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Omniscent by Sanction :: pouët.net


Omniscent by Sanction [web]
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release date : march 1997
release party : Mekka & Symposium 1997
compo : pc 4k
ranked : 1st
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popularity : 75%
  • 0.90
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alltime top: #434
added on the 2000-09-17 02:50:24 by epsilum epsilum

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Wants to see a descent level with music in 4k?? download it! ;)
added on the 2000-09-17 02:51:38 by epsilum epsilum
This is the most kick ass (of a non-coder) 4k I've ever seen, leech it.
added on the 2000-09-17 03:22:37 by Chandra Chandra
A little piece of art!
added on the 2000-10-14 04:39:41 by reality3D reality3D
a must-see !
added on the 2000-10-27 14:29:42 by exocet exocet
only one word comes to mind : wow.
added on the 2001-01-12 17:05:36 by flure flure
Together with "Stoerfall Ost" one of the few REAL "how the fuck..." 4K intros. Get this NOW :)
added on the 2001-03-06 20:14:34 by kb_ kb_
Does this damn thing has music?! Damn! Why I haven't heard it???

added on the 2001-03-08 13:24:01 by Optimus Optimus
Optimus: This "damn thing" really has music (and that's why this "damn thing" is the best 4k intro in the world) but sad to say for General MIDI only.
added on the 2001-03-21 15:30:58 by crs crs
since the midiport is hardcoded there is a final package available including most important ones. i own a GUS, but i never heard the sound, too ;)
added on the 2001-03-23 18:12:12 by PigPen PigPen
when I first read about this little intro in a website I didn't really believe seing a Descent level in just 4 kb's. just one word, ROCKS!
added on the 2001-03-24 22:49:10 by shash shash
Shouldn't it be "Omniscient"? :)

GUS ppl who haven't heard the music, run MegaEm first.

This was the most impressive 4k on the PC for several years, but now even Windows 4ks are starting to get better (e.g. Varus by Kolor). Still, respect to the Sanction guys for all they did back then.
added on the 2001-04-30 19:35:41 by phoenix phoenix
amazing... and great .)
added on the 2001-05-21 19:29:26 by nula nula
This thing's insane. Also, phoenix is right. It should be Omniscient.
rulez added on the 2001-08-12 17:51:23 by bigcheese bigcheese
Actually, I'm a dumbass. It clearly says "Omniscent" across the top of the screen :)
added on the 2001-08-12 18:03:18 by bigcheese bigcheese
My prefered 4k.
rulez added on the 2001-08-12 18:21:35 by MooZ MooZ
It's "Omniscent" because of the reference to the "Descent" title... hey, the sanction members never knew enough English to recognize that they named their intro "All-Smell" this way *ggg*
rulez added on the 2001-08-12 18:58:34 by kb_ kb_

hella cool intro, though, heh... I'd probably have to use 16k for something like this.
rulez added on the 2001-10-14 12:34:18 by golrien golrien
Cast da vote!
rulez added on the 2001-10-24 14:32:45 by Optimus Optimus
absolutely wicked! these were the good old demoscene days! :)
rulez added on the 2001-11-07 22:25:21 by brioche brioche
Yep, it ruled my world for sure! :-)
rulez added on the 2001-11-08 00:00:58 by moT moT
these were the days indeed..
rulez added on the 2001-12-20 12:42:54 by bhead bhead
Wow! Cool music, and real fluid camera movements. Man, this is a MUST!!!
rulez added on the 2001-12-22 04:20:53 by Nezbie Nezbie
really really impressing!
rulez added on the 2002-01-19 19:29:03 by exocet exocet
Absolutely incredible when released, i'm not a fan, but what a code performance !
rulez added on the 2002-03-25 18:19:48 by willbe willbe
Incredible, a must see
rulez added on the 2002-05-19 03:32:41 by shash shash
no way but up
rulez added on the 2002-07-31 14:01:36 by ileaardbei ileaardbei
oh yeah baby, oh yeah
rulez added on the 2002-07-31 14:08:13 by superplek superplek
subpixeling, subtexeling and a bunch of animated textures in 4k... jeez!
rulez added on the 2002-08-05 04:56:25 by jazzman jazzman
Kickass intro, even compared with the best windows 4k's!
added on the 2002-08-26 02:05:55 by Crest Crest
Music, good 3d engine, large scene, good textures, etc...
Yes, best 4k I've ever seen.
rulez added on the 2002-12-15 00:08:40 by Scali Scali
too bad I've never heard the music...
rulez added on the 2003-03-11 15:54:16 by tomaes tomaes
Somehow the music sticks in my head. Oh, and I don't know where you guys got your copy, but I can hear the sound just fine on WinXP
added on the 2003-12-30 02:49:09 by crusader crusader
rulez added on the 2003-12-30 02:49:54 by crusader crusader
I still remember my jaws dropping when it was shown on the bigscreen. One of my favs!
rulez added on the 2004-05-26 19:25:10 by ninjadrm ninjadrm
rulez added on the 2004-05-26 19:40:20 by p01 p01
Very nice. Great camera too :)
rulez added on the 2004-05-26 20:25:47 by Intrinsic Intrinsic
a classic! sooo beautiful...
rulez added on the 2004-05-26 20:30:29 by neo neo
Really impressive.
rulez added on the 2004-05-26 20:52:44 by dairos dairos
rulez added on the 2004-11-10 15:32:29 by post malone post malone
This is just so incredibly good. Or at least, was back in its time.
rulez added on the 2004-11-10 19:31:36 by Preacher Preacher
just voting for a classic
rulez added on the 2004-11-10 19:55:21 by blala blala
was this intro actually the first with 'real' procedural textures btw? as in, a 3d flyby with procedural textures. i cant remember earlier work at least.. perhaps on the Amy?
dunno it's historical value, but it's nice today.
rulez added on the 2004-11-10 21:11:40 by shadez shadez
(at its time)
rulez added on the 2004-11-10 21:55:22 by friol friol
this was a BLAST in 4k..
maali: that's an interesting historic point - can anybody name any previous work with procedural textures ?
rulez added on the 2004-11-11 14:43:06 by madMixx madMixx
this prod blew my fucking mind
rulez added on the 2004-11-11 17:16:01 by witeshade witeshade
rulez added on the 2005-03-27 12:37:50 by beton beton
rulez added on the 2005-04-23 16:29:07 by ninja ninja
rulez added on the 2005-05-31 02:32:13 by rio702 rio702
Deserves big thumb up!
rulez added on the 2005-05-31 04:36:46 by KK KK
A killer 4k. Everyday!
rulez added on the 2005-06-09 03:56:30 by bdk bdk
My fave one... I stayed mute for several days after this one! =)
rulez added on the 2005-07-18 14:19:19 by baah baah
still impressive even now.
rulez added on the 2005-09-30 19:53:53 by 301 301
Nice one.
rulez added on the 2006-02-25 11:01:01 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
rulez added on the 2006-03-03 13:20:32 by spritus spritus
fuckin' awesome
rulez added on the 2006-03-03 13:28:46 by kusma kusma
I can't believe I didn't vote on this one before...
rulez added on the 2006-05-07 16:11:29 by chock chock
Now that kkrieger has been slashdotted ONCE AGAIN, I suddenly remembered this one.
rulez added on the 2006-07-13 22:43:10 by viznut/pwp viznut/pwp
rulez added on the 2006-09-09 01:25:21 by Buckethead Buckethead
DOOM is recalled.
but... 1997?
and 4k?
this is very cool!
awesome 3D prod.
rulez added on the 2006-09-09 02:54:55 by got got
very nice :]
rulez added on the 2006-11-18 12:50:28 by KHRoN KHRoN
I remember this! Very cool prod. But I heard music in it only once...
rulez added on the 2006-11-18 12:56:03 by dimouse dimouse
And the best thing it that it runs with sound in XP thanks to its built-in GM/SB emu ;)
added on the 2006-11-18 13:24:36 by kb_ kb_
i never thumbed this? wtf..
rulez added on the 2006-11-18 13:26:34 by psenough psenough
sick shit.
rulez added on the 2006-11-18 14:14:01 by Gargaj Gargaj
hell yeah.
rulez added on the 2007-03-11 18:14:26 by BoyC BoyC
rulez added on the 2007-03-11 18:40:59 by nitro2k01 nitro2k01
rulez added on the 2007-03-11 18:41:21 by pdx pdx
rulez added on the 2007-03-15 22:28:51 by Pirx Pirx
Greatest 4k of the time.

10 years ago...yuhuuuuuuuuuu!
rulez added on the 2007-04-28 14:40:03 by orb orb
A masterpiece! In 1997 it seemed simply impossible to squeeze the first decent level in only 4096.
rulez added on the 2007-04-28 22:00:19 by Admiral^Elyssis Admiral^Elyssis
Hmm.. really impressive, but still just a fly through an empty game level. The 26k duke nukem level is still the best for me, that was interactive and had the enemies.
rulez added on the 2007-05-25 17:54:49 by psonice psonice
rulez added on the 2007-05-25 18:02:58 by loaderror loaderror
rulez added on the 2008-02-02 11:36:27 by Quarryman Quarryman
Killer. ... And it runs faster than Descent.
Back then in 1997 I made a Descent game engine too, but mine was big and slow. Respect.
rulez added on the 2008-03-28 15:33:10 by archee archee
This still rules.
added on the 2008-03-28 15:34:00 by superplek superplek
rulez added on the 2008-04-18 14:17:45 by stage7 stage7
This was really amazing!
rulez added on the 2008-08-23 21:05:14 by d3pth d3pth
rulez added on the 2008-09-25 08:20:09 by shock__ shock__
AWESOME. <3 Descent
rulez added on the 2008-09-30 12:01:40 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
yahoo! Classic!
rulez added on the 2008-09-30 12:30:20 by bitl bitl
Excellent work for 4kb!
rulez added on the 2008-09-30 16:57:50 by PurpleScroll PurpleScroll
rulez added on the 2009-02-26 21:49:37 by Joghurt Joghurt
Killer intro!
rulez added on the 2009-02-26 23:12:03 by Alpha C Alpha C
Still one of the best 4ks
rulezcdc added on the 2009-04-17 17:40:07 by T$ T$
For a intro its just great! But i was expecting for some different effects.
rulez added on the 2009-05-24 20:34:19 by MuffinHop MuffinHop
rulez added on the 2009-06-26 15:02:05 by PENETRATOR PENETRATOR
Very nice intro.
rulezcdc added on the 2010-01-06 01:38:55 by elmindreda elmindreda
hey someone youtube this please
added on the 2010-01-06 02:26:02 by vibrator vibrator
well, just rulez all the way !
rulez added on the 2010-01-06 04:55:13 by ɧ4ɾɗվ. ɧ4ɾɗվ.
It's still impressive.
rulez added on the 2010-06-02 17:48:06 by wrthlss wrthlss
Video, slow as hell in DosBox.
added on the 2010-07-10 12:17:11 by tFt tFt
seems fast enough here, you got max cycles enabled?
rulez added on the 2010-07-10 14:16:28 by 4mat 4mat
rulez added on the 2010-07-10 14:34:03 by rbz rbz
rulez added on the 2010-07-10 14:35:19 by Anat Anat
rulez added on the 2010-08-19 11:41:24 by rez rez
4k decent. neato
rulez added on the 2011-01-26 14:52:21 by e64 e64
i remember this one, very kewl
rulez added on the 2011-05-28 16:12:48 by rudi rudi
I shouldn't need to write a comment why I gave it a thumbs up. Just watch it and you'll find out.
rulez added on the 2013-04-10 22:35:27 by TomoAlien TomoAlien
Very cool. Gouraud shading, hidden surface removal, procedural textures very reminiscent of Descent's. Also a smooth camera control. Besides, Descent was one of my favourites.
rulez added on the 2013-04-10 23:19:19 by fizzer fizzer
Absolute rules! Descent4k with sound!
rulez added on the 2013-04-11 10:41:55 by raer raer
rulezcdc added on the 2013-10-25 00:38:22 by whizart whizart
Awesome, first 4k I saw that really impressed me.
rulez added on the 2014-05-16 08:04:15 by Harekiet Harekiet
Impressive :)
rulez added on the 2014-05-24 11:08:44 by cce cce
Oh my gosh!!! They greeted C Code! You Bastard!
rulez added on the 2015-04-07 12:20:57 by non-handled guy non-handled guy
holy shit!
rulez added on the 2015-11-24 15:16:22 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
rulez added on the 2017-08-24 14:59:52 by HellMood HellMood
It was faster than the original's rendering written in Watcom C++, with just the rasterline being in assembly. I'm trying to imagine the face of the developers back then.
added on the 2018-08-31 12:38:19 by archee archee
Oh wow, I've never seen this before. Even though my memories of the original Descent are... let's say less than pleasant (Disorientation: The Game), the demo still managed to poke at a few nostalgia strings. Other than that it's still quite solid, with a realistic camera path and whatnot. Good stuff.
rulez added on the 2018-08-31 14:47:50 by moozooh moozooh
Very impressive being a 4k from 1997!
rulez added on the 2019-01-27 02:01:11 by Daniel Daniel
Great 4k having in mind it was '97.
rulez added on the 2019-08-12 20:50:42 by vdr vdr
the texture looks too good for 4 kilobytes dos program. (and music too)
rulez added on the 2019-09-27 22:09:59 by Flashira Flashira
Oh yes, that was a jawdropper back then.
rulez added on the 2020-08-13 12:16:38 by Moerder Moerder
I like it.
rulez added on the 2021-02-14 09:35:49 by grip grip
Nice descent
rulez added on the 2021-02-15 10:18:58 by leGend leGend
rulez added on the 2021-02-15 14:01:20 by hollowone hollowone
Impressive work, still holding up today, and a very nice tribute to a now classic game. This looks better than many 64k did years later.
rulez added on the 2021-02-16 23:53:32 by Zavie Zavie
Nice one!
rulez added on the 2021-02-17 10:58:05 by violator violator
really cool
rulez added on the 2022-04-25 10:44:03 by flair flair
rulez added on the 2024-02-09 20:39:55 by Frequent Frequent

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