stellar evolution - the universe, part 3 by mfx [web]
screenshot added by uncle-x on 2007-09-23 15:37:48
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release date : september 2007
release party : Stream 2007
compo : combined demo
ranked : 4th
  • rulez 81
  • is ok 20
  • sucks 3
popularity : 1%
  • rulez 0.75
  • cdcs 1
alltime top: #824
added on the 2007-09-23 15:37:48 by uncle-x uncle-x

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seems to crash randomly during loading on some computers. dunno why...
added on the 2007-09-23 15:38:16 by uncle-x uncle-x
i liked the first and last effects alot even though the colors felt abit oversaturated O_o

you know you're watching an mfx demo when..
even through a totally calm ambient track it flashes glows and shakes like the world is about to end :D
rulezadded on the 2007-09-23 15:47:55 by psenough psenough
hmm...strange bug.!! (doesn´t work on my system.! loader-crash)
...maybe you could upload a vid for us.?? (until you found the bug...)
added on the 2007-09-23 15:51:45 by hArDy. hArDy.
YEAH! This sure has been a long time coming. Not sure if i like it as much as the first two, but it's good.
rulezadded on the 2007-09-23 15:51:52 by psonice psonice
works fine! universe theme's in demos rocks my boat :)
rulezadded on the 2007-09-23 15:56:11 by magic magic
instant love for the third time <3

btw, here it crashes in fullscreen only at any resolution. xp sp2, x1400, latest omegadriver
rulezadded on the 2007-09-23 16:19:36 by rmeht rmeht
rulezadded on the 2007-09-23 16:39:48 by wie8 wie8
Fucking AWESOME!!!!!!!!!But crashes...
rulezadded on the 2007-09-23 16:45:49 by #535 #535
I like the particle effects.. especially vortex effect in the beginning.. and soundtrack is amazing.

Please upgrade your audio code. Fmod 3.x.x sux on some audio chipsets , including mine..
rulezadded on the 2007-09-23 17:24:05 by scg_ scg_
very nice!
rulezadded on the 2007-09-23 17:27:50 by shadez shadez
i'd thumb for the music but the rest is too slow and uninteresting
added on the 2007-09-23 17:40:12 by bfx bfx
rulezadded on the 2007-09-23 17:40:30 by dairos dairos
rulezadded on the 2007-09-23 18:08:16 by substrate substrate
great atmosphere
rulezadded on the 2007-09-23 18:40:28 by MurphyEXD MurphyEXD
excellent soundtrack and some nice scenes.
rulezadded on the 2007-09-23 18:44:17 by Bobic Bobic
rulezadded on the 2007-09-23 18:51:42 by [self-ban] [self-ban]
Thumb cuz it's what you wanted to do and that rules.
Oh yes! Being a big fan of the first two parts (I read a lot about cosmology and astrophysics as a hobby), I was eagerly awaiting another entry in this series. Looks fantastic and the music is well chosen, just like in the first two parts. This made my day, thanks!
rulezadded on the 2007-09-23 19:11:00 by Stebo Stebo
the music goes straight to my ipod, and i love the last scene.
rulezadded on the 2007-09-23 20:51:11 by gloom gloom
magnifique! how are those explosion sprites done? are they hand-drawn?
rulezadded on the 2007-09-23 22:43:39 by parcelshit parcelshit
parapeter dunno exactly what you're referring to but yes, all particles were 'hand drawn' in psp9.
added on the 2007-09-24 10:43:55 by uncle-x uncle-x
very cool
rulezadded on the 2007-09-24 13:21:43 by tobé tobé
universe part <3
rulezadded on the 2007-09-24 14:22:15 by evilpaul evilpaul
rulezadded on the 2007-09-24 15:50:56 by decipher decipher
hmmm crashes here as well during loading bar. radeon9600 mobility, winxp+sp2.
added on the 2007-09-24 16:09:21 by melw melw
I really like the ambiance.
rulezadded on the 2007-09-24 16:13:32 by blueflame blueflame
Crashes when the progessbar is about 3/4 of the way. I guess I'll have to wait for a video...
added on the 2007-09-24 18:40:05 by El Topo El Topo
rulezadded on the 2007-09-24 18:49:58 by BackSpace BackSpace
Crashes in fullscreen mode here.
added on the 2007-09-24 19:28:46 by kusma kusma
quick bugfix (before we can update the archive): changed ec_a.jpg from 8 BPP to 24...
added on the 2007-09-24 20:37:45 by uncle-x uncle-x
uncle-x : I bet it was Kurli's fault! :)
added on the 2007-09-24 20:39:01 by keops keops
keops actually we're blaming 216 and the sotakone source code now :-)
added on the 2007-09-24 20:44:00 by uncle-x uncle-x
rulezadded on the 2007-09-24 20:45:41 by Pulsar Pulsar
ah damn, I posted too early :)))

Still have to watch the prod btw
added on the 2007-09-24 21:01:00 by keops keops
Crashes here too during loading (doesn't matter if fullscreen/windowed mode is selected).
added on the 2007-09-24 21:22:49 by StingRay StingRay
rulezadded on the 2007-09-24 21:35:58 by pasy pasy
I like some bits, like the surface emerging from the saturated white, but this does not rank among my favourite mfx productions. Nice music and great concept realization though.
rulezadded on the 2007-09-24 21:39:05 by Preacher Preacher
unclex, did the specs of the routine mention that grayscale pictures are supported? ;)
added on the 2007-09-24 22:15:32 by 216 216
Jarno: the fact that it crashes in a completely non deterministic way makes me pretty sure it's something related to _your_ code ;)
added on the 2007-09-24 22:19:25 by dixan dixan
It has to be three right :) gr8 music and nice effects. dig the font in the title part. now roll on number 4.. muahahaaha
rulezadded on the 2007-09-25 00:48:53 by loaderror loaderror
Moody and nice. Not exactly ground-breaking and the explosion-thingie cried out for more power, but still decent enough for my thumbzor.
rulezadded on the 2007-09-25 01:09:15 by kusma kusma
Good thing is, at this distance one can't notice the ballet dancer and his nonsense.

Nice atmosphere.
rulezadded on the 2007-09-25 01:52:42 by keops keops
crashes on mine at fullscreen, works on windowed. not as good as part2, specially audio-wise (imho), but it's entertaining.
added on the 2007-09-25 14:47:34 by mrdoob mrdoob
M F X <3
rulezadded on the 2007-09-25 23:27:24 by button button
amazing work!
rulezadded on the 2007-09-26 06:59:47 by zeebr zeebr
rulezadded on the 2007-09-26 13:05:16 by texel texel
Had to watch the youtube - is there a proper video? The soundtrack is awesome!
rulezadded on the 2007-09-26 21:17:30 by mg mg
Youtubed right now.
added on the 2007-09-26 21:25:08 by dixan dixan
the download link for the prod should now contain a fixed version of the demo.
added on the 2007-09-26 21:58:09 by uncle-x uncle-x
rulezadded on the 2007-09-27 06:52:28 by Mystra Mystra
Good music, but really slow paced and boring! It might be ok if it was a short part of a larger demo, but it drags too long.
sucksadded on the 2007-09-28 09:37:11 by Shanethewolf Shanethewolf
Crashes during loader here.
Looks good on youtube (as good as you can get there).
added on the 2007-09-28 20:29:36 by xernobyl xernobyl
xernob: still crashes? damn... we thought that the problem was with that one pic, but there's possibly more shit hidden ;)
added on the 2007-09-29 15:59:37 by dixan dixan
Thanks for the fixed version, works fine now.

Beginning is quite nice but all in all the demo is WAY too long for what it is. It lacks variation and I somehow have the feeling it is some kind of "we have this cool music, let's stretch the demo a bit so it runs for the whole length of the music" production. Music is very nice and so are the visuals but the main part is way too boring. I'd like to see a 64k version of this one, that would be cool! :)
added on the 2007-09-29 16:13:54 by StingRay StingRay
Well, on the bright side, it has more scenes then the previous two episodes put together ;)
added on the 2007-09-29 16:19:58 by dixan dixan
dixan: I've downloaded it some time ago. I didn't notice there was a newer version. Sorry.
It works now :)
rulezadded on the 2007-09-29 16:28:36 by xernobyl xernobyl
Nice and relaxed, very enjoyable.
rulezadded on the 2007-09-29 17:32:24 by Intrinsic Intrinsic
rulezadded on the 2007-09-29 17:46:55 by Buckethead Buckethead
my favourite demo series
rulezadded on the 2007-09-29 18:53:35 by Manwe Manwe
The 1st and the last effect are very nice, expecially the last one. Nice music too.
rulezadded on the 2007-09-29 22:05:27 by bdk bdk
rulezadded on the 2007-09-30 08:36:55 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
started good... but became somehow very boring... i mean showing some plants don't start me to drooll ;)
added on the 2007-09-30 10:06:19 by ultra ultra
nice approach, maybe a bit uneventful. the music didn't really catch me.
rulezadded on the 2007-10-01 15:08:12 by a-move a-move
It's good but not as good as I've come to expect from mfx.
added on the 2007-10-02 07:02:47 by El Topo El Topo
Really like this one. Yep, usual MFX stuff but you have to be in a mood to watch. I think I like part2 then part3 and then last part1.
rulezadded on the 2007-10-03 23:50:40 by Optimus Optimus
i liked this Series.
concept, music was good.
and fx is beautiful.
added on the 2007-10-06 13:03:40 by got got
rulezadded on the 2007-10-06 13:03:54 by got got
Puh-retty stars, spheric music, but no "wow".
added on the 2007-10-09 21:20:44 by mnemotron mnemotron
Why the hell does a mapped sphere in empty space with some fullscreen-alpha-mapping run at 30fps? (earthscene)
This demo is far below the capabilities mfx has shown to embody. It's slow, it's boring and it looks unfinished. CNS did similar things 3 years ago in 64k. (beyond)
Though it contains 2 nice effekts. The first one is the cyclone that gets widened by the light and the second one is the detailed particle-sys in nice colours when this "sun" explodes. But what remains afterwards is an empty space again running @ 20fps ... what does this demo do along the way?
sucksadded on the 2007-10-09 23:50:34 by muh muh
what got said
rulezadded on the 2007-10-10 02:01:35 by gopher gopher
Yay! The trilogy continues. I thought part 2 had much better music and more interesting camera variations, though.
added on the 2007-10-10 03:51:52 by s_tec s_tec
I like it:)
rulezadded on the 2007-10-11 06:48:19 by Cosmocat Cosmocat
rulezadded on the 2007-10-11 20:24:39 by ٩๏̯͡๏۶ ٩๏̯͡๏۶
hm, i partly agree with muh.. the camera paths also makes it rather boring. soundtrack is <3
added on the 2007-10-11 20:27:10 by Maali Maali
what the hell? this sucks ass. You don't get away with just having a sphere or a photoshop lensflare flashing in the middle of the screeen for 30 secs at a time, for so shifting to another texture. I don't get what you see in this
sucksadded on the 2007-10-12 01:03:35 by Duckers Duckers
Tune fits this time. All in all a nice presentation for the astronomy class -_O
added on the 2007-10-12 11:41:38 by d0DgE d0DgE
I was expecting more than the sun and space. :)
added on the 2007-10-13 19:21:34 by AntDude AntDude
I too was expecting a bit more. The tune is nice, but the rest looks a bit empty.
added on the 2007-10-14 02:43:37 by raer raer
superb ! (just a little bit short... a pity that the dream is already finished). Great music too.
rulezadded on the 2007-10-16 18:33:47 by Shazz^TRSi^MJJ Shazz^TRSi^MJJ
rulezadded on the 2007-10-19 19:41:31 by keith303 keith303
music was really cool, the effects failed to impress me. pork time.
added on the 2007-10-19 20:10:42 by earx earx
absolutely beautiful! thanks for making this :)
rulezadded on the 2007-10-20 10:34:53 by blackpawn blackpawn
it's okay.
rulezadded on the 2007-10-20 14:29:46 by dq dq
its okay. but It didnt really catch me. I started thinking about everything else while watchin it. a bit boring perhabs? but great quality :)
added on the 2007-10-20 19:19:43 by Prot-DHS Prot-DHS
for the first and the last effect. and the music. and for the frequent releses :)
rulezadded on the 2007-10-21 11:51:47 by prm prm
i second prm.
rulezadded on the 2007-10-21 21:10:26 by Nty Nty
even works under vista :)
nice demo, good visualization, music and atmosphere
rulezadded on the 2007-10-22 10:51:56 by Biter Biter
Normally I am not much of a MFX-fan, but this really cought me. Great!
rulezadded on the 2007-10-22 23:05:49 by lemmus lemmus
This is so great! Finally someone extendind the space theme beyond "beyond". You are going to get a CDC once I figure out how to do that in my current state.
rulezcdcadded on the 2007-10-24 00:47:10 by Stelthzje Stelthzje
I watched it at least ten times now. It is still great!
added on the 2007-10-24 01:59:07 by Stelthzje Stelthzje
A bit too long and slow to completely hold my attention for the whole length but still very cool.
rulezadded on the 2007-10-31 19:02:22 by noid noid
beauty in simplicity. for me the three work only together, i don't think all parts would get recognition as separate prods.
rulezadded on the 2007-10-31 22:55:42 by comankh comankh
rulezadded on the 2007-11-06 00:23:36 by lindewest lindewest
Tended to get monotonous and boring..but as always MFX delivers in a style I love.

But, still boring ;)
added on the 2008-01-11 06:15:37 by ferris ferris
And BTW...ps said it best :)
rulezadded on the 2008-01-11 06:15:56 by ferris ferris
rulezadded on the 2008-01-24 15:46:45 by zefyros zefyros
very nice, good ambience and rocker soundtrack
rulezadded on the 2008-02-26 14:34:10 by gg|rhg gg|rhg
best sun to white dwarf demo i saw today. :)
rulezadded on the 2008-04-26 04:08:02 by mEDiA sENtRY mEDiA sENtRY
Thanks for this travel into time and space.
rulezadded on the 2008-04-26 14:07:36 by untel untel
great soundtrack
rulezadded on the 2008-05-03 22:04:00 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
Really nice, sorta has a jean-michel jarre feel to it.
rulezadded on the 2008-07-01 14:50:17 by d3pth d3pth
Again very nice, best music of the three installments.
rulezadded on the 2008-07-08 00:53:23 by Alpha C Alpha C
A little on the long side, but cool subject and nice tune!
rulezadded on the 2008-09-18 20:40:52 by [HamsTeR] [HamsTeR]
rulezadded on the 2008-10-18 19:34:32 by cyberpingui cyberpingui
Great! Very relaxing and chilly ambience.
rulezadded on the 2008-10-18 19:42:56 by Frost Frost
mfx. universe. there can´t be enough of it!
rulezadded on the 2008-11-22 17:00:00 by T$ T$
Magic !
rulezadded on the 2008-12-19 23:05:01 by XT95 XT95
The music is great. And i like the last part of it (with the sun...). But the rest prevents me from a thumb up.
added on the 2008-12-19 23:16:24 by Zweckform Zweckform
Still doesn't reach the aesthetics of part 1. Too much chronolological stuff in this. Music is too much easy listening like for my taste.
added on the 2009-02-17 21:27:02 by doh doh
rulezadded on the 2009-05-23 12:07:02 by noby noby
rulezadded on the 2010-01-16 16:41:30 by Scooter Scooter
Pure beauty.
rulezadded on the 2010-03-06 23:10:32 by phobium phobium
rulezadded on the 2010-03-15 20:48:33 by Sir Sir
Breathtaking #3.
added on the 2010-04-14 22:22:00 by phobium phobium
Space Themed Demos Rock... Great work :)
rulezadded on the 2010-04-16 23:03:32 by SaphirJD SaphirJD
rulezadded on the 2010-07-27 16:28:38 by Eldrik Eldrik
very beautiful.
rulezadded on the 2010-09-13 01:49:39 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
big fan of the "universe" demos from mfx. somehow i got a desert dream vibe from parts of the soundtrack.
rulezadded on the 2010-12-31 04:43:40 by Mel Mel
Sweeeeeeeet soundtrack and the visuals create a nice atmosphere.

Made a Youtube for it on my hd channel:
Youtube (HD)
rulezadded on the 2011-07-30 13:57:33 by anni anni
rulezadded on the 2012-02-04 20:56:13 by Frequent Frequent
rulezadded on the 2012-07-03 08:41:07 by praetor_alpha praetor_alpha

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