Amnesia by Renaissance
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release date : november 1992
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popularity : 69%
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alltime top: #1466
added on the 2001-06-24 13:52:30 by fractalgp fractalgp

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a classic. really great effects for its time. a legendary demo you should get. may be a bit boring in some parts, but you can skip along with ESC.
rulez added on the 2001-06-24 13:53:02 by fractalgp fractalgp
a classic demo, with great music, get it now
rulez added on the 2001-06-24 16:49:49 by Nuclear Nuclear
Darnit, I was beat to an entry again :). This is a legendary PC megademo that noone can get running anymore, except fractalgp. Well, it runs like a charm on my 386/40 too! The best part is probably the "virtual reality" thing. The music is available in MP3 format somwhere on www.oldskool.org, and rumor has it Daredevil has 44khz/16bit MP3s stashed away somewhere ;). It's a safe bet Amnesia will appear (possibly edited down for time) on the DemoDVD. Hats off to Ole for managing some screenshots too!
rulez added on the 2001-06-24 17:06:54 by phoenix phoenix
for the screenshot-hungry: http://home.enitel.no/olekolsen/amnesia/
added on the 2001-06-24 18:47:49 by fractalgp fractalgp
for the screenshot-hungry: http://home.enitel.no/olekolsen/amnesia/
added on the 2001-06-24 18:54:22 by fractalgp fractalgp
this demo was my one of my top favorites in 1992/3 (along with Crystal Dreams II, Second Reality, and Panic). I watched it like thousands of times. The music was incredible.

Btw, I'm not really sure, but I think Tran released a replayer for the Amnesia tunes (which were a mix of samples and adlib, IIRC). Someone should take the time to ask Tran, or look for it.

Thumbs up for such a great production!

"ALAS, The end of this demo is near" :-)
rulez added on the 2001-11-07 11:21:31 by Jcl Jcl
rulez added on the 2002-09-24 23:45:19 by marlowe marlowe
Yep, a true classic and one of the rare american demos which achieved this state for good reason. Still running nice here (just at the beginning and at the end scroller without sound)
added on the 2002-09-25 00:31:29 by Crest Crest
I kinda got my old P133 working again and watched this demo (one of the very few I still had on diskettes... with its nice dot-matrix printed label ;) ). I can only say... one more thumbs up for this. This demo ruled in its time, and it still rules.
added on the 2002-10-25 08:50:16 by Jcl Jcl
that one ruled
rulez added on the 2003-03-31 13:28:14 by PigPen PigPen
One of my all tiem favorite demos.
The music is increadible, and I still enjoy listning to it to this day.
The musci system in this demo used FM synth and samples.
Do a search for the amnesia music player on pouet :)
rulez added on the 2003-04-16 17:41:21 by DW DW
9 fm + 4 digi channels = awesome music
also the endscroller and the virtual reality rulz
this demo inspired us much back in 93-94
rulez added on the 2004-02-06 01:36:37 by blala blala
rulez, classic but still excellent
rulez added on the 2004-03-30 12:24:52 by vagus vagus
Unbelieveable, especially the music was soo great for the time! All the respect in the world to tran!
rulez added on the 2004-05-12 20:09:35 by d3pth d3pth
O M G !! what a Beauty
rulez added on the 2004-09-15 11:33:00 by Mike 3D Mike 3D
oh god this is nice
rulez added on the 2004-11-05 22:48:47 by witeshade witeshade
I never liked this that much, except that the music is great. VR parts are boring, and this is no exception.
added on the 2004-11-06 13:58:51 by Preacher Preacher
Yup, this was a great demo.
rulez added on the 2004-11-17 20:46:02 by chock chock
classic demo with *excellent* music.
rulez added on the 2004-11-22 11:24:59 by gloom gloom
Incredible,one of the best ever!
rulez added on the 2004-11-22 14:27:54 by orb orb
Great demo (Thanks Mindcandy!)
Love the music too. It's been looping for an hour now, and still going ;)
rulez added on the 2004-11-23 03:56:00 by Nezbie Nezbie
The epitome of early, non-sucky pc demo-ing.
rulez added on the 2004-11-23 19:03:21 by tomaes tomaes
One of the best demos at that time. Outstanding music (and sound technology).
rulez added on the 2004-11-23 19:06:40 by Mr Twist Laser Mr Twist Laser
How hadn't I voted for that before? I see missing glops.. ;P
rulez added on the 2004-11-23 19:13:04 by Optimus Optimus
the music is so nice .. i remeber the source was free somewhere too?
rulez added on the 2005-01-21 20:03:20 by rasmus/loonies rasmus/loonies
rulez added on the 2005-01-21 20:42:00 by radman1 radman1
Only part? :(
added on the 2005-02-09 23:28:14 by radman1 radman1
Great piece of the 90s.
rulez added on the 2005-08-08 03:11:37 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
rulez added on the 2006-06-21 00:57:05 by anesthetic anesthetic
wonderful music and overall one of the best demos of its time.
rulez added on the 2006-12-26 10:52:28 by dimouse dimouse
innovative music and nice effects
rulez added on the 2007-08-15 13:45:47 by ilmarque ilmarque
rulez added on the 2007-10-13 15:35:08 by seablue seablue
rulez added on the 2008-03-16 21:45:12 by texel texel
rulez added on the 2008-04-08 17:45:21 by Quarryman Quarryman
i love amnesia! this is one of few demos that totally consumes my attention. i'm not crazy about the scrollers, but it gave the demo a personal touch that is sometimes lacking in other demos. the music is brilliant.
rulez added on the 2008-04-29 05:55:12 by gd gd
rulez added on the 2008-09-16 23:52:34 by zefyros zefyros
rulez added on the 2008-09-17 01:19:22 by Alpha C Alpha C
The demo that got me into the demo-scene, for sure. I saw it in late '92.
rulez added on the 2009-07-13 06:52:05 by basehead basehead
rulez added on the 2011-12-10 22:27:38 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
wow, forgot how downright amazing this demo is. music completely rules!
rulez added on the 2013-03-23 10:37:02 by Gaia Gaia
Just ugly.
sucks added on the 2013-04-27 21:00:12 by noby noby
so real
rulez added on the 2014-02-15 01:59:40 by menthes menthes
A very late thumb up for this beautiful production :)
rulez added on the 2014-04-14 10:17:59 by mueslee mueslee
Adlib + Mod music, don't think I've ever heard that again.
rulez added on the 2014-05-07 22:18:02 by Harekiet Harekiet
old classic
rulez added on the 2014-05-07 22:33:49 by spritus spritus
I wrote a converter for the music in this demo (and also the game Zone 66.) Here are the songs from the demo in ScreamTracker 3 format: amnesia-music-s3m.zip
rulez added on the 2014-08-21 03:27:59 by Malvineous Malvineous
Always found it pathetic that demo coders got PCs, then early on tried to make bog standard Amiga demos on them, and failing :)

Then they spent $500 more upgrading their PC and it started sucking less and suddenly the code ran full framerate! \o/

Anyway. Have a thumb for being unimaginative.
sucks added on the 2014-08-21 03:44:28 by Photon Photon
Sorcecode lost.
rulez added on the 2014-09-14 06:53:26 by g0blinish g0blinish
I liked some oldskool Parts and the music made it for me. What others titled relaxing is imho just too slow to really enjoy. Plus, what Photon said: 1992 PC Demo looking like some standard OCS stuff from 1990 imho....But the melodies are too nice to thumb this down
rulez added on the 2014-09-14 11:38:01 by Triace Triace
Nice graphics and effects, although the vectors are a bit slow on even a 486. I feel alone when I say the music is boring; I find it to be too slow paced. The scrollers are slow and have some typos, which is surprising considering this group was based in the United States.
rulez added on the 2015-03-14 23:41:32 by ncovert ncovert
Very nice music. But the effects looked like OCS-effects on an amiga. Not very revolutionary for 1992. Anyway thumb up.
rulez added on the 2015-07-19 21:20:09 by dissident dissident
The original CDFM tracker used to create the music in this demo has now been released.
DOS-classic demo ;)
rulez added on the 2017-09-15 21:54:02 by bitl bitl
I believe it's the first PC demo I've seen. The 3D effects inspired me to write my own demo on A1200, which unfortunately got lost :( Those were the times :)
rulez added on the 2020-12-16 21:17:48 by venex venex
Have never seen this one on the real bare metal back in the daze.
Great demo, indeed. I understand perfectly why sooo many PC dudes (future scenners, as well) got enchanted by these pixels, vectors, plasmas and that almost magic musics (CCCatch was really a great composer and musician)!
This demo was years ahead of others. Yeeeeaaars ahead. Even for some Amiga productions, as well.

yup, parts of the source is here: http://www.programmersheaven.com/zone10/cat203/543.htm

Can someone take his time ans find it and share?
Since "Programmer's heaven" have changed its web, all the links are messed up and difficult/impossible to find.
Thanks! =)
rulez added on the 2023-02-24 10:29:30 by sim sim
Precisely what Triace said.
rulez added on the 2023-02-24 17:51:49 by grip grip

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