Pure 1D demo
screenshot added by zoom on 2005-03-29 00:20:35
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release date : march 2005
release party : Breakpoint 2005
compo : pc demo
ranked : 26th
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popularity : 67%
  • 0.66
alltime top: #1260
added on the 2005-03-28 22:20:17 by Ger Ger

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Experimental stuff and actually enjoyable. Cool music and nice colors. A vsync option wouldn't hurt tho.
rulez added on the 2005-03-29 00:03:37 by zoom zoom
At first I thought this would be boring, but I really started to enjoy it more and more the further it got.
rulez added on the 2005-03-29 00:14:21 by teel teel
haha, insane.. thumb up for the idea and the music.. and it actually does get enjoyable after a while..
rulez added on the 2005-03-29 00:40:21 by fox fox
Nice idea. Maybe a hologram demo (i.e. REAL 3D) would be the next (biiig) step.
rulez added on the 2005-03-29 02:05:01 by Adok Adok
Endearing. "Experimental" and "simple", yet not shitty.
rulez added on the 2005-03-29 09:29:21 by tomaes tomaes
Cool! :)
rulez added on the 2005-03-29 10:43:17 by jimmi jimmi
vertical rasterbars \o/
rulez added on the 2005-03-29 10:50:55 by cruzer cruzer
First 1d demo ever, hahaha!!! I already get it from the screenshot =)
added on the 2005-03-29 11:17:58 by Optimus Optimus
pretty amazing for 1d, and a surprisingly enjoyable demo too
rulez added on the 2005-03-29 13:15:33 by psonice psonice
a nice concept, which could have been pushed a bit further, with more syncs ( plus the music is really geared for synching )
rulez added on the 2005-03-29 15:37:24 by kohai kohai
nice music, nice effect, but i don't really see the connection between them.. cool idea anyway.
added on the 2005-03-29 16:27:50 by lithis lithis
not the kinda stuff i enjoed at bp... definitely
sucks added on the 2005-03-29 17:31:54 by v3nom v3nom
this could easily end up like some joke prod once seen and forgotten forever. respect for how you were able to get this much out of it. nice synchronization and flow.
rulez added on the 2005-03-29 19:54:30 by flash^peon flash^peon
I never thought it would be possible to make something that cool in 1D! Big ups for your work.

And Optimus: I'd thought that too if I hadn't seen it in full length. but it's more than just the funny idea!
rulez added on the 2005-03-29 22:18:37 by chock chock
Yes, that's what I see now I watch it too. And a lot of people before me. Beautifull colors =)
added on the 2005-03-29 22:45:23 by Optimus Optimus
you don't count the dimension time ? :p
added on the 2005-03-29 23:05:33 by Zest Zest
Wow ! opens doors, thats for sure..
rulez added on the 2005-03-29 23:09:49 by Navis Navis
most original demo i've seen in ages.
excellent music, excellent design.

with vlp we had a 1d effect in our haskell demo at alternative party 2, though we had other effects also.
shit, i just realised that i don't even have a copy of that.
rulez added on the 2005-03-30 01:15:40 by nosfe nosfe
Hm. As a Demo I don't like it that much. But please release it as a Screensaver. :o
added on the 2005-03-30 01:19:12 by elend elend
it was interesting but dunno how often i would rewatch it. piggie for now.
added on the 2005-03-30 01:24:40 by psenough psenough
funny :D
rulez added on the 2005-03-30 01:56:30 by Gargaj Gargaj
well, not as one-dimensional as I had expected, but some would say it's art. A very well deserved thumb up anyhow. Expecting a sequel in 1.5d.
rulez added on the 2005-03-30 03:39:46 by amv amv
cool idea but that's it
found it really boring and please guys, enable vsync next time
sucks added on the 2005-03-30 13:53:46 by Hopper/SquoQuo Hopper/SquoQuo
Good idea.. but no.. boring
sucks added on the 2005-03-30 21:35:20 by pty pty
I actually think this is entertaining. The music is good, and the different "effects" are interesting enough for some reason.

However, what I was constantly expecting was vertical rasters, like rotating and 3d-projected bars or something. That would've raised this from being "nice" to "ace". I expect to see that in the sequel :)
rulez added on the 2005-03-30 23:10:25 by Preacher Preacher
really really well executed. made my jaw drop right on top of my hardon during the compo!
rulez added on the 2005-03-31 12:18:27 by skrebbel skrebbel
could have been more coherent maybe. but rocks.
rulez added on the 2005-03-31 14:01:46 by makc makc
cool. but wasnt soo good.
added on the 2005-03-31 14:14:37 by quisten quisten
i'm not sure but i think the music was released already some time ago... must check some results...
added on the 2005-03-31 14:20:02 by Gargaj Gargaj
Something Different for once
reminds me of fr-minus-07
rulez added on the 2005-03-31 14:25:07 by Mike 3D Mike 3D
such a damn sweet demo. :)
rulez added on the 2005-03-31 14:44:09 by kusma kusma
rulez added on the 2005-03-31 14:59:37 by blala blala
jajj de viccesek vagyunk... :)
rulez added on the 2005-03-31 17:05:48 by AbcuG! AbcuG!
piece of originality and beauty. too bad it wasn't really appreciated ranking-wise.
rulez added on the 2005-03-31 18:25:57 by monroe monroe
Original idea + music fits well. Could have added some transitions, though (and vsync?).

rulez added on the 2005-04-04 10:19:33 by shine shine
cool idea!
rulez added on the 2005-04-04 11:56:24 by earx earx
Cool stuff but would be better if it was running at full frame rate.
rulez added on the 2005-04-04 12:09:19 by hitchhikr hitchhikr
In front of my PC. I'm just looking those damn things with my headphones. And my red fish is wondering : what is he doing. "In front of my PC... just looking...damn things... headphones."
rulez added on the 2005-04-04 12:54:17 by daddyvx daddyvx
A technical thumb down: Your 1D demo isn't 1D if you neglect the VSync and have several frames at once on the screen.

So, simple idea, but you stumbled at the first hurdle. Sorry ;)
sucks added on the 2005-04-04 19:30:20 by kb_ kb_
rulez added on the 2005-04-04 19:40:03 by cer cer
Maybe I would have laughed about it if it was just a 30 second fastintro. But as a demo running for several minues it just plain sucks.
sucks added on the 2005-04-04 21:30:26 by T$ T$
This is pretty good!
rulez added on the 2005-04-04 21:55:00 by imbusy imbusy
must agree with kb on this! :)
added on the 2005-04-04 23:23:40 by blala blala
it looked perfectly vsynched on my screen. Very nice demo too.
rulez added on the 2005-04-05 10:24:10 by cats cats
nah.. idea rulez! but i would rather want to watch a 5D-demo.. ;))
added on the 2005-04-05 16:20:17 by toxie toxie
i believe i took a pee while this one was on screen... TS is right, you cant watch this for several minutes ;)
sucks added on the 2005-04-05 16:40:01 by post malone post malone
You’ve seen the result of our experiments with this concept. We don’t plan a sequel, though we might make an improved final version (more effects, no framelimiter). I could only get this demo to its audience by boring some others to death – sorry!

kb: v1.02 is vsynced. Non-ddraw rendering is for compatibility with old systems.
added on the 2005-04-08 23:27:43 by Ger Ger
nice try... but it wasn't that impressive
added on the 2005-04-09 02:10:48 by Lupin Lupin
A new dimension in demos! Well, actually two dimensions less, but who cares :-)
rulez added on the 2005-04-09 02:18:19 by 0xtob 0xtob
.. but doesn't beat the rasterscreen in Dragons Megademo! ;-)
rulez added on the 2005-04-10 02:35:36 by EarlGrey EarlGrey
A unique and well-executed idea. I like it.
rulez added on the 2005-04-11 08:11:13 by s_tec s_tec
At the compo I was sooo taken by the pure idea. But turning a very simple idea into something I can watch for some minutes is not simple. This could have been a very thrillling study on the effect of colors and compositon. I expected more: a piggy
btw: I reminded me on some Designer' s Republic-stuff.
added on the 2005-04-11 13:19:55 by pixtur pixtur
great idea, and pushed to the limit. very nicely constructed flow of moods.
rulez added on the 2005-04-11 21:44:07 by jazzman jazzman
rulez added on the 2005-04-13 19:35:57 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
a veeery neat idea. thumbs up.
rulez added on the 2005-04-13 22:39:32 by kelsey kelsey
Interesting that they even tried to make an entire demo out of this one simple concept. It is, surprisingly, quite watchable, although does start to get tedious. Hopefully there won't be a huge influx of copy-cat.
I expected a fake at BP, but it turned out quite well-done and enjoyable. Nice stuff!
rulez added on the 2005-04-24 19:56:23 by ninjadrm ninjadrm
rulez added on the 2005-05-02 16:28:46 by Manwe Manwe
0d please!
rulez added on the 2005-05-02 16:33:12 by las las
:-/ hmmmm
added on the 2005-05-03 07:34:22 by zeebr zeebr
music was very nice. the rest was as exciting as my breakfast.
Rules for originality!
rulez added on the 2005-05-28 01:02:46 by rio702 rio702
added on the 2005-06-28 20:30:51 by RCL RCL
:) but, sorry, music is not too good... or "not good". or...well, it's bad ;)
sucks added on the 2005-08-19 13:23:59 by flexi flexi
rulez added on the 2005-08-19 13:43:07 by Weyland Yutani Weyland Yutani
Original :)
rulez added on the 2005-08-23 06:10:56 by Buckethead Buckethead
Holy freaking shit this is brilliant.
Mind you, I'm spending most time watching it wondering what it is actually showing me - in 1 dimension.
Megaprops for putting this on sceen ish 1 dvd.
F*cking brilliant idea! You guys rock.
rulez added on the 2005-10-26 10:41:39 by remageFrs remageFrs
Haven't I thumbed up this already? Now,. who's gonna make a 0d demo here? ;)
rulez added on the 2005-10-26 10:52:57 by Optimus Optimus
@Optimus: I suppose that all the "I killed/saved the scene or similars" series could fit.
Or pheraps also that multiplatform 0 bytes. :]
rulez added on the 2005-10-26 11:04:43 by bdk bdk
for the idea.
rulez added on the 2005-10-26 19:37:01 by anesthetic anesthetic
rulez added on the 2005-10-26 19:54:00 by loaderror loaderror
i'll file this under "contemporary art" and leave it at that.
added on the 2005-10-28 00:35:04 by phoenix phoenix
I think it would have gained a LOT by being displayed vertically. We humans are more accustomed to seeing an horizon, and we relate a lot more to those multiple horizons interacting vertically. (I mean simply, I just tried watching it in TATE mode and it rocked :)
added on the 2006-01-14 17:33:38 by _-_-__ _-_-__
knos: i think demosceners are bored with copperbars :D
added on the 2006-01-14 17:36:01 by Gargaj Gargaj
Great concept
rulez added on the 2006-01-14 17:40:57 by NeARAZ NeARAZ
"Simple" Dezign and nice Zik - I really like this Ambient Flair of it :)
rulez added on the 2006-01-14 17:47:57 by Sapphire Sapphire
rulez added on the 2006-01-14 17:51:53 by p01 p01
Gargaj, yeah it was pretty obvious this was the reason why the colors were chosen to move vertically. But I think this was a bad move aesthetically. Ok and maybe I am in love with the 3/4 aspect ratio!
added on the 2006-01-15 16:50:59 by _-_-__ _-_-__
Very underrated demo!
rulez added on the 2006-01-15 20:14:09 by xernobyl xernobyl
surprisingly good!
rulez added on the 2006-01-16 00:57:11 by blackpawn blackpawn
a lot more fun than the screenshot makes out.. great idea.
rulez added on the 2006-01-23 09:25:51 by Gaia Gaia
Wonderful idea and good execution except that it maybe goes on for a little bit too long.

This goes for showing how much is achievable even in such a constrained environment. Several different effects are displayed. Beautiful gradients and other kinds of nicely animated patterns.

Obviously it's more than just an idea, it's a very good realization of the idea. Seems like a lot of though went into what exactly is shown.
rulez added on the 2006-04-16 21:08:42 by slux slux
1D -> the future of demomaking
added on the 2006-05-15 19:45:03 by xeNusion xeNusion
i'm two years late, but still a thumb up.
rulez added on the 2007-02-07 18:01:48 by rmeht rmeht
Nice "screensaver", i like the idea.
rulez added on the 2007-02-07 18:14:50 by Cj Cj
just amazing, very clever and neat idea!
experiment my demo me beautiful ;)
rulez added on the 2007-02-09 12:40:56 by decipher decipher
You do realize the demo is technically 2D, since it has a time dimension, right?

This was *way* more interesting than I thought it would be... the only things I didn't see were the obvious ones, the parallax scroller (in 1D) or the 2001: A Space Odyssey style slitscan move.
rulez added on the 2007-02-10 02:09:28 by crusader crusader
very nice and with a super music
rulez added on the 2007-03-15 22:26:01 by sokoban sokoban
Ok, an original concept of course, but I was a little bit disappointed because there is quite a bit more you could have done with this idea and the time! Thumb up (but it was a narrow decision!)
rulez added on the 2007-04-29 00:17:20 by Admiral^Elyssis Admiral^Elyssis
rulez added on the 2007-08-13 00:39:36 by suorm suorm
ney. Cool concept, terrible execution
added on the 2007-11-05 15:56:10 by shock__ shock__
nope ... what's it all about? Didn't get it ... sry
sucks added on the 2007-11-05 16:02:13 by slippy slippy
Stylish! Actually, some of the patterns induced 2D counter-pattern in my brain. (A sort of overlay of horizontal lines) Yes, my brain is fucked.

Gem: May I request a version that uses the Y axis as to denote the time dimension?
In other words:
1) Draw the pattern at the bottom line of the screen
2) Move the screen contents one pixel up
3) Goto 1
:D Thanks in advance!
rulez added on the 2007-11-05 16:18:29 by nitro2k01 nitro2k01
nitro: well, that would spoil the fun ;) but you're right, that's what your brain should do, as some of the effects are image scrollers.

it's obviously fun to be able to show you anything without you taking notice... but there's no porn or otherwise disturbing images in the public release ;)
added on the 2007-11-05 17:27:48 by Ger Ger
Ger: I figured out the file format of the dat file now. I'll take the demo engine for a spin tonight!
added on the 2007-11-05 19:03:50 by nitro2k01 nitro2k01
Very, very, VERY cool!
I love the concept and love this execution.
rulez added on the 2007-12-15 01:20:05 by Agilo Agilo
Interesting concept executed rather well. It progressively got better.
added on the 2007-12-15 02:52:36 by Nezbie Nezbie
Awesome concept. Plus, this focused more on the ideas and content rather then the technicalities (even though I have no clue how you guys pulled this off...)
ruelez ! - I watched it twice in a row (:
rulez added on the 2007-12-15 04:18:10 by cxnull cxnull
its still fukken excellent
added on the 2007-12-15 04:37:10 by nosfe nosfe
rulez added on the 2007-12-15 07:45:37 by texel texel
it's fucking 26th
the best shit i ever contributed to. bigup gem+rufus and thanks for liking or hating it :)
added on the 2008-04-10 18:11:56 by nagz nagz
why can i chose a 640x480 resolution for a 1d demo?
rulez added on the 2008-04-10 18:21:34 by src src
rulez added on the 2009-02-28 12:49:16 by Frozzy Frozzy
Interesting idea, good realization.
rulez added on the 2009-06-05 21:11:32 by jua jua
Hmm... Original idea, good musics but IMO wasn't enjoyable like main demos. OK.
added on the 2010-02-19 00:14:29 by SoDa7 SoDa7
Nice idea, and quite enjoyable.
rulez added on the 2010-02-19 10:31:45 by Blueberry Blueberry
Cool! Seems like I missed this completely back in 2005... Fresh idea and I like the color palette chosen.
rulez added on the 2010-02-19 11:00:59 by melw melw
nice thingie (=
rulez added on the 2011-10-23 20:32:11 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
nice concept :D
rulez added on the 2011-10-23 21:29:26 by rez rez
I seem to have given this an invisible thumb previously
rulez added on the 2012-05-08 01:20:34 by noby noby
Works on Windows 7 Ultimate with SP1, 32 bits
and works on Windows 98 SE.
added on the 2012-08-21 12:53:03 by botjao botjao
Nice concept, or plain dumb vertical rasters? You choose...
Music is cool!
rulez added on the 2014-02-11 19:26:04 by baah baah
The FXs seem completly pre-scripted, nothing seems to differ when you put another .mp3... Give me my thumb back...
added on the 2014-02-11 19:31:43 by baah baah

was there but didn't remember seeing it...
rulez added on the 2014-05-01 19:59:19 by RufUsul RufUsul
is ok.
Awesome stuff. Kind of reminds me of Yars Revenge when all the colour bars show up on the screen.
added on the 2014-09-10 05:57:03 by Maraakate Maraakate
rulez added on the 2014-09-11 02:29:20 by Maraakate Maraakate
Wtf, never commented on this? I remember this was refreshing during the compos, funny idea and actually looks quite cool. Someone had to do it :)
rulez added on the 2014-09-11 08:38:36 by break break
I enjoyed this !
rulez added on the 2016-12-06 23:46:16 by EviL EviL
thumbs up for gem :)
rulez added on the 2017-01-31 14:15:08 by nagz nagz
so if you slitscan it you'll see some photos like some sort of flowers, sky, some black and yellow balls, etc etc..
rulez added on the 2017-05-29 07:03:10 by Flashira Flashira
i love the idea, although it drags out a little longish and there could have been done more with they sync (or i just dont see it).
had a spiritual sequel years later which took the concept even further (or further back?).
late thumb is late but hey! =)
rulez added on the 2018-03-04 14:27:39 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
still remember that one, rocks.
rulez added on the 2020-10-07 11:51:41 by grz grz

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