Nevada by Loonies [web]
screenshot added by Psycho on 2008-11-16 01:54:25
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release date : november 2008
release party : Kindergarden 2008
compo : combined 4k
ranked : 1st
  • rulez 115
  • is ok 16
  • sucks 1
popularity : 1%
  • rulez 0.86
alltime top: #456
added on the 2008-11-16 01:54:25 by Psycho Psycho

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Feels cheesy, and the music is mediocre at best, but the code seems to be quite good. Definetly more than just thumb-worthy.
rulezadded on the 2008-11-16 02:05:22 by Lord Graga Lord Graga
I guess it lacks a little something on the design side but damn, it's a multipart 4k :)
rulezadded on the 2008-11-16 04:09:31 by keops keops
my GPU turned this into a slide show, but What a lovely slide show!
rulezadded on the 2008-11-16 05:34:51 by polygon polygon
Good code, sweet pictures. Music is a little bit strange but it fits visuals.
rulezadded on the 2008-11-16 07:11:43 by stan_1901 stan_1901
looks fantastic, but lacks in music and design.
rulezadded on the 2008-11-16 07:34:45 by Bobic Bobic
Awesome intro. Great asteroid and tentacles. Multiple parts with nice colors. The music fits very well.
rulezadded on the 2008-11-16 08:06:29 by ham ham
what Lord Graga said, thumb up for code, piggy for design and music
rulezadded on the 2008-11-16 09:05:44 by Ized Ized
The 11KHz-ish soundtrack is not bad.
rulezadded on the 2008-11-16 09:46:18 by bdk bdk
nice 4k executable music here on my x800xt (= waiting for the video...
added on the 2008-11-16 10:15:34 by RRROAR RRROAR
Actually, when I saw it first I thought it was a procedural image.
What keops sayed.
rulezadded on the 2008-11-16 10:44:14 by #535 #535
Music is quite nice if you ignore the lo-fi quality. The rendering is quite interesting and there are many parts. Cool!
rulezadded on the 2008-11-16 10:54:06 by [self-ban] [self-ban]
Looks good when it runs fast, looks crap when it doesnt :) Interesting 4k
rulezadded on the 2008-11-16 10:55:28 by Zplex Zplex
cool! Very good code! And multiscene!

Colors were horrible though, in my opinion. Music lacks a bit of high freq content, but it's oks I think.
rulezadded on the 2008-11-16 11:09:40 by iq iq
added on the 2008-11-16 11:14:43 by branch branch
added on the 2008-11-16 11:25:10 by 4kum4 4kum4
Good, now there's only 48 more US states to go.
rulezadded on the 2008-11-16 11:38:25 by Rouquemoute Rouquemoute
This is great this is great!
rulezadded on the 2008-11-16 11:41:50 by noby noby
rulezadded on the 2008-11-16 11:53:26 by aha aha
rulezadded on the 2008-11-16 12:41:38 by shadez shadez
I like this one a lot!
rulezadded on the 2008-11-16 13:17:14 by Stebo Stebo
nice! the tunnel and canyons are great
rulezadded on the 2008-11-16 13:21:22 by rale rale
nice fx!
rulezadded on the 2008-11-16 13:58:08 by Maali Maali
rulezadded on the 2008-11-16 13:59:44 by s7ing^ATZ s7ing^ATZ
Looked lovely on the big screen.
rulezadded on the 2008-11-16 14:07:24 by Mystra Mystra
+many great cute scenes
+unknow planet exploration

thumb up!
rulezadded on the 2008-11-16 14:30:16 by Tigrou Tigrou
vista, radeon 4850, white screen with spinning cursor :(
but running in xp compatibilty mode makes it rock \o/
rulezadded on the 2008-11-16 14:46:22 by ٩๏̯͡๏۶ ٩๏̯͡๏۶
rulezadded on the 2008-11-16 14:58:46 by palpetine palpetine
The mountains on the screenshot reminded me of my favourite amiga game.
BB Image
Anyways, a nice 4k intro
rulezadded on the 2008-11-16 15:26:16 by pista pista
i like it
rulezadded on the 2008-11-16 16:02:48 by Paralax Paralax
rulezadded on the 2008-11-16 16:18:45 by XT95^FRq XT95^FRq
Very good. I'm really glad to see Loonies making their mark on the PC after many successful years on the Amiga.
rulezadded on the 2008-11-16 16:41:04 by Wade Wade
the tentacle-scene just roxx...
music and design seem a bit rushed!
but ofcoz all thumbs up.
rulezadded on the 2008-11-16 17:05:10 by hArDy. hArDy.
rulezadded on the 2008-11-16 17:09:46 by panic panic
rulezadded on the 2008-11-16 17:14:17 by Buckethead Buckethead
Not tested on vista I see...
added on the 2008-11-16 17:20:07 by d3pth d3pth
the music and visuals remind me of a late 80s/early 90s BBC science documentary! :) Like something they'd show in a Tomorrow's World feature.

Really great stuff for 4k!!
rulezadded on the 2008-11-16 17:29:03 by button button
rulezadded on the 2008-11-16 17:32:20 by 71M 71M
Psycho went psychotic again and produced the release of the party.
rulezadded on the 2008-11-16 17:34:14 by Steel Steel
Nice scenes.
rulezadded on the 2008-11-16 17:37:22 by Alpha C Alpha C
Lots of great scenes here, but the music gets a bit tedious. Overall very impressive.

Oh and btw, works great on Vista here.
added on the 2008-11-16 17:41:04 by eladamri eladamri
Bah, meant to thumb up, not piggy it.
rulezadded on the 2008-11-16 17:41:43 by eladamri eladamri
d3pth: tested on xp/32, vista/32 and vista/64 (w/o xp compatibility mode) - but give it some time after switching mode to generate music (around 12s here at 3.2ghz). And recent drivers ofcourse. It will get more resolutions to run at when I get the final src.

And yes, the music/design had to be done simple/fast, as it's the very first time we use the new synth, which wasn't fully operational until after deadline ;)
added on the 2008-11-16 17:47:13 by Psycho Psycho
Really great 3D!
rulezadded on the 2008-11-16 17:53:01 by stijn stijn
the whole thing has got the style/mood of some 70s/80s future visions.

i like that!

thx for vid btw!
rulezadded on the 2008-11-16 18:01:28 by mEDiA sENtRY mEDiA sENtRY
runs fine on my vista machinery. colors and landscapes reminded me of "please the cookie thing" (though with out the sound track :-)
packed! some really nice scenes, (rolling spheres, valley) mixed with horrible colors and some really ugly scenes.

Impressive, but still I have a feeling that this was a waste. More time on this baby could probably made a 2-state 4k.
rulezadded on the 2008-11-16 19:08:17 by quisten quisten
Its incredible what can be put into 4k.
rulezadded on the 2008-11-16 19:08:18 by CONS CONS
Excellent work. Good to see that more and more people notice that ray tracing is fun.
rulezadded on the 2008-11-16 19:10:22 by archee archee
rulezadded on the 2008-11-16 20:21:11 by zomb zomb
very nice
rulezadded on the 2008-11-16 20:23:59 by mop mop
excellent :)
rulezadded on the 2008-11-16 20:31:30 by keito keito
rulezadded on the 2008-11-16 20:37:27 by Confused Confused
rulezadded on the 2008-11-16 21:01:21 by Frequent Frequent
archee: ehhh.. http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=26834 ;)
But raytracing is interesting as it allows another set of possible objects/scenes for 4ks
added on the 2008-11-16 21:39:33 by Psycho Psycho
v. interesting. I found the sound fitting, eerie and empty in many ways. The orange-blue should have worked better as a colour scheme. Very nice objects and loads of scenes. The rolling spheres over the landscape was the killer moment for me :-)
rulezadded on the 2008-11-16 21:54:04 by auld auld
rulezadded on the 2008-11-16 22:53:47 by Maissi Maissi
a bad case of quantity over quality. :(
added on the 2008-11-17 10:16:14 by smash smash
yes,smash,it all looks a bit cheap,doesn´t it?...especially the noise-texture...it needs some extratime for polish i´d say...afterwards release a 100%-final! could enter the top10 then!

added on the 2008-11-17 10:33:24 by hArDy. hArDy.
great. amazing visuals and fitting music. music could be imo a bit better (i don't know how many bytes was left)...
rulezadded on the 2008-11-17 10:38:52 by nula nula
some really good stuff in here, but horrible horrible colors
rulezadded on the 2008-11-17 10:44:30 by dwarf dwarf
Very nice :) I'll repeat my concerns about the lack of highs in the synth though.
rulezadded on the 2008-11-17 10:59:16 by gloom gloom
What everyone else said about the colours + design, but it was still good.
rulezadded on the 2008-11-17 11:05:33 by psonice psonice
Good, now there's only 48 more US states to go.

Only 45, actually. Colorado, Mississippi and Montana are taken as well. :)
added on the 2008-11-17 11:10:57 by Blueberry Blueberry
nice one, lot good effects!
rulezadded on the 2008-11-17 11:19:11 by ntsc_ ntsc_
thanks to the compo crew for letting us deliver our entry approximately 12 1/2 hours late :) We uploaded it 30 seconds before Gargaj came asking where the fuck it was, and about 15 minutes before the compo, so unfortunately no time to tweak colours or anything else ^_^

also, like psycho said, this was the first in-production use of the new synth - and the music was made by a graphician, so what can you expect ;) Wade seems to like it all anyway, I can't ask for more ;)
added on the 2008-11-17 12:32:57 by plaf plaf
rulezadded on the 2008-11-17 12:33:17 by mueslee mueslee
what gloom said. :D
rulezadded on the 2008-11-17 12:39:02 by seppjo seppjo
So cool! Great looking bumps and raytracing!
rulezadded on the 2008-11-17 12:39:22 by Optimus Optimus
gloom: the lack of high frequencies in the synth is a known bug. it is fixably by not mixing on headphones during the gabber music compo.
added on the 2008-11-17 12:52:45 by plaf plaf
Yes, as farfar says, the lack of high frequencies in the music is caused by a resampling filter set to cut off at a way too low frequency. This is simply a parameter in the synth, so it is easy to fix (in a gabber-free environment) and will be set appropriately in the final version.
added on the 2008-11-17 13:07:17 by Blueberry Blueberry
ran ok on my 7950gtx and smooth on my 8800gts.
visuals are nice, but why does the synth sound like 11khz sampling rate?
rulezadded on the 2008-11-17 13:11:13 by gopher gopher
Music really suits it, smooth as silk and displays perfectly on my 4850 (8.8 drivers) XP SP3.
rulezadded on the 2008-11-17 13:16:09 by Intrinsic Intrinsic
it is fixably by not mixing on headphones during the gabber music compo.

My favourite kind of bugfixing :)
added on the 2008-11-17 13:24:31 by gloom gloom
coder p0rn at its best!
rulezadded on the 2008-11-17 16:35:56 by toxie toxie
rulezadded on the 2008-11-17 17:49:12 by of of
Runs extremely slow on my work machine (0.001fps or something like that)

Core2 2.53ghz
added on the 2008-11-17 17:53:02 by wb wb
rulezadded on the 2008-11-17 18:25:06 by RRROAR RRROAR
'next gen' feeling in 4k
rulezadded on the 2008-11-17 18:50:03 by magic magic
This is pretty cool, it had a long wait and then worked okay here on vista x64. Sorry, Psycho. Great graphics.
rulezadded on the 2008-11-17 19:29:54 by d3pth d3pth
i can't say i enjoyed the music but the visuals were nice.. thump!
rulezadded on the 2008-11-17 19:47:40 by mind mind
Pretty good...visuals were nice, music alright. Worked fine on Vista 64-bit with 8800GT.
rulezadded on the 2008-11-17 20:07:54 by [HamsTeR] [HamsTeR]
mind: in my defense, the music wasn't meant to be enjoyed, it was meant to fit the visuals and be more of a .. well a soundtrack / fx track, I guess :)
added on the 2008-11-17 21:54:12 by plaf plaf
very good stuff.
rulezadded on the 2008-11-17 22:21:17 by nosfe nosfe
rulezadded on the 2008-11-17 22:48:23 by kusma kusma
rulezadded on the 2008-11-17 23:53:15 by datsua datsua
blackjack and hookers.
Not many fps over here but enjoyable nontheless.
rulezadded on the 2008-11-18 00:53:11 by El Topo El Topo
pure ugliness from the design & sound department.
added on the 2008-11-18 09:35:14 by a-move a-move
fx soundtrack! thanx for forming a sentence!

and if you experience a slideshow you should get some newer hardware...newest hardware is able to do raytracing in realtime....thats what its all about! GPU roxx!
added on the 2008-11-18 09:51:27 by hArDy. hArDy.
troll :P
added on the 2008-11-18 10:04:00 by El Topo El Topo
i just like the tech i see ;)
but yes,i´m sorta troll these days!
added on the 2008-11-18 10:05:36 by hArDy. hArDy.
this was the only prod during the party where I found myself saying "oh" several times while it ran :)
rulezadded on the 2008-11-18 10:19:30 by leijaa leijaa
Music isn't that great... But apart from that, this is just awesome :) Kickass 4k!
rulezadded on the 2008-11-18 14:21:29 by Zeila Zeila
I like everything on this one but the sound! amazing work! Grats!
rulezadded on the 2008-11-18 19:15:12 by flickey flickey
My favorite prod on the big screen at the party :)
rulezadded on the 2008-11-18 20:14:41 by Dbug Dbug
This was a really cool release at Kindergarden! I agree that it has even more potential, and could use better colors.
However this is still more than enough for a thumb!
rulezadded on the 2008-11-18 20:36:00 by Puryx Puryx
now that Obama has taken over the usa intros no longer have ripped music. it was uncertain since August how Obama would handle this from the oval office.
rulezadded on the 2008-11-18 21:01:38 by loaderror loaderror
Yes, instead of ripped music we used stripped music. High frequencies are considered a threat!
added on the 2008-11-18 21:51:02 by Blueberry Blueberry
rulezadded on the 2008-11-19 01:01:53 by johny johny
Great to see all that in 4k but i can't watch it again because of design :(
added on the 2008-11-19 15:09:40 by pommak pommak
as usual --> you guys rock!!
rulezadded on the 2008-11-19 23:52:20 by response response
The name's a cute joke and technically brilliant as usual but the design and sound kill it for me so pig.
added on the 2008-11-20 05:53:12 by ferris ferris
i still see way too much potential in all of this,so its fukkin kewl how your pigs still can turn into ups! ;)
added on the 2008-11-20 06:08:27 by hArDy. hArDy.
rulezadded on the 2008-11-20 08:25:22 by blackpawn blackpawn
Cool- But i find it strange that some parts are fluid and some are slow....
rulezadded on the 2008-11-20 12:07:10 by Exin Exin
all teh intro is strange @_@
rulezadded on the 2008-11-20 22:22:34 by pera pera
some compaints here are strange...


rulezadded on the 2008-11-21 09:49:24 by _docd _docd
Reminds me of those demo reels done by CG pioneers in the 80s (like this famous one). And for that, a thumb is due.
rulezadded on the 2008-11-22 00:15:16 by Insectecutor Insectecutor
Not bad for a 4K demo.
added on the 2008-11-22 23:34:08 by AntDude AntDude
I expect to see a lot more demos named after american states soon.
rulezadded on the 2008-11-22 23:36:34 by xernobyl xernobyl
Stylish 4k :)
rulezadded on the 2008-11-24 02:48:22 by Queen bittin Queen bittin
Awesome 4K demo. Great. I watched the video, because only music and white screen with my X1950.
rulezadded on the 2008-11-24 22:27:58 by Chainsaw Chainsaw
works here. X1950Pro
rulezadded on the 2008-11-24 22:44:26 by relias abardon relias abardon
people calling THIS medicore should better shut the fuck up and try doing something similar. This is imo a breaktrough performance and I know what I'm talking about.

Now do a linux port - because you can.
added on the 2008-11-25 09:36:32 by las las
of course...
rulezadded on the 2008-11-26 01:43:24 by las las
las: Do you honestly believe that people are only entitled to express their opinion about prods they can top?
added on the 2008-11-28 09:47:29 by Optima Optima
please stfu or gtfo
added on the 2008-11-29 03:04:46 by las las
I second optima here. Everybody who has seen and heard a production is entitled to have an opinion about it.

As far as I read the comments, nobody questions the quality of the code. Though it is sometimes hard to believe, there are some people in this world that are not turned on by coder-porn. ;)
added on the 2008-11-29 16:37:22 by Blueberry Blueberry
Nice, but it has the ugliest colors ever.
rulezadded on the 2008-11-29 16:47:31 by Cosmocat Cosmocat
rulezadded on the 2008-11-29 19:45:16 by jamcar jamcar
dont care for the size. its just good!
rulezadded on the 2008-11-29 21:20:05 by Speed Speed
4k of pure ugliness and kickass effects in a very small amount of space, that in itself must be quite an achievement :)
As allways Loonies delivers something that looks to be insanely well coded, but throws away everything else :) People used to call that oldschool.
Sure do miss u back on amiga guys :,)
rulezadded on the 2008-11-30 14:59:02 by extralife extralife
rulezadded on the 2008-12-02 16:20:51 by neoneye neoneye
I hope a day, 4k competition will be authorized only with source code.
I'm sure this one use a DirectX DLL or OpenGl one.
When I was demomaker, we used only asm code.
See The Cartoon Fish on XP in full asm...
well back in my day after walking home from school in 9 feet of snow barefoot uphill we used toggle switches to boot our Altair

you damn kids with your fancy bios and operating systems!
added on the 2008-12-04 05:14:49 by osgeld osgeld
Get with the times :P
added on the 2008-12-04 07:08:54 by ferris ferris
aharonid: get a clue or at least find a 4k more suitable for your api bashing. This is basicly just using a minimal amount of opengl to get access to write a program for the gpu and then a software renderer doing everything itself.
(still waiting for some lazy artist to move a few color sliders btw;)
added on the 2008-12-04 10:41:52 by Psycho Psycho
blueberry: You shouldn't spend too many calories on that guy.
added on the 2008-12-04 11:00:21 by gloom gloom
gloom: sure you don't mean "psycho"? having the same avatar does not equal being the same person :)
added on the 2008-12-04 11:03:15 by kusma kusma
kusma: oh, scheisse. not enough coffe this morning :)
added on the 2008-12-04 11:09:52 by gloom gloom
kusma: but you know what we always say in excess - one dane = all danes.
added on the 2008-12-04 11:10:13 by gloom gloom
neh, don't like it. but can't thumb it down either.
added on the 2008-12-04 11:33:34 by superplek superplek
Excellent visuals and "space" music.
rulezadded on the 2008-12-04 12:22:49 by r13 r13
rulezadded on the 2008-12-04 12:53:10 by zefyros zefyros
This is imo a breaktrough performance and I know what I'm talking about.

I think you'll find that Loonies have done quite a few things before this prod, so apparently no, you don't know what you are talking about. :)
added on the 2008-12-05 16:33:20 by gloom gloom
When I was a demomaker, ...

When I was a demomaker, ...
added on the 2008-12-05 17:06:52 by Steel Steel
gloom: Not everybody defines "breakthrough" in the same way as the scene.org awards. ;)
added on the 2008-12-05 21:54:21 by Blueberry Blueberry
Nice psychedelic trip.
rulezadded on the 2008-12-06 11:36:02 by untel untel
nice, but not revolutionary.
rulezadded on the 2008-12-06 13:03:02 by venire venire
blueberry: Either way, you guys have done plenty of breakthrough stuff before. :)
added on the 2008-12-06 23:52:54 by gloom gloom
rulezadded on the 2008-12-09 12:46:55 by hedron hedron
psycho, the reflections/refractions on the spheres look quite different on my ati and in the video. It still sort of draws something but looks way better in the video. I guess there is a tiny incompatability in the shader code somewhere (ati x1900)
added on the 2008-12-09 20:36:31 by auld auld
mmmmhhhmm...... weak thumb up.
rulezadded on the 2008-12-09 21:35:36 by Sir Sir
sucksadded on the 2008-12-10 16:38:25 by psenough psenough
Mit Vergnügen
rulezadded on the 2008-12-13 01:24:10 by willnut willnut
rulezadded on the 2008-12-13 11:56:32 by texel texel
its hard not to love these 4k worlds...
rulezadded on the 2008-12-16 15:35:53 by comankh comankh
Awful graphics but lots of content. You can't just make the palette blue/orange and call that design.

Thumb up for the work done for this one.
rulezadded on the 2009-01-11 02:28:09 by pahamoka pahamoka
amazing, mr. perlin!
rulezadded on the 2009-01-17 01:44:29 by T$ T$
Pretty original prod. Like the 70s feeling, graphics and music.
rulezadded on the 2009-01-21 13:50:43 by kyapiko kyapiko
grey, metallic sphere planet in the space, rotating around, a star in the horizon,
synth music,
flight over planet's landscape, specular reflections of the blue mountains, orange sky clouds, red fog in the horizon, sun light, raytracing alike
lots of 3D spheres with metallic mirror texture bouncing in space
then rolling on the planet's surface
sinusoid canyon, blue, the moon in the sky
metallic spheroid figures, incrusted in the surface of a mountain
wobbly blue tunnel, walls reflected in the orange water
flying through a wobbly canyon
rulezadded on the 2009-04-10 23:32:01 by BITS BITS
brilliant! as allways from loonies
rulezadded on the 2009-05-12 21:21:33 by Eliecan Eliecan
didn't know this... now, is it organic or non-organic...
rulezadded on the 2009-08-06 10:38:01 by friol friol
Didn't like the music but the visuals are great
rulezadded on the 2009-08-15 10:36:29 by dairos dairos
zomg, the attack of the balls! :-D
rulezadded on the 2009-12-25 16:02:14 by Zavie Zavie
Quite loysy what we can do with RGBA^LOONIES^ANDROMEDA
rulezadded on the 2009-12-25 17:35:57 by moredhel moredhel
Stylish, homogeneous and amazing !
rulezadded on the 2010-03-24 17:51:50 by Hicks Hicks

One of my favourite 4ks.
rulezadded on the 2010-07-30 22:30:54 by closed closed
yep - quite nice!

Made a Highres Youtube for it too:

rulezadded on the 2011-09-19 10:17:40 by anni anni
They've got big balls in nevada for sure!
rulezadded on the 2013-07-22 14:34:46 by baah baah

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