save_the_bolbz by Byteam [web]
screenshot added by blala on 2004-04-14 17:44:33
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release date : april 2004
release party : Breakpoint 2004
compo : pc 4k
ranked : 2nd
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popularity : 60%
  • 0.85
alltime top: #2850
added on the 2004-04-14 17:44:33 by blala blala

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looks nothing like the screenshot for me. I get a horrible glitching mess of polygons. (Dual p4 xeon 3.0, 2gb ram, geforce quadrofx 1000, drivers v56.72 (was the same on 56.60 too)
added on the 2004-04-14 17:55:30 by psonice psonice
oh yeah i know it's buggy - it seems that some opengl drivers cause that, i will fix it and other bugs too but i'm lazy now
added on the 2004-04-14 18:00:31 by blala blala
great stuff, and awesome soundengine!
rulez added on the 2004-04-15 22:29:05 by teo teo
rulez added on the 2004-04-15 22:31:25 by Gargaj Gargaj
a bit shocking :)
how does this fit in a 4k? :)
rulez added on the 2004-04-15 23:07:06 by sampi sampi
rules! excelent sound engine for a 4k, and cool metaball-effects
rulez added on the 2004-04-15 23:25:10 by Duckers Duckers
Gratula, csak igy tovabb! :-)
rulez added on the 2004-04-15 23:40:56 by remageFrs remageFrs
psonice: try the fast bugfix, available at the same download link.
i can't really test it, so bugreports welcome :)
added on the 2004-04-16 00:25:18 by blala blala
rulez added on the 2004-04-16 04:00:35 by p01 p01
no bugs and no problems here, jesus what a smasher in 4k
rulez added on the 2004-04-16 05:33:13 by Weyland Yutani Weyland Yutani
Wow. Except for the primary color textures and cloud texture, this was perfect! Impressive soundsynth, and it didn't seem to cost you in terms of fx quality...
rulez added on the 2004-04-16 05:50:34 by crusader crusader
great music and effect
rulez added on the 2004-04-16 07:07:51 by shadez shadez
Blala, te nem vagy normális! :)

This is fucking awesome!!!
rulez added on the 2004-04-16 07:41:32 by FooLman FooLman
How can this be a 4lk ?? congrats guyz ...
rulez added on the 2004-04-16 11:30:20 by kohai kohai
This was my favoritest PC 4k at BP! Finally some neat effect instead of just object/scene flybyes (I prefer this 4k from the 1st place just because of the effects). The part on the screenshot made me say "I will vote for that 1st!" =)
rulez added on the 2004-04-16 12:23:47 by Optimus Optimus
blala you rule! :-)
rulez added on the 2004-04-16 14:24:06 by edhellon edhellon
simply great:)
rulez added on the 2004-04-16 18:31:11 by PigPen PigPen
me likez
rulez added on the 2004-04-16 18:33:28 by leijaa leijaa
Save me...
rulez added on the 2004-04-16 21:39:34 by jimmi jimmi
I´ll call this the "swiss cheese cube"-intro =)
And I wonder about details used in your executable compressor...
rulez added on the 2004-04-16 22:14:16 by T$ T$
nice code
rulez added on the 2004-04-17 00:13:54 by spengler spengler
rulez added on the 2004-04-17 00:17:33 by quisten quisten
ts: it's not our executable compressor, it's Joergen Ibsen's - i've just done some hack such that the result is a windows executable instead of a dos .com file... (next time read the nfo file :)
added on the 2004-04-17 01:00:30 by blala blala
Oh yes..!
rulez added on the 2004-04-17 17:45:07 by digitalerr0r digitalerr0r
rulez. Nuff said.
rulez added on the 2004-04-17 20:30:50 by chock chock
fave breakpoint release
blala colors (tm) could be fine tuned though
rulez added on the 2004-04-17 22:45:06 by Ger Ger
rocks! how do the metaballs fit in 4k? i am really interested :))
rulez added on the 2004-04-17 23:35:15 by trigger trigger
kign :)
rulez added on the 2004-04-18 03:15:35 by reptile reptile
w00t! it just kicks your ass ! wonderful job
rulez added on the 2004-04-18 03:44:46 by mRyOuNg mRyOuNg
You were my first place...
But you came in second...
Sorry. I did everything I could ;-)
rulez added on the 2004-04-18 04:01:43 by raer raer
rulez added on the 2004-04-21 13:06:12 by neo neo
This is pretty damn impressive, with some of the best sound for a 4k.
I assume you generate your intersection tables?
Anyways, it'd be nice to have some additional technical information =)
rulez added on the 2004-04-21 18:20:20 by Nezbie Nezbie
rulez added on the 2004-04-25 16:54:36 by shash shash
blabla: i´ve read the info file, but it doesn´t give any details...(and I´m not that interested in reengeneering the whole file) ;)
added on the 2004-04-27 10:33:10 by T$ T$
nezbie: i assume csg is done via the stencil buffer.

this prod really rocks (doesn't work here...)bigscreen-fun!
added on the 2004-05-03 00:00:21 by prost prost
csg? with stencil? wow :D
all the "csg" you see in there is done by isosurfaces.
added on the 2004-05-03 08:18:47 by Gargaj Gargaj
ts: first, it's blala and not blabla. second, reengineering would give you much fun :)
and of course i didn't use stencil buffers or intersection tables; but yes, the marching cubes table is generated.
added on the 2004-05-03 17:15:07 by blala blala
first, it's blala and not blabla

és mi van a személyi igazolványodba írva? :)
added on the 2004-05-03 20:04:49 by Gargaj Gargaj
If blala writes to much then it would be blabla.
rulez added on the 2004-05-03 20:11:49 by wain_ wain_
cool. i thought you did it via stencil buffer.


nice way...
added on the 2004-05-25 11:56:23 by prost prost
blala world domination in 4k
rulez added on the 2004-06-21 10:47:17 by makc makc
Crashes here with illegal instruction exception :(
added on the 2004-06-21 11:28:52 by Preacher Preacher
preacher: you need p3 or athlon xp or better (anything w/ sse) to run it... if you have, and still crashes, please send me some info (registers, dump, your config, anything :)
added on the 2004-06-22 18:05:47 by blala blala
rulez added on the 2004-06-22 18:40:29 by timna timna
nIIIIce! The music rocks and the synch with the rolling cube too...
rulez added on the 2004-06-22 19:12:29 by rIO rIO
Ah, stupid me. My four-year old computer is just too old :) Have to watch this on my friend's machine then..
added on the 2004-06-22 20:50:53 by Preacher Preacher
Is it a matter of CPU or 3dcard? On some computer, I get a bunch of destroyed polygons, and I thought at first that it doesn't work on P4 because that's what every computer that didn't run well, had.
added on the 2004-06-23 09:15:38 by Optimus Optimus
optimus: i fixed (or at least i hope that) that bug (which depends on the opengl driver) one week after the party; the download link points to the bugfix. maybe someone should upload it to scene.org too... :)
added on the 2004-06-23 15:06:06 by blala blala
Ez bazze igy!
rulez added on the 2004-06-23 15:30:10 by AbcuG! AbcuG!
blala: oooooh sweet :)

100% bugfixed for me at least. And nice effects they are too! Impressive.
rulez added on the 2004-06-23 15:31:27 by psonice psonice
Textures suck ass, but wow man! I love that marching cube and friends! Plus, 4K with music. Bonus points!
rulez added on the 2004-08-02 18:49:14 by sea_monkey sea_monkey
Pretty cool
rulez added on the 2004-10-10 01:41:31 by Zplex Zplex
rulez added on the 2004-12-02 20:38:27 by darkus darkus
rulez added on the 2004-12-15 20:53:21 by legalize legalize
Very cool stuff from Byteam!
rulez added on the 2005-03-21 12:53:25 by Corial Corial
rulez added on the 2005-05-07 22:22:29 by las las
rulez added on the 2005-05-07 22:39:56 by madMixx madMixx
Crashed. Says nothing about unsupported cards ...
sucks added on the 2005-05-21 17:46:57 by ManJIT ManJIT
it's not the card, it's the crappy ati opengl drivers (works with the older drivers). there're quite a lot of scene productions with the same problem. starting with some farbrausch ones, iirc. if _YOU_ send me a fucking ati card - as i don't have any and has no intention to buy _ANY_ fucking gfxcards in the near future - then i will try to fix it (again, as in fact i already tried, but did not succeed without accessing an ati card)
btw, thumbing down a prod without seeing it is so very lame, i have no expressions for that...
added on the 2005-05-23 10:58:58 by blala blala
doesn't run on my ati either, but just a thumb to counter manjit's. i believe i liked it at bp back then.
rulez added on the 2005-05-23 11:28:30 by skrebbel skrebbel
rulez added on the 2005-05-23 11:31:53 by red red
blala: FR demos use opengl? Now that's new :)
added on the 2005-05-23 11:35:37 by keops keops

rulez added on the 2005-05-23 11:54:54 by ninja ninja
Yes true,. won't work in my ATI anymore too ;P
added on the 2005-05-23 12:21:15 by Optimus Optimus
[00:57:45] <ryg> just leave Characteristics/OriginalFirstThunk at zero.
[00:58:03] <ryg> then the driver doesn't try to read that table.
added on the 2005-05-23 12:25:31 by Gargaj Gargaj
[13:01:30] <hitchhikr> That's not enough, ati's ogl driver needs the header's IID pointer to be valid aswell (that's why mew fails).
added on the 2005-05-23 12:35:43 by hitchhikr hitchhikr
rulez added on the 2005-05-23 16:27:42 by Buckethead Buckethead
hitch: ah yes, i forgot that, sorry. so no screwing with the datadirs :(
added on the 2005-05-23 17:16:38 by Gargaj Gargaj
gargaj/hitchhikr: thanks for the info. just if you told me that when i asked for it back then, i was more in the mood of fixing than these days :) [i even tried based on the info i had, and sent a version to somebody with an ati card, but did not work. coding for a hardware you don't have is not really fun]
added on the 2005-05-26 19:09:31 by blala blala
Very nice soft synth.
rulez added on the 2005-05-31 22:17:33 by bdk bdk
Synth rocks.
rulez added on the 2005-05-31 23:42:39 by KK KK
this is a great 4k.. awesome. very special, especially synth
rulez added on the 2006-01-26 03:30:05 by Gaia Gaia
4096 bytes OWNAGE!
rulez added on the 2006-10-30 04:09:32 by gentleman gentleman
rulez added on the 2007-06-08 07:50:58 by TrX TrX
doesn't work here on my ATI :((
added on the 2007-08-16 11:10:09 by src src
Newschool space-cut ... looks great
rulez added on the 2007-09-07 09:37:00 by Steel Steel
cool effect I remember
rulez added on the 2009-03-06 22:35:55 by auld auld
rulez added on the 2009-03-06 22:43:38 by xernobyl xernobyl
nice but short
rulez added on the 2010-11-22 22:59:05 by Exin Exin
newschool oldschool
rulez added on the 2010-11-22 23:12:52 by Anat Anat
rulez added on the 2011-12-26 01:42:02 by Frequent Frequent
Making CSG is cool!
rulez added on the 2013-12-18 19:57:24 by baah baah
Old time favourite 😀
rulez added on the 2019-11-14 22:36:16 by pohar pohar

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