73 Million Seconds by Pulse [web]
platform :
type :
release date : august 1998
release party : Gravity 1998
compo : pc demo
ranked : 4th
  • 113
  • 7
  • 1
popularity : 71%
  • 0.93
  • 3
alltime top: #512
added on the 2000-08-22 19:22:37 by robotriot robotriot

popularity helper

increase the popularity of this prod by spreading this URL:

or via: facebook twitter pinterest tumblr


Nice glow-layer effects, and a cool 3dobjects look
added on the 2000-08-23 06:20:37 by reality3D reality3D
The whole thing made me feel like I was locked in a metal box in a factory downtown...creepy, noisy, yet very organic. Without a doubt one of the coolest ambient demos.
added on the 2000-12-08 15:17:49 by Shifter Shifter
Combines conceptual objects and wonderfull graphics on a sweet music. great work.
added on the 2000-12-15 19:11:48 by FirEdge FirEdge
One of the best DOS-Demos ever. Effects, graphics and the ambient music are great and fit perfectly together. This demo is simply a must-have.
added on the 2000-12-16 17:47:43 by heman heman
Is this the Sunflowerish style as they call it?

I think that the first time I had seen this demo I forgot it, but then I heard about this demo very much and wanted to see it again..

The next time I started to like it a little..

Usually I don't understand that much Abstract Stylish Demotrends (Either Wireframe, or Sunflowerish, or other..)
Perhaps I have to see that again and again. Perhaps oneday I will like these very much :)

Sometimes I start to like "sucking demotrends" a little..

Who knows..
added on the 2001-02-20 10:43:59 by Optimus Optimus
Q. "Does a something like an ambient demo exist?"
A. "Go and download 73ms."
added on the 2001-04-04 03:41:09 by crs crs
A really nice demo. Good work.
rulez added on the 2001-07-23 12:55:14 by jb jb
Creepy ambient music, lots of good gfx and original effects. The design is very good as well, the music helps it alot.
rulez added on the 2001-10-06 16:57:43 by moT moT
Perhaps my favourite Pulse demo. Absolutely amazing atmosphere, sound and vision merges together so well that you might forget it's "just" a demo.
rulez added on the 2002-01-14 16:37:01 by melw melw
excellent atmosphere indeed, (music+gfx go very well together) and those layers of clouds are playing tricks with your eyes..
rulez added on the 2002-01-15 00:26:01 by _-_-__ _-_-__
vote. =)

failed to mention this: back then I was seriously wondering where the transition between pixels was. It was so blurry that even for a 16-bit experinece it was resolution-free to me ;)
rulez added on the 2002-01-15 01:58:12 by Shifter Shifter
I love the pulse style. I think this demo showed the new style Sunflower was going to adopt. Really, really nice
rulez added on the 2002-01-19 04:13:22 by shash shash
Watch this demo and you'll know why demos are also an art form. Very impressing!
added on the 2002-01-29 04:18:55 by Crest Crest
rulez added on the 2002-02-06 19:51:14 by Spin Spin
That's a nice download link. But here's a nicer one.

added on the 2002-02-06 21:06:03 by phoenix phoenix
dark and mysterious
rulez added on the 2002-03-24 10:40:53 by bizken bizken
love it
rulez added on the 2002-03-26 23:14:23 by psenough psenough
Here are some video clips (SVCD and VCD quality). The demo won't be on the DemoDVD, but these were made as a favor to Unreal.

ftp://ftp.demodvd.org/pub/demodvd/examples/73million_svcd.mpg (74mb)
ftp://ftp.demodvd.org/pub/demodvd/examples/73million_vcd.mpg (43mb)

(and finally a deserved thumb)
rulez added on the 2002-06-27 14:34:13 by phoenix phoenix
awesome demo with awesome gfx by visualize
rulez added on the 2002-07-05 02:59:08 by a_lee_n a_lee_n
phoenix: is the server located somewhere ukraine on a unstable dialup? (i.e. it's slow as hell).
It's in the U.S., not Ukraine :). But yeah, there will be a mirror (in Norway, I believe) and we'll announce it once it's official. Bug Trixter if you'd like to speed things up a bit. We'll gladly take any FTP mirror offers! (see the Jun 26 news entry on www.demodvd.org)
added on the 2002-07-05 14:22:37 by phoenix phoenix
impressive mood indeed )-_O)
rulez added on the 2002-07-06 02:48:07 by Zafio Zafio
The music is not my style... But the visuals are so powerful that I enjoyed this demo anyway... Rather unique style, respect!
rulez added on the 2002-07-06 02:57:05 by Scali Scali
I watched this demo on Gravity'98 and although I voted for "Suita futura" as the first place, but now, if only I could repeat my voting, I would give it first place.
rulez added on the 2002-07-27 16:49:47 by argasek argasek
The link on the top of the page seems to be broken...
added on the 2002-07-27 16:51:16 by argasek argasek
rulez added on the 2002-11-04 09:56:06 by kimi kardashian kimi kardashian
the rocks.
rulez added on the 2002-11-06 12:34:34 by protectin'myhive protectin'myhive
rulez added on the 2002-11-15 00:38:24 by distance distance
rulez added on the 2002-12-02 06:26:37 by blz blz
rulez added on the 2003-01-20 08:39:43 by Dubmood Dubmood
One of the most remarkable dos demos.
rulez added on the 2003-03-11 16:34:54 by tomaes tomaes
Maximum respect.

The music is absolufanoamnebable !
rulez added on the 2003-07-09 15:48:52 by Led Led
Zajebwykurwiste !!! Rozpierdalacz :)
rulez added on the 2003-07-09 16:03:49 by _akira_ _akira_
Just awesome feeling.
rulez added on the 2003-07-26 12:52:49 by dairos dairos
A classic. Just love those layered 3d-effect things that look like water :)
rulez added on the 2003-07-26 13:35:45 by psonice psonice
I really don't like this demo at all, but the graphics and colours are really stunning and definitely deserve a vote.
rulez added on the 2003-07-26 17:58:39 by Wade Wade
_rules_! pulse are gods. definetly very high in my personal top10. this is style.
rulez added on the 2003-08-27 13:29:50 by jar/science jar/science
win32 port please!
rulez added on the 2003-08-27 14:28:37 by noname noname
a lost gem.

i'd love to see it again.
rulez added on the 2004-06-05 13:17:32 by florent florent
Simply one of the best demos ever
rulez added on the 2004-06-05 16:09:07 by ithaqua ithaqua
verhaeltnismaessig geil
rulez added on the 2004-10-18 23:00:51 by tomic tomic
I demand a video or a win32 port. Now.
rulez added on the 2004-10-18 23:50:28 by Preacher Preacher
never once got this demo to run on one of my computers. I saw it running on someone elses machine once, and it was nice, but dated by the time i saw it. it's ok.
added on the 2004-11-05 22:06:38 by witeshade witeshade
let's have a trip :)
br w 60 by coma is another masterpiece!
rulez added on the 2004-12-29 02:02:27 by leaderc leaderc
(or at least a video. Please?)
added on the 2005-01-11 23:56:52 by Preacher Preacher
yeah.. haujobbie ;)
rulez added on the 2005-01-12 00:12:58 by post malone post malone
rulez added on the 2005-01-12 05:22:26 by thorsten thorsten
Video or win32 port, please :)
added on the 2005-01-12 05:33:54 by shash shash
Yeah! We all want to see a Win32 port or video of this! Seriously, it's been a while since I've seen this and my machine is just too modern to run this. Please, someone grant our wish and we'll hug ya!
added on the 2005-01-23 23:34:16 by Visualice Visualice
my thumb ? where's my thumb damnit!!
rulez added on the 2005-01-23 23:45:29 by p01 p01
win32 port badly needed :)
rulez added on the 2005-01-24 12:17:35 by stonda stonda
Still stunning ...
rulez added on the 2005-02-09 16:28:27 by nufan nufan
rulez added on the 2005-04-06 06:56:43 by myco myco
ah.. a demo from the time when i still hated PC demos. i hated this one a lot ! =)
rulez added on the 2005-04-06 11:28:36 by earx earx
Worthy CDC indeed. And where IS MY PORT, DAMMIT?!
added on the 2005-04-06 13:20:08 by Preacher Preacher
Indeed. I need a win32 port!
rulez added on the 2005-04-06 13:22:36 by teel teel
my favourite pulse demo.

and that is saying a lot.
rulez added on the 2005-04-06 16:49:09 by ryg ryg
Really nice demo here! Gotta thumb it up! Especially the combination of graphics and musics at the greenish radial blur really hits the spot.
rulez added on the 2005-04-07 13:15:20 by d3pth d3pth
rulez added on the 2005-04-08 15:16:16 by mrdoob mrdoob
Ah. I remember this one. Great graphics.
rulez added on the 2005-04-10 19:26:30 by irvin irvin
rulez added on the 2005-04-11 00:06:48 by chavez chavez
Very good ambient demo... haven't seen it in a while, but I remeber I loved it.
rulez added on the 2005-04-14 14:09:51 by dixan dixan
mmmm.. i don't remember how many times i saw this in the past but it was quite a few.
rulez added on the 2005-04-17 16:00:28 by whizzter whizzter
good pc demo for this time
rulez added on the 2005-04-27 19:55:40 by RA RA
simply great!
rulezcdc added on the 2005-04-29 14:37:54 by valsary valsary
thats 844 days..
rulez added on the 2005-04-30 14:43:57 by loaderror loaderror
Really good demo!
rulez added on the 2005-05-06 12:36:39 by erpherman erpherman
Where's my thumb? oh, there it is. This is fucking excellent!
rulez added on the 2005-05-06 16:39:50 by abuze abuze
I want an SDL port of that, the effects were great!
Also the athmosphere was quite particular.
rulez added on the 2005-05-30 19:42:28 by bdk bdk
rulez added on the 2005-07-08 00:07:11 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
Demos like this make you realize that one thumb simply isn't enough!
rulez added on the 2005-09-03 22:27:31 by sparcus sparcus
This is my favorite demo ever... everything about it is absolutely superb. Chilling music and an unsettling, surreal atmosphere.

Very big thanks to all who helped get the new video uploaded.
rulez added on the 2005-09-03 23:57:24 by the_nihilist the_nihilist
Cool demo! remember its a dos demo from august 1998 !!!! Spox!
rulez added on the 2005-09-04 12:24:01 by magic magic
Thx for the video =D
added on the 2005-09-04 13:59:08 by bdk bdk
watching it, I can't help but feel that some of the bits would be ruined by a win32 port... also the green section rules.
nice effects but feels like unfinished or combined in as hurry from perfectly coded parts
rulez added on the 2005-09-04 15:37:52 by bonzaj bonzaj
I finally can watch this! Terrific mood, I miss the demos from that period, thanks for the video !
rulez added on the 2005-09-04 23:05:44 by zomb zomb
One of my all-time favourites also. Time ceases to exist.
rulez added on the 2005-09-30 18:57:35 by slux slux
"Me gsuta beber cerveza y las chicas tambein" Antony : toma tio, y a mi tambien, no te jode?

working on UnivBE on dosbox to review it again.
Visualice roxxs ever! lol
rulez added on the 2005-12-03 21:43:10 by JaK JaK
rulez added on the 2006-03-22 12:24:58 by wie8 wie8
rulez added on the 2006-07-17 19:32:52 by kurli kurli
Damn Fantastic.
rulez added on the 2006-11-05 06:33:35 by gentleman gentleman
Hmm, I forgot somehow to thumb up this one?
One of the best demos I've ever seen!...
rulez added on the 2006-11-19 12:42:35 by remageFrs remageFrs
great at it's time!
rulez added on the 2006-11-19 13:14:45 by oldaccount oldaccount
charming darkwave 98ish
rulez added on the 2006-11-19 13:19:30 by hashdash hashdash
Really great. Solid pulse stuff
rulez added on the 2007-07-02 00:04:50 by raer raer
fukkin' ace!!!!
rulez added on the 2007-07-24 15:39:36 by ekoli ekoli
rulez added on the 2007-10-07 17:16:29 by texel texel
A beauty
rulez added on the 2007-10-07 17:47:25 by Jailbird Jailbird
I watched it again and it has very good effects for my Pentium. You know, it's the things you see when you got used to simple screens, where you can't see the effects but they are still there. I mean,. about my comment back then in the times. Ok,. maybe it's ambient, it's slow, it's not catchy, but the code and looks are great!
rulez added on the 2007-10-25 20:20:33 by Optimus Optimus
visuals are cool but the music is in my very subjective opinion the best ambient tune i've ever heard.
rulez added on the 2007-10-25 20:55:07 by crs crs
Great visuals.
rulez added on the 2008-01-27 18:32:13 by zefyros zefyros
awesome visuals
rulez added on the 2008-11-09 05:15:54 by e64 e64
I approve of this demo.
rulez added on the 2008-11-09 16:47:07 by mic mic
rulez added on the 2008-11-09 17:07:21 by stijn stijn
Holy damn
rulez added on the 2008-11-09 17:20:39 by zeroshift zeroshift
sucks added on the 2008-11-09 17:32:37 by the_aharonid the_aharonid
this one has a unique mood and style!
rulez added on the 2009-02-23 11:39:02 by v3nom v3nom
very atmospheric.
rulez added on the 2009-02-23 11:45:47 by auld auld
rulez added on the 2009-02-25 03:11:25 by T$ T$
rulez added on the 2009-03-31 08:43:56 by toxie toxie
rulez added on the 2009-05-29 01:22:50 by 4mat 4mat
One of the best DOS-Demos ever. Effects, graphics and the ambient music are great and fit perfectly together. This demo is simply a must-have.
rulez added on the 2010-01-10 11:00:45 by Ger Ger
AWESOME effects!
rulez added on the 2010-01-10 12:25:52 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
rulez added on the 2010-04-20 17:12:23 by provod provod
Fabulous demo!
rulez added on the 2010-08-16 13:21:27 by rez rez
rulezcdc added on the 2011-05-12 17:09:02 by hitchhikr hitchhikr
rulez added on the 2011-11-21 14:40:17 by Frequent Frequent
rulez added on the 2011-11-30 09:00:22 by Gʀɪʍʍy Gʀɪʍʍy
Great. Reminds me a lot of visualize's later work, I wonder how much he had his hands in designing this. Codewise impressive as well, and the ambient soundtrack works. I would have preferred more "flow" though .. whatever that means. :D
rulez added on the 2013-03-19 01:38:22 by ccr ccr
rulez added on the 2013-03-19 07:12:09 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
Fucking love it, one of the earlier examples of ambient demos. Great effects and sense of aesthetics like usual from pulse.
rulez added on the 2013-03-28 23:12:50 by noby noby
nice and calm demo
Nice effects and DAT GRAFIX by Visualice but ambient is not a my cup of tea, but who cares? =)
rulez added on the 2015-09-29 13:16:05 by wbcbz7 wbcbz7
Very interesting effects with a harrowing but still serene soundtrack.
rulez added on the 2016-02-28 15:54:12 by cce cce
true classic!
rulez added on the 2018-08-31 14:52:48 by Murphy Murphy
First I thought, "eh, this has 'Visualice' written all over it, surely can't be that different from the other thirty I have seen"... and then it went and did something completely unexpected, and that was fucking cool.
rulez added on the 2018-08-31 15:57:21 by moozooh moozooh
2.3 years?
rulez added on the 2018-08-31 16:09:31 by rloaderro rloaderro
ambient visuals, very nice!
rulez added on the 2018-09-01 10:17:24 by Asato Asato
rulez added on the 2018-09-26 18:32:29 by hollowone hollowone
rad as hell
rulez added on the 2019-02-06 14:34:02 by ferris ferris
Still very much worth watching
added on the 2019-05-08 21:17:15 by _-_-__ _-_-__
Extremely addictive, the sound, the colours, sharp and smooth transitions. Could be looped
rulez added on the 2019-07-14 17:40:42 by vdr vdr
rulez added on the 2020-01-01 12:54:22 by tjahzi(aka Jimi) tjahzi(aka Jimi)
pretty awesome
rulez added on the 2020-07-05 22:45:59 by wrighter wrighter
For some reason I never voted for this, but this is clearly absolutely fantastic.
rulez added on the 2020-07-14 16:23:34 by sagacity sagacity
Polish demoscene rocks!
rulez added on the 2020-12-17 13:01:52 by venex venex
rulez added on the 2021-04-13 22:12:49 by seism seism
rulez added on the 2022-09-29 23:10:06 by Rork Rork
Really nice ambient MS-DOS demo
rulez added on the 2023-05-13 13:39:00 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
Nice example of a late 90's demo
rulez added on the 2024-05-07 14:42:49 by bitl bitl
very nice
rulez added on the 2024-05-12 12:58:17 by usual usual

submit changes

if this prod is a fake, some info is false or the download link is broken,

do not post about it in the comments, it will get lost.

instead, click here !

[previous edits]

add a comment