Elysium by Sanity
screenshot added by Zone (leZone) on 2001-11-29 18:54:54
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release date : april 1991
release party : Amiga Summit Convention 1991
compo : amiga demo
ranked : 3rd
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popularity : 71%
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That was the demo with the feedback-like scroller I was talking and not Interference! I confused them :P
(Damn,. I was watching few famous amiga demos again from the emulator last night..)

This one has also some rotating texture chessboards and a rotating texture scroller too! (Like the one on Dawnfall demo on C64 by Graham =)

And nice music too!
As I have read in an interview on Pain, this is his favorite Amiga demo from the ones that Chaos/Sanity have coded..
added on the 2001-03-11 21:54:36 by Optimus Optimus
very good intro, starting the mapping in 3d (faked) on standard Amiga 500 at 7Mhz :-)
and a fantastic music !!!
rulezcdc added on the 2001-10-15 15:30:53 by Zone (leZone) Zone (leZone)
Final votez..
rulez added on the 2001-10-24 15:18:43 by Optimus Optimus
I'd hate to think how many hours I've spent entranced by this demo.

Groundbreaking code and the music is one of the best 4channel mods ever (really worth looking at this one playing in a tracker).
rulez added on the 2002-11-09 13:34:16 by Wade Wade
I never got to see this one in action, but the music was fantastic, so much so that I used it in my first pc work (pls forgive!).
rulez added on the 2002-11-09 13:51:53 by Jare Jare
still one of my favourite jester-tunes!!
rulez added on the 2003-02-15 05:01:00 by RaCkLeR! RaCkLeR!
Still nice to watch!
rulez added on the 2004-03-22 18:17:11 by Raven^NCE Raven^NCE
superb stuff! the only thing i dislike about this prod is the lack of perspective in the effect above :)
rulez added on the 2004-03-24 14:57:10 by prm prm
Class stuff, found a floppy at my parents' place and dragged it back home to watch on my (t)rusty A1200... worth the effort!
rulez added on the 2004-03-24 16:19:21 by TMR{C0S} TMR{C0S}
one of the best demo music ever made !
thank you Jester !!!
rulez added on the 2004-08-30 16:14:34 by rez rez
indeed, almost forgot to give it a thumb up, thanx for the reminder rez :)
rulez added on the 2004-08-30 16:16:41 by keops keops
I have not been able to emulate this demo yet on WinUAE - using the latest 0.9.91 - any ideas?
rulez added on the 2004-12-09 16:10:58 by Steel Steel
Ah - what am I saying - this comment about emulation was for Razor's Voyage
added on the 2004-12-09 16:16:50 by Steel Steel
Just my thumb up
rulez added on the 2004-12-09 23:37:12 by Buckethead Buckethead
great fx and music. one of my favorite amiga demos.
rulez added on the 2005-01-15 18:48:01 by cruzer cruzer
Ehem, this Chaos from Sanity - is that the same Chaos that codes for Farbrausch today?
added on the 2005-01-28 14:53:56 by Steel Steel
added on the 2005-01-28 15:02:50 by humphr3y humphr3y
Hmm, one can only wonder how much ass they would kick, if Kyd/Balle of Silents and The Spy, Deftronic, Murphy, Saxs & Guzzler of Crionics made a comeback ... but I guess they're too busy making money - like the rest of us ... :-)
added on the 2005-01-28 15:09:03 by Steel Steel
deep respect. amazing soundtrack for early 1991. jester the man.
rulez added on the 2005-01-28 15:35:15 by phoenix phoenix
rulez added on the 2005-05-03 14:34:24 by Spewk Spewk
Great stuff. Sanity was one of my favorite Amiga groups. Jester and Chaos ...
rulez added on the 2005-06-02 15:55:44 by ManJIT ManJIT
heh this one rules!
rulez added on the 2005-06-02 19:30:27 by winden winden
Great effects, music and gfx. Totaly rules.
rulez added on the 2005-06-02 19:50:49 by blueflame blueflame
rulez added on the 2005-09-08 19:45:58 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
Thumbs way up for Jester and Chaos :)
rulez added on the 2006-01-07 18:47:02 by Serpent Serpent
rulez added on the 2006-03-23 23:09:17 by Quarryman Quarryman
Totally cool! If I remember correctly, there was also Sanity Copy on the Elysium disk. :)
rulez added on the 2006-03-24 00:01:51 by StingRay StingRay
I still don't like the music, but everything else is pure greatness. Thumbs up to Panther too, Chaos did not code it alone you know.. and to the graphicians Cruiser and Cthulhu as well.
rulez added on the 2006-03-24 07:01:55 by break break
rulez added on the 2006-04-03 10:25:13 by ghandy ghandy
Great code, great demo.
rulez added on the 2006-06-26 11:00:23 by cioprgr cioprgr
rulez added on the 2006-06-26 11:03:01 by Preacher Preacher
Scene History!! Perfect!!
rulez added on the 2006-06-26 11:19:00 by Premium Premium
rulez added on the 2006-06-26 11:26:13 by _10b0 _10b0
rulez added on the 2006-06-28 22:23:37 by pyksy pyksy
classic tune, great demo :)
added on the 2006-09-11 12:59:29 by Premium Premium
Caveman told me he saw Chaos crying & screaming at his amiga just before the compo :-)
I wonder if this is the final version? LOL
added on the 2006-09-11 16:15:54 by Steel Steel
... I assume it was Chaos ... he just said someone was cursing in german ... :-D
added on the 2006-09-11 16:28:36 by Steel Steel
rulez added on the 2006-09-11 16:48:34 by NuKem NuKem
a classic, no doubt! a starting point for Chaos' world domination...
rulez added on the 2006-09-11 17:34:51 by Axel Axel
rulez added on the 2006-09-11 17:39:15 by hitchhikr hitchhikr
rulez added on the 2006-09-13 22:20:22 by RRR RRR
I assume he knew it already http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=2938
rulez added on the 2006-09-29 06:37:57 by gentleman gentleman
rulez added on the 2006-09-29 07:52:37 by Daddy Freddy Daddy Freddy
A classical Amiga demo and damn cool.
rulez added on the 2007-02-07 15:58:57 by Cj Cj
rulez added on the 2007-03-10 20:27:20 by BITS BITS
rulez added on the 2007-06-20 14:12:21 by freddek freddek
rulez added on the 2007-08-06 09:01:13 by Mystra Mystra
Very nice with some really cool effects. And of course the music was an instant classic.
rulez added on the 2007-08-25 14:17:15 by micdune micdune
Another classic.
rulez added on the 2007-11-22 12:00:56 by Maissi Maissi
rulez added on the 2007-12-02 02:57:13 by gobgob gobgob
Apart from the music, this is great!
rulez added on the 2008-01-27 17:53:48 by chromag chromag
some nice effects
rulez added on the 2008-03-05 12:54:52 by RA RA
I love that song
rulez added on the 2008-04-08 00:21:24 by Dranix Dranix
The effects are so damn good and Jester rules as always. Absolutely top-class stuff!
rulez added on the 2008-07-26 17:17:10 by Alpha C Alpha C
Great effects.
rulez added on the 2008-07-26 17:43:41 by zefyros zefyros
Vectorcubes ??? Vectorbobs!!!
rulez added on the 2008-07-26 19:21:43 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna

thanks again to hertie technischer kundendienst for the very fast repair of chaos' amiga!
rulez added on the 2008-07-29 18:39:22 by v3nom v3nom
Nice oldie. Gonna play this one on my next bigscreen demo-beer-evening.
rulez added on the 2008-08-11 16:45:00 by Mel Mel
cubes + elysium.mod = <3
rulez added on the 2008-09-05 18:56:21 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
a good tv rip would be cool from this ol´diamond. elysium.mod and various interresting parts of this demo make this to a pure classic.
rulez added on the 2008-10-20 18:45:12 by AMItac_TSA AMItac_TSA
Music! Classic!
rulez added on the 2008-10-20 23:47:38 by Emod Emod
..origin of the cubes maybe...? Hmm
added on the 2008-10-20 23:51:21 by Emod Emod
Awesome music!
rulez added on the 2009-03-17 12:49:09 by ham ham
I will never get bored of the music in this one.
rulez added on the 2009-03-17 13:08:46 by neptun neptun
good demo.
rulez added on the 2009-06-09 15:18:11 by nosfe nosfe
that ruled.. dunno why but me likes the color choices too..
rulez added on the 2009-06-09 15:30:31 by mad mad
c'mon! an eternal classic ;)
rulez added on the 2009-09-08 10:55:20 by wayne wayne
Unforgettable because of music.
rulez added on the 2009-09-20 20:00:33 by Jakim Jakim
Still Massive. The music, the texts.. the underwater guy.. watched so many times over and over
rulez added on the 2009-11-01 16:21:59 by leGend leGend
So much win
rulez added on the 2009-12-15 20:22:31 by pigpenpete pigpenpete
rulez added on the 2010-01-08 16:33:16 by bitl bitl
rulez added on the 2010-01-08 17:24:05 by Claw Claw
saw this on demoscene.tv - awesome stuff :)
rulez added on the 2010-01-25 04:33:18 by Devlin Devlin
Rocks hard!
rulez added on the 2010-03-26 02:51:41 by zoolum zoolum
+ Quotes Monkey In A Cage
- Unreadable scrollers
+ Unreadable scrollers
+ Chaostar in vectorbobs
rulez added on the 2010-05-13 20:07:41 by Fell Fell
nice nice!
rulez added on the 2010-05-16 22:17:19 by Frequent Frequent
chaos inventing !
<3 those routines !
rulez added on the 2010-05-30 07:44:44 by ɧ4ɾɗվ. ɧ4ɾɗվ.
sanity in action!! what else? ;)
rulez added on the 2010-05-30 09:58:25 by sINk sINk
'nuff said!
rulez added on the 2010-11-15 11:33:43 by d0DgE d0DgE
Pure insane sanity demo !
rulez added on the 2010-12-07 20:51:13 by skp skp
Classic production with original and stunning effects. The tune is amazing!
rulez added on the 2012-02-14 19:36:54 by mailman mailman
rulez added on the 2012-03-04 13:42:55 by Zavie Zavie
Cubes without perspective correction are hella ugly, but the ideas were nice. The rest was neat - especially the light cone scroller. Nice tune. And quoting Pixies lyrics is always worth a thumb.
rulez added on the 2012-03-19 22:05:52 by grip grip
the music is by jester fucking brilliant.
i wonder if the makers of deponia (the adventure) thought of this when naming their "paradise" elysium...
rulez added on the 2012-09-23 16:03:10 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
This is great stuff.
rulez added on the 2012-12-13 22:41:43 by randomi randomi
One of my favorites. Watched this one many times at that time. The music is incredible.
rulez added on the 2013-11-08 22:06:46 by imerso imerso
rulez added on the 2013-11-29 00:52:06 by mccnex mccnex
all time favourite
rulez added on the 2014-10-28 15:25:59 by lanpartyaddict lanpartyaddict
did setup some new ground-rules in coding. some of them are still in use today.
rulez added on the 2014-10-28 16:06:33 by bonefish bonefish
Excellent code ideas!
But the best of it still is the music! Jester! <3
rulez added on the 2015-02-16 15:20:06 by baah baah
Legendary early classic with adorable music
rulez added on the 2015-07-18 09:12:06 by Triace Triace
Thanks for introducing me to the demoscene Sanity!
rulez added on the 2015-07-19 22:39:55 by neophyte neophyte
Fantastic music and a well executed demo... a true classic!
rulez added on the 2015-07-19 22:55:23 by Daniel Daniel
Elite in ever aspect.
rulez added on the 2015-07-19 23:25:39 by Soundy Soundy
Late thumb :)
rulez added on the 2015-07-19 23:27:17 by magic magic
rulez added on the 2015-07-20 01:21:36 by keito keito
They don't do music like this anymore. :(

And the code still blows my mind.
rulez added on the 2015-12-09 11:40:44 by Kylearan Kylearan
cheesy melody and instruments imho
Cheesy of course, but with the right kind of hooks to make the track properly memorable :), works for me! Along with arte, probably the only Sanity demo I really like. The pacing and general structure of the demo is crap of course, but standard or above average stuff even, for 1991.
rulez added on the 2015-12-09 12:21:29 by noby noby
Innovative effects, nice music
rulez added on the 2016-01-03 19:03:31 by Hannibal Hannibal
classic, too long like other classics
rulez added on the 2016-11-23 15:07:48 by Yoyost Yoyost
Very Good
rulez added on the 2017-03-18 14:46:43 by pLayersct pLayersct
Awesome demo! Some people at Youtube wrote:
"I sense trickery on the vector cubes part of the demo. I'm guessing they render one cube and display it multiple places on screen doing some point math for it's position in 3d space. It's just too many polygons for a 7.16MHz 68000 to render. Not putting it down, it's a really neat trick. That kind of clever thinking made demos like these possible."
"Yep. Calculate one cube and render it into a block of memory, then using another set (or even the same set of matrix calculations for simple shapes) blit that bob onto those x,y coords.
You could also precalc all those coords beforehand to save cycles, or even render every single rotation of the cube as a seperate blitter object in memory for even greater speed gains.
Doing the latter and rendering a single consecutive line from each object in memory allowed for the 'rubber objects' you often see in some demos of that period."
"All the cubes are identical - they're just in different positions, so they're not really cubes in 3d space since they don't increase or decrease in size as they get closer or further away from the viewer. So they'd precalculate each variation of cube angle, then as they draw each one use the pre-calc version.. I can't remember the cheat way to draw with only filled shapes but there was a way - you essentially just marked the start and end of a fill/colour on a vertical line, and the raster processor did the rest.
What was truly amazing back then was the zoom in and out of the bitplane. Amiga had a funny way of representing images and it was intense math to zoom in and out like that, almost impossible to do at the required frame rate - a whole image like this. These original demos inspired stuff later down the track like Wolfenstein on the PC."
rulez added on the 2017-08-04 10:32:01 by Waffemann Waffemann
Unreadable scrollers since 1991!
rulez added on the 2019-05-10 03:46:15 by LiSU^TRS LiSU^TRS
These old prods from the days when brute force didn't get anything done are always interesting. Catchy tune as well!
rulez added on the 2019-05-10 16:57:09 by rloaderro rloaderro
Codewise absolute groundbreaking for its time. Gorgeous!
rulez added on the 2019-09-13 21:46:09 by Virgill Virgill
motivational thumb
rulez added on the 2020-08-03 12:02:18 by SiR SiR
That was one of those special and magical moments when I first saw this production. A demo with a lot of new and neat ideas and a very smart coding. On the one hand I was enthusiastic and on the other hand I was shocked. I thought: How on earth did they do that? Where is the trick? And who could have imagined and anticipated that the little Amiga was capable of producing such a massive output? I had to find out more about it, grabbed the phone and punched Panther's number. He sounded a bit bothered and bored. I guess he got many calls and had to listen to the same questions over and over again. Even though he was so kind to explain the principles / basics for the some of the effects (without going into detail), the production never lost its magic for me. I still like to watch it after all the years - being enthusiastic and shocked at the same moment.
By the way, what happened to Panther? I seem to remember only one other bigger production where he was involved in. Was he fed up, did he change to the PC camp and / or no time for conding demos anymore?
Another point: ranked 3rd in the Amiga Summit Convention 1991? Dudes, that is a bad joke! The ranking should have been like this: 1) Elysium, 2) Substance, 3) Global Trash
rulezcdc added on the 2020-11-14 14:16:21 by ROG_VF ROG_VF
Cube parts are obvious and scaling and SW scroll might not look the best, but overall it's a well-coded release with an enthusing tune - and together makes it a nice watch. :)
rulez added on the 2021-04-29 00:38:11 by Photon Photon
classic <3
rulez added on the 2021-10-14 15:57:24 by comankh comankh
Classic and very impressive for its time!
rulez added on the 2022-05-01 14:32:01 by Rhino/BG Rhino/BG
Jester soundtrack ❤️
rulez added on the 2024-01-16 19:48:35 by Olympian Olympian

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