Vox Dei by Traction [web]
screenshot added by Preacher on 2007-02-18 17:45:07
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release date : february 2007
release party : Icons 2007
compo : combined demo
ranked : disqualified
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  • 5
popularity : 60%
  • 0.51
alltime top: #3639
added on the 2007-02-18 17:45:07 by Preacher Preacher

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This is really sweet, why was it disqualified?
rulez added on the 2007-02-18 17:47:05 by ferris ferris
A quickly made dynamic demo that's so dynamic that it might not work on some computers (such as the compo machine) at all, or might work once in a while.
If you only get a white screen with text on it, then something is wrong and you should try to run it again. I have no idea what's causing it and the demo works correctly on my computer, so the fix might take a while..
added on the 2007-02-18 17:47:52 by Preacher Preacher
told you not to use it preacher. told u old computers wont handle it :D :D and use my ascii damn it :D. 3 times for 2 files is like having 6 times
added on the 2007-02-18 18:04:51 by cxczevik cxczevik
Great idea, nice to run it over and over. Thumbs!
rulez added on the 2007-02-18 18:05:31 by Serpent Serpent
take a long vacation
sucks added on the 2007-02-18 18:39:26 by wie8 wie8
From what I saw, it is certainly worth a thumb. 2, actually, to counteract wie8's "I am a troll and must post crap"
heh.. the track was wildly different each time I started it.. I got the white screen with only the traction logo, but when I turned off all samples, there were always something on screen. Coincidence? Did the track play from where it was last quitted or what?

Nice look anyway.
rulez added on the 2007-02-18 19:10:29 by loaderror loaderror
It works here, and really diggin' it. Good work!!
rulez added on the 2007-02-18 19:16:40 by zomb zomb
good prod.
rulez added on the 2007-02-18 19:18:21 by nosfe nosfe
hmmm, nice actually
rulez added on the 2007-02-18 19:23:42 by Pablo Escrollbar Pablo Escrollbar
only get a white screen with the word "traction" on it.
added on the 2007-02-18 19:27:45 by a_lee_n a_lee_n
Cool thing with fcked sounds i like
rulez added on the 2007-02-18 19:33:50 by Buckethead Buckethead
An interesting work. Of course the demo doesn't run on my laptop if I disable FSAA, otherwise it's all fine. Considering the nature of the demo an endless loop option could be nice.
rulez added on the 2007-02-18 19:33:52 by bdk bdk
I've got nothing intelligent to say about it. The soundtrack is lovely, and the lack of colors is very easily understood here.
added on the 2007-02-18 19:58:33 by _-_-__ _-_-__
Uh, L-system techdemo? :) This was boring each and every time I saw it :/
sucks added on the 2007-02-18 20:57:24 by hornet hornet
boring stuff
sucks added on the 2007-02-18 20:58:19 by Tigrou Tigrou
Works. Looks neat.
added on the 2007-02-18 21:11:36 by T$ T$
Cool. Shame it got disqualified... Might possibly have been better off in a wild compo anyhow.
rulez added on the 2007-02-18 21:22:44 by parcelshit parcelshit
added on the 2007-02-18 22:34:29 by 4kum4 4kum4
i think it looks nice.
rulez added on the 2007-02-18 22:55:17 by jamcar jamcar
looks unfinished to me, but... it's nice
rulez added on the 2007-02-18 23:03:32 by rmeht rmeht
worked great on my machine. i think it's cool :)
rulez added on the 2007-02-19 01:56:53 by blackpawn blackpawn
great concept!
rulez added on the 2007-02-19 09:38:10 by toxie toxie
this one is cool, i like it, but it could be a bit longer, btw. why was it disqualified???
rulez added on the 2007-02-19 10:02:31 by elkmoose elkmoose
tmb: because it didn't work on the compo machine.
added on the 2007-02-19 12:06:56 by Preacher Preacher
actually it did but preacher is trying to hide the evidence and make a new production with the effect with a lame excuse!
rulez added on the 2007-02-19 12:10:38 by waffle waffle
It worked after I restarted it three times :)
added on the 2007-02-19 12:16:28 by Preacher Preacher
it's just highly dynamic
added on the 2007-02-19 12:22:10 by waffle waffle
but only on some computers. Now how highly dynamic is that? :)
added on the 2007-02-19 12:33:19 by Preacher Preacher
nice work!
rulez added on the 2007-02-19 12:34:50 by Pit Pit
Was about to thumb down for being short and a bit lacking, but remembered it's dynamic in time. Nice variation to it, and good music.
rulez added on the 2007-02-19 14:11:15 by psonice psonice
nice concept. too short though
rulez added on the 2007-02-19 15:29:50 by zeebr zeebr
Done correctly this is a 32k, max. I can understand using mp3's for the music, but images for the text? Where is the world going.
But the concept was ok.
So pig it is!
added on the 2007-02-19 15:47:33 by nitro2k01 nitro2k01
Good as usual
rulez added on the 2007-02-19 20:40:36 by dairos dairos
nitro: because it's easier.
added on the 2007-02-19 20:46:50 by kusma kusma
Short but nice concept :)
rulez added on the 2007-02-19 20:48:39 by Sapphire Sapphire
Btw, what was it disqualified for?
added on the 2007-02-19 20:56:51 by nitro2k01 nitro2k01
As said for the third time: It didn't work properly on the compo machine.
added on the 2007-02-19 21:15:21 by Preacher Preacher
rulez added on the 2007-02-20 13:12:19 by kimi kandler kimi kandler
Uh ... I didn't get it - why was it disqualified again? (*hides from Preacher*)
added on the 2007-02-20 13:46:08 by Steel Steel
nice concept and very stylish (as usual). thumb up for most of the runs - i wish the red lines would show more often though :)
rulez added on the 2007-02-20 13:50:18 by prm prm
quite cool
rulez added on the 2007-02-20 13:59:40 by kusma kusma
gargaj is a poop-ninja.
added on the 2007-02-20 14:03:17 by kusma kusma
only one effect.. but a good one!
rulez added on the 2007-02-21 16:40:53 by v3nom v3nom
i get the same error as many others: music starts, white screen appears with "traction" on the left.
pressing space brings up some info written with red, saying:
aika = 47003 spectrum = -1.#QNAN0
e1 alkaa = 63273
demo loppuu = 106410

division by zero maybe? spectrum being NAN stinks way too much, might hopefully be a trail for the bug..
added on the 2007-02-22 16:43:44 by tsw tsw
almost forgot:
config: geforce go 6600 64MB, LaptopVideo2GO drivers (84.25)
added on the 2007-02-22 16:46:26 by tsw tsw
Yay, it worked on my computer every time I ran it. And I love it. Looks and sounds great.

The sudden music change in the middle (at least every time I ran it) is quite annoying though. Could've used some transition or something between (apparently) two different tracks.
rulez added on the 2007-02-22 18:14:23 by teel teel
hey preach, i was wondering about this. "any" other small party let's coders run things from their own computer when something like this happens. and it was your OWN demo, so why didn't you? :D
added on the 2007-02-22 19:34:05 by leijaa leijaa
meh. no thumb, sorry.
added on the 2007-02-22 19:45:54 by dila dila
minimalistic stuff...
it's ok, waiting for the final version...

Nice concept, about diferent music tracks and random sutff...
added on the 2007-02-22 20:25:36 by JaK JaK
has its own character and style :) somewhat i like it
rulez added on the 2007-02-24 13:51:46 by decipher decipher
Mmm.. mixed feelings, there are those generated things there but nothing more, maybe that it's partycoded explain it.
added on the 2007-02-24 16:15:02 by Optimonk Optimonk
if it was a screen saver
i would have thumped it up
added on the 2007-02-25 02:27:37 by EarlGrey EarlGrey
rulez added on the 2007-02-25 13:24:05 by iks iks
simple, nice, but. could have worked out great.
added on the 2007-02-27 00:58:34 by makc makc
Wow it's even interactive if u press arrow keys. Music reminds me of Autechre draft 7.30 on smack.
rulez added on the 2007-02-28 13:01:03 by mg mg
i'm just not in the mood to like this. i doubt i will be anytime.
added on the 2007-03-30 22:20:07 by psenough psenough
sucks added on the 2007-09-22 16:52:31 by #535 #535
don't thumb down just because you wtf-ed
added on the 2007-11-07 17:07:28 by Buchalter Buchalter
A bit.... short. Not so good at all.
sucks added on the 2007-12-30 19:24:51 by Th3_Hunt3r Th3_Hunt3r
And its a bit buggy on my system. Sometime it works sometime theres i only traction. Sometimes the screen is just white.
+ great concept
+ superb music
+ clear style / abs(traction)
- not that clear connection between audio and visuals beyond the mood. why not keeping it minimal and generate the sound as well, right out of the same structure as the visuals? (splines/quads<->rhythm/frequency, just an idea)
0 interactive mode isn't part of the concept. but as i moved the cam it changed the experience a lot... in an interesting way!
rulez added on the 2008-04-27 01:01:02 by 0rel 0rel
Cool stuff
rulez added on the 2008-12-28 05:49:05 by keops keops
For the music!!
rulez added on the 2009-05-20 22:17:13 by magic magic
A thumb up for the different looking at each launch, even though it looks very 64 and lacks some polishing. :)
rulez added on the 2010-08-04 16:40:39 by Zavie Zavie
one scene, randomized, and it's fine
rulez added on the 2012-01-28 12:43:02 by Frequent Frequent
Feels quite unfinished. The one effect is alright, but not enough to carry a full demo - randomized or not. The music was enjoyable apart from the abrupt change of direction in the beginning.
added on the 2015-11-19 17:00:24 by cce cce
Soundtrack by Ilkae? Autothumb.
rulez added on the 2015-11-19 17:02:26 by noby noby
cce: the music is randomized from various ilkae songs. I enjoyed making this and I think it's stood time quite well. It didn't work on the compo machine at Icons for some reason (blending modes were all fucked up) and I had the unique pleasure of disqualifying my own demo.
added on the 2015-11-19 17:10:16 by Preacher Preacher
rulez added on the 2015-11-19 18:16:02 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
Preacher: ah that explains it. A neat idea.
added on the 2015-11-20 23:35:58 by cce cce

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