Blood by Holocaust [web]
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release date : august 1994
release party : The Place To Be 1994
compo : atari demo
ranked : 2nd
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popularity : 62%
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alltime top: #2817
added on the 2001-03-18 11:54:01 by moondog moondog

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a brainblasting demo by HOLOCAUST
featuring (as usual) overscan, hardscroll, heavy precalculated stuffs & generated code

it rocks!
rulezcdc added on the 2001-08-20 02:22:23 by p01 p01
Really nice demo, pictures are also very great (manga style)... HOLOCAUST Rules !!
rulez added on the 2002-01-07 19:14:17 by cooper cooper
not completely bonkers about manga, but the fx... argghhll! there are fx in here that come awfully close the some falcon fx. excellent, definitely. a shame holocaust is less known than other groups while they can easily compete with them. read: kick their ass!
rulez added on the 2003-04-11 10:18:18 by earx earx
I think I couldn't run this..
added on the 2004-01-30 12:59:08 by Optimus Optimus
Oh yeah. And I know what you mean, earx. After about the fifth time in two weeks I loaded a demo into SainT and said to myself "Wow, who did this?", I finally realized Holocaust is one of the ST masters. They ought to have been better known.
rulez added on the 2004-07-10 23:25:15 by crusader crusader
Just one of the reasons I get my ST out from time to time.
rulez added on the 2004-07-11 01:08:01 by Pete Pete
pretty cool
rulez added on the 2004-08-24 14:39:54 by satari satari
Rulez à mort :)
rulez added on the 2004-09-06 00:39:50 by Buckethead Buckethead
:) damn cool !
rulez added on the 2004-09-06 16:32:02 by RIP RIP
Zappy at work :)
rulez added on the 2004-09-15 12:54:01 by keops keops
rulez added on the 2004-09-16 09:17:21 by psenough psenough
couldnt watch whatever was on 2nd disk..
tried tos 1.02, 1.06 and 2.06 with steem.. hmm..
added on the 2004-09-16 09:51:06 by psenough psenough
Cool stuff - Holocaust is just on top!
rulez added on the 2005-01-17 23:22:13 by Zweckform Zweckform
Does anyone know anything about the second tune played in 'Blood'? The end credits say the music was by Big Alec, Mad Max and Tao, but I can't find it in any of their folders in the UMD 8730 demo.
added on the 2005-04-27 02:29:09 by crusader crusader
Found it! Reality by Big Alec of Delta Force. As played in Blood, it's missing the first 10 seconds or so... Either that or the YM file in the ST-Sound Pleasuredome collection is buggy.
added on the 2005-05-03 22:05:03 by crusader crusader
Holocaust always rules!
rulez added on the 2005-06-14 13:49:18 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
Yeah yeah yeah yeah!!

Unbelievable stuff!
rulez added on the 2005-07-18 12:53:24 by すすれ すすれ
good work
rulez added on the 2005-08-17 19:26:04 by RA RA
Yeah, just you coder!
Watch this via emulator, and you'll see when properly coded demo does not need any custom chips. Zappy is the best ST coder ever.
rulez added on the 2005-08-18 08:41:05 by moredhel moredhel
Oh, sorry Keops, tho ppl seems like you as a father of Marching Cubes(tm). You just can beat diz :)
added on the 2005-08-18 08:59:36 by moredhel moredhel
zappy & flubber !! you rocks my bollocks !!
rulez added on the 2005-09-29 19:10:24 by rez rez
Dang! great job.
rulez added on the 2005-09-29 21:40:43 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
It's really fucking lame that these links don't work over and over again. Now it's impossible to download the second disk. Shit.
Yerz: stop using the word lame so easily! links fixed now!
added on the 2006-05-11 21:10:27 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
hey yerz, jak ty tam!
added on the 2006-05-11 22:24:53 by dipswitch dipswitch
Holocaust prods rule in general...
rulez added on the 2006-05-11 23:47:32 by CiH CiH
Ok, it does rule but is there something in the second disk? There is crash and burn after the white screenshot with vegetta :P

Whatever I have seen in size one is simply amazing. Wow, wow, wow!!! Haven't seen so many dots together before! Dots, more dots, dot records!!! Dots are perfect codepr0n!!!
rulez added on the 2006-05-13 14:45:50 by Optimus Optimus
Man there was 7000+ dots 3d wave!!!
added on the 2006-05-13 14:46:28 by Optimus Optimus
Zappy...top 3 atari st coder ever.
Sad that he left atari....Keops bring him back!
added on the 2006-11-01 23:54:33 by moredhel moredhel
Quick dots and polygons which is a feast for the eyes. Overscan stuff that rocks hard.

However, if Zappy and the guys would have had original music with sync to the fx together with some other graphics style (manga - yuck) it would probably be a tenfold better demo. Also resetting now and then to load next part is a bit ugly, and their reset routine doesn't work on TOS 2 (so bye bye MSTe).
rulez added on the 2006-11-02 08:12:46 by evil evil

Lacks of desing, yes.

I know coder pron..but this is a real rape.

added on the 2006-11-02 09:36:07 by moredhel moredhel
Reading some comments above from people having trouble to run the second disk, I uploaded a recording to Google Video. Surely it looks jerky etc, on the real deal it's mostly 1 vbl stuff.
added on the 2006-11-03 20:59:55 by evil evil
Simply awesome (love the first tune) and pretty nice effects for it's time as well. Shame it doesn't work in TOS 2.0* so I'll have to stick with emulation or the video since I'm lazy.
rulez added on the 2006-11-03 21:10:08 by shock__ shock__
It was a real honour to take part into this production. Now that both Virtual escape and Illusion are out, Zappy can come out from retirement as he promised a long time ago.
rulez added on the 2007-01-14 19:50:36 by micdune micdune
Thanks guys :) We didn't have much design for two main reasons:
a) at the time of Blood we were only really 2 coders with no artist, no sound guy, and not much connections in "the scene" (although the brilliant contributions from Mic/Dune helped a bit)
b) well... we didn't really care about design anyway. It was really by-coders-for-coders, and that's it.
rulez added on the 2007-09-19 17:40:40 by Zappy / HC Zappy / HC
An initial version of the "Keops Game" actually existed at some point, but I have no idea if or where the source code survived. It was supposed to be a remake of "Jetpac", where you had to kill small "Keops" (the ball with a grin) instead of aliens, and collect "dragon balls" instead of spaceship elements. We never found the motivation to finish it, but we had pretty much all the graphics we needed.

In the first fullscreen at the end of disk 1, you can see a weird flickering in the bottom border. I think it's the remaining CPU time being drawn. We never ever saw that on our ST monitors, apparently they couldn't display as many lines as other monitors out there :) There's a similar bug in the "giant dragonball" in the beginning. We just never saw that at home.

The second fullscreen is vaguely inspired from an Amiga demo, can't remember which one... Maybe Anarchy's Krest Mass Leftovers?
Damn, why did I never vote on this... I was a Holocaust Groupie in my former life! Love it!
rulez added on the 2007-09-20 18:20:48 by moondog moondog
:D cool
rulez added on the 2008-09-05 12:08:36 by seppjo seppjo
A brilliant megademo, with tons of technical stuff
(although it doesn't work on my Mega STE)
rulez added on the 2009-01-14 23:33:56 by Strider Strider
in fact , 15 years after, i found this demos totaly awesome, definitely Holocaust rulez!
rulez added on the 2009-11-05 17:37:42 by sINk sINk
Great demo - those having trouble on steem should download pasti.dll (an st disk emulator thingy)
plonk the dll in the steem directory
click the disk options thingy, "use pasti" and then configure pasti to "most accurate"

click on the
rulez added on the 2009-11-15 22:29:40 by caffeine_demon caffeine_demon
rulez added on the 2011-06-19 19:46:04 by Gʀɪʍʍy Gʀɪʍʍy
Forgot to vote on that one, massive code :)
rulez added on the 2011-06-19 22:37:05 by Dbug Dbug
Don't remember if I ever thumbed up this awesome prod but better twice than never ! Holocaust were code gods !
rulez added on the 2011-10-19 15:16:34 by stsurvivor stsurvivor
Wowie! Damn good stuff!
gotta watch it on real HW (plus sound system ;) one day!
rulez added on the 2012-03-07 21:27:26 by gentleman gentleman
Awesome code!
rulez added on the 2014-01-14 23:46:47 by Daniel Daniel
Silly and offence start there.. but after that passes you're greeted to such talent. What an incredible piece of work on the ST. Awesome demo. Just awesome!!
rulez added on the 2014-08-27 22:09:38 by applecrypt applecrypt
Indeed awesome
rulez added on the 2014-10-27 18:18:23 by toxie toxie
rulez added on the 2016-05-14 15:40:32 by lvd lvd
Nice demo, but of course... using the reality track gets the thumb!
rulez added on the 2019-11-29 14:11:25 by spkr spkr
Title screen (I stopped watching at that point)
sucks added on the 2020-01-08 03:27:31 by cxw cxw
great demo!
rulez added on the 2021-03-18 17:48:10 by Blast! Blast!

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