meet the biots by Portal Process
screenshot added by gloom on 2005-03-28 15:29:31
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release date : march 2005
release party : The Gathering 2005
compo : combined demo
ranked : 1st
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popularity : 65%
  • 0.91
alltime top: #1092
added on the 2005-03-28 15:29:28 by gloom gloom

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Wow !! Great stuff.

Amazing 3d modelling and shadows that add to the experience.
rulez added on the 2005-03-28 15:40:58 by Navis Navis
says something about an unsupported extension and fails to load?
added on the 2005-03-28 15:52:45 by darkus darkus
Good soundtrack, cool visuals and runs fine. Nice work.
rulez added on the 2005-03-28 16:14:31 by keops keops
Ok, here it is. From the guys who think robots, dream robots and even sleep robots! Portal Process "No 01".
rulez added on the 2005-03-28 16:21:11 by daddyvx daddyvx
Main_TG05.cpp:456 Unsupported extensions for G4 TI 4200 128 Mo
sucks added on the 2005-03-28 16:39:43 by WoDK WoDK
very nice :) go drink some whiskey :)
rulez added on the 2005-03-28 17:08:35 by TjaFs TjaFs
All: This is the party release - don't count on it to run on every configuration out there...
A final is hereby promised.
added on the 2005-03-28 17:18:18 by samwise samwise
great stuff indeed, a cool idea and nice looking 3d. good music too, sounds a lot like black sun empire ;) the music volume seemed to be quite low though?
rulez added on the 2005-03-28 17:59:31 by fox fox
rulez added on the 2005-03-28 18:10:28 by termos termos
deserved to win! nice 3d work!
rulez added on the 2005-03-28 18:12:09 by oldaccount oldaccount
Very nice! The models and animations looks awsome!
rulez added on the 2005-03-28 18:22:58 by ekoli ekoli
I feel owned
rulez added on the 2005-03-28 18:47:00 by Duckers Duckers
Kick arse soundtrack. Me lika a lot.
rulez added on the 2005-03-28 19:31:21 by kabbefett kabbefett
once again portal process does an wonderfull demo. The best in 2005 from my point of view
rulez added on the 2005-03-28 19:47:24 by nytrik nytrik
This one was really cool. You deserved first place!
rulez added on the 2005-03-28 21:36:46 by vame vame
Portal Process, I want you to have my children. Love the demo, and the scene in the screenshot simply kicks ass. Beautiful demo that rocked on the big screen.
rulez added on the 2005-03-28 21:37:08 by Betong Betong
rulez added on the 2005-03-28 21:59:24 by irvin irvin
Absolutely fantastic! Great job guyes. 1st place was well earned!
rulez added on the 2005-03-28 22:15:56 by LostLogic^bk LostLogic^bk
rules. kinda slow at some parts, but that could be my fault, too.
rulez added on the 2005-03-28 23:17:35 by red red
great idea, amazing implementation, portal process quality as usual!
rulez added on the 2005-03-29 00:50:06 by Zest Zest
Nice, but the quality of the rendering (UGLY blurring, lots of aliasing) was not that good.

added on the 2005-03-29 08:04:12 by Stelthzje Stelthzje
@Stelthz: as samwise said, this is the partyrelease, and that is probably why you have problems. The final should fix these problems, as they always do :)
It ran smoothly on the compomachine, which if I understood correctly sported a GF 6800, but I've heard rumours of problems on GF6600. But yes, the final should fix it :)
added on the 2005-03-29 09:56:35 by lug00ber lug00ber
forgot to mention: the soundtrack KICKS SOME SERIOUS ASS. My poor, poor speakers...
added on the 2005-03-29 11:37:11 by Duckers Duckers
lug00ber: no problem on my GF 6600 GT. However, there is a short part (the spinning object) that ran at 1 FPS during 3 or 4 seconds but I did not manage to know whether it was part of the show or if it was a problem with my card :)

And yes, the soundtrack is really good!
added on the 2005-03-29 11:43:16 by keops keops
if you get the unsupported extensions error you should install new gfx drivers. (that should be the obvious thing to do)

a cool demo.
rulez added on the 2005-03-29 11:43:52 by raymon raymon
Cool models and shadows, a bit boring though. At least that's how I felt yesterday. Or I guess after a long time of demowatching the BP entries, I was tired to watch more ;)
rulez added on the 2005-03-29 11:51:30 by Optimus Optimus
Great demo and runs fine here - XP GF ti 4200 and latest detonators.
rulez added on the 2005-03-29 11:51:34 by Stv Stv
Keops: The 1 fps spinning object is a bug - blame me, not your gfx card :-)
added on the 2005-03-29 12:06:15 by samwise samwise
samwise: it did not spoil the fun anyway, the demo rocks ;)
added on the 2005-03-29 12:17:03 by keops keops
a bang-on, chest-thumping production!
rulez added on the 2005-03-29 15:11:11 by gloom gloom
the same portal process style better than ever. (although i think it would need some more 2d graphics and design in addition to the awesome 3d stuff.)
rulez added on the 2005-03-29 15:22:49 by dodke dodke
Crawlotron rules.
rulez added on the 2005-03-29 22:59:36 by zpeidar zpeidar
I'm speechless
rulez added on the 2005-03-30 20:34:45 by zyrthex zyrthex
Biots comes!
rulez added on the 2005-03-31 08:25:30 by zeebr zeebr
This robot moves by crawling as in the end of terminator 1 :P rulez
rulez added on the 2005-03-31 08:31:40 by Buckethead Buckethead
The undisputed winners at TG05 and they deserved the 1st price.
The 3d modelling was ace as always and the pacing of the demo was __way__ better that in "The Horizontal".
rulez added on the 2005-03-31 08:57:36 by datsua datsua
Truly well made and pleasing. The only problem that occurrred at my machine was some kind of stopping of the rendering every time a cam/scene changed for 0.25 seconds or so
rulez added on the 2005-04-01 13:42:36 by Paralax Paralax
Robotic domination!
rulez added on the 2005-04-01 13:51:23 by Korvkiosken Korvkiosken
pretty nice.
i wish they would fix the bugs on the textures/lighting that occur under my radeon x800 pro though...
after 3 demos its starting to get very annoying O_o
rulez added on the 2005-04-01 14:09:19 by psenough psenough
Very nice. Some of the bots need a little more imagination perhaps, like the generic cyborg head thing, but others were cool like the crawler and the chain-motherfucker at the end.
rulez added on the 2005-04-01 14:14:16 by psonice psonice
insane. same style as in some previous releases, but this rocks even more. rewinding to see it again!
rulez added on the 2005-04-01 14:14:47 by annieeee annieeee
nice demo, cool effects. a bit slow in some cases, and some visual artifacts: shadows seem to be fucked up/faked (a light spot on top, and some shadows on the same surface?)

no real transitions, and some "seen 1000 times before" scenes, like this human head in an industrial environment.

the only part i really liked was this spider style machine... yeah, this absolutely rocked. cool movement, very nice :))))

it looked like you spent a lot of time on your scenes/engine/models itself, but you forgot things like transitions, synchs and stuff.

the demo was a bit short...

anyway, still a rulez for you :)
rulez added on the 2005-04-01 14:37:40 by prost prost
i guess since Glowsick and Lumotronik worked, you think more of it works better? WELL DAMN RIGHT :)
the track just owns. like no tomorrow.
i'm not to fond of the visuals (they look a bit TOO much like the previous demos) but hey they look awesome :)

just one more thing.

ShowCursor(FALSE); // :)
rulez added on the 2005-04-01 16:27:04 by Gargaj Gargaj
Saved by the great modelling.

(The pieces of that exploding ball defy the gravity law, how did you do that ?).
rulez added on the 2005-04-01 16:55:14 by hitchhikr hitchhikr
great effect.
great scene.
and cool music.
rulez added on the 2005-04-01 18:53:33 by got got
Not very polished, but some moments/animations were very good :)
rulez added on the 2005-04-02 12:38:49 by reality3D reality3D
I want more robots.. hail crawlotron :)
rulez added on the 2005-04-02 13:08:12 by loaderror loaderror
rulez added on the 2005-04-02 16:58:14 by blueflame blueflame
13.3 megabytes for a 3d flyby with supermarket shaders... come on.
Only the models and partly the music save this from a thumb down, imho.
added on the 2005-04-03 12:23:53 by friol friol
rulez added on the 2005-04-03 13:14:43 by maali maali
Doesn't work on any of the ATI cards I have... Looked good at the party, though -- in particular, the modelling shines as always. :-)
added on the 2005-04-06 16:02:46 by Sesse Sesse
one of the few demos that has a totally "natural" look (= you cannot tell if this thing is rendered realtime by the gfx-card or offline by some expensive renderer)..
also ultra-high-detail tech-meshes and nice muzik FORCE me to do this:
rulez added on the 2005-04-06 16:49:14 by toxie toxie
robots are good for you !
rulez added on the 2005-04-07 16:30:43 by bLa bLa
rulez added on the 2005-04-07 16:36:19 by kusma kusma
oh yeah
that was very awesome
rulez added on the 2005-04-08 16:01:25 by NuKem NuKem
cool, not hot though.
rulez added on the 2005-04-09 12:18:39 by analogue analogue
i like robots
worked on my ATi 9800 pro
it is fantastic!
rulez added on the 2005-04-09 18:50:23 by pohar pohar
Thanks for the feedback everyone!
A final version that fixes some glitches in the party version is now ready.
The demo should run on GF3/Radeon9500 and upwards with reasonably up-to-date drivers.
added on the 2005-04-11 10:10:49 by samwise samwise
I messed that up, didn't I :-/
Try again..
added on the 2005-04-11 10:17:14 by samwise samwise
Yeah I noticed. I updated the download link to the final version right before you posted it again anyway ;)
added on the 2005-04-11 10:18:31 by keops keops
samwise: so, since you insist on not supporting my lameass gpu, how about a videocapture?
kusma&slummy&everyone else with a lame gpu: video capture is coming.
added on the 2005-04-11 10:55:35 by samwise samwise
Slummy: you're such a clown with your 90's technology

added on the 2005-04-11 11:06:29 by keops keops
samwise: you have the same lame gpu in your laptop.. but anyway, yeay for capture! :)

keops: thats MR.Clown to you, you grumpy old atarilamer..
*nods recognisingly*
rulez added on the 2005-04-11 13:54:17 by tcp tcp
It feels a bit empty and pointless, but it sure looks cool and I love the modelling.
rulez added on the 2005-04-11 14:12:00 by Preacher Preacher
works on my 9700pro
rulez added on the 2005-04-12 22:54:39 by hooverphonique hooverphonique
rulez added on the 2005-04-13 21:35:41 by las las
absolutely massive. crawlotron is the best.
rulez added on the 2005-05-20 11:21:28 by Spin Spin
this entertaining thing really looked great, even on bs r9550se ;)
rulez added on the 2005-05-20 12:21:46 by PigPen PigPen
Decent enough concept, nice enough to look at. Me likes, although whenever shadows appear it slows to a 2fps crawl. (X800)
rulez added on the 2005-06-18 03:45:44 by sea_monkey sea_monkey
Holy shit!! This demo really opened my eyes.. :) Execellent music which fits perfectly into this kind of demo... I really love this one... :)
rulez added on the 2005-08-02 13:26:43 by Hazel Hazel
one thing is for sure:
they do not need another musician.
all thumbs up.
rulez added on the 2005-09-05 18:06:01 by keith303 keith303
rulez added on the 2005-12-17 20:09:50 by anesthetic anesthetic
Yeah, this one rocks. Not too many drum'n'bass demos around anyway.
rulez added on the 2006-01-10 11:31:16 by PinZa PinZa
rulez added on the 2006-01-10 23:21:11 by Kravtsov Kravtsov
rulez added on the 2006-01-14 20:50:08 by p01 p01
rulez added on the 2006-01-14 21:09:38 by bdk bdk
rulez added on the 2006-03-01 17:08:06 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
mega fuckin' cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
rulez added on the 2006-05-04 22:17:32 by kimi kardashian kimi kardashian
portal process team you rock!
rulez added on the 2006-05-07 21:23:22 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
Crawlotron is amazing.
rulez added on the 2006-05-07 21:40:46 by wroceng wroceng
rulez added on the 2006-07-07 20:33:19 by wie8 wie8
very gooood, I liked dnb demos at most...
rulez added on the 2006-08-12 20:26:30 by habr100 habr100
rulez added on the 2006-08-30 10:31:33 by bhead bhead
For some reason, I didn't quite except it to end where it did.
rulez added on the 2006-09-04 17:22:24 by Osmic Osmic
freaking awesome demo! Great stroy perspective really freshens up awesome techdemo
i likes mellowtron :)
rulez added on the 2006-11-21 06:36:18 by Gaia Gaia
Awesome production - Robots rule!
rulez added on the 2006-12-11 03:19:11 by Sapphire Sapphire
Nice sync and cool robots!
Too bad it shuts down my system after watching..... o_O
rulez added on the 2006-12-11 18:16:58 by gentleman gentleman
any movie of this yet?
added on the 2007-02-21 14:27:27 by Axel Axel
i don't like but it's really good
rulez added on the 2007-03-15 00:57:30 by sokoban sokoban
Good music and kicking visuals!
rulez added on the 2008-05-07 18:17:19 by untel untel
Great Objects, nice scenes. Could have varied a bit more in colours. Very fitting soundtrack!
rulez added on the 2008-05-12 21:08:17 by CONS CONS
rulez added on the 2008-05-12 21:21:30 by #535 #535
rulez added on the 2008-06-01 00:09:01 by T$ T$
rulez added on the 2009-01-18 15:23:17 by SiR SiR
rulez added on the 2009-01-18 16:07:30 by PENETRATOR PENETRATOR
rulez added on the 2009-01-18 17:58:29 by RRROAR RRROAR
Great objects with very carefully thought out design for best use of small animation. Nice sync. Lack of effects but still a great demo.
rulez added on the 2009-03-11 08:15:33 by auld auld
nice 3d
rulez added on the 2009-07-19 05:27:00 by blala blala
good one, works well for me.
rulez added on the 2010-03-20 09:37:38 by seppjo seppjo
Watched today again and still an awesome production, love for this one :)
added on the 2010-04-17 01:23:19 by Sapphire Sapphire
rulez added on the 2011-09-18 12:53:27 by Mystra Mystra
Very nice
rulez added on the 2012-01-07 15:32:21 by Frequent Frequent
No thumb :S
This is an awesome demo that used to popup some error message boxes on my old machine near the end.
rulez added on the 2012-01-07 16:12:15 by xernobyl xernobyl
Another missing thumb. Awesome music, nice gfx.
rulez added on the 2012-01-07 16:52:55 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
a very creative and conceptual demo, one of the best
rulez added on the 2021-01-08 11:28:31 by VincentValentine VincentValentine
I get regular cravings for this one 17 years after it was released! That's something
rulez added on the 2022-10-18 12:47:48 by rloaderro rloaderro

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