Lick Weed by Brainstorm [web]
screenshot added by anni on 2012-01-20 10:14:49
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release date : january 2012
release party : TMDC 2011
compo : textmode demo
ranked : 1st
  • rulez 97
  • is ok 11
  • sucks 0
popularity : 1%
  • rulez 0.90
alltime top: #526
added on the 2012-01-20 05:03:44 by BarZoule BarZoule

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Great. A bit slow for a text mode demo, but still cool.
rulezadded on the 2012-01-20 05:51:02 by xernobyl xernobyl
Oh hell yeah. That soundtrack was ace.
rulezadded on the 2012-01-20 07:01:09 by menace menace
slick prod. lovely blobs!
rulezadded on the 2012-01-20 08:17:12 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
Nice! Enjoyable misic.
rulezadded on the 2012-01-20 08:22:21 by frag frag
nice soundtrack, nothing really interesting on the visual side but it does the job
rulezadded on the 2012-01-20 09:29:12 by wullon wullon
textmode <3
Nice soundtrack parsec - visuals are ok too :)

Made a Youtube capture for it:
rulezadded on the 2012-01-20 10:38:36 by anni anni
Wow! Really sweet textmode demo.
Love the lighting and soundtrack
rulezadded on the 2012-01-20 11:13:16 by p01 p01
rulezadded on the 2012-01-20 11:29:49 by stan_1901 stan_1901
great soundtarack! Nice objects and very colorful. However the chosen charset feels strange. so 9,5 of 10 ;)
rulezadded on the 2012-01-20 11:45:26 by scooper22 scooper22
Uhm wow. Super awesome. Love the colors, the raytracing style, the detailed textmode, the music... fuck... everything!
rulezadded on the 2012-01-20 11:53:41 by elend elend
i think its a bit sad that modern "textmode" demos look like 64ks with an asciifier added on top (and most probably are).
Having that said, this was a pleasant journey with a great wobbly atmosphere :)
rulezadded on the 2012-01-20 12:29:20 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
interesting character choices. solid demo.
rulezadded on the 2012-01-20 12:39:54 by Skate Skate
Bloody awesome. I like everything in this demo, which is a really rare feeling! Good job guys!
rulezadded on the 2012-01-20 12:56:43 by Corial Corial
Damn sweet!
rulezadded on the 2012-01-20 13:05:54 by kusma kusma
excellent text mode demo...
rulezadded on the 2012-01-20 13:14:01 by Bartoshe Bartoshe
Yeah, what the other people said. Worthy winner!
rulezadded on the 2012-01-20 13:22:11 by psonice psonice
rulezadded on the 2012-01-20 13:27:56 by quisten quisten
rulezadded on the 2012-01-20 13:42:27 by maytz maytz
would it be possibel to have an non ascii version :)
rulezadded on the 2012-01-20 13:45:28 by nytrik nytrik
Good stuff!
rulezadded on the 2012-01-20 13:55:25 by Marq Marq
billion times better than most of modern non-textmode demos.
rulezadded on the 2012-01-20 14:03:54 by sq sq
Looks like the usual filtered stuff, but I kind of liked the music so no thumbdown :)
added on the 2012-01-20 14:09:11 by britelite britelite
rulezadded on the 2012-01-20 14:12:58 by baah baah
more or less simple sdfs shown in a nice way :)
rulezadded on the 2012-01-20 14:21:10 by las las
too slow, and thats why i dont like the color combination and use of characters at all. theres probably alot of stuff in there
added on the 2012-01-20 14:25:21 by rudi rudi
yes! million times yes!
rulezadded on the 2012-01-20 14:38:47 by provod provod
Works amazingly well on my work laptop and thats a piece of shit! Soundtrack rocks too
rulezadded on the 2012-01-20 14:48:47 by djh0ffman djh0ffman
Awesome sync!
rulezadded on the 2012-01-20 15:06:00 by Nitro/Black Sun Nitro/Black Sun
Nice use of textmode for raytracing, but I believe I will like the 2nd entry more just right now :)
rulezadded on the 2012-01-20 15:53:21 by Optimus Optimus
rulezadded on the 2012-01-20 15:58:43 by stfsux stfsux
gfx: Disambiguation > Lick Weed
soundtrack: Lick Weed > Disambiguation
rulezadded on the 2012-01-20 16:08:43 by moqui moqui
fuck yes! love the soundtrack.
rulezadded on the 2012-01-20 16:46:25 by red red
yeah nice stuff, good scenes and enjoyable soundtrack.
rulezadded on the 2012-01-20 16:51:27 by keito keito
wob wob
Simply great !
rulezadded on the 2012-01-20 16:59:25 by lsl lsl
added on the 2012-01-20 17:22:22 by kempy kempy
great prod and great music
rulezadded on the 2012-01-20 17:49:44 by questor questor
rulezadded on the 2012-01-20 18:46:17 by Sir Sir
Great TM demo with original charset and nice color variation.
rulezadded on the 2012-01-20 19:32:05 by BackSpace BackSpace
rulezadded on the 2012-01-20 19:43:46 by magic magic
very cool, who'd of thunk text based ray trace
rulezadded on the 2012-01-20 21:05:58 by nebadon nebadon
rulezadded on the 2012-01-20 21:12:50 by slyspy slyspy
rulezadded on the 2012-01-20 21:53:40 by BiTL BiTL
Everything in it works for me.
And it made me want to look for more Parsec's stuff.
rulezadded on the 2012-01-20 23:34:18 by ara ara
The raytracer is pretty amazing, it would be a great pleasure to watch this on non-textmode screen or with a proper RGB-ASCII converter. The idea is to make the text mode look good, this demo doesn't accomplish it. You are using only about 10% of rgb/ascii potential. Waiting for the "final" version... thump up for the effort.
rulezadded on the 2012-01-20 23:49:18 by Lifepower Lifepower
This is one of the most beautiful and stunning textmode experiences I've made so far! Congratulations for this masterpiece!
rulezadded on the 2012-01-21 02:28:03 by Bobic Bobic
rulezadded on the 2012-01-21 10:25:20 by Virgill Virgill
rulezadded on the 2012-01-21 11:14:14 by starbuck starbuck
Big ups for the soundtrack, visuals are pretty dull on the other hand.
rulezadded on the 2012-01-21 14:44:06 by dixan dixan
i thought the soundtrack sounded a bit underproduced (the mix sounded a bit flabby to my ears, but hey, prolly just me), and i'm not sure the character set was a good idea, but overall i gotta give props to a textmode demo that can drop frames in the highest setting :D (multicore version kthx? i have 5 babies longing for action here.)
rulezadded on the 2012-01-21 16:57:09 by Gargaj Gargaj
Great and lovely rendering, really nice scenes, I love it <3
rulezadded on the 2012-01-21 17:29:02 by rez rez
very nice demo, but don't like the music, a bit too dubstepish ;)
rulezadded on the 2012-01-21 17:33:07 by diver diver
geil :)
rulezadded on the 2012-01-21 17:49:49 by buzzer_ buzzer_
i have 5 babies longing for action here.

<cue michael jackson joke>
added on the 2012-01-21 17:51:12 by reed reed
i love it.
rulezadded on the 2012-01-21 18:08:11 by ɧคɾɗվ. ɧคɾɗվ.
Text Mode Demo thumb
rulezadded on the 2012-01-21 20:13:03 by wood wood
added on the 2012-01-22 02:31:06 by AntDude AntDude
Only slow in windowed mode, but fast in fullscreen. ;)
added on the 2012-01-22 02:33:47 by AntDude AntDude
not bad
rulezadded on the 2012-01-22 03:26:33 by psenough psenough
No fullscreen on Win7 but runs fine other than that. Pretty awesome, really.
rulezadded on the 2012-01-22 07:28:03 by jacefuse jacefuse
This is, I think, the first prod of brainstorm I enjoy.
Textmode is giving quite a creative boost to it.

The scenes are really more than average and usual but the textmode rendering gives it some interesting and weird aspect I tend to like.
rulezadded on the 2012-01-22 09:51:16 by knl knl
Interesting visuals, interesting music, cool sync, coherent concept. Probably one of the best textmode demos I've seen for ages.
rulezadded on the 2012-01-22 14:51:07 by Ok3anos Ok3anos
quite nice indeed.
rulezadded on the 2012-01-22 16:28:16 by Maali Maali
rulezadded on the 2012-01-22 16:58:58 by ԹHΞΞ ԹHΞΞ
I feckin' love this demo!
rulezadded on the 2012-01-24 00:08:09 by CiH CiH
ace screensaver
licked the metaballs
rulezadded on the 2012-01-25 06:10:14 by vectory vectory
also what media sentry said
added on the 2012-01-25 06:11:27 by vectory vectory
Almost, almost makes me want to hack up a fullscreen console for Windows 7, but that's quite a hassle, since Windows of course doesn't really support that - you'd have to hijack all the console functions a program uses.

If I coded a textmode demo these days I'd probably emulate the console myself...
rulezadded on the 2012-01-25 09:35:15 by Moerder Moerder
Oh yeah, good job, guys!
rulezadded on the 2012-01-25 10:13:14 by closed closed
nice mix of filters to increase the contrast and give a great text mode demo.
rulezadded on the 2012-01-26 04:35:20 by Sanx Sanx
gotta say this demo rulez. I really like the sharpen filter and how the messy colours just create cool shades and don't mess up the general picture.

<rant> that's actually hard in textmode to keep a clean global picture, so no, it's more than just your average demo+asciifyer on top, and it's gonna make a non-asciified look empty/boring </rant>
rulezadded on the 2012-01-26 05:45:51 by BarZoule BarZoule
Lovely demo with nicely thought out ideas for textmode. Dithering was good and the sound was cool.
rulezadded on the 2012-01-26 17:20:17 by neptun neptun
not analysing it too much but goood; loving totally music...
rulezadded on the 2012-01-27 12:42:20 by zden zden
The soundtrack is neat, but the visuals are very dull -- if this wasn't in text mode, I'm guessing most people wouldn't really care.
added on the 2012-01-27 12:49:55 by gloom gloom
Blah, go draw a graph about it.
added on the 2012-01-27 14:33:17 by Moerder Moerder
best textmode dithering/halftoning i've seen..
rulezadded on the 2012-01-28 16:39:56 by hooverphonique hooverphonique
rulezadded on the 2012-01-28 22:29:00 by mke mke
really impressive <3
rulezadded on the 2012-01-29 00:18:27 by pera pera
rulezadded on the 2012-01-30 18:29:18 by cxw cxw
Textmode ray-tracing!
rulezadded on the 2012-01-30 20:07:16 by zbyndek zbyndek
Great one!!!
rulezadded on the 2012-01-31 13:46:02 by wiseman wiseman
Very Cool :)
rulezadded on the 2012-01-31 14:46:26 by PauloFalcao PauloFalcao
best demo far away in my eyes during this month for me.
light years behind !!!
added on the 2012-02-02 13:19:11 by yogibeer yogibeer
great idea to combine distance functions with text mode.
rulezadded on the 2012-02-02 16:48:30 by auld auld
+ dithering looks fresh
+ soundtrack *is* fresh
* content is fine but it's very well produced

=> thanks for that release!
rulezadded on the 2012-02-03 12:28:09 by Paralax Paralax
Cool !
rulezadded on the 2012-02-04 15:24:57 by nnorm nnorm
rulezadded on the 2012-02-04 16:03:23 by aha aha
Nice stuff!
rulezadded on the 2012-02-04 16:11:05 by Cj Cj
wow, this looks very cool
rulezadded on the 2012-02-04 21:47:03 by blala blala
rulezadded on the 2012-02-05 09:44:12 by pandur pandur
Demotextmodedemo BB Image
rulezadded on the 2012-02-05 11:01:39 by faraday faraday
Great music, classy colour palette, nice rendering.
rulezadded on the 2012-02-05 23:55:32 by Insectecutor Insectecutor
Really nice!
rulezadded on the 2012-02-06 18:06:01 by Soya Soya
I can run this fullscreen on Windows 7. Anybody wanna see?
added on the 2012-02-06 19:23:05 by Moerder Moerder
rulezadded on the 2012-02-08 20:26:02 by trc_wm trc_wm
Nice demo
rulezadded on the 2012-02-08 23:31:06 by krusty krusty
interesting color rendering, boring demo
rulezadded on the 2012-02-09 00:27:16 by T$ T$
amazing color rendering, boring demo
added on the 2012-02-09 00:27:45 by T$ T$
Very nice
rulezadded on the 2012-02-09 04:37:03 by Buckethead Buckethead
rulezadded on the 2012-02-09 08:06:36 by psndcj//tbk psndcj//tbk
Somehow misses the point in text mode for me. Using a post processing with about 4 chars and looks lores, not text mode.
added on the 2012-02-11 00:09:22 by JAC! JAC!
Love the soundtrack.
rulezadded on the 2012-02-11 21:03:45 by Dbug Dbug
what JAC! said, but still nice
rulezadded on the 2012-02-12 05:46:16 by Grimmy Grimmy
oh, i'm not a big fan of squishing eyes.
added on the 2012-02-14 04:07:56 by comankh comankh
xernobyl: slow? I have a 2007 el cheapo PC and it runs fine. JAC! it's more like 16 chars+attribute. BITS style description: raytraced balls, raycasting grid with same, voxelina, chunky2char. I would ask if it's in realtime but it's about 11 years too late for that, does anyone care? Music is tasty.
added on the 2012-02-14 20:00:27 by Photon Photon
The demo was kind of repetitive but I thought the tune was really nice !
rulezadded on the 2012-02-15 08:01:22 by cxnull cxnull
good visuals and soundtrack
rulezadded on the 2012-02-15 23:27:43 by Alpha C Alpha C
rulezadded on the 2012-03-18 23:55:14 by blackpawn blackpawn
added on the 2012-04-03 13:04:38 by Frequent Frequent
Totally forgot about the TMDC this year. Thought I'd like to see something a bit more interesting than just 3d primitives this is very good stuff, love the colors and the dithering.
rulezadded on the 2012-05-20 22:30:14 by noby noby
rulezadded on the 2012-07-15 02:48:08 by praetor_alpha praetor_alpha
Made my fucking day!
rulezadded on the 2013-03-11 19:09:32 by Danguafer Danguafer
another great textmode demo
rulezadded on the 2013-12-06 21:50:57 by spritus spritus
check the technique!
rulezadded on the 2013-12-07 09:58:06 by leGend leGend

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