a fire upon the deep by mfx [web]
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release date : june 2002
release party : Lobotomia 2002
compo : combined demo
ranked : 2nd
  • rulez 124
  • is ok 20
  • sucks 10
popularity : 1%
  • rulez 0.74
alltime top: #503
added on the 2002-06-16 14:42:19 by tomaes tomaes

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Ok, but too ordinary for a MFX prod. Also I didn't like the ending.
added on the 2002-06-16 14:58:54 by DiamonDie DiamonDie
easily best demo of the year. just so not - a - demo - but something real.
rulezadded on the 2002-06-16 15:21:44 by droid droid
A plain beautiful demo. This is something that could be shown on clubs, raves or live vj sets without being ashamed of anything.

Slowly pulsating and emerging visual combined to hypnotic soundtrack creates such mood that only few demos can reach.
And like good wines, this demo gets better with time and I just love it more and more every time I see it. Thank you, MFX.
rulezadded on the 2002-06-16 16:05:02 by melw melw
god mode.
rulezadded on the 2002-06-16 17:12:48 by elric elric
where's the linux version! ;)
rulezadded on the 2002-06-16 17:16:32 by _-_-__ _-_-__
clean, long, professional, evolving demo..
it's very beautiful and has a clever way of using blending with nice textures to create visuals.

damn, once again "a different mfx demo" :)

it'll for sure become a classic.
rulezadded on the 2002-06-16 17:19:02 by florent florent
it works under wine/linux
though with several audio glitches..
added on the 2002-06-16 17:20:34 by florent florent
this one is really beautiful and it looked awesome on the big screen. also very fast and smooth. maybe a bit boring though
rulezadded on the 2002-06-16 17:22:44 by raimo raimo
Self voting sucks. too bad...
added on the 2002-06-16 17:24:44 by dixan dixan
okayish demo, too demanding for my poor old gf2 :-D
Macaw: you seem to have the same gf2 model as melwyn? i tested the demo with a shitload of different cards and it ran very smoothly on everything else except on that particular model of gf2 (It was even slower than on my voodoo3<g>).
added on the 2002-06-16 17:38:40 by uncle-x uncle-x
a bit more variation wouldn't be bad.
nice mood though
added on the 2002-06-16 17:58:25 by robotriot robotriot
rulezadded on the 2002-06-16 18:11:31 by ekoli ekoli
Looks nice, but it's a bit too repetitive..
added on the 2002-06-16 18:16:23 by break break
Too long and too monotonous, sorry. Cut it down to three minutes and it would rock :-)
added on the 2002-06-16 18:23:06 by Sesse Sesse
ravedemolightshow. Finally a good mfx windows demo.
rulezadded on the 2002-06-16 18:36:24 by tomaes tomaes
I couldn't really "get it" on the screen (dead tired = probably not the best condition for this one). However, just watched it again, and it is quite cool indeed.
rulezadded on the 2002-06-16 19:21:34 by jobe jobe
cool mfx!
rulezadded on the 2002-06-16 19:36:02 by got got
i like the colors, i like the style, the design, the visuals.. but its simply a bit too long imho. would've been great to see on a bigscreen during some rave, but not to watch from the comfort of your own chair :)
added on the 2002-06-16 20:13:53 by superplek superplek
pretty, but a bit boring
added on the 2002-06-16 22:28:39 by mac mac
a fucking nasty one - this is the kind of things that makes you feel comfortable with death. mfx rules.
rulezadded on the 2002-06-16 22:57:40 by brioche brioche
Very... conventional for mfx! Also, rather long. However it's very well designed and the music rocks.
rulezadded on the 2002-06-16 23:47:46 by moT moT
a typical rave demo. a bit like "medium" by einklang.net. yes, it´s different. but it´s also same. two, three effects, good syncro with the music. Well, and the music is typical rave style. I think in the future VJ-Technics and Demo Artwork will come closer together. I don´t know if i´m happy about that. because i don´t like the dance nation. there are just fans. and at a demo scene party there are also fans, but most sceners are activ and working on scene production. and do not dance ;). The future is near. we will see.
rulezadded on the 2002-06-16 23:50:15 by diver diver
Interesting looking stuff. From the effects not so entertaining like 'Medium' or the MFX demo 'Within Minutes' (this one is at least much more a rave demo for me). But nice anyway :)
added on the 2002-06-17 00:53:27 by Crest Crest
A well built lightshow, plain and simple.
added on the 2002-06-17 04:32:23 by BloodyL BloodyL
i would love this on acid! :D

a little more variation wouldn't have probably hurt, but it rules
rulezadded on the 2002-06-17 09:18:09 by Jcl Jcl
crest, erhm... so where did within minutes have any effects at all? ;)
added on the 2002-06-17 10:15:06 by melw melw
Very nice!
rulezadded on the 2002-06-17 10:36:26 by java java
a bit boring, but look good !
btw. good blending :)
added on the 2002-06-17 11:23:26 by Stv Stv
hmm.. nice..
rulezadded on the 2002-06-17 14:30:09 by Factory Factory
love it x')
rulezadded on the 2002-06-17 17:25:41 by Zafio Zafio
superbe demo.
thx guyes !!
i need more like this.
rulezadded on the 2002-06-17 17:42:58 by med med
rulezadded on the 2002-06-17 17:54:11 by piriste piriste
very cool and hypnotic show
rulezadded on the 2002-06-17 18:12:49 by dairos dairos
This absolutely rocked, thank you mfx :)
rulezadded on the 2002-06-17 20:40:57 by asasel asasel
rulezadded on the 2002-06-18 00:11:39 by psenough psenough
melw: Maybe not real effects, but within minutes fitted the 'theme' rave demo very well
added on the 2002-06-18 04:33:36 by Crest Crest
i wish it was longer!
rulezadded on the 2002-06-18 04:50:11 by lithis lithis
gets a bit boring before it ends but very nicely done. pusi pusi mfx pojkar
added on the 2002-06-18 05:29:21 by hooligan hooligan
At the partyplace I thought this was a bit boring, but now when I watched it at home it's not boring at all, it's awesome!

Cool effects and great music.
rulezadded on the 2002-06-18 20:24:37 by teel teel
pulsating psychedelic tunnel exploding in your brain
rulezadded on the 2002-06-18 20:24:40 by bhead bhead
wow, mfx demo
and it sucks
where is the world heading ;(
sucksadded on the 2002-06-18 21:07:55 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
phat buds for mfx!
rulezadded on the 2002-06-18 21:45:47 by NoahR NoahR
Hm....it's okay.

It has some brilliant textures and oozes atmospre allright, but it still reeks of the "randomly toggle a bunch of sprites and 2D effects and see what comes out" thing.
added on the 2002-06-19 00:29:10 by Shifter Shifter
Wow, all these thumbs ups. What's wrong with me?? I sure didn't like this. Just a bunch of textures moving about. And far far too long. No more than 30 seconds would've been enough for silly ol' me.
sucksadded on the 2002-06-19 03:28:21 by sea_monkey sea_monkey
!@#% . . . . !@#% . . . . !@#% . . . . !@#% . . . .
rulezadded on the 2002-06-19 07:26:17 by pan pan
THIS is fokin' massive!!!!!
beautyfull, abstract and hypnotic...

A must see!!
rulezadded on the 2002-06-19 14:50:35 by alkama alkama
impressive atmosphere in this little gem
rulezadded on the 2002-06-24 12:25:07 by jelly jelly
rulezadded on the 2002-06-24 13:40:40 by gekko gekko
less text and more visuals like it's see in this demo is what we need these days .. congrats for this one.
rulezadded on the 2002-06-24 15:12:28 by dalezr dalezr
not perfect... but its stil really great
rulezadded on the 2002-06-24 17:25:02 by cp_ cp_
This was so hypnotic that I fell asleep.
sucksadded on the 2002-06-24 17:47:35 by Wain Wain
I like the design in this demo (and the soundtrack sounds cool too), but it's just too damn long for my attention span.

If it had been ½ the length it would have been great instead of just good. Still deserves a rulez, though.
rulezadded on the 2002-06-25 20:29:33 by noid noid
Helluva Demo! You sure know how to make me happy.
rulezadded on the 2002-06-26 00:19:34 by jizz jizz
Helluva Demo! You sure know how to make me happy.
added on the 2002-06-26 00:19:59 by jizz jizz
hemskt bra.
rulezadded on the 2002-06-26 22:09:33 by skypher skypher
party party
rulezadded on the 2002-06-29 01:52:53 by kowboy kowboy
rulezadded on the 2002-06-29 06:52:52 by danb danb
mfx still r0x0r my underpants.
rulezadded on the 2002-06-29 10:55:02 by skrebbel skrebbel
Incredibly cool! When Droid showed me this one at Solskogen I was amazed! (and watching it sober 24h later didn't change my impression of it...)
rulezadded on the 2002-07-03 10:11:32 by Korvkiosken Korvkiosken

greet aardbei next time tho:)
rulezadded on the 2002-07-03 16:59:11 by Inopia Inopia
a very impressive killer-show...
added on the 2002-07-07 11:26:49 by a-move a-move
neat effects, but too long. the repeative style would work better at raves etc, like melw already stated above
added on the 2002-07-13 19:47:36 by gaygor gaygor
i like you.
rulezadded on the 2002-07-14 02:36:50 by fiver2^fB fiver2^fB
rulezadded on the 2002-07-16 22:51:57 by protectin'myhive protectin'myhive
this one's a keeper
rulezadded on the 2002-07-21 10:10:14 by cats cats
Rather a Winamp vis instead of a demo, but still, has some feeling within it.
rulezadded on the 2002-07-21 12:20:39 by Gargaj Gargaj
One of the top 3 demos this year.. a bit long, but when you turn volume up to 11 and watch this baby in a dark room, it really works!
rulezadded on the 2002-10-05 15:09:30 by Nrg Nrg
oh yes me like
rulezadded on the 2002-10-05 15:11:58 by ileaardbei ileaardbei
really beautiful visuals, good tune. yes, a bit long and repetitious, but that depends on how and where you watch it.
rulezadded on the 2002-10-05 15:55:34 by jazzman jazzman
rulezadded on the 2002-10-25 17:07:33 by marek marek
good stuff. beautiful, and good music.
yes. it is repetitious, and tends to get boring after a while...
rulezadded on the 2002-11-24 09:23:23 by FooLman FooLman
I already saw this when it was released. At that time I had some mixed feelings about it.

Now, I just watched it again (for fifth time or so) yesterday, and I must say that this is a demo that grows on me, it gets better each time I watch it. The visuals are nice and they match to the cool soundtrack.
rulezadded on the 2002-12-03 10:48:15 by front243 front243
BB Image !!
rulezadded on the 2002-12-03 10:55:23 by delta delta
Did liked it a bit..
rulezadded on the 2002-12-03 10:59:58 by Optimus Optimus
li ove it
rulezadded on the 2002-12-03 12:17:49 by blz blz
Move Over Pacasso!! This is an Addicting Demo for Sure Very Precise and Synchronized to the very second with it's awesum soundtrack.
rulezadded on the 2002-12-03 12:36:17 by Mike 3D Mike 3D
This and Fr-08 are my favorites
rulezadded on the 2002-12-03 13:03:22 by Code Code
O Yeah!! Fantastique
rulezadded on the 2002-12-03 23:46:03 by Licht Licht
I luv this one
rulezadded on the 2002-12-04 08:29:49 by MickeyMouse MickeyMouse
yaw yaw yaw ja ja ja Yeah!!
rulezadded on the 2002-12-04 13:50:20 by donny donny
This demo made me understand what good code is. A code that generates beauty instead of lame usual demoscenish stuff. Congrats guys. If this is boring then i hope i'll spend my life getting bored :)
rulezadded on the 2002-12-25 16:07:43 by alexkidd alexkidd
wow wow wow!!This demo gives you a mood.! I really love it. Very good synchro+great visuals+great sound.This one is different and a step in a new direction I think.Keep on!
rulezadded on the 2003-01-03 14:10:37 by phred phred
Awesome piece mfx prod
rulezadded on the 2003-01-23 23:41:10 by shash shash
Very impressive demo, especially on bigscreen. The colors and the music are the best points. Rarely does an MFX demo have such a good music... And it need not be shorter. It only gets boring to boring people.
rulezadded on the 2003-01-28 23:20:13 by Ger Ger

ofcourse, everything is just plain great ::> colors, movement, sound ::> demo as whole

rulezadded on the 2003-02-12 08:45:16 by raver raver
a 'no please' music
uninteresting jpg photos (take a look to the open data dir) with radial blur
sucksadded on the 2003-02-12 18:37:36 by Zone (leZone) Zone (leZone)
I love this demo but it runs differently on my new (P4 2.4Ghz) PC. Photos stobe too quickly and talking effect turns the screen full white. Do you want to lock down some of the effects before clock speeds render this unwatchable?
rulezadded on the 2003-02-16 09:18:19 by Jerware Jerware
you can probably can fix that yourself in the meantime by setting your driver to "wait for retrace" ... unless you are an alien that needs 400hz refresh rate.
added on the 2003-02-16 10:25:11 by _-_-__ _-_-__
one of the bests
rulezadded on the 2003-02-16 11:37:55 by shadez shadez
first I thought it's boring and didn't even watch it to the end.
then I watched it again and realised it's slowly increasing athmosphere. the speech part is really awesome, although not understandable. all I can say is: plug your pc to your hifi, turn off the lights and fire up the volume. rox hard.
rulezadded on the 2003-03-16 22:45:29 by styx^hcr styx^hcr
I was about to comment that this demo was too blurry and stupid, but after i read Blue 7's comment i realized that I'm suffering from the same problem. After watching this with my laptop, this made more reason.
added on the 2003-05-03 22:36:52 by Kootal Kootal
I was about to comment that this demo was too blurry and stupid, but after i read Blue 7's comment i realized that I'm suffering from the same problem. After watching this with my laptop, this made more reason.
added on the 2003-05-03 22:37:11 by Kootal Kootal
I was about to comment that this demo was too blurry and stupid, but after i read Blue 7's comment i realized that I'm suffering from the same problem. After watching this with my laptop, this made more reason.
added on the 2003-05-03 22:37:20 by Kootal Kootal
rulezadded on the 2003-05-03 22:51:30 by dubmood dubmood
Absolutely stunning - A total keeper - should've won scene.org's demo of the year!

The atmosphere, the ambiance and use of texture as a sort of 'clouding' is brilliant! Still revolutionary almost a year later!
rulezadded on the 2003-05-14 05:16:41 by GltTcH GltTcH
Imho, the music isnt as good as the gfx... I wont give it a "sux" because theres some kind of good job done... a question of personal tastes
added on the 2003-07-14 16:33:07 by sergeeo sergeeo
if the demo isn't working for you, you could just browse the images in the data directory really fast while listening to the music.
sucksadded on the 2003-11-02 00:49:25 by termos termos
Although there are some annoying details, like the greetings (why those greetings?! it destroys the whole atmosphere since it cries out to you: "hi there, this is a demoscene production" - which doesn't feel compatible with the rest of the mood of the production).

Anyway, it still really really really good.
rulezadded on the 2003-11-24 12:46:19 by sofokles sofokles
i love it! one of my favourites! mfx rules!
rulezadded on the 2003-12-30 16:28:50 by Grover Watrous Grover Watrous
the music for this prod is probably the scariest thing ever to listen to while travelling with a subway (we DID try)
added on the 2004-01-10 23:52:56 by Gargaj Gargaj
thought i voted this one long ago. It rules hard anyway.
rulezadded on the 2004-02-19 15:57:55 by psonice psonice
pwn3z! Slightly repetitive at times, but that doesn't really matter, as the effects repeated rules! Solid.
rulezadded on the 2004-03-04 17:01:44 by hornet hornet
rulezadded on the 2004-04-22 01:13:30 by mrdoob mrdoob
rulezadded on the 2004-06-07 00:31:34 by RufUsul RufUsul
rulezadded on the 2004-06-07 01:31:15 by ithaqua ithaqua
hmmh... the code sucks. either new gfx cards (GF3 and better?) or fast computers (i haven't tested enough) display the demo wrongly. Too much brightness, especially in the supposed-to-be-subtle images. A fix will probably never be released... thumbs down for me.
sucksadded on the 2004-06-07 09:04:56 by uncle-x uncle-x
selfvoting sucks :D
added on the 2004-06-07 09:23:42 by apricot apricot
the feeling of electronic music
rulezadded on the 2004-07-04 17:44:48 by titanstar titanstar
rulezadded on the 2004-09-27 20:52:07 by mulambo mulambo
Good and weird demo, though I like A Deepness in the Sky better (and where is Across Realtime? :))
rulezadded on the 2004-09-27 23:23:37 by Preacher Preacher
always loved this one
rulezadded on the 2004-09-28 00:06:49 by ttl ttl
good shit!
rulezadded on the 2004-09-28 07:30:09 by zeebr zeebr
rulezadded on the 2004-09-28 10:30:42 by jb jb
Really cool - has to be in the right mood though...
rulezadded on the 2004-09-28 10:46:23 by d3pth d3pth
this was (and stil is) my favourite mfx demo..
rulezadded on the 2004-09-28 10:53:11 by v3nom v3nom
this one gives me chills, in a good way.. watch late at night with the speakers cranked and all the lights off ... mmmm
rulezadded on the 2004-11-05 17:01:03 by witeshade witeshade
awesome, as always
rulezadded on the 2004-11-20 23:16:43 by zomb zomb
chill...lights down...and...Amazed me, this demo let's me free to feel everything in my mind, no rules, no strict schemas...be what you wanna be
rulezadded on the 2004-12-23 18:30:46 by JaK JaK
Aina ei voi voittaa. Hävitä voi joka kerta. MFX--;
sucksadded on the 2005-02-05 16:02:22 by kaukojouko kaukojouko
start's real cool.
rulezadded on the 2005-02-05 17:01:18 by mizc mizc
this just got boring.
rulezadded on the 2005-02-05 17:09:06 by quisten quisten
I see I am not the only one who is missing the demo here...
sucksadded on the 2005-02-20 03:07:39 by beavis77 beavis77
rulezadded on the 2005-03-17 04:22:56 by ninja ninja
rulezadded on the 2005-06-13 23:40:48 by jimmi jimmi
Great Visuals - Nice smooth layered visuals - Too bad the fade/in/out effect kills it's smoothness - could be extremely chill otherwise
rulezadded on the 2005-08-14 10:31:10 by marxcel marxcel
rulezadded on the 2005-08-14 15:07:47 by dwarf dwarf
Putting the visit of a technoclub into a demo?
I think they can do MUCH better!
sucksadded on the 2005-08-21 22:55:09 by EarlGrey EarlGrey
E!!! COOL!!! MFX RULEZ!!!!
But somtimz i thing..... Hm!!! Gmmmm.....
rulezadded on the 2005-08-29 06:32:05 by Simon^CPU Simon^CPU
Great atmosphere. One of my favourites. MFX rulz.
rulezadded on the 2005-09-12 10:45:35 by remageFrs remageFrs
everything been said.
rulezadded on the 2005-10-10 06:39:30 by Gaia Gaia
rulezadded on the 2005-10-31 17:59:27 by wie8 wie8
rulezadded on the 2005-11-08 03:14:30 by Quarryman Quarryman
i love it!
rulezadded on the 2005-12-17 22:34:47 by kusma kusma
rulezadded on the 2006-01-03 12:43:20 by bzz bzz
rulezadded on the 2006-01-03 13:33:33 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
very well done
rulezadded on the 2006-06-30 08:25:11 by blackpawn blackpawn
rulezadded on the 2006-08-17 13:54:22 by hardi hardi
this prod is neccessary to watch in a dark room with a great (loud) sound. super!
rulezadded on the 2006-09-18 15:27:35 by _xiod_ _xiod_
rulezadded on the 2006-09-18 17:01:57 by NeARAZ NeARAZ
thumb in arrear
rulezadded on the 2006-12-18 21:01:02 by Maali Maali
rulezadded on the 2007-03-20 22:47:08 by imbusy imbusy
hell yeah!
rulezadded on the 2007-03-29 03:28:26 by BoyC BoyC
let it seduce you
rulezadded on the 2007-03-29 03:30:48 by Weyland Yutani Weyland Yutani
that vocoder visual, yumm ...
we want more like this one!
added on the 2007-03-29 03:33:39 by mrdoob mrdoob
rulezadded on the 2007-04-06 16:04:32 by p01 p01
rulezadded on the 2007-04-28 09:03:16 by puNky puNky
A true masterpiece forgoten in time! I like it's pace. What trace said.
rulezadded on the 2007-06-18 06:23:36 by xernobyl xernobyl
I think I love you.
rulezadded on the 2007-06-18 22:00:41 by Drunken_Poet Drunken_Poet
quite, quite boring
added on the 2007-06-19 14:05:49 by d0DgE d0DgE
rulezadded on the 2007-06-24 22:20:42 by BackSpace BackSpace
NOOOOO! It no longer runs!
added on the 2007-06-28 13:30:10 by psonice psonice
rulezadded on the 2007-06-28 13:32:40 by bdk bdk
YEEEES! It runs again. Turning every advanced setting on the nvidia drivers to off or oldschool mode fixed it.
added on the 2007-06-28 13:38:59 by psonice psonice
doesn't run on vista anymore ;(
added on the 2007-07-26 21:02:22 by imbusy imbusy
rulezadded on the 2007-09-07 04:49:47 by eye eye
this is one of my favorite ambient demos out there. thanks mfx.
rulezadded on the 2008-01-08 13:18:42 by rydi rydi
Hmmm... too flashy and repetitive. I think they did better with "a deepness in the sky"
added on the 2008-07-04 00:25:51 by Alpha C Alpha C
rulezadded on the 2009-04-30 19:13:56 by unc unc
deep and impressive
rulezadded on the 2009-11-24 15:03:04 by Sir Sir
rulezadded on the 2010-08-02 17:59:11 by preston preston
rulezadded on the 2010-08-05 14:06:31 by Eldrik Eldrik
wonderful music
rulezadded on the 2011-05-13 15:03:39 by phobium phobium
I don't like the track very much (909 kick is bleh) but the visuals are pure sex.
rulezadded on the 2012-05-08 15:45:29 by noby noby
Even in 2012, this still hits it :)
rulezadded on the 2012-05-08 15:53:17 by ferris ferris
rulezadded on the 2013-02-07 19:07:54 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
really ugly.
sucksadded on the 2013-03-10 15:38:28 by kimi kandler kimi kandler

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