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The Gate by artwork :: pouët.net


The Gate by artwork
screenshot added by z5 on 2003-06-13 16:24:35
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release date : april 1996
release party : Symposium 1996
compo : amiga demo
ranked : 1st
  • 40
  • 6
  • 0
popularity : 62%
  • 0.87
alltime top: #3439
added on the 2001-07-20 18:55:06 by mRyOuNg mRyOuNg

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This ranked #1 at MS96.
The demo was technically absolutely outstanding and brought Azure to the top of nearly every coder-chart for years.
rulez added on the 2002-02-23 11:53:34 by Spin Spin
Excellent demo! Short but sweet, with fantastic music by Virgill. Rulez.
rulez added on the 2002-02-23 14:40:31 by Panda Panda
The archtype of a VeryGoodDemo. One of the best there is.
rulez added on the 2003-07-17 11:56:10 by Thematic Thematic
I have seen it a bit slowly in this computer with WinUAE but it rules!
rulez added on the 2004-01-16 13:04:19 by Optimus Optimus
all wrong

it's the symposium96, as there wasn't any amiga-compos beeing held at the ms96.

good thing that's fixed now.


the demo itself rocks. haven't seen it for years but i can't bother checking it on the emulator now either. an avi version would be sweet tho.
rulez added on the 2004-01-16 13:31:25 by dalezr dalezr
Sym96 rocked. And The Gate rocked even more.
rulez added on the 2004-01-16 14:57:41 by kb_ kb_
one of the fastest amiga demos ever? The voxel is cool even though it has some strange artefacts. I like the envmap table effect (head) and the envmap stuff flows smoothly. A classic. Shame it stops in the middle of the music though.
rulez added on the 2004-01-17 02:52:22 by loaderror loaderror
Possibly loaderror, Azure is my god, he can do code that puts everyone else to shame. His faster than Copyspeed routines are a work of art with clever use of preloading the cache. And like Spin said topped the charts for ages.
rulez added on the 2004-03-03 03:16:18 by Intrinsic Intrinsic
Kick ass classic from Artwork.
rulez added on the 2004-11-18 08:05:29 by punisher^gods punisher^gods
Technically impressive but it gets a bit boring in the long run. Piggie.
added on the 2005-01-08 08:18:01 by grip grip
good music. and i thought it was amazing when i first saw it on bigscreen at some party. but since then the demo has never made me feel that way again
added on the 2005-07-06 15:40:25 by hollowman hollowman
IMPRESSIVE, still love to watch it today!!
rulez added on the 2005-08-20 12:19:44 by EarlGrey EarlGrey
I still love it!! ROCKS!
rulez added on the 2006-04-06 14:38:12 by ghandy ghandy
rulez added on the 2006-04-16 09:44:53 by ham ham
Super Demo!
rulez added on the 2006-08-31 02:10:17 by gentleman gentleman
rulez added on the 2006-09-14 00:43:15 by RRR RRR
That one was pretty impressive when it was released.
rulez added on the 2006-09-14 00:55:07 by StingRay StingRay
The screenshot looks like it's a recent demo for teh pc :D
really good
rulez added on the 2007-05-14 13:43:45 by RA RA
link kaput. neu machen.
added on the 2008-01-28 13:46:40 by orange orange
Very impressive and technically advanced work, though lacking in direction if I remember. The textures are outstanding!
rulez added on the 2008-04-29 10:04:19 by Wade Wade
What they said.
rulez added on the 2008-06-27 16:57:16 by Maissi Maissi
What Panda said =)
rulez added on the 2009-01-22 12:00:18 by keito keito
Two years later, the thumb arrives!
rulez added on the 2009-03-15 18:30:12 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
rulez added on the 2010-03-15 20:16:21 by SiR SiR
I noticed that the "fixed" version does in fact have a timing bug. The synchronization is all wrong. Therefore the party version is the only correct one. unfortunately I have no idea where to get it.

I do still have the sources for this demo, but I can't be assed to figure out how do compile them again...

t'was a funny time. I miss it.
added on the 2010-04-25 01:04:33 by Azure Azure
Four years later - the missing thumb arrives! still awesome!
rulez added on the 2010-09-24 15:34:22 by substrate substrate
I loved this demo, one of the reasons I bought Amiga in 1997 ;o)
rulez added on the 2010-09-24 16:18:53 by jack-3d jack-3d
wow, what a DEMO ! really need to reconsider my CDCs now that i´ve seen it the first time, just 14 years later :/
really ace and good-looking shit by:

Code: Azure & Tron
Graphics: Fiver & Noogman
Music: SMT & Virgil
rulez added on the 2010-09-24 17:31:43 by ɧ4ɾɗվ. ɧ4ɾɗվ.
Kick ass demo with full screen 1x1 c2p that run smoothly ! (And probably the best Artwork demo, or anyway the one (except their intros) I've watched the most often.
rulez added on the 2010-12-07 21:21:55 by skp skp
One of the best Amiga demo of 1996!
rulez added on the 2011-02-14 07:40:47 by Manwe Manwe
Awe! Speed, graphics and a majestic main tune.
rulez added on the 2011-02-18 23:35:01 by Frequent Frequent
Delicious stuff. After watching it, I would sometimes stare at the endscroller for minutes on end - there is something mesmerizing about these 2D bumpmappers when done right.
rulez added on the 2011-02-20 16:43:44 by Blueberry Blueberry
very impressive for the time. see some glitches in the polydrawer.
rulez added on the 2011-02-20 18:21:07 by rudi rudi
Nice show. Brings me back to good memories infront of the A1200 with piles of disks and letters to write.
Bugs abit in WinUAE, need to check it on the real thing.
rulez added on the 2011-03-07 17:57:11 by tFt tFt
Good demo! Classic one!
rulez added on the 2011-11-20 17:55:30 by Sir_Lucas Sir_Lucas
Most eyecandy "phongs" on the scene these days.
rulez added on the 2012-04-01 13:48:19 by xball xball
I was convinced it was a pc demo Azure was working on - even more when they showed it on the big screen :)
rulez added on the 2013-04-07 08:29:12 by maytz maytz
Great effects, music rocks!
rulez added on the 2013-11-29 10:13:22 by Flops Flops
Excellent demo.
rulez added on the 2013-11-29 10:41:15 by at0m at0m
Really cool demo !
rulez added on the 2014-05-01 14:28:44 by Black Dragon Black Dragon
Excellent demo!
rulez added on the 2014-06-06 22:25:49 by mailman mailman
good one
The effects are pretty fun. Shame everything else is really bad!
added on the 2017-06-11 12:31:51 by noby noby
Deadguy next to me at Gerp ran some demos yesterday from this "3rd peak" in Amiga demo history - searched this one out because it was great and because I noticed "Noogman" on the screen :)
rulez added on the 2018-02-04 19:56:13 by Photon Photon
Awesome demo saw this for the first time in the deadguy/wasp Amiga afternoon Demoshow at Gubbdata Online and it was really really nice
rulez added on the 2020-06-27 13:38:15 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna

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