Texas by keyboarders
screenshot added by Quarryman on 2008-08-27 23:52:31
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release date : august 2008
release party : NVScene 2008
compo : pc 4k
ranked : 1st
  • rulez 268
  • is ok 24
  • sucks 4
popularity : 7%
best 4k intro
  • rulez 0.89
  • cdcs 4
alltime top: #39
added on the 2008-08-27 11:15:14 by Quarryman Quarryman

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awesome! i think even tho theres no screen shot and i havent looked at it yet ;) but first post
rulezadded on the 2008-08-27 11:16:08 by stuey stuey
So this is the 4k intro which loads it's music externally from Vista? Better not watch it on XP than :)
added on the 2008-08-27 11:18:01 by magic magic
Better not watch it on XP than :)

...good idea:
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cdcadded on the 2008-08-27 11:24:01 by hfr hfr
xp port plz i refuse to install vista.
added on the 2008-08-27 11:29:50 by s0r s0r
Bah. Video?
added on the 2008-08-27 11:34:20 by psonice psonice
\o/ squirrelz
added on the 2008-08-27 11:34:42 by leijaa leijaa
wtf you used gnu rocket for a 4k?? cool!! :D
now, video plz! cant wait to see this!
added on the 2008-08-27 11:36:09 by skrebbel skrebbel
Tested on Vistax64 SP1 :

Code:Problem signature: Problem Event Name: APPCRASH Application Name: kbd_Texas_720p.exe Application Version: Application Timestamp: 38a66ae8 Fault Module Name: kbd_Texas_720p.exe Fault Module Version: Fault Module Timestamp: 38a66ae8 Exception Code: c0000005 Exception Offset: 00020524 OS Version: 6.0.6001. Locale ID: 2057 Additional Information 1: fd00 Additional Information 2: ea6f5fe8924aaa756324d57f87834160 Additional Information 3: fd00 Additional Information 4: ea6f5fe8924aaa756324d57f87834160
added on the 2008-08-27 11:39:04 by keito keito
Skrebbel, worked like a charm!:D No special-case sync code - all data stored in same format - packs very well in fact!
added on the 2008-08-27 11:46:09 by spookysys spookysys
keito, I guess we should upload the "SAFE" version also - it has error messages and stuff.
added on the 2008-08-27 11:47:17 by spookysys spookysys
i hope you do as i'd love to check it out :)
added on the 2008-08-27 11:48:26 by keito keito
How about upping a screenshot spooky.
added on the 2008-08-27 11:59:18 by loaderror loaderror
I'm at work loaderror.. :-/
added on the 2008-08-27 12:09:30 by spookysys spookysys
except from the music, this was an awesome experience! Absolutely brilliant and scary.
rulezadded on the 2008-08-27 13:04:42 by Bobic Bobic
.... wth w/ dxd10 -_-;
added on the 2008-08-27 15:11:33 by panic panic
As a lightning out of nowhere, the Norwegian inquisition strikes back with the best 4k the world has ever seen! I'm down on my knees in the dust licking your shoes. New world order! All hail the new kings and popes!
rulezadded on the 2008-08-27 16:35:11 by Duckers Duckers
video or didn't happen
added on the 2008-08-27 16:36:29 by mrdoob mrdoob
best 4k ever! awesome experience on the bigscreen!
rulezadded on the 2008-08-27 17:20:34 by spike spike
It was basically the best 4K I've seen. Ever.
rulezadded on the 2008-08-27 18:00:20 by bonzaj bonzaj
i dont know if you guys are joking or serious! video or it didnt happen!
added on the 2008-08-27 18:05:35 by smash smash
video plz. it's not for my x800gt =)
added on the 2008-08-27 18:06:26 by RRROAR RRROAR
It must be good. loaderror is on it. I would even thumb it up just because that :) What's with the d3d10? Does it mean that this only runs in Vista?
added on the 2008-08-27 18:07:32 by mrdoob mrdoob
smash: It's not a joke, this was insanely cool.. also, what Duckers said, minus the gayness. :)
rulezadded on the 2008-08-27 18:10:31 by gloom gloom
Same crash as keito's on Vista SP1.
added on the 2008-08-27 18:13:18 by alienus alienus
despite the fact that it uses 3.5 seconds a song included only in vista, i liked it
rulezadded on the 2008-08-27 18:16:46 by gngbng gngbng
Really stunning on the big screen, caused multiple crowd outbursts. My favorite 4k of the show, and there was immense competition. Hope they fix it up so people can watch it.
rulezadded on the 2008-08-27 18:27:54 by Jerware Jerware
trace:DX10 is vista only . -_-;
added on the 2008-08-27 18:28:25 by panic panic
Best fucking 4k ever! Will anyone dare to try to top this?!
rulezcdcadded on the 2008-08-27 18:34:00 by kusma kusma

What should I install?
added on the 2008-08-27 19:11:53 by texel texel
Didn't run on Vista for me... but my PC has a gfx card which is not exactly a GF 8800 so I'll blame it on that ;) I'll just wait for the video.
added on the 2008-08-27 19:12:19 by stijn stijn
By far the finest 4k intro ever. It will give me nightmares and I will still love it.
rulezadded on the 2008-08-27 19:12:46 by Preacher Preacher
arg need vista, video plz
texel: get directx 10 from the microsoft website (just google "directx"), didn't give that error for me anymore after installing it
added on the 2008-08-27 19:16:41 by stijn stijn
This of course get my thumb, it's well deserved!
Very very slick visuals, and a really nice feel to it all! I also bow in the dust, and now we really have to figure some good shit out to beat your norweigians asses :)

However I can't hide that I'm quite disappointed that you used parts of a song that is stored in vista. Not that much fun when other people use hours trying to create that "perfect" sound for some music :) To me this is the closest you will get to the border of cheating, without crossing it.
rulezadded on the 2008-08-27 19:19:12 by Puryx Puryx
What preacher said :) (If you don't have Vista this is on demoscene.tv 4k compo video.)
rulezadded on the 2008-08-27 19:35:28 by rale rale
puryx .. you gotta remember .. they use crinkler, like almost everyone else, so they couldn't make it happen without a touch of denmark ..

.. visuals are the next generation of 4k's to come .. but still a thumb down for the vista sound trick .. to me, you have a toe placed over the line... but nevertheless

rulezadded on the 2008-08-27 19:36:22 by dwarf dwarf
enjoyed this really much on the stream !
rulezadded on the 2008-08-27 19:50:05 by hfr hfr
rulezadded on the 2008-08-27 19:55:50 by ryiinn ryiinn
Coolestest 4k EVER! You guys rule the mostest!
rulezadded on the 2008-08-27 19:59:19 by of of
Looked amazingly good on the stream!
rulezadded on the 2008-08-27 20:01:34 by mrdoob mrdoob
Oh man, this was way too cool :)
rulezadded on the 2008-08-27 20:16:08 by leijaa leijaa
rulezadded on the 2008-08-27 20:16:47 by tomaes tomaes
Judging from the stream: AWESOME!!!
rulezadded on the 2008-08-27 20:17:23 by Stebo Stebo
A massive 4K attack from the city of mustaches!
rulezadded on the 2008-08-27 20:18:41 by datsua datsua
puryx, nonsense! a legal cheat is not a cheat! especially if you consider how well it's been used it's just all coolness.

as such, thumb up for the vista sound trick! and for the awesome intro too, of course.
rulezadded on the 2008-08-27 20:26:57 by skrebbel skrebbel
Just aweinspiring. Excellent story, too. O was sad to see the orange guys lose. ;_;
rulezadded on the 2008-08-27 20:38:09 by GbND GbND
skrebbel: where did I say that they cheated - I said they were damn close to the BORDER of cheating ;)
added on the 2008-08-27 23:39:07 by Puryx Puryx
video pleaz!
added on the 2008-08-27 23:40:50 by Tigrou Tigrou
No I finally have seen the intro..
Breaths massiveness.. Trick with the music will make party orginizers adjust there rulez :)
rulezadded on the 2008-08-27 23:40:58 by magic magic
i just watched the stream capture of the compo on demoscene.tv ..
man! this is awesome!
rulezadded on the 2008-08-27 23:45:49 by ԹHΞΞ ԹHΞΞ
This one ownz, at least on the stream. Could someone explain the vista sound trick ? I watched the intro twice but I don't have vista so nothing strange in the sound for me...
rulezadded on the 2008-08-27 23:46:26 by MsK` MsK`
Not working yet, after installing directx :(

Msk`: it looks like if they use samples from a song included on Vista
added on the 2008-08-27 23:48:09 by texel texel
rulezadded on the 2008-08-27 23:49:06 by Quarryman Quarryman
Fucking sweet. Deserved to win.
rulezadded on the 2008-08-27 23:49:39 by Lord Graga Lord Graga
Congratulations for winning!
Everything is so well done in this intro, especially direction. Only the windows sound ruins the prod for me. Even so, a deserved first place.
I guess you are doing screenspace AO or fake AO, and then posteffect for glow.
rulezadded on the 2008-08-27 23:52:44 by archee archee
rulezadded on the 2008-08-27 23:53:49 by blackpawn blackpawn
Amazing rendering, stayed with the same scene a bit too long though. And the music was so-so, even with the trickery ;)
rulezadded on the 2008-08-27 23:54:45 by stijn stijn
woa, good one.
rulezadded on the 2008-08-27 23:54:57 by Hyde Hyde
For some reason David Lynch decided to enter the scene. He then produced the best 4k ever so that he could beat the second best 4k ever.

Minsten har blitt voksen!
rulezadded on the 2008-08-27 23:55:04 by Korvkiosken Korvkiosken
This is not only the most awsome 4kb I have seen so far -- I would adore it, even if it would have been an avi. (Well, since I am not going to switch to vista soon, it actually is.)
Since I don't have no clue if this is cheating, I can't give a thumb.
added on the 2008-08-27 23:55:34 by pixtur pixtur
yeah, this rocked pretty hard.
rulezadded on the 2008-08-28 00:00:15 by ryg ryg
rulezadded on the 2008-08-28 00:00:54 by aha aha
fuck me! awesome.
rulezcdcadded on the 2008-08-28 00:01:11 by substrate substrate
Absolutely wicked and crazy...
... even as a demo.

Works fine on Vista64 btw.


rulezadded on the 2008-08-28 00:05:48 by Calexico Calexico
video plz.
added on the 2008-08-28 00:08:24 by raer raer
awesome, dx10 :( MS needs to backport that shit asap since half of the XP userbase has no plans to upgrade
added on the 2008-08-28 00:09:57 by artanis artanis
the visuals are massive and the sound fits it very well.

but using parts of soundtracks from the os somehow leaves a bad taste for me cause it saves you so much space which you can use for your visuals.

nevertheless its fair enough to use it, since its part of the os.

good thing though that this only happens once per new os version and song :)
rulezadded on the 2008-08-28 00:12:59 by gopher gopher
I Guess You're Right.wma
One Step Beyond.wma
added on the 2008-08-28 00:15:08 by hitchhikr hitchhikr
too bad about DX10, but hell, this is one mother of a 4k!!
rulezadded on the 2008-08-28 00:17:54 by Alpha C Alpha C
nice artistry..
rulezadded on the 2008-08-28 00:19:51 by mad mad
unbelievablely cool.
rulezadded on the 2008-08-28 00:20:53 by neoneye neoneye
a true masterpiece of art.
rulezadded on the 2008-08-28 00:22:08 by Zest Zest
fy faen ebbe!!! pils til deg!

Must be the best 4k I have seen.
rulezadded on the 2008-08-28 00:27:50 by Prot-DHS Prot-DHS
rulezadded on the 2008-08-28 00:30:28 by Confused Confused
Heilt rått ebbertn, eivind & co! Congratulations with the first place! :D
rulezadded on the 2008-08-28 00:32:19 by mortzERR mortzERR
rulezadded on the 2008-08-28 00:42:34 by cynic cynic
Just saw the video but...

rulezadded on the 2008-08-28 00:43:38 by zoom zoom
rulezadded on the 2008-08-28 01:06:25 by 4kum4 4kum4
This is pretty massive lads. Well done in stepping up a notch! (and the sample trick is just brilliance :))
rulezadded on the 2008-08-28 01:06:28 by okkie okkie
damn it that was good :)
rulezadded on the 2008-08-28 01:18:27 by keito keito
best prod of the whole party hands off !!!
and best.
4k intro.
rulezadded on the 2008-08-28 01:38:57 by [EviL] [EviL]
you broke something. (good thing)
rulezadded on the 2008-08-28 01:42:41 by Paralax Paralax
what archee said.

looking forward the video capture :)
rulezadded on the 2008-08-28 02:04:31 by wullon wullon
Doesn't work on my vista/dx10 laptop (1280x800). There's sound and a very small window (but the rendering looks kinda ok in those few visible pixels).
added on the 2008-08-28 02:35:26 by Psycho Psycho
Wow just from the DTV screener
rulezadded on the 2008-08-28 02:37:27 by Buckethead Buckethead
rulezadded on the 2008-08-28 02:52:53 by Aasemoon Aasemoon
PHEW! That was some intense shit. Fuckin hell!

rulezadded on the 2008-08-28 05:41:14 by tFt tFt
wow effect in 4k !
rulezadded on the 2008-08-28 06:22:11 by willbe willbe
A life changing experience.
rulezadded on the 2008-08-28 07:32:26 by nagato^ nagato^
Im also amazed by this demo, and I'd like to give a thumb. But with hesitation, since it'll only run on a smaller percentage of PCs.
rulezadded on the 2008-08-28 08:05:15 by xTr1m xTr1m
Awesome visuals!
rulezadded on the 2008-08-28 08:25:36 by Corial Corial
rulezadded on the 2008-08-28 09:18:49 by pandur pandur
Fokkin awesome!
rulezadded on the 2008-08-28 09:24:16 by kurli kurli
rulezadded on the 2008-08-28 09:30:55 by blz blz
brilliant combination of (what looks like)ssao and cubes, and great direction.
best 4k evah! (maybe)
rulezadded on the 2008-08-28 09:58:49 by smash smash
Best use of geometry shaders since sliced bread!
rulezadded on the 2008-08-28 10:16:49 by Blueberry Blueberry
rulezadded on the 2008-08-28 10:36:34 by grusbanan grusbanan
this 4k rules, but imho using external audio is not okay, though in this case I see the argument for it... even if it IS a little thin. Still. Thumbs up, an awesome viewing experience!
rulezadded on the 2008-08-28 10:41:20 by farfar farfar
don't run....
added on the 2008-08-28 10:57:00 by ckarl ckarl
what gopher said !
rulez massively !

rulezadded on the 2008-08-28 10:59:52 by ɧคɾɗվ. ɧคɾɗվ.
Best visuals I've seen in a 4k so far so thumbs up.

(But the use of external audio is not cool..)
rulezadded on the 2008-08-28 11:04:14 by Trenox Trenox
blueberry - I disagree! Sliced bread was better us of geometry shaders! Amazing intro though! The sound really made this prod, well done guys ;)
rulezadded on the 2008-08-28 11:07:02 by hornet hornet
Slick, indeed very slick.
rulezadded on the 2008-08-28 11:11:55 by decipher decipher
MASSIVE. Great use of colors and lighting. Atmospheric and just massive massive.

Trøndere rules! :)
rulezadded on the 2008-08-28 11:15:20 by Zplex Zplex
rulezadded on the 2008-08-28 11:36:38 by chenmy! chenmy!
Uhh, stunning. And nice sampling trick :)
rulezadded on the 2008-08-28 11:36:44 by remageFrs remageFrs
what remage said
rulezadded on the 2008-08-28 12:06:55 by kelsey kelsey
wow, this one sends shivers down the spine.
excellent atmosphere due to ace direction and music.
places an impressive mark.
rulezadded on the 2008-08-28 12:13:29 by a-move a-move
Just saw it on the party stream. Holy fuck! Video?!
rulezadded on the 2008-08-28 13:03:53 by psonice psonice
added on the 2008-08-28 13:10:03 by Manwe Manwe
I've just seen it on the stream... I really want to see the hq video soon... this one is... is... is... WOW!

It deserves a place in the all time top 10!
rulezadded on the 2008-08-28 13:34:36 by texel texel
rulezadded on the 2008-08-28 14:01:33 by dodke dodke
Best 4k ever. Totally crazy.
rulezadded on the 2008-08-28 14:04:34 by wb wb
awesomeness on wheels
rulezadded on the 2008-08-28 14:36:47 by psenough psenough
nice, but you get a piggy for ripping music and using vista.
added on the 2008-08-28 15:24:37 by las las
Stunning 4k
rulezadded on the 2008-08-28 16:00:31 by dairos dairos
rulezadded on the 2008-08-28 16:15:34 by blala blala
It's a pitty I need vista for this. I have seen it in the video and it definitely rules though.
rulezadded on the 2008-08-28 16:43:23 by Optimus Optimus
Thumbdown for Vista-only and music-ripping, but double thumbup for making one of the best (if not the best) 4ks in the world. Net effect is a thumbup. :-)
rulezadded on the 2008-08-28 17:16:22 by Sesse Sesse
I've promised everyone at work to make a proper HD vidcap after work tomorrow, so I may as well promise it at pouet too :-)

I'll do it after work. Now, off to choir practice :-)
added on the 2008-08-28 17:30:25 by spookysys spookysys
doesn´t work here: Vista 32 Bit, ATI 2600XT 256MB
added on the 2008-08-28 18:52:22 by RA RA
watched it at demoscene.tv, looked pretty BA. external music eh, guess you got lucky because the visuals were so good
rulezadded on the 2008-08-28 19:02:40 by artanis artanis
rulezadded on the 2008-08-28 19:05:46 by Virgill Virgill
HD video anyone? :)
added on the 2008-08-28 19:09:38 by masterm masterm
Crash on Vista SP1, Geforce Go 7700, 7.15.0010.9802, DirectX 10.

Code: kbd_Texas_720p.exe: 004204EB push 0 004204ED push 430124h 004204F2 push 0 004204F4 push 0 004204F6 push dword ptr [esi] 004204F8 push 0 004204FA push 1000h 004204FF push 420C58h 00420504 push 0 00420506 push 0 00420508 push 421D14h 0042050D push dword ptr ds:[421616h] 00420513 push 420C70h 00420518 call dword ptr ds:[43007Ch] 0042051E push 0 00420520 mov edx,dword ptr [esi-3Ch] 00420523 push edx ==> 00420524 mov edx,dword ptr [edx] 00420526 call dword ptr [edx+30h] 00420529 mov dword ptr [esi-38h],eax 0042052C popad 0042052D leave 0042052E ret 0 00420531 add bh,bh 00420533 and eax,430014h 00420538 add byte ptr [eax],al 0042053A add byte ptr [eax],al 0042053C add byte ptr [eax],al 0042053E add byte ptr [eax],al 00420540 enter 80h,0 00420544 pushad 00420545 mov edi,421CF4h 0042054A mov esi,430160h 0042054F push 0 00420551 push 0 00420553 push 0 00420555 push 421680h edx : 00000000 esi : 00430160
added on the 2008-08-28 19:17:01 by mic mic
No video capture yet?
added on the 2008-08-28 19:37:01 by Wade Wade
rulezadded on the 2008-08-28 19:54:10 by natxms natxms
video plz ..
added on the 2008-08-28 20:00:10 by XT95 XT95
Wade: check demoscene.tv, 4k intro compo :)
added on the 2008-08-28 20:08:53 by magic magic
Geforce Go 7700 - No DirectX10
The 4k Rocks. Amazing
rulezadded on the 2008-08-28 20:38:06 by imbusy imbusy
Amazing wild demo!!! :)
rulezadded on the 2008-08-28 20:50:37 by rascy rascy
rulezadded on the 2008-08-28 20:53:18 by Optima Optima
Holy Cow, this was impressive.
rulezadded on the 2008-08-28 21:11:40 by CONS CONS
No thumbs down yet for such a pathetic trick? Let's get it started!
sucksadded on the 2008-08-28 21:14:21 by parcelshit parcelshit
pete: What trick? I'm still waiting for the video. ;)
added on the 2008-08-28 21:18:49 by masterm masterm
rulezadded on the 2008-08-28 21:24:26 by p01 p01
extremely cool shading techniques - really like the whole thing ...
rulezadded on the 2008-08-28 21:24:34 by slippy slippy
Nice looking, but too slow for my taste. Still, thumbs up for wobbling stuff :P
rulezadded on the 2008-08-28 21:41:55 by shash shash
Hey, it's running on my XP machine!!!! Unbelievable!!!

Just kidding, sorry ;-)
added on the 2008-08-28 22:38:17 by Stebo Stebo
Dx10? Wtf? What's wrong with amos 3d? Thanks for the video..
rulezadded on the 2008-08-28 23:55:08 by Emod Emod
nice but it's not the new parsec
rulezadded on the 2008-08-28 23:56:37 by src src
possibly the best 4k ever. so far.
rulezadded on the 2008-08-28 23:59:48 by Gargaj Gargaj
What parsec just said.
rulezadded on the 2008-08-29 00:01:03 by xernobyl xernobyl
I mean what src said about parsec. :S
added on the 2008-08-29 00:01:25 by xernobyl xernobyl
Awesome job, guys!
IMO this is the best 4k intro ever.
rulezadded on the 2008-08-29 00:45:28 by raimo raimo
Sound trick or not this bloody rocked!
I detect some seriously well good size coding.
rulezadded on the 2008-08-29 01:11:02 by 71M 71M
Remarkable experience!
rulezadded on the 2008-08-29 01:11:41 by masterm masterm
And can someone please explain me what's with that trick?! :S
added on the 2008-08-29 01:12:37 by masterm masterm
thumbs up for not using a pig in your production.
rulezadded on the 2008-08-29 01:35:25 by rudi rudi
Remind me 3D real time demo wannabe by Maxon !
rulezadded on the 2008-08-29 01:47:25 by XT95 XT95
Install Vista and check folder "C:\Users\Public\Music\Sample Music" beautiful remix!!!
added on the 2008-08-29 02:10:37 by 71M 71M
WHAT?!?! I don't think I've been this impressed by an intro since Heaven 7 or The Product! It's so utterly beautiful!

I understand it uses some Windows music, but demoscene coding has always been about these kind of tricks, right? But even with the music aside, this is gorgeous!
rulezadded on the 2008-08-29 02:15:21 by Wade Wade
Remind me 3D real time demo wannabe by Maxon !

The same thought hit me too. Uses a very similar colourscheme.
added on the 2008-08-29 02:16:43 by Wade Wade
absolutely stunning !!! respect !!!
rulezadded on the 2008-08-29 02:29:42 by DJH of GCS! DJH of GCS!
Gosh, it's frightening in every sense. And it rulez h4rd.
Don't mess with Texas ! =)
rulezadded on the 2008-08-29 03:01:40 by TomS4wy3R TomS4wy3R
I like it! :)

And everyone: This prod uses a vista sample song, but it does in fact remix it. It's not a 1:1 copy of it.

You can hear the original song here.

Also: Capped.TV
rulezadded on the 2008-08-29 03:25:05 by micksam7 micksam7
best 4k ever. so far.

now, the mzk thingy is a real pity. even if the song file is on the OS, it's not like gm.dls. With gm.dls everybody can build a different song (what consumes a precious kilobyte btw), while with this trick the competition has no chance, only ONE intro can use the song (the first ones to figure the trick, but demoing is not about being the first, but the best).

Ok I stop bulshitting, the visuals and direction are fucking cool, this probably deserves to be named "the best 4k intro ever so far"
rulezadded on the 2008-08-29 03:44:23 by iq iq
no comment...
rulezadded on the 2008-08-29 06:09:50 by got got
awesome! not quite Receptor though, but close :)
rulezadded on the 2008-08-29 07:13:38 by shadez shadez
B E S T E V E R !
rulezadded on the 2008-08-29 07:33:00 by s_tec s_tec
What that guy from Trailer Park Demos said ;)
rulezadded on the 2008-08-29 07:36:17 by chromag chromag
I think my eyes popped out of their sockets while I was watching it on the big screen...
rulezadded on the 2008-08-29 07:52:40 by LiraNuna LiraNuna
rulezadded on the 2008-08-29 08:07:51 by chock chock
iq: sometimes being the first is being the best..

Like in the olympics \o/
added on the 2008-08-29 08:33:49 by leijaa leijaa
putain de sa mère.
rulezadded on the 2008-08-29 08:37:15 by knl knl
Simple and _very_ well done. Without it, the whole 4k-compo would be a ~flop in my opinion.
rulezadded on the 2008-08-29 09:25:13 by Cj Cj
Video is missing the last few seconds!
added on the 2008-08-29 09:44:41 by Stebo Stebo
Having just listened to the original song, I see no reason why it can't be used again to make a totally different song. The remix for texas is TOTALLY different from the original, actually I'm more impressed by this than with the gms.dll stuff. If they'd just replayed the original, yeah it would be a dirty trick, but this I can respect.

Also, after watching the proper video, I'd like to say that it's just as good or better than I expected from the party stream. Best 4k ever.
added on the 2008-08-29 09:48:00 by psonice psonice
Cj: that's a quite impressive statement, what are you expecting from 4k, since this saved the compo in your opinion?
added on the 2008-08-29 09:50:26 by Puryx Puryx
Remind me 3D real time demo wannabe by Maxon !

The same thought hit me too. Uses a very similar colourscheme.

Have you read the .nfo ? :)
added on the 2008-08-29 10:21:12 by spookysys spookysys
AVI: invalid chunk detected at 204636114
added on the 2008-08-29 10:22:39 by hfr hfr
look extremely nice for a 4k. wave movements are so smooth (if you have the proper hardware)
rulezadded on the 2008-08-29 10:29:56 by Skate Skate
Puryx, nowadays I expect from 4ks things like in Atrium, Candystall, Parsec to mention a few ones.
Doing something small is not enough anymore when it lacks in creative ideas.
See the complete 64k section, Panic Room was after a very long time the first one which maybe sets a "new" 64k-standard.
Don't release something under the "new" 4k/64k standard or you will fail. It doesn't mean that it is bad, but not enough to get attention.

See yourself, just 3 from 19 prods from the whole NVScene 2008 pc 4k compo got more attention on Pouet, the rest is just average and below.
added on the 2008-08-29 10:55:49 by Cj Cj
top notch awesomeness.. the colour scheme, atmosphere and everything else is ace! If it fits the compo rules, who cares? visuals are stunning.
rulezadded on the 2008-08-29 10:57:09 by dv$ dv$
rulezadded on the 2008-08-29 11:08:00 by rpfr rpfr
wtf indeed. the sound was awesome. 100 points on synctracker being an internal tool? =)
rulezadded on the 2008-08-29 11:21:17 by dalezr dalezr
dalezy, no its public, just never marketed except when we're drunk. search for "gnu rocket"
added on the 2008-08-29 11:23:13 by skrebbel skrebbel
Wow, those were some epic kilobytes. Extra points for such shamelessly nasty trickery on the music :)
rulezadded on the 2008-08-29 11:25:00 by break break
... krass ...
rulezadded on the 2008-08-29 11:50:03 by dq dq
Evil trick but nice none the less.
rulezadded on the 2008-08-29 12:06:30 by visy visy
now that i scrolled back up through the other comments - what's that talk about ripped/borrowed music here? i only watched the video version, as i don't have vista running, anyone care to shed some light on this? i was especially fond of the sound, so don't spoil it for me now =)
added on the 2008-08-29 12:16:25 by dalezr dalezr
it is discussed in this thread
added on the 2008-08-29 12:18:35 by Puryx Puryx
a little universe put into 4k. unbelievable
rulezadded on the 2008-08-29 12:19:51 by mueslee mueslee
For the breathtaking visuals...
rulezadded on the 2008-08-29 12:46:30 by besh besh
This was definitely good, but I like Receptor better. It actually has a second scene, good synching and good music too. I also like the screen-space effect...
Soooo, I don't really understand why people jerk off to this sooo much...
rulezadded on the 2008-08-29 12:47:46 by raer raer
This was definitely good, but I like Receptor better. It actually has a second scene, good synching and good music too.

Absolutely. The music in Receptor is pure awesomeness, for me the best 4k soundtrack so far. All in all, Receptor is a winner of the compo for me. :)
added on the 2008-08-29 12:59:59 by besh besh
Technically impressive, gave me little to nothing neither visually nor sonically.
The random fades in and out from/to black seems misplaced, and the dramatic moments in the soundtrack is not reflected by the visuals.

Obivously a good 4k, but not to my tastes, I'm afraid.

I do appreciate the audio trick though :D
added on the 2008-08-29 13:38:18 by lug00ber lug00ber
really nice :)
rulezadded on the 2008-08-29 15:17:35 by KILE KILE
looks great... ok music doesn't count somehow... but anyway ... ok cheating or not... others do not have that idea...
so where cheating starts ? ...using gm samples is cheating too ? anyway the result counts and that was in this case great...;)
rulezadded on the 2008-08-29 17:21:23 by ultra ultra
Great work! Certainly has a compelling mood with interesting world...I really want to know what those spikey things are doing. I really don't see this as "the best 4k ever" though. For me, should have been 2nd behind Receptor.
rulezadded on the 2008-08-29 17:31:36 by [HamsTeR] [HamsTeR]
rulezadded on the 2008-08-29 17:36:47 by daFred daFred
Cheating is what Lamers scream when they didn't think of the trick themselves.

This is just plain well directed.
added on the 2008-08-29 18:01:29 by ninja ninja
fuck... mistake!
rulezadded on the 2008-08-29 18:02:17 by ninja ninja
wow I'm speechless. massive prod also if it only uses some ambiente noises.
rulezadded on the 2008-08-29 18:18:09 by seppjo seppjo
Lovely use of Big polycount. Quite suggestive.
(also: nice "Vista sample Music"-sampling hack :])
rulezadded on the 2008-08-29 18:34:47 by bdk bdk
added on the 2008-08-29 19:47:57 by Joghurt Joghurt
Your mom is boring too!!!111
added on the 2008-08-29 19:50:59 by tomaes tomaes
the music does not fit and otherwise it's also not too exciting. biiig thumb from the technoligcal point of view, though. ;)
rulezadded on the 2008-08-29 19:51:45 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
Thought about it.
rulezadded on the 2008-08-29 21:50:51 by pixtur pixtur
What TRUCK said.

Sleeping very soundly on
a Saturday morning
I been dreaming I was Al Capone
There's a rumor going round
Gotta clear outta town
Yeah, I'm smelling like a dry fish bone
Here come the law
Gonna break down the door
Gonna carry me away once more

Never, I never, I never want it anymore
Gotta get away from this stone cold floor
added on the 2008-08-29 22:01:05 by Hyde Hyde
Cheating is what Lamers scream when they didn't think of the trick themselves.

Do you think sportsmen who take performance enhancing drugs are 31337 then?
just, wow!
rulezadded on the 2008-08-29 23:16:25 by Felor Felor
incredible sound and visuals
rulezadded on the 2008-08-30 00:09:26 by relias abardon relias abardon
Massive Dope Shit !
rulezadded on the 2008-08-30 00:14:41 by kohai kohai
By far the best 4k I've seen to date!
Tough decision but I'm giving it a nice piggy for now as it won't run for me (using WinXP) aside from loading the Vista sound, which I also dislike very much.
added on the 2008-08-30 01:14:02 by Agilo Agilo
Everything has been said already.
rulezadded on the 2008-08-30 01:52:39 by stage7 stage7
rulezadded on the 2008-08-30 03:05:45 by novel novel
awesome! weird and moody
rulezadded on the 2008-08-30 11:42:29 by galen galen
hmm... pretty simple 64k..... =)
rulezadded on the 2008-08-30 11:56:08 by RRROAR RRROAR
This was a 4k???????????????????????????

rulezadded on the 2008-08-30 15:33:27 by jazzman jazzman
boring 1 effect 4k... nucleophile is better as 1 effect 4k
sucksadded on the 2008-08-30 16:12:55 by spengler spengler
Take it to the stage! Very nice and 4K! Yep
rulezadded on the 2008-08-30 19:18:27 by Xiny6581 Xiny6581
Had to watch the video version. Man, that was trippy.
rulezadded on the 2008-08-30 19:44:30 by AntDude AntDude
rulezadded on the 2008-08-30 19:52:51 by keith303 keith303
the real thing is even better than the capture. realtime-HD rules over AVI.

this one has atmosphere, and that's the difference between just a 4k and a demo in 4 kilobytes.

sooner or later, there will be a switch to DX10/Vista. face it: in 2010 you'll have to switch, may be even in 2009. fuckings to microsoft for not making dx10 available in XP, but what do you expect?

the music-trick sucks, as it distorts the competition in an unfavorable direction. we will need very clear rules about which files are installed at the compo maschine, since we can expect that the selection of tunes will grow with new service and feature packs. worst case: windows 7 comes with a completely different set of songs, and texas will be silent forever.

these are just my random thoughts about the wonderful intro.
rulezadded on the 2008-08-30 21:27:39 by chaos chaos
outstanding 4k with very atmospheric soundtrack.
rulezadded on the 2008-08-30 21:27:55 by diver diver
rulezadded on the 2008-08-30 21:46:49 by menace menace
What chaos said. Except that I have judged it only by the video version. I'm still running XP at the moment.

Awesome work! I have no issues with the remix trick but maybe you can release a version including the mp3 file used, in case the file is not available on future windows versions.
rulezadded on the 2008-08-30 22:15:38 by [self-ban] [self-ban]
Releasing the 4k with the full mp3 sounds like a thing not to do (copyright violation)
added on the 2008-08-30 22:18:08 by Puryx Puryx
Ah shit, you are right. What about the remixed version used in the 4k? The videos contain the same track, no copy right issues there so I suppose that shouldn't be a problem?
ohhh hell...

fuckings to d3d10, though
rulezadded on the 2008-08-30 22:24:10 by d0DgE d0DgE
Yes, this one rulez - but a second place should have been enough !!!
rulezadded on the 2008-08-30 22:27:22 by BiTbUsTeR BiTbUsTeR
rulezadded on the 2008-08-30 23:24:50 by Cosmocat Cosmocat
cool shading etc.
rulezadded on the 2008-08-31 03:41:04 by thec thec
rulezadded on the 2008-08-31 11:18:52 by tobé tobé
Damn! It really rocks, who's next? :)
rulezadded on the 2008-08-31 12:47:50 by Ized Ized
looks really promising on videos...

unfortunatly i was not able to run it
first it requires two dll dx10_33 something and second (thx for let me searching them on the web) second there is only 2 resolutions which means people with native 1440x900 or 1650x1080 screens have it in their a$$. have a 24",projector, lcd tv or die...

next time try have better hardware compatibility abd at least give 1024x768 (which works for everybody) or windowed stuff

and using vista songs directly as music is just like using os wallpapers as textures for an intro. i hope will never see "new killing 1k demo (requires microsoft vista pack plus 2009)"
sucksadded on the 2008-08-31 12:56:56 by Tigrou Tigrou
That's wonderful, Tigrou. Go make a demo about it.
rulezadded on the 2008-08-31 13:04:02 by havoc havoc
It gave me chills down my spine :D
rulezadded on the 2008-08-31 13:38:59 by Zeila Zeila
Awesome, and relaxing 4k :)
rulezadded on the 2008-08-31 13:42:41 by NH4OH NH4OH
Wow. Great direction and atmosphere.
rulezadded on the 2008-08-31 16:14:39 by glow glow
rulezadded on the 2008-08-31 16:48:48 by sof_max sof_max
rulezadded on the 2008-08-31 18:53:58 by fishwave/scx fishwave/scx
So it uses a VMA-track from the operating system for music, then I guess it uses a VMA decoder library from the OS as well, and I guess the 3D-geometery calculations are made in an OS library, and the polygon renderer is an OS library.. Perhaps there are even polygon mesh creation functions in in OS library these days, who knows.

The fun in 4k has gone.
added on the 2008-08-31 19:08:04 by evil evil

So it uses a VMA-track from the operating system for music, then I guess it uses a VMA decoder library from the OS as well, and I guess the 3D-geometery calculations are made in an OS library, and the polygon renderer is an OS library.. Perhaps there are even polygon mesh creation functions in in OS library these days, who knows.

..and doing all those dirty tricks in 4k is still impressive!
added on the 2008-08-31 21:36:13 by v3nom v3nom
wow!! übermench strikes again!!
rulezadded on the 2008-08-31 22:49:03 by response response
I thoroughly concur with evil. Have a look at the comments for The Produkt where fr members are defending the use of OS libraries *only* for using the GPU. At least they have some dignity...
That's wonderful, parapete!
now go make a demo about it
(no, we won't discuss anything in the comments, an email etc for answers will work)
added on the 2008-08-31 23:37:36 by quisten quisten
"holy... fuck!" was my first impression
rulezadded on the 2008-08-31 23:41:48 by stonda stonda
great production overall. best of nvscene08 compo imho.
rulezadded on the 2008-09-01 03:17:45 by dominator dominator
Wow. Only thing that would've made it better would've been a more interesting soundtrack.
rulezadded on the 2008-09-01 04:01:09 by deathyepl deathyepl
Holy. Shit. The bar has been raised again.
rulezadded on the 2008-09-01 13:04:17 by NeARAZ NeARAZ
I liked the TBC entry more, but this is massive for a 4k also.
rulezadded on the 2008-09-01 13:07:36 by zefyros zefyros
[youtube]The fun in 4k has gone.[/youtube]

The times they are a-changin'

- Bob Dylan
added on the 2008-09-01 13:38:00 by okkie okkie
wow, how about fucking up bb-code!
added on the 2008-09-01 13:39:12 by okkie okkie
lot of spikes for a 4k
rulezadded on the 2008-09-01 13:43:08 by rmeht rmeht
HUAAAAGGHHH!!! The uber awesomeness of 4k:ness.
rulezadded on the 2008-09-01 16:13:53 by branch branch
wow! Great. Athmosphere is perfect! Rulz
rulezadded on the 2008-09-01 19:03:24 by spoke spoke
Complete video, please? The ending is missing.
rulezadded on the 2008-09-01 22:19:02 by Manwe Manwe
Lord Graga: the video in the video-link was updated several days ago with a full capture including the ending.
added on the 2008-09-01 22:44:59 by kusma kusma
This got to be the best release NVscene had to offer. Mindblowing 4k, in all aspects - also what is not easily achieved in this format, with proper flow and building up the tension to the very end.

As pretty much all the demos that leave permanent marks to the demoscene history, this one is creating controversy from th
rulezadded on the 2008-09-02 11:30:33 by melw melw
Mindblowing! Fanastic stuff and really great colors and sound design to make everything fit nicely together.
rulezadded on the 2008-09-02 12:41:59 by d3pth d3pth
They said this is the best 4KB intro.

If you want to create the best 4KB intro, my friend, create four kilobytes of hard code generating something wonderful, not four kilobytes of crinklered invokes of some nice goodies, watchable via video.

Right is the man who said that fun in 4k has gone. For me any 256B from Digimind is much more impressive and exciting than 4KB intros from NVScene all together.

Fucking great thing anyway, visuals and atmosphere are crunching.

Check first word in read_me.txt.
rulezadded on the 2008-09-02 20:55:35 by Pirx Pirx
Holy Shit! Even with the soundtrack controversy, it's fantastic!
rulezadded on the 2008-09-02 21:02:06 by ruairi [rc55] ruairi [rc55]
rulezadded on the 2008-09-02 22:17:28 by Mystra Mystra
all been said.
rulezadded on the 2008-09-03 01:31:51 by Insectecutor Insectecutor
"simple" effect but oh so wonderful!
rulezadded on the 2008-09-03 11:37:41 by toxie toxie
Come to think of it, this has sort of a h-plus feeling to it.
added on the 2008-09-03 11:54:14 by d3pth d3pth
WOW, maybe my next cdc BB Image
but fucking dx10!!
rulezadded on the 2008-09-03 14:28:16 by pera pera
This thing is NUTS!
rulezadded on the 2008-09-03 17:54:29 by noby noby
Really cool, but it's a shame most people won't be able to run it. Video is still cool though.
rulezadded on the 2008-09-03 19:52:06 by LSnK LSnK
Vid looks pretty sweet. But exe crashed on my PC. Vista SP1.
added on the 2008-09-04 21:57:00 by sherekhan sherekhan
cool shit. i got reminiscence of chimera, while watching this and this is good!
rulezadded on the 2008-09-05 13:08:59 by elfh elfh
New release with more resolutions and safe builds in scene.org incoming kbd-texas_rel2.zip
added on the 2008-09-05 14:23:57 by spookysys spookysys
rulezadded on the 2008-09-05 17:49:19 by psykon psykon
This prod is so insanely great it made me think about upgrading to Vista.
rulezadded on the 2008-09-05 21:20:31 by andr00 andr00
actually it pretty much looks to me that it could be done with d3d9, but requiring d3d10 is a really convenient way to make sure the ominous music files are in place :D
added on the 2008-09-06 07:12:35 by Gargaj Gargaj
wow! minus points for vista only though
rulezadded on the 2008-09-06 15:32:12 by morten morten
Great but vista only music :D
rulezadded on the 2008-09-07 03:42:25 by Princess_Luna Princess_Luna
Watching this (along with this other prod ) was the only positive experience i got from these shitty days i'm passing throught now.
added on the 2008-09-07 11:51:32 by untel untel
and i forgot the thumb... sorry. i got brainfucked.
rulezadded on the 2008-09-07 11:53:01 by untel untel
I am thinking along the same lines as Gargaj here - is the DX10/Vista really necessary or only a way to make sure the music is in place?
This sure looks great, but not great enough for me to install Vista.
I won't give it a thumb up since I can't see it running in realtime and watching a video can sometime make rendering look more impressive than it really is by introducing some blurriness due to the compression.

Still, from what I can see this looks like a major leap forward in the world of 4k intros! Awesome looking rendering and brilliant, disturbing atmosphere with the abstract 'spike-world' combined with the dissonant music.
added on the 2008-09-07 23:21:52 by Sdw Sdw
it definitely looks like it makes heavy use of geometry shaders (which is dx10+ only). that doesn't mean you couldn't do it without them of course, but it's probably smaller and most likely faster like that.
added on the 2008-09-07 23:40:51 by ryg ryg
one point to ryg. we wanted to develop on high-end computers, and use the latest features known to man. That would be geometryshaders which is probably the base of this thing. You could probalby the effect witht the cpu, heck,do the whole intro with software-rendring, but why bother?
added on the 2008-09-08 00:32:21 by quisten quisten
I still thumb it for the atmosphere and smooth animation (although it's hard not to be smooth when using... what looks like sine waves and such to make a lot of movement)

Although the required vista is... hmmm, controversial? I use the word very little, but yeah, Vista with it's dx10 exclusivity is gonna screw wth some heads for a while until it eventually consumes us all.
rulezadded on the 2008-09-08 05:38:03 by Blazz Blazz
Any chance of a XP/DX9 conversion? I really wouldn't care if it's size amounts to 8 MB or something like that...it would still get a nice and cozy place in my "Favourite 4k" folder.
added on the 2008-09-08 10:17:26 by Stebo Stebo
As ryg and quisten said: those are GEOMETRY SHADERS. They are not available in d3d9, only in Vista with Direct 3d 10.

To those who were unable to run this thing earlier even though they had Vista and d3d10 properly installed: The download link now points to the new release:



added on the 2008-09-08 16:13:22 by spookysys spookysys
awesome, even though i dislike the idea of using vista music
rulezadded on the 2008-09-09 10:43:19 by nufan nufan
this thing can cure AIDS.
rulezadded on the 2008-09-09 11:31:01 by vame vame
rulezadded on the 2008-09-09 12:41:27 by Sir Sir
No thumb cuz is Vista. :(
added on the 2008-09-09 18:08:46 by doomdoom doomdoom
*Yawn* ... puts me to sleep
sucksadded on the 2008-09-09 20:35:54 by Steel Steel
rulezadded on the 2008-09-09 21:00:58 by fiveofive fiveofive
Sucks for only vista support I prefer - http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=51450
added on the 2008-09-10 09:48:23 by Derbias Derbias
I'd like to watch it, but DX10 = piggy
added on the 2008-09-13 10:17:59 by Jimage Jimage
Oops, posted before I saw the video links. As an animation, thumb, but I stand by the pig.
added on the 2008-09-13 10:25:56 by Jimage Jimage
I'm a bit unsure if I like creative use of a song incl. in Vista. But the DX10 part will happen at some point anyway.

Haven't seen it mentioned but there seams to be a new version out:

All in all a great 4k.
rulezadded on the 2008-09-15 15:22:09 by neptun neptun
rulezadded on the 2008-09-15 15:33:51 by BiTL BiTL
Superb prod, capped.tv to the rescue!
rulezadded on the 2008-09-16 11:09:08 by Intrinsic Intrinsic
the spiky cubes remind me of the cheap carpets that would rasp your shins if you slid on them. the music is only moderately nightmarish. to summarise i enjoyed this demo
rulezadded on the 2008-09-17 17:12:06 by bfx bfx
De la démo qu'elle est bien pour impressionner les filles (à condition d'avoir Vista, DX10, une carte graphique de la mort qui tue et tout ça quoi. Bon, en fait il n'y a que le 4k qui est petit dans l'histoire)
Mais c'est beau et l'ambiance est magique.
rulezadded on the 2008-09-19 18:44:55 by oxb oxb
rulezadded on the 2008-09-19 20:42:58 by 1in10 1in10
look on demoscene.tv the 4k nvscene competition.
You will see people reaction.

iq and chaos : Make more rulez. it's clever...
rulezadded on the 2008-09-20 13:54:43 by 24 24
Simply Insane. Best 4k. Ever.
rulezadded on the 2008-09-21 02:46:31 by iks iks
WTF??? :o
odd, dreadful, depressive but simply COOL :)
rulezcdcadded on the 2008-09-22 22:49:50 by spritus spritus
rulezadded on the 2008-09-26 05:34:05 by Gu1ll4um3r0m41n Gu1ll4um3r0m41n
rulezadded on the 2008-09-26 09:37:17 by v3nom v3nom
Honestly, this in 4k? Bloody hell...
rulezadded on the 2008-10-03 10:22:56 by Sahkolihaa Sahkolihaa
outstanding, jaw dropper! instant CDC!
added on the 2008-10-04 19:52:11 by substrate substrate
very impressive !
rulezadded on the 2008-10-04 21:42:57 by Pulsar Pulsar
new fav 4k
rulezadded on the 2008-10-05 22:42:05 by ileaardbei ileaardbei
Really cinematic feeling from this production. It's outstandingly well polished.
rulezadded on the 2008-10-12 22:17:36 by Shockwave Shockwave
great mood
rulezadded on the 2008-10-13 10:43:39 by pommak pommak
rulezadded on the 2008-10-15 21:20:02 by packux packux
goose pickles!
rulezadded on the 2008-10-24 02:45:25 by orange orange
rulezadded on the 2008-10-29 20:56:03 by s7ing^ATZ s7ing^ATZ
Why is the zip file 3mb?
added on the 2008-11-02 00:15:09 by nf nf
truly disturbing.... amazing!
rulezadded on the 2008-11-16 08:03:35 by polygon polygon
rulezadded on the 2008-11-22 17:40:31 by frost242 frost242
speechless. just amazing.

more please, from you three as there's some magic there :)
rulezadded on the 2008-12-23 02:38:08 by button button
d3d10...judging from the video it looks overrated anyway
added on the 2009-01-10 19:38:59 by T$ T$
TS: you vote "rutebyen" as "rulez", but "Texas" only as "OK"...
added on the 2009-01-11 03:06:31 by kusma kusma
I really love the style/mood if this one. Best 4k ever.
rulezadded on the 2009-01-11 03:30:26 by K-man K-man
rulezadded on the 2009-01-11 03:51:23 by pahamoka pahamoka
mindblowing. best 4k 2008!
rulezadded on the 2009-01-11 08:38:09 by Speed Speed
One of my all-time favourite demos.
Man, I would love it if Keyboarders would create a music visualisation for the PS3.
I'm assuming that such a feat is within the grasp of most demogroups.
rulezadded on the 2009-01-17 18:51:18 by mr rounce mr rounce
Me likes it.
rulezadded on the 2009-02-04 16:06:13 by aizen aizen
rulezadded on the 2009-03-04 12:24:54 by comankh comankh
Amazing 4k.
rulezadded on the 2009-03-23 00:28:46 by Malodix Malodix
texas suxx...was worth the thumb-up tho !
brain-receptors liked some other 4k way more tho ;)
btw: only rate texas if you watched it under vista in realtime...dont rate if you just watched the video...its SO MUCH BETTER in realtime ! ( any demoparty you visit will show it atleast once anyway ! )
rulezadded on the 2009-04-08 01:49:04 by kaoD kaoD
Incredible the technique used in this one!
We can say was of pair technique of elevated!
rulezadded on the 2009-04-14 19:13:03 by SoDa7 SoDa7
Can't believe I haven't yet thumbed this :)

@C0c00n: Can't be as good as it was at NVScene ;)
rulezadded on the 2009-04-25 03:02:41 by ferris ferris
Great effect, reminding me of ferrofluid. Fabulous!
rulezadded on the 2009-04-25 03:09:02 by Dano Dano
texas it is
rulezadded on the 2009-04-29 17:48:41 by unc unc
Completely surreal ;D. That was an interestnig experience. I like it when there is some weird, dreamy "story" to a demo even though it might be up to each and everyone to interpret. The sound was incredible! It was more than the standard subtractive synth sounds one has come to expect from 4k. The sound textures were not the kind you'd expect to be easily generated from a 4k synth. Strange that this won though since the style is definitely artsy and maybe not something that everyone would appreciate.
rulezadded on the 2009-05-05 06:43:29 by elfan elfan
holy sh*t !
rulezadded on the 2009-06-25 13:50:58 by cxnull cxnull
unc/quite hit it pretty well. Admittedly, I've only watched the video, but since it will only improve live, I think it's safe to rate it.
rulezadded on the 2009-07-09 07:25:45 by hadji hadji
i've just seen this masterpiece at the VIP 2009. It's blow me away. The best 4K I ever seen before ( and one of the best demo prod either imho ).
rulezadded on the 2009-07-12 10:57:47 by u2 u2
... how did i NOT thumb this up before? rulez
rulezadded on the 2009-07-12 11:45:09 by mind mind
rulezadded on the 2009-08-15 20:01:39 by René Madenmann René Madenmann
YT video removed...
added on the 2009-09-03 06:55:25 by bdk bdk
just barely seen this. awesome.
rulezadded on the 2009-10-26 22:02:11 by hexen hexen
I can't get this to run on any machine I've tried, Vista or Win7. Using 8800GT on my current machine.
added on the 2010-01-05 08:12:34 by hadji hadji
one of my most favourite 4k's!
rulezadded on the 2010-01-11 23:12:10 by lamb lamb
Absolutely amazing! Geometry shaders? ('cause DX10 required) But that still doesn't explain half of what is going on there... Love it.
rulezadded on the 2010-02-01 21:10:14 by smoothstep smoothstep
Nice mood and amazing code.
rulezadded on the 2010-03-19 13:53:31 by Hicks Hicks
heheh doesn't work in windows 7 anymore.
added on the 2010-03-19 17:57:50 by hitchhikr hitchhikr
Could have been a bit more action packed with a more clear storyline... Still deserves a thumb though.
rulezadded on the 2010-03-27 21:37:40 by Defiance Defiance
hitchhikr: you are wrong. it does.
added on the 2010-04-11 18:19:46 by quisten quisten
Not bad, altough i like other 4k much more as that, also saw only the video, but anyway, here my thumb
rulezadded on the 2010-04-17 00:59:15 by SaphirJD SaphirJD
<3 <3 <3
rulezadded on the 2010-05-06 16:38:10 by nekomono nekomono
rulezadded on the 2010-05-18 21:00:28 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
Fantastic atmosphere, direction and the music exploit was a nice hack!
rulezadded on the 2010-05-19 10:16:58 by xoofx xoofx
quisten: na-uhhhh. 64 bit it doesn't here.
added on the 2010-07-05 14:12:15 by Blazz Blazz
erm, my mistake, safe folder. Although I had to open it with windows explorer, then copy it to a safe folder in order to keep my firewall from exploding :S
added on the 2010-07-05 14:29:32 by Blazz Blazz
gorgeous :)
rulezadded on the 2010-08-04 14:29:43 by rez rez
rulezadded on the 2010-08-04 15:21:44 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
Really impressive.
rulezadded on the 2010-08-07 11:02:14 by Eldrik Eldrik
A missing thumb. Fucking awesome.
rulezadded on the 2010-08-28 23:50:59 by Serpent Serpent
rulezadded on the 2010-09-27 03:11:45 by [ProToS] [ProToS]
about time I thumbed this one
It looks amazing and the soundtrack, being a nice little hack, is really good.
great stuff!
rulezadded on the 2011-06-24 20:11:20 by phobium phobium
Still have never gotten this to play.
added on the 2011-07-03 10:29:41 by hadji hadji
Well, this is cool.
rulezadded on the 2011-09-05 22:09:00 by moozooh moozooh
Well done!
rulezadded on the 2012-03-02 23:02:37 by Frequent Frequent
still awesome
rulezadded on the 2012-03-14 02:15:24 by ponce ponce
rulezadded on the 2012-07-11 19:08:48 by dafuq dafuq
i want moar keyboarders prods
added on the 2012-07-11 19:44:14 by wullon wullon
Windows 8 fix would be nice. :)
rulezadded on the 2012-11-21 00:04:57 by jimmi jimmi
is there any way to make this (extra-safe or otherwise) run on Windows 7?
added on the 2012-12-28 09:59:07 by radman1 radman1
Intelligent Design
rulezadded on the 2013-01-10 22:39:23 by SandLover SandLover
rulezadded on the 2013-07-25 13:08:55 by provod provod
Great athmo.
rulezadded on the 2013-07-29 20:16:14 by gaspode gaspode
that thumb must have been up my ass because this is freaking awesome ofcourse, oh and radman: works fine on windows 7 if you run the rel2 safe versions
rulezadded on the 2013-08-21 06:57:54 by Weyland Yutani Weyland Yutani
How to run on Win 7 with latest Nvidia drivers in 2 steps:
1- Recompress the 4k with crinkler 1.4 or better (http://www.crinkler.net/crinkler14.zip). Previous crinkler version crash with recent Nvidia drivers. Command line is: "crinkler.exe /recompress demo-name.exe". This trick works with many other demo.
2- This demo use 2 songs from Windows Vista sample music folder located in "C:\Users\Public\Music\Sample Music". The name of the songs are "I Guess You're Right.wma" CRC32 of 90310408 and "One Step Beyond.wma" CRC32 of 0598159b. You must copy them to your Win7 folder "C:\Users\Public\Music\Sample Music". If you don't have access to vista, this is the link to get them: http://www.mediafire.com/download/whdimpey53a9ktu/Sample%20Music%20Vista.7z
rulezadded on the 2014-01-04 09:23:45 by ramon ramon
@ramon: Checked your Win7 fix out. It works :)

Seriously, massive rulez for great atmosphere and visuals, along with the soundtrack. Seriously, using Vista music for samples? That's pretty ghetto. Still, it's stylish and massive.
rulezadded on the 2014-03-23 18:09:41 by TomoAlien TomoAlien
rulezadded on the 2014-05-04 21:35:12 by yzi yzi
Awesome. Too bad fraps doesn't work with this to make screenshots to use certain parts as a background for my computer
rulezadded on the 2014-05-05 20:13:07 by MISTERAMD MISTERAMD
Kinda scary feel to this. I like the concept and colours used.
rulezadded on the 2014-07-19 22:24:31 by drift drift
it sounds like "karsh kale - one step beyond (2001)" coincidence ?
added on the 2014-09-20 15:52:33 by Tigrou Tigrou
Tigrou: Not really, that track came as Sample Music with Vista and the intro specifically samples it in realtime :). Somewhat novel idea, promptly banned in pretty much all consecutive compos I believe.
added on the 2014-09-20 16:08:54 by noby noby
Beautiful and athmospheric
rulezadded on the 2014-09-21 12:08:26 by TRiACE TRiACE
moar!!! This iz one of those I prefer :P
rulezadded on the 2015-04-10 06:21:07 by m4ntr0n1c m4ntr0n1c

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