Dark side of the spoon by Unlimited Matricks
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release date : january 1991
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popularity : 64%
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added on the 2004-01-10 03:54:35 by keops keops

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rulez added on the 2004-01-10 03:54:54 by keops keops
a classic
rulez added on the 2004-01-10 03:56:38 by elkmoose elkmoose
top fullscreen/dist action! and a nice main menu tune for 1 meg users ;)
rulez added on the 2004-01-10 04:06:55 by mrpink mrpink
The best fullscreen scroller :)
Unlimited Matricks rulez!
rulez added on the 2004-01-10 04:11:41 by Buckethead Buckethead
Rulexed. It had a part by Chaos.
rulez added on the 2004-01-10 10:02:04 by Optimus Optimus
Not only a classic but my absolute oldschool favourite on the ST!
rulez added on the 2004-01-10 11:55:02 by simonsunnyboy simonsunnyboy
this demo made me believe in atari st.

and optimus is of course wrong: i had nothing to do with this.
rulez added on the 2004-01-10 12:43:01 by chaos chaos
Yeah, rulez of course.

Hey Chaos, I recall you being behind a screen on ST (a rotating starwars scoller I think) which was part of a megademo. What demo was that?
rulez added on the 2004-01-10 14:44:31 by RaHmAn^FeArMoThS RaHmAn^FeArMoThS
Even as an Atari-loathing Amiga owner, I was highly impressed when I originally saw it.

Is it possible to run under SainT or another emulator btw?
rulez added on the 2004-01-10 19:34:01 by Wade Wade
the starwars scroller coded by Chaos was in the Just Buggin' demo by ACF.
added on the 2004-01-10 22:46:21 by mrpink mrpink
Prefer the LOSTBOYS demo with 4 screens and nice track !
Official website of ULM here : http://www.cpu.lu/ulm/
rulez added on the 2004-01-12 10:02:37 by Zorro 2 Zorro 2

it works well with SainT !
you cant get the patched version HERE

(thx LEONARD !)
rulez added on the 2004-01-13 01:20:12 by Over.Flow Over.Flow
rulez grave
rulez added on the 2004-01-13 01:26:36 by p01 p01
easy,it's only rasters and sprites ;)

Excellent screens.. with one of the best mainmenu ! Find the hidden doors ;)
rulez added on the 2004-07-25 16:22:46 by cooper cooper
rulez added on the 2004-08-17 15:25:16 by satari satari
rulez added on the 2004-09-07 17:49:01 by parcelshit parcelshit
Overscan, parallax and samples in the same ST screen. One of the standard oeuvres of the ST. A must-see.
rulez added on the 2004-09-15 12:48:46 by DJ Fistfuck DJ Fistfuck
Was just overwhelming in the old days..
rulez added on the 2005-01-03 13:34:55 by Zweckform Zweckform
That fullscreen-parallax-dist is still one of the technically advanced screen i ever saw on any platform. And it works on any ST!
Utterly Superb! Milestone!
added on the 2005-01-28 16:18:06 by moredhel moredhel
rulezcdc added on the 2005-06-27 11:20:30 by ecureuil ecureuil
Cuddly demos on steroids. Great stuff.
rulez added on the 2005-10-02 19:21:23 by alchemist alchemist
Great classic.
rulez added on the 2005-10-03 19:38:15 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
Really nice stuff! U L M !
rulez added on the 2006-02-05 10:08:03 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
the demo was very nice. (the menu & 1 screens of it) but those guys were so arrogant. From my point of view not so revolutionary because it was nearly all based on hardwarescrolling and ringbuffers, colorcycling. Perhaps that's the reason why amiga freaks were so surprised. :) I think the parallax scroller was based on hardwarescrolling and colorcycling.
rulez added on the 2006-03-27 14:38:24 by seppjo seppjo
i loves it !
rulez added on the 2006-06-07 23:08:41 by minz minz
cool demo... for long time my fav st demo ;)
rulezcdc added on the 2006-08-26 00:13:04 by ultra ultra
where the hell is my thumb!?

the parallaxing overscan syncscrolling menu with sampled soundtrack! omg!!
rulez added on the 2006-11-16 14:37:31 by earx earx
Pretty cool screens here. I just don't like the mainmenu that much, even though it's technically brilliant. :)
rulez added on the 2006-11-16 15:19:17 by StingRay StingRay
Can't belive I missed to thumb this one. Were and still is one of my fave megademos on the ST. I just wish they had made a multipart demo before quitting.
rulez added on the 2006-11-17 16:49:20 by evil evil
Brilliant megademo possibly featuring the best fullscreens ever on ST. A must see.
rulez added on the 2007-01-16 20:38:39 by micdune micdune

That link contains some explainations of some of the techniques used here (very interesting read), and also:

Parallax distorter
Cheat code:
push key B
push key U
release key B
push key S
release key U
push key return
release key S
release key return

Now the hardware scroller is disabled, means the screen adress is not changing anymore.
The display area is about 5 screens high.
You can check this by moving around in memory: use the keypad.
scroll up: 8
scroll down: 2
speed up: push gain
stop scrolling: 5
The overscan dist scroller screen is the one everybody recalls. DSOTS has some more nice screens tho. Anyway, this was sick shit when it was released, and it still rocks :)
rulez added on the 2007-07-15 18:58:10 by Nty Nty
Spectacular digi-sound music in the menu, screens tend to be impressive yet visually a bit dull.
incredible trick!
rulez added on the 2007-09-09 01:08:33 by BITS BITS
This used to be one of my favorite demos... Watched it hundreds of times, especially the fullscreen distorter. Actually I finally understood the trick and used it for the fullscreen diagonal distorter in the Ventura Demo...
rulez added on the 2007-09-14 15:17:56 by HarryPotter HarryPotter
one of the best st demo !
rulez added on the 2007-10-04 21:00:46 by HerrV HerrV
One of the best Atari ST demo screens ever!!!
added on the 2007-10-31 08:03:40 by RA RA
rulez added on the 2007-10-31 08:04:00 by RA RA
really - can only second you guys ... one of the best st demos ever - a whole bunch of really kewl fullscreen screens ... and a GREAT main menu ...
rulez added on the 2007-11-29 20:54:36 by slippy slippy
great and innovative megademo with style
rulez added on the 2007-11-29 23:33:44 by fiveofive fiveofive

stupid PAL...
Really GREAT Demo!
rulez added on the 2007-11-30 21:54:52 by sethos_AM sethos_AM
rulez added on the 2007-11-30 22:30:58 by stage7 stage7
rulez added on the 2007-11-30 22:36:22 by substrate substrate
overscanrules o/
added on the 2007-12-02 18:28:59 by faraday faraday
i said : rules !
rulez added on the 2007-12-02 18:29:21 by faraday faraday
The Parallax Distorter is one of my fav screen ever, Gunstick rulez !!!
rulez added on the 2008-07-14 12:04:37 by asmorod asmorod
I love the music. Anyone ripped it? Screens were elegant too...
rulez added on the 2008-07-26 21:41:22 by baah baah
watchted it hundreds of times... ULM ruled the world... "I say yeah...a a say yeah...oh baby..."

well... i was so influenced that I ripped the please wait sample from Darks side) and used it in one of my ABBUC intros (issue #44 if I remember it right).
rulez added on the 2008-08-24 10:30:40 by Heaven/TQA Heaven/TQA
Soundtracks added.
added on the 2008-09-30 14:59:19 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
rulez added on the 2008-10-26 02:52:23 by Skate Skate
Rules hard!
rulez added on the 2010-02-19 02:48:30 by zoolum zoolum
Didn't thumb it up yet ?!
Very great fullscreens !!
STF hardware scroll FTW !
rulez added on the 2010-02-19 17:13:25 by lsl lsl
I can still spent hours watching the fullscreen dist-scroller! :)
rulez added on the 2010-04-21 05:06:31 by Gʀɪʍʍy Gʀɪʍʍy
great n oldschool!
rulez added on the 2011-04-07 14:06:15 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
My favourite ST demo at the time and definitely one of the best ST demos of all time! Absolutely brilliant! Includes some very impressive overscan screens!
rulez added on the 2011-06-02 16:07:23 by Daniel Daniel
Didn't watch this back in the day but it must have been revolutionary in '91. Lots of flawless fullscreen action.
rulez added on the 2012-02-10 01:43:54 by lennart lennart
one of my favorite !
rulez added on the 2012-03-25 19:23:11 by Pandafox Pandafox
Right who the FUCK stole my thumb here?
rulez added on the 2012-03-25 22:48:07 by すすれ すすれ
The most beautifull demo (and technical wonder) I remember on Atari ST.
rulez added on the 2012-04-26 23:19:10 by Dad Dad
still great :)
rulez added on the 2013-07-25 15:47:26 by spiny spiny
Did it ever get any better than this? Atari ST classic!!! The best.
rulez added on the 2014-08-26 23:47:06 by applecrypt applecrypt
rulez added on the 2014-10-08 07:28:39 by piter_jnf af piter_jnf af
never thumb up too? I consider that screen as one of the best "wow effect" atari st history. ( with TCB fullscreen in cuddly demo )
rulez added on the 2015-02-03 15:04:44 by leonard leonard
This was the pinnacle of ST demos for me. I watched this for hours.
rulez added on the 2016-01-21 05:49:52 by skitten skitten
Seen it on real hw for the first time. Amazing!
rulez added on the 2017-08-14 20:56:04 by TBit TBit
Cant piggy a classic!
rulez added on the 2019-10-06 09:33:59 by spkr spkr
love that!
rulez added on the 2021-01-22 20:52:23 by Blast! Blast!
absolute classic. extra thumbs for all the good samples :)
rulez added on the 2022-01-30 17:46:37 by havoc havoc

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