Captured Dreams by The Black Lotus [web]
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release date : april 1997
release party : The Gathering 1997
compo : amiga demo
ranked : 1st
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popularity : 73%
  • 0.87
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alltime top: #534
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A demo that appeared at the end of the era of the almighty A1200 (030/50) ! A MUST ! Amiga coders have nowadays lost the grace...
added on the 2000-08-31 16:10:51 by gelmir gelmir
yes, a MUST SEE for amiga fans. good music, and a very good colour composing in some scenes.
added on the 2001-03-31 00:49:25 by syntiq syntiq
"Amiga coders have nowadays lost the grace... "

have a look at perfect circle ;p
rulez added on the 2001-08-12 05:36:22 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
Unbelievable. Only 3 comments for one of the best demos ever released on Amiga. The last demo by the famous coding duo Equalizer and Offa. Fantastic music, awesome visuals and cool and original effects. An absolute classic!!
rulez added on the 2001-12-26 22:26:32 by z5 z5
rulez added on the 2001-12-26 23:38:10 by MooZ MooZ
Is it possible to find anything bad in this demo? No, I don't think so.
rulez added on the 2002-01-06 16:13:33 by bumbu bumbu
This is really one of my all-time favourite demo for Amiga.

Especially the frist part of the demo and the water effects is what really makes it stunning!

Too bad that it ends a bit suddenly, like it's not 100% finished.

But it does surely deserve at RULES :)
rulezcdc added on the 2002-01-06 17:04:14 by Puryx Puryx
Astounding effects and design. Such a shame TBL didn't manage to sustain this standard once their core members left.
rulez added on the 2002-02-13 23:06:23 by Wade^Hjb Wade^Hjb
i dislke most of the textures and the music in some parts ... but wtf ... the effects rock! and it has a picturezoomer ;)
rulez added on the 2002-03-02 15:13:28 by robotriot robotriot
How come that this, one of the most astonishing demos on the amiga, got not even more than 10 comments?... get a grip on yourselves! - are the demos on the PC-scene amusing you?... c'mon!
added on the 2002-04-13 01:53:20 by Puryx Puryx
added on the 2002-04-14 00:36:45 by Puryx Puryx
it's so good that i can hardly believe my eyes.
rulez added on the 2002-05-27 11:12:55 by gloom gloom
tbl rawks ;)
rulez added on the 2002-06-10 19:31:39 by a_lee_n a_lee_n
not _so_ psychedelic but sool anyway
rulez added on the 2002-08-19 23:27:57 by funktion funktion
rulez added on the 2002-09-10 14:16:37 by teo teo
This demo is just pure power. And it never stops! :D

The last freat 68k chip Amiga demo? Maybe. But it signed of a great area.
rulez added on the 2002-09-14 02:44:20 by imperator imperator
its a great Amiga demo... maybye in future UAE can run it :) eh...
rulez added on the 2002-09-22 22:39:47 by BeheriT BeheriT
legendary graphics, legendary music, legendary code. legendary demo!
added on the 2002-09-22 23:22:10 by gloom gloom
a real classical production!!!!!!
rulez added on the 2002-11-04 13:25:44 by ghandy ghandy
still copes with the jones nowadays.
rulez added on the 2003-04-29 11:21:34 by rp rp
THE tbl prod! =)
rulez added on the 2003-04-29 14:39:46 by elend elend
Along with tint one of my favorite TBL prods. Except for some of the more cheesy 3d-parts.
rulez added on the 2003-04-29 15:01:21 by jar jar
Fantastic demo !!!
The initial picture zoom, tunnel effect and tv 3d scene is fabulous.
Water effect is the best i've ever seen.
A must see.
rulez added on the 2003-05-16 09:21:08 by Pyxis Pyxis
A classic between classics. Not have the feeling of Tint, but is better in every piece of coding, design or music.
added on the 2003-05-16 12:25:57 by humphr3y humphr3y
Great feeling.
rulez added on the 2003-05-16 15:32:53 by dairos dairos
Finally works with new Winuae0822R7!
added on the 2003-05-31 13:52:08 by z5 z5
Hooray to the new WinUAE! Seen the AVI but lossless 50fps is so much nicer. :)

Tint, Goa, and Glow still hang after the first part though, grr.
rulez added on the 2003-05-31 17:23:06 by phoenix phoenix
Right phoenix, this demo roxx die hard :)
added on the 2003-06-05 01:28:42 by Crest Crest
One of my favs on the good old amiga!
rulez added on the 2004-03-28 20:29:08 by Raven^NCE Raven^NCE
Hmm, could of sworn i had commented on this, oh well.
Prolly my favourite TBL prod, along with Tint of course ;p And prolly my 2nd/3rd favourite demo after after Revenge
of Babbnaasen and Virtual World.
I'm a major TBL fanboi :)
rulez added on the 2004-03-28 21:36:00 by Intrinsic Intrinsic

code, gfx, design and music - all is great.

Equalizer, Offa, Danny, Rodney, Louie, Radix , FNDR - dream team!
rulez added on the 2004-03-29 21:00:27 by kimi kardashian kimi kardashian
holland in je huis
rulez added on the 2004-03-29 21:32:52 by Weyland Yutani Weyland Yutani
Nice one:)
rulez added on the 2004-05-09 11:45:28 by fragment fragment
Colors, colors, tits, colors, colors. And good music all the time.
rulez added on the 2004-09-23 14:42:40 by René Madenmann René Madenmann
One of my all time favourites.
rulez added on the 2004-11-01 20:41:51 by Mr Twist Laser Mr Twist Laser
yes goa! :)
rulez added on the 2004-11-01 21:03:00 by post malone post malone
A very good production from TBL. Their demos was usually a big reason for me to upgrade my Amiga.
Also, it kicks Astral Blur in the behind.
rulez added on the 2004-11-25 11:27:24 by grip grip
A really cool colorful demo, with some not so good parts.
rulez added on the 2004-11-25 12:32:41 by d3pth d3pth
my favourite demo
rulez added on the 2005-04-13 00:40:35 by bonzaj bonzaj
hell yeah!
rulez added on the 2005-05-26 12:23:27 by las las
That sexy angel is forever!!! ;o)
rulezcdc added on the 2005-05-26 20:56:13 by wayne wayne
another Amiga marvel
rulez added on the 2005-05-30 10:29:21 by EviL EviL
oooh those days... :)
rulez added on the 2005-06-03 01:30:50 by Proteque Proteque
rulez added on the 2005-08-10 12:13:48 by chavez chavez
Well... I'm not a fan. Don't get me wrong, I totally recognize this demo's historical importance... but overall I felt the presentation was quite sloppy and cobbled together.
added on the 2005-08-27 08:34:28 by trixter trixter
rulez added on the 2005-10-16 20:22:37 by Quarryman Quarryman
If it aint dutch it aint much
rulez added on the 2005-10-16 20:26:17 by magic magic
rulez added on the 2005-10-16 21:13:53 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
the 3d engine was a bit buggy with all the holes between polygons, but it had lots of cool 2d effects to balance... but then it surely tips to rulez because of the music and gfx work (angelic particles OMG!!!)
rulez added on the 2005-10-22 10:54:14 by winden winden
You take a demo with really delicious effects and soothing music, and another one with noisy music and a crappy 3d engine, and then you shuffle these together and get... Captured Dreams. Amazing and annoying at the same time.
rulez added on the 2006-02-09 22:29:35 by Blueberry Blueberry
A must see for all! One of the best Amiga demos. Amazing atmosphere!
rulez added on the 2006-02-14 14:56:24 by ham ham
rulez added on the 2006-02-14 15:08:10 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
zoomer, colors, effects, angelic particles, dreams.. i am addicted to those "melodic zoomer"s ;)
rulez added on the 2006-03-18 03:40:57 by flexi flexi
this ran so smooth on a 030 + FPU :)
rulez added on the 2006-03-21 16:35:54 by d0DgE d0DgE
rulez added on the 2006-08-29 00:33:14 by aga060 aga060
rulez added on the 2006-09-24 22:21:06 by sp^ctz sp^ctz
lots of top notch graphics in here. and revolutionizing at the time.
rulez added on the 2006-09-25 02:50:19 by loaderror loaderror
!!!Wonderful demo! Real classic!
rulez added on the 2006-11-16 01:10:36 by dimouse dimouse
rulez added on the 2006-11-16 01:39:19 by xeron xeron
What to say about this one? It's classic and totally nice. :)
rulez added on the 2006-11-16 02:23:43 by StingRay StingRay
rulez added on the 2007-02-06 18:38:10 by Cj Cj
One of my alltime favourites.
rulez added on the 2007-04-16 22:50:03 by necronomic0 necronomic0
"the demo that never ends".. !? this must be an amiga classic! also reminds me to good old falcon days (esp. choice-of-color-wise:)
rulez added on the 2007-06-01 23:22:18 by fiveofive fiveofive
very messy collection of different scenes and music styles that doesn't really fit together..
btw. those graphics by danny were ripped...
sucks added on the 2007-06-16 10:12:17 by v3nom v3nom
I remember a butt ugly raptor + what venom said.
sucks added on the 2007-06-16 10:29:53 by Stelthzje Stelthzje
Great music and flow.
rulez added on the 2007-06-27 22:20:53 by xernobyl xernobyl
rulez added on the 2007-10-17 16:53:46 by texel texel
rulez added on the 2007-10-17 17:02:12 by evil evil
rulez added on the 2007-10-17 17:05:49 by Maissi Maissi
I like the underwater scene the most. I remember some nice tunnel, and zoomer, and some flickering texturemapped 3D scenes.
rulez added on the 2007-10-23 15:51:06 by Alain Alain
Fuckin' A! I remember watching this demo at TG 97, it was great moment in life! Altough I wish Louie could have done something different from that angel-picture. It is the only reason why I did not show this demo while teaching in a art-school last year.
rulez added on the 2007-11-06 12:13:06 by Duck-Hunter Duck-Hunter
rulez added on the 2007-11-06 12:27:02 by fishwave/scx fishwave/scx
I haven't voted for this yet!? It rules!
rulez added on the 2008-01-20 13:05:59 by Cosmocat Cosmocat
Some of the effects area really ace, and some of the graphics are fantastic, but as a whole, I think this is butt-ugly.
added on the 2008-01-20 13:28:17 by Preacher Preacher
those graphics by danny were ripped...

I don't think they were. I accused him of scanning a long time ago and he corrected me in an old Rom article and wrote a step by step guide. He was just an exceptionally talented gfxer.

As for the demo, it still has an impact every time I watch it. So far ahead of its time!
rulez added on the 2008-02-07 14:45:30 by Wade Wade
Uh, I saw this a lot of time back in the days.
The zoomer is so great even if the zoom is not exponential but linear. Very talented graphician.
I also like the ambient parts of the music. Even though the music is very obviously made to fit the demo - not the other way around - it has turned out really well.
rulez added on the 2008-04-26 19:56:49 by lemmus lemmus
Forgot: Though, it is very glitchy and buggy. I know that you can be in a hurry and aim for a deadline but in this case it really had an impact on the result.
added on the 2008-04-26 20:06:40 by lemmus lemmus
:) TBL at its best!
rulez added on the 2008-11-26 13:16:12 by ɧ4ɾɗվ. ɧ4ɾɗվ.
Well, a lot of nice of really cool stuff in here, and some not-that-good. However, those underwater scenes really blew my mind back then! Have my CDC!
added on the 2008-12-21 21:06:59 by Puryx Puryx
rulez added on the 2009-03-30 09:07:29 by toxie toxie
great one! a true classic!
rulez added on the 2009-05-12 22:19:32 by Eliecan Eliecan
this is serious shit!
rulez added on the 2009-09-19 14:52:15 by gentleman gentleman
Lovely music, lovely scenes.
rulez added on the 2010-08-31 02:14:39 by jack-3d jack-3d
freaking awesome
rulez added on the 2010-11-20 20:58:17 by Alpha C Alpha C
Great demo, only the 1x1 c2p 3D part are boring, but there were so many beautiful t2p effects and a fantastic picture by Danny&Louie that made this demo a classic one !
rulez added on the 2010-12-07 21:14:34 by skp skp
rulez added on the 2011-01-09 22:37:15 by BackSpace BackSpace
For zoomdreams, dolphindreams and oceandreams
rulez added on the 2011-01-23 22:00:44 by Photon Photon
Well done demo from TBL.
rulez added on the 2011-03-19 15:19:04 by Frequent Frequent
a bit slow for my taste but a great TBL demo :)
rulez added on the 2012-05-15 16:40:31 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
Great effects!
rulez added on the 2012-05-15 16:58:18 by noby noby
Beautiful! Wake up TBL!
rulez added on the 2012-08-27 19:28:18 by Sir_Lucas Sir_Lucas
Too candy @ times, but the track is awesome
rulez added on the 2012-12-06 01:17:14 by comankh comankh
Fantastic demo!
rulez added on the 2013-11-29 15:05:48 by at0m at0m
Cool :)
rulez added on the 2013-11-30 15:41:12 by kjb kjb
Great demo.
rulez added on the 2013-11-30 20:30:03 by Flops Flops
Looks more like a collection of samples and cutscenes from late 90 demos and music rather than a self designed demo
added on the 2014-01-04 20:41:47 by T$ T$
TBL domination :)
Ugly at times, great code. Very nice underwater part, esp. when "watching up".
Music ranges from horrible to "this could've been nice if.."
added on the 2014-06-11 22:25:07 by leGend leGend
Not bad
rulez added on the 2015-08-12 09:14:02 by lvd lvd
God damn it! This is totally "I can't believe I haven't thumbed it up yet!" =)
rulez added on the 2015-09-11 21:18:45 by mccnex mccnex
Probably the bomb in 97. Judging by the design parts of it look kinda dated. Still good though. I like the zoomer in the beginning.
rulez added on the 2016-03-18 00:11:59 by lennart lennart
This still remains my favourite TBL demo.
rulez added on the 2016-04-19 08:08:00 by Corial Corial
good demo. how do i run this demo on winuae
rulez added on the 2016-05-08 07:40:56 by Flashira Flashira
Quite a lot of cool content with great music. Here my thumb up :)
rulez added on the 2016-11-26 23:30:41 by Sapphire Sapphire
powerful. also, radixlove
rulez added on the 2019-05-08 15:25:02 by nagz nagz
the best from Offa + Equalizer coding duo
rulez added on the 2019-11-19 15:58:11 by hollowone hollowone
Hmm.. Youtube was removed because of Danny's raunchy pictures.
added on the 2019-11-20 12:40:23 by rloaderro rloaderro
Haha, indeed the video link provided has been blocked. Fortunately there is more if you search, like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jI8aVV8QIJ0
added on the 2019-11-25 22:42:04 by hollowone hollowone
Legendary. One of my all time favorites. The music is very, very good.
rulez added on the 2020-03-20 23:09:17 by nikosidis nikosidis
Absolutly great!
rulez added on the 2021-06-20 19:40:45 by mailman mailman
rulez added on the 2021-06-20 20:24:25 by rloaderro rloaderro
rulez added on the 2021-06-21 13:55:38 by tjahzi(aka Jimi) tjahzi(aka Jimi)
Some outstanding transitions and great demo design, but overall a tad dragged.
rulez added on the 2022-09-21 12:02:03 by spkr spkr
Truly Amiga gem - one of my all time favorites demos.
rulez added on the 2024-02-22 08:17:40 by mustafa mustafa

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