Dead Ringer by Fairlight [web]
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release date : august 2006
release party : Assembly 2006
compo : combined 64k
ranked : 1st
  • 263
  • 15
  • 5
popularity : 79%
  • 0.91
alltime top: #65
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Best 64k i've ever seen!
rulez added on the 2006-08-05 23:52:34 by trisch trisch
total ownage. if this doesn't win, there is something wrong with the voters at assembly.
rulez added on the 2006-08-05 23:56:18 by gloom gloom
holy shit smash.
rulez added on the 2006-08-06 00:05:32 by bzz bzz
rulez, even though I'm not a huge fan of all that "funky stylee"-thang
rulez added on the 2006-08-06 00:06:36 by bhead bhead
rulez added on the 2006-08-06 00:11:00 by UKKO UKKO
lol - Smash makes teh best cuppa-chow on the scene. this was awsome matey!!
rulez added on the 2006-08-06 00:11:26 by button button
lots of work on it, some great stuff, very well technically.. but.. that city & the corridor.. what?! the music doesn't fit the visuals either.. but hey.. it does have that wowfactor that we all go after.
rulez added on the 2006-08-06 00:14:17 by mrdoob mrdoob
Rules! One of the few prods that have that ever so elusive initial WOW-factor!
Technically brilliant aswell as stylish (those grafitti-logos extruding out looks sooo cool!).
I expect nothing but first place for this.
rulez added on the 2006-08-06 00:16:31 by Sdw Sdw
amazing, I totally love the intro scene. sometimes it's a bit boring (middle part) but hell, those graphics rock. respect and all available thumbs up. :)
rulez added on the 2006-08-06 00:16:32 by StingRay StingRay
rulez added on the 2006-08-06 00:24:45 by wie8 wie8
rulez added on the 2006-08-06 00:32:30 by chenmy! chenmy!
legends never die :)

Reed's music is already enough for the WOW factor!
rulez added on the 2006-08-06 00:44:06 by Zest Zest
excellent flava! ;) i love the random 70s feel
rulez added on the 2006-08-06 00:46:13 by blackpawn blackpawn
rulez added on the 2006-08-06 00:50:42 by rbz rbz
pageturner with afros and breakdancing!

Lovely stuff, not even the repetitive breakdancing could make the experience less exciting to watch.
rulez added on the 2006-08-06 01:00:07 by Shifter Shifter
whole lot of waiting for bunch of whitenessess
p3 1ghz, radeon x800pro
dear kings, how about doing 64k intros that common mortals can also watch without having to download videos :/
added on the 2006-08-06 01:17:49 by psenough psenough
Wow, it took about 10 mins of precalc to get a 1spf slideshow on my (aging) Radeon9500... time to wait for the avi, I guess.
added on the 2006-08-06 01:34:04 by sagacity sagacity
P3 1ghz.. thats like from 2000? What on earth do you expect?

About the prod: Okish, would be a thumb up normally. But it actually looks pretty horrible on my machine (2006, with decent gfx card). There are issue with pixelated mip maps and long breaks between scenes.
added on the 2006-08-06 01:39:07 by Stelthzje Stelthzje
Sorry, but it's not frustration to second ps. It's going hell crazy.
added on the 2006-08-06 01:42:21 by oxb oxb
Lets breakdance...
rulez added on the 2006-08-06 01:47:24 by Aasemoon Aasemoon
rulez added on the 2006-08-06 02:20:05 by slack slack
rulez added on the 2006-08-06 02:24:37 by got got
Superstylish! Great gfx/design!!! I don't know whether this or the Conspiracy intro deserves to win (I am more fan of the second, but this one is an amazing work).
rulez added on the 2006-08-06 03:06:25 by Optimus Optimus
rulez added on the 2006-08-06 03:45:19 by morten morten
some realy nice style elements, maybe a little bit too 'fairlight'.
rulez added on the 2006-08-06 04:14:51 by fiver fiver
woa. this is REALLY great. rocks hard.

(note: some people requested a video version, got one here:
i'll keep seeding for a few days, but with pretty low speed, don't have that much upstream - would be nice if some others could seed too :)
rulez added on the 2006-08-06 04:18:10 by ryg ryg
why don't you simply upload the video somewhere - for example on scene.org - instead of that torrent weirdness?

looking forward to see it.
added on the 2006-08-06 04:23:24 by dipswitch dipswitch
Absolutely beautiful!
rulez added on the 2006-08-06 04:27:48 by aMUSiC aMUSiC
The dancing guy made me say "what the fuck..." immediately. Super nice intro but maybe just not my style after all.
rulez added on the 2006-08-06 04:30:40 by dairos dairos
excellent demo, great style (but some parts remind me a little bit of a waschmittelwerbung)...

flt..class of its own..
rulez added on the 2006-08-06 04:42:50 by 4kum4 4kum4
Good show and:
Kill a Commy for Mommy
rulez added on the 2006-08-06 07:00:59 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
fuckin best ever!
rulez added on the 2006-08-06 07:41:10 by M:ET M:ET
ok, you may now also get the video here: http://acryd.untergrund.net/videos/fairlight-dead_ringer.avi
added on the 2006-08-06 08:41:13 by ryg ryg
yet another masterpiece.
rulez added on the 2006-08-06 09:44:22 by anesthetic anesthetic
very stylish in all aspects, char anim rocks
rulez added on the 2006-08-06 10:26:13 by viznut/pwp viznut/pwp
Fairlight - Almost as cool as seeing two horses fucking (tm)
rulez added on the 2006-08-06 10:37:01 by break break
reiluvalokerho hallitsee!
rulez added on the 2006-08-06 10:39:55 by uncle-x uncle-x
This certianly has th ex-factor or should I say the WOW-factor!

rulez added on the 2006-08-06 10:45:39 by magic magic
This certianly has the x-factor or should I say the WOW-factor!

added on the 2006-08-06 10:47:33 by magic magic
This certainly has the x-factor or should I say the WOW-factor!

added on the 2006-08-06 10:50:56 by magic magic
great stuff
rulez added on the 2006-08-06 10:57:42 by tempest tempest
whoa .. superb animations. Perfect intro.
rulez added on the 2006-08-06 11:42:42 by scg_ scg_
Amazing cityscape and breakdancer. Overall this one takes my vote for the winning intro. From a simple personal point of view, I watch intros for enjoyment and this one gives me the most :) Nice work!
rulez added on the 2006-08-06 11:54:26 by darkus darkus
Not bad for 64k.
rulez added on the 2006-08-06 11:54:45 by Cj Cj
super sweet & impressing!
rulez added on the 2006-08-06 13:15:06 by shadez shadez
Really cool but i liked conspiracy more. Anyway, there's no other option than to thumb it up instantly.
rulez added on the 2006-08-06 13:31:25 by Serpent Serpent
(Rulez because of what I saw on video)
For some reason it does not work on my machine. I tried the three exe, same consequence, it just loads, the progression bar moves up, and then when reaching 100% just get back to windows desktop. Any idea ?
(Athlon 2700+, 1gig, Geforce 6600 gt)
rulez added on the 2006-08-06 14:52:47 by Dbug Dbug
just WOW! 3d graffiti idea is very cool, and end credits - giant tags flying across city, is nice too, so thumbsup!
rulez added on the 2006-08-06 14:54:51 by Raynoa Raynoa
humm, too bad I thumbed up, if I had known before that this intro was not Windows 2000 compatible, I would have put a thumb down instead...
added on the 2006-08-06 15:08:01 by Dbug Dbug
Kewl. It's stylish on some aspects but I don't get fully into it despite an obvious amount of work.
The dancing guy is very cool, but the overall intro lacks this usual cool that made the best stylish thingies like Breakpoint 06 FLT intro.
The colors are a bit dark without much brightness and the music sounds itself like a kind of cheesy funk. It fits the whole atmosphere but it's "demo funk" again.

Overall, rules ;)
rulez added on the 2006-08-06 15:46:41 by oxb oxb
cool cool cool
the thumb should not be forgotten...
rulez added on the 2006-08-06 16:03:48 by neon_prannock neon_prannock
Magnificent work.
rulez added on the 2006-08-06 16:12:52 by hitchhikr hitchhikr
excellent! fairlight is a class of its own. the b-boy is great, so are the pieces by maktone. you should have let him do the tagging in the bp06 intro. :P

sad infofile. smash, don't give a fuck about what people seem to demand from you! your style is untouchable.

i would have prefered electro or b-boy funk over disco though.
rulez added on the 2006-08-06 16:17:51 by dipswitch dipswitch
Thx for the video, it's really time to change my graphic card..
Great everything
rulez added on the 2006-08-06 16:30:45 by Buckethead Buckethead
Lots of quality content + stylish. Totally ROCKS.
rulez added on the 2006-08-06 16:32:42 by Zplex Zplex
great 64K
another instant winner like the bp06 intro
it really rulez
rulez added on the 2006-08-06 16:34:42 by EviL EviL
hellya this totally rocks!
rulez added on the 2006-08-06 17:08:24 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
best intro so far imho...
rulez added on the 2006-08-06 17:45:41 by post malone post malone
GREAT style, this totally rocks. The message in the nfo sucks indeed, I want more!

Btw, some pouet admin please change the video download link to
ftp://ftp.untergrund.net/users/acryd/videos/fairlight-dead_ringer.avi so the traffic spread to the mirrors (which is not the case with the http link)
rulez added on the 2006-08-06 18:31:21 by scamp scamp
Link changed.

Good intro, but not the second coming of 64ks. :)
rulez added on the 2006-08-06 18:37:16 by tomaes tomaes
kick ass! shame it's swapping so much on my laptop...
rulez added on the 2006-08-06 18:37:42 by parcelshit parcelshit
0wnz0r3d the 64ks.
I'm seeding ryg's video for a few days, I have some up/downstream to give to something this f*n cool.
Kickass work!

Some textures scream "I'm bilinear and point filtered" in your face though :)
rulez added on the 2006-08-06 19:44:40 by NeARAZ NeARAZ
fresh and cool! i love the "2d goes 3d"-effects
rulez added on the 2006-08-06 20:22:02 by Duckers Duckers
it's time for the new direction
rulez added on the 2006-08-06 20:29:58 by ton ton
finally seen the video. nice graffs
rulez added on the 2006-08-06 21:05:01 by psenough psenough
this is the shit... somebody turn on the respirators...
rulez added on the 2006-08-06 22:10:03 by FooLman FooLman
I guess I belong to the group of people mentioned in the infofile, but I still somehow like it anyway.
rulez added on the 2006-08-06 23:09:30 by Preacher Preacher
Very nice indeed, even though I am not a big fan of graffity style...
rulez added on the 2006-08-06 23:21:31 by beavis77 beavis77
best production of the party IMO. Fuckin' ace stuff!
rulez added on the 2006-08-07 00:37:45 by kusma kusma
rulez added on the 2006-08-07 01:52:22 by Kravtsov Kravtsov
Completely not my style. Piggie because of the effort put into it.
added on the 2006-08-07 02:55:37 by KK KK
hell yes! :)
rulez added on the 2006-08-07 05:39:19 by red red
--- even i can like "no effect intros", when they make sense ;)

and this would never work on my machine either, but why the fuck should i care? the pc scene has always been like this
rulez added on the 2006-08-07 05:56:56 by leijaa leijaa
rocks hard! nu style
rulez added on the 2006-08-07 07:16:51 by zeebr zeebr
rulez added on the 2006-08-07 09:18:12 by Skate Skate
Lot of same effects that we have seen in previous flt intros, but now they are looking better. Lot of stuff and great design.
rulez added on the 2006-08-07 09:39:13 by blueflame blueflame
Wow, how funky it is! And how slow... But the dancer is great anyway.
rulez added on the 2006-08-07 09:50:35 by Manwe Manwe
fantastic! the breakdancer is awesome, the graffiti-style rocks. excellent music as usual. what are you guys planning next!?
rulez added on the 2006-08-07 10:00:58 by a-move a-move
i wasnt aware of any problems running this - should work on win2k, all ps2.0 cards with fp texture support (altho speed varies :) ).. so if you have a crash, drop me a line.
added on the 2006-08-07 10:16:38 by smash smash
I loved the dancer :)
awesome work smash other flters o/
rulez added on the 2006-08-07 10:34:27 by gr gr
"too funky for me"
added on the 2006-08-07 11:50:34 by diver diver
great, but

1) so heavy for cpu\video
2) it's a torture for audio system to play sounds with freq < 40Hz, there is no sound at all at cheap speakers but high quality speakers with good amplifiers will struggle trying to play these freqs. (HP at 40-50Hz would be nice)

rulez added on the 2006-08-07 11:59:24 by _xiod_ _xiod_
AT LAST ! Brilliant style in 64k, brilliant coding - everything is above 100%
rulez added on the 2006-08-07 12:23:51 by pasy pasy
fuuha, disco style
added on the 2006-08-07 14:23:06 by habr100 habr100
Ahhh, that overview of the city alone should be enough to win ... :)
Is that breakdance motion captured?
rulez added on the 2006-08-07 14:56:56 by Steel Steel
Kick Ass prod
rulez added on the 2006-08-07 15:07:41 by p01 p01
Style! Congrats!
Very good 64k (excellent music for the size, solid code and cool design), despite the reuse of elements from the previous intros ;)

Just one thing: don't do shadows if you can't make them look good. Some looked really bad here, especially during the credits part :)

I'm glad some people can make something different from the usual (crappy) eurotrance-64k-intros.
rulez added on the 2006-08-07 15:12:16 by keops keops
Very impressive, and an almost impossible buttload of stuff in it. This is worth a thumbs up alone... BUT.

- Please choose more subtle rendering errors next time, the glaring z fighting in the city scene and the blocky shadows (even on nvidia) aren't really necessary
- Somewhere deep in my heart, there's still hope that Reed will be able to pull off composing a second song in his life. Would be nice.
- While we're at it: Honestly, why didn't you call the intro "re-re-re-cycle?" Apart from the total code reuse mania you started in Death and Taxes (even if I as FR member should really shut up about this ;) the whole style of your intros/demos didn't really vary.
- Yeah, and that, uh, "message"... you know, your so-called "new direktion" and all the fake ghetto style isn't too fresh anymore either. Please. Come on. Fucking up people's RGB is so 2000.

Still: great intro.
rulez added on the 2006-08-07 16:43:34 by kb_ kb_
The Z fighting is ugly. Other than that, it owns.
rulez added on the 2006-08-07 18:27:48 by imbusy imbusy
kb: "total code reuse"? pot kettle. :)
there's actually quite a lot of new code in here (all the ik anim code, the city generator, the growing graf), but maybe it's so totally masked under the wannabe ghetto bullshit that you cant see it. :)

seriously tho - if you think all our demos and intros look the same .. ouch. maybe your thinking is along the lines of "no particles, no scene poetry, no envmapping, hardly any glow, no dubious trance/ebm music.. all looks+sounds the same". in which case, im proud that it all looks and sounds the same, and i'll continue doing that for years to come. :) although not for 64k, this was the last fake ghetto style recycled crap with the same old tune you'll have to put up with from us.

valid point about the shadows though - the shadowmap simply isnt big enough for the scene. but hey, it's slow enough already i think. :)
added on the 2006-08-07 18:44:13 by smash smash
"MAKE YOUR MARK ON SOCIETY, NOT IN SOCIETY" plz dont stop this style ;)
rulez added on the 2006-08-07 18:48:32 by uns3en_ uns3en_
Fairlight has what others don't: 64k music that _sounds_ good. And this one's got some style too.
rulez added on the 2006-08-07 18:55:39 by teel teel
Oh trust me, the prod in question fulfilled my demand for scene poetry more than I ever allowed myself to expect :)

Apart from that take a deep breath, read again what I've written, and don't feel so freaking offended. And do some research before you put me into the particles-glow-trance corner, thanks ;)
added on the 2006-08-07 19:06:59 by kb_ kb_
Ohuet'!!! Dajte dve!!!
rulez added on the 2006-08-07 20:33:01 by alfsoft alfsoft
Well i'm not really a fan of this graffiti-hiphop-in-your-face-nigga style, but this was quite a smash ;)

The head model, the dancing and the extruding star at the end were all wow. And the music too, as usual :)

I didn't really like the cityscape though, those textures are ugly and the windows are waaay too big.

I do have pixelated mipmaps here and there as well, and the whole thing feels a bit sluggish on my machine (amd3200+, 1gig, 6600gt).
rulez added on the 2006-08-07 21:29:17 by zoom zoom
Great performance
rulez added on the 2006-08-07 22:24:52 by Marq Marq
rulez added on the 2006-08-08 00:30:34 by gencha gencha
sorry, i don't like it:
the music is great for sure, but apart from the dancing dude, there's not much of interest:
the intro-part looks cheap and those bouncing logos and star-stripes, again, just feel so wannabe-style, making the whole production seem rushed.
too bad...
added on the 2006-08-08 09:19:07 by hfr hfr
rulez added on the 2006-08-08 09:21:54 by MGzzY MGzzY
Sweet stuff
rulez added on the 2006-08-08 09:34:40 by okkie okkie
Love it. But I get a lot of random black and white pixels all over the screen when running it. Is this a bug or is my graphics card fried?

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rulez added on the 2006-08-08 11:12:15 by a_lee_n a_lee_n
aleen: wipe your screen ;)

seriously.. never seen this before. anyone else get that?
added on the 2006-08-08 11:16:29 by smash smash
This prod rulez!!!
rulez added on the 2006-08-08 11:28:24 by Premium Premium
Absolutely astonishing. I was busy drinking and talking when this came on, watching with half an eye. When the breakdancer came on the screen I was like "holy shit, this must be the Fairlight intro!". Very cool stuff, better than their demo entry.
rulez added on the 2006-08-08 11:40:07 by Betong Betong
smash: I've ran the intro a few times just to see if it's random, and it doesn't appear to be.

It doesn't show up at all for the first two scenes (the city overview and the scrolling wall), the first time it shows up is when you're looking down the room (as pictured above). Then the pixels keep showing up for the next couple of scenes (the tunnel, the afro dude, and the breakdancing guy), only to disappear again during the city graffiti scenes. It's also gone during the credits scene.

My Graphics card is a Radeon 9800 PRO if that helps. Also here's another screen of the problem for good measure.

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added on the 2006-08-08 11:50:10 by a_lee_n a_lee_n
a_lee_n: any chance it could be overheating or something?
oyiseer has that card and tested it, and it was fine.. the kind of thing you'd expect to cause this is either NANs in the shader, or zbuffer issues on a multipass - neither of which should be happening here, and besides, youd expect to see it on more cards if it were the case.. mmm. interesting. :) does it happen on all the exe versions?
added on the 2006-08-08 12:08:52 by smash smash
Impressive work guys... cool design, great code and Xpektakular music as usual! Da synth is... blaeh, no words :)
rulez added on the 2006-08-08 12:18:21 by JosSs JosSs
Smash: I dunno, it's not a hot day.. and one would think I'd see it in more demos if it was overheating.

I just tried the other exe versions and it does indeed show up in all of them.
added on the 2006-08-08 12:29:49 by a_lee_n a_lee_n
Seriously.. this is some really nice shit! Oyisser, Smash and Reed ( with others ) are making some really amazing intros right now.. After each 64k I just wait for the next one. Keep 'em coming!!
rulez added on the 2006-08-08 12:31:26 by ekoli ekoli
smash: On windows 2000 it's just a clean exit after 'loading bar' has finished filling. No error message, no crash dialog box.
added on the 2006-08-08 12:57:33 by Dbug Dbug
fake ghetto styling!? eh... jesus. i'd rather watch this prod 10 times than most of the shit released recently on PC. if anyones in a style trap its not these guys... wicked prod.
rulez added on the 2006-08-08 13:23:47 by ne7 ne7
I'm getting similar problems, but the artifacts are even worse. This "HALLO!" shit keeps appearing. Graphics card is Dixons Cyberspaz PHAT+ w/13.8 MB VRAM and 193 shaders with gash support. Any suggestions? Got the latest bambi firmware.

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rulez added on the 2006-08-08 13:37:46 by MeteoriK MeteoriK
runs a bit slow on my machine, but a lot better than "meet the familly".
It's your best 64kb intro (read: it's the only I like :)
rulez added on the 2006-08-08 13:49:14 by xernobyl xernobyl
rulez added on the 2006-08-08 14:02:01 by Quarryman Quarryman
very great funky demo !!!
rulez added on the 2006-08-08 16:31:16 by RaHoW RaHoW
Whoa! Nelly! Pretty nice, but too much of the same music (as compared tot their other 64kb's. more of the same music)
rulez added on the 2006-08-08 19:17:12 by sjaak sjaak
Nice colors, some very nice scenes but some that I didn't really like (such as the city scene). The music wasn't exactly my cup of tea. The dancers looked very good, though I think they'd have looked even better without the shading.
added on the 2006-08-08 21:40:25 by DiamonDie DiamonDie
holy guacamoly!
rulez added on the 2006-08-08 22:03:29 by loaderror loaderror
good :)
rulez added on the 2006-08-08 22:05:42 by runa runa
nice, but req...
added on the 2006-08-08 22:29:45 by bitl bitl
I think this one rule for sure
but for the moment i can't enjoy it
lots of shadows problem
radeon 9700 1 Gb ram
the 800_4aa runs very well but shadows are strange fix it as soon as possible and you'll have a thumb UP :)
added on the 2006-08-08 22:49:10 by _wheely_ _wheely_
Thanks for the video guyz

just seen it and the intro is quite cool

Smash: it's not a shadow problem on my computer but a texture one
after watching the video i can say i've no texture at all !!
rulez added on the 2006-08-08 22:57:36 by _wheely_ _wheely_
technically cool but i felt nothing watching it compared to chaos theory
@smash: you will save the day...
rulez added on the 2006-08-09 02:46:12 by FOSTER FOSTER
rulez added on the 2006-08-09 03:58:31 by iks iks
rulez added on the 2006-08-09 04:14:54 by [ProToS] [ProToS]
fuckin nice
rulez added on the 2006-08-09 12:50:32 by minz minz
appearently none of the fairlight prods released at asm are working on my machine:
AthXP 2.6, rad 9800se latest catalyst + directx, 512mb ram, win2k

whatever.. i watched the video and have to say that this is some SERIOUS SH*T MOTHERF***ERS!! ;-)
rulez added on the 2006-08-09 15:20:58 by v3nom v3nom
not my cup of tea, but the quality of 3d scenes are very impressive for 64k.
The B-Boy is also great!
rulez added on the 2006-08-09 17:54:10 by pr0be pr0be
rulez added on the 2006-08-09 17:55:05 by jimmi jimmi
Rock solid, Reed RIP.
rulez added on the 2006-08-09 19:23:09 by lug00ber lug00ber
Not my cup of tea, but the concept is well achieved and the visuals are excellent.
rulez added on the 2006-08-09 19:42:54 by doh doh
Man, this amount of animations packed in 64k is insane...
Some scenes looks a bit strange, but the style & mood is excellent.

rulez added on the 2006-08-09 20:33:38 by remageFrs remageFrs
serious motherfucking shit indeed, props.
rulez added on the 2006-08-09 21:42:50 by radman1 radman1
added on the 2006-08-10 02:03:57 by Kauto Kauto
Vocode my ass! :)
rulez added on the 2006-08-10 02:06:38 by Blackspawn Blackspawn
does not work here ... returns to win after precalc bar ...
sucks added on the 2006-08-10 08:49:35 by Hexogen Hexogen
2hexogen it's shame to you to thumbdown this prod, check hw req. !
added on the 2006-08-10 11:56:24 by _xiod_ _xiod_
rulez added on the 2006-08-11 04:45:07 by sunnm sunnm
It's impressive how much stuff there's crammed in here, and still managing to be stylish (unlike some other cram-all-you-can-64ks). However, too much memory consumption means swapping, which ruined my watching experience. The graffitis are awesome.
rulez added on the 2006-08-11 15:43:40 by kurli kurli
perhaps I can enjoy it on my next computer. overrated from my point of view. :) (Namevoting?) so I need to help Hexogen.
sucks added on the 2006-08-11 16:52:54 by seppjo seppjo
flt rulez
rulez added on the 2006-08-11 16:53:24 by Rebell Rebell
impressive, though absolutely not my cup of tea...from my point of view it was quite overrated (twice as much votes then 2nd conspiracy?) for me it was 3rd place in 64k...just after conspiracy and kewlers...
...moreover I don't like the music, cause it imho resembles wayfinder's fr-025 ST a little(!) bit (and I hate that song really ;))
...still I was really impressed by the visuals and can't vote other then thumbs up, though I hope that demoscene won't move in this "graffiti-hiphop-in-your-face-nigga style" (to cite zoom) "direktion" :)
rulez added on the 2006-08-12 15:53:01 by besh besh
fiver2: "a bit"? :D
rulez added on the 2006-08-12 15:59:18 by Gargaj Gargaj
Not bad, but some scenes were slow on my GeForce 6800 card! :( I had to use 640x480 with no FSA.
added on the 2006-08-13 00:28:05 by AntDude AntDude
Not bad, but some scenes were slow on my GeForce 6800 card! :( I had to use 640x480 with no FSAA!
added on the 2006-08-13 00:28:36 by AntDude AntDude
Really enjoyed all the stuff :)
rulez added on the 2006-08-14 11:49:08 by shash shash
added on the 2006-08-15 10:37:03 by smash smash
Great stuff. I'm amazed that you managed to squeeze that motion capture of smash break dancing into the intro along with all the other stuff!
rulez added on the 2006-08-15 17:00:00 by psonice psonice
Great! Atmospheric! Winning material!
rulez added on the 2006-08-15 19:44:27 by jamcar jamcar
damn shit - this one really kicks!
rulez added on the 2006-08-15 20:20:55 by ck ck
solid stuff. b-boy movements were really realistic, and i liked the stylish graffiti-3d-thingies. some of the stuff felt a bit disconnected (the town scenes in particular) but overall i really enjoyed this. a bitchin' soundtrack as well, as usual :)
rulez added on the 2006-08-16 01:28:46 by griip griip
Funk !!!
rulez added on the 2006-08-16 08:12:35 by BackSpace BackSpace
very cool prod. but i think it should have been ranked second...
rulez added on the 2006-08-16 08:26:51 by decipher decipher
rulez added on the 2006-08-16 17:24:06 by hardi hardi
Great animations, amazing soundtrack and of course respect for being the best with a solid own style. I hope to see you in more 64k :(
rulez added on the 2006-08-17 22:04:38 by KILE KILE
You guys surely proved your point.
rulez added on the 2006-08-18 08:08:40 by el-bee el-bee
This one ROCKS!! simply GREAT !!! :-)
added on the 2006-08-18 19:48:04 by Zenda Zenda
rulez added on the 2006-08-19 11:16:04 by Hopper/SquoQuo Hopper/SquoQuo
stylish :)
rulez added on the 2006-08-19 16:26:42 by gg|rhg gg|rhg
Purely awesome (expecially the softsynth, as usual).
Of course no-way here with radeon 9700 (I can only see dull bunches of polygons)
rulez added on the 2006-08-19 19:25:14 by bdk bdk
a true killer.
3d graffiti look more than natural.
rulez added on the 2006-08-20 14:33:03 by apricot apricot
Really funny colors, cool music, fantastic ideas and design... a bit repetitive, rulez!
rulez added on the 2006-08-20 20:07:24 by humphr3y humphr3y
an amazing technical and creative achievement! so much stylee! brilliant work flt!
rulez added on the 2006-08-21 03:58:34 by enk enk
Some of the textures were quite bad (In my humble opinion), but the animation of the dancer was great, the 3d 2d logos were pretty, and so was the star-lines.
rulez added on the 2006-08-21 18:42:58 by Lord Graga Lord Graga
From a technical point of view this is simply impossible! It's so fucking great that it cannot be done! REALLY!
(but also sucks as hell on my "slow" machine and takes minutes for precalc!)
rulez added on the 2006-08-22 15:01:53 by toxie toxie
rulez added on the 2006-08-23 21:29:41 by src src
A very good one!
Just out of curiosity, why no linear mipmap interp on (some?) textures and no linear interp on shadows?
I found it, the latter in particular, a bit out of joint with the rest...
rulez added on the 2006-08-24 19:38:39 by pan pan
cool dance anim.
rulez added on the 2006-08-25 14:15:19 by aha aha
best 64k i've ever seen
rulez added on the 2006-08-25 14:26:13 by luis luis
That does it.
rulez added on the 2006-08-30 12:38:30 by vagus vagus
El Che on the dancefloor. Reed owns this cathegory entirely!
rulez added on the 2006-08-30 21:54:35 by Optima Optima
OMFG! One of the best demos I have ever seen and have seen alot of them in my days. Holy crap! Words are to small right now...
rulez added on the 2006-08-31 11:28:38 by Icon Icon
Deserves a thumb up only for the music.
rulez added on the 2006-08-31 11:49:49 by Blade^Absurd Blade^Absurd
rulez added on the 2006-09-03 05:49:52 by wb wb
for graffiti.
rulez added on the 2006-09-05 21:45:58 by kimi kardashian kimi kardashian
really impressive, hope you will be back some day..
rulez added on the 2006-09-05 22:44:36 by cp_ cp_
just fuckin' amazing in any possible way!
extrathumb for the
"graffiti-hiphop-in-your-face-nigga style" (to cite zoom) "direktion"
rulez added on the 2006-09-07 21:39:39 by madMixx madMixx
good, but not really interesting (for me)
rulez added on the 2006-09-17 20:24:05 by blala blala
Probably the best 64k ever. Shame it doesn't work on my machine.
rulez added on the 2006-09-23 13:59:52 by entity entity
indeed badass.. sad to hear that it might be your last >_<
rulez added on the 2006-09-23 20:48:16 by mind mind
fresh style, well done
rulez added on the 2006-10-01 14:42:26 by Dr_Jekyll Dr_Jekyll
Nice moves!
rulez added on the 2006-10-03 15:12:46 by Muerto Muerto
WOW!! Absolutely amazing intro. I can't believe this thing comes out of a 64K file. Amazing work. So happy that it runs fine on my comp too after a couple of friends had some issues with it.
rulez added on the 2006-10-12 00:04:34 by Vaipon Vaipon
wow, nice! i especially like the part when the dancer freezes and it zooms in. also maktone´s pieces and reed´s music. very nice! only the texts look a bit ugly, too strong perspective and is that impact?
rulez added on the 2006-10-15 10:56:00 by chavez chavez
cool shadows, great design & concept, cool music. very fairlight. it was a tough compo though, didn't pick it to win
rulez added on the 2006-10-20 13:47:17 by Gaia Gaia
One word: inconsistent. The cold, realistic part at the beginning simply doesn't fit the cartoon-styled gangsta. Technically it's well done, though.
added on the 2006-10-22 19:53:33 by Adok Adok
Adok: I also thought that on the beginning, but it's actually the main point of the intro 'Let's stop doing city/fly-by prods'.

added on the 2006-10-22 19:57:12 by mrdoob mrdoob
Anyway, "Chaos Theory" by Conspiracy is my favourite from that compo. It should have placed 1st and this intro 2nd. The other places (concerning the Windows prods - I don't use Linux at the moment) match my opinion.

Still, this one is not a bad intro.
added on the 2006-10-22 20:13:29 by Adok Adok
I like it.
rulez added on the 2006-10-23 11:53:40 by raer raer
CPU is very hot now.
rulez added on the 2006-10-29 04:37:30 by Pirx Pirx
Dudes...Good code, impressed by packing so many stuff into a smally 64k... but for the content I am sceptical here. Would not say "Probably the best 64k ever." being only impressed by a so-called "street style" which is soooo commercialised now. A dancing b-boy some graffiti pieces and not so very good tags... Do the street-style fellows could tell what was RSC, FAB5 and so on? What is a tee-up, dub, e2e, t2b, a panel or a wc? But well... Maybe it is not what counts here. Never the less, respect for the work, even if the graffiti pieces presented here I do not find too polished.
added on the 2006-11-07 15:06:55 by sim sim
sim: you better ask makt about that (who is a well-known "real life" graffiti artist). :)
added on the 2006-11-07 15:16:16 by smash smash
smash: Why not (not joking). Could be interesting to talk some thing over. Have not seen his real-life pieces tho (panels? walls?).
added on the 2006-11-07 15:26:03 by sim sim
sim: thats cos he doesnt use "maktone" as his graf name. :)
added on the 2006-11-07 15:35:15 by smash smash
smash: no doubt about that, man ;). I was rather talking about letters, or what we could call in other words - a style (which every artist represent). But it is not possible to remember all the writers around the world.
added on the 2006-11-07 15:52:54 by sim sim
please shut up. offtopic.
added on the 2006-11-07 23:33:11 by chavez chavez
holly shit!
rulez added on the 2006-11-21 00:19:15 by texel texel
rulez added on the 2006-12-27 18:28:55 by wix wix
the best 64k i have seen in a while.

and for the shadow whiners, it's the trademark fairlight shadow.
rulez added on the 2007-01-08 15:57:22 by praetor_alpha praetor_alpha
damn i love the tune...
rulez added on the 2007-02-23 21:05:46 by starbuck starbuck
sim this is not 12ozprophets... i dont know there is not many aerosol heroes around here i guess ;)
added on the 2007-02-23 21:14:39 by uns3en_ uns3en_
nice music
rulez added on the 2007-03-14 21:08:43 by mr_sebe mr_sebe
Simply brilliant.
rulez added on the 2007-03-19 17:56:30 by Mystra Mystra
added on the 2007-03-25 17:11:55 by puNky puNky
Very Very good!
rulez added on the 2007-04-02 22:59:22 by vame vame
Awesome! Too bad I can only watch the video version of this gem.
rulez added on the 2007-04-08 12:28:43 by DoctorRockit DoctorRockit
This is definately one of my top 3 favorite demos:

1. Heaven7 by Exceed
2. Dead Ringer by Fairlight <- ;)
3. Onwards by Traction

'nuff said.
rulez added on the 2007-04-10 19:44:09 by ferris ferris
couldn`t watch due to high requirements of the video.. :(
added on the 2007-04-25 08:06:25 by beton beton
rulez added on the 2007-04-26 19:33:10 by puNky puNky
Damn, a really demo-ish 64k, with pretty sweet music. I love that extrusion effect.
rulez added on the 2007-05-20 06:30:14 by Nezbie Nezbie
I Love it
rulez added on the 2007-07-05 12:25:49 by Marijn Marijn
Very, very impressive! Everythings comes together nicely: design, code, music, graphics. Especially love the credits floating above the city. And Nezbie is right - this looks like a demo of 8-12 MB. Kudos to everyone involved!
rulez added on the 2007-08-16 23:35:40 by Stebo Stebo
rulez added on the 2007-08-17 15:10:56 by jasuy jasuy
this is one of the best 64K ever!!
rulez added on the 2007-09-01 07:35:53 by skrip skrip
rulez added on the 2007-09-08 16:15:27 by substrate substrate
rulez added on the 2007-09-15 18:32:18 by Maissi Maissi
Excellent! Excellent work and all info packed initially in a 64K file. I give it 8/10 since the topic is not my favorite - but it sure damn reeks professionally work here! Thumbs up.
rulez added on the 2007-09-22 22:44:13 by hamster hamster
Nice,but not the first place...
added on the 2007-09-22 22:52:05 by #535 #535
rulez added on the 2007-10-02 07:52:32 by ham ham
very cool
rulez added on the 2007-10-02 21:04:42 by dila dila
rulez added on the 2007-10-18 20:39:54 by mogu mogu
Cool, different style, Cheguevara dancing? LOL
rulez added on the 2007-11-04 22:22:42 by R2-D2 R2-D2
I love it !
rulez added on the 2007-11-14 17:10:06 by Anat Anat
dance - kewl
rulez added on the 2007-12-19 00:11:55 by bitl bitl
damn. first i knew this was a 64k, then i forgot and thought it was a demo. then i saw it again and got blown away that it was 64k! holy crap! this was just megacoooool!!!
rulez added on the 2007-12-20 01:19:00 by oldaccount oldaccount
rulez added on the 2007-12-20 04:25:41 by Kojote Kojote
does anyone else notice that the voice doesn't play under windows vista?

doesn't ruin the intro (demo?) at all, btw.
praetor: yes, i tried to run it on my friend's vista computer, and i wondered why there was no singing... eventually got bored and quit :I

sure is a good demo though!
rulez added on the 2007-12-27 00:35:03 by aegis aegis
praetor: Yes I noticed that too.
And that's great intro indeed! :)
rulez added on the 2007-12-27 00:42:35 by masterm masterm
rulez added on the 2008-01-10 19:14:44 by chromag chromag
Awesome. Style me baby!
rulez added on the 2008-01-14 16:50:26 by yandexx yandexx
rulez added on the 2008-01-29 00:19:27 by Alpha C Alpha C
rulez added on the 2008-02-12 20:49:29 by zefyros zefyros
absolutely amazing 64k..
rulez added on the 2008-02-24 00:52:06 by fiveofive fiveofive
rulez added on the 2008-03-02 19:41:27 by #535 #535
Saving the day
rulez added on the 2008-04-02 21:36:23 by stijn stijn
HOLY SHIT... Awesome, awesome, awesome... Impossible stuff!
rulez added on the 2008-04-05 16:19:14 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
Fabulous, everything looks so easy!
rulez added on the 2008-04-08 13:58:45 by noname noname
I loved the street style of it, refreshing and new.
rulez added on the 2008-05-14 15:43:19 by wrthlss wrthlss
Really amazing stuff!
rulez added on the 2008-07-02 23:12:46 by d3pth d3pth
Modeling, animation, and music all in 64k. Much <3
rulez added on the 2008-07-20 02:49:49 by micksam7 micksam7
rulez added on the 2008-08-04 11:11:26 by rale rale
Jaw dropping shit, ain't it. A must see.
rulez added on the 2008-08-20 16:56:19 by samurai samurai
very very cool.
rulez added on the 2008-08-24 19:49:38 by SiR SiR
rulez added on the 2008-08-24 21:05:37 by PENETRATOR PENETRATOR
Whoops , no thumb from me ?? Why I forgot to write note on this gem ?

Massive 64k intro, one of the best I have ever seen, I love it for music, style, design, art. Excellent pack of hard work.

Extraordinary thick thumb up!
rulez added on the 2008-09-05 21:21:23 by Trauma Zero Trauma Zero
very cool
rulez added on the 2008-10-18 19:30:36 by cyberpingui cyberpingui
clearly one of the most coherent production from fairlight.
great code music , too less 3d animation to be extreme.
compared to fresh/flt, fresh is really average in all points.
enjoy it everyday is possible , just buy a computer.
rulez added on the 2008-11-07 10:34:27 by 24 24
but what exactly does "dead ringer" mean?
added on the 2008-11-07 20:23:23 by loaderror loaderror
back in the old days, people were horribly afraid of beeing buried alive. Myths passed around about people who woke up in a cask six feet under. The killbill tricks wasnt know back then, so they attached a bell with the headstone, which was attacked to the finger of the newly burried corpse. If the bell rang, under false alarm, it was a so-called dead ringer.

Also, the same story provides the expression "saved by the bell".
rulez added on the 2008-11-07 20:35:07 by quisten quisten
great prod, btw. Never understood the need for the corridor, but flt seem to like them.
rulez added on the 2008-11-07 21:00:56 by Hyde Hyde
megafresh :)
rulez added on the 2008-11-07 21:43:43 by ɧ4ɾɗվ. ɧ4ɾɗվ.
good one, dancing rocks in 64k obviously but soundtrack doesnt seem to fit.
rulez added on the 2009-02-27 17:50:54 by auld auld
sucks added on the 2009-03-21 00:42:48 by fgfgf fgfgf
i'm telling you someones stealing my thumbs!

simply one of my all time favourite productions, 64k or not :)
rulez added on the 2009-03-21 01:33:44 by keito keito
I'm with keito on this one.

This is one of my fave prods of all time. I love the music, the ribbons!, and especially the graffiti. I get fuzzy everytime I watch it.

The only thing I dislike is the lack of detail on teh breakdancing guy and building models, but I'm guessing this was to keep it under 64+k.
rulez added on the 2009-03-21 01:39:10 by mdx mdx
You've got to feel the music
The beats, the breaks

You've got to feel the music
The beats, the breaks



You've got to feel the music
The beats, the breaks

You've got to feel the music
The beats, the breaks

You've got to feel the music
The beats, the breaks

You've got to feel the music
The beats, the breaks

You've got to feel the music
rulez added on the 2009-03-21 02:44:33 by stage7 stage7
Fairlight's style and quality
rulez added on the 2009-03-30 12:18:11 by Ized Ized
Amazing style, great visuals and really cool tune.
rulez added on the 2009-04-05 11:56:31 by vestige vestige
I prefer this one than panic room.

The music is just perfect.
The dancer sceners are so cool.
And the rest is great.

I love it !
rulez added on the 2009-05-19 05:06:01 by wullon wullon
!!! iZ3D-Anaglyph 3D-Driver (Freeware) compatible !!!

Great experience !
rulez added on the 2009-07-18 23:27:46 by LCS LCS
looks like i actually never thumbed it up yet.. better late than never!
rulez added on the 2009-08-03 02:52:52 by BarZoule BarZoule
Awesome and so fresh. I love Fairlight's design.
rulez added on the 2009-09-20 18:10:26 by Jakim Jakim
doesn't run.
sucks added on the 2010-01-11 22:44:05 by F7sus4 F7sus4
Unique style and atmosphere. The Fairlight I like !
rulez added on the 2010-03-20 18:31:04 by Hicks Hicks
sound but white screen

win7 x64, gtx260
added on the 2010-03-20 18:51:36 by MsK` MsK`
rulez added on the 2010-03-28 21:56:58 by devreci devreci
didn't like it then. don't like it now. technically it might be interesting, but style and music make my head bleed.
sucks added on the 2010-04-24 15:25:13 by provod provod
Great GFX and SFX.
rulez added on the 2010-08-03 21:21:23 by jack-3d jack-3d
So damned impressive and stylish.
Puts most of today's 64k prods to shame.
rulez added on the 2010-09-06 10:42:25 by jonnyram jonnyram
very impressive
rulez added on the 2010-09-06 10:56:54 by ponce ponce
runs on actual gfx cards \o/
rulez added on the 2010-10-10 18:29:21 by faraday faraday
I don't like that funky/hiphop style but I have to say that I'm impressed by the amount of solid effects/gfx/music you succeed to put into 64 tiny kb :)
rulez added on the 2011-06-03 15:14:17 by rez rez
this is really cool and the music rocks!

Made a Highres Youtube Rip for it:
Dead Ringer by Fairlight | 64k (720p)
rulez added on the 2011-07-03 17:53:18 by anni anni
Graffiti, town, shadows, breakdance, head - INCREDIBLE!!
rulez added on the 2011-07-05 22:00:37 by closed closed
This one is really cool. Would be my favorite FLT 64k if not for Panic Room.
rulez added on the 2011-09-05 23:20:40 by moozooh moozooh
rulez added on the 2011-09-11 22:54:08 by moqui moqui
rulez added on the 2012-01-22 16:10:10 by Frequent Frequent
never thumbed this up?! what!
rulez added on the 2012-01-22 16:20:41 by las las
best flt 64k ever
rulez added on the 2012-05-08 16:53:11 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
One of the best 64K. Watched this one many times.
rulez added on the 2013-01-10 22:47:02 by SandLover SandLover
Style! One of my favourite 64ks.
rulez added on the 2013-07-09 16:08:29 by sm sm
From the golden age of ribbons.
Love the graff pieces!
rulez added on the 2013-07-09 18:26:01 by d0DgE d0DgE
Totally the kind of effects I like
rulez added on the 2013-07-26 21:59:02 by ok3anos ok3anos
Impressive work!
rulez added on the 2013-07-29 14:01:31 by baah baah
rulez added on the 2013-07-29 19:10:54 by maytz maytz
crafted with care (and really very much of it!)
rulez added on the 2013-10-31 00:50:15 by T$ T$
Awesome. Thats some funky shit!
rulez added on the 2014-09-25 17:25:05 by The_Grandmother The_Grandmother
Still so very nice
rulez added on the 2016-02-14 10:00:20 by Harekiet Harekiet
How come i never commented this ? It still rocks, even in 2016.
rulez added on the 2016-05-22 21:05:40 by Tigrou Tigrou
what las said
rulez added on the 2016-05-22 21:26:17 by cupe cupe
rulez added on the 2016-05-28 05:06:48 by golem golem
How have I not commented on this.
Some how I feel that this a perfect example of what CGI and art was in the 2000s. Especially the cel-shaded dancing dude and spray paint art seem to fit well what I saw back then on CGI commercial and such. I throw my bet that this might be something people will image as the 2000s equivalent to vaporwave ten to twenty years from now. Or maybe I'm wrong and it's the gray glow graphics of the games from the time?

Anyways amazing 64k with a a really catchy tune. I do find the lack of consistency between some scenes a bit annoying but overall very nice production.
rulez added on the 2016-07-17 16:37:55 by MuffinHop MuffinHop
Obviously a lot of good shit...

BUT... some pretty awful looking textures and shading (the corridor for one), and for that matter the texture filtering. Not sure if intentional or a technical or design choice/limitation, looks decent at places and awful on others. I absolutely hate the FFT shaking camera and texts... can't imagine it looking worse without it, or just using some simple function for something similar. I can't stand it either way. Not my favorite Fairlight 64k from this era.

Other than that, don't have much to complain though. A few really neat looking scenes, cuts and camerawork. Reed delivers hard like always. Don't feel there are any consistency issues, it's just a collage of back-then contemporary graphical motifs from this particular hiphop/urban/alternative school of design.
rulez added on the 2016-07-17 17:17:02 by noby noby
what cupe said
rulez added on the 2016-07-18 00:43:05 by RufUsul RufUsul
rulez added on the 2016-08-28 09:31:44 by mke mke
For some reason I never commented on this. Fresh style and good content for its time. The camera shakes and graffiti shakes are annoying - they probably work better with a lower framerate. ;)
rulez added on the 2016-09-20 21:50:34 by Blueberry Blueberry
music blew up this demo. dancing guy was dreadful, graffiti was great. overall i think its the perfect example of all things coming together to make a perfect whole.
rulez added on the 2017-08-06 01:13:33 by beefheid beefheid
i love this!
rulez added on the 2017-09-19 14:13:49 by nagz nagz
12 years later, and I still turn the volume up when this comes up. The extruding logos are still my favourite part of the demo, even though it didn't age that well in other parts. But what does.. :)
rulez added on the 2018-10-31 10:31:31 by mog mog
absolutely flawless
added on the 2018-12-15 02:36:24 by beefheid beefheid
Still mindblowing how you managed to cram all the stuff inside 64k <3
rulez added on the 2019-05-05 15:16:23 by jammer jammer
Amazing, very stylish and distinct. I've known this demo for a while now, but only today it hit me how much stuff is in that 64k. I'm astounded.

And for me it hasn't aged at all, but it feels nostalgic in a way so I'm probably looking at it through rose-tinted glasses (:
rulez added on the 2019-09-27 22:39:00 by szczm_ szczm_
i don't buy the ghetto style, but still a worthy thumb.
rulez added on the 2019-10-09 08:32:53 by hollowone hollowone
Those extruded grafitti logos are really cool! Music is also great. Doesn't sound like a size-optimized kind of tune. Heads above the competition at that time.
rulez added on the 2020-05-15 18:40:12 by rloaderro rloaderro
Really nice 64k demo had not seen this until now
rulez added on the 2020-06-21 14:32:59 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
Really impressed by the artsy of this demo!
rulez added on the 2020-06-21 23:22:31 by SoDa7 SoDa7
Met an argentinian hippie/writer/director/swimmer here in Puerto de Mogán
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added on the 2020-11-02 15:48:24 by Steel Steel
Too incredible. and 64k, crazy!
rulez added on the 2020-12-07 17:15:49 by neoneye neoneye
the sound quality is just top, the music is top, the graphics are great, amazing stuff
rulez added on the 2021-03-20 16:40:31 by wrighter wrighter
rulez added on the 2023-04-01 18:00:49 by Adefe Adefe
rulez added on the 2023-04-01 18:48:31 by gaspode gaspode
love the soundtrack
rulez added on the 2023-04-01 19:41:50 by Flashira Flashira
This demo is and has been a huge inspiration for me all these years! If you want to experience it with the lyrics on modern Windows versions, download and install this xp voice pack. You 'll thank me later! *Singing* You got to feel the music, the beats the breaks! Music! :)
rulez added on the 2024-05-07 23:16:13 by Defiance Defiance

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