2ndFloor by Incognita
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release date : october 2000
release party : bcnparty 2000
compo : pc demo
ranked : 1st
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popularity : 60%
  • 0.55
alltime top: #5096
added on the 2000-10-18 06:51:38 by analogue analogue

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strange/original artwork.
interesting effects to be seen =)
added on the 2000-10-18 06:52:34 by analogue analogue
this one is pretty original.. the graphics are mostly photos, but they are wisely layered one over another in a some sort of a parallax effect, which gives it a nifty static 3d-ish look (a-la modern videos.. nice ideas around, don't believe that screenshot 8)
added on the 2000-10-18 16:25:52 by bhead bhead
The screenshot is taken from the very beggining, just before the logo :)

Just don't miss the best scene in the whole demo: the train station one. See how to perform a cinematographic travelling camera effect with a 2d image !!
added on the 2000-10-18 18:53:22 by spite spite
Nice demo featuring some curious cool effects. Try it and don't be cheated by the screenshot! ;)
it's crash at the start :(
perhaps because my ati+3dfx system ....
very cool music and idea. 2d photo layers arranged to static animation, i like it. the only problems are that it loads way too long and it likes to crash a lot.
rulez added on the 2001-06-16 02:02:01 by robotriot robotriot
one of my favourite demos :-)
rulez added on the 2001-10-17 00:03:31 by drjekil drjekil
I'm still waiting for the bugfix for this beauty. :)
rulez added on the 2001-11-09 21:03:58 by Jare Jare
What's with that stupid screenshot?!?


This is a very different demo with some original ideas/effects. It's not 'action-packed' or anything, but still manages to remain interesting.
rulez added on the 2001-11-13 07:16:25 by sea_monkey sea_monkey
I agree with previous comments. The image layering idea is good and it works. The only problem with the images was that some were much better quality than the others (some had much jpeg or other artifacts, some didn't). But it was just a minor glitch in this great demo.
rulez added on the 2002-01-13 13:07:47 by DiamonDie DiamonDie
I wish the text/message could keep up with the subtile/original visuals.
added on the 2002-01-18 16:47:00 by tomaes tomaes
One of my favourite demos ever, original and stylish.
rulez added on the 2002-01-18 18:23:04 by dixan dixan
yeah, a vote.
rulez added on the 2002-01-18 20:59:13 by bhead bhead
If this demo had been polished a bit more it would have been a huge classic. It's ok in its actual state. Reboot is missing!
rulez added on the 2002-03-18 07:38:37 by mac mac
nice design
rulez added on the 2002-03-18 09:53:48 by dairos dairos
Very stylish design. One of my favourites also.
rulez added on the 2002-08-17 23:51:29 by teel teel
rulez added on the 2002-08-18 12:33:02 by diver diver
rulez added on the 2002-11-07 20:33:08 by Dubmood Dubmood
Very interesting and different demo. One time it stopped in the middle of the demo (but sound was still playing), but it worked ok after starting it a second time.
added on the 2002-11-25 02:57:05 by Crest Crest
We want incognita back!
rulez added on the 2003-06-07 14:03:10 by ithaqua ithaqua
yeah, i agree with Ithaqua, I want Incognita bACK
rulez added on the 2003-11-13 11:25:44 by tolemaC tolemaC
broken link ;(
added on the 2004-02-26 04:27:07 by loaderror loaderror
working link: ftp://ftp.scene.org/pub/parties/2000/bcnparty00/demo/2ndfloor_0.75-incognita.zip

ftp.scene.org rarely disappoints you ;)

added on the 2004-02-26 08:50:15 by Zest Zest
Yeeee, nice work. 'No time to say goodbye'
good, atmosphere
rulez added on the 2004-08-11 09:48:26 by guzinho guzinho
'cos deserve it ...
rulez added on the 2004-09-15 13:09:00 by AbcuG! AbcuG!
Very interesting alternative demo.
rulez added on the 2004-09-15 15:33:30 by Nezbie Nezbie
I agree with Ithaqua too... back, back! :)
rulez added on the 2004-12-02 10:36:26 by Spock Spock
Froze halfway through, but what I saw before that was really cool.
added on the 2004-12-06 18:15:24 by Preacher Preacher
great use of 2d, and who needs a happy endink anyway?
rulez added on the 2005-01-14 08:58:25 by the_Ye-Ti the_Ye-Ti
Impressive. One of the reasons I attended bcnparty as my first party :)
rulez added on the 2005-01-14 09:00:48 by shash shash
i get insane white flickering, no sound? r9200se XPSP2, Dx9c
added on the 2007-08-28 06:58:38 by Gaia Gaia
Not voted for this??
rulez added on the 2008-10-20 03:38:33 by bdk bdk
moans that it cant load frase18.tga and dies. Anyone know of a solution?
added on the 2009-12-14 00:01:29 by Claw Claw
can't run on modern systems - the mipmaps aren't power-of-2 dimensions so they can't load. plus the heap corruption while loading mesh effects, all points to a really buggy release.
sucks added on the 2012-10-17 05:47:33 by qkumba qkumba
[23:04] -------------- Init LayerText frase17--------------
[23:04] Loading texture 0 :'dat\frases\frase18.tga'
[23:04] [RGB] 390 x 172 x 32 bpp ---> 390 x 172 x 8 8 8 8 (ARGB)
[23:04] Fatal error: Can't load dat\frases\frase18.tga !
[23:04] Closing : DDraw7 - D3D Rasterizer [ 0 textures / 0 meshes loaded]
added on the 2014-07-04 22:58:40 by MISTERAMD MISTERAMD
added on the 2015-06-15 00:41:09 by T$ T$
Work great on my Win7 64 bit system with a GTX 660 after putting dgVoodoo v2.53 DDraw.dll and D3DImm.dll in demo folder.

Those who expect demos coded a decade and a half ago under Windows 98 and Direcxt X 5, 6 or 7 to work flawlessly out of the box on Windows 7, 8 or 10 are delusional... Old OpenGL demos compatibility with modern system is fairly good, not so much for Direcxt X prior to version 8. Most DX demos of that era in fact requires a wrapper and by far the best Direct X wrapper is dgVoodoo.

Now that this out the way, this is a great demo! The sound track is very appropriate for the visual!
rulez added on the 2016-10-17 23:53:32 by ramon ramon
Tried it with DGVoodoo as Ramon suggested, but it only gets as far as the "you won't get out alive" screen before it hangs. Win10 here.
added on the 2018-06-17 22:29:10 by phoenix phoenix

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