the planet - the universe, part 2 by mfx [web]
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release date : december 2003
release party : the Ultimate Meeting 2003
compo : pc demo
ranked : 4th
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popularity : 69%
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alltime top: #1189
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well... i'm not entertained, but knowing that this is mfx, i see that it wasn't the point anyway.
great music and nice flow tho.
rulez added on the 2003-12-29 20:53:29 by Gargaj Gargaj
I am very entertained. I wish I could see this on bigscreen some day..
rulez added on the 2003-12-29 20:57:20 by shadez shadez
Cool music, boring rest.
added on the 2003-12-29 21:14:13 by sagacity sagacity
i like this more than the universe part 1.

added on the 2003-12-29 21:15:04 by nosfe nosfe
Great atmosphere. Definitely entertained. Again, can't wait for the next part :)
rulez added on the 2003-12-29 21:21:12 by break break
Ok, now we definitely need to make a scene poll before thinking about a further sequel :)
added on the 2003-12-29 21:28:14 by dixan dixan
the music was good but the visuals were a bit on the un-entertaining side i'm afraid.
added on the 2003-12-29 21:30:02 by gloom gloom
Just wonderful. I'm also waiting for part 3 :)
rulez added on the 2003-12-29 21:32:40 by dairos dairos
liked it.
don't stop.
rulez added on the 2003-12-29 21:46:12 by florent florent
seems like you have improved your blur-routine, uncle-x. nice. too centered overlays, but the music and visuals was nice. Not as boring as part1, but not really too etertaining either.
added on the 2003-12-29 21:48:20 by kusma kusma
great music and visuals. has a wonderful atmosphere.
rulez added on the 2003-12-29 21:48:52 by hhhhhhh hhhhhhh
Nasa textures in a otherwise pretty uneventful and boring till the end production
added on the 2003-12-29 22:52:22 by franky-- franky--
The most tedious and banal demo I think I've ever seen!

The music was great, but I think I'd sooner stare at my Winamp equalizer than watch this demo again.
sucks added on the 2003-12-29 23:14:56 by Wade Wade
the soundtrack rockz.
rulez added on the 2003-12-29 23:18:46 by abductee abductee
It has to be good if Wade doesn't like it
rulez added on the 2003-12-29 23:45:29 by sofokles sofokles
seems not to work on a geforce2...
added on the 2003-12-30 00:32:51 by sokoban sokoban
whoa, top marks for the mood and the music !

Vangelis all the way, and a lil' bit of a tribute to Jeff Mills's "Rings of Saturn" EP there too ?

if so two thumbs d(^_^)
rulez added on the 2003-12-30 02:23:26 by Weyland Yutani Weyland Yutani
jesus, nice.
rulez added on the 2003-12-30 04:01:44 by superplek superplek
rulez added on the 2003-12-30 05:01:07 by q q
rulez added on the 2003-12-30 05:32:00 by sobec sobec
As boring as the first part, what is the point here ?
Anyway, a nice athmosphere, that does not feel like a demo.
added on the 2003-12-30 09:46:05 by Sanx Sanx
better tahn the first one : i start to enjoy MFX
rulez added on the 2003-12-30 09:46:24 by nytrik nytrik
No real effect, but stunning ...MFX knows how to setup the atmosphere ... Usual High Class quality standard ...
The visuals almost looked like a documentary, the 'series' is shaping good ! :)
rulez added on the 2003-12-30 10:25:55 by kohai kohai
i somehow don't get it.
added on the 2003-12-30 10:27:24 by cp_ cp_
tremendously nice to watch
rulez added on the 2003-12-30 11:03:25 by cats cats
i somehow don't get it, too.
added on the 2003-12-30 12:07:45 by diver diver
rulez added on the 2003-12-30 12:17:18 by ekoli ekoli
Mhmmm. I like the approach, yet something seems to miss. Music's pretty good again.
added on the 2003-12-30 12:48:45 by tomaes tomaes
nice, really good and fitful music.
rulez added on the 2003-12-30 12:52:07 by fgfgf fgfgf
very professional!!!

merry xmas!!!
rulez added on the 2003-12-30 15:16:22 by zeebr zeebr
It's a very atmospheric piece, just not suitable for all.

Though I still wish Unclex would have done something about the planet's coarse look ;)
rulez added on the 2003-12-30 15:18:35 by Shifter Shifter
rulez added on the 2003-12-30 15:19:33 by Jcl Jcl
Terrible music, otherwise an atmospheric demo, which lacks movement.
added on the 2003-12-30 18:25:46 by asasel asasel
dunno, i just love it, the music makes this demo.... the resolution does not :)
rulez added on the 2003-12-30 18:49:06 by reptile reptile
hypnotic music.
rulez added on the 2003-12-30 19:10:43 by kimi kardashian kimi kardashian
Better than part 1, more content per megabyte too.
I only wish you'd have done something cool like flying through the atmosphere of the planet, or something with its moons, or done something about the fugly 256-color-esque rings and stuff. Seriously, it looked like it was 8 or 16 bit color, and that threw off the coolness factor.
rulez added on the 2003-12-30 20:33:07 by crusader crusader
a little bit boring for my taste...but not bad
added on the 2003-12-30 21:09:50 by 0x$$ 0x$$
cool music, cool trip :)
rulez added on the 2003-12-30 22:52:59 by teel teel
Crusader: I believe a trip into the atmosphere was planned, but abandoned because it looked like ass. And do you have a Radeon by any chance? (not that there's some banding on Nvidia cards, though) :)
added on the 2003-12-31 01:09:52 by Shifter Shifter
Actually it looked about 256 colour on my GeforceTi too, and also quite blocky around the edges.

Also, all I see is a very slow flyby with a few flashes separating the different camera angles.
added on the 2003-12-31 01:27:03 by Wade Wade
added on the 2003-12-31 01:31:30 by NoahR NoahR
Geforce 4 Ti 4400 (or was it Go?) in my widescreen laptop.

On second watching, this might be the sort of 'ooh shiny' videos we need at the Villanova astronomy department, to replace all those dumb ones that sound like that audio clip, or that show irrationally happy scientists talking about the really boring aspects...
added on the 2003-12-31 02:50:50 by crusader crusader
rulez added on the 2003-12-31 10:55:53 by Zafio Zafio
Really good prod!!!
added on the 2003-12-31 11:29:08 by zeebr zeebr
<insert truck babbling for about 8 hours on various subjects remotely associated with his thoughts on this masterpiece>
As usual, the soudtrack is t0tal 0wnage (oh wait, you call that "pwnage" now I think).

Negative points are "nothing at all happens" and "the planets look far to lowres", but who cares. Headphones on and trip away.
rulez added on the 2004-01-01 23:32:23 by kb_ kb_
I like weird stuff. But not this. :( The Visuals are nice indeed (Nice Overlays and stuff) but... it's too... boring somehow. :q
added on the 2004-01-02 00:02:39 by elend elend
mfx did it again
sucks added on the 2004-01-02 01:57:58 by termos termos
the visuals are nice, but the whole thing is somewhat boring.
added on the 2004-01-02 02:29:33 by dalezr dalezr
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this one belongs here too :)
(i do agree about the somewhat lowres planets indeed.. ;))
added on the 2004-01-02 05:08:30 by superplek superplek
too bad it's boring... but what a great look... mix the 2 parts in a screensaver, i could be great ;)
added on the 2004-01-02 18:54:53 by spengler spengler
liked this more than upt1. whereas the first part lacked small details like the overlay layers (scrolling mumbo jumbo, grids etc.) this has also more continuity, with getting a closer look what's inside the universe - i could suspect the 3rd part gets already to the microspace level...

even if the whole demo is kitchy, full of 80's scifi cliches it also succeeds in creating the often missing atmosphere from ambient demos. oh yes, and the music sure rocks.

oh, and what everyone already said - bigger & better textures for the part3, please. :)
rulez added on the 2004-01-03 10:11:47 by melw melw
compared to part 1:
+ better/more colours
+ better music
+ less boring
- much slower: I'm getting something like 1 or 2 fps on my gf2 mx and 1,4 Ghz TB. Ok, ok, gf2 mx is old and slow but why is it this slow? I didnt see anything THAT spectacular, or am I missing somthing?

Ignoring the slowness, I give it a thumb up as it's clearly better than part 1
rulez added on the 2004-01-04 02:33:42 by cj7 cj7
Ladies and Gents,

I declare this the winner of the Jocky Wilson award in the field of excellence!

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rulez added on the 2004-01-04 04:14:00 by Shanethewolf Shanethewolf
Jocky Wilson has a few words to say...

When I saw this demo it took me back to my days when I dreamed of being a spaceman. It gives me great pleasure to offer my award to you. Thank you!

Your dear friend,

Jocky Wilson

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very nice indeed. Although nothing happens and technically it should bore my pants off, it somehow pulls together well and makes a great chill out piece to watch. Great tune, visuals were good except for the planet looking too low res somehow. Hmm..... maybe if i turn AA on it will look blurred instead of low res? perhaps that was the idea.. but anyway the only flaw.

Looking forwards to pt3 :)
rulez added on the 2004-01-05 14:57:35 by psonice psonice
kinda looks like outer space indeed. doesn't really get anywhere though. which i fear was intentional.
added on the 2004-01-05 16:03:13 by skrebbel skrebbel
Not my cup of tea. Technically nice, but boring if you ask me...
added on the 2004-01-05 18:40:41 by raer raer
And why does it have 10Megs?
added on the 2004-01-05 18:49:17 by raer raer
Awesome music, rest a bit dull. But well worth the download
added on the 2004-01-06 02:07:13 by mac mac
superb feeling once again, and the music is perfect. Gets a little weaker towards the end though.
rulez added on the 2004-01-06 22:32:12 by skypher skypher
Music is great, but the rest... Why is it so damn slow? And the dark part of the saturn rings are supposed to be completely black, not transparent...
added on the 2004-01-07 09:32:08 by T$ T$
seems the low-res planet is supposed to be a blur effect... turn on anti-aliasing and it looks like a great softfocus effect, turn AA off and it looks shitty filtered low res. But why not just RTT at higher res?
added on the 2004-01-07 13:42:27 by psonice psonice
stylish at all!
BBC&national geographic&discovery, yes.
rulez added on the 2004-01-09 08:12:40 by t1_ t1_
One of these days.. bang.. zoom.. straight to the 5th moon of Omicron Persei 8.

Seriously.. the music has won a place in my demo compilation mp3 cd for my car stereo.. simply awesome.. the rest.. well atmospheric but not exciting.. so.. a pigface..
added on the 2004-01-09 08:19:14 by aMUSiC aMUSiC
Well yes...
The music is great. The visual are very interesting, but the whole thing is just soooooo long.
It's nice to watch but I wouldn't it consider a demo
added on the 2004-01-10 16:50:03 by js js
It's so cinimematic and enourmous. Like the first one it holds common theme and depth. I can't wait for part 3 (and 4 and 5 and 6 and 7....)
rulez added on the 2004-01-13 23:25:03 by Patrick Groove Patrick Groove
how about "part 3 - odyssey 2" ? ;D
rulez added on the 2004-01-13 23:51:15 by lithis lithis
Great music makes wonderful atmosphere
rulez added on the 2004-01-20 15:56:49 by Manwe Manwe
wonderful music and visuals.. Captures that magic space feeling =)
rulez added on the 2004-01-20 16:20:05 by svok svok
yes.. nasa has been superssceeded.. mars sucks .. saturn is da new biz.. it is better than e-commerce!! This just needs a successor.. Much like the first one. What great anticipation and satisfaction it produces.. uh. Uncle X, if you dont make another part of the universe, Ill personally discrace you in front of all of finland by consuming disgusting amounts of beer long after you have fallen asleep in the race and the face of the norwegian beer challenging amiga coder from the darkest corners of hell!!!........ If a trilogy isnt good enough,. do a quadrupology.. yeah.. saturday night rules eh.. even if its a tuesday........ and now an arrogant message to all you people who know everything in thery but have never produced anything worthwhile > You may stay in your world of collecting divxs of tv series and coding python and perl.. youre all full of shit!!!!!!
rulez added on the 2004-01-21 04:35:13 by loaderror loaderror
word loaderror! =)
added on the 2004-01-21 04:49:00 by svok svok
I would also like to see more... The Nebula? The Globular Cluster? The Single Cell? (though you'd have to beat Protozoa/Kewlers on that one)
added on the 2004-01-21 06:01:53 by crusader crusader
I have confused feelings towards MFX. They're a group whose productions I always look forward to, yet at the same time I find most of their demos to be uneventful viewing.

I suppose it's the conceptual effort they put into their work, as well as the fact they rarely walk the beaten path. For this I have tremendous respect. Yet their style, for the most part, doesn't appeal to me.

This demo is no different. It oozes MFX all over, yet it fails to excite me.
sucks added on the 2004-07-20 02:04:47 by tintotinto tintotinto
The music and overall "feeling" is great! Good sound system in a dark room - and I can watch it ten times in a row.
rulez added on the 2004-07-26 10:24:08 by NeARAZ NeARAZ
The music is phenominal.

Just sit back and enjoy this relaxing and absorbing demo. Probably my favorite MFX production.,
rulez added on the 2004-10-17 09:08:58 by Nezbie Nezbie
I decided to thumb it up for the music alone. Waiting for part 3.
rulez added on the 2004-10-17 13:16:34 by tomaes tomaes
enough is enough!! I say it is time to demand a ring around the earth aswell!!
added on the 2004-10-17 20:04:12 by loaderror loaderror
Great soundtrack and great visuals. I really like the ambience.
rulez added on the 2004-10-17 20:25:51 by Preacher Preacher
Not much code, but great visuals and nice soundtrack. The music starts great but kind of dies at the end.
rulez added on the 2004-11-03 01:36:25 by rock rock
demonstrates shaders or cutting-edge technolgy is NOT needed to do a clean, eyecandy production...mfx guyz, your design skills & ideas are vastly superior THUMB up!
rulez added on the 2004-12-23 18:37:28 by JaK JaK
Nice atmosphere, great soundtrack, could-have-been-better visuals.
rulez added on the 2005-02-07 21:29:22 by zoom zoom
Too slow paced visually, but the music rocks!
added on the 2005-02-20 02:01:12 by beavis77 beavis77
for music
rulez added on the 2005-03-17 04:24:29 by ninja ninja
calm and great atmosphere!
rulez added on the 2005-05-11 23:46:58 by EarlGrey EarlGrey
music is cool - but for being chill - it needs to be longer . somethin u can run and sit back for minutes ... it should have some looping mode .. something ... ergh
added on the 2005-08-14 09:36:22 by marxcel marxcel
rulez added on the 2005-10-11 11:59:38 by zomb zomb
sucks added on the 2005-10-29 19:24:56 by wie8 wie8
nice trip.
rulez added on the 2005-10-29 19:31:55 by [self-ban] [self-ban]
Very good.
rulez added on the 2005-10-29 20:06:26 by bdk bdk
Extremely boring....
added on the 2005-10-29 23:12:27 by StingRay StingRay
Good music.
added on the 2005-10-31 11:54:28 by Jatzekk Jatzekk
boring. part 1 is far better.
sucks added on the 2005-11-25 20:53:48 by doh doh
rulez added on the 2006-07-31 16:57:47 by p01 p01
great music, better than part1, but still not enough. not for 9 MB.
added on the 2006-08-09 06:01:53 by BarZoule BarZoule
Any plans for a part 3?
added on the 2006-09-23 03:26:16 by crusader crusader
I like the planets. The dark side is great.
rulez added on the 2006-09-23 19:59:38 by xernobyl xernobyl
rulez added on the 2007-04-28 09:20:38 by puNky puNky
One of the best demo soundtracks I've ever heard... =O

And yes, for sure I swapped the comments between pt 1 and pt 2.
added on the 2007-08-01 04:48:44 by bdk bdk
Outstanding, even better than the first part! The filters and the careful choice of samples give this one a distinctive and authentic look and feel. I would like to see a third part of this installation - or does "Aether" count as an "unofficial" third part?
rulez added on the 2007-08-23 09:23:19 by Stebo Stebo
thumbs up for the music as the rest was pretty boring
rulez added on the 2007-09-24 17:01:13 by decipher decipher
rulez added on the 2007-09-26 13:17:42 by texel texel
Much better than part1!
rulez added on the 2007-10-03 23:59:22 by Optimus Optimus
the best part of the trilogy.
rulez added on the 2007-10-31 22:45:45 by comankh comankh
better than part 1, but not convincing either.
added on the 2008-04-26 03:59:45 by gentleman gentleman
For me, it's the less convincing of the serie...
It's not the reason for i'm thinking that but... anyone annoyed by the strongly aliased planet borders?
added on the 2008-04-26 14:20:24 by untel untel
Great demo here! Cool soundtrack also.
rulez added on the 2008-07-01 14:51:19 by d3pth d3pth
So beautiful <3
rulez added on the 2008-07-08 00:45:29 by Alpha C Alpha C
rulez added on the 2008-10-18 19:02:15 by cyberpingui cyberpingui
Simply stunning again
rulez added on the 2009-03-10 13:48:16 by evilpaul evilpaul
Mood vote
rulez added on the 2009-06-11 08:12:07 by Zweckform Zweckform
added on the 2009-11-20 11:31:54 by SiR SiR
rulez added on the 2010-01-16 16:40:29 by Scooter Scooter
Breathtaking #2.
rulez added on the 2010-04-14 22:22:40 by phobium phobium
Nice Planet, nice Music.. i love demos like that :)
rulez added on the 2010-04-16 23:15:49 by Sapphire Sapphire
Not much happening here.
added on the 2010-04-16 23:54:10 by novel novel
Excellent 2nd part.
rulez added on the 2010-07-27 16:25:49 by Eldrik Eldrik
ach ja
rulez added on the 2010-10-10 08:39:21 by SiR SiR
Nice soundtrack - maybe a bit longish, but then again it creates a nice atmosphere... :)

added on the 2011-10-05 11:50:17 by anni anni
What Loaderror said in 2004
rulez added on the 2011-12-21 21:42:15 by Frequent Frequent
still boring (from part 1)
sucks added on the 2012-07-03 08:35:22 by praetor_alpha praetor_alpha
Very atmopheric!
rulez added on the 2013-10-10 11:31:08 by Shinobi Shinobi
Top tier visuals in 2003, nice albeit a tad cheesy music.
rulez added on the 2016-03-07 23:41:49 by noby noby

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