duffman
Make my day!
rulezadded on the 2006-11-12 19:54:59 by faraday faraday
It's nice, but nothing really mindblowing
added on the 2006-11-12 19:56:06 by britelite britelite
jak eh? dont mind my silly comments will ya =)
i basically ment euhm.. what noouch said !!

added on the 2006-11-12 19:59:51 by alien^PDX alien^PDX
rulezadded on the 2006-11-12 20:30:34 by iks iks
alien, I said nothing, forget...do not take it personally plz.

Just my very own opinion on : doing cool things, software rendererd or not, it's not a feature, it's a need!

duffman kicked some asses here demonstrating, the forgotten fact, that all the stuff can be made in under 500k (take a look at the size of the executables, convert all the gfx to a tiny jpg) argg..the music it's on mp3 :)(( *sob*

but hey! isn't cool? it's a *fu*ck*ng success nowadays!!!!!

we all shall produce moooore!!! ;D
added on the 2006-11-12 20:47:22 by JaK JaK
c00l stuff... nice music
rulezadded on the 2006-11-12 21:00:17 by starbuck starbuck
rulezadded on the 2006-11-12 21:28:29 by las las
quite cool, especially towards the end of it. A couple of butt-ugly parts in the begining and not particularly interesting music prevents the tumb-up for this nifty piece coder-pornography
added on the 2006-11-12 21:48:51 by Duckers Duckers

for software rendering...
rulezadded on the 2006-11-12 22:53:20 by Stelthzje Stelthzje
/me kisses your assembler

Respect for doing a software rendering demo.
rulezadded on the 2006-11-12 23:38:48 by xernobyl xernobyl
ubercool demotrip!
rulezadded on the 2006-11-12 23:56:00 by Zest Zest
How could this one end up 8th and Traction one 1st?
added on the 2006-11-13 00:36:39 by mrdoob mrdoob
wicked
rulezadded on the 2006-11-13 00:49:15 by mind mind
What Gargaj said, plus I like the spherical track done by Mice in this debut.



rulezadded on the 2006-11-13 00:51:17 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
Not very good really. It's very unoriginal, there are a few polygon glitches, it looks and sounds quite bland, it's in low resolution and it's not very smooth.

I just felt like I'd seen this demo many times before, only much more polished.
sucksadded on the 2006-11-13 01:30:31 by Shanethewolf Shanethewolf
Hey this fuckin ruled. How the hell did it end up at 8th place? And why cant I remeber seeing this on the big screen, I was there god damnit.

We never learn, heavy boozing during or AFTER the demo compo...not BEFORE....faaaahk.
rulezadded on the 2006-11-13 02:09:56 by tFt tFt
some scenes could have used some better textures but on the whole quite nice. lots of effects keep it interesting.
rulezadded on the 2006-11-13 02:13:24 by blackpawn blackpawn
ooh just read the .nfo. very nice work for first demo! and thanks for the thanks :)
added on the 2006-11-13 02:21:55 by blackpawn blackpawn
Masochism rules!
rulezadded on the 2006-11-13 04:25:15 by ham ham
The joy of party organizing has erased my whole memory from the demo compo :( can't even remember anything from this when seeing the screenshots, so I guess I have to see it again before rating.

trace/tft: I bet the reason for the results is the usual: namevoting / drunkness / whatever..
added on the 2006-11-13 10:53:10 by leijaa leijaa
for the "OOH! it's done in assembly, it's so cool! *fapfapfap*" attitude. guess it was an ok demo tho
sucksadded on the 2006-11-13 11:58:43 by raimo raimo
Couldn't get it running in fullscreen mode (probably because I'm using X-mouse, a lot of demos seem to dislike that), but it sure rocked in windowed mode. This would've been considered quite ok even if it wasn't done in software and assembler! Extra thumbs for the effort (which is what really counts, after all):

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rulezadded on the 2006-11-13 12:42:36 by radiantx radiantx
ugly textures and colors here and there. but some goodlooking scenes and neat music saves this demo from thumb down
added on the 2006-11-13 12:50:48 by zeebr zeebr
Quite cool and certainly for a first demo. Quite nice soundtrack aswell. It definately needed more work on the visual side of things though (textures, design, colorchoice,...). But very promising for a debut :o)
rulezadded on the 2006-11-13 12:58:11 by z5 z5
must have been hard work but did nothing for me, sorry.
sucksadded on the 2006-11-13 14:31:54 by psenough psenough
now, you're missing the whole point of the demoscene ps :(
added on the 2006-11-13 15:04:22 by mrdoob mrdoob
great stuff, deserved a higher rank imo. plain awesome for a first-demo.
rulezadded on the 2006-11-13 15:11:01 by kusma kusma
Definitely a "rulez" albeit I don't like the fact that the demo would be any better if it's made in BASIC, C, ASM or some other language of your choice because it is not.
rulezadded on the 2006-11-13 15:19:14 by waffle waffle
ranked : 1st
rulezadded on the 2006-11-13 15:21:22 by aha aha
A decent demo. The place it got in the compo kind of makes you think about the inner workings of the Norwegian scene. It's time to say fuckings to funprods, guys!
added on the 2006-11-13 15:22:09 by Archmage Archmage
Oh yeah - thumb.
rulezadded on the 2006-11-13 15:24:36 by Archmage Archmage
did deserve a lot higher ranking. looked great on the bigscreen. But I guess all the boozing made us forget how demos looked etc etc etc.
rulezadded on the 2006-11-13 15:29:37 by Prot-DHS Prot-DHS
thumb up for software rendering :)
rulezadded on the 2006-11-13 17:12:06 by quasimodo quasimodo
Excellent code. Not so excellent color scheme, which in itself rules (:

No it didn't deserve better than 8th, how the hell else was it going to get so much attention? If it was 2nd or 3rd no one would bother opening a 'ZOMGTHESENCEISDEAD' thread (:
rulezadded on the 2006-11-13 17:29:37 by wie8 wie8
Nice code I guess, but I wouldn't know anything about that as I'm not a coder. So thumbs up for code and amount of work, thumbs down for ugliest color scheme I've seen in a while, forgettable design which has been seen in N other demos already and boring average demopop music.
sucksadded on the 2006-11-13 17:59:48 by teel teel
easy thumb up. cool last scene
rulezadded on the 2006-11-13 18:02:11 by Kauto Kauto
rulezadded on the 2006-11-13 18:24:00 by mEDiA sENtRY mEDiA sENtRY
rulezadded on the 2006-11-13 18:38:43 by y0bi y0bi
likes.
rulezadded on the 2006-11-13 19:17:31 by response response
Thumbing down this stuff deserves a thumb down. The demo itself deserves a pure thumb up. Softwarerendering still rules. And if you think it doesn't, first think about TBL stuff on Amiga. True coding/demomaking talent doesn't need anything else...
rulezadded on the 2006-11-13 19:33:17 by Charlie Charlie
I like it, I suppose it's one of the few demos of the past few years that is about as crazy, or more crazy than Croissant 9, codewise.
So you have my sympathy :)
rulezadded on the 2006-11-13 19:43:00 by Scali Scali
truely deserved a better ranking
Brilliant stuff. Looks great, sounds great!
rulezadded on the 2006-11-13 20:00:55 by Corial Corial
what duckers said.
added on the 2006-11-13 20:35:01 by quisten quisten
Well polished and written in asm - who cares about the music then? ;)
Hard to believe that this is a beginner prod! =)
rulezadded on the 2006-11-13 20:44:57 by T$ T$
awesome! Assembler = respect!
rulezadded on the 2006-11-13 21:00:25 by M:ET M:ET
impressive :)
rulezadded on the 2006-11-13 21:19:05 by gg|rhg gg|rhg
wow. great one! should have won! i would be so proud if i could do all this in asm!
massive kudos from germany!
rulezadded on the 2006-11-13 21:55:21 by v3nom v3nom
100% assembler and software rendering, eh? Well, I liked it.
rulezadded on the 2006-11-13 21:57:02 by xeron xeron
lo res trip :)
rulezadded on the 2006-11-13 22:06:13 by doh doh
No thumb down because of supportive reasons (sw rendering, first demo...) but definitely not what I enjoy watching or listening to.
added on the 2006-11-13 22:41:53 by dixan dixan
parts of the source can be found here:
ftp://ftp.untergrund.net/users/brainstorm/Other/solaris_src.zip
added on the 2006-11-13 22:54:38 by prm prm
...and linux version here:
ftp://ftp.untergrund.net/users/brainstorm/Other/brs-solaris.tar.gz
added on the 2006-11-13 22:58:12 by prm prm
yeah, doing this in 100% asm and software is impressive, but what good does it do? (and i ask that purely from the point of view of someone viewing the production). what you're left with is a dated looking prod in a low resolution. the design is fine though, if a little unoriginal.
100% asm and software rendering and what not.
bah.
next time spend somet ime doing it with STYLE.
sucksadded on the 2006-11-13 23:12:10 by nosfe nosfe
i'm with parapete
added on the 2006-11-13 23:38:49 by zoom zoom
Okay, like others said, it wasn't the most original demo ever. Nor does it claim to be.

And though impressive, with the huge CPU power we have today it's not exactly a *huge* achievement either.

BUT: why go to OpenGL? You obviously like software rendering, so why not push the art further? Very few people in the scene are exploring this area. I'd love to see what kind of cool new things can be done in software, that we just haven't thought about the last few years being busy with 3D accelerators.

I've always had a soft spot for software rendering, not just because i admire the code, but also because if done right it doesn't have the seams that OGL/D3D rendering seems to have - most 3D accel demos lack that coherent smoothness, it's more like a bunch of effects you can visibly see have been pasted on top of each other.

Anyway, no need to torture yourself with pure asm ;), but there's nothing wrong with rendering in software.
rulezadded on the 2006-11-13 23:40:49 by nagato^ nagato^
The music totally ruined the experience and the design was so traditional straightforward that i almost fell asleep. Some of the effects was nice though.
sucksadded on the 2006-11-13 23:49:26 by Zplex Zplex
hey, i never thought someone would do such stuff in assembler! very cool, and definetely something to be proud of, for a first product! there are some flaws here and there, like the cubes look kinda "unstable", there's a general feel of unoriginality here and there, and the overlays conflict with the effects at some points, but all in all, duffman, this is something you will be able to look back onto and not be ashamed - and this is a good thing, because with most "first products" it's not the case. :)
rulezadded on the 2006-11-13 23:52:51 by dipswitch dipswitch
oh, and the infofile finally contains a logo by speedevil which i really like =)
added on the 2006-11-13 23:56:14 by dipswitch dipswitch
I'm with nagato nagato^! Keep it software rendering please!
added on the 2006-11-14 00:21:30 by mrdoob mrdoob
Interesting work. It obviously contains many references. It's kind of an "Oldschool" tribute to many great accelerated demos...
So it deserves attention. Originality was not the goal there, I think the coder was rather looking for challenge. And I really DO appreciate this state of mind.
So no wonder : thumb up !
Oh, and Nagato has a point : 100%ASM is something truely interesting in those accelerated times.
rulezadded on the 2006-11-14 00:22:30 by TomS4wy3R TomS4wy3R
WORLD DOMINATION!
rulezadded on the 2006-11-14 00:22:30 by jaw jaw
Quote:

100% asm and software rendering and what not.
bah.
next time spend somet ime doing it with STYLE.


nosfe > you meant with NOISE, don't you ?
guardian: hardware accelerated noise FTW of course ;)
added on the 2006-11-14 00:31:17 by Maali Maali
Assembler and software. Well, whoopdeedoo.

There's a couple of neat touches to this release, but it honestly looks like a very minor upgrade from ye olde 1998 demos -save for the 640x480 "upgrade". Thanks for making Dutch Color Scheme less dutch, i guess :)
added on the 2006-11-14 00:53:50 by Shifter Shifter
Fast and smooth. Made in ASM!!! First production. Respect!!

Critics; Borring music and a bit empty.
rulezadded on the 2006-11-14 01:40:40 by sp^ctz sp^ctz
Even though I enjoy watching my demo(Mice and Critikill contributed a big part), I know it doesn't produce this shivering effect that you can get while watching some demos. Yeah you know what I'm talking about.

The list of demos that make me shiver is extensive but there is one that tops them all for me, it's Dope by Complex of course.
I really would like to see a windows version of that one.
added on the 2006-11-14 02:20:27 by duffman duffman
Nope.. uggly collors dull music.. at all not a very good demo
sucksadded on the 2006-11-14 07:07:55 by zoolook66 zoolook66
Next time, if you want to earn respect with a software-rendered 100% asm demo, I hope you choose the platform and/or size class a bit more wisely :)
it is done with style, perhaps not all enjoy the style but I do, atleast once in a while
rulezadded on the 2006-11-14 10:04:02 by hollowman hollowman
Very good for a first demo, and especially for pure asm and software rendering. As to whether it was totally pointless doing it in asm + software, depends on your point of view... some look at a great painting and see a great work of art, others think it's pointless when a photo would do the job better and in seconds instead of years... Personally, it's something I like to see.
rulezadded on the 2006-11-14 11:37:36 by psonice psonice
Thumb for nice first demo and wicked choice of language... Coding demos in assembler on a pc today with a software renderer as a first demo deserves a thumb!
rulezadded on the 2006-11-14 11:49:16 by ekoli ekoli
software vs. hardware, asm vs. basic; who the fuck cares
added on the 2006-11-14 11:57:00 by waffle waffle
I care... ;D
added on the 2006-11-14 12:48:23 by TomS4wy3R TomS4wy3R
The linux port isn't of much use to me without X support.
added on the 2006-11-14 13:15:45 by bruce bruce
And by the way, WHERE'S THE SOLARIS VERSION?
I'm gonna go the Paula Abdul way and say "You look stunning up there - your fans still love you" and thumb this one up... ;)
rulezadded on the 2006-11-14 15:37:58 by Nutman^IRIS Nutman^IRIS
Looks great, and big plus points for software rendering and assembly.
rulezadded on the 2006-11-14 17:52:22 by benryves benryves
great stuff
rulezadded on the 2006-11-14 18:50:53 by src src
IF YOU ARE GOOD AT ASSEMBLER THEN MAYBE YOU CAN CODE AMIGA, WANNA JOIN FAiRLiGHT AMiGA ONLY?!!?!

Signed,
Yours,
True Magic of Nah Kolor and FLTAMiONLY!
rulezadded on the 2006-11-14 19:04:25 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
tack stefan :)
added on the 2006-11-14 19:10:48 by prm prm
Me likes... Looks very good, music is okayish but doesn't hurt so...
rulezadded on the 2006-11-14 20:38:08 by panoramix panoramix
Cannot get it to work on linux...
added on the 2006-11-14 22:50:13 by beavis77 beavis77
=)
rulezadded on the 2006-11-15 04:14:09 by [ProToS] [ProToS]
Nice effects and I really like Mice's tune, but I'll keep my thumb in my mouth, so there's no self-voting :-)
added on the 2006-11-15 15:37:31 by Steel Steel
It´s so 1996. /me likey likey!
rulezadded on the 2006-11-15 19:55:38 by Virgill Virgill
I thought this would be top three. I also though it was hardware rendering. Maybe it was played at a stage when everyone was too tired or a bit fed up with watching demos or so .. I was atleast :) Deserves a thumb. I like the text-effects and the lazertunnel.
rulezadded on the 2006-11-15 20:14:40 by loaderror loaderror
Ran really slick on my older P3. Definitely has that mid 90's feel to it. Which is great for my tastes. Music matches perfectly. The text in/out transitions are a nice touch. And who doesn't like tunnel zoomers!!! :)
rulezadded on the 2006-11-15 22:11:20 by hd hd
duffman we do love you!
keep on coding
added on the 2006-11-15 22:42:37 by ck ck
Many nice things on this one. Good sync. And the discoball, oh yeah :)
rulezadded on the 2006-11-16 00:17:56 by jamcar jamcar
Yes! Some colors were just awful but overall demo was just great. Nice spirit in there
rulezadded on the 2006-11-16 10:13:10 by Vulture Vulture
ASM+Softrendering+such nice visuals demo = Something really rare in the scene => Major Thumbs Up!!!
rulezadded on the 2006-11-16 20:16:31 by Optimus Optimus
An Instant Favorite, Kicks Total A@@!!, Love the multi-colored grid pattern.
rulezadded on the 2006-11-16 20:40:53 by Mike 3D Mike 3D
One of those demos I want to keep on my hard drive. Especially liked the plasma effect as background:)
rulezadded on the 2006-11-17 01:16:34 by dimouse dimouse
software & assembler :)
rulezadded on the 2006-11-17 13:22:23 by red red
get some coders who are not affraid of using up to date skills ;)
nice... I order more ;)
rulezadded on the 2006-11-17 19:12:04 by titus^rab titus^rab
SW rules, dont give in to the dark side!
rulezadded on the 2006-11-17 23:23:55 by xteraco xteraco
god, watched it again, pleeeeease do another sw demo, god damned dude this shit rox!!!
added on the 2006-11-18 05:01:57 by xteraco xteraco
ABSOLUTELY DIVINE !!!
rulezadded on the 2006-11-18 15:58:26 by hashdash hashdash
Old school demo! Some scenes were neat. I didn't like the overlays though. Music was decent. It should had been in higher resolution.
rulezadded on the 2006-11-18 20:14:24 by AntDude AntDude
Nice, cute scenes

Respect for doing it fully in Asm....
rulezadded on the 2006-11-19 00:47:39 by Tigrou Tigrou
That last effect, man!
rulezadded on the 2006-11-19 21:34:52 by Pegan Pegan
Great One, very nice :)
rulezadded on the 2006-11-19 22:21:48 by SaphirJD SaphirJD
massive respect duffman!
rulezadded on the 2006-11-22 23:19:07 by calimero calimero
Great demo, fast and accurate rasterizer, no shimmering or gaps like so many other software rendering demos, all in all an excellent job.

I guess it must have been fun coding the whole thing in assembly, but the fact that portability is severely limited that way makes it a bad thing in my book.

Anyway, I only managed to watch it on some guy's windows PC. Making a UNIX demo without using the X window system is pretty useless. I thought I could attempt an X11 port but then I found out that you didn't actually release the whole source code... why?
rulezadded on the 2006-11-24 23:08:21 by Nuclear Nuclear
very cool. software rendering and damn great effects really deserves a thumb up!
rulezadded on the 2006-11-25 10:05:57 by decipher decipher
i have free hugs for you.
rulezadded on the 2006-11-25 10:45:57 by junjanes junjanes
respect to duffman!
rulezadded on the 2006-11-25 11:55:02 by of of
Respect!
rulezadded on the 2006-11-26 22:39:14 by Lazarus Lazarus
Nice for an assembly demo :)
rulezadded on the 2006-11-27 19:41:00 by jimmi jimmi
Is this totally softrendered? It doesn't run at all on my laptop, which in my experience is a sign of possible GL use, if there's no 3D acc. (Laptop: PIII-650, no 3D acc.)
added on the 2006-11-29 14:04:00 by nitro2k01 nitro2k01
what's the error message?
added on the 2006-11-29 20:22:02 by Axel Axel
nitro2k01 : it is totally softrendered. I do ask DirectX for a 32bit surface within video memory though. Maybe you're card can't handle that. What card is it?
added on the 2006-11-29 20:59:59 by duffman duffman
really nice code
rulezadded on the 2006-11-30 11:40:19 by pezia pezia
Nice work Duffman, this is great.
rulezadded on the 2006-11-30 20:50:51 by LSnK LSnK
I have a soft spot for effect like the one in the lower right screenshot..
added on the 2006-11-30 21:07:25 by loaderror loaderror
rulezadded on the 2006-11-30 21:23:50 by apricot apricot
hardkore. instant thumb.

lol @ mirrored BMP files in data folder. for easier displaying purposes me guesses ;)
added on the 2006-12-02 12:28:51 by blasty blasty
Just installed windows on my macbook yesterday and was finally able to see what all the fuss was about. (as i can't really remember that much from the compo) ...and I didn't quite remember this being THAT fugly
added on the 2006-12-02 13:04:13 by raimo raimo
Nothing tremendously original but some good scenes & effects nonetheless, and a pretty good soundtrack. So, the demo itself is above average IMO. Now, considering that it's software, 100% ASM and a first prod ... it's just brillant.
rulezadded on the 2006-12-04 01:38:10 by knox knox
rulezadded on the 2006-12-04 02:09:49 by 4kum4 4kum4
pretty average style and colors. Asm + software rendering is quite irrelevant today...

jesus it is boring in december for the scene. If that demo was out in April I don't think it would get more than 10 comments.

Well ok ok it has its moments so...
rulezadded on the 2006-12-05 17:24:36 by Navis Navis
Navis: Please refer to http://pouet.net/topic.php?which=1231
Duffman: Yes, that's the problem, I'm lacking 32-bit on my laptop.
I watched the demo on a modern computer (P4-3 GHz) and I liked what I saw. However, it didn't seem to find any of the files, alas no music and no textures.
Frankly, this demo has to complain more when it fails!
rulezadded on the 2006-12-05 18:15:39 by nitro2k01 nitro2k01
This one is REALLY good :)
rulezadded on the 2006-12-05 19:35:34 by Dustw0rm Dustw0rm
nitro2k01 : I designed it so it would run even without the music and art. Regarding that, make sure the BMPs are not read-only, because the files are opened with Read-Write permission(now fixed but not uploaded yet)
BMPs and mp3 should be in "data" folder
added on the 2006-12-05 20:04:10 by duffman duffman
Quote:
Asm + software rendering is quite irrelevant today...
(and similar comments)

I must have missed something at some point... If technical aspects (and technical challenges for that matter) are not interesting anymore in the demoscene, Pouet admins should probably better remove all categories and just allow to post videos as "wild". Oh wait ... that's a cool idea! I'm half-tempted to launch such a service. It could be named "youspace", "mytube", or something... That could actually work!

Ok, ok, enough rambling. I realize that it's not exactly your point anyway. ;-) But my point is that it's not just about "how cool it looks" (because we don't really care at all whether it was computer-generated or not in that case) but also about "how it was done" or "what's under the hood".
added on the 2006-12-06 00:32:29 by knox knox
rulezadded on the 2006-12-07 14:07:37 by missctrlpouet missctrlpouet
knox: Some care some don't. I'm on the side of just caring about the audiovisuals and giving a weak plus for some technical details.
added on the 2006-12-07 14:20:40 by waffle waffle
Right. I guess I was in a bad mood when I wrote that, actually. :)
added on the 2006-12-07 19:22:55 by knox knox
The thumb is for the fact that it's hand made assembly code with software rendererer that generates something decent looking.

Now well, the demo itself would got a piggy :)
rulezadded on the 2006-12-10 23:21:26 by Dbug Dbug
during the compo, i sadly didnt realize that this was a firstprod for the coder and that it was software rendered. i would have voted for it.

i dont like the music. horrible textures and design flaws. The coder saves it from a thump-down!
you obviously know how to code, and have huge potential!
added on the 2006-12-11 04:28:10 by spookysys spookysys
nice but everything in it has been done a 1000 times before.
added on the 2006-12-11 15:58:30 by toxie toxie
really good for sw-rendering, but it left me with a black screen and a reachout for the reboot button, so no thumbs up...
added on the 2006-12-11 23:48:21 by coma coma
well...looks good, sounds good, but absolutely every scene in this demo was done by somebody before
added on the 2006-12-18 17:17:23 by sammael sammael
this nice! asm 4ever! and this real democoding!
rulezadded on the 2007-01-06 03:19:55 by BiTL BiTL
Wow. That's the best PC demo I've seen in a while. But hey, "mad props" for ASM and SW rendering? HELLO? *points to Amiga scene*

Anyway, this has some great qualities, and apparently a US demo so yay! We finally got to them. Also mad for a first production, even though that "Solaris" logo looked like a penis.
rulezadded on the 2007-02-06 18:58:57 by doomdoom doomdoom
Good start. Suburban (group) colorscheme/fx also.
rulezadded on the 2007-03-11 04:00:56 by bdk bdk
even if the gfx aren't superior, it's still a good tune and well coded demo with some neat tricks. good stuff.
rulezadded on the 2007-04-01 06:46:41 by Gaia Gaia
Well coded though it wasn't so visually appealing. I guess most of the effort went in the engine, which is really nice, but the visuals side suffers from it.
rulezadded on the 2007-04-01 08:28:48 by nystep nystep
Good one, technical level a bit lower than expected, but still nice :)
added on the 2007-04-04 03:27:35 by Kaktusen Kaktusen
pure ASM and soft rendering BB Image
rulezadded on the 2007-05-28 19:20:03 by Pulsar Pulsar
2000-ish ogl demo, minus the ogl and plus the aliasing.
added on the 2007-05-28 20:07:56 by tomaes tomaes
Wonderful (I guess) codework + ugly colours + bad soundtrack =
Thumbup of course ! 100% assembler is quite the same as 100% japanese for me so respect.
rulezadded on the 2007-06-19 18:54:24 by Drunk_Poet Drunk_Poet
This is crazy! A first demo, and it's all in assembly and software rendering 0.o
Lovely tune and a great demo!
rulezadded on the 2007-08-04 06:26:36 by Nezbie Nezbie
Nice one, esp. the end. Only thing i noticed on the downside was the music not fitting to the optics imho.
The music is good, but too fast in some screens and too slow in others. Anyway its nice.
rulezadded on the 2007-08-21 07:55:26 by Zweckform Zweckform
No words...
rulezadded on the 2007-10-03 23:36:55 by #535 #535
rulezadded on the 2008-01-20 10:38:40 by Shockwave Shockwave
sw, asm? amazing
rulezadded on the 2008-01-20 19:56:55 by auld auld
Software is the shit!
rulezadded on the 2008-05-14 14:13:29 by Frost Frost
8th?! what the fuck is wrong with you norwegians?!
added on the 2008-05-14 14:24:40 by lainny lainny
Great, it would be nice when you could upload the libraries, please!
rulezadded on the 2008-08-13 16:25:59 by Al3x4nd3r Al3x4nd3r
o shi
rulezadded on the 2008-08-25 22:44:39 by Confused Confused
needs moar hires! but yeah, really awesome for software rendering :) nice gfx and cool soundtrack.
rulezadded on the 2008-11-29 18:52:28 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
Pretty nice, and extra thumbs for sharing the source. (not that i would know what to do with it)
rulezadded on the 2008-12-01 19:22:38 by neptun neptun
nekrothumb !
rulezadded on the 2009-03-04 01:21:45 by cxnull cxnull
my favorite from this party!
rulezadded on the 2009-05-12 21:18:29 by Eliecan Eliecan
Good.
rulezadded on the 2010-09-21 00:23:37 by Jakim Jakim
Woow!
added on the 2011-03-04 12:15:57 by jack-3d jack-3d
Software rendering and assembler, please dont' cave in to opengl and c++ Duffman ;)
rulezadded on the 2011-03-04 13:49:55 by cg_ cg_
nice effects. software rendering rulez.
rulezadded on the 2012-09-10 23:25:58 by cherri kandler cherri kandler

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