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Zener Drive by altair
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screenshot added by KK on 2017-10-23 16:00:34
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release date : october 2017
release party : RetroKomp / LOAD ERROR 2017
compo : amiga demo
ranked : 1st
  • rulez 121
  • is ok 6
  • sucks 2
popularity : 1%
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  • rulez 0.92
  • cdcs 1
alltime top: #669
added on the 2017-10-23 16:00:34 by KK KK

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Sorry for missing greetings part - not enough time to get the sprites running at the party.
added on the 2017-10-23 16:00:39 by KK KK
Nice going!
rulez added on the 2017-10-23 16:06:21 by Korvkiosken Korvkiosken
Awesome. Really great tune and well-balanced visual style and color choices and pleasant animation all around. Didn't care for the end screen but everything else is just top notch and the combo of the music and visuals hits me in the right spots.
rulez added on the 2017-10-23 16:08:18 by visy visy
Absolutely amazing A500 demo!
rulez added on the 2017-10-23 16:09:03 by Tygrys Tygrys
Did this just become the most stylish A500 intro?
rulez added on the 2017-10-23 16:10:19 by Trilkk Trilkk
Fucking cannoning. Has been a while an A500 demo has surprised me to this extent.

The music is just slightly disappointing. Nice start but didn't really manage to break out of the generic early 90s demotecho trope. Just ditching the drum break loop would've done wonders I reckon.
rulez added on the 2017-10-23 16:10:51 by noby noby
Nice concept and great execution. Love it!
rulez added on the 2017-10-23 16:37:24 by hfr hfr
nice demo!
rulez added on the 2017-10-23 16:40:08 by psenough psenough
One of those great demos where a hw-friendly technique is used and its downsides are turned into super stylish design choices. Lovely!
rulez added on the 2017-10-23 16:40:51 by ferris ferris
Woha! This is just awesome! Good work!!!!!
rulez added on the 2017-10-23 16:54:35 by JackAsser JackAsser
that was great
rulez added on the 2017-10-23 16:54:38 by Ramon B5 Ramon B5
Very nice style and the music is ace!
rulez added on the 2017-10-23 16:55:09 by StingRay StingRay
What an unexpected massive blast of style and attitude.
rulez added on the 2017-10-23 17:14:30 by Preacher Preacher
Smooth ride!
rulez added on the 2017-10-23 17:15:17 by melw melw
Numero uno A500 demo for me.
rulez added on the 2017-10-23 17:42:52 by Flops Flops
Fabulous. OMG, I can't forgive myself that I've overslept the premiere :D
rulez added on the 2017-10-23 17:46:39 by argasek argasek
Absolutely mind-blowing!
rulez added on the 2017-10-23 18:00:01 by tehKaiN tehKaiN
Stylish in every aspect!
rulez added on the 2017-10-23 18:01:50 by Virgill Virgill
Cool
rulez added on the 2017-10-23 18:14:19 by Serpent Serpent
!
rulez added on the 2017-10-23 18:23:13 by HellMood HellMood
It amazes me that one guy can produce such high quality prods on so many platforms
rulez added on the 2017-10-23 18:23:45 by gorgh gorgh
Maybe i m missing something here.... good but where is the wow factor ?
added on the 2017-10-23 18:25:18 by nytrik nytrik
Slightly too long for what it has to offer, but apart from that great style and awesome execution!
rulez added on the 2017-10-23 18:25:45 by Kylearan Kylearan
Very very spox..
rulez added on the 2017-10-23 18:33:05 by magic magic
Tight synch work! Great track, good distortions, nice style!
rulez added on the 2017-10-23 18:50:32 by keito keito
A500 1MB? Amazing!
rulez added on the 2017-10-23 19:02:06 by waldiamiga waldiamiga
great stuff!
rulez added on the 2017-10-23 19:30:07 by GΞN7LΞM4N GΞN7LΞM4N
this prod is fatter than your mother
rulez added on the 2017-10-23 19:37:27 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
That was fun!
rulez added on the 2017-10-23 19:41:58 by leGend leGend
NICE!
rulez added on the 2017-10-23 19:42:32 by spotUP spotUP
Great!
rulez added on the 2017-10-23 19:45:08 by Renton Renton
Something mostly different.
rulez added on the 2017-10-23 19:52:48 by Hoild Hoild
Until now I can't get to myself. On the big screen looks amazing! KK - great job!
rulez added on the 2017-10-23 20:20:12 by Axi0maT Axi0maT
OCS firstie, OK. If you don't know how to code 3D, fine, keep cycling 2D animations like other lesser groups and glitch it up to hide the repetition.

Aaand the absolutely tiny screen size and the dull colors and the barren design... but we should recognize this pattern by now... I hear humans are good at pattern recognition... ;)

Music is good, if monotone. I like bigmods with quality samples. But animations are static and objects nondescript.

As you can tell, not my cup, and also... fakers are lamers!
sucks added on the 2017-10-23 20:26:33 by Photon Photon
And Just after I thought Amiga 500 Demos are getting boring. Amiga Demo of the year for me Up till now
rulez added on the 2017-10-23 20:41:10 by Emufr3ak Emufr3ak
Simply OSSOM! Looked massive on the big screen! \o/
rulez added on the 2017-10-23 20:51:15 by sachy sachy
WowWowWow...design, music, flow, hardly ever seen something similar as good and consistently stylish as that on Amiga !
rulez added on the 2017-10-23 20:51:32 by Kuemmel Kuemmel
This is what AMIGA is all about! So glad people people are finally tapping into the full potential of the hardware and realizing their creative visions.
added on the 2017-10-23 20:55:44 by noby noby
Looks superb, good job! Am I totally wrong if I assume this is done using "unlimited bobs" kind of tecniques? Really nice nonetheless.
rulez added on the 2017-10-23 21:37:52 by malmix malmix
wow , love it! Certainly one of the best A500 demos
rulez added on the 2017-10-23 21:38:43 by wood wood
Great demo by a great coder! :) I hope to see you at STe in the future too (not to mention about the Falcon) ;) Well done, KK!
rulez added on the 2017-10-23 21:46:24 by Grey / MSB Grey / MSB
Nice
rulez added on the 2017-10-23 21:56:48 by BiTL BiTL
@malmix: Yes, it's "unlimited bobs" with 24 frames @ 25 FPS. The rendering is full-fledged 3D with matrixes, perspective, clipping and stuff, but I wanted to make scenes much more complex than A500 would usually allow, so I traded that for repetition and tried to compensate this in other ways. :)

I'm really glad that most of you guys like it. Thanks! :)
added on the 2017-10-23 22:47:20 by KK KK
What a blast! Didn't expect so much style anymore. But it's done, on pure Amiga 500 apparently..
rulez added on the 2017-10-23 22:52:46 by mad mad
Regardless it's based on one effect, this is so well designed, a pleasure to watch.
rulez added on the 2017-10-23 22:54:40 by Optimus Optimus
Super consistent flow, great oldschool but modern-ish track!
rulez added on the 2017-10-23 23:35:25 by rp^frstl rp^frstl
Clever approach to hide an old-school technique behind modern visuals. Excellent tempo and, well, I don't actually think the content is really all that repetitive.
rulez added on the 2017-10-23 23:36:31 by introspec introspec
Damn cool. My new favourite OCS demo.
rulez added on the 2017-10-23 23:51:39 by cce cce
Very very very very very very very very fucking cool!
rulez added on the 2017-10-23 23:59:56 by Dascon Dascon
The glitchy line vectors are cool and well realised.
rulez added on the 2017-10-24 00:00:55 by CiH CiH
Ahh, what a fresh visuals and perfect synchro! This demo is out of this world :) Excellent stuff showing how much you can (still) do on an old Amiga 500. Respect!
rulez added on the 2017-10-24 00:21:52 by slayer slayer
there's been substantial love for the line art to make it look good unlike many other fakeretro shizzle that totally miss the boat on this, so thumbs up for that
rulez added on the 2017-10-24 00:32:03 by Pablo Escrollbar Pablo Escrollbar
Looks very slick for an A500 demo. Great style and music, everything feels very consistent. Good work KK!
rulez added on the 2017-10-24 00:37:51 by exocet exocet
Nice one!
rulez added on the 2017-10-24 00:38:04 by vv8 vv8
KK rulez!
rulez added on the 2017-10-24 00:39:58 by ISL ISL
Very modern, looks great, sounds great, great pace and fantastic coherence!! Absolutely love it!! Well-deserved first place!!
rulez added on the 2017-10-24 00:44:33 by Sir_Lucas Sir_Lucas
Newschool style for oldschool hardware. Neat.
rulez added on the 2017-10-24 00:50:11 by Charlie Charlie
best unlimited bobs i have seen for a while
rulez added on the 2017-10-24 00:51:26 by groepaz groepaz
lines never looked so good. :) pumpin' music too.
rulez added on the 2017-10-24 00:56:23 by phoenix phoenix
and it works in winuae, but it wants kickstart 1.3.
added on the 2017-10-24 00:58:46 by phoenix phoenix
Sweet!
rulez added on the 2017-10-24 01:04:06 by cxw cxw
f r e s h
rulez added on the 2017-10-24 01:21:47 by knoeki 🍼 knoeki 🍼
Not a huge love for the soundtrack, but it all works pretty well together even if parts of it do feel a little repetitive of previous parts.
rulez added on the 2017-10-24 01:22:57 by Starchaser Starchaser
Superb use of the unlimited bobs effect! A tune that fits nicely to the visuals. I kind of got annoyed at the constant glitching though
rulez added on the 2017-10-24 04:24:34 by rloaderro rloaderro
Haven't watched it, but has to be good if Photon thumbs it down with those lulzy comments
rulez added on the 2017-10-24 07:36:20 by britelite britelite
Pretty sweet. Great design, good ideas. Shame about the letterboxing. Would've liked an electro rhythm instead of the generic techno drums, but other than that the music's spot on.
rulez added on the 2017-10-24 08:03:10 by Radiant Radiant
Amazing demo. One of the best modern demos on the A500!
rulez added on the 2017-10-24 09:30:16 by at0m at0m
Cool! Impressive code and visuals but bit too long.
rulez added on the 2017-10-24 09:54:54 by MKM MKM
.solid one
rulez added on the 2017-10-24 11:22:47 by kempy kempy
Nice idea, well executed, looks fresh and sounds good. Kudos! Funny choice for a group name though, as we already had an Altair on the Amiga in the early 90s ;)
rulez added on the 2017-10-24 11:58:27 by break break
When we were creating the group we weren't aware of this :)
@break @malfunction: I'm still better off explaining this, than explaining that no, I didn't make Lemmings. ;)
added on the 2017-10-24 13:35:47 by KK KK
Just teasing you guys, thanks for the sweet demo :)
added on the 2017-10-24 13:44:30 by break break
Rocks in every possibl way!! And seems Photon got out the wrong side of bed ;)
rulez added on the 2017-10-24 13:59:50 by DanLemon DanLemon
Absolutely wicked! Love the wireframe designs and animation, totally soaked in style, knows EXACTLY what it wants to be. Sync is so brilliantly executed and the music is also really good and fits the moody techy style of the visuals perfectly.

Screen size is a little small but I kinda like the ultra-wide aspect ratio it creates, we've been using it for Logicoma demos since day dot ;)

Also, don't listen to Photon, he just hates pre-baked data. As far as I'm concerned the end result of the demo is king regardless of how you manage to draw it, and you guys pulled off a whopper!
rulezcdc added on the 2017-10-24 15:01:42 by djh0ffman djh0ffman
@djh0ffman: The demo is fed by 3D wire meshes and animated matrixes, so it's no more prebaked than any usual 3D stuff. I could without too much extra effort do a flyby around every single scene, but it might be just too much for a poor A500 to handle with any reasonable framerate. :)
added on the 2017-10-24 15:11:36 by KK KK
Impressive demo. I Like lots of wireframes and colours used. Music - not my cup of tea, but fits overall design, so not a problem. Definitely rulez!
rulez added on the 2017-10-24 15:16:34 by baderman_one baderman_one
Great demo. I liked the amazing tune too, makes me think to alien 3 on the megadrive.
rulez added on the 2017-10-24 17:16:11 by Buckethead Buckethead
love
rulez added on the 2017-10-24 17:21:12 by natalia natalia
OMG what a music and sync!
rulez added on the 2017-10-24 19:04:42 by diver diver
coolooloool!
rulez added on the 2017-10-24 20:07:25 by Factor6 Factor6
phat!
rulez added on the 2017-10-24 21:37:50 by Alpha C Alpha C
Luv this one. A joy to watch.
rulez added on the 2017-10-24 21:49:24 by Tucker Tucker
massive demo! and personal message for Photon: you'are fucking jerk, fuck off man :)
rulez added on the 2017-10-24 22:52:50 by unity1 unity1
Awesome!
rulez added on the 2017-10-25 00:52:48 by jammer jammer
Flawless execution. Great sound also. I really enjoyed this during the compo and afterwards.
rulez added on the 2017-10-25 18:29:13 by noname noname
This is absolutely awesome! It looks as if it was made for a far stronger machine than A500! Jaw dropping!!!
rulez added on the 2017-10-25 18:33:38 by venex venex
Whoa.
rulez added on the 2017-10-25 18:54:15 by zoom zoom
nice flow, cool & coherent design!
rulez added on the 2017-10-25 19:00:24 by a-move a-move
Excellent demo, perhaps the best OCS/ECS-demo for me ever! Great tune with great visuals and superb coding! I really want to have more this stuff please! :)
rulez added on the 2017-10-25 20:22:16 by mayday mayday
Just wow! Progressively building animations is a cool way of doing really dense scenes. And the scenes in this demo are very skillfully made so I found it really interesting to watch even though the animation cycle is short.
Would have been even better it was mixed up with some more graphics, and perhaps some other type of effect, too.
Great work!
rulez added on the 2017-10-25 21:22:33 by Dalton Dalton
@mayday: Well... we are overwhelmed by all your reactions and we still feel we can do at least a bit better, so... let's say we are inclined to make Zener 2 some day. ;)
added on the 2017-10-25 21:24:27 by KK KK
Now that's what I call an entry ... in Panavision :)
rulez added on the 2017-10-25 21:45:46 by d0DgE d0DgE
Excellent visuals & music!
This is pretty amazing! Congrats!
rulez added on the 2017-10-25 22:22:47 by ham ham
Now that was a cool one :)
rulez added on the 2017-10-25 22:38:02 by SaphirJD SaphirJD
Absolutely awesome Amiga 500 demo, congratulations!
rulez added on the 2017-10-26 01:25:25 by mccnex mccnex
excellent prod ! i liked it a lot. unfortunatly i only can test it under amiga forever due to back to studies and far from home but yes ! it rocks and the music is soooo good. for me it is now a classic as old good stuffs as state of the art or else :) thanx yet
rulez added on the 2017-10-26 10:34:24 by yogib33r yogib33r
Groovy
rulez added on the 2017-10-26 13:30:23 by Daddy Freddy Daddy Freddy
absolutely incredible! the best amiga 500 thingie in a long time. visuals and audio are hitting all my sweetspots
rulez added on the 2017-10-26 19:21:28 by waffle waffle
Hihihi Photon is jelly
rulez added on the 2017-10-26 19:32:10 by yzi yzi
Definitely my kind of trick (cycling animation + progressive build) - rhumb up for this. Tech music and modern/glitchy design? not my taste - just my taste.
rulez added on the 2017-10-26 19:53:32 by Overflow Overflow
I really like the music-sync work. Good attention to details and overall an enjoyable production.
rulez added on the 2017-10-26 20:19:57 by Corial Corial
Made my day. Loved the framerate and glitches. KK rulez again!.
rulez added on the 2017-10-26 21:19:40 by Twardy Twardy
Quote:
Haven't watched it, but has to be good if Photon thumbs it down with those lulzy comments

It was a strong reaction fresh from watching on two Amigas. KK knows his stuff, and cyclic buffering is a useful tool in the toolbox. Dark or glitchy demos on small screens are not my cup normally, but in this case the screen was extra small and I had to move to the living room 32" TV, and I had to stand near the TV to see it. These 3 factors just made it a jumble otherwise. And I have quite keen eyes.

I have good setups. So I ran out of patience, and left an angry vote. I wanted to enjoy it, but it wouldn't let me. I think it's impractically small.

KK: The sync is tight, the glitch sometimes works well and sometimes not. I think the nicest object is the UFO(?), and the last scenes work well. It's cleverly planned and you did a good job of matching visuals to the song. You should do the demos you like to do, period.
added on the 2017-10-27 00:55:49 by Photon Photon
so fresh yet so oldschool
rulez added on the 2017-10-27 03:37:33 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
Now that I've finally watched it I though I'd also give some comments. Technically it's maybe not the most impressive and the overlays were pretty rubbish, but goddamn does it feel fresh. I even liked the music, and thought it worked well with the visuals. So good job guys, would thumb it up again if I could :)
added on the 2017-10-27 07:27:41 by britelite britelite
basically one effect with different animation data or so..
well ;) so piggy
rulez added on the 2017-10-27 13:13:14 by ultra ultra
heh... damn thumbed it... meh
added on the 2017-10-27 13:13:38 by ultra ultra
MAKE WIREFRAMES GREAT AGAIN
rulez added on the 2017-10-27 13:24:26 by nagz nagz
nice
rulez added on the 2017-10-27 13:47:50 by Molive Molive
Nice music and effects, epic A500 demo there is a video of the whole compo here now https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUk8G6WxxnU
rulez added on the 2017-10-27 14:30:49 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
Well, there is also a video from the compo with audience reactions here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jakmzzoIRoo&t=52m27s
(this link points dirctly to showing of this prod)
added on the 2017-10-27 14:44:02 by KK KK
Great retro style. Matches well with the group's name :)
rulez added on the 2017-10-27 17:01:31 by Manwe Manwe
It was OK.
added on the 2017-10-28 03:34:53 by AntDude AntDude
animations or not, looks quite cool
rulez added on the 2017-10-28 18:07:20 by Cyprian Cyprian
Fantastic use of looping animations. Instead of trying to hide them away or obscure them, you boldly put them in plain view and take the rendering to the next level. With style. Fresh indeed!
rulez added on the 2017-10-28 23:16:31 by Blueberry Blueberry
Nice music and sync. I don't like when all effects are only wireframe. Using some filled vectors will be more beautiful.
rulez added on the 2017-10-29 15:24:05 by DJM/DTA DJM/DTA
Hot!
rulez added on the 2017-10-30 23:01:12 by evilpaul evilpaul
I can say this is one of the best low end demos i ever saw. The demo is not like a regular a500 or any ocs/ecs demo you could watch. And i can say the demo is a great technical achievement. And about soundtrack, how on earth the soundtrack have a great quality on this machine? In my opinion the tune sounds like regular high quality tracks on modern computers. Well... I can say no more. <3
rulez added on the 2017-10-31 14:37:53 by Volantis Volantis
This is a real A500 demo. Doesn't even even run on an stock A1200/020. That doesn't have to be, we've got 2017 and not 1991. As real hardware rulez, I watched it on my A500/1MB with 3D glaces and it looks good. The effects are fresh and match the music perfect.
added on the 2017-10-31 17:26:40 by dissident dissident
Quote:
fakers are lamers!
Hasn't it always been part of the scene to do something different, that wasn't expected? Wasn't it you who has thumbed up for 7800 phong polys when there weren't 7800 phong polys?
rulez added on the 2017-11-01 00:05:49 by René Madenmann René Madenmann
I have always been a fan of unlimited <any>, and this one makes great use of it. The way it uses the sound channels in the visuals reminded me of Hello Africa and SOTA in a fresh way. Actually that even holds true for some of the samples. And that's a good thing. It would have deserved more memorable end screen, though.
rulez added on the 2017-11-01 01:20:45 by JAC! JAC!
When I first watched the demo, I had this strange familiar feeling about it.. And now, after been watching it more times, the music and also the tight sync makes me feel like I'm watching a Polka Brothers demo.. ;)
added on the 2017-11-01 13:14:50 by mayday mayday
this is an awesome piece of motherfucking art.
rulez added on the 2017-11-03 16:28:50 by iks iks
Very nice!
rulez added on the 2017-11-03 17:32:11 by Mystra Mystra
Awesome :D
rulez added on the 2017-11-04 12:46:06 by mop mop
ECS/OCS !!!

Excellent stuff. Makes me want to connect my good old Amiga to a CRT and watch it for "real".

Needs a very loud hi-fi setup too :)
rulez added on the 2017-11-05 12:59:41 by twh twh
2 points of criticism:
- the atrocious credits typography
- it's about 30-45 seconds too long
rulez added on the 2017-11-05 18:21:24 by superplek superplek
nice visuals, bit boring demo, the music reminds me of generic polish scene techno from the 90's.
best use of unlimitedBobs to date!
KK keeps impressing me!
more of this please!
rulez added on the 2017-11-05 22:07:26 by ɧคɾɗվ. ɧคɾɗվ.
what spec is it made for? I see only the ocs/ecs from this page... I can not see anything in the nfo.. Just crash on my 060 aga..
sucks added on the 2017-11-06 19:32:35 by kriz kriz
Try an Amiga 500, Kriz ...
rulez added on the 2017-11-07 14:13:16 by Steel Steel
good
rulez added on the 2017-11-08 07:50:59 by provod provod
@STEEL: I still think the nfo should state the requirements, as of amiga and ram atleast.
added on the 2017-11-08 13:09:47 by kriz kriz
@kritz OCS """implies""" A500 (usually w/ 512k fake fast)
added on the 2017-11-08 13:36:49 by d0DgE d0DgE
Quote:
@STEEL: I still think the nfo should state the requirements, as of amiga and ram atleast.


You should take that up with The Keepers Of The Demoscene Rule Book then.
They're right next door to Ye Olde Clue Shoppe.
you simply can't hate this.
rulez added on the 2017-11-08 17:16:24 by SCA SCA
Korvkiosken: Ill do that.
added on the 2017-11-08 19:50:08 by kriz kriz
@d0DgE: nfo only says Amiga demo ..
added on the 2017-11-08 19:50:51 by kriz kriz
It's been a long time since I see such a beautyful A500 demo. Finally a demo that actually uses HW and not a 3D engine in a framebuffer with C2P routines, streamed music running on a 060...
rulez added on the 2017-11-09 14:35:44 by TAD TAD
AWESOME!
rulez added on the 2017-11-10 19:38:32 by mlc mlc
Kriz: so you basically gave it a thumb down because YOU did not understand the requirements? Great way to show your appreciation.

Nice and refreshing demo.
rulez added on the 2017-11-11 17:07:55 by keops keops
yyeee hly sht
rulez added on the 2017-11-13 00:12:31 by FMS_Cat FMS_Cat
fresh!
rulez added on the 2017-11-14 15:44:31 by daeel daeel
8/10
rulez added on the 2017-11-16 07:53:52 by Lacrimael Lacrimael
a pleasant watch & listen
rulez added on the 2017-11-19 19:53:11 by wertstahl wertstahl

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