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XiTEC Presentation Disks by Omega
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added on the 2008-12-30 19:46:17 by HAQ HAQ

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20 years ago the Omega demo was released. This was Omegas first release.
This was not the prettiest demo around but technically advanced for its time.
The demo was very rushed and quite buggy as we wanted to release it at the Sync Convention, the first convention we visited.
The demo is not that well known and got overshadowed by the Union Demo that was released the month after.

To celebrate the Omega demo we decided to release some old mostly unreleased work.

This is not a demo in the ordinary sense but a collection of demoscreens. Many incomplete.
In fact the only demo with sound is the demo we won the demo competition with at the Mega Leif Convention.
Back then we didn't think that that demo was good enough to release but it has been requested.
We hope your expectations of this mythical demo is not too high :)
There is also a demo showing a game we developed called Eutanasia as well as a bunch of pictures from RED.

These disks were compiled sometime in the summer/fall of 92 and sent to Atari in a try to impress them into contract with us somehow.
This was when the Falcon030 was about to be released.
I don't remember exactly what happened but we became official Falcon developers and had a Falcon pretty early.
XiTEC was a company owned by HAQ and TFE of Omega.

You can read more about the Omega demo as well as the stuff on these disks in the readme file.

Omega releases these disks as a historical document, hope you will enjoy or find them interesting.
added on the 2008-12-30 19:51:55 by HAQ HAQ
Quite unexpected, thanks for sharing those cool things before they got lost.

It's a kind of Swedish New Year 3 somehow ;)
rulez added on the 2008-12-30 19:59:02 by keops keops
even without seeing one can sense that this is the stuff legends are made of... :)
rulez added on the 2008-12-30 20:00:39 by havoc havoc
Ahhhh yes the missing winner demo from Mega Leif is in here! Thanks a million for releasing it. It's only been almost 17 years since I saw it last time :-) (BTW nice to meet you at Altparty!)
rulez added on the 2008-12-30 20:03:07 by evil evil
THANX A LOT HAQ!!!
rulez added on the 2008-12-30 20:59:19 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
Hot damn!
rulez added on the 2008-12-30 21:00:31 by すすれ すすれ
Indeed Thanks for these disks, long awaited!!

About the game Entuasia, I have got hold of the sources of this game. I hope its okay I include these with my comin game dvd collection?
rulez added on the 2008-12-30 21:45:16 by Marcer Marcer
thanks a lot for this! what a surprise, and some really great screens on those disks!
rulez added on the 2008-12-30 22:27:00 by fiveofive fiveofive
Great release with some pretty nice screens (the number of sprites in Eutanasia is really impressive). Thanks for the memory trip.
rulez added on the 2008-12-30 23:55:51 by micdune micdune
woah !!!
rulez added on the 2008-12-31 00:54:11 by Grey / MSB Grey / MSB
Damn! What an amazing thing to share!
rulez added on the 2008-12-31 02:40:51 by Carbon- Carbon-
ggn – you have my permission to spread my Eutanasia source code. But you have to get Red’s permission to distribute his graphics if you intend to include it.
I would be very happy if you could contact me at liesen@omegarulez.com and send me a copy of the source, you might actually be possessing some binary include files that I miss!
rulez added on the 2008-12-31 02:56:24 by liesen liesen
Wow, really impressive stuff!
Thanks a lot for this release.
rulez added on the 2008-12-31 08:03:10 by RA RA
A couple of recordings from a real STe, 50 FPS MPEG-4..

The Megaleif demo
The Eutanasia game preview
added on the 2008-12-31 10:10:15 by evil evil
Scene + History = Win

Great gesture
rulez added on the 2008-12-31 10:32:06 by iTeC iTeC
mighty impressive for its time
rulez added on the 2008-12-31 11:22:33 by p01 p01
Nice to have all that stuff, esp. the game preview is impressive.
Sad the stuff never was put together to a massive prod.
rulez added on the 2008-12-31 19:13:43 by Zweckform Zweckform
The distortion and 3d are nice.
rulez added on the 2009-01-01 20:08:03 by Optimus Optimus
Glad you all liked it!
Happy New Year from Omega.
added on the 2009-01-01 21:33:44 by HAQ HAQ
No other words to add, happy new year!
rulez added on the 2009-01-03 14:52:38 by CiH CiH
some stuff i hadn't seen before. nice ideas all around. shame it didn't make it to a full demo.
rulez added on the 2009-01-04 22:26:10 by earx earx
really thk HAQ for sharing unreleased work , finally OMEGA kickass! :).

btw: happy New years all!
rulez added on the 2009-01-06 08:12:54 by sINk sINk
Wow even my late 1990s PCs could not do this (with ordinary hardware). I've had my STe since 1994 (friend had it 1st in 1990) and it still rocks for me!

Fantastic demo! Thanks!
Arf the megadist ilcude in this demo is simply ... the BEST one ... The Best piece of code i ever do for such effect ... REALLY OMEGA Rocksssssssssssssss
added on the 2009-03-05 09:30:26 by chuckdun chuckdun
Forget to thumb up ...
rulez added on the 2009-03-05 09:30:56 by chuckdun chuckdun
Great stuff, too bad Eutanasia was never finished. I was at the Expose Software booth at a french video game show in Paris in 199x something where we presented both Eutanasia and Euphoria, two products never finished but that people obviously enjoyed looking at :)
rulez added on the 2009-09-12 18:32:29 by Dbug Dbug
Music a bit repetitive, but Omega's 3d routines are fast!
rulez added on the 2011-03-08 21:47:21 by baah baah
Includes the winning demo from the Mega Leif convention held in Uppsala, Sweden 1992! I think the first prize in the demo competition was an Atari TT030. Anyways, I never thought I would ever watch this demo again, so to say the least I was very surprised when it was released! Thanks!
rulez added on the 2011-06-03 14:20:41 by Daniel Daniel
This brings back some 21 years old memories !!!
Thanks !
rulez added on the 2013-05-24 23:21:17 by ljbk ljbk
If you don't like this then you're not an ST guy!
rulez added on the 2014-04-26 20:17:07 by applecrypt applecrypt

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