the dark side of pluto by keyboarders & Outracks [web]
screenshot added by Duckers on 2006-02-28 16:22:16
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release date : february 2006
release party : digiLAB 2006
compo : combined demo/intro
ranked : 1st
invitation for : The Gathering 2006
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popularity : 67%
  • 0.56
alltime top: #1528
added on the 2006-02-28 16:22:14 by Duckers Duckers

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released now due to threats of violence and manrape otherwise. way too rushed, but we don't have time to work any more on it now :/
added on the 2006-02-28 16:24:17 by Duckers Duckers
runs in some weird viewport here (a rectangle at the bottom of the screen). i'm off to buy a newer gfx card ):
A little bit slowish on my 6600gt, and the sync wasn't really accurate, but overall a nice invit with cool music.
rulez added on the 2006-02-28 16:39:13 by zoom zoom
rulez added on the 2006-02-28 16:40:51 by NuKem NuKem
Good show.
rulez added on the 2006-02-28 16:55:54 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
loved the music!!! and the graphics is cool as well :)
rulez added on the 2006-02-28 16:58:20 by jaw jaw
great music.
however, very slow.
and doesn't work at some scene.
(gf6600gt and win2k.)
added on the 2006-02-28 17:08:44 by got got
Nice, but somehow bland. It really should have more punch to it.
rulez added on the 2006-02-28 17:10:00 by Preacher Preacher
ran in like below 1fps on my 6600gt.
but the music was ace and the still picutures i saw looked really nice.
added on the 2006-02-28 17:15:49 by bzz bzz
Fuck yeah ! (it doesn't run here on the 9600XT :-( ).

Hamaar here we come !
added on the 2006-02-28 17:17:57 by Navis Navis
runs smooth on my radeon9600.. so i don't understand why it is so slow on the 6600... It requires EXT_framebuffer_object, ps2.0 and vs2.0 though. Video will be up soon at [url]http://folk.ntnu.no/andelas/pluto.avi[/url}
added on the 2006-02-28 17:20:55 by Duckers Duckers
i have coded with FBO's on this computer so i know that they work.. and they are quite fast too.. so i don't think it's there where the problem is really.. or maybe it is? :S
added on the 2006-02-28 17:22:25 by bzz bzz
well it says here : an unsupported GL extension was required to perform this operation.

My system here is a 9600XT. I will try playing around with the .cg files...
added on the 2006-02-28 17:23:49 by Navis Navis
i attribute the lack of energy to being unfinished - otherwise this is cool.
rulez added on the 2006-02-28 17:24:15 by Gargaj Gargaj
too short but...
This is a Outracks Style !
Yep, nice visuals and very very good soundtrack.
Good work guys.
rulez added on the 2006-02-28 17:25:30 by wie8 wie8
I understood.
Perhaps, I need new nvidia driver.
I want to see again later...
added on the 2006-02-28 17:35:23 by got got
the asteroids go trance!

btw it runs kinda smoothly on my 6600GT.
rulez added on the 2006-02-28 17:39:21 by Zest Zest
Runs nice on radeon 9500. First scene was great looking.
rulez added on the 2006-02-28 18:00:47 by blueflame blueflame
Short but sweet - Just the way I like it ;)

navis: Runs perfectly here on 9600 XT, perhaps you need to update catalyst drivers?
rulez added on the 2006-02-28 18:05:04 by menace menace
i see the texts at the beginning, then i get music and a blank screen. (xp sp2, gf6800 go)
Quite stylish. Ran well on my 9800Pro, except for some minor gfx bugs.
rulez added on the 2006-02-28 18:24:50 by break break
I looked cool, but something keeps the fps down and I'm not sure why and the light-shader seemed to have some floating issues or something, but it was a bit cool as well.
Loved the music and synch and general design of the demo! :)
rulez added on the 2006-02-28 19:11:00 by vame vame
black screen (xp sp2, geforce 6800gt)
rulez added on the 2006-02-28 19:19:05 by aLpHa oNe aLpHa oNe
Holy Shit.. Track Rulez!! Love Spacedemos :)
rulez added on the 2006-02-28 19:25:30 by Sapphire Sapphire
a little disappointment for me... still cool
rulez added on the 2006-02-28 19:42:06 by zeebr zeebr
same as parapete and alpha (gf6800 go)
added on the 2006-02-28 19:46:42 by ttl ttl
runs fine here with a 6800 ultra (non sli) drivers 81.95
added on the 2006-02-28 19:55:26 by _-_-__ _-_-__
nice audio, rest is rather dull and uninspired.. so piggie
This calls for a final!
otherwise it runs fine on my 6600gt (xp sp2 and forceware 81.98)
rulez added on the 2006-02-28 20:03:05 by MooZ MooZ
runs fine on my Gf7800GTX after i updated my drivers :)
added on the 2006-02-28 20:04:29 by jaw jaw
yeah! probably the best invite i've seen in a while. made me want to go to gathering, so it certainly reached it's aim. well, for me, at least.
rulez added on the 2006-02-28 20:30:37 by kelsey kelsey
1fps here with gf6600, p4 3Ghz and 1Mb of ram....
added on the 2006-02-28 20:35:39 by Stv Stv
like it, love the music.

it ran slow in my 6800/A64-3200+/1GB)..
added on the 2006-02-28 20:37:15 by gloom gloom
CG ERROR : The profile is not supported
sucks added on the 2006-02-28 20:56:34 by Muerto Muerto
sucks added on the 2006-02-28 21:07:19 by Zplex Zplex
rulez added on the 2006-02-28 21:37:32 by titanstar titanstar
unpleasent due to tearing in a non cool way
added on the 2006-02-28 21:39:15 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
jerky slow x800 pro
added on the 2006-02-28 22:54:30 by psenough psenough
for all of you with speed problems and brand new gear, try updating your drivers. It should run smoothly on everything from radeon 9600 and up. Or you could watch the video: http://folk.ntnu.no/andelas/pluto.avi
added on the 2006-02-28 23:15:43 by Duckers Duckers
duckers: upgrading or downgrading?
added on the 2006-03-01 00:19:52 by psenough psenough
ok, i upgraded to most recent ones, still looks abit too slow for 1ghz machine with a x800 pro.. O_o

also, is the sound supposed to be noisefucked like that? i checked the .mp3 and it was not.. is it supposed to be hardcoded design or is something really fucking up the soundbuffer? O_o
added on the 2006-03-01 00:34:03 by psenough psenough
so so
added on the 2006-03-01 00:36:32 by mrdoob mrdoob
text is displayed at the beginning then I have an almost entirely black screen (effects can be seen in a thin rectangle at the bottom of the screen only)
added on the 2006-03-01 02:08:04 by keops keops
(GF 6600 GT - WinXP SP2)
added on the 2006-03-01 02:08:59 by keops keops
i watched the avi version.
rulez added on the 2006-03-01 02:21:07 by oldaccount oldaccount
It should run smoothly on everything from radeon 9600 and up.

...in which case it's probably cpu-limited
added on the 2006-03-01 02:30:25 by Gargaj Gargaj
( run pretty fine on geforce fx5700 td - athlon64 3200+, but first and last scene are near 5fps which is really strange )
rulez added on the 2006-03-01 05:50:51 by skarab skarab
x2 3800/ati1800
asteroid scene runs slow as hell... below 10 fps.
dunno why but i liked it.
rulez added on the 2006-03-01 08:40:21 by xeNusion xeNusion
Nice space music and asteroids! Camera movement feels a bit slow and limited compared to the rest of the action.
rulez added on the 2006-03-01 09:11:59 by svok svok
rulez added on the 2006-03-01 09:37:12 by Skate Skate
heh, don't know where your framefrate problems are coming from but this is quite smooth baby on ati mobility 9600. :) neato invitation, thumbs up.
rulez added on the 2006-03-01 10:52:28 by melw melw
got no visuals at all on a gf5200 but great music
added on the 2006-03-01 11:30:38 by itchie itchie
slow at my ati mobility 9600. i guess it's cpu-bound tho, there's no obvious reason for this being fillrate-bound (and i know how duckers and quisten tend to write effects ;)
added on the 2006-03-01 11:42:36 by kusma kusma
First of all, I dig the music.

Not the best Outracks(and Keyboarders) demo out there (kinda short with few effects), but impressive enough (cause of the music and some sync and cool presentation) and quite nice for a party invitation.

Keep up the great work!!! (many Outracks and Keyboarders demos are staying in my HD now, Norwegian scene seems to rule these days!)
rulez added on the 2006-03-01 13:50:27 by Optimus Optimus
uhmmmmmhm piggie
added on the 2006-03-01 15:37:18 by zomb zomb
its a slideshow with my gf6600 & w2k3 with latest drivers. i just assume its a bug.
added on the 2006-03-01 16:57:44 by red red
I've always been weak for this kind of music and look.. It takes me back to deesbab and that kind of prods.. Wish you had ploughed through some gridexpander tunnels instead of the massive hierarchy effect though. Still really nice stuff. Definetly rules!
rulez added on the 2006-03-01 17:37:08 by loaderror loaderror
I watched the demo.
great music and great effect!!
this is rulez.
rulez added on the 2006-03-01 18:14:13 by got got
this was great
rulez added on the 2006-03-01 19:00:23 by anesthetic anesthetic
only a black screen and the music plays on my machine... so impossible to watch the real one...

video was nice... asteroids rock! the breakz-music rocks! Nice Samples, nice atmo! :)
rulez added on the 2006-03-01 19:21:09 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
It bugs on my HW config (ati r9700pro) , couldn't see much after the introductional text. nice music, tho.
added on the 2006-03-01 21:14:32 by fenz fenz
Can't thumb up a prod that doesnt work? Sweet MP3 tho.
added on the 2006-03-01 21:16:27 by Knacker Knacker
Crashed directly... Does'nt work for me... Maybe a bug inside... Is it OpenGL 1.5 ?
added on the 2006-03-02 00:09:51 by .. ..
Great one.
rulez added on the 2006-03-02 01:46:00 by iks iks
ok nice one, watched the vid
rulez added on the 2006-03-02 01:52:16 by ttl ttl
rulez added on the 2006-03-02 08:24:24 by elkmoose elkmoose
"CG ERROR : The profile is not supported" so it's video for me.. all in all a bit plain, didn't really rock my boat.
added on the 2006-03-02 09:17:07 by el-bee el-bee
Appallingly slow on first and last scenes. I blame it on my gffx 5 series card. Otherwise, pretty good.

Oh, one bug tho.. i ran it 3 times, trying to get the speed better with driver settings - second time I only got audio from the right channel. Worked fine again next time.
rulez added on the 2006-03-02 13:46:48 by psonice psonice
I can only see a bit in the bottom part! And the music... looks good... that small bit. FIX IT! Mobility Radeon 9700!
added on the 2006-03-02 16:02:09 by xernobyl xernobyl
ah! a demo like thing... at last... nowadays this is a big word! :(

oh. and runs fine on fx5700td + P4D 2.4 ...
rulez added on the 2006-03-02 16:13:40 by AbcuG! AbcuG!
The stuff located at the right top in the screenshot while being the only "effect" running at full frame rate on my pc, looks superiorly ugly.
added on the 2006-03-02 16:56:49 by hitchhikr hitchhikr
I guess its ok for an invitation... but not too impressive anyway...
added on the 2006-03-02 18:16:03 by NeARAZ NeARAZ
intial and vertical scroller parts are very slow.
rest is running fine. good job on the suitable music. the gated HPF chords did it for me.
(6800GT@AboveUltra, P4 3.8Ghz, 1GB PC500, i875p)
rulez added on the 2006-03-02 18:50:18 by keith303 keith303
ok invitro
Runs smooth on Radeon 9700, AMD tbred-b @ 1.9GHz 512MB DDR400.
added on the 2006-03-02 21:28:25 by Kaustic Kaustic
Pretty cool.
rulez added on the 2006-03-02 21:43:39 by dairos dairos
The music sounds a bit cheap ( or maybe it was too short to grow on me ) but the visual are quite cool.

See you at the VikingShip Olympic Arena. o/
rulez added on the 2006-03-03 01:26:43 by p01 p01
didn't impress me much ... annoying trance music and repetetive 3d flybies ... not my cup of mustard.
added on the 2006-03-03 09:43:58 by monroe monroe
good release
well well.. this is not enought for a rulez from my part. I liked the party in the top right of the screenshot pretty well. but uhm... I guess I kinda feel this way due to the quality of other outracks-demos :) Have a nice party at TG :)
added on the 2006-03-03 15:04:31 by Proteque Proteque
cool stuff, a little slow here.. i guess that's my fault though ;)
rulez added on the 2006-03-03 18:51:55 by dila dila
Runs fine on my pc at work, which is more or less the same config as the one I have at home (6600 GT + XP SP2), I guess it was a driver version issue.

To be honest I expected much more from Outracks (that's what you get when you previously released ubercool stuff) and the part with the red/white tris looked quite bad.

Refreshing enough for a thumb up though :)
rulez added on the 2006-03-03 19:55:15 by keops keops
I experienced the same problems keops described above(gt 6600) ,so I watched the video.
Should update the drivers.
I have a fondness for space demos ,so the
nice visuals ,FX ,plus a powerful tune get my thump! =o)
rulez added on the 2006-03-04 01:52:45 by Skyrunner Skyrunner
Not bad as an invitation but as a demo it is totally boring and lacks effects. Music is not my cup of tea either.
added on the 2006-03-04 02:11:25 by StingRay StingRay
Soso demo.
added on the 2006-03-04 19:27:23 by AntDude AntDude
mhh...not impressive, sorry
added on the 2006-03-04 19:31:16 by ghandy ghandy
based on the video it is pretty cool
i especially like the soundtrack
rulez added on the 2006-03-04 20:07:00 by blala blala
Boring and technically and visually very poor. Sorry but this will get forgotten real easily.
sucks added on the 2006-03-05 14:11:58 by Shanethewolf Shanethewolf
Quite simple invit. I liked the soundtrack!
added on the 2006-03-05 20:00:06 by mSW mSW
Good, but not that good.
rulez added on the 2006-03-05 20:52:53 by xernobyl xernobyl
they are back!
rulez added on the 2006-03-06 00:08:22 by v3nom v3nom
Good music.. good design, great invite!
rulez added on the 2006-03-08 10:18:49 by vermillion vermillion
rulez added on the 2006-03-08 21:00:37 by titus^rab titus^rab
this goes nowhere. typical uninspired demoscene-fantasies. pure deadlock.
sucks added on the 2006-03-09 18:36:36 by a-move a-move
Didn't impress me...
nice invtro :) but runs terribly slow on a AMD 3400+, 1G and GeForce 6600 GT.
rulez added on the 2006-03-10 17:36:29 by twh twh
Ok for invitation intro
added on the 2006-03-10 17:53:00 by Manwe Manwe
rulez added on the 2006-03-14 22:11:39 by response response
watched the AVI.
nice music.
cool invite.
rulez added on the 2006-03-15 18:48:23 by BarZoule BarZoule
feels empty and unfinished.

relatively nice soundtrack, rest was rather indifferent. piggie.
added on the 2006-03-15 19:59:09 by ryg ryg
The music rocked, and the graphics was kind of neat. But sooo slow even on my system (AMD X2 4200+, 7800GT, 1GB)
rulez added on the 2006-03-17 10:49:02 by pikzel pikzel
Really not my taste. Blockbuster by Outracks is the opposite of this one.
sucks added on the 2006-03-23 16:36:10 by Cj Cj
The music set my hopes high. But the rest fell short. On a GF6600GT, it needed latest drivers and it ran slow whereever there was text on the screen.
added on the 2006-03-27 20:26:36 by moT moT
sometimes a bit empty, but good and simple!
rulez added on the 2006-03-28 20:51:05 by reality3D reality3D
Quite nice invitation! The soundtrack is great. It's a little short, even though it's an invite - and thus could've had more parts, judging on the size factor too. Keep it up!
rulez added on the 2006-03-30 07:56:20 by d3pth d3pth

2.is the full version of the music is available anywhere ????????
rulez added on the 2006-07-17 08:14:21 by pasy pasy
Maybe something not so special, but deserves thumb up.
rulez added on the 2006-10-29 14:46:12 by Lazarus Lazarus
a little bit too short but it has a very good soundrack :)
rulez added on the 2006-11-01 21:58:09 by src src
jsyk the music grew on me. It's still is a bit cheap but it's catchy and very efficient.
added on the 2006-11-01 22:46:01 by p01 p01
Guess I cant thumb it down since its probably a piece of good work. But TG sucks, we all know it. Also the demo was kinda boring, nice looking but it did nothing for me. I guess TG payed you to do this prod :D
rulez added on the 2006-11-26 18:22:16 by tFt tFt
tft: no, but we did get a big fat compo-prize ;)
added on the 2006-12-04 21:21:40 by quisten quisten
liked it.
rulez added on the 2007-04-12 02:39:28 by René Madenmann René Madenmann
Too short, sadly, but nice track. Pigsy!
Yes for the sync & music.
rulez added on the 2007-11-25 11:19:32 by deepr deepr
Music rocks!
rulez added on the 2008-01-05 01:27:27 by #535 #535
Great, I loved especially the presentation with meteors and the effects on text and voice, so Alienish <3
rulez added on the 2008-01-05 05:54:32 by Buckethead Buckethead
added on the 2008-02-03 07:54:58 by blackpawn blackpawn
added on the 2009-04-28 23:33:16 by zefyros zefyros
stiff nipples
rulez added on the 2010-01-25 23:52:09 by SiR SiR
Fratzengeballerdemo! Gute Sache, das.
rulez added on the 2010-01-26 00:22:17 by raer raer
some really nice things
rulez added on the 2010-03-27 22:06:23 by wullon wullon
SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET 604 soundtrack... And great invite.
rulez added on the 2010-05-18 21:32:32 by cxnull cxnull
rulez added on the 2010-05-18 21:46:04 by magic magic
good little demo, the music is nice :)
rulez added on the 2011-09-15 13:25:28 by rez rez
Doesn't work on ATI 7950, goes fullscreen - music starts - and that's it. Toooooo bad :\
added on the 2013-11-01 17:11:06 by mog mog

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