Demo5 by Andromeda Software Development [web]
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release date : 1993
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Ok, I was looking at one of my old hard drives and found the source for that. Probably our first ever "demo", the infofile says 93 although it is probably late 93. I will run under (at least) windows 2k without problem although it is recommented to watch with dosbox and a low framerate because it is not framerate independent. This is basically a dentro for an upcoming demo called "Vertex megademo" which I remember vaguely but it is completely lost.

As you understand, this is for completist only. Nothing too important or interesting (it is actually rather laughable) but hey, it is a piece of ASD history. Code, graphics and "English" my own...

(I like the irony of the 'tm' over Andromeda. How little did I know...)
added on the 2008-04-06 15:39:33 by Navis Navis
Ah, I just noticed that the demo is called 'Video5'. Video5, Demo5, never mind eh..
added on the 2008-04-06 15:42:05 by Navis Navis
Keep on coding, looking forward toyour megademo :)
rulez added on the 2008-04-06 15:50:58 by Warhead Warhead
cool for a firstprod, but you could work a bit on the design! if you try really hard you may produce something really cool later. support-thumb!
rulez added on the 2008-04-06 16:04:33 by skrebbel skrebbel
oh and welcome to the scene!
added on the 2008-04-06 16:04:54 by skrebbel skrebbel
added on the 2008-04-06 16:05:57 by Optimus Optimus
nice for a first production, looks promising, keep on coding!
maybe someday you'll win a scene award or something? who knows ;)
probably you don't realize that, but here, in the future, we have a group called ASD, so, please change your groupname, okthxbye.
rulez added on the 2008-04-06 16:10:56 by substrate substrate
A demo from a greek group, haha, never knew it existed demosceners in greece. Thumbs up for a scene production from a country famous for their ruins.
rulez added on the 2008-04-06 16:22:40 by Zplex Zplex
what a bad demo, you'll never win assembly!!!!
rulez added on the 2008-04-06 16:34:22 by Cargo Robbie Cargo Robbie
Nice! :)

Which ASD demos from the 90's are still missing ?
rulez added on the 2008-04-06 16:35:56 by magic magic
Nice for a first demo but you should keep improving to more coherent scene design and better color schemes. Hopefully you'll make better and improved stuff in the future!

Is that (tm) thing some hidden reference to recession of global markets and fall of capitalism?
rulez added on the 2008-04-06 16:38:12 by waffle waffle

the demos missing are: Demi (?), Vertex megademo, Copper, Whow and Whow2, Seeing, Landscape, Vector demo, Digital dreams (I have it but it doesn't run for some reason. Unfortunately no code for that) and two or more of the cosmos bbs demos.

There is also a game, the legendary "Luke Mess: the adventure" by ASD, an adventure game with lots of rooms. Now that takes me back some years...
added on the 2008-04-06 16:38:53 by Navis Navis
Just to add here that all our graphics before 96 were made using deluxe paint 2, autodesk animator and this strange, strange 3D program called "TOPAZ 3D". Does anyone remember/have that ?
added on the 2008-04-06 16:40:16 by Navis Navis
I remember that topaz 3D needed 4mb memory, a 386 and a 387 copro. I only had then a 386sx/16 with 1 mb, and been trying to use 'emulators' for the copro and the memory to make it run (yeah right, as if that would ever work). Eventually got a 386/387 (quite expensive back then, I could have got myself a couple of good bicycles I suppose instead) and voila topaz 3D and 3D studio running !
added on the 2008-04-06 16:43:15 by Navis Navis
I remember deluxe paint (on amiga anyway:)
Let's see if some one can dig up the missing prods.. :)
added on the 2008-04-06 16:43:48 by magic magic
magic: impossible. Not even optimus has them :-(
added on the 2008-04-06 16:46:46 by Navis Navis
rulez added on the 2008-04-06 18:03:42 by uns3en_ uns3en_
What? I would like to play that adventure game. It was not in my missing list at all :)
rulez added on the 2008-04-06 18:07:24 by Optimus Optimus
optimus: Luke mess was an adventure game like the old sierra ones originally written in qbasic (in 1990-91, long before ASD and all that). For some technical reasons I could only do sprite handling with binary sprites (white/transparent). For this reason the game was about a 'ghost' (hence I could justify the sprite being white/transparent). When I moved into pascal and asm in 92 it was rewritten, but the ghost character (Luke Mess his name) stayed.

We went quite far with this (at least 5-6 levels, full animated character, full script, inventory system, mouse etc) but it was lost shortly after.
added on the 2008-04-06 18:18:45 by Navis Navis
Dig that funky 90's style... seems to be influenced by the loading screens of VGA games from that time. Gobliiins comes to mind...
rulez added on the 2008-04-06 18:33:54 by Stebo Stebo
..although we are sure that it will not be this text that will make us worthy of your attention.

yes sir, you gained our attention otherwise. ;)
rulez added on the 2008-04-06 18:36:23 by v3nom v3nom
After watching this I still can't believe the same people have served me Lifeforce or other ass-kickers. Still nice.
rulez added on the 2008-04-06 19:54:21 by wrthlss wrthlss
rulez added on the 2008-04-06 20:54:07 by Anat Anat
There's only one way to solve this problem of ASD's missing prods: at BP09 ASD has to enter the demo compo with a 1994-style megademo..
added on the 2008-04-06 21:40:04 by mic mic
Navis, how old was you when you did this?
rulez added on the 2008-04-06 21:48:46 by sq sq
sq: if the datestamp is correct (but it might not be, I had the bad habit of recompiling the demo and changing the current year to whatever it was, probably going from 92 to 93 to 94 etc.) in 93 I was 15.

But I know it looks like it was made by somebody at the age of 10 or even less :-P
added on the 2008-04-06 22:13:09 by Navis Navis
8 way scrolling,
rulez added on the 2008-04-07 00:30:06 by BITS BITS
rulez added on the 2008-06-01 05:09:54 by Aasemoon Aasemoon
added on the 2009-01-03 21:02:57 by T$ T$
old school
rulez added on the 2009-03-27 17:18:31 by bumble-bee bumble-bee
rulez added on the 2009-12-22 17:19:16 by mitchell mitchell
rulez added on the 2009-12-22 18:08:07 by Defiance Defiance
The download seems to be broken (corrupted archive message, in both, winrar and winzip).
added on the 2014-01-19 22:14:47 by tomaes tomaes
Indeed, I would love to see this one!
added on the 2014-01-20 00:37:57 by numtek numtek
what tomaes said (7zip)
Belated motivational thumb.
rulez added on the 2015-04-21 18:43:55 by Zavie Zavie
This work:

http://chomikuj.pl/masazysta33/Demoscena+PC+Amiga+Atari+Commodore/Andromeda/Dema /ASD-Demo5,2020525469.zip%28archive%29
added on the 2015-08-05 00:30:45 by ramon ramon
added on the 2018-09-29 11:45:03 by mrsest52 mrsest52

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