The Turing Machines Didn't Care by trauma
screenshot added by sol_hsa on 2008-12-16 08:25:40
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release date : december 2008
release party : TMDC 2008
compo : textmode demo
ranked : 1st
  • rulez 106
  • is ok 16
  • sucks 6
popularity : 2%
  • rulez 0.78
  • cdcs 1
alltime top: #402
added on the 2008-12-16 08:25:40 by sol_hsa sol_hsa

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TMDC XI jury hasn't worked yet so I don't know the rank yet. Also, I didn't use LibCaCa this time, and I've released the sources to TextFX5 which I used instead (you can find them somewhere on http://iki.fi/sol)
added on the 2008-12-16 08:28:16 by sol_hsa sol_hsa
thumb up for the sheer energy in this. You did this in a day? impressive.
rulezadded on the 2008-12-16 09:03:07 by auld auld
good one. city/ribbons :)
but whats with the square ratio mode in the age of widescreen?
rulezadded on the 2008-12-16 09:07:33 by Speed Speed
speed: that would be textmode.
rulezadded on the 2008-12-16 09:42:30 by GbND GbND
Good music, some nice jokes and a couple of cool scene.

Still don't care particulary much for the "software demo with textmode filter"-stuff, but at least this is a homebrew filter. But going fullscreen is very much an option with win32 consoles, there should be no reason why would have to manually size up the window correctly.
rulezadded on the 2008-12-16 09:53:40 by lug00ber lug00ber
Nice baseline-guitar
rulezadded on the 2008-12-16 10:03:40 by w00t! w00t!
gotta love the pig
rulezadded on the 2008-12-16 10:12:23 by psykon psykon
nice, pig is bit cheap though
rulezadded on the 2008-12-16 11:02:52 by whynot2000 whynot2000
Pig for the Pig.
added on the 2008-12-16 11:15:19 by Shockwav3 Shockwav3
Uninspiring and boring although textmode filter was nice.
sucksadded on the 2008-12-16 11:19:51 by pommak pommak
this pleased my ears and eyes
rulezadded on the 2008-12-16 11:39:39 by jazzman jazzman
rulezadded on the 2008-12-16 12:24:40 by panic panic
It crashes when I put it fullscreen but that's probably my computer or gfx card which lately crashes in some intensive gfx games (but it's just textmode!). I need to get a new PC.
rulezadded on the 2008-12-16 12:30:11 by Optimus Optimus
rulezadded on the 2008-12-16 12:36:21 by ɧคɾɗվ. ɧคɾɗվ.
crispy, very enjoyable :)
rulezadded on the 2008-12-16 12:51:17 by Zest Zest
Great song,effects are ok and joke was funny.
rulezadded on the 2008-12-16 13:46:42 by branch branch
Cool on every aspect, except the music.
rulezadded on the 2008-12-16 13:54:15 by noby noby
rulezadded on the 2008-12-16 14:07:48 by Confused Confused
For the music.
rulezadded on the 2008-12-16 14:21:00 by mogu mogu
I thought the music was cool, I really liked the text filter, and the effects were nice too. Good one.
rulezadded on the 2008-12-16 14:21:28 by xeron xeron
I really liked the last (city) scene
rulezadded on the 2008-12-16 14:23:59 by Agilo Agilo
Good music.
rulezadded on the 2008-12-16 17:17:39 by stan_1901 stan_1901
Great tune and the city part rocks!
rulezadded on the 2008-12-16 18:13:50 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
pommak, they dont always have to be inspiring...fun and good to watch is enough sometimes!

really enjoyed the city part and the music was hot.
rulezadded on the 2008-12-16 19:01:45 by button button

finally a classic Trauma demo with a classic Trauma (=industrial) soundtrack :)
rulezadded on the 2008-12-16 19:13:02 by Gargaj Gargaj
Like it.
rulezadded on the 2008-12-16 19:13:42 by Zweckform Zweckform
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Best demo since Breakpoint!
Love the pig, noise, ribbons, city, tunnels, tune...
rulezadded on the 2008-12-16 19:27:12 by xernobyl xernobyl
not bad and yes.. good soundtrack
rulezadded on the 2008-12-16 19:30:28 by Maali Maali
Just checked it because I read Gargaj's comment that it features an industrial sountracks. =) What can I say, at the beginning I was somewhat disappointed because it didn't sound like an industrial tune at all.:) However, that doesn't mean it's bad track, the total opposite in fact, it got better and better and it's truly a great soundtrack! (I still wouldn't call it industrial though ;D). The demo was ok, would have been a piggie but thanks to the cool soundtrack it gets:
rulezadded on the 2008-12-16 20:01:18 by StingRay StingRay
bah, +d -s ;)
added on the 2008-12-16 20:02:01 by StingRay StingRay
not bad
added on the 2008-12-16 20:06:34 by kusma kusma
rulezadded on the 2008-12-16 20:25:48 by bfx bfx
good show, great music & ribbons!
rulezadded on the 2008-12-16 21:04:10 by Bobic Bobic
ok text mode fx, but they could easily have been done more smooth
added on the 2008-12-16 21:33:07 by cruzer cruzer
nice visuals, great tune but a little bit to short... erm... and thanx 4 tha greetings =)
rulezadded on the 2008-12-16 22:23:51 by starbuck starbuck
great stuff! love the pig and ribbons!
rulezadded on the 2008-12-16 22:59:11 by [HamsTeR] [HamsTeR]
Short and wonderful.
Lovely dirty visuals and a smashing sound track.
rulezadded on the 2008-12-16 23:01:12 by Shockwave Shockwave
Thanks !
rulezadded on the 2008-12-17 09:43:10 by Aeko Aeko
I don't know what people see on this. Effects from 80's and 90's. Cameras were awful especially in city scene. If it is low res it doesn't make it automaticly cool oldschool productions.
sucksadded on the 2008-12-17 11:28:14 by blueflame blueflame
I have to agree with blueflame. Ugly, nothing new, not that entertaining either.
added on the 2008-12-17 11:39:22 by break break
I like it =) great music also, but next time you may use some tracker
rulezadded on the 2008-12-17 13:01:44 by pera pera
Nice done and the music is cool!
rulezadded on the 2008-12-17 13:03:23 by d3pth d3pth
For the soundtrack and greets part.
rulezadded on the 2008-12-17 13:04:55 by zefyros zefyros
The music had a nice Amiga-flair to it which I liked, but the rest was bah. I can't really see why everyone loves this so much.
added on the 2008-12-17 13:24:00 by gloom gloom
Overall pretty good :)
rulezadded on the 2008-12-17 13:39:00 by [self-ban] [self-ban]
molto energetic. The demo had an oldskool touch to it with all those tunnels and 2d mappers but that's not a bad thing by itself. The good flow made it really worth watching.
rulezadded on the 2008-12-17 15:30:27 by Paralax Paralax
feels oldskool.. and anyways: <3 trauma <3
rulezadded on the 2008-12-17 17:37:37 by toxie toxie
caught in the color matrix! excellent! - love the track!
rulezadded on the 2008-12-17 17:57:37 by Muerto Muerto
rulezadded on the 2008-12-17 19:01:01 by steam steam
Exzellent Killer Tune :)
rulezadded on the 2008-12-17 20:17:02 by SaphirJD SaphirJD
rulezadded on the 2008-12-17 21:06:26 by minz minz
Oh, can we have the track as Ogg/MP3?
added on the 2008-12-17 21:07:23 by gloom gloom
gloom: check the "data" directory. :) you may find "!Cube - Semi-automatic Dumbek.ogg" there, I have no idea what that file could be though. :P
added on the 2008-12-17 21:17:18 by StingRay StingRay
The music!
rulezadded on the 2008-12-18 00:05:46 by Stebo Stebo
Music is great. Overall its a fine textmode demo.

And the turning objects after the raster lines part reminded me: Mevlevi
rulezadded on the 2008-12-18 00:32:38 by tesla tesla
rulezadded on the 2008-12-18 01:02:50 by 4kum4 4kum4
rulezadded on the 2008-12-18 08:00:14 by aha aha
rulezadded on the 2008-12-18 08:28:35 by SaxxonPike SaxxonPike
aAAAAaaaaah, playing the snee-kee game are we
added on the 2008-12-18 09:32:11 by Confused Confused
rulezadded on the 2008-12-19 07:11:18 by LiraNuna LiraNuna
rulezadded on the 2008-12-19 15:18:04 by texel texel
Despite the fact that I always love ASCII-Demos, this one is especially lovely. The music is some kind of lost demosound I really missed over the last few years... and the execution is well made. Fuck Pixelshaders.
rulezadded on the 2008-12-19 17:27:38 by vscd vscd
The music is very nice but there are some very ugly effects :(
added on the 2008-12-19 18:06:43 by dairos dairos
For the soundtrack to this and more cool stuff Check http://iki.fi/cube
added on the 2008-12-19 19:01:38 by CrzyClst CrzyClst
that's not industrial. Its a very good demo tune.. really like that music..
rulezadded on the 2008-12-19 19:43:20 by mad mad
awesome - the tune roxx ass§!
rulezadded on the 2008-12-19 21:18:09 by response response
Great music.
rulezadded on the 2008-12-19 21:41:52 by Dbug Dbug
Looks great in 4x6 font :P
rulezadded on the 2008-12-19 23:08:59 by Insectecutor Insectecutor
I cannot say, that Textmode Demos are a favourite genre of mine, but I hope Coder and Graphician don`t get pissed if I join in the chant:
"Cool Soundtrack"!!!

And the whole demo isn`t that bad after all (liked that skyline scene), so thump up....
rulezadded on the 2008-12-19 23:54:18 by Skyrunner Skyrunner
I liked it, even if i couldn't get it to switch into fullscreen. Looks very much like an amiga demo in text mode lol very nice
added on the 2008-12-20 12:03:04 by extralife extralife
:/ piggy
I am not a great fan of textmode demos - but what a kickazz soundtrack this bitch has!
rulezadded on the 2008-12-20 14:59:19 by Salinga Salinga
ugly demo, excellent soundtrack
added on the 2008-12-20 15:36:26 by hollowman hollowman
liked it, maybe a little bit too long/repetitive ?
rulezadded on the 2008-12-20 15:44:12 by wullon wullon
rulezadded on the 2008-12-20 19:19:35 by AntDude AntDude
Nice :D Perfect energy sync between the visuals and the soundtrack.
rulezadded on the 2008-12-20 19:35:14 by ferris ferris
Yay, wow. Gotta love the dumbek.

Also, nice visuals.
rulezadded on the 2008-12-20 19:37:02 by Phaser Phaser
The pace is too slow, but the excellent soundtrack makes up for a lot.
rulezadded on the 2008-12-20 20:57:39 by Alpha C Alpha C
rulezadded on the 2008-12-20 22:04:56 by neptun neptun
Kool! Ascii ribbons is teh shitzol-fow-shizzol!
rulezadded on the 2008-12-20 22:07:13 by tFt tFt
I think pouet should add a middle finger.
sucksadded on the 2008-12-20 23:16:08 by b0ib0t b0ib0t
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added on the 2008-12-20 23:19:12 by b0ib0t b0ib0t
rulezadded on the 2008-12-20 23:44:01 by micksam7 micksam7
rulezadded on the 2008-12-21 00:21:56 by #535 #535
nice soundtrack and fx
rulezadded on the 2008-12-21 00:42:50 by loaderror loaderror
The new semi-160x100 rendermode was just awesome, and basically something I should have released earlier =)
rulezadded on the 2008-12-21 01:45:50 by britelite britelite
Nice demo, GREAT soundtrack!!!
rulezadded on the 2008-12-21 01:52:11 by medron medron
music = GOOD. color-shading = UGLY.
added on the 2008-12-21 04:59:12 by rudi rudi
very nice.
rulezadded on the 2008-12-21 11:38:59 by v3nom v3nom
enjoyed the style, and cool music aswell :)
rulezadded on the 2008-12-21 20:54:04 by keito keito
now that's awesome. especially the music. :)
rulezadded on the 2008-12-21 23:05:46 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
nice'ish demo, the music makes it a 100% clear thumb
rulezadded on the 2008-12-21 23:11:07 by Puryx Puryx
great demo, very great music
rulezadded on the 2008-12-21 23:36:10 by Chainsaw Chainsaw
very nice music. Visuals are ok, although I hate the texture for the tunnels.
rulezadded on the 2008-12-22 12:54:20 by iq iq
The tune is so fucking cool! Demo is cool to.
rulezadded on the 2008-12-22 20:49:11 by of of
rulezadded on the 2008-12-23 17:13:09 by Maissi Maissi
no interesting scenes and pretty boring, even the music didn't convince (but that's the matter of taste, of course)
sucksadded on the 2008-12-23 19:42:26 by shadez shadez
nice prod.
rulezadded on the 2008-12-23 19:48:49 by Pulsar Pulsar
Demo nothing too extra special, but I really liked the soundtrack a lot.
rulezadded on the 2008-12-24 00:37:27 by visy visy
trauma music rocks. as always.
rulezadded on the 2008-12-25 19:44:44 by diver diver
@trauma: Can you post your video of your demo to Demoscene.TV?
added on the 2008-12-27 06:17:14 by Salinga Salinga
added on the 2008-12-30 00:59:24 by xphere xphere
good! * 2 (I forgot my thumbup!)
rulezadded on the 2008-12-30 01:00:00 by xphere xphere
damn cool!
rulezadded on the 2008-12-30 03:16:18 by MrVainSCL MrVainSCL
awesome! music is great!
rulezadded on the 2008-12-30 09:03:54 by zeebr zeebr
this was great! Cube saves the day forever. The rest was "ok" but not "awesome".
rulezadded on the 2008-12-30 20:46:29 by Axel Axel
music - roxx! but scenes is boring, and simply "vga2ascii" and not interesting
sucksadded on the 2008-12-31 20:42:49 by BiTL BiTL
Nice. Great music.
rulezadded on the 2009-01-01 15:03:19 by Mystra Mystra
added on the 2009-01-01 20:12:09 by ԹHΞΞ ԹHΞΞ
Rocks !
rulezadded on the 2009-01-02 17:44:13 by XT95 XT95
Such clean, sharp, and perfect ansi animation. Excellent touch on the retro approach. I loved every scene, and n1 on the ribbons comment.

Music was perfect too.
rulezadded on the 2009-01-03 03:36:18 by kryps kryps
rulezadded on the 2009-01-03 04:16:40 by spritus spritus
Has something to offer in the music department. Rest is okish.
added on the 2009-01-04 19:18:33 by raer raer
music \m/
added on the 2009-01-05 17:01:00 by comankh comankh
rulezadded on the 2009-01-09 20:22:00 by emoon emoon
well done
rulezadded on the 2009-01-11 02:09:22 by praetor_alpha praetor_alpha
really cool!
rulezadded on the 2009-01-11 16:42:41 by skrebbel skrebbel
What? I didn't thumb this up?

Dear me, Watson...
rulezadded on the 2009-01-12 23:44:40 by Joghurt Joghurt
rulezadded on the 2009-01-13 10:45:59 by TrX TrX
very cool!
rulezadded on the 2009-01-13 11:00:06 by Dano Dano
well that was fun
rulezadded on the 2009-01-14 04:14:46 by dnes dnes
rulezadded on the 2009-01-18 01:09:01 by T$ T$
Thanks for all the comments. I'll try to find time to finish the 'final version' with some fixed timings and such..

In the meantime, if you're interested about my rgb->text mode conversion stuff, head to http://iki.fi/sol/textfx for descriptions on the algorithms and research notes..
added on the 2009-01-19 12:56:42 by sol_hsa sol_hsa
A couple of ok scenes and a bunch of 3d scenes shown through an ansi filter. Nice.. but neither a winner, a thumb up or a cdc. Did I miss something?
added on the 2009-01-22 16:27:06 by evilpaul evilpaul
that's not industrial.

that is, in fact, industrial - front242 might ring a bell :)
added on the 2009-01-29 15:42:33 by Gargaj Gargaj
nice!! killer tune also!
rulezadded on the 2009-02-02 16:37:55 by panoramix panoramix
rulezadded on the 2009-02-05 12:19:16 by remageFrs remageFrs
Music is excellent.

Such clean, sharp, and perfect ansi animation

No that was the Alpha Design demo. This is the ugly mess of colors and random stuff that almost looks like it's trying to display something.
great stuff! I especially like the transition into the city scene.
Music is A1!
rulezadded on the 2009-03-15 11:33:25 by Gaia Gaia
this isn't a textmode demo, this is a mediocre software rendered demo put through a textmode filter. which makes it look horrible, really
sucksadded on the 2009-04-15 16:55:55 by stijn stijn
Soundtrack is awesome.
this has style!
rulezadded on the 2010-04-15 08:47:25 by provod provod
rulezadded on the 2010-05-11 22:40:49 by Grimmy Grimmy
great demo! And the tune is very nice!
rulezadded on the 2010-06-11 04:46:55 by tirox tirox
Both gfx and music are awesome. City scene is just fantastic.
rulezadded on the 2012-06-06 10:48:11 by closed closed
great stuff.
rulezadded on the 2013-01-16 16:42:39 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
Extraordinary use of ASCII shading here!
rulezadded on the 2013-09-30 21:56:13 by Foebane72 Foebane72

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