Respirator Stories by Ephidrena
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release date : april 2004
release party : Breakpoint 2004
compo : amiga demo
ranked : 3rd
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popularity : 64%
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a nice dark demo from the norwegian superheroes, showing their usual skills for great unique design. should have come 2nd.
rulez added on the 2004-04-15 23:02:43 by teo teo
hugs to loady and zixaq :)
rulez added on the 2004-04-15 23:21:41 by Gargaj Gargaj
would've earned a better place than 3rd.
rulez added on the 2004-04-15 23:31:51 by nosfe nosfe
the other sound was still better :)
rulez added on the 2004-04-15 23:34:07 by leijaa leijaa
wonderful! maybe slightly underrated by the voters at bp, but the 3:rd place is not bad at all in the best amiga democompo for years.
rulezcdc added on the 2004-04-15 23:55:18 by Dalton Dalton
very nice one
rulez added on the 2004-04-16 00:16:39 by dipswitch dipswitch
sweet, great and all that. go ephidrena, go!
rulez added on the 2004-04-16 08:28:13 by uncle-x uncle-x
further and further. some folks like water, some folks like the wine, but i like the taste of straight ephidrena. (and most bp04 demos would deserves 1st place anyway.)
rulez added on the 2004-04-16 09:24:40 by krabob krabob
The Amiga compo at BP04 was a battle of titans - the fact that this stunning demo got 3rd place is proof enough. I did like the MaWi+Susp demo more, though.
rulez added on the 2004-04-16 09:41:00 by _V_ _V_
My favourite demo group on the planet, the music is as always fantastic and fits the demo very nice, loaderror keeps improving all the time. A winner at any party, should have been 2nd if not 1st, but the visual impact of silkcut just made everyone forget that anything else excisted.
rulez added on the 2004-04-16 13:05:33 by bonkers bonkers
wow! the music the music the music! i love it! hehe whats up with norway? your demos are getting darker and darker! i like it though! big ups!
rulez added on the 2004-04-16 15:20:11 by spot spot
as always, ephidrena demos absolutely rocks....nothin mure to say
rulez added on the 2004-04-16 18:28:49 by Trauma Zero Trauma Zero
best they've ever done
rulez added on the 2004-04-16 18:29:52 by Korvkiosken Korvkiosken
ephidrena once again brought one of the most intense demos ever.
loaderror you rule!
rulez added on the 2004-04-16 18:40:50 by Spin Spin
oh boy...The real winner from Breakpoint 2004... The Norwegian masters...
rulez added on the 2004-04-16 22:20:50 by z5 z5
this is the shit.
rulez added on the 2004-04-16 22:40:31 by melw melw
video plz.
added on the 2004-04-16 22:49:07 by tomaes tomaes
great atmosphere, music and effects.
it was so fantastic!!!!!

Ephidrena - you rocks!!!
rulez added on the 2004-04-16 23:16:00 by kimi kandler kimi kandler
Great demo! Had some trouble running it, but then found out that it was because I only had 3.0 on my demo-A1200. Copied lowlevel.library from my A4000 over, and it works.
rulez added on the 2004-04-17 17:06:37 by xeron xeron
video available?
rulez added on the 2004-04-17 21:23:10 by kpn kpn
Those guys can really turn up the hype.
rulez added on the 2004-04-17 22:10:38 by daddyvx daddyvx
very nice, please make a capture of that one .. i could only see it once and i can't transfer it to my amiga ..
rulez added on the 2004-04-17 22:44:43 by dalezr dalezr
yeah damn, dident see it yet, but im sure its great! ephidrena never fails! get some captures asap!
rulez added on the 2004-04-17 23:39:30 by xhale xhale
this was mighty cool
rulez added on the 2004-04-18 11:14:08 by funktion funktion
Where to get the .avi ? :)
rulez added on the 2004-04-18 14:29:31 by magic magic
w00t! wonderful demo ... the amiga prods from bp are just awesome, keep up the good work guys !
rulez added on the 2004-04-18 14:58:34 by mRyOuNg mRyOuNg
Divx here
added on the 2004-04-21 20:11:39 by loaderror loaderror
Divx here
added on the 2004-04-21 20:12:38 by loaderror loaderror
Sexxxy! Rather slow, tho.
rulez added on the 2004-04-21 20:17:03 by elend elend
ephidrena owns j00. this is perhaps the best norwegian demo. ever!
rulez added on the 2004-04-21 20:18:16 by gloom gloom
i thought fake electronic lightshow was better
rulez added on the 2004-04-21 20:21:16 by termos termos
Guys, you ROCK!!!
rulez added on the 2004-04-21 20:42:01 by ghandy ghandy
Great prod ! Ephidrena did it again !
rulez added on the 2004-04-22 19:28:35 by Phenomenon Phenomenon
this is raw!
rulez added on the 2004-04-22 19:38:25 by quisten quisten
@phenomenon.. you had better release that dreamcast demo of yours, with the wicked soundtrack and the innovative effects, or Ill kick your ass with norwegian oil money....... ....... english pubs with eager barchicks rulez.
added on the 2004-04-27 03:43:31 by loaderror loaderror
well, it doesn't rule as much as I hoped from seeing screenshots before :/ ... i defintaly like the rather dark admosphere and the look of the fishes. but I expected more of a main idea. the demo already kinda starts off lame when teasing attentition with a cool splitbrain picture but boring ppl again with a ride over some unspectacular surface that has nothing (conceptual) to do with the picture the demo started off with. excitement gone. especially those gory shots (read about the making) would have made a nice story or just visual idea -- much more than just putting up a few pictures like that. also the music is not catchy or atmospheric enough to keep up tension throughout the demo. it adds nothing much to the production, which is sad. there's no real surprise or interesting style or detail in this demo, though it is well executed and performs nicely. well done, guys, but lacking a little innovation, detail (besides the main effects) and excitement. too much plain "effect after effect" for me ... but nevertheless it is great to see a nice amiga production like that. seriously : ) !
rulez added on the 2004-04-27 05:16:46 by al_bolone al_bolone
There is always the problem of effects not really fitting with the theme of the demo. Different people have different ideas, and you cant really stop groupmembers from doing exactly what they want to do.. Eg..worst way to make a demo is probably to make one of the members dictate exactly what the others should do.. The result would be that nobody would do anything. This demo was supposed to be kind of medical in style at first since I had taken those pictures that we had never used. I had also coded the voxelroutine, which I worked a lot on to make fast enough. I really wanted to have the voxel in there, so I thought about the concept of some supersecret facility in the mountains doing experiments on humans ;) . Zixaq wanted it to have a sort of mental flashback style of paranoia style. Knowing all this, cheetah started to do some modelling in lightwave. He made a fish!!(which was so cool that we just had to have it in there) Then I said:"Maybe we should have another technological fish chasing the first fish(animal experiments in the mountains)", so cheetah made a shark, but the techno thing never got in there and the chasing sequence looked a bit like the fighting scenes in loonies' demos.. Now we have: medical images, mountains, a tune that was completely mad and wacky in a slightly humorous sense.. Zixaq decided to make a new tune that was more dark and scary one week before the party.. Cheetah moved to france and couldnt do any more graphics.. So far, the only thing we could agree on is that it should be dark and use blue/green all the way. SOOO here comes the explanation of the final result which ties it all together and proves that this is actually consistent content and design ;) ........... A guy who is struggling to stay alive in his respirator fighting some horrible disease in his brain. Once in a while he starts hallucinating that evil is coming for him (shark, voxel == bottom of ocean, and the last weird fish) (this evil is inspired by the sleeping hall at Breakpoint. One of the working titles was "Stories from the sleeping hall" ).. The lightrays are from the times when he is awake and sees various doctor stuff... He might even be in the secret lab in the mountains as a guinea pig. The spline effect is a projection of his brain-synapses overacting. He obviously is experiencing a lot of stuff and will undoubtedly have a few respirator stories to tell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hah! David Lynch, go suck on a lemon!!!
added on the 2004-04-28 02:19:32 by loaderror loaderror
loaderror: No need to explain, its all very obvious in the demo, i guess people are just stupid.
rulez added on the 2004-04-28 02:58:26 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
mad skillz. somehow i think the music is maybe slightly too repetitive though, but definitely rulez!
rulez added on the 2004-04-28 11:05:39 by dodke dodke
i dislike the music, but it have a coherent color sheme and design
i did not travel like loaderror can do in this world, it is not coherent for me, not linear and not speaking to me, it's like a cake done with too much things, hard to like puddings ;)
rulez added on the 2004-04-30 17:04:29 by psenough psenough
zone: cupcakes rule but puddings taste nice and mushy too
added on the 2004-04-30 17:08:25 by psenough psenough
The respirator stories make perfectly sense, Loaderror. :) Nice use of the "morfologisk" images! Really impressive use of colors and together with the atmospheric music this makes a traumatic respirator story. Some really funky fish there too. Does maybe not have the same in-your-face impact as fake electronic lightshow, but it grows on you in a more subtle way.
rulez added on the 2004-05-04 17:28:17 by svok svok
Like FELS and most of our other demos, Respirator Stories is put together in a few days. "Hmmmm... two weeks to BP, let's make a demo". That's why it may lack an impression of a main idea. And the details to make it a really good demo.
As for the music, it should have been different, of course. The samples sounds terrible. I made most of the sounds in Reason. Due to little time and my fucked up Amiga, I had to resample the samples in FT2. Something I wouldn't recommend. Right after the samples was converted to Amigaformat, we had to leave for BP. So I put the tune together there, which is always a bad idea. I used Loaderror's Amiga and headphones. I heard there was something wrong with the samples, but at that time it was too late to do something about it. So I finished it and hoped it would sound OK at the big speakers. But it sounded terrible.
I could have worked on the tune for two weeks more, but had to stop at some point of course. 20 hours or so before deadline. Loaderror stayed up the last night to time it, and I joined in the last 8 hours.
As many other groups we made this demo right before a party. Except for Loaderror's code. Not the ideal way to do it, but the way it often turns out. :) Not an excuse, but an explanation of why the demo looks and sounds like it does.
added on the 2004-05-04 18:37:10 by ZIXAQ ZIXAQ
These guys is getting bether :) The code is excellent. The Bluring effects makes it realistic and beatiful. Colours and txtures are nice.

Espen, nå banker du meg ned i støvlene med codinga di. ;-)
rulez added on the 2004-05-29 22:09:08 by sp^ctz sp^ctz
rulez added on the 2004-05-29 23:24:57 by Vulture Vulture
Mhmm, at first this seemed to be rather mediocre, but at second sight, I believe this thinggy is appealing enough for a thumb . :)
rulez added on the 2004-07-02 22:04:07 by tomaes tomaes
rulez added on the 2004-11-04 17:26:01 by Marq Marq
whaaaaat!? i missed this!? TOTALY SWEET! That rubber effect is so NICE! So goes to design and music aswell! Amazing!
rulez added on the 2004-12-11 02:00:20 by Duckers Duckers
Very unusual visuals and such a dark and atmospheric atmosphere. Excellent vision and direction. Music is simple, but effective and perfect for the job.

Sadly one of the only Eph demos I've seen as they're don't usually run with winuae, but I'd love to see more unique demos like this one...preferably in Windows format.
rulez added on the 2004-12-17 21:13:28 by Shanethewolf Shanethewolf
There are real artists in Eph.
No doubt about.
rulez added on the 2004-12-25 20:33:53 by checkoff checkoff
At first I didn't like it, then I realized that it rules.
rulez added on the 2005-01-06 05:15:33 by g r ü p g r ü p
zumbap zumbap.
added on the 2005-01-06 11:02:10 by krabob krabob
You've just made my day. Thanks!
rulez added on the 2005-01-25 01:15:41 by bonzaj bonzaj
works fine with winuae.. you need to have lowlevel.library as with several other eph prods..
Unforgettable audiovisual experience that made me shivers everytime I watched it.
thumb up
rulez added on the 2005-04-23 17:44:12 by RA RA
rulez added on the 2005-06-24 00:03:42 by bLa bLa
....bah, this is weird, I want thumb this gem up everytime when I drunked to death. Strange, I went home, say hello to my wife and I stare to Tv screen for another show of this Eph show. I always think ,when I am boozed, I understand whole this demo, every effect, every scene......strange....thank you heetach, zixaq, loaderror.........
rulez added on the 2005-07-24 19:47:32 by p01 p01
This is well done !
rulez added on the 2005-07-24 21:52:44 by Zweckform Zweckform
how i adore demomakers, that can create such an atmosphere.. great demo
rulez added on the 2005-08-23 15:16:13 by fiveofive fiveofive
I love you loaderror! Actually i love the while ephidrena.
rulez added on the 2005-09-15 23:35:59 by Prot-DHS Prot-DHS
kinda dark... the anliased line routine looks great and also it seems to have sort-of bloom filter does it?
rulez added on the 2005-10-20 01:46:16 by winden winden
rulez added on the 2005-10-20 01:55:56 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
winden: yes theres a bloom filter which blooms to darkness in dark areas and to brightness in bright areas. Sort of what makes the mood in this demo so cold and wet :)
added on the 2005-10-20 19:27:30 by loaderror loaderror
wtf, no thumb so far ? one of the best prods 2004 for sure!
rulez added on the 2006-01-06 10:38:46 by styx^hcr styx^hcr
I looove that underwater shit!!!
rulez added on the 2006-02-20 21:22:43 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
best ephidrena demo yet
rulez added on the 2006-02-21 18:49:48 by kusma kusma
great dark athmosphere
rulez added on the 2006-03-21 21:49:46 by v3nom v3nom
holy fucking cow!!!
rulez added on the 2006-11-17 20:19:11 by oldaccount oldaccount
i have not commented this beauty yet??
OMG! Ephidrena i love you.
rulez added on the 2006-11-25 02:20:31 by substrate substrate
rulez added on the 2007-07-25 10:52:45 by wayne wayne
all did dolphins 'n stuff ... they do sharks 'n Piranhas :D
excellent atmosphere and effect timing.
rulez added on the 2007-07-25 11:23:25 by d0DgE d0DgE
rulez added on the 2007-09-20 20:45:14 by parcelshit parcelshit
I like what i see on the video.
rulez added on the 2007-09-20 22:33:06 by raer raer
didn't do much for me :(
added on the 2007-11-18 18:08:45 by bfx bfx
I'm waiting for the next episode, when the guy wakeup :)
rulez added on the 2008-01-05 00:34:44 by Gʀɪʍʍy Gʀɪʍʍy
I like the dark colors and atmosphere, the music goes well with that setting too even though annoying for my taste. The effects and 3d are good especially the landscape.
rulez added on the 2008-01-19 19:03:50 by Optimonk Optimonk
rulez added on the 2008-01-31 23:23:45 by Quarryman Quarryman
rulez added on the 2008-03-05 23:13:53 by Maissi Maissi
I like the transitions between scenes (that lights coming from the white parts), the palette selected, the music...
rulez added on the 2008-03-31 13:05:29 by Crumb Crumb
Put together nicely and great landscape. The music fits quite well, but overall it feels a bit empty and is sadly too simple for me. Piggy, sorry. :/
rulez added on the 2008-06-17 12:49:32 by Cj Cj
rulez added on the 2008-07-26 18:32:25 by zefyros zefyros
rulez added on the 2009-02-18 00:03:09 by Sir Sir
thats the way to go
everything perfect
a real masterpiece
the mood is just so perfect
excellent work
rulez added on the 2009-04-25 19:51:19 by elkmoose elkmoose
I assume the track is a module of somekind? If so, I'd like a link for that :) As for the demo itself, I have no words but a thumb instead!
rulez added on the 2010-01-28 02:10:43 by Visualice Visualice
@visualice : The music is in the folder "musikk" called "P61.angst" of the lha archive. I think Deliplayer should be able to play it.
added on the 2010-02-11 11:01:36 by loaderror loaderror
or convert back the p61 to mod using the player61 tool, must be present on aminet or somewhere
added on the 2010-02-11 14:20:12 by krabob krabob
And that's the way it should be. Excellence.
rulez added on the 2010-03-14 17:27:10 by zstab zstab
Fish rules! and AMIGA rules!
rulez added on the 2010-03-17 01:35:59 by BoulderSteiNisse BoulderSteiNisse
Great underwater world, superb track. What's with Ephidrena this year?
rulez added on the 2010-04-08 21:25:14 by jack-3d jack-3d
Thanks Loady & Krabob! :)
added on the 2010-04-13 02:52:12 by Visualice Visualice
The way it should be. I miss ephidrena.
rulez added on the 2012-06-07 00:33:50 by nytrik nytrik
Gloomy and underwater but nice ;)
rulez added on the 2012-08-29 20:58:59 by Sir_Lucas Sir_Lucas
Great visuals and love the post processing especially. Music is nice though a bit uninventive.
rulez added on the 2012-08-29 21:07:00 by noby noby
missing thumb for a fantastic demo.
rulez added on the 2013-09-27 13:18:24 by keito keito
great style
rulez added on the 2013-09-30 00:13:26 by gentleman gentleman
Cool :)
rulez added on the 2013-11-30 15:40:49 by kjb kjb
absolutly stunning tech!
rulez added on the 2014-02-28 14:51:48 by Rork Rork
rulez added on the 2014-04-13 05:38:54 by _nemo_ _nemo_
Still one of the best AGA demo ever.
rulez added on the 2016-01-11 10:31:54 by slayer slayer
rulez hard
I love the music
Great shit for 2004.
added on the 2016-07-01 16:37:39 by raer raer
rockin', even though i'm not completely sure of the shark.
rulez added on the 2016-09-07 22:23:24 by lennart lennart
Solid demo!
rulez added on the 2017-01-30 19:05:09 by Corial Corial
still great after all those years. i like the darkness in it.
rulez added on the 2019-01-09 05:17:44 by elfh elfh
Yes, this is a great demo!
rulez added on the 2019-01-09 05:53:17 by ham ham
Nice norwegian Amiga demo, feels very dark

Was shown at the ACGG Amiga Sommarhack 2020 Pre Show, thats running 2 hours more
rulez added on the 2020-07-06 14:01:02 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna

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