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screenshot added by gopher on 2007-04-08 14:14:06
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release date : april 2007
release party : Breakpoint 2007
compo : pc 4k
ranked : 1st
  • rulez 123
  • is ok 11
  • sucks 1
popularity : 2%
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alltime top: #340
added on the 2007-04-08 14:14:06 by gopher gopher

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crunches for about 15 seconds, then crashes. screenshot looks promising though.
added on the 2007-04-08 14:20:56 by gloom gloom
Delicious! Rocks
rulez added on the 2007-04-08 14:23:12 by Zplex Zplex
Great 4k - this is my personal favorite in the compo
rulez added on the 2007-04-08 14:28:50 by Puryx Puryx
the bestest
rulez added on the 2007-04-08 14:48:30 by imbusy imbusy
nice
rulez added on the 2007-04-08 14:54:09 by xeron xeron
The same here. It crashes.
added on the 2007-04-08 15:12:28 by Bobic Bobic
loved it.. best in the compo
rulez added on the 2007-04-08 15:14:34 by evilpaul evilpaul
yeah the best 4k effects great job O_O--b
rulez added on the 2007-04-08 15:30:40 by aha aha
rulez added on the 2007-04-08 15:36:48 by rasmus/loonies rasmus/loonies
Best in compo and not bad in general either.
rulez added on the 2007-04-08 16:16:00 by Nutman^IRIS Nutman^IRIS
for the crashed versions:
is the latest dx version installed?
the intro needs d3dx9_32.dll which is contained in the december 2006 update of directx. If the dll is not found the intro crashes
added on the 2007-04-08 16:16:18 by gopher gopher
<3
rulez added on the 2007-04-08 16:25:06 by slack slack
Fucking great
rulez added on the 2007-04-08 16:29:24 by shash shash
Beautiful! Works great now with d3dx9_32.dll. Definitely the best PC 4k from Breakpoint!
rulez added on the 2007-04-08 16:32:52 by Bobic Bobic
rulez added on the 2007-04-08 17:10:04 by apricot apricot
<3
rulez added on the 2007-04-08 18:15:02 by can can
Cool!
rulez added on the 2007-04-08 18:41:21 by [self-ban] [self-ban]
rulez added on the 2007-04-08 21:02:16 by Quarryman Quarryman
This is a good one :D
rulez added on the 2007-04-08 21:56:21 by reality3D reality3D
awesome!
rulez added on the 2007-04-08 23:00:00 by blackpawn blackpawn
nice one
rulez added on the 2007-04-09 00:14:03 by skarab skarab
ruloriz00rz real much!
yawdripping 4k!!!
rulez added on the 2007-04-09 01:17:23 by ewerybody ewerybody
FUCK YEAH!
this is an awesome 4k. way to go gophus
rulez added on the 2007-04-09 08:35:39 by nOOgz nOOgz
great!
rulez added on the 2007-04-09 14:37:27 by SaphirJD SaphirJD
I really dig this.
rulez added on the 2007-04-09 15:29:09 by friol friol
yep. nice, really nice
rulez added on the 2007-04-09 16:54:22 by wie8 wie8
rulez added on the 2007-04-09 17:01:10 by zomb zomb
ersteeeeer. FETT ZWO DREI 4. Herzlichen Gelueckwonsch :)
added on the 2007-04-09 17:53:32 by nOOgz nOOgz
Salute from Creative Minds. Great Production!
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added on the 2007-04-09 19:18:19 by tentacle tentacle
It seems that Alcatraz is back either(?) - anyway good work.
rulez added on the 2007-04-09 19:33:49 by Cj Cj
my fav in the compo. great stuff
rulez added on the 2007-04-09 19:42:37 by prm prm
excellent :)
rulez added on the 2007-04-09 21:29:43 by muhmac muhmac
rulez added on the 2007-04-09 22:06:40 by T$ T$
After some long discussions with coders, I still think that it was really really well designed and synced. And since I am mostly a designer, look and sound is important for 4kb as well... The worthy winner.
rulez added on the 2007-04-09 23:31:36 by pixtur pixtur
blow-my-mind production!
rulez added on the 2007-04-10 06:52:50 by zeebr zeebr
okay
added on the 2007-04-10 08:31:50 by RA RA
cool looking
rulez added on the 2007-04-10 14:24:23 by psenough psenough
Just enjoyed it :)
rulez added on the 2007-04-10 15:23:27 by s7ing^ATZ s7ing^ATZ
rulez added on the 2007-04-10 15:30:52 by Mystra Mystra
YES!
rulez added on the 2007-04-10 16:28:15 by dwarf dwarf
:D cool
rulez added on the 2007-04-10 16:31:10 by Premium Premium
a well earned 1st place
rulez added on the 2007-04-10 17:35:25 by thec thec
nice
rulez added on the 2007-04-10 23:15:00 by nosfe nosfe
rockt!
rulez added on the 2007-04-10 23:25:45 by 4kum4 4kum4
very nice
rulez added on the 2007-04-11 00:23:59 by kusma kusma
The scene were the camera wiggles from side to side gives a good demo vibe. Welcome back!
rulez added on the 2007-04-11 05:15:20 by Hyde Hyde
teh shit!
rulez added on the 2007-04-11 10:40:30 by toxie toxie
kewl
rulez added on the 2007-04-11 11:27:09 by pasy pasy
crashes here, what gloom said
added on the 2007-04-11 14:21:12 by ton ton
if only it had a proper ending... massive props.
rulez added on the 2007-04-11 14:35:24 by Gargaj Gargaj
hehe, well you needed some more bytes for a static VB and i needed some more bytes for a proper fadeout ;)
added on the 2007-04-11 14:42:53 by gopher gopher
beautiful. Worthy winner!
rulez added on the 2007-04-11 15:12:10 by d0DgE d0DgE
My crappy pc, any video ? <3
gopher: i _SO_ hate you :D
added on the 2007-04-11 19:06:36 by Gargaj Gargaj
Tastes Great, not Less Filling.
great.. esp when the sprites are in your face!
rulez added on the 2007-04-12 20:32:46 by loaderror loaderror
doesn't work on vista.
added on the 2007-04-12 21:29:31 by dila dila
dammed great, i want see this one on a biiig screeen!! nice release.
rulez added on the 2007-04-13 08:15:55 by sINk sINk
dila:
not that i had vista nor that i knew anyone using it :) but i bet the problem is: missing d3dx9_32.dll.
so i guess installing the directx (april 2007) end-user-runtime should fix the problem.
added on the 2007-04-13 11:09:10 by gopher gopher
great intro! nice style/colors :) meets my taste 100%

next compo you'll get some more competition! :D
rulez added on the 2007-04-13 11:17:57 by las las
las, i'm really looking forward to that :D
added on the 2007-04-13 12:26:53 by gopher gopher
krash :(
added on the 2007-04-14 00:24:15 by Optimus Optimus
This reminds me of someting else, I think it was an OGL 1k or something like that.
rulez added on the 2007-04-14 00:43:10 by nitro2k01 nitro2k01
reeealy sweet! works fine in vista
rulez added on the 2007-04-14 13:12:18 by Duckers Duckers
Ace. Worthy winner indeed.
rulez added on the 2007-04-14 14:09:17 by Preacher Preacher
billboard me beautiful
rulez added on the 2007-04-14 14:57:51 by Weyland Yutani Weyland Yutani
looks and sounds cool
rulez added on the 2007-04-14 15:08:54 by zoom zoom
Arf, it doesn't work. :(
added on the 2007-04-14 18:06:33 by SilkCut SilkCut
Silkut : "For the crashed versions:
is the latest dx version installed?
the intro needs d3dx9_32.dll which is contained in the december 2006 update of directx. If the dll is not found the intro crashes"
geil
rulez added on the 2007-04-14 18:10:44 by am-fm am-fm
Updated DX: still doesn't work..only the music which is not bad :D
added on the 2007-04-14 18:48:53 by SilkCut SilkCut
niiice.
rulez added on the 2007-04-14 18:56:16 by kb_ kb_
yay!
rulez added on the 2007-04-14 19:23:19 by iks iks
Not bad. Cool tune.
added on the 2007-04-14 20:41:01 by AntDude AntDude
Silkut: you have a ps2.0 capable gfx card?
added on the 2007-04-15 02:13:48 by gopher gopher
I would have sworn it was MIDI... or some trick with the General MIDI samples? :)

Rox. Nice greetings part.
rulez added on the 2007-04-15 03:58:56 by stage7 stage7
it makes use of the general midi samples, with some minor modifications and effects :)
added on the 2007-04-15 12:20:12 by gopher gopher
oh yes.
rulez added on the 2007-04-15 13:02:24 by mrdoob mrdoob
Finally I managed to run this. I like colorfull ball sprites forming stuff in newer demos. They look so nifty!!!

..is Alcatraz here the same as the Amiga group?
rulez added on the 2007-04-15 15:10:50 by Optimus Optimus
So welcome back Alcatraz ! Imprisoned since 1988

with following members so far:

T$ (Code)
Chris Dragan (Code)
Noogman (Gfx)
H2O (Gfx)
Lunatique (Gfx)
Jogeir (Music)
Powl (Music)
Virgill (Music)
Keito (Music)
s7ing (Editor, Organizing)

From a thread in the Bitfellas forum
added on the 2007-04-15 15:14:35 by Zplex Zplex
Balls :)
rulez added on the 2007-04-15 19:33:24 by Dbug Dbug
loved it
rulez added on the 2007-04-16 13:40:38 by kenet kenet
Totally nice, a worthy winner indeed. I dig the greetingspart. =) And nice colors as well. :)
rulez added on the 2007-04-17 11:44:45 by StingRay StingRay
Good work!
rulez added on the 2007-04-17 11:57:01 by Pirx Pirx
rulez added on the 2007-04-19 11:43:46 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
won't start (system requester, mem access violation or stuff like that)
on my machine either :(
Is a Win2k with ATI mob.Radeon x600 / 64MB gfx RAM.
Any chance for a fix ?
added on the 2007-04-19 12:39:26 by d0DgE d0DgE
also don't start on my pc :-(
added on the 2007-04-19 15:02:16 by axis axis
Very nice!
rulez added on the 2007-04-19 15:15:54 by scoutski scoutski
well, once again :)
the intro needs at least directx 9.0c december 2006 update (most recent update is april 2007), or to be precise it needs the d3dx9_32.dll.
and it needs a pixelshader 2.0 capable graphics card.
added on the 2007-04-19 15:31:03 by gopher gopher
@gopher: if you scroll back in this thread you could've read that.
added on the 2007-04-19 15:33:35 by scoutski scoutski
or download the d3dx9_32.dll here
http://gopher.hazard-designs.de/downloads/
just copy it to the folder where the exe is, then it should run
added on the 2007-04-19 15:35:38 by gopher gopher
there...ran flawlessly. I still had the d3dx v31
added on the 2007-04-19 15:45:23 by d0DgE d0DgE
Very nice indeedo
rulez added on the 2007-04-22 13:02:24 by kurli kurli
For all that have the crashing-problem: Exit the ATI-Tray-tools!
This or maybe some other Programs are using the space that is needed by this intro.
Quiting ATI-Tray-Tools and the problem was solved for me... I know that this Program is causing some errors in games (Lineage2 for example), too.
rulez added on the 2007-04-22 19:14:44 by FloW3184 FloW3184
crashes here.. i tried to exit the ATI tray tool but your trick didn't work here.. too bad.
added on the 2007-04-26 07:27:21 by nystep nystep
I'm using winXP SP2, ati radeon mobility x1600, and i have the latest directx update.
added on the 2007-04-26 07:29:48 by nystep nystep
2 effects that rocked the bigscreen.
rulez added on the 2007-04-26 07:52:58 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
crashed
added on the 2007-04-26 10:28:36 by cruzer cruzer
Screenie looks good. Unfortunately it crashes. Any chance of a safe version ?!
added on the 2007-04-26 10:37:44 by benny! benny!
i will upload an uncompressed version with some error output soon
added on the 2007-04-26 10:43:17 by gopher gopher
Great! With those members we're gonna hear from ATZ soon, i hope :)
rulez added on the 2007-04-26 10:55:25 by Serpent Serpent
yeah !
rulez added on the 2007-04-27 13:28:11 by tobé tobé
nice.
rulez added on the 2007-04-27 13:50:22 by NH4OH NH4OH
really cool idea
rulez added on the 2007-04-27 15:08:30 by fiveofive fiveofive
i made an uncompressed version and a windowed version which is kinda verbose and should report about missing dlls or failed initialization.

so for those still not able to run it, try this:
http://gopher.hazard-designs.de/downloads/sprite-o-mat_compatible.rar

if it still producess errors, tell me which :)
added on the 2007-04-27 15:49:40 by gopher gopher
Many more sprites than a C64 or Amiga ... ehm ... well :-)
rulez added on the 2007-04-30 15:32:13 by Steel Steel
@gopher: thanks for adding safe version. runs smooth now!!!

what a great production. thumb up!!!!
rulez added on the 2007-05-01 20:47:32 by benny! benny!
gopher: crinkler.exe /SAFEIMPORT ;)
(hahaha, WE HAD THAT, HAHA!)
added on the 2007-05-01 21:03:11 by Gargaj Gargaj
gargaj: yeah ... next time ;)
added on the 2007-05-02 10:50:35 by gopher gopher
unlimited sprites!!111
rulez added on the 2007-05-07 11:07:45 by cp_ cp_
COJONES !!!!
rulez added on the 2007-05-08 08:42:10 by Trauma Zero Trauma Zero
well done
rulez added on the 2007-05-12 02:41:51 by morten morten
Whoa
rulez added on the 2007-05-19 19:34:28 by NeARAZ NeARAZ
i would dig a movie-capture. But this ruled so much at Breakpoint that it hurts. :) looking forward to seeing your next one, Gopher.
rulez added on the 2007-05-22 18:55:09 by Axel Axel
great one, well deserved 1st place!
rulez added on the 2007-05-27 20:19:36 by rbz rbz
rulez added on the 2007-06-06 05:24:07 by GΞN7LΞM4N GΞN7LΞM4N
Very nice!
rulez added on the 2007-06-06 05:41:39 by dairos dairos
.
rulez added on the 2007-06-21 18:27:55 by Intrinsic Intrinsic
o.O
rulez added on the 2007-06-30 01:32:17 by ɧคɾɗվ. ɧคɾɗվ.
Yummy!
rulez added on the 2007-06-30 03:07:23 by bdk bdk
colours aren't to my taste, but other than that it kicks ass!
rulez added on the 2007-07-07 20:44:01 by parcelshit parcelshit
Yeah totally cool. Being an old vectorball lover I wanted to make an effect looking like that but I will probably forget about it now :)
Nice execution.
rulez added on the 2007-07-07 20:55:57 by keops keops
works on my lap. nice work. nice to see alcatraz back after all the years!
added on the 2007-07-24 11:49:00 by axis axis
Simple and beautiful.
rulez added on the 2007-08-15 22:03:50 by remageFrs remageFrs
Finally I could run it (new computer <3)
Wow it's looks like an amazing vectorball demo, lovely!! Btw it seems that there are more sprites than I saw on every unlimited demo I saw ;Pp
rulez added on the 2007-08-20 16:23:57 by Buckethead Buckethead
now that zine #12 is out i can finally add the source code here too :)

http://alcatraz.untergrund.net/download/sprite_o_mat_src.rar
added on the 2007-08-27 12:37:48 by gopher gopher
!!!
rulez added on the 2007-08-29 23:54:40 by p01 p01
thanks for sharing the source and for your nice making-of in zine #12 ... really learned some stuff from it :)
rulez added on the 2007-08-30 14:35:21 by slippy slippy
whoa thanks for source!!
rulez added on the 2007-08-30 14:58:32 by auld auld
Very, very lovely!
rulez added on the 2007-08-30 15:00:36 by Stebo Stebo
best 4k I ever saw
rulez added on the 2007-09-07 23:21:35 by auge auge
Incredible!
rulez added on the 2007-09-10 03:11:57 by texel texel
great job!
rulez added on the 2007-09-20 23:31:10 by #535 #535
gotta love it!
rulez added on the 2007-10-04 18:00:00 by butterstulle butterstulle
Nice.
rulez added on the 2007-10-14 02:49:11 by xernobyl xernobyl
Good.
rulez added on the 2007-10-14 03:00:09 by raer raer
best 4k !
rulez added on the 2007-11-08 22:42:20 by XT95 XT95
very, very, very good :)
rulez added on the 2007-11-16 18:06:33 by rasta rasta
Very nice.
rulez added on the 2007-11-22 11:04:40 by Maissi Maissi
cool
rulez added on the 2007-11-23 14:19:04 by superplek superplek
Nice, and thanks for including source!!

I couldn't figure out anything on synths and this really helps.
rulez added on the 2007-12-31 22:25:43 by ferris ferris
Rocks!
rulez added on the 2008-01-16 19:45:24 by chromag chromag
awesome
rulez added on the 2008-03-23 00:15:56 by blz blz
rulez added on the 2008-05-26 21:08:32 by zefyros zefyros
very impressive
rulez added on the 2008-05-26 22:25:23 by 0rel 0rel
cool
rulez added on the 2008-08-17 05:10:08 by pera pera
nice multiplexor
rulez added on the 2008-08-17 09:18:09 by cruzer cruzer
rattengeil das teil
rulez added on the 2008-08-28 11:54:17 by Sir Sir
posterize in 3d!
rulez added on the 2008-09-10 10:19:20 by neptun neptun
nice
rulez added on the 2008-10-22 21:25:31 by neoneye neoneye
who is saying adoket ?
rulez added on the 2008-10-29 05:44:02 by PENETRATOR PENETRATOR
nice 4K, I really like the greetings part
rulez added on the 2010-03-11 13:48:44 by nekomono nekomono
Original ideas deserve thumb up. Stylish.
rulez added on the 2010-03-28 18:06:12 by Hicks Hicks
awesome!
rulez added on the 2010-03-28 22:01:39 by devreci devreci
The last scene with the blue cube along with the yellow starfish rulez!!
rulez added on the 2010-03-28 22:29:15 by Defiance Defiance
Very nice !
rulez added on the 2010-03-29 22:16:57 by lsl lsl
that was good
rulez added on the 2010-04-22 13:51:01 by provod provod
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqF2RKUHYT4
added on the 2012-02-05 09:04:24 by mr rounce mr rounce
the visuals are not my taste at all, sorry
sucks added on the 2012-12-23 19:47:21 by noby noby
Here is new link to source for anyone interested (old one is broken) :
sprite-o-mat source
rulez added on the 2014-08-11 22:14:36 by Tigrou Tigrou
Better than most of the current 4k's.
rulez added on the 2016-06-01 22:50:43 by Danguafer Danguafer

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