fr-038: theta by Farbrausch [web]
screenshot added by Trauma Zero on 2004-12-29 10:27:05
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release date : december 2004
release party : the Ultimate Meeting 2004
compo : pc demo
ranked : 2nd
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popularity : 75%
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added on the 2004-12-29 10:02:13 by tomaes tomaes

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fucking awsome!
rulez added on the 2004-12-29 10:25:55 by bzz bzz
so-so thumb up, because it is way too similiar to "Zeitmaschine", music is average and not very enjoyable, design is good, but i dont like those chessboard scenes. Spider scene looks good...

so - so thumb up
rulez added on the 2004-12-29 10:29:30 by Trauma Zero Trauma Zero
phat soundtrack, and stylish visuals. This has about as much to do with zeitmachine as it has budbrain demo.
rulez added on the 2004-12-29 10:50:22 by NoahR NoahR
Exited (crashed?) after the second scene's fadeout here :(
added on the 2004-12-29 10:53:44 by BoyC BoyC
I like how it looks but what was the "pretty fucked-up idea"?
rulez added on the 2004-12-29 10:58:24 by violator violator
rulez added on the 2004-12-29 11:02:24 by kurli kurli
Another standard Farbrausch fare. Some nice visuals here and there, cute shadows. The music was decent too. That's about it, I didn't really experience any strong positive or negative reactions from this.
added on the 2004-12-29 11:34:37 by break break
rulez added on the 2004-12-29 11:57:24 by skrebbel skrebbel
Looks like a remake of last years demo at first sight, but a closer look shows plenty of decent, cleverly placed details contained in the scenes.
rulez added on the 2004-12-29 12:07:50 by T$ T$
nice.. graphics a bit annoying sometimes.. same for music =)
added on the 2004-12-29 12:22:59 by nula nula
crashes here also at the same point as boyc reported. using a laptop with ati mobility radeon 9600 and more or less latest omega drivers.
added on the 2004-12-29 12:27:02 by melw melw
Mixed feelings about this one, rather slow and it reminds me too much of Zeitmaschine somehow.
Some nice design & ideas though.

Just realized that most (if not all) FR demos don't feature any greetings. How arrogant ;)

*evil grin*
added on the 2004-12-29 13:13:04 by keops keops
german demo with a punch. :)
rulez added on the 2004-12-29 13:20:08 by gloom gloom
Seen at the party. It looked good. It's going the right direction. Watch this demo and be a better person.
rulez added on the 2004-12-29 13:22:48 by Mr Twist Laser Mr Twist Laser
not running on my pc :/
added on the 2004-12-29 13:52:12 by paniq paniq
Rather slow on a fx5200... anyway, this was cool. Very cool.
rulez added on the 2004-12-29 14:01:21 by zomb zomb
I agree with Keops that it's too much like Zeitmachine.

Worse still, it runs about 1fps in places and it crashes my PC too.
sucks added on the 2004-12-29 14:04:50 by Shanethewolf Shanethewolf
I noticed some resemblances to Star Wars Episode IV, were they intentional? :)

Some things could be more polished, but overally I enjoyed it very much. As opposed to majority FR prods, that in my opinion lack on the production side. Good work.
rulez added on the 2004-12-29 14:34:57 by flash^peon flash^peon
oh yeah; forgot to mention that i think this is the first fr-prod ever to drop frames on my computer (xp2200+,gffx5800ultra)
added on the 2004-12-29 14:37:50 by gloom gloom
music *sucks* hard
and yeap... it is slow here too :|
nice visuals
added on the 2004-12-29 14:53:19 by EviL EviL
Much too slow here, but still ruled.
rulez added on the 2004-12-29 15:49:21 by blueflame blueflame
From what I could see and hear, this is awesome.
rulez added on the 2004-12-29 15:50:02 by teel teel
did this demo in about one week (night and day) on my own while learning to use the tool, music was inspired by work of spirallianz/midi miliz/x-dream. in case you do not like the music, i guess you have a problem with the style in general. it is sounding the way i wanted it to sound. you know that i have a wide spectrum of musical abilities. i learned that people usually feel the intended emotion while listening (and are able to express it verbally), but do not like the emotion. that is simply not my problem ;)

regarding the visuals, there were about 15 points left on my todo-list. grr. time is our enemy.

if you rather prefer happy bubble gum, you get happy bubble gum next time. i'll get you.
added on the 2004-12-29 15:50:22 by paniq paniq
too slow and the music is very much like Zeitmachine, whooshes and gated noise

overall it's nice but the rolling cubes and colors got on my nerves
quite interesting, paniq did it again! some slow parts on my geforce4ti, but cool anyway!
rulez added on the 2004-12-29 16:23:11 by mrdoob mrdoob
smooth on my geforce4ti

very cool style
rulez added on the 2004-12-29 16:34:44 by Kauto Kauto
video video / fucking shaderz / video video / now!
added on the 2004-12-29 17:42:23 by blala blala
Rocks. And yeah, for next time I'd prefer happy bubble-gum ;)

rulez added on the 2004-12-29 18:14:01 by scamp scamp
a few very slow parts, a couple of very ugly parts (e.g. the scene with a load of cubes in b&w), but generally i do like the style, design and direction.
added on the 2004-12-29 18:28:18 by smash smash
pretty slow at some parts on my r9800pro, e.g. at the spider/robot/whatever thingy.
overall it's pretty cool - i'll wait for the final :)
rulez added on the 2004-12-29 19:19:50 by Gargaj Gargaj
Finally a FR Demo with a different look! Rockt!
rulez added on the 2004-12-29 19:51:14 by elend elend
Very cool prod!
rulez added on the 2004-12-29 20:08:14 by zeebr zeebr
roXor :)
rulez added on the 2004-12-29 20:10:56 by TrX TrX
A tad slow at some parts on my AMD643200+ with 1280MB RAM and a Radeon 9800 PRO, that can't be right? A setup dialog with some options would have been nice too.. do a final ;)

Anyway.. wow, fucking brilliant demo. I love it.
rulez added on the 2004-12-29 20:26:51 by a_lee_n a_lee_n
rulez added on the 2004-12-29 20:36:12 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
very likeable. colours are absolutely disgusting in a very good way :-)
rulez added on the 2004-12-29 20:41:39 by uncle-x uncle-x
Crashes at the same point described by BoyC. But hey, it had to be the speediest crash ever. It went back to my desktop in less than half-a-second. Demo one moment, deskopt the next. Now that's effecient coding.

But in all seriousness, I enjoyed what I saw. Yup, it's similar in style to Zeitmaschine, but there's nothing wrong with that.

I'll withhold the thumbs up in hopes of a "final" that runs to the very end.
I am sorry to say that because I like Paniq music very much but: I don't like the music at all ;(
However this demo certainly made it on the bigscreen because of the beam friendly ensemble. Well, it crashes too when entering a white square. Waiting for final release to vote.
added on the 2004-12-29 21:00:54 by oxb oxb
rulez added on the 2004-12-29 21:06:22 by tryfex tryfex
Cool. The spider was really nice.
rulez added on the 2004-12-29 21:16:39 by Vulture Vulture
Ok, worked at my home computer. Smooth beast. I dig this much more than Zeitmaschine, which was much more messy when it comes to the direction. The synchs were sweet but sometimes tiny weeny bit off - hard to explain but some things going to the beat just didn't seem right.
rulez added on the 2004-12-29 21:19:55 by melw melw
ok : i did not like last FR tum demo at all ! but correct m if i m wrong but the engine improved a lot , the shadows looks very nice ... there is obsiously a lot of attention paid to graphics and i love that ...i can't wait to see things like this in 64 k : once again fr pushed the limits further ...btw it crashes in the middle and the music could be less repetitive but who cares
rulez added on the 2004-12-29 21:31:46 by nytrik nytrik
untz untz untz
rulez added on the 2004-12-29 21:37:26 by post malone post malone
hmmm a hardware problems ? slow ? Bah, what ? It runs like "lambo" here on my A2600XP XPSP2 +Radeon9100 +newest drivers
nice and fresh scenes, but i dislike the music, as well as the last part with that spider.

added on the 2004-12-29 21:59:10 by prost prost
Crashes after the second fadeout :(
added on the 2004-12-29 22:07:53 by Preacher Preacher
deadly crash on my R9700 Win2kSP4 1024 RAM Athlon XP1800+ Catalyst 4.12.
It stops when there is a scene with jumping tetrahedrons. I hope this will help You a bit.
added on the 2004-12-29 23:39:44 by bonzaj bonzaj
though I don't regularly listen to such music style, the soundtrack worked very well for me, and i also enjoyed the way the visuals are synchronized to it.
i have gf5600, and also experience framerates that seem inappropriate, but no crashes. a final version solving the performance and stability issues would definitely be nice.
rulez added on the 2004-12-30 00:08:42 by shash shash
Exits when the camera steps into the second white rectangle. (winxp sp1/r9800xt/drvs 4.12).
rulez added on the 2004-12-30 03:07:09 by hitchhikr hitchhikr
rulez added on the 2004-12-30 03:13:14 by got got
Good work there paniq. Congratulations!. Shadows were great :)
rulez added on the 2004-12-30 03:19:26 by reality3D reality3D
during the first 15 seconds i thought "my, that's the most ugly farbrausch thing i've ever seen". but then, step by step, it started to make sense! especially those cubes with the greek mosaic-esque design were very neat. the whole "geometric" feeling had smth very special about it - because it wasn't only about geometry but about geometry-related aesthetics like those greek patterns and stuff. great work, paniq!
rulez added on the 2004-12-30 03:46:03 by dipswitch dipswitch
hehe, looks abit like kasparov on e on some parts.
pretty cool! keep up the good work paniq! :)
rulez added on the 2004-12-30 06:57:54 by psenough psenough
Wicked cool.
Looking very sweet, like the mosaics \o/
rulez added on the 2004-12-30 09:56:16 by DJ_Mirage DJ_Mirage
I like it. Looks good, sounds good but wish it would run to the end. Crashes out on me too. (WinXP SP2/ATI X800 XT/AMD 64 3400+/AudigyII)
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Excellent as always
rulez added on the 2004-12-30 11:15:57 by Mike 3D Mike 3D
added on the 2004-12-30 11:17:41 by xeNusion xeNusion
Nice illuminated scenes, and well balanced colors. I've loved the detail on shadows, and the GI touch in every frame.

Very Personal, don't take it seriously...Worst things, for me, the resemblance in music and sincro tricks to ZeitsMachine, and the Spider sequence, it's totally out of place...even a huge stream splash of that red ropes have been better.
rulez added on the 2004-12-30 11:58:40 by JaK JaK
Good show! Paniq obviously took some of the recommendations people made regarding zeitmaschine to heart, because this was near-flawless. (Admittedly, the spider wasn't my kind of thing)
rulez added on the 2004-12-30 16:21:01 by Shifter Shifter
clue :)
added on the 2004-12-30 16:24:49 by kb_ kb_
Nice design, sometimes slow with a FX5800 & i2.53.
WOW! outstanding fr-prod
rulez added on the 2004-12-30 19:38:06 by v3nom v3nom
ah: it does lack enourmously on my mashine.. there are big pixelblocks everywhere and on some parts it slows down to 1-5fps.. (do you want a screenshot of that pixelthing?)
added on the 2004-12-30 19:39:33 by v3nom v3nom
huh, I remember a spider, but i was fairly baked out at the time (: And yes, it does remind me of Kasparov slightly. This is a good thing.
The best production at The Ultimate Meeting 2004.
rulez added on the 2004-12-30 23:54:34 by tolemaC tolemaC
i was asked to help to finish this prod 2 days before tum and it really made me happy to do so. after being nearly inactive for 1 year i felt what it means to be part of the scene again. i already said it to paniq and i will say it again, this is the best "1st demo" i ever saw, even if he was provided with great-quality-help :D
added on the 2004-12-31 00:26:19 by cp_ cp_
Good enough. :)
rulez added on the 2004-12-31 00:34:58 by Lord Graga Lord Graga
theta chaca chulo phis!
added on the 2004-12-31 00:38:18 by mrdoob mrdoob
Really great, and paniq's track is brilliant :)
rulez added on the 2004-12-31 00:47:54 by ithaqua ithaqua
ran like shit (why?).. and what i could see of it looked awful.. although the music was cool!
sucks added on the 2004-12-31 01:12:45 by darkus darkus
I get the same bizarre pixelblocks like venomsoup. I'm not sure why he thumbed up something that is clearly buggy, but okay. :)

Specs: Radeon9500/WinXP/Catalyst4.12
added on the 2004-12-31 01:47:55 by sagacity sagacity
rulez added on the 2004-12-31 02:02:22 by Buckethead Buckethead
if framerates drop into the 2fps region that can be regarded as "bug" that will be fixed. the same goes for the crashes, of course. it's a completly new system and that will take some time to "stabilize",
added on the 2004-12-31 13:27:41 by chaos chaos
imo this is visually different from zeitmaschine, the soundtrack is pretty similar, but better. some scenes remind me of escher, which is ok.
rulez added on the 2004-12-31 13:58:45 by friol friol
sagacity: cause i have seen it on another machine where it worked properly... (and actually i don't think that it looks like zeitmaschine)
my specs: win2ksp4, radeon9800pro, newest omega drivers
added on the 2004-12-31 15:11:41 by v3nom v3nom
i like it a lot, very nice product, i like the music too it fits to the style of the demo itself
rulez added on the 2004-12-31 16:08:32 by [ej] [ej]
PaniQ crashed my system HOORAY ;)
rulez added on the 2004-12-31 16:36:04 by Fzool Fzool
fixes on the way. until then, i decided to provide an inofficial video rip (640x480 XVID MP3) on my server for those who experience heavy bugs.
added on the 2004-12-31 21:09:02 by paniq paniq
this was fine, congratulations!
rulez added on the 2005-01-01 05:06:02 by NuKem NuKem
great visuals + superb soundtrack!
rulez added on the 2005-01-01 14:46:57 by substrate substrate
just great
rulez added on the 2005-01-01 14:55:31 by Duckers Duckers
and not to forget the usual one for the 2nd placed demo "should have won" ... echt jetzt junge!
added on the 2005-01-01 15:19:00 by Fzool Fzool
good looking scenes, great camera direction and a powerful soundtrack.
also a good progression, but why does it end at the climax?
rulez added on the 2005-01-01 16:37:59 by deemage deemage
Holy fuck. One of the best demos I've ever seen.. the sense of movement is incredible, the soundtrack is relentless and the visual design just screams of perfection. <3 <3 <3
rulez added on the 2005-01-01 16:49:22 by Preacher Preacher
The badass section of fr strikes back with better design and worse soundtrack. Piggie!
added on the 2005-01-01 16:54:21 by dixan dixan
visuals were nice. sounds sucked.
added on the 2005-01-01 19:10:45 by nosfe nosfe
enjoyable although i suffered from fps drops and arachnophobia while watching it..
rulez added on the 2005-01-01 19:22:03 by madMixx madMixx
the avi writer code is really nice.
added on the 2005-01-01 19:38:45 by kb_ kb_
oh, and i love that part that rips off Black2000, the popular demo and Kasparov at the same time ;)

Other that that: BB Image (selfvoting and such)
added on the 2005-01-01 19:40:46 by kb_ kb_
loved the style in this one
rulez added on the 2005-01-01 20:43:34 by loaderror loaderror
WOW! that kicks ... and now put this in 64KB please! ;) There was only one thing i that wasn't good - the very intesive light-flickering bevore it fades out (did anyone try watch this in a dark room?) ... waiting for final! [runs fine on my overclocked rad9600pro ~20-35fps]
rulez added on the 2005-01-01 23:55:45 by CM CM
quite nice
rulez added on the 2005-01-01 23:56:23 by dairos dairos
Nothing really new in style, gfx or music - but a cool demo! Well done paniq!

Thumb up for a good prod... some stunning scenes, nice effects, simple music, but there are still better and more interesting (fr) prods out there.

btw...new kkrieger engine looks stunning... hoping for a new stunning fr release at Breakpoint. Macht was cooles!
rulez added on the 2005-01-02 01:47:06 by imYemeth imYemeth
ugly, slow
sucks added on the 2005-01-02 02:32:16 by spengler spengler
What's up with the star wars reference? :)
rulez added on the 2005-01-02 13:11:30 by BoyC BoyC
nice render, cubes, triangles, cubes...woha!
added on the 2005-01-02 16:20:05 by TawnY TawnY
was kk was nice
rulez added on the 2005-01-02 16:38:04 by keith303 keith303
yes, we all like glow and blur :)
rulez added on the 2005-01-02 17:18:01 by Frozzy Frozzy
And I thought it will be ok when I do the next hardware upgrade around Assembly...

<3 you paniq.
rulez added on the 2005-01-02 18:52:57 by René Madenmann René Madenmann
watched the video.
the visuals are lovely, but the music is a capital error, imho...
rulez added on the 2005-01-03 00:04:06 by blala blala
Great visuals! But unfortunately marginalized by the music. Could have been much better with other music.
added on the 2005-01-03 00:34:18 by Stelthzje Stelthzje
too bad the music is too repititive : \
added on the 2005-01-03 00:40:46 by p01 p01
rulez added on the 2005-01-03 00:40:56 by p01 p01
I was expecting something new from FR.
added on the 2005-01-03 12:54:22 by Optimus Optimus
Hang up after the "red-line" scene... camera go into the white box and the demo jumps back into windows... :(

p3 1.3ghz, 512mb, fx 5700 256mb, win xp sp1, det. 53.xx.
added on the 2005-01-03 16:21:32 by AbcuG! AbcuG!
Stunning visuals, but a bit boring, great demo anyway!
rulez added on the 2005-01-03 16:42:25 by _10b0 _10b0
Ok. i saw the video and here goes my thumb... (hm. music is very boring imho.)
rulez added on the 2005-01-03 17:28:47 by AbcuG! AbcuG!
rulez added on the 2005-01-03 18:47:07 by red red
Gives me sequences of 10fps, then 1fps then 10fps again, and there is nothing to indicate that it should go like that on 5700 + 3Ghz. Maybe a bug ? Waiting for final (as it also crashes after a minute or so...).
added on the 2005-01-03 19:05:36 by Navis Navis
crashes here after the fadeout with the jumping boxes... (athlon xp2800+, geforce6800gt with both 66.93 and 67.03, winxp sp2).. never experienced any problems with the earlier prods on this box.
added on the 2005-01-03 19:31:38 by fox fox
Damn, that robot sucked. Besides, still a neat demo though.
rulez added on the 2005-01-03 19:58:23 by tomaes tomaes
WOW! I had to watch the video because my graphics card was found in an ancient tomb. This was a really cool demo. The word "tribal" came to mind.
rulez added on the 2005-01-03 20:54:11 by Patrick Groove Patrick Groove
A ketamine trip in realtime 3D, nice nice. Some pretty cool elements - the spider, the motion blur -, but somehow, watching the demo left me indifferent. The color scheme is a bit too coder-colorish. I don't like the music very much either - and I'm a fan of paniq's other stuff. The demo has one great moment though: when the beat stops and everything comes to a halt, briefly.

All criticism aside - for a first time effort, this is definitely worth a thumb up.
rulez added on the 2005-01-03 21:15:46 by jazzman jazzman
this isnt a first time effort O_o he already did atleast zeitmachine before...
added on the 2005-01-03 21:36:32 by psenough psenough
ps: depends on how you look at it... paniq only did music & additional gfx for zeitmaschine.
added on the 2005-01-03 21:42:18 by jazzman jazzman
strange. well, strange is good.
rulez added on the 2005-01-04 01:35:44 by jimmi jimmi
rulez added on the 2005-01-04 02:41:14 by bruce bruce
I thought it's a joke. Unfortunately it is not.
sucks added on the 2005-01-04 02:47:53 by tomcat tomcat
That was Thee most sickening display I've ever seen.
sucks added on the 2005-01-04 07:56:27 by Don Don
The tune could be one with only four channels. It's too miniimalistic but does what it was meant to do. Paniq is able to do better music, that's for sure!

In some parts the demo reminded me a bit of Tron 2.0 (the game). Really not bad all in all!
rulez added on the 2005-01-04 08:47:26 by ghandy ghandy
sorry, but this felt kinda shallow.
sucks added on the 2005-01-04 08:49:27 by rasmus/loonies rasmus/loonies
ghandy: yeah you could think its not that much... but the endresult looked like this: BB Image

added on the 2005-01-04 09:07:32 by paniq paniq
ps: yes, he was involved in zeitmaschine but 90% of his work was the soundtrack there. i meant its a firstdemo concerning direction etc.
added on the 2005-01-04 10:58:04 by cp_ cp_
Don as CP once said, "hate in an emotion of the dark side" you sick sod
added on the 2005-01-04 11:04:46 by Mike 3D Mike 3D
I like the track and I like the emotion transported. The only thing that baffled me a bit was the sudden ending.
rulez added on the 2005-01-04 11:44:55 by Paralax Paralax
I got those Tron vibes aswell. About half of the scenes ran very slow on my laptop (9700M 512MB 1,5Ghz Pentium M), but the other half ran fine. I liked the style and It's definitely better than Zeit'. I'll give my rulez when I get the final.
PS. Why doesn't it let me to choose my monitor's aspect ratio et cetera?
added on the 2005-01-04 13:36:31 by asasel asasel
A different visual style, very nice rendering, especially the lighting&shadows, but i hate monotonous music..
added on the 2005-01-04 14:21:46 by zoom zoom
I liked this plenty. The soundtrack was much better than zeitmachine, and the visuals were pretty nice too. Good stuff paniq!
rulez added on the 2005-01-04 15:18:30 by psonice psonice
The first half (except the very first seconds) rocks - nice rolling cubes, shadows and colors. Then at times it's not that good; the music didn't left me impressed either. Overall, a nice demo.
rulez added on the 2005-01-06 18:06:57 by NeARAZ NeARAZ
rulez added on the 2005-01-08 17:40:17 by Zest Zest
very stylish
rulez added on the 2005-01-08 18:50:04 by shadez shadez
i'm really pleased to see fr releasing stuff that isn't a one-man-show (aka visualize) demo but it didn't impress me too much
it's very stylish and stuff, cool ideas, very abstract but still it doesn't do anything for me, so a piggy, sorry
not as good as the kinda similar zeitmaschine, but very kewl anyways! paniq rockz!
rulez added on the 2005-01-10 14:28:36 by toxie toxie
ok i ve seen it .. good design powerfull code .. too bad for the music
added on the 2005-01-10 14:39:53 by nytrik nytrik
added on the 2005-01-10 15:57:48 by jb jb
Excellent color scheme and design. The giant spider simply rules.
rulez added on the 2005-01-13 14:29:05 by franky-- franky--
too much like zeitmachine. (and i didnt like that too well)
sucks added on the 2005-01-13 15:04:19 by praetor_alpha praetor_alpha
absolutely unenjoyable framerates.
and doesnt look like it actually needs more hardware...
added on the 2005-01-17 14:36:29 by hfr hfr
installed 4.12 catalysts this weekend and framerates dropped by about 80% for some scenes. apparently this is also the case with 4.11 catalysts. works fine with 4.10.

currently looking into what might be causing it.
added on the 2005-01-17 18:48:57 by ryg ryg
An excellent addition to the collection!, can't wait for a final. ;)

rulez added on the 2005-01-17 19:31:39 by BloodyL BloodyL
Works all the way through with Catalyst 5.1.

Now that I've seen the full thing, my only complaint would be the walking robot doesn't really fit.
rulez added on the 2005-01-19 06:29:33 by sea_monkey sea_monkey
funny. some people share my opinion that the spider scorpion robot was perfect, but others reject the idea completely :)
added on the 2005-01-19 23:54:19 by paniq paniq
final rocks :)
rulez added on the 2005-01-23 09:56:27 by LordScott™ LordScott™
oh yeah. Things are running smoother now!
rulezcdc added on the 2005-01-23 12:00:16 by ekoli ekoli
fyi, final version released and already linked here ;)
added on the 2005-01-23 15:32:06 by ryg ryg
When I got to the point where the camera stops following the red line through the buildings and pans up, my computer just... stopped. The music still played to the end, but the picture was frozen there and the only button that worked was the power button. (WinXP Pro, GeForce Ti 4200 Go)
added on the 2005-01-23 15:50:26 by crusader crusader
nice final!
added on the 2005-01-23 16:07:04 by madMixx madMixx
thanks ryg, smooth like a baby's bottom now
crusader: sounds like your graphics card drivers fucked up somehow... no idea.
added on the 2005-01-23 16:22:23 by ryg ryg
My problem sounds the same as Crusaders, except it made my screen look like this:

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This pic was taken with my camera phone cos my PC locked up and it wasn't possible to capture the screen.
paniq: To be fair, I can create 20 generators and a shit load of effects in Buzz pretty quickly... That doesn't really allude to track complexity. Not to be arguementative about whether or not work went into the soundtrack.
shane: don't worry, it's supposed to look like that on _your_ computer ;D it's like that amiga trojan some funny guy put out years ago ;D
added on the 2005-01-23 21:33:50 by madMixx madMixx
Acctually this demo manages to run with "bad pitch" (well, it looks like badly coded blitter;) first time i tried the "final"... Then esc -> rerun, and it worked.

However, speed is like 20% of what i had in the partyversion (or i was just too drunk when i watched it first ehrm). No driver change...
added on the 2005-01-24 07:29:49 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
the final has solved all the problems i've encountered with the party version :) and the techno spider rulez! :))
added on the 2005-01-24 08:17:20 by Zest Zest
not exactly as weird as Zeitmaschine but still pretty Auf die Fresse.
rulez added on the 2005-01-25 02:46:37 by mizc mizc
absolute killer \o/
rulez as always
rulez added on the 2005-01-25 20:28:59 by tsw tsw
NOTE: if you happen to own an Intel 915G onboard card, update to newest drivers, then it should work.
added on the 2005-01-25 20:37:14 by kb_ kb_
I think this should be really great with 3D glasses! Unfortunately mine refuse to work at the moment...
rulez added on the 2005-01-26 00:15:39 by beavis77 beavis77
patrick groove: oh fuck, you caught me. ;)
added on the 2005-01-26 01:35:15 by paniq paniq
Very cool, as Farbrausch always is. Some nice original stuff and the spider is great!
rulez added on the 2005-01-28 06:52:26 by limey57 limey57
final version runs just fine here (xp, gf6800gt 67.66) and it sure is really cool =)

two comments though: would be nice if this could run in 1280x[1024/960] so it wouldn't look so blurry on my tft.. ;) and i liked the shadows, but why not have shadows on the robot-scene (including the cubes)?
rulez added on the 2005-02-02 11:41:59 by fox fox
the first few seconds of the spider scorpion robot scene have shadows, but someone took out the shadows from the blue lights. i have no idea why ;)
added on the 2005-02-07 20:32:54 by paniq paniq
When I heard that Farbrausch had released a new demo, the first thing that came to mind was another Visualice thing. It looks like I was wrong. This in another dark techno demo in the style of Zeitmaschine. Good stuff.
rulez added on the 2005-02-17 08:29:42 by s_tec s_tec
ok, finally i can thumb this up, but mostly for incredible engine ( which eventually managed to slowdown to 15 fps on my ti4200 :( but overall if fucking cool ), cause i didnt like the whole design concept. But tere were really original and good-looking scenes.
and 1.02 ( or so ) final with spider shadow fix would be nice ;)

and "die (or) demo" dialog deserves one more thumb :DDBB Image
rulez added on the 2005-02-17 09:02:02 by apricot apricot
paniq: your buzz screen capture is crazy ;)
added on the 2005-02-18 20:49:34 by oxb oxb
thumbing is up because I LOVE this demo. The light, the fx, the spirit in it. Great job, again.
rulez added on the 2005-02-18 20:59:50 by oxb oxb
Really great! I love the design and scenes!
rulez added on the 2005-02-18 22:23:04 by [self-ban] [self-ban]
this is farbrausch... (greetings from germany)
rulez added on the 2005-02-19 00:11:14 by elvis elvis
oxbow: wanna compare? ;)
added on the 2005-02-19 01:13:53 by Gargaj Gargaj
Cool demo, but not really jawdropping (at least for me). Great code and fine music and visuals, but I think I have different taste.

Gargaj: Did you really put all these machines into 64k synth and managed to make it run in real-time? Great job! :)
added on the 2005-02-19 01:36:30 by KK KK
it's actually just a beta version of the track, i think the real version contained even more...
added on the 2005-02-19 03:05:06 by Gargaj Gargaj
like Zeitmachine - boring...
sucks added on the 2005-03-22 02:07:55 by calimero calimero
I liked this although it was quite slow on the ol' warhorse-o-mine. Good job paniq.
rulez added on the 2005-04-07 13:01:04 by PinZa PinZa
I liked it a lot, even though i have no sound at the mo!
good work lads.
rulez added on the 2005-04-20 00:16:28 by ravepants ravepants
taka takataka takataka
taka takataka takataka
taka takataka takataka
taka takataka takataka
added on the 2005-06-20 14:24:32 by tolemaC tolemaC
Music sucks but it fits the context. And "natural motion" is a nice thing to do. :) Apart from those two issues, it's good entertainment.
rulez added on the 2005-07-10 17:38:26 by kaukojouko kaukojouko
added on the 2005-07-10 23:04:15 by thec thec
and the f0rking thumb for it
rulez added on the 2005-07-10 23:05:37 by thec thec
rulez added on the 2005-07-12 15:48:28 by Quarryman Quarryman
Cool stuff. The track rocks.
rulez added on the 2005-07-12 18:12:20 by Zweckform Zweckform
Not bad in any sense, but somehow low replay value
added on the 2005-07-28 01:59:12 by EarlGrey EarlGrey
Stylish, cohesive, beautiful, rhythmic and evocative. One of my absolute favourites.
rulez added on the 2005-08-29 19:32:00 by elmindreda elmindreda
That is not my taste. The music is monotonous and the visuals are just satisfying compared to other fr prods.
sucks added on the 2005-10-19 16:01:53 by Cj Cj
at first i wanted to protest, as the music made my ears hurt... but flawless awesome smooth graphics won me over..

and the robo ant exstinguished any doubts
rulez added on the 2005-12-06 05:05:11 by Gaia Gaia
oh yeah..
added on the 2005-12-12 00:02:13 by v3nom v3nom
Good one.
rulez added on the 2005-12-12 00:04:29 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
pretty cool. anoying music, but great engine
rulez added on the 2005-12-12 00:51:09 by dila dila
rulez added on the 2005-12-30 19:59:28 by Psychad Psychad
good stuff
rulez added on the 2006-01-21 18:00:50 by anesthetic anesthetic
This one kicks ass, one of the best FR demos.
rulez added on the 2006-01-21 19:00:48 by sparcus sparcus
hardcore Soundtrack and Spiders... I hate spiders.. but this one was nice - Good one
rulez added on the 2006-01-28 15:00:15 by Sapphire Sapphire
Feell the(ta) beat! :P
rulez added on the 2006-02-15 23:40:07 by neon_prannock neon_prannock
paniq: d3d demo, therefore i cant watch it with wine.
Very Nice!
rulez added on the 2006-07-21 05:20:49 by Aasemoon Aasemoon
rulez added on the 2006-07-21 09:37:40 by chenmy! chenmy!
Never gave it a thumb up? There it is.
rulez added on the 2006-08-22 02:35:45 by keops keops
rulez added on the 2006-09-18 18:28:47 by bhead bhead
rulez added on the 2006-10-25 10:58:48 by las las
not for me
added on the 2006-10-25 11:21:05 by bitl bitl
visuals are enjoyable. music is even more enjoyable.
rulez added on the 2006-11-30 17:41:14 by ilmarque ilmarque
rulez added on the 2006-12-31 10:55:44 by w00t! w00t!
added on the 2007-01-27 17:04:59 by prm prm
really perfect, really amazing : this is what i call a demo !
rulez added on the 2007-03-09 18:04:14 by sokoban sokoban
rulez added on the 2007-04-16 20:46:21 by prophet prophet
psytrance-party-related-demos-ftw :D
rulez added on the 2007-04-16 21:35:33 by psykon psykon
rulez added on the 2007-04-28 10:16:57 by puNky puNky
rulez --b
rulez added on the 2007-05-10 14:57:44 by aha aha
Tune is boulder crap. Therefore the whole thing bores the hell out o' me...bleh
sucks added on the 2007-06-05 17:15:29 by d0DgE d0DgE
loved the graphic style even though it was simple.
rulez added on the 2007-08-13 08:40:05 by piksi piksi
Enjoyed the graphics style!
rulez added on the 2007-08-23 09:28:22 by Stebo Stebo
rulez added on the 2007-09-21 00:18:43 by bdk bdk
for thos psychedelic patters...
added on the 2007-09-21 00:45:56 by raer raer
I find paniq's demos very enjoyable, and this (first?) one is no exception.
rulez added on the 2007-11-16 09:04:43 by Nezbie Nezbie
rulez added on the 2007-12-08 20:44:32 by yandexx yandexx
rulez added on the 2007-12-31 01:04:07 by orange orange
You should add a warning about about epilepsy with this demo :) ...but yes, it rules!
rulez added on the 2008-04-25 18:38:13 by untel untel
execution and music went well, but design and visuals were ugly as shit, sorry. don´t like this at all.
sucks added on the 2008-09-14 00:33:19 by SiR SiR
This product is a nice remix of...

fr-036 Zeitmaschine = Graphic (Glow, Blur, Objects) + Camera + Sound
fr-025 the.popular.demo = Round Ground (when the vocals begin) + Round Tribune (second scene) + Disolves + ...
fr-022 ein.schlag = Space + Camera "hopping" + Audio and Video sync + aggressive Sound
fr-06 Black = Rolling Cubes + Ball + Font Color
Kasparov = Follow the Pipes + Camera + Robot

+ 3D-Glasses
+ Tron style
+ especially the sound together with the robot and the light effects and the scroller at the end with the blurry background is well done!

...too bad, that this demo is even so not under the Farbrausch Top Ten...

- Mayby, because of the discrepancy between the scenes => some scenes are too uninterresting/boring/naked.
- The graphic over and in front of the "planet" looks strange in my eyes.
- Unfortunately, too many people don't like the music.
rulez added on the 2008-10-14 14:21:35 by fun(h)dr fun(h)dr
haha,one of ma fovourites!
love that spider!
rulez added on the 2008-11-18 11:02:34 by ɧ4ɾɗվ. ɧ4ɾɗվ.
doesn't run here, but video looks and sounds really nice.
rulez added on the 2009-04-25 21:51:33 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
kinda cool
rulez added on the 2009-04-30 19:25:33 by unc unc
trippy visuals, x-dreamish music
rulez added on the 2009-07-02 23:05:07 by ponce ponce
Excellent techno demo.
rulez added on the 2009-07-02 23:16:52 by Alpha C Alpha C
rulez added on the 2009-07-02 23:22:54 by noby noby
rulez added on the 2009-07-03 02:06:24 by sigflup sigflup
thanks for reminding me to take my old schranz stuff out again.

cewl fr demo! :)
rulez added on the 2009-07-03 03:25:45 by gentleman gentleman
now it´s even more vivid to me why i love this farbrausch even more than debris and theProd.
-> paniq is responsible ! his style is exactly fitting my grasp !
absolutely fantastic! top music and visuals. Haunting.
rulez added on the 2010-01-30 00:24:58 by Navis Navis
video download link is broken, but the demo rocks! It's hard to believe I have never thumbed this up before.
rulez added on the 2010-04-07 12:41:19 by gr9yfox gr9yfox
Can't really tell why, but those music synced jumping cubes and thetrahedrons hypnotised me...
rulez added on the 2010-04-27 11:31:08 by baah baah
riktigt bra goa dödsrejvs demo :)
rulez added on the 2010-05-26 18:15:54 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
Urgh. Not for me. Sorry.
sucks added on the 2010-06-26 14:01:23 by cxnull cxnull
Even nice.
rulez added on the 2010-10-31 15:10:16 by Jakim Jakim
amazing lighting
rulez added on the 2011-01-04 15:18:27 by joooo joooo
Great stuff
rulez added on the 2011-03-17 00:25:52 by phobium phobium
Never saw it before. Great style, music is a bit monotone in my opinion.
rulez added on the 2011-09-11 18:03:57 by gaspode gaspode
still such a kick ass demo, the robo-spider thing is pure ownage, had to make a capture for myself :)

Farbrausch - fr-038 - Theta.mp4
rulez added on the 2011-11-09 20:28:57 by keito keito
Follow the red line!
rulez added on the 2012-01-07 12:47:29 by Frequent Frequent
dull and soulless.
sucks added on the 2012-09-21 18:03:43 by kimi kardashian kimi kardashian
Nice music and synch, the content is OK.
rulez added on the 2012-12-02 18:02:20 by jack-3d jack-3d
like it very much
rulez added on the 2012-12-02 18:59:42 by ulrick ulrick
absolutely thumbable
rulez added on the 2013-01-17 02:21:32 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
Cool cubey things.
rulez added on the 2013-05-22 04:06:53 by Ao Ao
Trippy stuff
added on the 2013-10-25 22:28:31 by apricot apricot
rulez added on the 2015-10-08 17:43:36 by moozooh moozooh
Nice shadows; consistent style; stays fresh throughout.
rulez added on the 2017-02-19 00:30:01 by cxw cxw
pretty original
rulez added on the 2017-06-22 13:12:58 by nagz nagz
rulez added on the 2017-06-22 13:53:38 by natalia natalia
rulez added on the 2017-07-15 22:27:19 by wullon wullon
late thumb
it's still awesome, however a fix for aspect ratio and/or higher resolutions would be much appreciated!
added on the 2019-07-12 23:58:36 by v3nom v3nom
love all the black and white and checkerboards. makes me feel right at home :D
rulez added on the 2020-07-21 04:38:26 by blackpawn blackpawn

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