Parallelogram by lft [web]
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release date : april 2012
release party : Revision 2012
compo : wild demo
ranked : 1st
  • rulez 120
  • is ok 3
  • sucks 0
popularity : 1%
  • rulez 0.98
  • cdcs 2
alltime top: #486
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Top notch stuff of course. What else did you expect?
rulezadded on the 2012-04-08 19:25:31 by the-other-pigpen the-other-pigpen
again - pretty awesome stuff. however, i think you should hook up with a graphician for next release
rulezadded on the 2012-04-08 19:29:13 by rasmus/loonies rasmus/loonies
a new and deep insanity
rulezadded on the 2012-04-08 19:29:27 by bfx bfx
Incredible. Your best prod since Craft, and in some way even better.
rulezadded on the 2012-04-08 19:36:03 by noby noby
rulezadded on the 2012-04-08 19:40:40 by Cj Cj
It's always a pity, that I can't enjoy those in realtime.

I guess the real challenge for him would be to make something awesome on a standard platform. ;)
rulezadded on the 2012-04-08 19:49:30 by tomaes tomaes
Really great flow in this one. By far one of my favourite lft productions. I concur with noby, definitely the best stuff since Craft.
rulezadded on the 2012-04-08 19:53:53 by Preacher Preacher
Really nice music and great style.
rulezadded on the 2012-04-08 20:06:25 by gaspode gaspode
That is really insane. Awesome work on the hardware and the demo rocks hard as well. Big thumbs
rulezadded on the 2012-04-08 20:40:49 by Hopper/SquoQuo Hopper/SquoQuo
Fördjävla bra
rulezadded on the 2012-04-08 20:41:40 by Tjoppen Tjoppen
Embedded rules, an own cpu rules - thump up and my deepest respects...
rulezadded on the 2012-04-08 20:52:10 by decca decca
rulezadded on the 2012-04-08 20:53:57 by xernobyl xernobyl
wat is this sorcery?
rulezadded on the 2012-04-08 20:55:52 by alien^PDX alien^PDX
" - and what's your hobby?
- well, it's about making cpus..."
rulezadded on the 2012-04-08 21:10:04 by blala blala
The insanity goes on, and even forgetting the hardware skills involved, lft's demos alone are still marvelous to watch always with spectacularly great music and great effects. I am wondering, oh I am wondering, will it ever end? What else we will see in the future from lft? This is real demomaking in the core!
rulezadded on the 2012-04-08 21:41:16 by Optimus Optimus
LFT <3 <3 <3
Simply awesome.
rulezadded on the 2012-04-08 21:50:08 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
Oh my !!
Top ace.
rulezadded on the 2012-04-08 21:59:35 by BackSpace BackSpace
holy moly, immediate thumbs up!
rulezadded on the 2012-04-08 23:48:31 by peach peach
YouTube: http://youtu.be/L5W3b1gsnVI
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 01:30:00 by MurphyEXD MurphyEXD
You're mad, continue to be. Love it. ;)
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 01:30:53 by Super-Hans Super-Hans
The best lft prod, definitely. The amount of work and expertise required to make something like this is unbelievable.
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 01:58:11 by moozooh moozooh
This is very nice, and must have been a crazy amount of work!
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 10:49:35 by puppeh puppeh
holy ...
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 11:39:49 by muh muh
insane lft delivers insane wild entry
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 11:44:25 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
OK that shit is mindblowing. I lft my hat to you - pun intended.
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 11:54:59 by -SP- -SP-
wow! great demo platform you've got there. demo is excellent as well!
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 12:01:21 by Skate Skate
demo had some really cool parts, but was COMPLETELY overshadowed by the BRILLIANT music :D Great stuff!
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 12:07:25 by ferris ferris
Difficult to judge, on one hand you have 167 MHz for this, on the other you have to bitbang the VGA. Damn, so the design wins. At least. ;)
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 12:20:49 by vscd vscd
Can't get any more hard core than this... :)
Will LFT be able to beat himself, next time?
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 13:09:39 by ara ara
BB Image Yes, yes, yes! BB Image
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 13:16:36 by ham ham
Excellence once more!
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 13:25:41 by ruairi [rc55] ruairi [rc55]
very nice tune
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 13:33:27 by relias abardon relias abardon
Starts a bit "mehh" and then goes better and better.
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 13:54:39 by Dbug Dbug
awesome O_o--b
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 13:59:30 by aha aha
oh yeah!
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 14:05:27 by cce cce
Cool, but pretty ugly in places, too.
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 15:42:57 by Moerder Moerder
Absolute great demo and soundtrack !!!
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 16:26:38 by Chainsaw Chainsaw
fantabulous :D
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 16:47:18 by ne7 ne7
insane!!! :D
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 16:57:28 by Virgill Virgill
Linus Akesson. MacGyver of demoscene.
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 17:06:15 by slyspy slyspy
LFT, massive respects Norway! WOW! *bows*
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 17:19:10 by aricz aricz
One man army!
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 17:38:55 by unbeliever^x7m unbeliever^x7m
Incredible. Would like to know more about the CPU/Blitter design though.
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 18:20:19 by Insectecutor Insectecutor
Soundtrack by it's self is awesome.
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 18:22:34 by Sahkolihaa Sahkolihaa
rulezcdcadded on the 2012-04-09 18:31:04 by provod provod
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 20:19:37 by moqui moqui
great work!
rulezadded on the 2012-04-09 23:27:23 by spritus spritus
not really happy about color choices, some of the production on the sound. but am a massive lft fanboy nonetheless. : D Technically impressive vis a vis building own CPU, however. Preferred direction and design on Craft and Turbulence (second especially lovely). Understand limitations.
added on the 2012-04-10 00:08:03 by metoikos metoikos
hardcore :)
rulezadded on the 2012-04-10 02:36:07 by Clarence Clarence
rulezadded on the 2012-04-10 05:00:13 by nebadon nebadon
rulezadded on the 2012-04-10 10:25:30 by Sir Sir
rulezadded on the 2012-04-10 11:12:26 by las las
rulezadded on the 2012-04-10 12:29:51 by jco jco
lft rules as always
rulezadded on the 2012-04-10 14:19:25 by Queen bittin Queen bittin
rulezadded on the 2012-04-10 15:07:19 by elfan elfan
._________.*!!! Shock And Awe! The demo itself was wonderfully crafted with interesting scenes, a very nice tune and great effects overall, some retro (metaball), some modern. But creating the whole CPU, GPU, VGA-out, audio path, loader, ... around it is simply mindsplitting! o_O
rulezadded on the 2012-04-10 16:43:03 by scooper22 scooper22
Last year I was already hoping and speculating when Linus would show up with his own demo platform on an FPGA.

Well this year he did!! Very very cool! I can not imagine how many hours of work you spend on developing your own building blocks like the CPU, Blitter (with pixel shader support) and the FM-synthesizer. Then putting it all together in your own digital circuit AND writing your own demo for it.

This is outstanding!!! Congratulation on your win!

What next? Expanding your own FPGA-based demo platform to include building blocks capable of synthesizing voices and such? Or something totally different?

Surprise us Linus! Keep it up! :-D

rulezadded on the 2012-04-10 17:17:06 by spiked-maniac spiked-maniac
rulezadded on the 2012-04-10 18:55:57 by stefa stefa
just wow..

rulezadded on the 2012-04-10 18:59:20 by madMixx madMixx
it's really sweet stuff! :)
rulezadded on the 2012-04-10 19:11:41 by mEDiA sENtRY mEDiA sENtRY
A bit ugly.
added on the 2012-04-10 19:14:37 by hitchhikr hitchhikr
welcome back :)
rulezadded on the 2012-04-10 19:34:52 by franky-- franky--
pretty crazy hack! nice FM tune but design was so la la ;)
rulezadded on the 2012-04-10 20:40:35 by xyz xyz
ossom tech!
rulezadded on the 2012-04-10 21:20:06 by trc_wm trc_wm
Nice piece of engineering, design, composition and impeccable skill in replicating old computer limitations and styles.
rulezadded on the 2012-04-10 21:42:07 by visy visy
Awesome demo as usual, but oh god - the engineering involved and the tune <3
rulezadded on the 2012-04-10 22:25:41 by Alpha C Alpha C
for the platform
rulezadded on the 2012-04-11 01:09:48 by psenough psenough
You make me cry. Awesome!
rulezadded on the 2012-04-11 14:06:09 by Tronix Tronix
Well, *anyone* can make a demo that's cool when they have complete control over their platform!

...I am in awe. :)
rulezadded on the 2012-04-11 14:23:21 by sagacity sagacity
Once again lft amazes me. I would have loved to watch this one live. Now I have to drool at the YT capture...I am waiting for more in-depth info on the website :-)
rulezadded on the 2012-04-11 17:10:03 by ulrikkold ulrikkold
I don't know if there's a word in any language that could describe what I think about this masterpiece.
rulezadded on the 2012-04-11 19:26:23 by TomoAlien TomoAlien
Awesome stuff LFT, you are a genius coder / hardware guru! Now can you PLEASE upload a soundtrack link asap! I need it!
rulezadded on the 2012-04-11 21:57:45 by djh0ffman djh0ffman
What all upthumbers said!
rulezadded on the 2012-04-11 22:58:21 by response response
Flash forward to the Revision 2030:
Wild compo entry by LFT:
"So this is my own silicon nanocircuit plasma-etching machine. I will now produce a GPU, and run a demo on it."
rulezadded on the 2012-04-12 12:31:32 by urs urs
this prod rulez! go lft!
rulezadded on the 2012-04-12 18:19:09 by svo svo
urs: "So let's plug it in!"
Fucking amazing, as we've come to expect!
rulezadded on the 2012-04-12 18:43:22 by Agilo Agilo
rulezadded on the 2012-04-12 22:03:35 by wej wej
" - and what's your hobby?
- well, it's about winning wild compos..."

So I have to find another party for my stuff to have the slightest chance :-)
rulezadded on the 2012-04-12 22:17:04 by JAC! JAC!
Now can you PLEASE upload a soundtrack link asap!

Found it on his website
added on the 2012-04-12 22:31:14 by Alpha C Alpha C
"For this demo, I designed my own CPU": instant thumb up!
rulezadded on the 2012-04-12 22:48:30 by numtek numtek
What numtek said!
rulezadded on the 2012-04-13 09:02:43 by xTr1m xTr1m
the best wild demo ever?
rulezadded on the 2012-04-13 14:07:58 by wullon wullon
It's going to be hard to top this for sure.
rulezcdcadded on the 2012-04-13 17:49:37 by thec thec
rulezadded on the 2012-04-14 11:41:15 by martin martin
Very cool demo, nice music, and obviously this was a shitload of work. However, Craft was way more impressive. The FPGA used is extremely powerful and is capable of much, much more.
rulezadded on the 2012-04-14 13:56:34 by zgrg zgrg
This is awesome on so many levels.
rulezadded on the 2012-04-14 13:58:57 by psykon psykon
Not bad.
added on the 2012-04-14 20:50:18 by AntDude AntDude
Very nice... Enjoyed it in every way.... Music, effects... Wow!
rulezadded on the 2012-04-15 12:21:13 by s7ing^ATZ s7ing^ATZ
wtf O_O
rulezadded on the 2012-04-15 12:30:32 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
rulezadded on the 2012-04-15 15:08:06 by Mystra Mystra
lft does it again! cool smoke effect.
rulezadded on the 2012-04-15 17:57:50 by grip grip
rulezadded on the 2012-04-15 21:59:31 by mu6k mu6k
makes me wanna get an fpga and start hacking together something...
added on the 2012-04-15 22:00:08 by mu6k mu6k
rulezadded on the 2012-04-16 15:15:00 by dixan dixan
Enormously impressing!
rulezadded on the 2012-04-17 00:31:30 by MissCtrl MissCtrl
what everyone else said
rulezadded on the 2012-04-17 09:24:28 by malmix malmix
Totally mindblowing! This man is incredible! :D

And as usual the music is fabulous :')
rulezadded on the 2012-04-17 10:26:37 by rez rez
Amazing stuff, as usual. Design is getting better too I think.
rulezadded on the 2012-04-19 14:37:14 by evilpaul evilpaul
rulezadded on the 2012-04-19 15:34:41 by Bartoshe Bartoshe
rulezadded on the 2012-04-19 16:57:58 by -Houruck- -Houruck-
not that lft is good at making hardware, he also owns at coding a demo on it. double thumb up!
rulezadded on the 2012-04-19 17:39:22 by scicco scicco
So you get any effect idea and go ahead to start designing the respective chip for it, woohoo!
rulezadded on the 2012-04-27 04:52:30 by fiveofive fiveofive
WOW. just wow!
rulezadded on the 2012-04-29 13:40:43 by Spewk Spewk
Is there any another weird demolatform for Linus ? Great music and synch.
rulezadded on the 2012-05-01 01:58:31 by Trauma Zero Trauma Zero
fpgas are fun
rulezadded on the 2012-05-09 06:31:47 by thefox thefox
ACE as always, dude!
rulezadded on the 2012-05-10 18:44:40 by hArDy. hArDy.
holy fuck.
rulezadded on the 2012-05-12 15:53:26 by mudlord mudlord
absolutely awesome, but like ferris, what i probably love most is the music :)
rulezadded on the 2012-06-16 20:01:06 by superplek superplek
Awesome. Amazing. A LFT computer could have been a true successor of machines with soul.
rulezadded on the 2012-06-16 20:47:36 by Buckethead Buckethead
awesome, as always!
rulezadded on the 2012-06-17 11:03:26 by v3nom v3nom
rulezadded on the 2012-06-27 17:06:17 by Laksen Laksen
lft, you're a genius.
rulezadded on the 2012-08-26 16:36:10 by iks iks
rulezadded on the 2012-08-29 19:42:19 by oxb oxb
Catchy tune, non-stop entertaining demo, neat not-so-hardware - each alone would be worth an instant thumb!
rulezadded on the 2012-11-03 23:02:28 by T$ T$
rulezadded on the 2012-11-15 22:17:22 by petterroea petterroea
holy crap, you have just created the c64 of 2012 and a mindblowing demo for it. marry me please :)
rulezadded on the 2012-11-30 08:15:52 by Oswald Oswald
Pretty rad! Would love if you published more about the creation on http://www.linusakesson.net/scene/parallelogram/index.php (like fpga sources)
rulezadded on the 2012-12-24 05:25:56 by gbraad gbraad
LFT, own hardware, good demo, great music.
Quadruple Thumb!
rulezadded on the 2013-02-12 19:22:50 by PotcFdk PotcFdk
rulezadded on the 2013-03-02 16:47:52 by xeron xeron
Our of this world!
rulezadded on the 2013-03-25 04:15:53 by ramon ramon
this is awesome. everything about it. hardware, sound, visuals... i could not do this.
rulezadded on the 2013-04-29 04:20:48 by praetor_alpha praetor_alpha
Custom hardware makes this 1000x more awesome
rulezadded on the 2013-08-05 02:47:14 by FreeFull FreeFull
custom hardware rocks! loved that infinite balls plotter with z-buffer and depth effect!
rulezadded on the 2013-08-06 03:25:51 by loaderror loaderror
insane stuff, just watched it on my c-one.
rulezadded on the 2013-11-28 17:19:46 by comankh comankh
Insane indeed :)
rulezadded on the 2013-11-28 21:20:33 by Nitro/Black Sun Nitro/Black Sun

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