The Lyra 2 by Ethanol Soft Inc
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release date : june 1991
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added on the 2001-05-12 01:31:17 by raver raver

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this demo was a kick for a lot of people to start making demos. dancing girl, converted from c64, was a smash hit to compare every new animation on speccy for a long time, though for me it is not really the most impressive part, i think the swinging bottle in the lake is much more atmospheric. all in all the best effects there are animations in fact but who cares, alltogether it's an amazing piece. and an instant classic on speccy for sure!
added on the 2001-05-14 00:19:00 by raver raver

oi oi where are you people come and praise the masterpiece!

rulez added on the 2002-07-17 03:49:53 by raver raver
Yeah, the swinging bottle rules... and the music in that part, awesome!!
rulez added on the 2002-07-17 09:25:40 by britelite britelite
yeah, the music in swinging bottle part roxx..
and the dancing girl rulez too
rulez added on the 2002-07-17 16:05:35 by lai lai
It's very cool for it's time..
rulez added on the 2003-05-07 15:21:38 by Optimus Optimus
rulez added on the 2003-06-07 18:37:55 by JuvenileShithead JuvenileShithead
in fact, every part (maybe except last one) came with something really new. and not really THAT much of animations - isn't vector scroll around the bottle enough? what about the sinus balls? take a look on the colouring the scroll in sample part, rounded attr scrolly in second part? well, Poland was the demo kingdom, this can't be ever changed.
rulez added on the 2005-03-02 15:54:53 by evills evills
vertical scroll
circle vector scroll part
dancing girl
bounce letters
rulez added on the 2007-02-27 12:49:20 by BITS BITS
spent endless hours with the bottle part and a digital part. love it!
rulez added on the 2008-05-25 05:19:30 by elfh elfh
rulez added on the 2008-08-19 07:35:24 by kyv kyv
superb classic!
rulez added on the 2009-03-30 13:14:10 by psndcj//tbk psndcj//tbk
year 1992, that was first demo i've ever seen.

is the main coup de ceur comes from this thread?
rulez added on the 2009-03-30 15:51:27 by diver diver
First demo I ever saw. I was spend ages reading the scrollers!
rulez added on the 2009-03-30 20:50:58 by flibblesan flibblesan
One of the best Polish demos and one of the best classic stuff for ZX Spectrum 48K and AY interface.
By the way, the title should be "The Lyra 2" because the name is a joke. In slang we call "delirium tremens" state as "delira". :)
rulez added on the 2009-03-31 22:10:39 by YERZMYEY/H-PRG YERZMYEY/H-PRG
It was so good, they made a remake on the Sam! :)
rulez added on the 2009-03-31 22:36:42 by Exin Exin
What a lovely megademo. Amazing part on the screeny.
I loved the girl part too (and the great tune) I'd run it a lot on the Amiga back, I 'll check the C64 too now. Long time i didn't watch Hollywood poker pro intro, so sweet http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1tCKJG6x2o
rulez added on the 2009-04-01 18:04:24 by Buckethead Buckethead
Well that just pissed on my cornflakes :(

I thought the dancing girl part was original :(
Oh, don't worry too much, Carbon. I had similar thoughts years ago but finally - these were such times simply. The same effect is in some C64 demo, maybe one in Atari XL if I recall.
Converting effects from other platforms was popular back in the days.
Maybe even now it is, but contemporary effects are not so... recognizable. :)
added on the 2009-04-02 10:37:43 by johny johny
fat shit
rulez added on the 2009-04-02 12:20:18 by havoc havoc
nostalgy )))
rulez added on the 2009-04-02 14:04:02 by zeebr zeebr
Video please?
added on the 2009-04-04 11:26:55 by AntDude AntDude
hmm... I can't see very much about this one...
I use Spectaculator and I see only the 1st part of the demo... Someone can tell me how to see the next parts?
added on the 2009-04-06 13:09:52 by SoDa7 SoDa7
Favourite demo my childhood
rulez added on the 2009-04-06 21:36:31 by aGGreSSor^tPA aGGreSSor^tPA
SoDa7: should go with 'space' (short pressed).
Use configs like 48K+AY or 128. Supposedly doesn't work on +2A/+3 (freezes on the 'bottle' part).
And OF COURSE use "usr0" mode.
added on the 2009-04-07 15:01:21 by johny johny
Didn't know about the name :) Hehehe! We always wondered why the hell is it named Lyra, because lyra an old Greek musical instrument :) And we knew 'Bratislavska Lyra' as a singers' TV competition in former Czechoslovakia. Classic demo anyway. The scrollers rule. Music, effects. Very classic. And it is for 48K.
rulez added on the 2009-04-09 18:05:21 by aki aki
Legendary ZX experience. unforgettable scenes with madonna (?), bottle and digitized music with scroll. Outstanding megademo.
rulez added on the 2009-04-13 00:20:13 by Trauma Zero Trauma Zero
rulez added on the 2009-04-13 00:37:14 by Darkman007/quite Darkman007/quite
oh... nice demo.... first view it in 1992 year from tape... yeeeeeeeerrr!!!! =))))
rulez added on the 2009-04-13 15:54:14 by Silent Silent
Well this is impressive as HELL.
"oh... nice demo.... first view it in 1992 year from tape... yeeeeeeeerrr!!!! =)))) "

1994 !! :) yeeeeaa f*cks GREAT !
First big speccy demo I ever watched =) Awesome =)
rulez added on the 2009-05-26 18:28:51 by FishGuy876 FishGuy876
y'all are bunch of fucking homos for not thumbing this one up yet

(with all due respect to homos, btw ;))
added on the 2009-06-10 01:04:37 by havoc havoc
rulez added on the 2009-06-12 13:17:32 by PENETRATOR PENETRATOR
it was my first demo on zx %))
rulez added on the 2009-06-17 19:58:12 by Amilt0n Amilt0n
rulez added on the 2009-06-21 18:24:28 by v3nom v3nom
great ever!
rulez added on the 2009-10-03 15:28:29 by phm/syndrome(zx) phm/syndrome(zx)
rulez added on the 2011-12-02 22:27:53 by rez rez
Together with Shock, one of the greatest early Spectrum demos.
rulez added on the 2012-09-29 03:51:58 by RCL RCL
Everything that they said. Rulez!
rulez added on the 2015-01-17 07:45:10 by TK90X Fan TK90X Fan
for the circle vector scroller part.
rulez added on the 2015-02-18 22:37:17 by bonefish bonefish
That diver said. First demo i've ever seen.
rulez added on the 2015-05-03 11:39:37 by breeze breeze
From speccy.info and these threads, I know what most of the music for this is and I have put together a playlist of the original tracks.

I need a little help finishing this, though!

Does anyone know what the music for the first two parts is? Is the second part (before the bit with the bottle) an original composition? Is the first part simply inspired by Star Wars, or Meco Star Wars, or some other Star Wars inspired disco song?
added on the 2015-11-21 20:01:42 by zub zub
Oh sorry, wrong link, here is the playlist.
added on the 2015-11-21 20:02:37 by zub zub
classic girl!
rulez added on the 2016-08-31 00:27:21 by SerzhSoft SerzhSoft
Pretty oldschool!
rulez added on the 2020-08-07 22:09:59 by spkr spkr
And then it breaks. What kind of emulator you use to play the Lyra 2? I am lucky, I managed to run first scroller and two first scenes, and then I got basic error. :(
added on the 2023-01-21 21:27:47 by nikhotmsk nikhotmsk
golden classixs c2h5oh powered
rulez added on the 2023-03-25 12:43:19 by ded^RMDA ded^RMDA

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