Mental Hangover by Scoopex [web]
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release date : april 1990
release party : Swedish Elite Easter Conference 1990
compo : amiga demo
ranked : 1st
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popularity : 73%
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alltime top: #294
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This is supposed to be the first demo ever resembling anything that seems like design as many people have told me. Very nice!
added on the 2001-03-08 12:21:38 by Optimus Optimus
Oldschool,. the first one having design as they told me,... but I had a big desire to vote it. (Rettet den Klassikern as someone insists saying on c64.ch ;)
rulez added on the 2001-10-24 14:12:05 by Optimus Optimus
This was the demo that made me interested in the demoscene. Great music by uncle tom and incredible effects at the time. I think I've seen this demo 50 times :)
rulez added on the 2001-11-14 03:58:59 by fenz fenz
Oldschool! Really a classic!
rulez added on the 2001-12-02 11:01:09 by Virgill Virgill
godfather of all modern demos.
rulez added on the 2001-12-05 00:06:32 by Duncan Duncan
Scoopex kicked ass with this one! total classic! and brings back 'good old' memories for me :)
rulez added on the 2002-02-08 07:34:14 by Panda Panda
rulez added on the 2002-02-26 22:49:17 by jar jar
get AVI at http://members.inode.at/reebok/scoopex/files/video/mental.avi
rulez added on the 2002-04-14 21:00:43 by dipswitch dipswitch
Scoopex forever.
rulez added on the 2002-04-14 21:13:46 by Buckethead Buckethead
"Scoopex - generations ahead"
rulez added on the 2002-04-15 03:04:00 by funktion funktion
damn great... just saw it again in CCC Cologne demoshow by pandur and xxx =)
added on the 2002-06-28 03:00:31 by dipswitch dipswitch
i think madness took me! i must vote for a thumb up! =)

rulez added on the 2002-07-12 11:27:09 by mempheria mempheria
THE breakthrough for Scoopex, amazing vectors combined with stencils/copper, pure entertainment.
rulez added on the 2002-07-14 20:23:11 by lynxx lynxx
rulez added on the 2002-07-15 08:35:48 by barock barock
typical oldskool orgasm :)
rulez added on the 2002-07-18 21:58:34 by gammawave gammawave
It's like being 14 again :-) ... Incredible!

Is it supposed to guru after ... "and always remember..." ?
rulez added on the 2002-08-09 14:24:37 by deetsay deetsay
deetsay: no it isn't

i wonder why my a500 simply skips the stencil vector part (which is there, isn't it?) though.
rulez added on the 2002-08-09 15:36:29 by robotriot robotriot
no here's something really nice. it has the quality amiga feeling all over it.
rulez added on the 2002-08-25 01:41:00 by nosfe nosfe
rulez added on the 2002-08-28 19:13:04 by dalezr dalezr
Yep, no need for a comment.
rulez added on the 2002-08-28 19:24:18 by break break
nuff said.
rulez added on the 2002-08-28 20:37:09 by FooLman FooLman
i still remember this great prod, uncletoms song "madness took me" is very very good :-)
added on the 2003-08-16 14:45:06 by mempheria mempheria
rulez added on the 2003-11-07 09:46:17 by prm prm
if you downloaded this disk, and you wondered why the stencil vectors part got skipped, here is the answer: the disk was corrupted, we fixed this now, a 100% working disk is available under the link above now.
added on the 2003-12-15 01:41:48 by elkmoose elkmoose
sucking fx, boring scrollers, annoying amiga stereo effect... but back in the day, it ruled :) Brings back many memories, and the tune is still great
rulez added on the 2003-12-16 14:39:38 by psonice psonice
this is not a megademo, this is the first trackmo. at least the first worth mentioning. it changed the scene forever.
rulez added on the 2004-01-09 22:01:51 by chaos chaos
heh... or as they put it, "this is not a megademo, this is a fucking scoopex demo" or whatever :) but yes, revolutional in every aspect.
(couldn't believe i haven't thumbed it up yet btw)
rulez added on the 2004-01-09 22:13:02 by reed reed
One of the first demos I saw, and a definite classic. Nice logos, great effects (the stencil vectors especially), though I always thought the music was utterly dreadful.
rulez added on the 2004-01-11 02:33:51 by Wade Wade

Where is my topaz 8 font!
rulez added on the 2004-02-03 20:19:33 by Intrinsic Intrinsic
rulez added on the 2004-02-08 07:16:42 by psenough psenough
love the twirly mountain scroll
rulez added on the 2004-04-01 02:44:34 by Claw Claw
rulez added on the 2004-07-05 14:58:37 by pyksy pyksy
i still love to watch it once a week ;)
added on the 2004-08-26 11:54:59 by elkmoose elkmoose
Some classic effects, good music.
rulez added on the 2004-10-05 01:09:30 by René Madenmann René Madenmann
crazy music.. the second demo I ever saw..
rulez added on the 2004-10-05 05:26:24 by loaderror loaderror
One of my favourite Amiga Demos of all time. So amazing when it was released!
rulez added on the 2004-12-14 18:57:43 by rioter rioter
rulez added on the 2004-12-14 18:59:15 by las las
what more can i say - top billing!
rulez added on the 2004-12-14 19:27:02 by madMixx madMixx
rulez added on the 2005-01-07 22:54:08 by grip grip
hell yeah
rulez added on the 2005-01-07 23:06:29 by EviL EviL
hELL yEah!"!"!#¤"#
rulez added on the 2005-01-07 23:54:05 by thorsten thorsten
"we wanna stencil vector" <- excellent english! :)

demo kicked ass then and kicks ass now. period.
rulez added on the 2005-01-08 00:19:43 by fxmj4598fj4598fj fxmj4598fj4598fj
Classic shit :-) Still love it to this day.
rulez added on the 2005-02-14 18:13:25 by Shockwave Shockwave
No thumb yet, my mistake. A milestone of course :)
rulez added on the 2005-04-20 12:19:12 by keops keops
rulez added on the 2005-04-20 12:42:56 by hollowman hollowman
Does anyone have a working download link for the Atari STe conversion? I would really like to see the two side by side.
rulez added on the 2005-04-20 12:46:39 by xeron xeron
first demo i saw. awesome, too bad the endpart checker board only works on pre-ECS graphics hardware
rulez added on the 2005-04-20 13:21:14 by bartman bartman
Wish I was 14 again :-(
rulezcdc added on the 2005-04-27 02:05:32 by rio702 rio702
Made the demoscene make demos the way I like them ;)
added on the 2005-06-03 01:43:06 by Proteque Proteque
only beer makes it possibile!!!
rulez added on the 2005-06-20 09:07:18 by shadowvex shadowvex
this demo is surely a classic... at the date it was released it was far away to other demos. And it is still fun and worth enough looking it.
rulez added on the 2005-07-19 15:49:12 by titus^rab titus^rab
great classic
rulez added on the 2005-08-06 01:54:43 by Spewk Spewk
Yeah, the first trackmo, huh? Liked it alot back in the days. One or two bugs on Kickstart 1.3. The good old elite feeling shining through on several occasions. But the much appraised music was never a favorite of mine. Sorry.
rulez added on the 2005-08-09 16:00:57 by ManJIT ManJIT
Beside RSI-Cebit Demo and TRSI-Megademo the best ECS Amiga demo I have ever seen!
rulez added on the 2005-08-24 18:34:25 by Cj Cj
One of the best amiga demos ever.
A huge routines show-off. ;)
Respect and greetings from Antitrax 2010.
rulez added on the 2005-09-01 13:44:49 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
yes !
rulez added on the 2005-10-01 22:09:35 by esion esion
Cool one!
rulez added on the 2005-10-02 14:34:50 by RRR RRR
Its so good, that the Pixeltwins tried to convert it to the STE.
Really a nice Amiga prod.
rulez added on the 2005-10-29 09:35:14 by Zweckform Zweckform
I say this is maybe the most important demo (trackmo) ever released in the History of the Amiga. It was something that was so revolutionary at the time. It was awesome.

still in the top 5 of my demos for the amiga.
rulez added on the 2005-11-03 08:37:22 by The Heavyweight The Heavyweight
Very very amazing thing on amiga! Scoopex - Generetions Ahead!
rulez added on the 2005-11-10 15:53:13 by Premium Premium
jaja wer schreiben kann iss klar im vorteil!! "Scoopex - generations ahead" :))
added on the 2005-11-10 15:56:02 by Premium Premium
Hasn't aged a bit! And the music fits perfectly :)
rulez added on the 2005-12-22 11:18:37 by Serpent Serpent
Trackmo!! Praaack!!!!
rulez added on the 2006-03-16 17:13:55 by chromag chromag
like an aged wine :)
rulez added on the 2006-03-22 10:44:41 by spritus spritus
rulez added on the 2006-08-10 18:49:07 by wayne wayne
rulez added on the 2006-09-11 23:49:34 by Sverker Sverker
I didn't thumb this yet? I must have had a mental hangover or something...
rulez added on the 2006-09-12 22:51:44 by Axel Axel

The last good Scoopex production!
rulez added on the 2006-10-27 23:06:34 by Stelthzje Stelthzje
It's 16 years old now... yeah, classic stuff.
rulez added on the 2006-10-27 23:20:14 by Lazarus Lazarus
my thumb for a really astonishing AMiGA demo !
rulez added on the 2006-10-28 00:01:45 by gentleman gentleman
Those were the years...
rulez added on the 2006-11-02 20:00:01 by micdune micdune
my ears :(
revolutionary - but not musicwise.
rulez added on the 2007-01-30 22:20:13 by Gargaj Gargaj
The track is bloody amazing and unique.
Maybe the only good track from Uncle Tom.
added on the 2007-05-31 22:52:23 by Rulio Rulio
Outstanding demo. The fuckings scroller and music plus many new effects made this a landmark.
rulez added on the 2007-05-31 23:32:12 by Hyde Hyde
1990! experts!
rulez added on the 2007-06-02 02:45:30 by fiveofive fiveofive
What, I didn't thumb this up yet? Shame on me! Simply an awesome demo and milestone! The "Only beer makes it possible" circle scroll is still one of my favourites. :) The only thing I never liked here was the utterly bad music, in my opinion Uncle Tom's worst module ever.
rulez added on the 2007-06-05 02:05:02 by StingRay StingRay
very smooth and very rules
rulez added on the 2007-06-10 03:51:43 by Gaia Gaia
It's a great tune :) btw there's an story about it too, as Ziphoid put it:

"The reason for the madness in this tune, is basically that Tomas (Uncle Tom) had ordered a stand-up cabinet of the old Marble Madness coin-op from Norway, which he had searched for for quite some time, and when it finally arrived, it was totally broke, so he was sooo down and depressed and out came this song... There are quite a lot of references in the song to the original music for the game as well, hence the 'weird' effects here and there..."
added on the 2007-08-02 14:01:03 by Serpent Serpent
I also missed to thump it up, but now =) i do so
rulez added on the 2007-08-02 14:27:39 by AMItac_TSA AMItac_TSA
I recall some old interview where it was stated that Slayer and/or Reward specifically requested a "weird" tune for the demo.. Could remember wrong though.
added on the 2007-08-02 15:21:49 by break break
I've read that uncle tom thought it was a joke demo due to the name and did the tune accordingly.
rulez added on the 2007-08-02 15:35:44 by hitchhikr hitchhikr
break: i've read that too, perhaps it's both, or all the reasons (hitch), that the tune sounds like that :)
added on the 2007-08-02 16:52:12 by Serpent Serpent
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added on the 2007-09-21 21:31:29 by elkmoose elkmoose
rulez added on the 2007-10-09 13:03:53 by Steel Steel
Insane music.
rulez added on the 2007-10-29 17:17:10 by Nori Nori
rulez added on the 2008-01-06 06:50:54 by Maissi Maissi
SCX at its best - did i need to say more???
rulez added on the 2008-01-06 07:00:46 by FUCK NEWSK00L FUCK NEWSK00L
Found this terribly boring to be honest.
added on the 2008-01-06 10:08:40 by shock__ shock__
Rules for sure
rulez added on the 2008-01-06 10:20:24 by evil evil
rulez added on the 2008-02-04 00:34:11 by Alpha C Alpha C
good one with pseudo texture mapping
rulez added on the 2008-02-21 19:18:41 by RA RA
break, hitch, serp: wasn't it because of the coin-op machine Marble Madness? The title of the song is Madness Took Me as we all know. And as far as I remember, Uncle Tom was addicted to that game and kept playing it over and over again. I thought he also tried to re-create the sound effects in this song, hence the bleeps and blops everywhere. Or is this a false story?
added on the 2008-02-22 16:12:41 by Axel Axel
lol. dumb-ass me. Maybe I shouldn't just read the most recent comments but also the older ones. (*leaves the room with a frown*)
added on the 2008-02-22 16:13:36 by Axel Axel
rulez added on the 2008-03-18 21:51:35 by Weyland Yutani Weyland Yutani
This was the first real demo I ever saw - really cool. I remember liking the music back then, but today I'm not so hot on the soundtrack. Many effects, great code and excellent execution.
rulez added on the 2008-04-11 08:13:48 by d3pth d3pth
rulez added on the 2008-04-11 08:20:38 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
rulez added on the 2008-04-11 08:41:11 by Preacher Preacher
Great Effects + Music but - Hard to read scrollers :(
rulez added on the 2008-04-27 03:00:35 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
added on the 2008-09-25 19:32:27 by 24 24
great demo
rulez added on the 2008-09-25 19:33:56 by 24 24
Madness took me !!
rulez added on the 2008-09-26 14:54:57 by Moby Moby
Only beer makes it possible. :)
I love the flag vector - and the bucket. :)
rulez added on the 2008-09-26 15:10:15 by Mystra Mystra
rulez added on the 2008-10-18 20:59:38 by cyberpingui cyberpingui
classic masterpiece
rulez added on the 2009-03-17 10:49:24 by SiR SiR
Great music and scrollers!
rulez added on the 2009-03-18 15:07:54 by ham ham
Really great!
rulez added on the 2009-07-15 00:32:30 by vestige vestige
"Your quality is from the toilet!!!!!!!!!"

*sigh* Fuckings aren't like they used to be ;D.
rulez added on the 2009-07-15 01:06:40 by elfan elfan
oh oh, classic.
rulez added on the 2009-07-15 01:24:45 by comankh comankh
Brilliant classic!
rulez added on the 2009-07-15 02:23:42 by Dano Dano
rulez added on the 2009-07-15 02:40:17 by wullon wullon
Thank you! This release was our issue 168 at modcast.de
rulez added on the 2009-11-10 12:03:11 by lawny^bp lawny^bp
My alltime favourite
rulezcdc added on the 2009-11-10 12:42:07 by Daddy Freddy Daddy Freddy
Yes, it was a pleasure to watch. And there's an atari ST port, too.
rulez added on the 2009-11-10 12:59:20 by baah baah
where's my vote?
rulez added on the 2010-01-22 13:45:39 by toxie toxie
Still rocks today. Only a masterpiece can survive the trial of time.
rulez added on the 2010-02-19 02:50:32 by zoolum zoolum
memories :D
rulez added on the 2010-03-07 16:26:10 by seppjo seppjo
I'm not a big fan of this one.
added on the 2010-06-06 13:19:35 by spoonwzd spoonwzd
Great FX and tune! SF.
rulez added on the 2010-06-22 22:03:04 by leGend leGend
First trackloader demo i saw and i fell in love with it.
rulez added on the 2010-06-22 22:10:30 by CONS CONS
rulez added on the 2010-10-04 19:23:43 by gibs gibs
Pure classic, Slayer flaming other Slayer, Uncle Tom entering in the legend with an immortal song !

Generation Ahead without any doubts, deserve a strong thumb up !
rulez added on the 2010-12-07 19:39:15 by skp skp
Huge piece of art.
added on the 2011-01-09 02:09:24 by gibs gibs
rulez added on the 2011-01-09 03:03:55 by Gʀɪʍʍy Gʀɪʍʍy
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rulez added on the 2011-09-01 08:18:45 by FreeClipTV FreeClipTV
Masterpice, and unbelievable mad music!
rulez added on the 2011-09-26 21:48:41 by ok3anos ok3anos
shame on me, how could I forget to note this demo! :)
totally awesome true classic!!
another video here:
rulez added on the 2012-02-12 16:46:45 by sINk sINk
rulez added on the 2012-09-09 00:56:24 by Sir_Lucas Sir_Lucas
i usually hate this style of demos, the whole aesthetic just doesn't appeal to me, except in some rare cases, such as this. it's the fast pace that does it and somewhat in-your-face attitude. i also feel like i should hate the music as well, but i can't :), it's just so energetic, adhd even; i feel like barraged in my senses from all directions, which is something i happen to enjoy. on the slower part the demo loses it's magic, but overall still worth a thumb up!
rulez added on the 2012-12-17 22:26:55 by noby noby
rulez added on the 2013-08-03 06:11:29 by ɧ4ɾɗվ. ɧ4ɾɗվ.
A milestone!
rulez added on the 2013-11-14 20:07:49 by Daniel Daniel
rulez added on the 2013-11-28 22:12:42 by mccnex mccnex
1990 and so many effect!
rulez added on the 2013-11-29 12:07:57 by Flops Flops
rulez added on the 2013-11-29 12:11:56 by at0m at0m
Cool! :)
rulez added on the 2013-11-29 12:20:11 by kjb kjb
classic. i remember where i saw this for the first time, but not the year
rulez added on the 2014-02-01 17:27:03 by yzi yzi
legendary prod for sure, a milestone for the demoscene :)
rulez added on the 2014-06-16 23:27:51 by rez rez
I didn't really understand the change of paradigm this demo represented when I saw it at the time; I even wasn't sure if I liked it or not back then. In retrospect, it was massive.
rulez added on the 2014-06-17 21:29:59 by Kylearan Kylearan
Finally a demo with no thumbs down.. :) It's a classic yea!
rulezcdc added on the 2015-10-04 13:50:23 by raztaman raztaman
The trackmo that litteraly changed the scene. Scoopex - lightyears ahead!
rulez added on the 2016-03-17 09:43:11 by sAne sAne
I remember getting this from my contact, he said he was the first person in the UK to get it, somehow i doubt that, but i watched it then in amazement and will always love this pioneering demo!
rulez added on the 2016-04-24 21:05:14 by keito keito
rulez added on the 2016-11-01 14:55:23 by cxw cxw
rulez added on the 2016-11-01 21:14:21 by fyrex fyrex
A game changer demo.
rulez added on the 2016-11-22 23:19:49 by Yoyost Yoyost
the music is absolutely not my cup of tea. but the fx look so smooth!
rulez added on the 2017-01-11 20:31:01 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
Oh damn, no thumb from me yet
rulez added on the 2017-01-11 20:44:32 by Triace Triace
rulez added on the 2017-05-16 19:51:00 by 1in10 1in10
I still remember being blown away by the casualty of the "vector names" right at the beginning. Awesome!
rulez added on the 2017-06-01 22:59:09 by mnemotron mnemotron
sorry but the music is so horrible I just couldn't stand it and had to stop the demo at some point.
I'm not going to give the first thumb down, but it's close.
added on the 2017-07-23 14:56:19 by v3nom v3nom
Starts good, but becomes a little bit boring. And the music ... ehm. But still a classic of course.
rulez added on the 2017-07-23 15:17:45 by gaspode gaspode
Every time someone disses Mental Hangovers music I watch it again and like it even more.
added on the 2017-07-23 15:51:27 by noby noby
The first trackmo!
rulez added on the 2017-08-01 22:16:50 by Kree Kree
A nice classic which I will never forget. It still rulez apart from the little bit strange music.
rulez added on the 2017-08-01 22:32:07 by dissident dissident
Classic from Finland. Music is different from any other demo (and those odd sounds do fit perfectly for this one), but that's one thing that's makes the difference (with coding and graphics =) ) All in all, guite unique experience.
rulez added on the 2017-11-15 22:32:35 by zombiejuho zombiejuho
So 1337 that it’s almost 1338
rulez added on the 2018-09-18 19:41:53 by Dascon Dascon
Never seen it before but style reminds me Future Crew's megademo. But for Amiga.
80% content/style and 20% platform thumb.
rulez added on the 2018-09-18 20:15:16 by 100bit 100bit
Thumbing this up more than 25 years after I have watched it for the first time. Still awesome!! Dragonsfunk.mod! <3
rulez added on the 2018-09-18 20:27:45 by SunSpire SunSpire
Oh damn, that backfired. Dragonsfunk wasn't it I meant, but hey they both rock!
added on the 2018-09-18 20:32:32 by SunSpire SunSpire
the song didn't age well at all but the visuals save it
added on the 2018-11-06 13:04:27 by nagz nagz
Did not know that Finns could deliver a fine Amiga demo already in 1990, some memorable vector stuff here and some funnish texts... The last scene (balls jumping from the horizon) did not work on my A600.
rulez added on the 2019-02-10 22:41:29 by la_mettrie la_mettrie
I gotta admit I never appreaciated this demo so much in the past, thought it was ugly and had awful music.. But now when I'm a bit older (and hopefully a bit wiser too), I have to admit it's a really classic and awesome piece of art, produced in the time when most demos were ugly and had awful music ;)
rulez added on the 2019-05-04 16:41:52 by mayday mayday
This is a time to watch this once again.
pretty nice.
rulez added on the 2020-08-09 05:44:57 by Flashira Flashira
rulez added on the 2020-08-09 06:12:16 by wertstahl wertstahl
oh and i actually learned the term "hangover" from this.
added on the 2020-08-09 06:13:07 by wertstahl wertstahl
One of the best non-AGA demos ever made. Crashes if you use an external drive as your df0 at the diagonal vector scroller part close to the end. In my case i used an A500 Rev. 6a & Gotek external (set to df0 via ACA500+). Although it starts and reloads several times from the Gotek it seems to have a hardcoded access to the internal drive at the part described before. I can confirm the weird glitches at the chess board part with ECS.
rulez added on the 2020-12-07 08:52:36 by Soilex Soilex
Btw. the glitches part is fixed in the WHDload-version. Also the reload crash cause .... WHDload even.
added on the 2021-01-28 15:29:40 by Soilex Soilex
This production truly changed the way demos were made (catchword: trackmo). Moreover, the stencil vectors are cute. But somehow this production never captivated and set me in an excited state. Don't know why. Maybe it is because of that noisy and psychopathic music. On the other hand and in case it was composed to match the title of the trackmo, then it is a masterpiece and my compliments for the interpretational creativity. It definitely feels like a mental hangover. Thumbs up for the invention of the trackmo.
rulez added on the 2021-04-11 13:14:08 by ROG_VF ROG_VF
It was a milestone.
rulez added on the 2021-05-10 23:22:52 by bodo^rab bodo^rab
This is a classic - and amazing - demo that deserves all praise it can get. And the music by Uncle Tom, remembered forever thanks to this, is etched in Amiga history.
rulez added on the 2022-09-11 23:05:00 by size size
This demo marked a before and after, it deserves all the praise we can give it and even more.
rulezcdc added on the 2022-12-15 23:40:13 by Rhino/BG Rhino/BG
Trackloader +1

Historical Thumb up!
rulez added on the 2022-12-15 23:41:43 by magic magic
As I was not in Scoopex at the time, I should be allowed to thumb this up. There was something of a "before" and "after" with the introduction of the trackmo.

This was equal to a 3-person Megademo, and quite different. Rather than watching a production for a favorite part, you would now watch it continuously scripted or at least linked, enjoying it to the end, hopefully from a fairly high quality throughout.

This was not always the case with Megademos, whose entire point was having everyone expressing what they liked (heavy metal/fantasy-inspired and synth/cyberpunk-inspired parts on Kefrens megademos being a great example!)

Titan/Uncle Tom already did so many excellent compositions that I don't consider this his best work. It's kinda crazy. I think I he just wanted to rock (as in Twisted sisters, or the first Presley tune, bless him), and he did.
rulez added on the 2022-12-31 03:57:50 by Photon Photon
Generations ahead
rulez added on the 2024-01-15 19:35:13 by Olympian Olympian
Its so crazy, the tune from this demo starts to play in my head... I love it >:D
added on the 2024-07-05 15:46:42 by leGend leGend

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