interceptor by Black Maiden [web]
screenshot added by dipswitch on 2004-01-25 13:51:33
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release date : january 2004
release party : state of the art 2004
compo : pc demo
ranked : 2nd
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popularity : 71%
  • 0.76
alltime top: #484
added on the 2004-01-25 13:51:33 by dipswitch dipswitch

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dont run on radeon??? uhhhh.....:( i'm waiting final or patch.....
added on the 2004-01-25 13:55:13 by qaz qaz
No wonder, it's another one made with kolors' relais engine
added on the 2004-01-25 14:03:32 by tomaes tomaes
i'm really getting tired of demos that don't run on radeon for no good reason at all.
added on the 2004-01-25 14:21:39 by ryg ryg
Don't run on GeForceGO5200 ( mobile chip ) either ... :(
Too bad, coz it was quite nice on the big screen, here at the party ...
Maybe a fix ?
rulez added on the 2004-01-25 15:06:17 by kohai kohai
State of the Art Demos rockzzzzz :) :) Also great :) Nice Music from A-Move :) Like Robots crawling around ;)
rulez added on the 2004-01-25 15:24:47 by Sapphire Sapphire
Not all that entertaining, but the design, music and general direction is very sophisticated and ultra stylish! Nice!
rulez added on the 2004-01-25 15:31:51 by Wade Wade
the snapshot robot is great.. but.. boring demo as well.. :(
added on the 2004-01-25 15:32:19 by mrdoob mrdoob
jeah, this one me likes!
rulez added on the 2004-01-25 16:28:09 by abductee abductee
special... but nice
rulez added on the 2004-01-25 16:28:22 by spengler spengler
i love it already....

though i bet it was unintended, it feels like a little sequel to relais. kolor created a post-human world where (originally human-made?) robots run their own civilisation with relicts of human presence (the up-hold human portraits, the museum etc.). a stanislav-lem'esque scenario. and then black maiden comes up with an "update" - in some secret place, far away from the robots' presence, some left-over insects mutate (or get mutated?) to some insectoid robot hybrid, and showing off their terrifying abilities in this one. the parallel usage of insect and insectoid droid models in here intensifies the connection to the relais scenario, but brings a new element into it. now a part 3 would be in order - the threat for the post-human robotic civilisation through the new insectoid robot race.

yes yes, it's just some stuff that came up my mind, and i know that at least noize never read stanislav lem. perhaps it's just my for interpretating stuff into stuff...=)
anyway, there is more inside this one then it seems, and the athmosphere created by the monotoneous and dark music, the greyscale+red colorscheme and the minimalistic yet still hypnotic synchronisation gives one a lot more brainfood than just the usual 3d flyby. and it gives you even more when you start to connect it with the relais sujet.

scene sci-fi!
rulez added on the 2004-01-25 17:10:49 by dipswitch dipswitch
uhm, some typos here and there, if you find them you can keep them... =) i have exams tomorrow so i just rushed my first impressions together.
added on the 2004-01-25 17:12:26 by dipswitch dipswitch
Great French wordlist presentation!!! (Awhat?)
rulez added on the 2004-01-25 18:43:52 by Optimus Optimus
visual style is great, transitions too, but somehow to me there is no tension in it.
added on the 2004-01-25 19:20:38 by cp_ cp_
design is really nice, music is cool, maybe a little bit too short, but i like it ! nice work !
rulez added on the 2004-01-25 19:41:21 by mRyOuNg mRyOuNg
Wow! Exceptional artwork and modelling! Works out great for me!
rulez added on the 2004-01-25 20:54:39 by sam sam
sucks added on the 2004-01-25 23:02:01 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
FANTASTIC! Very tight design, beautiful original meshes, wonderful keyframing and it looks so beautiful! More!
rulez added on the 2004-01-25 23:21:09 by aXs aXs

(please, add an ARB extensions version so ati users like me will be able to watch it again and again and again and again....)

with love...
rulez added on the 2004-01-25 23:23:26 by alkama alkama
very nice productiion!!!
enjoyed the freshness of design!
rulez added on the 2004-01-25 23:45:39 by elkmoose elkmoose
In some aspects I prefer this one over Cocoon's entry. Very stylish design and the first time I saw the mech insect was incredible.

A radeon bugfix would be nice though. ;)
rulez added on the 2004-01-26 01:04:59 by Shifter Shifter
just wanted to thumb this up because i really love it!

but you were lucky, i have a GeForce 4200 in my computer today, to hear that this demo will stop working once i put back my (superior) radeon makes it a pig-face.
added on the 2004-01-26 01:56:28 by chaos chaos
im afraid of spiders but DAMN DAMN DAMN great modelling, good work PANDUR!!!!!!

this is definitly a thumb up for this cool prod
Definetely the best entry in SOTA's democompo. Not so much content, but the quality and eerie atmosphere made my skin crawl. The "Bug" breathing was out of this world. Very nice work guys!
rulez added on the 2004-01-26 09:32:49 by Visualice Visualice
big ups. great atmosphere. what visu said, too.
rulez added on the 2004-01-26 10:30:38 by skrebbel skrebbel
the music and the visual are in interaction
the both make the atmosphere

cool demo
rulez added on the 2004-01-26 10:34:16 by med med
video versions: high and low quality.

thank you for your comments.
it is in no way connected to relais, it just uses the nice kolor engine by shiva.

btw everyone should visit sota next year. it was a really really great party by some very motivated and friendly people. respects to them!
added on the 2004-01-26 10:43:45 by pandur pandur
ok now the promised video version:
low (~30mb) and high (~60mb) quality.
you need a mpeg2 player for them.
added on the 2004-01-26 10:46:47 by pandur pandur
Luckily I'm at work with my GeForce4 and I slowly stop caing ybout people who don't want me to see their demos, so....

A mean question first.... Is it only me or did I just hear a whole lot of
Incyber in the music? :)

Apart from those nuisances: Awesome. I somehow have the urge to second Dipswitch on his thoughts, and the modelling/animation was just great. Same with the style of the shading, though I'd have wished a more sophisticated shading system to let this style come out more... but what the heck. I liked it :)
rulez added on the 2004-01-26 11:01:59 by kb_ kb_
rulez added on the 2004-01-26 12:24:48 by Gargaj Gargaj
Sucks that it doesn't run on Radeon, but big ups for the video version (which makes it somewhat alright).

Pretty cool-looking stuff in here. Not that exciting, but a really nice atmosphere. Dipswitch's overanalysis is full of shit though :)
rulez added on the 2004-01-26 12:33:04 by sagacity sagacity
Very cool demo! Stunning music and modelling. In my opinion it should have won!
rulez added on the 2004-01-26 13:17:44 by Corial Corial
good Colors Sheme & Atmosphere ... few things are missed to be unforgetable demo.

and : "vive la france" ;)
rulez added on the 2004-01-26 13:27:41 by cyb0rg cyb0rg
rulez added on the 2004-01-26 13:33:19 by superplek superplek
nice music.
rulez added on the 2004-01-26 15:38:33 by kimi kardashian kimi kardashian
very good demo made by some guys i did not know : i thinks this one deserve the first place ... a demo a would have been proud to do !
rulez added on the 2004-01-26 15:40:18 by nytrik nytrik
sehr gut!
rulez added on the 2004-01-26 16:37:22 by potzkoten potzkoten
wow! please, let me eat that thing
rulez added on the 2004-01-26 17:51:48 by Duckers Duckers
das ist design!
rulez added on the 2004-01-26 20:36:26 by neo neo
poah so nice!
rulez added on the 2004-01-26 21:57:09 by elend elend
Impressive 3d insects. Very good !
rulez added on the 2004-01-26 23:25:06 by Squaley Squaley
rulez added on the 2004-01-26 23:31:55 by loaderror loaderror
wicked design, but too short.

rulez anyway.
rulez added on the 2004-01-27 09:37:42 by alan alan
Really cool visuals, uninterresting, dull, boring, flat, no saying, lame tune.
added on the 2004-01-27 14:53:38 by NoahR NoahR
Good, but boring...
added on the 2004-01-27 16:10:53 by zeebr zeebr
Fresh & Stylish.
Impressive design/modelling/shading work. My only complaint is that I somehow get the impression that the animation and camera work are a tad weaker in some scenes.
And kudos to whoever had the idea to add those piercing cries to the soundtrack.
rulez added on the 2004-01-27 16:35:28 by ithaqua ithaqua
neat. ultrastylish. and i don't dig coleoptera at all :D
rulez added on the 2004-01-27 18:30:42 by Zest Zest
fucking amazing!
rulez added on the 2004-01-27 23:22:57 by kurli kurli
divx anywhere ?
this jewel probably won't work on my laptop.

i found it very beautiful and it kept me awake when i watching it in my sleeping bag from a very unconfortable angle to the bigscreen.
rulez added on the 2004-01-27 23:54:41 by florent florent
great one !
loveable atmosphere, clear design, massive identity.
ruled the party.
rulez added on the 2004-01-28 22:49:18 by willbe willbe
rulez added on the 2004-01-28 23:24:29 by dhg dhg
Really cool and kinda very creepy. Special thanks for releasing high quality video immediately after the party.
rulez added on the 2004-01-28 23:56:29 by dairos dairos
Ain't bad, though lacks something I couldn't name. A bit spiceless. It all builds on one single - though excellent - object, the rest are just thrown in to have something else. Is the ant at the beginning really the old 3dsmax tutorial object?
rulez added on the 2004-01-29 02:36:41 by tomcat tomcat
nice models, nice sound, nice engine...still, a bit too boring for my taste....anyways, it's solid and stylish, so thumbs up.
rulez added on the 2004-01-29 04:16:04 by coma coma
smart looking design and movement, and the mech-insect is coool.
rulez added on the 2004-01-29 06:41:03 by rayro rayro
creepy bug feeling all around, very artistic graphics, solid output. music plays well together and keeps the atmosphere on hold.
rulez added on the 2004-01-29 19:29:54 by melw melw
kb, oh yeah - i had that incyber feeling as well. which is not a bad thing at all, as that soundtrack kicks some ass, too. :)
added on the 2004-01-29 19:35:10 by melw melw
hmm.. the app is called "kolor: interceptor", oops, someone forgot to fix that :)

great design and modelling. i'm definitely reminded of the autechre: second bad vilbel video. and even a little bit of k-wak in terms of design/transitions/music (their objects are 100x better of course).
rulez added on the 2004-01-30 03:23:48 by phoenix phoenix
Style with a big S!
Looked really nice at the bog screen on the party!
Good work Black Maiden!
(hey poti! :P)
rulez added on the 2004-02-02 14:02:41 by cerror cerror
Simply awesome modeling : great work Pandur !

Je n'ai pas de "père aubergiste" sorry ;)
rulez added on the 2004-02-03 21:20:20 by redribbon redribbon
Doesn't work on Radeon
can't see the show
{ dommage }
sucks added on the 2004-02-04 19:08:02 by _wheely_ _wheely_
Impressive demo (too bad this doesn't run on radeon, as I've a radeon and a gffx, but as a coder I prefer compatibility)
rulez added on the 2004-02-05 19:03:05 by shash shash
Saying "there will be a video version" is all very well, but WHERE THE FUCK IS IT?
added on the 2004-02-05 19:05:17 by Pete Pete
read more properly
added on the 2004-02-05 19:10:11 by qaz qaz
doh :)
added on the 2004-02-05 19:11:55 by dairos dairos
well-realized demo... Thumbs up all the way
rulez added on the 2004-02-06 04:13:27 by cats cats
Radeon patch please...
sucks added on the 2004-02-09 00:46:26 by mshine mshine
Aaargghhh. Black Maiden again rulezzors on SOTA 2004. Good work. Great animation of robotinsects...

I watched it from hi-divx, please do not make "only one platform" demos.

Please do Ati port, be multiplatorm ! (heh on the PC grounds)

Rulez !
rulez added on the 2004-02-10 18:39:55 by Trauma Zero Trauma Zero
nice stuff :) great modelling, lovely colours, and a cool tune too
rulez added on the 2004-02-13 13:34:32 by psonice psonice
works here nicely on a GeForceFX 5200. Stylish
rulez added on the 2004-03-14 18:46:32 by eye eye
My GeForce3 Ti (400Euro) renders Farcry with max graphic details nearly smooth but this demo was a slide show here =[
sucks added on the 2004-04-26 19:31:19 by 0x$$ 0x$$
my OS (WIN98SE) wasn't supported so i tried anyway and i was so pleased to see and hear such delights i ran it twice.
rulez added on the 2004-04-27 23:40:28 by Zzed Zzed
Fantastic model and some nice elements of design, but not much else. Still, I really liked the four-legged insect.
rulez added on the 2004-07-08 03:58:13 by sea_monkey sea_monkey
not bad.
rulez added on the 2004-07-08 08:26:05 by xeNusion xeNusion
rulez added on the 2004-07-27 05:50:58 by legalize legalize
rulez added on the 2004-07-27 19:20:51 by tintoitaly tintoitaly
RELEASE A FINAL ! Halffunctional only GeForce party releases sucks...
yeah baby yeah !!!!

great music !
rulez added on the 2004-09-14 14:29:28 by bLa bLa
video link added. enjoy!
added on the 2004-09-19 18:09:01 by dipswitch dipswitch
Great animation, great modelling. No feeling, nothing interesting in it.
added on the 2004-09-19 19:04:04 by Preacher Preacher
rulez added on the 2004-11-02 13:35:24 by krabob krabob
++ Awersome modeling
+ Stylish
+ Lovely music

No thumb up, because of geforce only demo.
added on the 2004-11-02 14:52:07 by Frozzy Frozzy
Amazing production.
The tune fits perfectly and ensures for the right tendency and feeling.
rulez added on the 2004-11-23 00:45:42 by checkoff checkoff
no NVIDIA no demo sucks HARD
Guardian: There are many OSX demos left for downthumbing, which support ATI but "no OSX no demo".

There are only a few good b/w / greyscale demos with style, this is one of them.
rulez added on the 2005-02-23 10:26:19 by René Madenmann René Madenmann
i have to admit, i enjoyed the video version
Looks damn good.
rulez added on the 2005-02-23 23:05:48 by teel teel
this prod is ok only
added on the 2005-02-24 12:21:08 by zeebr zeebr
Really good apart from the bloody boring "and now let us show you that scene again and again with differents camera angles because we worked very hard on it and we're running out of ideas to fill the 3 minutes anyway".
rulez added on the 2005-02-24 13:41:23 by hitchhikr hitchhikr
Rulez! Shame it doesn't run on radeon.
rulez added on the 2005-03-03 23:23:31 by jimmi jimmi

despite what i'd call minor flaws, it well managed to pull me into the insekt-atmosphere // yet i must second opinion it lacks something -- it simply doesn't meet expectations, towards the end the feel is a bit empty:: "and that was it.."

rulez added on the 2005-04-30 18:41:13 by raver raver

Doesn't run on my GF6600 gt :|
added on the 2005-05-16 02:13:41 by chameleon chameleon
great graphic design and execution!!
i haven't voted for this yet?!
rulez added on the 2005-08-24 16:06:58 by chavez chavez
Very clean and stylish looks.
rulez added on the 2005-08-24 17:15:35 by EarlGrey EarlGrey
great models
rulez added on the 2005-08-24 17:28:03 by rmeht rmeht
yep, good stuff
rulez added on the 2005-08-24 17:31:24 by NuKem NuKem
I like it.
rulez added on the 2005-08-24 21:27:40 by Cj Cj
That's exactly what I've described as bad demos in my article => I understand why Dipswitch wasn't happy so (I recognize this demo is hard work even if not my pleasure).

I don't like it: too anxiogen demo.
And it doesn't restore the original gamma at the end.

Moreover: enjoy mpg (by Dip) !
So who was right about anims?
EP again...
sucks added on the 2005-09-02 03:09:49 by ep ep
haha you fucking idiot, WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO WITH THIS PRODUCTION?
added on the 2005-09-02 04:52:43 by dipswitch dipswitch
That's exactly what I'd describe as a good demo.
I like it: a fucking well executed demo.
and who's that EP again ?
rulez added on the 2005-09-03 12:08:25 by styx^hcr styx^hcr
added on the 2005-09-03 13:20:57 by diver diver
rulez added on the 2005-09-03 13:24:06 by uns3en_ uns3en_
I'm looking forward to see the next demo of this team. I think Pandur Is one of the best scene mech modeller right now. There is only one thing in this demo that I don't like. One of the anims is repeated - he he take this word as an advice - If You don't have anymore stuff to put into the "hole" in your demo - just make couple of camera shots that shows only some parts of a model. The natural sense will cheat the spectator, and leave him with the feeling that he was watching different stuff all the time :P. Visual cheating rocks :D.
rulez added on the 2005-09-03 14:33:56 by bonzaj bonzaj
ep made my day :) demo rocks, too
rulez added on the 2005-09-03 14:37:52 by red red
Doesn't run on my gf6600gt either :/
But it's a cool one!
rulez added on the 2005-09-08 01:26:37 by zoom zoom
A great demo from the enigma zone. ;)
Fantastic mood.
rulez added on the 2005-09-08 17:47:43 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
I though I'd vote this one! Great colors
rulez added on the 2005-09-08 18:32:17 by Buckethead Buckethead
rulez added on the 2005-10-12 11:18:54 by las las
cool, the music rocks!
rulez added on the 2005-10-17 15:07:14 by [self-ban] [self-ban]
smooth now... cool!
rulez added on the 2005-10-19 16:35:54 by AbcuG! AbcuG!
i know this one from my old secondary pc which had a ti4200. but now, with a 6800GT it's impossible to get it running.. anybody able to state the contrary?
whatever.. i really loved, as long as it worked..
rulez added on the 2005-11-10 18:49:38 by keith303 keith303
i know this one from my old secondary pc which had a ti4200. but now, with a 6800GT it's impossible to get it running.. anybody able to state the contrary?
whatever.. i really loved it, as long as it worked..
added on the 2005-11-10 18:49:59 by keith303 keith303
you can get a "fixed" version which also works on new nvidia cards here
thanks for watching :)
added on the 2005-11-16 16:33:24 by pandur pandur
works again \o/
added on the 2005-11-16 17:36:50 by zoom zoom
rulez added on the 2005-11-16 18:20:05 by _10b0 _10b0
crash on p4, 1024mb ram, r9600xt
catalyst 5.12, win xp
added on the 2005-12-14 13:05:05 by wie8 wie8
finally saw this baby realtime.
Great modelling , animation , atmosphere and music.
rulez added on the 2005-12-26 18:25:22 by scg_ scg_
rulez added on the 2005-12-30 21:06:45 by esion esion
rulez added on the 2006-01-01 02:50:38 by anesthetic anesthetic
rulez added on the 2006-01-24 02:33:26 by dila dila
rulez added on the 2006-08-18 22:40:02 by decipher decipher
it's stylish, okay - but still it's just a (single) object show with some rudimentary animation and it leaves me quite cold and uninspired.
virtual BB Image for the effort.
added on the 2006-08-22 15:24:59 by bhead bhead
To get it to run on Geforce 6600 or better with 256 MB memory, use the following trick.

1. Unpack

upx -d interceptor.exe

2. Take your fav Hexeditor (e.g. Hiew) and replace "glColorTableEXT" at 00048AA4 with some extension name of the same length, say, "glBindProgramNV".

3. Run the Demo and select "Perfect Textures".

Enjoy! I'm not the originator of this fix, i'm just following an Idea given by Shiva.
added on the 2006-09-26 17:42:20 by eye eye
Great design!
rulez added on the 2006-10-12 17:30:48 by doh doh
love the spider
rulez added on the 2006-10-12 19:35:17 by zeebr zeebr
rulez added on the 2006-10-13 22:54:01 by gentleman gentleman
rulez added on the 2007-06-30 12:05:56 by Ized Ized
rulez added on the 2008-01-07 00:44:04 by Anat Anat
rulez added on the 2008-05-19 14:58:47 by ninja ninja
rulez added on the 2008-07-29 22:08:27 by grz grz
looks good, but isn't too interesting
added on the 2009-03-09 19:34:29 by zefyros zefyros
it was boring, the thumb is for the design.
rulez added on the 2009-03-25 19:18:43 by SiR SiR
this strange atmospherics is ace..
rulez added on the 2009-09-17 14:36:45 by mad mad
rulez added on the 2010-02-03 19:36:01 by wullon wullon
Very very cool !
rulez added on the 2010-02-03 20:29:59 by lsl lsl
rulez added on the 2010-02-03 20:44:02 by v3nom v3nom
Bah, it still doesn't work on ATI Radeon HD 4870 video card (512 MB of RAM) after five years! The cmd.exe line errors said:
No command line. Playing demo.
Demo: interceptor
Sound is off.
Antialiasing is off.
Fullscreen is off.
Alternative mode is off.
Resolution is 640x480.
Texture mode is 0.
Looping is off
OS: 5.1.2600
Memory: 2047 mb total, 1100 mb free.
wglGetExtensionsStringARB... loaded.
wglCreatePbufferARB... loaded.
wglGetPbufferDCARB... loaded.
wglReleasePbufferDCARB... loaded.
wglDestroyPbufferARB... loaded.
wglQueryPbufferARB... loaded.
wglAllocateMemoryNV... failed.
wglFreeMemoryNV... failed.
wglGetPixelFormatAttribivARB... loaded.
wglGetPixelFormatAttribfvARB... loaded.
wglChoosePixelFormatARB... loaded.
Not all wgl extensions could be loaded. Required: nVidia gef3 or better.

So, I had to watch the MPEG-2 video. :( It was OK.
added on the 2010-12-11 18:03:42 by AntDude AntDude
Like the design and the "cleaniness" - music is nice too.

Made a Youtube Rip on my HD channel:

rulez added on the 2011-08-05 16:05:26 by anni anni
hmmmm no.
sucks added on the 2011-08-05 16:18:32 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
rulez added on the 2011-12-25 23:34:11 by Frequent Frequent
Very cool demo, great 3d and very nice music.
rulez added on the 2011-12-25 23:58:37 by StingRay StingRay
rulez added on the 2013-12-23 23:31:24 by T$ T$
The 3d stuff is a bit ugly, but design-wise cool enough, and the music is quite sick.
rulez added on the 2014-07-22 11:49:36 by noby noby
Could have ruled, but the great music builds up to four stiff steps forward and the end.
added on the 2014-09-15 19:34:40 by Photon Photon
rulez added on the 2015-02-09 11:29:45 by p01 p01
that soundtrack really makes this demo.
coincidentally i bumped into "carbon based lifeforms - silent running" that sounds a lot like it. who inspired who? :D
rulez added on the 2016-01-15 15:37:05 by maali maali
^ To be fair I think Incyber inspired this soundtrack much more than anything from CBL.

Weak thumb for clean design, music, and quality modeling (at least for the time). Monochromatic textures saved the visuals from feeling overly dated, but timid direction and the flat emotional tension inevitably leave one cold.
rulez added on the 2017-04-30 14:12:43 by moozooh moozooh
shiva, pandur and a-move please forgive me for my dumb out of frustration down thumb 10 years ago :(
i liked parts of it
rulez added on the 2017-06-13 15:16:55 by nagz nagz
Nice music by Ambient-Move and really nice visuals :)
rulez added on the 2017-08-18 22:09:01 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
A very late thumbs up for cyber-crab
rulez added on the 2023-04-11 19:10:43 by uncle-x uncle-x

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