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release date : december 1993
release party : The Party 1993
compo : pc demo
ranked : 2nd
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popularity : 68%
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alltime top: #1544
added on the 2001-01-20 13:59:35 by solon solon

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This is one slick demo. Contains loads of great graphics by Maestro and J.O.E and some cool effects for its time.
rulez added on the 2001-08-27 18:35:18 by fractalgp fractalgp
not only "cool" effects, but "impossible" effects. stuff that you can't do with todays boring and restrictive apis.
rulez added on the 2001-08-27 20:12:31 by 216 216
Goold oldschool watch if you can get it to run somewhere..
rulez added on the 2002-01-02 06:40:08 by drstranger drstranger
a sight for sore eyes.
rulez added on the 2002-01-05 01:01:25 by Shifter Shifter
One of the best demos in the early pc years. Nice effects, kicking design and a good soundtrack (maybe a bit repetitive).
added on the 2002-01-22 19:29:21 by Crest Crest
really nice demo that contained a lot of good pictures by Joe !
rulez added on the 2002-07-25 23:44:51 by exocet exocet
some excellent hardware accelerated effects there ;)
rulez added on the 2002-08-20 22:30:01 by _-_-__ _-_-__
rulez added on the 2002-08-20 22:41:29 by uncle-x uncle-x
yeah, pretty much as oldschool as you can get on PC and not suck. (kind of strange sentence, that)
GBU is overall a nice watch; long, really effects focused, a soundtrack that keeps it going, and just look at the sheer drabness of those colours - these days everything is so fucking shiny...

seems like the party ranking is missing: this got 2nd at tp3. the compo was won by Untitled by Dust, which to my recollection is much shorter and pretty boring, but has a Doom part that was impressive in that day & age. goes to show that gamer voting at big parties isn't anything new.

I wish this were on the DemoDVD, but it just didn't get enough votes against the likes of 2nd Reality and Crystal Dream 2...
rulez added on the 2002-08-20 23:46:09 by saffron saffron
the infofile was absolutely funnier than the demo itself ;)
added on the 2002-08-21 09:32:08 by superplek superplek
rulez added on the 2002-08-21 12:01:41 by brioche brioche
watch it on an old 486 and you'll be astonished how FAST is runs! this really impressed me at the time... and still does, compared to most modern productions :)
rulez added on the 2002-08-21 13:51:20 by PCB PCB
It runs even on 286!
rulez added on the 2002-08-22 13:12:15 by argasek argasek
I will share 1 more glop to thumb up this oldschool masterpiece!

I have ran it lately in my old 386. Some parts reminds me Amiga demos (For example that chessboard logo&vector was from an Amiga demo, Dane was it called as I rememer? It flashed my mind back...) and runs fine in very old machines (Hmm,. I haven't tried it in 286, I will see later..)

The nfo file was really funny, just read it from here, I hadn't seen it before..

rulez added on the 2002-08-22 17:36:40 by Optimus Optimus
The WHQ Fax machine is pretty unique :)
added on the 2002-08-25 11:32:38 by thec thec
rulez added on the 2002-08-29 19:54:25 by gloom gloom
awww!! no copper-like effects screenshots!! *g*

i'll ever remember this great masterpiece which made me jaw-drop when i first saw it so many years ago :)
rulez added on the 2002-08-29 20:02:03 by Jcl Jcl
rulez added on the 2002-08-30 23:00:30 by Gargaj Gargaj
Aw the memories, the memories! NURSE!!!! MY PILLS I NEED MY PILLS!
rulez added on the 2002-08-31 02:45:00 by Jare Jare
*smiles* <----
added on the 2002-09-02 02:18:12 by bizken bizken
this is very good indeed. i especially like
maestro graphics, they somehow remind
me graphics of pixie of polka brothers..
rulez added on the 2002-09-05 11:18:02 by uns3en_ uns3en_
A veritable "who's who" of oldskool demo effects. Almost every one imaginable, with some great transitions and some nice art here and there. Some of the parts are heavily inspired by classic Amiga demos such as DANE and Extension. The soundtrack is available here.
rulez added on the 2002-10-14 15:22:41 by phoenix phoenix
Yeeehaaa ... awesome work.
rulez added on the 2002-11-14 13:18:47 by nufan nufan
I had fun watching this demo.
rulez added on the 2002-12-11 21:40:01 by René Madenmann René Madenmann
Classic, plain classic.
rulez added on the 2003-02-20 11:23:45 by hexxon hexxon
rulez added on the 2003-02-20 11:52:20 by Inopia Inopia
added on the 2003-02-20 11:52:21 by Inopia Inopia
simply great
rulez added on the 2003-02-20 12:53:58 by britelite britelite
lovely, rocked on the bigscreen at tp3!
rulez added on the 2004-02-17 14:54:44 by sam sam
If there is one oldschool demo i've watched more often over the years than second reality it's this one.
rulez added on the 2005-02-10 18:27:37 by mizc mizc
I can remember that it rules, even though I haven't seen it in years.
rulez added on the 2005-02-14 10:55:31 by chock chock
rulez added on the 2005-02-14 11:25:28 by toxie toxie
thats what i call a huge nfo..
kudos for the demo
rulez added on the 2005-07-08 16:14:40 by v3nom v3nom
Ruleeez! Amiga spirit on the PC!
rulez added on the 2005-07-14 10:35:07 by d3pth d3pth
This Amiga style rocks!
rulez added on the 2005-09-23 11:04:21 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
I think I've run it once on 286 and it was preety fine. Now I've rewatched it in my 386 with my Gravis and am still astonised about some effects going very fast here. Oh,. and are these the first 2d blobs in a PC demo ever?
added on the 2007-05-24 15:17:35 by Optimus Optimus
Nostalgia overflow! :)
rulez added on the 2007-07-04 14:40:57 by scoutski scoutski
rulez added on the 2007-07-04 16:45:11 by bdk bdk
Lots of effects, great music (reminds me of old coin-ops).
rulez added on the 2008-06-20 20:14:35 by [HamsTeR] [HamsTeR]
added on the 2008-06-23 20:37:18 by elkmoose elkmoose
rulez added on the 2009-02-24 02:47:53 by T$ T$
Seriously? :(
sucks added on the 2011-03-08 23:13:19 by tomba tomba

Already did this a while ago:
rulez added on the 2013-04-04 17:25:45 by enigma^2 enigma^2
Cool stuff from the back of the day :)
rulez added on the 2013-04-04 18:26:34 by Preacher Preacher
nice show that :)
the music rocks!
rulez added on the 2013-04-27 01:19:12 by ɧ4ɾɗվ. ɧ4ɾɗվ.
Ok for its time.
added on the 2013-04-27 21:01:26 by noby noby
For its time, real cool stuff! Still fun to watch!
rulez added on the 2014-06-02 20:19:51 by Daniel Daniel
Some nifty code there for the time.

And as a sidenote to S!P: Send my floppies back, you disk stealers!
rulez added on the 2014-06-02 20:32:08 by Marq Marq
nice mix of effects
rulez added on the 2015-02-17 21:27:41 by Harekiet Harekiet
rulez added on the 2018-05-10 11:28:57 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
Oldschool mix of effects :)
rulez added on the 2018-07-26 02:07:31 by rnlf rnlf
"We like certain classic Amiga demos and will port the effects to DOS" kind of demo. OK but lacks the design of the demos it tries to imitate.
added on the 2018-07-26 10:07:19 by StingRay StingRay
One of the first demos I've seen, amazing stuff for it's time !
rulezcdc added on the 2018-07-26 18:46:31 by Asato Asato
That were the times Amiga Demos were ahead of PC stuff, this whole thing looks like a nice and slick OCS demo......from 1990/91...weak sentimental thumb
rulez added on the 2018-07-26 20:32:05 by Triace Triace
Nice demo
rulez added on the 2020-06-09 20:18:02 by bitl bitl
One of my favorite demos of all time. A true inspiration when i just started demo coding
rulez added on the 2020-06-10 14:26:50 by superogue superogue
Nice 90s PC demo, just saw it due to superogue, also decided to watch the capture without MDT9k comments first to hear the great Soundtrack aswell
rulez added on the 2020-06-11 09:03:05 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
Amazing and underrated, overshadowed. Music not completely my taste, takes nothing away from the awesomeness =)
rulez added on the 2020-06-11 09:07:35 by HellMood HellMood
"We like certain classic Amiga demos and will port the effects to DOS" kind of demo. OK but lacks the design of the demos it tries to imitate.
rulez added on the 2020-06-11 09:39:52 by SiR SiR
Design? What design? Another ugly PC demo. A bunch of Amiga effects, but on the faster machine. Chaotic, with quite average pixels...
Good Amiga music, thou...
added on the 2021-04-07 21:45:50 by sim sim
Here are a few cool transitions in this demo. Seems like some scenes became the inspiration for Future Crew's "Second Reality".
rulez added on the 2021-12-25 11:00:42 by Manwe Manwe
I tried to load this on my real 286 12 Mhz and it did not work, after the spinning cubes fade out at the start of the demo, the computer just shows a black screen.
rulez added on the 2022-05-21 16:45:09 by Mills Mills
This demo does some interesting VGA tricks which seem to be not very compatible with all the "modern" cards in my DOS PC (tried S3 Trio, ET4000, Radeon7000 - all PCI).
Any tips for a card that works?
rulez added on the 2023-01-19 10:40:20 by hfr hfr
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