Phaleon GigaDemo by NeXT [web]
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release date : may 1992
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added on the 2000-09-18 02:48:56 by kenet kenet

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4 disks... see the download link.
added on the 2000-09-18 02:50:41 by kenet kenet
added on the 2000-09-19 23:39:27 by rez rez
ah mais tu sors toi !
added on the 2000-10-05 08:39:49 by kenet kenet
The biggest Atari ST demo so far. Some manage to equal it in size, but not one beat it. The quality is not so great though... :'(
added on the 2000-10-28 23:59:04 by Dbug Dbug
It's allright, it's ok ...

Yeeah yeah YEAH !!

Mjj RuLeZ !!!!
rulez added on the 2001-10-28 20:23:46 by felx felx
Please note that there is a version of the Phaleon demo cracked by Leonard (thanks !) that works fine using the emulators Saint and Steem. Cool, no ?
rulez added on the 2002-02-17 13:33:49 by Dbug Dbug
damn huge shit! some nice borderkilling stuff, some screens with ok 3d for it's time (pre-synergy ;)). there are some simple screens but most are good. respect for putting all this toghether!
rulez added on the 2003-01-22 13:24:18 by earx earx
rulez added on the 2004-08-14 15:36:35 by satari satari
demo culte =)
rulez added on the 2004-09-11 01:07:15 by [ProToS] [ProToS]
Except for the megacool beast menu, the Illusion STE screen is the highlight of this demo..:-) Just cool.
rulez added on the 2005-01-04 18:11:51 by Zweckform Zweckform
Zweckform said it.
rulez added on the 2005-04-16 23:44:34 by Buckethead Buckethead
what a project, it must have taken years to collect all those contributions.. the most of the screens were lala though, but the intro is still so cool!
rulez added on the 2005-07-01 00:43:18 by fiveofive fiveofive
505: Well, the project was originaly started by the Replicants not long after the release of the Union Demo... that says long about how old it is :)

Oldests screens are the one from Foxx and Aenigmatica, and obviously they are not the worst :-/

We could (should) have done a two (eventually 3) disks demos, and just my removing the lame screens the overal would have been a lot better. But well, most of these screens were made by groups in which we had friends... we tried anyway to "up" a bit the quality (ex: the original screen from Bananafishbones didn't had overscan in the scroller...) and MIT has been working for weeks fixing bugs in other people code (you can't imagine the number of demos that called XBios functions for changing screen adress, call random, or disable interuptions, ...) in the end he decided to implement a basic Xbios in the Phaleon loader, with all the various Xbios and gemdos functions: getkey, setscreen, vsync, random, setpal...

Of course during the course of development, we had a lot of variants of screens, because some people changed nicknames, announced they were working on their own demo (already released since then), ... we also lost some screens: the "Canibalistic def orgy" screen by TLB in the Dark Side of the Spoon was originaly planned for the Phaleon, but with time passing they wanted to get it released...

Memories, memories...

Zweckform: Happy that you like the STE screen. It has been a real battle to get it in the demo, because nobody else in Next believed that we should "waste" some disc space for some screen that nobody would watched (because suposedly no one had STE)... looks like they were wrong :)

added on the 2005-08-09 00:26:08 by Dbug Dbug
thump up for the main menu
rulez added on the 2005-10-07 18:45:06 by RA RA
Dbug: yeah...one guy had an STE..:)
added on the 2005-10-07 19:30:02 by Zweckform Zweckform
Now that was a hyped up MEGAdemo :)

A lot of very average screens, some good ones (particularly the illusion STE screen) and a nice SOTB-like main menu.

New screenshot added btw ;)
rulez added on the 2005-10-07 20:56:22 by keops keops
Huge in quantity mostly average in quality.
Illusion really rocks. Thumb up for the effort alone!
rulez added on the 2005-10-07 21:05:47 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
for people using an emulator, use this patched disk instead of the original disk 1:
added on the 2005-10-07 21:12:05 by keops keops
Keops: why is it needed to patch atari demos for emulators? i always wondered about that. :)
rulez added on the 2005-10-07 22:48:30 by StingRay StingRay
There is no need usually, except when they have a fancy protection emulators don't like.
added on the 2005-10-07 22:51:08 by keops keops
In this particular case, the protection routine was a variant of the one used in AudioSculpture Soundtracker. It was made by some quite good coders and crackers, and basicaly uses a lot of methods together: Screen synchronized decryption from data coming from a reprogrammed keyboard processor :)
Since no ST emulator bothered about emulating the keyboard hardware, the protection does not work.
added on the 2005-10-19 11:31:33 by Dbug Dbug
Simply R0x!
rulez added on the 2005-10-19 22:22:57 by ecureuil ecureuil
I can't believe I didn't raised my thumb before. O_O
rulez added on the 2005-10-19 23:14:17 by p01 p01
demo comme j'aime Yeahhhhhhhh
rulez added on the 2005-10-20 13:23:19 by Boss_ZUUL Boss_ZUUL
rulez added on the 2005-12-13 14:44:28 by kenet kenet
"Screen synchronized decryption from data coming from a reprogrammed keyboard processor"
How leet :)
added on the 2005-12-13 14:46:53 by kenet kenet
mytic prod !!!
rulez added on the 2005-12-13 15:36:51 by HerrV HerrV
Since I can understand that people don't necessarily have the will or time to dig through the four floppies, I updated my webpage about Phaleon with screenshots (some animated) of all the screens of the demo, sorted by group name:


Have fun, and Happy new year !!!!
added on the 2006-01-01 22:37:01 by Dbug Dbug
major production, big group name in, 4 disks, one of da best megademo production on ST, THK NEXT!
rulez added on the 2006-01-30 22:25:32 by sINk sINk
Rulez for the size and the number of included screens, would get piggie for the quality...
rulez added on the 2006-01-31 09:55:32 by moondog moondog
Just GIGANTIC and never beaten in size!
rulez added on the 2006-01-31 14:05:56 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
rulez added on the 2006-05-11 11:15:13 by seppjo seppjo
Huge demo so much awaited! I spend hours back then tonly to try to see everything... Lots of different styles (sometimes very old stuff...).
rulez added on the 2007-10-29 15:54:48 by HarryPotter HarryPotter
A massive production.
rulez added on the 2008-03-20 13:42:53 by micdune micdune
Oups, missed to thumb this one, sorry Dbug :)
rulez added on the 2008-03-20 14:50:51 by evil evil
Still digging in my floppies, managed to find some more source code, this time it is the source of the fast menu:

http://miniserve.defence-force.org/svn/public/atari/demos/next/phaleon-gigademo/ fast-menu/
added on the 2009-04-22 21:47:21 by Dbug Dbug
rulez added on the 2010-01-15 23:39:27 by Gʀɪʍʍy Gʀɪʍʍy
Great job.
The first atari demo I have ever seen !
rulez added on the 2011-07-08 16:04:43 by krusty krusty
Take that Psygnosis!! Belting demo menu... some ok screens and some superb screens. I love this :-)
rulez added on the 2014-04-14 21:13:29 by applecrypt applecrypt
This is a huge beast with a cool intro and some pretty neat screens as well.
rulez added on the 2014-08-30 22:08:48 by Daniel Daniel

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