Suretrip 49% by Checkpoint [web]
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release date : april 1999
release party : Error In Line 1999
compo : atari demo
ranked : 1st
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popularity : 58%
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alltime top: #4574
added on the 2001-01-07 12:48:25 by moondog moondog

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finally defjam matched it to upload a one-file-version... suretrip is, even unfinished, the technically most impressive st mega demo so far... this demo doesn´t run on any emulation so far due the fact that there are a lot of new-school fx are presented in fullscreen or overscan, maybe OXYGENEs forthcoming emulator called "SainT" can handle it? anyway, if you own a 1mb stfm you should get this demo!
added on the 2001-01-07 12:55:04 by moondog moondog
my favourite ST demo of the last couple of years - what happened to the other 51% though? ;-)
rulez added on the 2001-12-19 14:37:17 by mrpink mrpink
A really impressive demo technically speaking but as the name shows, it's unfinished and that's why the design is really poor... That's a pity, because with some artistic improvement, it would have been a killer...
Anyway it deserves a "rulez" for the amount of work involved...
rulez added on the 2002-04-09 14:08:54 by exocet exocet
rulez added on the 2002-08-27 00:35:21 by sh3-rg sh3-rg
"some lame demoshit" my ass!! this stuff kicks whalebutt! basicly it's like obnoxious falcondemo on st but with even more advanced 3d techniques.

my only comments: some fx are repeated too long and 80x50 is maybe a bit too low res (other parts have higher res).

but otherwise: what a brainkiller!
rulez added on the 2003-01-14 13:29:35 by earx earx
I hate the low framerate, those 2x2 pixels etc...
but still, it's very good technically speaking :)
rulez added on the 2004-10-01 18:21:44 by keops keops
404 :(
added on the 2005-01-12 18:51:56 by AbcuG! AbcuG!
rulez added on the 2005-01-12 19:24:21 by p01 p01
Still one of the most asskicking ST demos (codewise ;) )
rulez added on the 2005-04-19 12:51:58 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
This one is just an ACE prod ! Its a sure trip..:-)
rulez added on the 2005-04-19 16:43:32 by Zweckform Zweckform
some good efx in there...but hm colors are terrible sometimes... not a real style...and the efx are shown too long...but anyway good demo ;)
rulez added on the 2005-04-23 17:33:09 by ultra ultra
rulez added on the 2005-04-23 18:03:26 by Buckethead Buckethead
Killed the competition at eil..
rulez added on the 2005-07-02 21:38:11 by evil evil
rulez added on the 2005-07-03 14:54:37 by calimero calimero
Imagine my surprise when I saw it: It was around '99, and I wasn't even aware that there was an atari scene, let alone make such demos :)

A few words about the demo: Technically awesome, first time I ever saw multi-VBL fullscreens that had more than an "in your face" effect.

Some design would be a definite plus, but, as stated, it's unfinished. So, better an unfinished demo, than one that lies on hold (forever!) until it's perfect.

A pure culture shock!
rulez added on the 2005-08-23 14:37:01 by すすれ すすれ
Strange that I didn't commented on this one before..
rulez added on the 2005-08-23 16:10:34 by Optimus Optimus
Very good work.
rulez added on the 2005-09-12 22:13:39 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
well done
rulez added on the 2005-10-05 19:21:02 by RA RA
Even in this unfinished state one of my favourite newschool ST demos!
rulez added on the 2005-11-28 18:36:32 by simonsunnyboy simonsunnyboy
Coder pr0n \o/
rulez added on the 2005-11-29 19:07:19 by StingRay StingRay
WHAT ???? no thumb ? this prod rules hard !!!!!
rulez added on the 2006-11-24 21:16:18 by RIP RIP
tunnel waved
roto zoom
texture mappings
rulez added on the 2007-03-27 06:03:08 by BITS BITS
I always get a crash in emulator just before the overscan tunnel.
In SainT, I even here the disk loading before it and it doesn't reach even the gfx with the girl with bit tits. I see in the readme file there are two MSA (suretrip1 and suretrip2) and am I supposed to connect them in one MSA with a utility or something? Help,. I must see this demo in it's entirety!!!
added on the 2007-05-01 20:35:25 by Optimus Optimus
optimus: it hangs on some real st's too. defjam also confirms this.

more crap: alot of screens use 4x4 pixels.

more praise: the multi-vbl tunnel with transparant 1 VBL background is still one of the best st screens ever.
added on the 2007-05-01 20:41:27 by earx earx
Optimus: Try Steem instead of Saint (both great emulators, but Steem usually has slightly better compatibility) I just ran through Checkpoint in fast forward mode, my settings in Steem 3.2 were Tos 2.06, 4 meg ram, although other settings probably works too.

Anyway about the demo, my chin dropped the first time I saw it and I was thinking that many of the effects were animations, as I could not get how an Atari would be able to do that. (I hadn't seen many newscool demos at the time I saw it) There are plenty of other demos using similar effects today, and the framerate is sometimes a bit too low. But thumbs up for broken boundaries in Atari demo making.
rulez added on the 2007-05-01 20:52:52 by Shrimp Shrimp
Nope: I have exactly the same Steem version and tried both Tos 1.02 and 2.06, US or UK, 8Mhz, 16Mhz, 1MB, 2MB, 4MB, to save state in the part before it crashes and try more. But no..

..well, in fact somewhere in the past I had run it till the end. Actually, in the past (with another Steem version) it would crash after the girl in the overscan tunnel with mod music. Except if exactly at the tunnel I changed the Mhz from 8 to 16 and then back (this affected the overscan, produced some wrongly displayed gfx, but could overcome the tunnel effect). I don't remember what was after that (some 3d objjects with fire?) but maybe I have save some snapshot somwerhe? Mmm,. now I can't get it to that point anymore..
added on the 2007-05-01 21:11:14 by Optimus Optimus
Hmm...it seems I had a different disk version than available for download here, don't know if I've pasted together the disk segments myself with some tool or found it somewhere else (though google was unable to find SURETRIP.MSA anywhere), anyway here it is (although this is probably not a permanent link, so don't count on it to work in a few years time.) Also this version might work with Saint too, but I haven't tested.
added on the 2007-05-01 21:12:47 by Shrimp Shrimp
Well,.. actually that was the problem.
Now with the new MSA image, it runs till the end (and the fullscreen tunnel with mod sound is also displayed well this time with the new Steem), and I remembered there were way more cool parts. Fire lines, bump scroll and my all times impressive in the end, a textured cube with effects in it's sides and later feedback effect upon all the screen!!! Yey, I can finally watch it without trickying the emulator! Thanks :)
added on the 2007-05-01 21:26:38 by Optimus Optimus
The only thing that beats this is POSH. Amazing code, do not even comprehend how these effects can be done on the ST!
rulez added on the 2007-06-02 01:47:47 by Argonaut Argonaut
This demo is barely believable. Absolutely brilliant!
rulez added on the 2008-05-29 23:48:25 by HarryPotter HarryPotter
Yeah this one awake me ... Defjam roks ;-)
rulez added on the 2009-03-05 09:51:58 by chuckdun chuckdun
Brutal code, brutal prod ! I love the (slow) 3d-fire and lot of other things.
One of the best demo on ST with Posh and Suretrip II...
rulez added on the 2009-05-29 19:59:12 by Hicks Hicks
I've liked this one :)
Nice graphics and awesome coding :)
rulez added on the 2009-05-29 20:24:58 by SoDa7 SoDa7
An excellent classic.
rulez added on the 2010-09-11 22:28:43 by Defiance Defiance
I've left it *how long* to thumb up?! Very remiss of me.
rulez added on the 2010-09-11 22:43:51 by CiH CiH
Very very good. An excellent demo for ST. Made me smile ;-)
rulez added on the 2010-10-03 01:04:25 by samurai samurai
What, have not voted for this one yet? I'm lame and demo rulezzzz!
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rulez added on the 2012-03-25 23:28:30 by baah baah
super impressive!
rulez added on the 2014-04-13 04:08:06 by _nemo_ _nemo_
Crashes before the end like the others above said.. shame as it's awesome until then!
rulez added on the 2014-10-18 12:56:05 by applecrypt applecrypt
just great
rulez added on the 2019-07-21 13:23:57 by Blast! Blast!
One of my favourite ST prods.
(never thumbed it before, really... well mistake now fixed)
rulez added on the 2019-07-21 21:22:47 by Dma-Sc Dma-Sc
Pretty baller!
rulez added on the 2019-07-21 21:26:44 by spkr spkr
Pleasant surprise. Really refreshing.
rulez added on the 2020-06-18 17:13:05 by lennart lennart
Fantastic demo
rulez added on the 2023-05-28 18:16:29 by ZEUS_GB ZEUS_GB

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