Omniscent by Sanction [web]
screenshot added by  on
platform :
type :
release date : march 1997
release party : Mekka & Symposium 1997
compo : pc 4k
ranked : 1st
  • rulez 85
  • is ok 11
  • sucks 0
popularity : 3%
viewing tip
  • rulez 0.89
  • cdcs 3
alltime top: #435
added on the 2000-09-17 02:50:24 by epsilum epsilum

popularity helper

increase the popularity of this prod by spreading this URL:


Wants to see a descent level with music in 4k?? download it! ;)
added on the 2000-09-17 02:51:38 by epsilum epsilum
This is the most kick ass (of a non-coder) 4k I've ever seen, leech it.
added on the 2000-09-17 03:22:37 by Chandra Chandra
A little piece of art!
added on the 2000-10-14 04:39:41 by reality3D reality3D
a must-see !
added on the 2000-10-27 14:29:42 by exocet exocet
only one word comes to mind : wow.
added on the 2001-01-12 17:05:36 by flure flure
Together with "Stoerfall Ost" one of the few REAL "how the fuck..." 4K intros. Get this NOW :)
added on the 2001-03-06 20:14:34 by kb_ kb_
Does this damn thing has music?! Damn! Why I haven't heard it???

added on the 2001-03-08 13:24:01 by Optimus Optimus
Optimus: This "damn thing" really has music (and that's why this "damn thing" is the best 4k intro in the world) but sad to say for General MIDI only.
added on the 2001-03-21 15:30:58 by crs crs
since the midiport is hardcoded there is a final package available including most important ones. i own a GUS, but i never heard the sound, too ;)
added on the 2001-03-23 18:12:12 by PigPen PigPen
when I first read about this little intro in a website I didn't really believe seing a Descent level in just 4 kb's. just one word, ROCKS!
added on the 2001-03-24 22:49:10 by shash shash
Shouldn't it be "Omniscient"? :)

GUS ppl who haven't heard the music, run MegaEm first.

This was the most impressive 4k on the PC for several years, but now even Windows 4ks are starting to get better (e.g. Varus by Kolor). Still, respect to the Sanction guys for all they did back then.
added on the 2001-04-30 19:35:41 by phoenix phoenix
amazing... and great .)
added on the 2001-05-21 19:29:26 by nula nula
This thing's insane. Also, phoenix is right. It should be Omniscient.
rulezadded on the 2001-08-12 17:51:23 by bigcheese bigcheese
Actually, I'm a dumbass. It clearly says "Omniscent" across the top of the screen :)
added on the 2001-08-12 18:03:18 by bigcheese bigcheese
My prefered 4k.
rulezadded on the 2001-08-12 18:21:35 by MooZ MooZ
It's "Omniscent" because of the reference to the "Descent" title... hey, the sanction members never knew enough English to recognize that they named their intro "All-Smell" this way *ggg*
rulezadded on the 2001-08-12 18:58:34 by kb_ kb_

hella cool intro, though, heh... I'd probably have to use 16k for something like this.
rulezadded on the 2001-10-14 12:34:18 by golrien golrien
Cast da vote!
rulezadded on the 2001-10-24 14:32:45 by Optimus Optimus
absolutely wicked! these were the good old demoscene days! :)
rulezadded on the 2001-11-07 22:25:21 by brioche brioche
Yep, it ruled my world for sure! :-)
rulezadded on the 2001-11-08 00:00:58 by moT moT
these were the days indeed..
rulezadded on the 2001-12-20 12:42:54 by bhead bhead
Wow! Cool music, and real fluid camera movements. Man, this is a MUST!!!
rulezadded on the 2001-12-22 04:20:53 by Nezbie Nezbie
really really impressing!
rulezadded on the 2002-01-19 19:29:03 by exocet exocet
Absolutely incredible when released, i'm not a fan, but what a code performance !
rulezadded on the 2002-03-25 18:19:48 by willbe willbe
Incredible, a must see
rulezadded on the 2002-05-19 03:32:41 by shash shash
no way but up
rulezadded on the 2002-07-31 14:01:36 by ileaardbei ileaardbei
oh yeah baby, oh yeah
rulezadded on the 2002-07-31 14:08:13 by superplek superplek
subpixeling, subtexeling and a bunch of animated textures in 4k... jeez!
rulezadded on the 2002-08-05 04:56:25 by jazzman jazzman
Kickass intro, even compared with the best windows 4k's!
added on the 2002-08-26 02:05:55 by Crest Crest
Music, good 3d engine, large scene, good textures, etc...
Yes, best 4k I've ever seen.
rulezadded on the 2002-12-15 00:08:40 by Scali Scali
too bad I've never heard the music...
rulezadded on the 2003-03-11 15:54:16 by tomaes tomaes
Somehow the music sticks in my head. Oh, and I don't know where you guys got your copy, but I can hear the sound just fine on WinXP
added on the 2003-12-30 02:49:09 by crusader crusader
rulezadded on the 2003-12-30 02:49:54 by crusader crusader
I still remember my jaws dropping when it was shown on the bigscreen. One of my favs!
rulezadded on the 2004-05-26 19:25:10 by ninjadrm ninjadrm
rulezadded on the 2004-05-26 19:40:20 by p01 p01
Very nice. Great camera too :)
rulezadded on the 2004-05-26 20:25:47 by Intrinsic Intrinsic
a classic! sooo beautiful...
rulezadded on the 2004-05-26 20:30:29 by neo neo
Really impressive.
rulezadded on the 2004-05-26 20:52:44 by dairos dairos
rulezadded on the 2004-11-10 15:32:29 by Maali Maali
This is just so incredibly good. Or at least, was back in its time.
rulezadded on the 2004-11-10 19:31:36 by Preacher Preacher
just voting for a classic
rulezadded on the 2004-11-10 19:55:21 by blala blala
was this intro actually the first with 'real' procedural textures btw? as in, a 3d flyby with procedural textures. i cant remember earlier work at least.. perhaps on the Amy?
added on the 2004-11-10 20:09:47 by Maali Maali
dunno it's historical value, but it's nice today.
rulezadded on the 2004-11-10 21:11:40 by shadez shadez
(at its time)
rulezadded on the 2004-11-10 21:55:22 by friol friol
this was a BLAST in 4k..
maali: that's an interesting historic point - can anybody name any previous work with procedural textures ?
rulezadded on the 2004-11-11 14:43:06 by madMixx madMixx
this prod blew my fucking mind
rulezadded on the 2004-11-11 17:16:01 by witeshade witeshade
rulezadded on the 2005-03-27 12:37:50 by beton beton
rulezadded on the 2005-04-23 16:29:07 by ninja ninja
rulezadded on the 2005-05-31 02:32:13 by rio702 rio702
Deserves big thumb up!
rulezadded on the 2005-05-31 04:36:46 by KK KK
A killer 4k. Everyday!
rulezadded on the 2005-06-09 03:56:30 by bdk bdk
My fave one... I stayed mute for several days after this one! =)
rulezadded on the 2005-07-18 14:19:19 by baah baah
still impressive even now.
rulezadded on the 2005-09-30 19:53:53 by 301 301
Nice one.
rulezadded on the 2006-02-25 11:01:01 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
rulezadded on the 2006-03-03 13:20:32 by spritus spritus
fuckin' awesome
rulezadded on the 2006-03-03 13:28:46 by kusma kusma
I can't believe I didn't vote on this one before...
rulezadded on the 2006-05-07 16:11:29 by chock chock
Now that kkrieger has been slashdotted ONCE AGAIN, I suddenly remembered this one.
rulezadded on the 2006-07-13 22:43:10 by viznut/pwp viznut/pwp
rulezadded on the 2006-09-09 01:25:21 by Buckethead Buckethead
DOOM is recalled.
but... 1997?
and 4k?
this is very cool!
awesome 3D prod.
rulezadded on the 2006-09-09 02:54:55 by got got
very nice :]
rulezadded on the 2006-11-18 12:50:28 by KHRoN KHRoN
I remember this! Very cool prod. But I heard music in it only once...
rulezadded on the 2006-11-18 12:56:03 by dimouse dimouse
And the best thing it that it runs with sound in XP thanks to its built-in GM/SB emu ;)
added on the 2006-11-18 13:24:36 by kb_ kb_
i never thumbed this? wtf..
rulezadded on the 2006-11-18 13:26:34 by psenough psenough
sick shit.
rulezadded on the 2006-11-18 14:14:01 by Gargaj Gargaj
hell yeah.
rulezadded on the 2007-03-11 18:14:26 by BoyC BoyC
rulezadded on the 2007-03-11 18:40:59 by nitro2k01 nitro2k01
rulezadded on the 2007-03-11 18:41:21 by pdx pdx
rulezadded on the 2007-03-15 22:28:51 by Pirx Pirx
Greatest 4k of the time.

10 years ago...yuhuuuuuuuuuu!
rulezadded on the 2007-04-28 14:40:03 by orb orb
A masterpiece! In 1997 it seemed simply impossible to squeeze the first decent level in only 4096.
rulezadded on the 2007-04-28 22:00:19 by Admiral^Elyssis Admiral^Elyssis
Hmm.. really impressive, but still just a fly through an empty game level. The 26k duke nukem level is still the best for me, that was interactive and had the enemies.
rulezadded on the 2007-05-25 17:54:49 by psonice psonice
rulezadded on the 2007-05-25 18:02:58 by loaderror loaderror
rulezadded on the 2008-02-02 11:36:27 by Quarryman Quarryman
Killer. ... And it runs faster than Descent.
Back then in 1997 I made a Descent game engine too, but mine was big and slow. Respect.
rulezadded on the 2008-03-28 15:33:10 by archee archee
This still rules.
added on the 2008-03-28 15:34:00 by superplek superplek
rulezadded on the 2008-04-18 14:17:45 by stage7 stage7
This was really amazing!
rulezadded on the 2008-08-23 21:05:14 by d3pth d3pth
rulezadded on the 2008-09-25 08:20:09 by Shockwav3 Shockwav3
AWESOME. <3 Descent
rulezadded on the 2008-09-30 12:01:40 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
yahoo! Classic!
rulezadded on the 2008-09-30 12:30:20 by BiTL BiTL
Excellent work for 4kb!
rulezadded on the 2008-09-30 16:57:50 by Sahkolihaa Sahkolihaa
rulezadded on the 2009-02-26 21:49:37 by Joghurt Joghurt
Killer intro!
rulezadded on the 2009-02-26 23:12:03 by Alpha C Alpha C
Still one of the best 4ks
rulezcdcadded on the 2009-04-17 17:40:07 by T$ T$
For a intro its just great! But i was expecting for some different effects.
rulezadded on the 2009-05-24 20:34:19 by branch branch
rulezadded on the 2009-06-26 15:02:05 by Confused Confused
Very nice intro.
rulezcdcadded on the 2010-01-06 01:38:55 by elmindreda elmindreda
hey someone youtube this please
added on the 2010-01-06 02:26:02 by vibrator vibrator
well, just rulez all the way !
rulezadded on the 2010-01-06 04:55:13 by ɧคɾɗվ. ɧคɾɗվ.
It's still impressive.
rulezadded on the 2010-06-02 17:48:06 by r13 r13
Video, slow as hell in DosBox.
added on the 2010-07-10 12:17:11 by tFt tFt
seems fast enough here, you got max cycles enabled?
rulezadded on the 2010-07-10 14:16:28 by 4mat 4mat
rulezadded on the 2010-07-10 14:34:03 by rbz rbz
rulezadded on the 2010-07-10 14:35:19 by XT95 XT95
rulezadded on the 2010-08-19 11:41:24 by rez rez
4k decent. neato
rulezadded on the 2011-01-26 14:52:21 by e64 e64
i remember this one, very kewl
rulezadded on the 2011-05-28 16:12:48 by rudi rudi
I shouldn't need to write a comment why I gave it a thumbs up. Just watch it and you'll find out.
rulezadded on the 2013-04-10 22:35:27 by TomoAlien TomoAlien
Very cool. Gouraud shading, hidden surface removal, procedural textures very reminiscent of Descent's. Also a smooth camera control. Besides, Descent was one of my favourites.
rulezadded on the 2013-04-10 23:19:19 by fizzer fizzer
Absolute rules! Descent4k with sound!
rulezadded on the 2013-04-11 10:41:55 by raer raer
rulezcdcadded on the 2013-10-25 00:38:22 by whizart whizart
Awesome, first 4k I saw that really impressed me.
rulezadded on the 2014-05-16 08:04:15 by Harekiet Harekiet
Impressive :)
rulezadded on the 2014-05-24 11:08:44 by cce cce
Oh my gosh!!! They greeted C Code! You Bastard!
rulezadded on the 2015-04-07 12:20:57 by non-handled guy non-handled guy

submit changes

if this prod is a fake, some info is false or the download link is broken,

do not post about it in the comments, it will get lost.

instead, click here !

[previous edits]

add a comment