From Dust Till Dawn by Fairlight [web]
screenshot added by elkmoose on 2004-06-28 15:44:21
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release date : june 2004
release party : Remedy 2004
compo : combined demo
ranked : 1st
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popularity : 65%
  • 0.56
alltime top: #2265
added on the 2004-06-28 15:13:33 by psonice psonice

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added on the 2004-06-28 15:18:19 by bzz bzz
we love 'em
rulez added on the 2004-06-28 15:19:09 by Korvkiosken Korvkiosken
no, the masses demand red cubes!
added on the 2004-06-28 15:19:59 by maali maali
kindof not-so-goodlooking-flyby in the beginning, but the end gets a lot better. really really really slow on radeon 9000, but then again... who cares about hardware that is slower than the one you got your self? :)
rulez added on the 2004-06-28 15:20:19 by kusma kusma
sweet-o :D
found some glitches but i guess i already told Smash so ... :)
rulez added on the 2004-06-28 15:22:59 by Gargaj Gargaj
Very nice intro... first scene is pretty technically impressive to me, the spikeballs scene was nice, there distortion ball thing was good too. Oh... and bump mapping :-D Music is very nice too.

Still a few bugs and glitches tho, i'll look forwards to the final.

Oh yeah, and it needs ps + vs card, if you don't have it theres a video here.
rulez added on the 2004-06-28 15:25:32 by psonice psonice
rulez added on the 2004-06-28 15:35:40 by oldaccount oldaccount
That's some nice shit you've got there!
rulez added on the 2004-06-28 15:44:44 by ekoli ekoli
nice job on the screenshot, guys. =)

mailed bug reports are greatly appreciated, so we can get it all solid for the final.

added on the 2004-06-28 15:48:47 by smash smash
rulez added on the 2004-06-28 15:49:46 by Pete Pete
it rulez, the screenshot is a bit weird tho
rulez added on the 2004-06-28 15:51:52 by elkmoose elkmoose
rulez added on the 2004-06-28 15:54:41 by got got
Damn good stuff. Prettiest shit from FLT I've seen for some time. The street-scene is though a bit slow with my setup.
rulez added on the 2004-06-28 16:15:31 by PinZa PinZa
won't recon, since my gfxcard does not support pixelshaders. that's the topic for the other talk, but i still don't find a point in all those new technologies. guys from mawi and tbl can do much better things without that on pure amiga... screenshots look cute, though.
added on the 2004-06-28 16:42:02 by meCh\bps meCh\bps
oh please people stop moaning about others not coding for your obsolete hardware. Good stuff from fairlight.
rulez added on the 2004-06-28 16:47:43 by Navis Navis
mech: please please please crawl under a rock and die..
slemmy: i won't comment your silly behaviour. mind that i can have and share opinions as you do. i'm not the kid buying new hardware only to buy new after a month.
added on the 2004-06-28 18:46:31 by meCh\bps meCh\bps
ah, well, I might've been a bit harsh there.. what I should have said was probably:
"Oh yes, I absolutely agree with you. I see no point in new technology either, so instead of using a car I always walk when I want to go somewhere..."
New technology is teh futare, sucka!
(even though I'm too lame to use it...)
New technology is teh futare, sucka! (slemmy)/// then, seriously, i fully agree with you. i just wanted to notice that using it without a sense of art can be risky. and it isn't about a flt prod, just a free advice. anyway, that's not the proper place for such a discussion, so eot for me.
added on the 2004-06-28 19:12:28 by meCh\bps meCh\bps
reed's music rules!!!! Well and the intro too, although some scenes were a bit messy and other ones did appear very very dark (almost black screen :P)
Is this useful as your engine test? bye!
VERY good indeed! I f'kin love the music!

Only problem I have is that it looks a bit low res but that happens with most ps or vs stuff I run. Dunno if that's just what happens.

Slemmy: Does that mean you are ditching the Amiga to make PC demos now? Go on!
rulez added on the 2004-06-28 19:34:43 by Shanethewolf Shanethewolf
The scene in the beginning was so fucking horrible.. And as for the rest, a nice tune and some nice stuff, albeit tons slower than it has to be.

So fuck that whole new technology thing you're trying to pull and eat my thumb down for performing at awful framerates.

Come on.. I was watching this on a fucking Radeon 9800 / XP3200+ / 1GB PC3200 machine..
sucks added on the 2004-06-28 19:42:56 by superplek superplek
good entertainment.
added on the 2004-06-28 19:43:10 by fiver2^fB fiver2^fB
Plek: Bitch, Radeon 9800 is outdated ages ago....geez :)

And about this intro...real cool beginning with the street.....and then it changes to a standard intro showing rotating "abstract" objects....i think it lacked a little direction, but overtall pretty good.
rulez added on the 2004-06-28 19:46:39 by Zplex Zplex
Yeah I guess that my recently almost-500-euros-worth-of-graphics-adapter is outdated.

added on the 2004-06-28 19:49:05 by superplek superplek
well plek, you could try use a lower mesh resolution, high is for really fast cards. this runs fine for me at radeon 9000 with medium resolution.
added on the 2004-06-28 19:58:25 by pantaloon pantaloon
"really fast cards"

That card is the goddamn fastest piece of shit you could get in most regular hardware stores a few weeks ago.
added on the 2004-06-28 20:02:01 by superplek superplek
niels, stay cool. don't let them annoy you ;).
added on the 2004-06-28 20:13:28 by meCh\bps meCh\bps
What happent to the nice lightning I saw at Breakpoint? I mean, it looked good there, but this looks like pure crap :)
added on the 2004-06-28 21:30:48 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
Good music and nice visuals.
rulez added on the 2004-06-28 22:25:28 by dairos dairos
Nice stuff. Sadly the music is screwed up (jumps and skips) even without any other dsound application running...
rulez added on the 2004-06-28 22:54:47 by scamp scamp
yeah well the music is obviously kick-ass, the rest is a bit 'meh'.
added on the 2004-06-28 23:27:23 by sagacity sagacity
rulez added on the 2004-06-28 23:45:18 by tomaes tomaes
Spikeballs!! :)
rulez added on the 2004-06-29 00:02:32 by Vulture Vulture
tried the "medium"-setting. pretty sure it bugged hard though, as most scenes went black for several seconds over and over again (gf4ti4600ultra). the music was okay, the rest was ugly, badly organized and pretty damn dull.
added on the 2004-06-29 00:55:20 by gloom gloom
Ok whoever cut the mpeg: 45% of the mpeg is the loading bar. Loading bars are not spikeballs!
Lighting of first scene is plain bad. But some good effects(specially the spikeballs)
rulez added on the 2004-06-29 03:54:38 by reality3D reality3D
A thumbs up after the first viewing, but it loses its charm after a few watches. The innovative effects are offset by the choppy design. It really begs to be fixed up for a final version.

Whoever made the screenshot, learn to put delays between your anigif frames. It looks like a scene from Paimen. :)
added on the 2004-06-29 05:43:17 by phoenix phoenix
wish it kept going, but nice until the end.
added on the 2004-06-29 06:12:50 by Jerware Jerware
nice coding but lausy design and slowish like hell.
added on the 2004-06-29 06:39:01 by xeNusion xeNusion
phoenix, just depress the turbo button of your computer!
added on the 2004-06-29 07:36:47 by _-_-__ _-_-__
you mean "hey, turbo button, you suck and noone loves you"? :)
(he he excellent joke Gargaj)
added on the 2004-06-29 08:25:21 by Gargaj Gargaj
The first one was pretty horrible, but got better later. Unbelieveably slow though, considering that much better looking stuff has run perfectly on this machine (P4/2.4, r9800pro). Reed's music r0x0rs as always.
added on the 2004-06-29 09:59:36 by break break
Err, I meant the first _effect_. The flyby-slideshow-thingy.
added on the 2004-06-29 10:00:19 by break break
The first scene is the ugliest shadow tryout I ever seen. I think Syntonic Dentiforms set a standard of shadows lookout. The second part with spikeballs KICK ASS GOOOOD, but the beginning demoralize ... :( The funnyest thing is that the beginning looked like a Geforce 2 class technology demo ('coz that known the render to texture feature witch produce better performance and lookout :))

Btw. The music and the after of the disaster is deserve my thumb up ! :)
rulez added on the 2004-06-29 10:12:08 by AbcuG! AbcuG!
Excellent joke Gargaj \o/
added on the 2004-06-29 10:16:52 by superplek superplek
Um. about speed problems. It runs acceptable speed on P3-1300-512mb with a FX5200 (64bit !!!!) . About 10-15 fps :))))))))
added on the 2004-06-29 10:20:31 by AbcuG! AbcuG!
expect a MUCH faster final.
added on the 2004-06-29 10:55:42 by smash smash
smash: i suppose that it isn't about code ;). coders have done gr8 work, but, hell, 150.000 polys is a bit 'much'. that's my opinion :). but, if you manage with that, that will be kind of achievement.
added on the 2004-06-29 11:15:18 by meCh\bps meCh\bps
phoenix: hey - that's not necessary a bad thing - that's what made me want to download this intro in the first place. :)
added on the 2004-06-29 13:53:30 by gloom gloom
oh gargaj you so crazy
added on the 2004-06-29 15:38:58 by sagacity sagacity
it appeared to be very jumpy on my machine, too bad that 1ghz ain't enough for it. the scenes looked beautiful, even though the whole thing was so damn crippled on here, so it was more or less a slomo/stuttering experience. i sadly couldn't exactly enjoy the musick here -> conclusion: i need to see it on up to date hardware.
added on the 2004-06-29 22:23:38 by dalezr dalezr
i'll thumb (up or DOWN) the final... slow, very bad design, lot of ugly parts...
added on the 2004-06-30 00:15:21 by spengler spengler
spikeys for the masses, and yeah, the first scene is slow here too, but the rest rocks
rulez added on the 2004-06-30 00:25:35 by Weyland Yutani Weyland Yutani
Some nice screens, good music. I like it better if you improve the framerate ;) (average machine here, i2.4 FX5600)
After first scene I expected some flyby intro, cause I liked that scene. Other scenes were really nice, but then suddenly intro ends. I was expecting some more stuff, but I think you run out of space. Lets not forget that this is 64k. And reed´s music rocked.
rulez added on the 2004-06-30 07:46:09 by blueflame blueflame
if you're getting stuttering, close down anything that uses the sound card... i had it run stuttery just by having the volume control panel open. Ran fine with it closed.
added on the 2004-07-01 10:56:13 by psonice psonice
Yesterday i wrote a double loop what runs faster on a p2 500 than a p4 2.4ghz. Don't ask me how it possible, but the normal's precalculation of 25000 polys need 5-6 sec. on a p2 and about 30 sec on p4 ! Maybe i create an impossibilator engine ? :)))))
added on the 2004-07-01 11:02:06 by AbcuG! AbcuG!
sounds more like you're generating denormals, infinities or nans, which slows all recent processors to a crawl.
added on the 2004-07-01 21:25:48 by ryg ryg
Was this prod meant to be blocky, or is it just my radeon messing things up? I recall having some other problems with pixel/vertex shaders too. The prod itself is quite ok. Would be better with decent design.
added on the 2004-07-04 17:45:54 by asasel asasel
great pre-calc scene and even nicer dynamic fx! i love(d) it!
rulez added on the 2004-07-08 12:53:53 by toxie toxie
Piggies. Nice effects, great music, but far far too slow. Looking forward to the final though.
added on the 2004-07-23 22:23:18 by Mtl Mtl
such smashing effects in 64k! (but a piggy for colors...)

FLT is certainly not dead ;)
rulez added on the 2004-07-24 00:02:11 by Zest Zest
respect 4 music !!!
rulez added on the 2004-07-24 00:51:13 by ninja ninja
very unfinished, buggy and slow.
thumb up for music and spikeballs.
rulez added on the 2004-07-24 11:53:36 by kimi kardashian kimi kardashian
stakka said it all
rulez added on the 2004-07-24 14:24:54 by apricot apricot
One of the better 64K soundtracks. Visually there were some interesting techniques, but content wasn't imaginative. Some 3D scene followed by some 3D objects that had no connection in either style or theme.
Nice flashings... ok, I'll watch it on my other PC.
added on the 2004-08-01 21:05:28 by pan pan
rulez added on the 2004-08-07 17:47:18 by pan pan
a case of music totally not fitting the visuals, good track though ;)
sucks added on the 2004-09-19 19:29:54 by ricky martin ricky martin
I like a lot!!!!!!! music rule
rulez added on the 2004-09-19 19:53:49 by zeebr zeebr
Great effects, sadly it was really slow on my machine... Yet my machine sucks :-)
rulez added on the 2005-02-21 17:18:11 by chock chock
Soma nice parts, and some ugly, so a weak thumb up
rulez added on the 2005-04-20 19:08:11 by shash shash
rulez added on the 2005-05-08 16:37:18 by las las
never really liked spikeballs...
added on the 2005-11-08 07:31:31 by Gaia Gaia
too slow ;]
sucks added on the 2005-12-16 16:38:20 by wie8 wie8
rulez added on the 2005-12-16 16:39:52 by iks iks
thumb up. also there are no spikeballs at low poly setting. they look like rubbles :)
rulez added on the 2006-01-13 20:28:07 by anesthetic anesthetic
Much more entertaining than the newer Fairlight stuff.
rulez added on the 2006-12-01 01:39:39 by Preacher Preacher
not my cup..
added on the 2008-04-30 23:00:56 by v3nom v3nom
Oh, credits made me laugh. Fuck all other about this intro.

rulez added on the 2011-07-19 12:14:45 by closed closed
Yeah! (And Amiga still rules :)
rulez added on the 2011-12-27 12:50:38 by Frequent Frequent
rulez added on the 2013-01-19 23:08:34 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
good stuff back then

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