the message by Sector Omega [web]
screenshot added by yero on 2005-11-07 16:57:42
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release date : november 2005
release party : bcnparty 2005
compo : combined demo
ranked : 3rd
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popularity : 66%
  • 0.68
  • 1
alltime top: #1458
added on the 2005-11-07 16:57:42 by yero yero

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at the compo i found it polished but dull, but after reading the infofile i have to give it a fat thumb nevertheless.
rulez added on the 2005-11-07 17:04:17 by dipswitch dipswitch
could be better but still deserves a thumb up
rulez added on the 2005-11-07 17:06:18 by Skate Skate
The style and music were not really my cup of tea, but in their own terms, they were very very cool, and gave me the impression that you guys put a hell lot of work into making it. Oh and it rocked the bigscreen too. Thumb up!
rulez added on the 2005-11-07 17:07:03 by zomb zomb
über top polished demo hehe
anyways the 3D is nice
I like it
rulez added on the 2005-11-07 17:08:17 by EviL EviL
heh, the message is that there are Arabic terrorists in space? (the font seems arabic at least :P)

Nice content tho.
rulez added on the 2005-11-07 17:16:41 by post malone post malone
It crashes when the probe is approaching the planet (at 133297ms or something), but what I saw thus far was damn excellent for a science buff like me. I'll thumb it now and praise you more when I see the rest of the demo.

(win xp, 1gb of RAM, x600 pro with catalyst 05.8)
rulez added on the 2005-11-07 17:20:54 by Preacher Preacher
oh yeah, it doesn't really crash.. it just stops updating the visuals. The music plays fine, and I can quit the demo by pressing esc.. if I try to fast forward past the point, I get garbled visuals.
added on the 2005-11-07 17:22:18 by Preacher Preacher
With no fucking doubt, best demo in the compo. Good work, Sector Omega, this is your best demo, imho!
rulez added on the 2005-11-07 17:42:09 by shash shash
the reply.
sucks added on the 2005-11-07 18:07:35 by kusma kusma
have you ever heard about mipmaps?
or content?
Used to be a big fan of The Cosmos so had high expecations and the demo started surprisingly well (on the second try), but i expected a slightly more grandiose climax.
The thumb goes for the music and the amount of work.
rulez added on the 2005-11-07 18:49:19 by Gargaj Gargaj
Not THAT dynamic, but still nice to look at, very polished !
rulez added on the 2005-11-07 18:51:33 by kohai kohai
++ great, powerful music
+ good 2dgfx
+- code
-- ugly 3d-models

imho are the visuals too steril for the poweful soundtrack
added on the 2005-11-07 19:07:53 by v3nom v3nom
still very polished and worth a thumb up
rulez added on the 2005-11-07 19:11:03 by v3nom v3nom
Some very nicely designed screens and cool music. Unfortunately the visuals stop several times for 5-6 seconds and not because it's swapping (1g ram here).
rulez added on the 2005-11-07 19:56:30 by zoom zoom
yup, a pity they have such a busy life nowadays and can't dedicate more time to demoscene.
I found something missing in this demo but don't know what, even if I appreciate it has lots of efforts (or at least, textures :D)
In any case, I definitely loved the music. By the way I was wondering before the party when would sectoromega release something "cosmic"... hehehe! congrats in any case, I liked it.
just go on guys and your demos will be better and better. use less photos, texts, facts and more demoish things
added on the 2005-11-07 20:00:39 by pohar pohar
imo a lot of work put in the wrong concept.
added on the 2005-11-07 20:08:02 by bruce bruce
The code left me a bit sad due to too low-poly and static meshes for a 3d card, but the music really saved the day. Also I found strange the scanned gfx but now reading the info I realize they are a proper fit. all things considered... +2 -1 = thumbs up.
rulez added on the 2005-11-07 20:14:44 by winden winden
The demo from BCN101
rulez added on the 2005-11-07 20:48:45 by sergeeo sergeeo
This is way better than the winning demo. I still have to check the other compo entries to see if it deserved the 1st place.

About the demo itself, I found it "beautiful" and stilish, as all other Sector Omega prods. Music is great as usual. If I had to complain about something, I would say that code is a bit weak, and the demo stops sometimes for no apparent reason (and it isn't swapping).

All together this is a thumb up. But be aware that I now have high expectations, so you'll have to earn the next thumb ;).
rulez added on the 2005-11-07 20:50:12 by utopian utopian
It's not hitech code, nor graphics, but the design is good and very polished. Congrats yero for doing a cool themed demo. Know onto voyager 1 and 2 8)
rulez added on the 2005-11-07 21:13:14 by reality3D reality3D
crashes here when the "thing" approaches the "kind of" planet :'(

ATI Mobility Radeon x300

The demo was looking quite nice, the music is the best one I heard from Josss.

Looking forward for a fixed version :P

added on the 2005-11-07 21:23:08 by mrdoob mrdoob
there is some unfinished things imo... still good music
rulez added on the 2005-11-07 21:31:44 by zeebr zeebr
Congratulations!!! Sector Omega rulez! :)
Idea & Design: Very good but I want more coding effects and a lot of little objects filling the screen :)
Object 3D: good, except that thing with spikes... too much simple and foolish...
Music: Absolutely amazing! JosSs, te sales! haha... the beginning seems Purple Motion, I love that "tubeBass" filtered. Some distortion in explosions maybe... Cool cool, esa coop!! hahaha :)

Enhorabuena SectorOmega.
rulez added on the 2005-11-07 21:42:15 by khrome khrome
actually very bad considering the effects but on the whole it's a rulez.
rulez added on the 2005-11-07 21:49:29 by anesthetic anesthetic
a demo obviously done with a lot of care and work ... well done. It s nice to see people investing that much of their time in a project. It s rare. Resect for that.
rulez added on the 2005-11-07 22:12:47 by nytrik nytrik
This demo is very good, maybe the only demo I really wanted to see again after the party.
Josss' music is, of course, impressive... It's just like a real Sci-fi movie OST, with some oldschool feeling.
Graphics, code, etc are Ok, despite the huge memory usage.
rulez added on the 2005-11-07 23:20:13 by herotyc herotyc
Very good one!! specially the music!!
Good script and concept in general... but.. I have the feeling that some scenes have lack of something that I still don't know... :/

anyway... very very good work!!!
rulez added on the 2005-11-07 23:30:58 by xphere xphere
ok, i finally was able to watch it (more or less) on another computer..

I liked parts with that shadow in the background, like 2d scenes, but also they were empty, what about moving the background? The part with that demosceneish object, what that object means inside the demo?

Music is quite cool, direction is cool as well, effects aren't :(

thumbs up! you're getting there! :)
rulez added on the 2005-11-07 23:45:33 by mrdoob mrdoob
abit boring but nice
was expecting a killer 2d graphics before ending...
rulez added on the 2005-11-08 00:17:46 by psenough psenough
nice beginning, crash when surfing near a planet, i wait a video.
added on the 2005-11-08 00:52:41 by skarab skarab
Same fault as trace, on a Radeon 9200 and 9800 pro :-(
added on the 2005-11-08 00:53:04 by Happy-H Happy-H
It deserved a better place at the compo.
rulez added on the 2005-11-08 01:15:07 by slack slack
Although I can definately see that a lot of work was put into this, I need some innovation to keep me happy these days.

I can understand the authors being dissappointed, but I probably agree with the voting this year.
rulez added on the 2005-11-08 01:21:30 by Reboot Reboot
great music.
some scene ain't seemed good.
however good story taste.
rulez added on the 2005-11-08 05:18:14 by got got
I have to agree with Lee and Rebuto on this one. You can definitely see they invested some time in making this, but it just doesn't feel convincing. There's a lot more space-oriented 3d-scene players around, and they do it better.

That, and the guitars really turned me off.
added on the 2005-11-08 10:47:24 by Shifter Shifter

hollywood can get lost!
rulezcdc added on the 2005-11-08 13:01:32 by Zest Zest
should have been ranked 1st even if Limp Ninja Antifact is cool :p
added on the 2005-11-08 13:04:37 by Zest Zest
Very polished graphics and superb music. Maybe a little effect-empty, but allways liked story-telling prods
rulez added on the 2005-11-08 13:43:42 by hgh hgh
very very very good
rulez added on the 2005-11-08 15:54:12 by Spewk Spewk
same crash problem...

Saphire Ati Radeon 9800 pro
added on the 2005-11-08 16:34:04 by tesla tesla
crashed on ati 9600xt, 1024mb ram, p4...
win xp, catalyst 5,9
added on the 2005-11-08 18:57:40 by wie8 wie8
crashed on ati 9600xt, 1024mb ram, p4...
win xp, catalyst 5,10
added on the 2005-11-08 18:58:05 by wie8 wie8
Nice visuals but pretty boring...
added on the 2005-11-08 19:25:16 by StingRay StingRay
A nice surprise. Well,. I didn't find it boring but really nice and very well presented from the beginning till the end. Perhaps it's the theme and the great music that makes it for me! Pitty that it bugs in my Radeon at my home PC and also eats too much memory..

rulez added on the 2005-11-08 20:39:13 by Optimus Optimus

abit boring but nice...

All people at party place already knew your delicate sense between boreness and sarcasm... ;D

In my modest opinion this demo deserved to won, yero you see? a coup de coeur right now?
The winning demo from Limp Ninja was pretty interesting in the side of code, but does not fits with and overall conjuntion and assemble of GFX,Music,code like this one the message , anyway, I accept this message, rather than the message of Limp Ninja leader at prize ceremony.

Cheers yero and JoSS don't let this result dis-encourage you!

rulez added on the 2005-11-08 21:55:39 by JaK JaK
seems to crash on mine, too:
1gig of ram with a 2,8 64bit AMD, and a radeon9550, driver ver 4.9...
I turned logging on:
Error while playing demo (143125ms): Effect name: "scene#3: inverse"

please fix 'em, because it rules otherwise.
added on the 2005-11-09 08:10:23 by kelsey kelsey
Really impressive graphics, script and music! Maybe the flight could have more polygons in the anthenna (it was the only 3D object in the screen and you can still notice the polygons).

In my oppinion this demo does not need more effects than it have, why adding something that will break the atmosphere? And yes, I agree with JaK :)

This is, definitely, hard work. Congratulations! :D
rulez added on the 2005-11-09 08:35:00 by merlucin merlucin
Solid work.
rulez added on the 2005-11-09 10:26:34 by Frozzy Frozzy
Limp Ninja leader

Limp Ninja has no leaders?
added on the 2005-11-09 12:00:22 by Shifter Shifter
Freezes as the ship reaches the planet, then continues with a spike-ball thing, but obviously not the way it should look (its untextured, with the lower half of the screen flashing black + white). xpsp2, dual 3ghz xeon, 2gb ram, quadro fx 1000.
added on the 2005-11-09 14:10:08 by psonice psonice
a very well designed and coherent prod that suffers from a lame concept and lack of coded effects.
added on the 2005-11-09 14:34:56 by Duckers Duckers
added on the 2005-11-09 15:43:41 by nebulosa nebulosa
I accept this message, rather than the message of Limp Ninja leader at prize ceremony.

I think I made it sound a bit more offensive than I meant, sorry for that. My point was, the spanish scene has some really talented people, but you guys just slack off a bit too much. If what I said hurt any feelings, hugs are for free :)
added on the 2005-11-09 16:05:09 by bruce bruce
pig for ok...
added on the 2005-11-09 16:16:19 by AbcuG! AbcuG!
I accept this message, rather than the message of Limp Ninja leader at prize ceremony.
What exactly was said? *curious*
added on the 2005-11-09 16:19:45 by Gargaj Gargaj
Haven't seen it, have read the .nfo, and am thumbing because I think that the reason for making the demo + finishing and presenting the demo deserve a thumb up. If it doesn't have enough explosions for you go watch TV and complain that they don't show anything new there. I would like an osX version so I can watch it (:
rulez added on the 2005-11-10 00:13:37 by morten morten
i liked it... and that's a lot of saying, taking i don't like 99% of new demos (i won't complain tho, since I stopped making anything for the scene long ago)
rulez added on the 2005-11-10 00:50:00 by Jcl Jcl
Boring theme...
sucks added on the 2005-11-10 00:55:49 by Zplex Zplex
I wouldn't like SO to change their style. They definitely have a style of their own and I like it. They put shiny polish on the visuals. What this demo is missing is not style... it's missing something else... it's like jazz, "if you have to be explained what jazz is, you ain't never gonna know". :)

I recognize the load of work that was put into this and many people love it, that's all that matters. :) Your prods are getting better all the time, keep it up. :)
rulez added on the 2005-11-10 03:57:05 by sin sin
I'm glad to see that people likes the demo, there was put lot's of effort and time on it. :) I'll liked to have more time to polish it... just to add more dezign in some scenes. :-/ Next one, better one. :D

ps: don't work with deadline! u_uU
added on the 2005-11-10 09:42:13 by d0up d0up
Someone spent a lot of time on this,but it is so pretentious that it is close to embarassing to watch it :) It's a bit like reading scene poetry without scene poetry. I coin the phrase 'spanish invisible scene poetry' for this demo. The rgba paradise intro has it too. All is full of hard work, but also all full of non engaging content. Looking forward to the next one though.
added on the 2005-11-10 12:01:44 by loaderror loaderror
As already said, it's easy to see you spent a lot of time on this. But dunno, it somehow didn't entertain me, it lacks a certain something.
Anyway, some parts were great (some subtle effects mainly) and josSs as always composed a great soundtrack, congrats.
rulez added on the 2005-11-10 16:50:32 by ithaqua ithaqua
has some very beatiful screens, but the music is kinda mediocre, and the thing just bores the hell out of me. Scene players are kinda 199zero
added on the 2005-11-10 18:20:10 by Inopia Inopia
Not my cup of tea, nor now nor on the bigscreen.
added on the 2005-11-10 23:58:25 by dixan dixan
Thumb up for this great tribute to Carl Sagan.
And as most current demos seem to be short of content, thumb up for the courage.
A third thumb for "The Dragon In My Garage". ;)
rulez added on the 2005-11-11 04:09:07 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
holy hell! Needs a freaking NASA substation to run it; but freaking awesome demo.
Love: music!! Especially opening percussion & bass. Great 2D stuff and magic concept.
Also loved infofile and logos for demohellos XD

Best thing i've seen in a long time...
rulez added on the 2005-11-11 07:17:19 by Gaia Gaia
After the introduction it starts getting all fucked up and all I see is artifacts!
Fix the damn thing! How dare you to make something with the great Carl Sagan that doesn't work on my machine??? FIX-IT! (or a video, at least...)
added on the 2005-11-11 14:19:13 by xernobyl xernobyl
Where is my bugfix? :(
added on the 2005-11-11 14:22:21 by Preacher Preacher
Very cool idea :)
rulez added on the 2005-11-11 18:58:41 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
rulez added on the 2005-11-12 02:20:33 by [ProToS] [ProToS]
Kind of cool. I love how the demo started. Music seems distorted which is bad to me.
added on the 2005-11-12 16:47:22 by AntDude AntDude
I love the soundtrack, it gives the whole demo a nice flair.
rulez added on the 2005-11-13 14:10:49 by Cj Cj

Same here.
Some gfx parts doesn't showed.

Tested on: nFx1400 Quadro and Intel Graphics Delecerator xD.

Later will be test on x600 and x700.. and perhaps (if not lazzynes) on a nFx5700.
rulez added on the 2005-11-14 15:35:11 by Astharoth Astharoth
This one would normally be a piggy-demo for me, but this one actually had the scariest amount of stuff that i have been planning to put (or did it already) in a demo. Not so well executed though and not the most original ideas, but i still liked it in a very very strange way.
rulez added on the 2005-11-14 16:46:01 by kurli kurli
Very, very nice graphics and music (I have yet to hear a tune by JosSs I DIDN'T like...) and concept, except for a few things: Every time a piece of the plaque appeared during the 'analysis' scene, my computer froze for a few seconds. Also, there were a LOT of strange clipping issues with the Pioneer probe.
(nerd mode on)
Lastly, as an astronomer I feel obligated to point out that Pioneer 10 is actually heading for Aldebaran (68 light years away) and will take 2 million years to get there, not 15,000. Well, unless it falls into a time warp or slingshots around something. I'm guessing you knew that because you did enough research to find the date it was pronounced dead...
(nerd mode off)
rulez added on the 2005-11-14 17:20:52 by crusader crusader
quits while loading
added on the 2005-11-14 18:28:43 by xeNusion xeNusion
Two thumbs for the idea, grapihics and the music. Too bad it crashed halfway, but still one thumb up :)
Error while playing demo (132311ms): Effect name: "scene#3: inverse"
rulez added on the 2005-11-16 14:55:09 by koen koen
I still can't see a link for final version :(
Pleeeeeeeeeeease, let us watch this demo!
added on the 2005-11-16 23:43:02 by kelsey kelsey
good work :)
rulez added on the 2005-11-17 16:12:10 by iks iks
Every aspect is superb! High quality music, design, grahics and code throughout. The chords towards the end even had a feel to Desert Dream by Kefrens! :)
rulez added on the 2005-11-20 13:56:56 by darkus darkus
hmmm, there is lot of stuff on this and much potential, couple of design elements, but this is still a boring 3d-flybie.
added on the 2005-11-22 21:02:12 by blueflame blueflame
*Please* fix it so it works on ati radeon 9800 and stuff? I really want to see the second half. If it's anything like the music... maybe the most enjoyable demo i've ever seen.
added on the 2005-11-23 01:33:37 by koen koen
At last I had time to fix the bug in ATI cards. Sorry for the delay, and thanks to trace and to veronica for testing. Well, the fixed demo is in the same server, with the same filename:


(scene.org servers will have it updated in a few days i think)

And now some comments..
Slummy, I use the extension gl_texture_rect, which doesn't support mipmapping, so I knew about mipmapping, but couldn't use it.

Crusader, if you had read the .nfo file, you would've read a message specially for you ;) I knew that some astronomer will point it out.. so... yes, i already knew Pioneer 10 will reach Aldebaran in two million years :)

And last, greets to the people who liked the demo, and specially big hugs for the ones who supported us during the party :)
added on the 2005-11-27 20:41:21 by yero yero
Thanks for a fix!
rulez added on the 2005-11-27 21:28:13 by Manwe Manwe
the demo seems to freeze when the satellite approaches the "new planet". the image stops and the music continues. no error-message. (gf6800, winxp)
added on the 2005-11-28 11:05:46 by gloom gloom
you are very good....

Nice moments and clever design and story.
rulez added on the 2005-11-28 19:56:44 by Trauma Zero Trauma Zero
The idea was great and could have been exploited some more. I was expecting some surprises, or at least a more original ending, which unfortunately didn't come. That said, good design and, overall, good work.
rulez added on the 2005-11-29 03:24:20 by knox knox
Very nice.
rulez added on the 2005-11-29 04:07:06 by Buckethead Buckethead
Ran fine start to finish on my P4 3.2 / 6600GT PC. A strong thumb up for the tribute and the production. Very, very nicely done!
rulez added on the 2005-11-29 06:55:54 by ngtflyer ngtflyer
yero thanks!
you guys rule. severe upthumbage.
rulez added on the 2005-11-29 09:10:43 by kelsey kelsey
rulez added on the 2005-12-01 00:06:08 by jomafister jomafister
a cinematic demo and well done. some colors are simply ugly (eg. the planet), but the design is up to the standards most of the time. i don't mind that the story speeds up and slows down sometimes - it makes it a bit like the oldschool megademos with multiple parts. it's such a pity that the right arrow key does not work during the loading screen :)
rulez added on the 2005-12-04 06:25:00 by Ger Ger
wow, that was nice, a bit boring in the middle, but the statement "to Carl Sagan" at the end rocked :)
rulez added on the 2005-12-05 15:56:13 by NuKem NuKem
I'm sorry this is just plain boring.
sucks added on the 2005-12-06 09:10:32 by d3pth d3pth
Liked it... good job guys, and hey Josss, I really liked the music.
rulez added on the 2005-12-06 09:15:55 by Axel Axel
cinematic prod, which i usually don't like in demos (lack of innovative effects must be fixed with good storytelling and framescript) - unfortunately the story in this demo is a bit boring flyby and the design elements are a bit embarassing. but it's not bad.
added on the 2005-12-06 18:02:47 by deleted deleted
does this need more than ps3.0? looks & sounds great, but it's mostly white after "going to planet" part
added on the 2005-12-31 16:00:54 by astu astu
it's ok, it's alright

Yeah... I just played it again and... Ooops. Looks like I owe you an apology. (Though in my defense I did think it was intentional since you'd gotten everything else right... including, had I looked more carefully, Aldebaran.)

My laptop's got a GeForce Ti 4200 Go chip, apparently one of the last PS1.1 cards. It works, albeit very very slowly in the message processing part.
added on the 2006-01-22 23:13:26 by crusader crusader
Very nice and clean look but I was waiting for a second, more energetic part...
rulez added on the 2006-02-05 23:39:04 by beavis77 beavis77
That part with the probe entering that solar system, with the alien font and all, was really cool, and the whole demo built up nicely up until that point, but after that the whole thing went kind of flat and uninteresting. The music and the whole concept save this demo from utter ruination, though, so piggy.
added on the 2006-05-25 16:31:10 by jobe jobe
not awesome, but big respect for the work, and i like the greetings part with original "fonts/logo"
rulez added on the 2007-04-09 22:29:10 by sokoban sokoban
no specific effects in this demo but great work.
The final result is beautiful :)
rulez added on the 2007-05-28 21:44:18 by Pulsar Pulsar
really kewl demo, i like the gfx and the music very much.
rulez added on the 2007-08-26 19:01:02 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
rulez added on the 2008-05-05 23:39:02 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
Liked the concept and some of its design elements.. got boring towards the end though.
Greets to Yero!
added on the 2008-05-06 00:00:30 by Alpha C Alpha C
Rules mucho :)
rulez added on the 2008-05-16 16:11:20 by stage7 stage7
Late thumb.
rulez added on the 2008-05-16 16:15:20 by keops keops
And here is my thumb too!
rulez added on the 2008-09-20 01:01:47 by ham ham
simply put, this is a totally underrated piece of amazing demo.
rulez added on the 2009-02-17 23:31:19 by decipher decipher
good stuff, epic track. maybe scenes are bit too static.
rulez added on the 2009-02-18 06:23:51 by comankh comankh
created an interesting atmosphere.
rulez added on the 2009-03-08 15:26:28 by gentleman gentleman
rulez added on the 2010-03-23 21:39:36 by wullon wullon
I like it :)

And made a Youtube Capture for it:

rulez added on the 2011-10-23 19:09:38 by anni anni
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