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Ecargxus by The Phoney Coders
screenshot added by hd on 2001-11-11 20:27:47
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release date : april 1992
release party : Byterapers - Scoopex - Bloodsuckers Gathering 1991
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added on the 2001-11-11 20:27:47 by hd hd

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Very nice demo by TPC.
Opens with a cool spotlight over brickwall text effect.
Instead of the '92 standard scrollie text, TCP opted to go with a floating cube, that spewed forth all the characters from various positions on the screen.
Very cool :)

The demo was coded in about a week.

Included some pretty nice effects, aswell as the '92 standard 3D object rotations.

VGA / Roland (only)
rulez added on the 2001-11-11 20:30:17 by hd hd
The best Phoney Coders demo. I've got to see that again! The first wild write I see was here. When I was thinking to try coding such one, I am still inspired by this.

There was also an animation of a working engine with some sine scroller? And other nice parts..

It needs a Roland yes. Quite a rare soundcard, what were it's capabilites btw? I am wondering if I can found one so that I can run this demo with sound. Was it the only one playing Roland?
rulez added on the 2004-01-19 12:29:58 by Optimus Optimus
It combines samples with synthesis. Sounds very very good when used well.

Any of the Lucasarts games show this.
added on the 2008-05-01 13:27:13 by Joop Joop
Fuck! It actually plays sound with dosbox, but it's all wrong I guess..
But the other two demos from them, it crash when I chose roland but this one works but too wrongly :P
added on the 2008-09-07 11:20:46 by Optimus Optimus
I've been able to capture a video with audio of this prod from the Roland hardware is was composed for :)

On YouTube: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=uRHa7JjUqOU

Need someone to host the original 42MB AVI file though :)
rulez added on the 2008-12-19 01:10:50 by Sahkolihaa Sahkolihaa
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=uRHa7JjUqOU for the lazy fuckers like me.. and yay!
rulez added on the 2008-12-19 01:12:49 by Maali Maali
quite smooth
added on the 2009-01-25 13:56:19 by zefyros zefyros
Very nice for 1991.
rulez added on the 2014-03-30 23:36:51 by Preacher Preacher

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