Timeless by Tran
screenshot added by fractalgp on 2002-04-29 22:36:18
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release date : february 1994
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popularity : 72%
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alltime top: #887
added on the 2001-06-22 05:31:24 by phoenix phoenix

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The first of Tran's esoteric screensavers. It runs in 56hz, get the fix to run it at 60hz.
added on the 2001-06-22 05:36:49 by phoenix phoenix
One of my favorite productions by Tran.
Great music, and fluid blending.

Like a lava lamp, great to just leave running in a dark room.
rulez added on the 2002-04-29 19:23:16 by DW DW
Just a vote for this indeed timeless screensaver/demo.
rulez added on the 2002-04-29 19:45:19 by tomaes tomaes
Incredibly mellow and relaxing. Words cannot describe this production, neither can screenshots. Experience it now!
rulez added on the 2002-04-29 22:34:40 by fractalgp fractalgp
Used to stare at it with Fried Egg for hours.
rulez added on the 2002-04-30 01:25:31 by Shifter Shifter
Tran just had talent. Period.
rulez added on the 2002-05-04 15:16:48 by nosfe nosfe
Dunno what to write about this one. It was one of my first demos on the PC and I still watch it from time to time. Lovely. Indeed!
rulez added on the 2002-10-14 18:06:20 by Delax Delax

As always, simple ideas are the best. Just see how it does what it does. Yet, the result is fascinating!

I can't believe I never commented on this...
rulez added on the 2002-10-14 18:38:04 by moT moT
a timeless classic (bad pun, i know).
rulez added on the 2002-10-14 19:34:02 by gloom gloom
rather nice, certainly back then
rulez added on the 2002-10-14 19:39:10 by superplek superplek
The music gets to tend annoying after three hours but apart from that small flaw... yes.
rulez added on the 2002-11-11 13:54:31 by kb_ kb_
uh, "tends to get", blah. should've slept last night.
added on the 2002-11-11 13:55:11 by kb_ kb_

THIS one is screensaver!?

i always thought it was demo! perhaps i seen it around releasedate cause i barely rememebr what was it about except plasmas and sprites and smooth progression of the demo. an another gem from the teenyears what made me love demoscene more and more. this was so much alive and so much of the other world =]

rulez added on the 2002-11-11 18:00:55 by raver raver
rulez added on the 2004-05-04 02:42:09 by psenough psenough
When i was a kid, i let it run for days!
rulez added on the 2004-07-21 20:37:47 by eye eye
This discussion leads me to an idea... where was my disassembler? uh, oh...
added on the 2004-07-21 20:43:18 by eye eye
doesn't anyone have some time to make a win32 port? the source is availabe somewhere, i had it.
rulez added on the 2004-11-05 23:11:06 by hhc2 hhc2
i don't know, but this intro gave us the basic idea for the change of seasons demo :) i've uploaded some quite old stuff, sheck them out!
rulez added on the 2004-12-28 23:34:05 by leaderc leaderc
Ah, I watched it endlessly.
rulez added on the 2005-02-14 11:05:04 by chock chock
As did I, though of the three Tran demos, my favourite is still Ambience.
rulez added on the 2005-02-14 12:07:20 by Preacher Preacher
luv this
rulez added on the 2005-02-23 01:58:53 by madMixx madMixx
Here are the handy hints to get it to work properly on your XP machine.

Download Timeless and the fix, noting the instructions in the unzip.
Download and install VDMSound eg http://sourceforge.net/projects/vdmsound/
I used version 2.0.4
Rightclick Timefix.com and select "Run with VDMS"
It should work straightup if you select 2) for soundblaster, 3) for port 230, 3) for IRQ 7, 2) for sample rate 22050.
You can check or change default settings for VDMS by editing VDMSrun.bat AND VDMS.ini

It's worth the effort!

Note: You can get sound to "work" with xp automatic emulation port 220, Interupt 5, but this sucks!

rulez added on the 2005-06-29 04:31:37 by the farmer the farmer
1994 ! Yeah I was traumatised at the time. Original aproach of automatic scripting.
rulez added on the 2005-06-29 10:37:17 by krabob krabob
where is my thumb damnit!? original shit!! =)
rulez added on the 2005-06-29 10:42:10 by earx earx
yes yes
rulez added on the 2005-10-13 14:16:02 by chavez chavez
rulez added on the 2005-10-17 12:52:15 by spritus spritus
timeless indeed. Great execution and an everlasting source of inspiration.
rulezcdc added on the 2005-10-17 13:17:05 by Navis Navis
rulez added on the 2005-10-18 05:10:34 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
rulez added on the 2005-11-27 03:29:15 by slack slack
timeless classic :)
rulez added on the 2006-01-19 02:08:30 by britelite britelite
rulez added on the 2006-01-19 21:40:43 by bdk bdk
i could watch it for hours!
rulez added on the 2006-03-30 23:06:46 by v3nom v3nom
This demo changed my life. Long life to timeless.
rulez added on the 2006-06-15 03:34:54 by ricbit ricbit
How come I haven't thumbupped this one yet? Was my favourite a long ago, I could watch it for an hour.
rulez added on the 2006-11-07 11:06:47 by jimmi jimmi
Damn great back then!
rulez added on the 2006-11-09 21:27:08 by T$ T$
Atmospheric, beautiful, energetic, soothing. Harmonic and flowing.. Very stimulating to the imagination, to the emotions, to the right side of the brain.. No flaws, great drumless music (drums would spoil a lot) and bright, nice colors. This is a great demo!
rulez added on the 2006-12-08 05:31:29 by _Monk_ _Monk_
I ran out of time to watch the end of the demo ;) but I needed just a watch to realise this was an instant CdC.
rulezcdc added on the 2007-01-06 01:27:57 by stage7 stage7
absolutely great
rulez added on the 2007-01-06 01:34:39 by dipswitch dipswitch
i really liked it back then...
rulez added on the 2007-06-27 09:45:31 by FooLman FooLman
Used to watch this for hours - brillant entertainment!
rulez added on the 2007-08-14 12:52:21 by Stebo Stebo
How come haven't I voted for these beauties? This one still works well!
rulez added on the 2007-09-23 23:32:12 by Optimus Optimus
code, mood, gfx.. everything fits!
rulez added on the 2007-09-24 01:05:21 by toxie toxie
rulez added on the 2008-05-01 20:50:00 by angel-dust angel-dust
my youth... i'll spare you the comment i wrote originally...
rulez added on the 2008-08-17 02:20:50 by 0ffh 0ffh
apparently there's a linux port of this pearl.. now make it windows plz :P
rulez added on the 2008-09-05 15:06:52 by post malone post malone
Windows port available :D
rulez added on the 2008-09-05 16:55:58 by hitchhikr hitchhikr
ah neat :)
For GP2X now here
added on the 2008-09-07 13:48:46 by Marq Marq
And for PSP here
added on the 2008-09-07 19:40:42 by Marq Marq
rulez added on the 2008-09-07 19:54:55 by Alpha C Alpha C
Hooray for windows port!!!
added on the 2008-09-07 19:57:21 by Stebo Stebo
i always found it boring, the psp port just reminded me how damn boring and ugly it is
sucks added on the 2008-12-25 18:46:00 by elkmoose elkmoose
rulez added on the 2008-12-25 19:02:21 by ɧ4ɾɗվ. ɧ4ɾɗվ.
The random sprites make it look like a screensaver :D
but the effects are really nice.
rulez added on the 2009-01-31 21:56:54 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
rulez added on the 2009-01-31 22:25:53 by PENETRATOR PENETRATOR
rulez added on the 2009-01-31 22:45:28 by elfh elfh
still oldie but goldie
added on the 2009-01-31 22:56:04 by v3nom v3nom
A random fact: The song Wooden Leg by And Also The Trees from the album The Klaxon contains the same, or at least very similar arpeggiated chords as the soundtrack :)
added on the 2009-02-18 12:09:20 by Preacher Preacher
Overrated, but I'm abstaining from thumbdown due to the existing source code release.
It's really great production, I liked the music very much.
rulez added on the 2009-04-24 08:12:54 by vestige vestige
Was this beauty ported in gamepark and dreamcast and I did know? YEEESSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!
added on the 2009-06-26 22:40:55 by Optimus Optimus
Windows port seems to be missing the "circle of inverted colors" effect?
rulez added on the 2009-11-06 17:53:22 by ie ie
there's a gp2x port of this. holy fap!!
added on the 2009-11-06 18:18:41 by earx earx
rulez added on the 2009-11-06 18:19:16 by danb danb
No OSX yet? :)
rulez added on the 2009-12-07 15:30:28 by pan pan
rulez added on the 2010-04-26 23:33:03 by moqui moqui
rulez added on the 2010-05-06 19:38:59 by jua jua
Watched it on my Dingoo, rulez!
rulez added on the 2010-06-05 15:43:40 by eule eule
how it's possible I didn't thumbup this timeless classic <3

I spent hours watching this hypnotic piece of art :)
rulez added on the 2011-09-01 09:59:53 by rez rez
This is beautiful.

No more. No less.
rulez added on the 2012-12-09 22:59:25 by TomoAlien TomoAlien
great one
rulez added on the 2013-03-24 12:57:36 by Ger Ger
rulez added on the 2013-09-03 20:20:47 by Sir_Lucas Sir_Lucas
Created an IOS port if anyone is interested (free).

added on the 2014-05-25 08:09:06 by NeHe NeHe
Incredibly epic, somehow.
rulez added on the 2014-08-29 22:17:23 by fizzer fizzer
Really cool, but I prefer Luminati the most!
rulez added on the 2014-12-07 01:16:21 by Maraakate Maraakate
such beaconery
rulez added on the 2015-06-19 01:48:09 by gentleman gentleman
still awesome!
added on the 2016-04-25 22:17:01 by v3nom v3nom
I've always loved this one
Don't get the hype? Even for its day its crap imo.
sucks added on the 2020-10-19 11:06:12 by tFt tFt
this is nice!
rulez added on the 2020-11-13 17:05:24 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
Great tune, interesting visuals to go with it.
rulez added on the 2021-02-10 07:13:54 by Serpent Serpent
Of course.
rulez added on the 2022-12-30 14:12:00 by ham ham
looks great
rulez added on the 2023-12-26 10:57:09 by Viraxor Viraxor
added on the 2024-02-17 10:45:20 by Frequent Frequent

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