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release date : july 2007
release party : Intel Demo Competition 2007
compo : combined demo
ranked : 4th
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rulez added on the 2007-07-02 17:59:23 by mrdoob mrdoob
Oh yes, absolutely.
rulez added on the 2007-07-02 18:00:30 by syphus syphus
good art, but a bit... well, eventless. plus, i still hate that depth-of-field look :/
added on the 2007-07-02 18:00:54 by Gargaj Gargaj
rulez added on the 2007-07-02 18:05:08 by pasy pasy
great stuff!
seems abit filler'ed up in the last parts though.
but still quite cool.
rulez added on the 2007-07-02 18:08:42 by psenough psenough
killer design, love that fresh look, nice smoke effect and good synch to the cool music.
rulez added on the 2007-07-02 18:08:50 by keito keito
blazamme domokus! NICE.
rulez added on the 2007-07-02 18:10:53 by dv$ dv$
yep :D
rulez added on the 2007-07-02 18:12:03 by src src
Interesting design and very nice graphics, specially at the beginning. I also like the little cube. :-) But I agree with Gargaj, something is missing. The music fits but is also way too boring for me. Could have been a killer demo with some more effects.
added on the 2007-07-02 18:12:18 by StingRay StingRay
Well that was fun... it runs in slideshow mode even at 640x480 with all the quality settings turned to ugly. I demand a 320x240 8bit interlace mode for us poor spurned gf5 series owners.

From the video on the intel site (the one that lacks sync), it looks great quality wise but perhaps lacks a little direction - the scenes lasted a little long I think.

Still a very solid thumb up, perhaps I'll change my mind when I see a decent video (or find that vista laptop with the decent gpu, think it's been abandoned under a pile of paper somewhere)
rulez added on the 2007-07-02 18:12:28 by psonice psonice
rulez added on the 2007-07-02 18:13:50 by Cj Cj
great gfx as usual, but not my favourite fairlight demo..
rulez added on the 2007-07-02 18:15:45 by v3nom v3nom
agree with gargaj. great art (and a nice fluid/gas flow effect), but it feels completely disconnected and random. to be sure, track one also had this to a degree, but where track one only had a few scenes that didn't fit together with the rest of the demo (i.e. the walker and end "road" scenes), this one seems to be all leftovers with no real purpose or intention at all.

what's left is slick but completely soulless, and despite the quality work from everyone involved, i just can't bring myself to thumb it up.
added on the 2007-07-02 18:16:04 by ryg ryg
for the brilliant fluid effect and non less brilliant 3d models!
rulez added on the 2007-07-02 18:37:04 by Zest Zest
the dof hurts my eyes. apart from that the scenes look ultra fresh, but they lack connection and flow
rulez added on the 2007-07-02 18:37:37 by hollowman hollowman
Destop+Yolk = mega amiga coolness! :)

Wondering if assembly2007 provides a new cncd+flt release ;-)

AmiiggGGAaaa ! :D
rulez added on the 2007-07-02 18:43:49 by magic magic
I love caterpilars...
rulez added on the 2007-07-02 18:44:03 by xernobyl xernobyl
I was very surprised when I noticed this could run almost smooth on my computer! Respect.
added on the 2007-07-02 18:44:36 by xernobyl xernobyl
Destop+Yolk = mega amiga coolness! :)

Yolk? Where?
added on the 2007-07-02 18:48:26 by mrdoob mrdoob
lovin' it... runs perfectly smooth and is full of style!
rulez added on the 2007-07-02 18:52:37 by chromag chromag

Ed Stop = Destop ?

Holik = Yolk ?

Bad Assumption?
added on the 2007-07-02 18:57:43 by magic magic
added on the 2007-07-02 18:59:15 by Gargaj Gargaj
rulez added on the 2007-07-02 18:59:25 by las las
pretty but seemed soulless to me
added on the 2007-07-02 19:02:09 by bfx bfx
Nice artwork, models and concept and really great fluid smoke effect but as it is 25mb I really expected much more.

Weak thumb up mainly for that smoke effect.
rulez added on the 2007-07-02 19:02:29 by Shockwave Shockwave
Hard Hat Mack
rulez added on the 2007-07-02 19:09:09 by BackSpace BackSpace
rulez added on the 2007-07-02 19:11:15 by maali maali
??? overflow
added on the 2007-07-02 19:11:53 by seppjo seppjo
rulez added on the 2007-07-02 19:11:56 by 4kum4 4kum4
I found this to be really good. It's got two advanced effects apart from the shading and i think the cameras were good: usually, demoscene productions have the tendency to overdo the "direction"; It's typical for anyone learning a new skill to do too much of it. In this demo, it's done in a more subtle way, I think. There are fast transitions and then slower moments where you are actually being given the opportunity to see whats going on. 'cause in this demo, there is nothing to hide.

I generally dislike static bitmap masks, but I learned how to mentally filter them out.
rulez added on the 2007-07-02 19:15:41 by Hyde Hyde
In some of the scenes dof is a bit overused and textures on 3d models are sometimes really low quality stuff. On the other hand I LOVE vector-style 2d art and amazing fluid effect so I'll thumb it up! :)
rulez added on the 2007-07-02 19:21:08 by masterm masterm
Ah... I only saw the video but what I saw was excellent. It is a cross between track1 and TBL. And reminds me of Moppi productions.

This and the Still demo are my favourites.
rulez added on the 2007-07-02 19:24:02 by Navis Navis
too slow on my system, but i liked the beginning :(
added on the 2007-07-02 19:26:55 by SilkCut SilkCut
Once again top-notch slick design from FLT!
rulez added on the 2007-07-02 19:33:55 by Sdw Sdw
What Navis said regarding the Track1/Moppi mix. Great visuals but a bit empty. I like the smoke effect and the music.
rulez added on the 2007-07-02 19:38:40 by Drunken_Poet Drunken_Poet
nice visuals,except the logos at the beginning, 80ies Swedish graff style, that didnt fit in, and didnt look that nice in the first place.

Didnt quite get this demo, it was nice and all, but it didnt do anything for me.
rulez added on the 2007-07-02 19:40:22 by tFt tFt
Holy Jesus fuck! One of the most stylish demos ever!!! I love demos like this where the team have really thought about the direction and design, and where the graphics and code interact so well.

I'm blown away!

However, it crashed my PC on exit and I had to do a hard reset. Normally I'd be pissed off and throw a tantrum, but it was worth it.
rulez added on the 2007-07-02 19:43:15 by Shanethewolf Shanethewolf
Looks good, sounds good - a bit boring, and I know I do not have a fast gfx card, but it runs too slow here for the content shown...
anyway - can't thumb this down ;)
rulez added on the 2007-07-02 19:44:41 by Puryx Puryx
rulez... nice grafix and musix
rulez added on the 2007-07-02 19:46:01 by wie8 wie8
nice effects.
rulez added on the 2007-07-02 19:50:48 by Muerto Muerto
I love the style of this demo. Solid code and gfx!
rulez added on the 2007-07-02 19:53:49 by hashdash hashdash
nicely accurated and executed FX, but poor synch and lack of dinamism.
overused dof stuff.
Actually a huge work behind.
rulez added on the 2007-07-02 20:04:06 by JaK JaK
Yeah looks and sounds quite good but the demo isn't really going to any direction. So no thumbs any direction.
added on the 2007-07-02 20:05:56 by dairos dairos
Awesome graphics and the smoke effect kicks ass. A little more synch woudn't hurt though, but that's just my personal perversion ;)
rulez added on the 2007-07-02 20:07:59 by kurli kurli
this demo is really ace. i found the flow to be a tad on the slow side though. code and graphics are awesome.
rulez added on the 2007-07-02 20:09:29 by gloom gloom
Destop is still teh man. Best in the compo.
rulez added on the 2007-07-02 20:14:01 by break break
Absolutely excellent artwork, interesting scenes and effects (the smoke effect looks quite cool), but somehow without the fitting pace (which I would expect especially with the CNCD brand on it). Something is missing.
added on the 2007-07-02 20:28:53 by sire sire
that's it pure urban style in perfect execution... my fav. definately
rulez added on the 2007-07-02 20:29:51 by ck ck
cool, I enjoyed it a lot more than the video, there is quite a lot of details here and there. I guess I have to update my gfx card (radeon 9800, still quite slow; ironically the navier-stokes thing is the fastest effect :). The images look clean, I like it.
rulez added on the 2007-07-02 20:36:43 by iq iq
It's not perfect, but it definitely looks very good.
rulez added on the 2007-07-02 20:39:06 by [self-ban] [self-ban]
Damn it, I keep getting blue screen on exit!! :P
This somehow reminds me of the following:

Bob the builder!
Can we fix it?
Bob the builder!
Yes we can!
added on the 2007-07-02 21:00:31 by tomaes tomaes
wohaaaa, great.. no better .. AMAZING demo !!
you guys rule ! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
rulez added on the 2007-07-02 21:03:56 by cybersh0t cybersh0t
omg. the style. awesome. fantastic. incredible. the diggers. that green guy. the effects. code. all killer. KILLER!
at the same time i feel no kind of emotion whatsover. it fails so miserably to direct the parts into a whole that it makes me angry. the sound and the visuals act like complete strangers and some scenes scream "synch me" so loud that it hurts. don't get me wrong - i am so mad because this is so F***ING good that i just can't stand to see such potential get wasted by the overall execution. again.
one day fairlight will make that one demo where everything comes together just naturally and becomes so much greater than the sum of its parts. the one demo to end all demoscene. but not today.
take the piggie as the worst imaginable punishment.
added on the 2007-07-02 21:19:42 by fiver fiver
aaargh! the style... the green guy...
rulez added on the 2007-07-02 21:26:12 by fiver fiver
yeah O_o--b
rulez added on the 2007-07-02 21:38:58 by aha aha
Wheee, this one rocks. The robot animation is awesome, the soundtrack is Sumo Lounge, some fluid simulation is there... The winner.
rulez added on the 2007-07-02 21:52:31 by remageFrs remageFrs

The only demo that does not run properly on my machine. Not sure which part of the jerking is intentional. Can only give piggy so far.
added on the 2007-07-02 22:01:02 by Stelthzje Stelthzje
Piggy for this. Quite a typical production from the "new" Fairlight. Great music but otherwise quite boring without any wow factor.
logo in the intro and smoke effect rox
rulez added on the 2007-07-02 22:13:32 by sINk sINk
best smoke effect evar.

optimization, plz?
rulez added on the 2007-07-02 22:36:50 by praetor_alpha praetor_alpha
It seems that it crashes only on my config :P (P4 HT, GF7800 GTX, WinXP Pro). Anyways after watching video ... I must say that's the best use of GPU fluid simulation I've seen so far (everyone else is using pink colours for this effect?!?). Moreover I liked the overall design touch expressed in foregrounds and backgrounds. And the lighting rocks. I didn't like some weird animations (especially robot arm), which got boring after couple of seconds and that the scenes are not coherent. Thumb up from me.
rulez added on the 2007-07-02 22:43:03 by bonzaj bonzaj
I sort of agree that there is something lacking. It's a bit too relaxing for the style or something. However, visually breathtaking, extremely nice style, graphics and music make this really enjoyable. I love fairlight demos.

note: the video on the intel demo page doesn't do justice to this demo. It's so much better watching it on real pc.
rulez added on the 2007-07-02 22:47:45 by z5 z5
I agree with ryg. And it even stays too long in that scene with the robot and cranes behind. Even if good looking, boring. At least the fluid motion effect was good..
added on the 2007-07-02 23:23:48 by Optimus Optimus
rulez added on the 2007-07-02 23:26:49 by scg_ scg_
now that wasn't even fair to the rest of us.
rulez added on the 2007-07-02 23:46:32 by loaderror loaderror
Excessive ownage ... from music to style !
rulez added on the 2007-07-02 23:50:50 by kohai kohai
It`s ok, but i would like more demostuff then real life crap stuff that i dont know what is doing in the demo.
added on the 2007-07-02 23:51:02 by Zplex Zplex
rulez added on the 2007-07-02 23:56:08 by noouch noouch
Very weird. really agreeing with fiver2 and ryg.
@hyde: you are perfectly right: there is nothing to hide here. If would see ANY of the visuals in an art book, would buy it. But then, that just like it feels: Like very excellent print stuff. And unlike the last intel compo I don't have to watch it a thousand times to see all the stuff that's going on. But on the other hand, it should be an animation, shouldn't it?

++ Design
++ Composition
++ Colors
+ Water effect
+ Attached image sprites
+ Character
+ Soundtrack
-- overall mood / atmosphere
-- syncing

rulez added on the 2007-07-02 23:58:39 by pixtur pixtur
Ah what gives.. Thumb down for the code. I dont get why only fairlight demos have memory leaks, appear unneccesarily slow even due to low poly count etc.. I can only suspect that the code is not up to par.

sucks added on the 2007-07-03 00:37:13 by Stelthzje Stelthzje
The polar opposite of their first intel compo entry -so much time, yet so little content...
added on the 2007-07-03 02:59:15 by Shifter Shifter
Emperor: give smash a break, he's only 13!
rulez added on the 2007-07-03 03:15:09 by parcelshit parcelshit
I found the demo a little bit boring and quite slow on my machine for a reason I did not manage to understand.

But since Smash is only 13 and has a cute british accent, here is a thumb up ;)

Way to go young Smash! :)
rulez added on the 2007-07-03 03:21:52 by keops keops
fantastic art, design and code. music fits, but is a bit boring. my favourite from the compo.
rulez added on the 2007-07-03 03:27:49 by Bobic Bobic
Emperor he's so young that he has still much to learn. For a kid his age this is a brilliant demo with very challenging and interesting effects.
rulez added on the 2007-07-03 05:56:41 by waffle waffle
I love the building/room in construction scene (reminds me of Track1). The art and music are very good, including a few stylish elements. Oh, and the little green guy r0xx ;-)
rulez added on the 2007-07-03 06:50:27 by Nezbie Nezbie
fiver2's words u_u
added on the 2007-07-03 07:35:17 by p01 p01
we want a coop between fairlight and synesthetics!!
added on the 2007-07-03 07:38:51 by mrdoob mrdoob
Doesn´t work on my amiga.
rulez added on the 2007-07-03 08:30:52 by Virgill Virgill
I feel like I've seen this shit 100 times before, coming from Fairlight. Pls, the music really didn't do anything for me. I'm a bit disappointed, frankly. It's all a bit too "supermarket", too commercial for me.
Caterpillar Demo Competition

rulez added on the 2007-07-03 08:56:53 by oxb oxb
Is Destop working in tv identity nowadays?
rulez added on the 2007-07-03 09:30:12 by ton ton
though I have to agree that the certain "catch"-factor is missing, the overall look is just too good for not giving it a thumb up. and I disagree with gargaj here - the DOF rocks =)
btw, no legal problems with the caterpillar stuff?
rulez added on the 2007-07-03 10:15:52 by styx^hcr styx^hcr
The DOF varies quite a bit depending on resolution and anti-aliasing settings. On highest aa + resolution I like it (it's more subdued and subtle) but then the rest of the demo crawls whereas on half-resolution and 2 point aa it's a bit too deep.
added on the 2007-07-03 10:23:02 by _-_-__ _-_-__
if anyone is getting the full-on system crash at the end, please do let me know some system info (gfxcard, driver, what mode you ran it in etc). naturally it doesn't happen here, but if we can find it we'll do a fixed version (that might even have some speed tweaks and fixes and so on).
added on the 2007-07-03 10:29:13 by smash smash
The first 15-20 seconds of this is really really stylish, and Destop is just too fucking good for his own good. But then, enter Bob the Builder...

Cool smoke though, and kudos for staying with one scene longer than what is usual these days. I hope that pisses a lot of people off. Really.
rulez added on the 2007-07-03 10:58:22 by Archmage Archmage
smash: took my computer down into black unresponsiveness in the end (Core2Duo E6600, 2GB, GF7900GT, WinXP Pro 32bit, ran it at 1600x1200)

Still have to make up my mind about the demo itself, I'm still undecided between being awestruck because of the scenes or bored to death because of the direction. We'll see.
added on the 2007-07-03 12:22:09 by kb_ kb_
extremely cool style and music! sumo lounge are back!
rulez added on the 2007-07-03 12:54:37 by zeebr zeebr
Really cool
rulez added on the 2007-07-03 13:19:06 by nytrik nytrik
Emperor: give smash a break, he's only 13!

Indeed, and he also codes using his feet!!

After a watch of the better video, what ryg and fiver said - beautiful but soulless.
added on the 2007-07-03 14:14:57 by psonice psonice
Beautiful and relaxed. A perfect chill-out demo even if the music is a little bit to fast for that.
rulez added on the 2007-07-03 14:44:48 by Happy-H Happy-H
Visually very nice again and the music rulez.
rulez added on the 2007-07-03 15:35:08 by teel teel
Nice music, my fav scene was the self building structure.
rulez added on the 2007-07-03 16:15:18 by bdk bdk
rulez added on the 2007-07-03 21:42:29 by iks iks
Lovely visuals. The direction could be better though.
rulez added on the 2007-07-03 21:55:56 by Mystra Mystra
Ok, in the video, with all the flickering and jerking gone, it actually looks somewhat nice. Great beginning, but then it goes nowhere.. The smoke fx in the background is nice.

According to your descriptions, I do now imagine shash as a pasty kid with crippled arms. I should be nice then, I guess.

added on the 2007-07-03 23:32:33 by Stelthzje Stelthzje
Emperor: Smash is the kid in the middle...

BB Image
I had to run from the video, i just got my first lcd monitor, and gfx and smoke looks really great on it
rulez added on the 2007-07-04 00:39:27 by Buckethead Buckethead
rulez added on the 2007-07-04 01:55:29 by dila dila
the kid on the right reminds me of pantaloon ... :D
added on the 2007-07-04 02:07:35 by maali maali
I think that if the "depth of field" effect (close+far object blur) was toned down/removed, there would be a HUGE speed increase. alas, I could not find such an option.

and I might relate to it better, if they were komatsus instead of caterpillars. cant recall the last time i saw a caterpillar.

downloadable soundtrack, please?
Someone should put the little green guy as the screenshot, it better reflects the demo :D
added on the 2007-07-04 05:23:47 by Nezbie Nezbie
It looks awesome but is just too slow for my liking. And kidrobot wants a word with you...
added on the 2007-07-04 10:43:56 by okkie okkie
thanks so much to whoever changed the video link from the nice insync one we uploaded to one that plays about 2 seconds out from the music. cheers! much appreciated!
added on the 2007-07-04 12:37:45 by smash smash
(and thanks to reed for putting ours back :) )
added on the 2007-07-04 12:38:51 by smash smash
rulez added on the 2007-07-04 13:24:45 by chenmy! chenmy!
added on the 2007-07-04 15:59:49 by Wingering Wingering
My big respect for the cool graff logo at the beginning faded a bit when I yesterday stumbled on a font called "cancontrol" on http://www.acidfonts.com/cfonts2.htm ... :) scnr... Okay, with this compo the deadline had to really be met, so any time saving is welcome, and the composition looks great nevertheless. And I admit, I also occasionally use sample CDs as sources when making music. :)
added on the 2007-07-04 18:25:16 by sire sire
made me press escape before the end..
added on the 2007-07-04 19:04:53 by nystep nystep
very nice - excellent well-rounded design!
rulez added on the 2007-07-04 22:55:50 by hornet hornet
Great Work :)
rulez added on the 2007-07-04 23:03:24 by Sapphire Sapphire
i disagree..

added on the 2007-07-04 23:05:44 by leijaa leijaa
All said before: Amazing work... but you look at it and feel nothing that makes your thumb go up.
added on the 2007-07-05 09:07:39 by imYemeth imYemeth
Stylish ghetto design. Good work niggaz...
rulez added on the 2007-07-05 10:23:25 by Trauma Zero Trauma Zero
digital grafitti aye. great stuff.
rulez added on the 2007-07-05 10:24:49 by comankh comankh
sire: if you genuinely cannot tell the difference between a low quality generic graffiti font and a superb hand-modelled logo, considering pretty much the only thing they have in common is "they're both graffiti influenced", i dont know what to say to you. it made me laugh, but at the same time made me feel slightly depressed at the state of the scene if well known sceners can't tell the difference between something good and something rubbish. :)
it'd be like me saying, "hey, you stole the music for your demo from the cheeky girls! their music is 'electronic' too, so they must be the same thing..".

bear in mind that telling a graffiti artist they did their logo with a graffiti font would be about the same level of diss as telling a classical composer they stole their latest overture from a bontempi organ preset. :)
added on the 2007-07-05 10:42:34 by smash smash
my winnie the pooh bontempi organ has "let it be" as one of the demo tunes
added on the 2007-07-05 10:50:36 by hollowman hollowman
The Beatles ripped off Winnie the pooh, so what? It's not like they broke into...yadayada..

Anyway, didn't like the demo that much the first time around, but it's really grown on me. All the delicious details and the caterpillar-sync makes this a thumb up.
rulez added on the 2007-07-05 11:17:23 by Korvkiosken Korvkiosken
The logo is ace. Period. More 2d!
added on the 2007-07-05 11:30:48 by Archmage Archmage
Nice artwork, animation, effects and sound.
Definately a very cool one.

( I like caterpillars :D )
rulez added on the 2007-07-05 13:53:47 by gopher gopher
on the one hand i appreciate the soundtrack, the overall design and the little niceties here and there. one the other hand the whole show feels very disconnected and empty. but all things considered: thumb up.
rulez added on the 2007-07-05 16:49:20 by a-move a-move
Smash: I know have downloaded and checked the font, and indeed most of it is different from the logo - however except the letter "A", which is really identical, and also the "C" in the logo obviously is a slight modification from the one in the font. As the font was previewed by its name "cancontrol" on acidfonts.com, because of these two letters being represented prominently therein, it was easy to get the impression the font was used completely. Sorry, my mistake, if not totally mistaken, but it's not that big a deal, the logo looks supergreat anyway (and i'ts certainly possible to make great tunes with bontempi organ presets!). I really didn't want to diss you, just tell an observation I made. Now after closer inspection of the case I am glad I can turn back to the initial instant admiration I had for the logo. :)
added on the 2007-07-05 18:29:15 by sire sire
robot and caterpillars really were great :D
added on the 2007-07-05 19:03:46 by Sapphire Sapphire

and well... sumo lounge rules! i love this style.
rulez added on the 2007-07-05 21:11:39 by dq dq
smash: I SOOO wish you'd been defending one of destops BETTER graff-style logos, instead of this... uhm, rather mediocre piece. 'Cause, what you're saying would make so much more sense then.
added on the 2007-07-06 04:56:24 by kusma kusma
added on the 2007-07-06 05:03:07 by gentleman gentleman
The smoke effect is insanely cool, but other than that, I find this dull and rather uninspired.
added on the 2007-07-06 05:36:39 by Preacher Preacher
desktop flashed through the right side of the screen for the entire prod
slideshow animations
slideshow 3d scenes
too many dlls.
sucks added on the 2007-07-06 08:13:22 by GbND GbND
rulez added on the 2007-07-06 08:22:11 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
The 2d art here is superb, not shitty generic graffiti.

Smash: yeah, same old shitty video card I've had for nearly 3 years. The company somehow thinks that buying a new card for me to watch demos on is a waste of money, philistines! And only macs at home, none of which are intel.
added on the 2007-07-06 11:11:06 by psonice psonice
GbND says: 'too many dlls'

Uh, what the hell?
added on the 2007-07-06 11:17:24 by sagacity sagacity
a bit short on content but rulez anyway..
rulez added on the 2007-07-06 12:41:39 by medron medron
I second Preacher completely but give thumb up for the cube.
rulez added on the 2007-07-06 13:22:13 by Serpent Serpent
gbnd: you must be really stupid complaning about too many dll's, i guess youd don't even know what a dll is.
added on the 2007-07-06 14:56:48 by pantaloon pantaloon
decent demo.
rulez added on the 2007-07-06 15:04:21 by cp_ cp_
maybe it's just me, but the more external libraries a prod has to use, the less it feels like a demonstration of skill, and more like a cobbling together of other people's stuff. Do you really want a demo with no original coding?
I wet my pants at Evolution of Vision until I realised all the interesting coding was in Intels OpenCV library. Then I thought well, it's nice design, and well executed, so it's still great. This didn't have either.
added on the 2007-07-06 21:13:58 by GbND GbND
GbND: what makes you think the DLLs are not made by Fairlight?
bass.dll is a often used lib for sound playback
d3dx9_30 is supplied to enable non-directx-up-to-date people to watch it.
core.dll fxbase.dll piraya.dll are proprietary libs from the demolition demotool.
And i bet lightwave.dll is also the proprietary lightwave importer for demolition.
So whats the problem?
added on the 2007-07-06 21:30:16 by gopher gopher
GbND: Bass.dll and d3dx9_30.dll are standard libraries for music and basic d3d-stuff, respectively. You gain no extra superpowers by using these. For instance, d3dx9_??.dll contains code for loading textures, managing shader-effects and multiplying matrices and other boring tasks modern demos demand.

The rest of the dll's are unknown to me, so I assume they are proprietary Fairlight libraries.
added on the 2007-07-06 21:33:00 by Hyde Hyde
THUMB UP FOR 'MERICAN MORON COMMENT ;) + demo. greetings to accession
rulez added on the 2007-07-06 21:37:46 by uns3en_ uns3en_
same problem here with a flashing desktop. but whatever, great demo. already watched it three times.
rulez added on the 2007-07-06 21:38:53 by hunta hunta
maybe good in some way... but after 8 hours i watched it hm dunno.. .

there is nothing left i would remember in future... maybe i'll forget the demo in 12 hours... maybe a problem of my age... anyway..

a ok demo ;)
added on the 2007-07-07 05:57:07 by ultra ultra
OK demo. When it was done, it frozed my computer hard and I had to reset my computer. :(
added on the 2007-07-07 09:47:28 by AntDude AntDude
Oh and I loved the smoke effects!

Smash: http://alpha.zimage.com/~ant/antfarm/about/computers.txt for my computer setup (gaming/Windows box).
added on the 2007-07-07 09:50:27 by AntDude AntDude
gbnd: all of the dlls except d3dx and bass are made by us. see, it's quite easy and good practice to make a dll out of blocks of code you want to group together. you go to visual studio, create new project, select the dynamic link library option, and then turn left at the clue shop.
added on the 2007-07-07 14:21:43 by smash smash
so beautiful. love it.
rulez added on the 2007-07-07 18:00:04 by prm prm
me likes
rulez added on the 2007-07-07 18:50:34 by mueslee mueslee
I loved it.
rulez added on the 2007-07-08 03:48:57 by sea_monkey sea_monkey
rulez added on the 2007-07-08 04:11:15 by [ProToS] [ProToS]
Is nice...
rulez added on the 2007-07-08 16:39:39 by pOWL pOWL
trible tattoo logos , same look like 3 demos now... maybe some new ideas in the next demo ? :) music is cool... effects , ideas and gfx looks same like your last demos...
added on the 2007-07-09 22:08:26 by .. ..
This has style coming out it's pooper!
rulez added on the 2007-07-09 22:45:37 by Phred Phred
oh, it's shiny on the inside. That's nice.
For version 3.11 of your demo engine, fix the desktop flickering and the slideshow framerate (on a gf 6800 gt, no less).
added on the 2007-07-10 00:08:15 by GbND GbND
what's your major malfunction, numbnuts?
added on the 2007-07-10 06:04:35 by reed reed
gbnd: didnt you consider that maybe the desktop flickering could be related your system? like, maybe you know as much about setting up your pc as you do about dlls? :)
(and if the desktop is fighting with the demo, it'll sure murder your framerate.)
added on the 2007-07-10 10:01:34 by smash smash
gbnd, this demo runs perfectly on my laptop, geforce 6800 mobile, fps wise too. i would suggest you to upgrade your drivers.
added on the 2007-07-10 14:46:50 by pantaloon pantaloon
I must somewhat agree abit with sire on the font thing. The letters look very simular. But one can clearly see that many letters has been altered and there is alot of "bits and doo-dads" added to the whole piece. But for all we know the artist is just inpired of this style, as it is a wellknown graff-style from sweden back in the 80ies.

And btw, in the demoscene there are not many logos that are made from scratch. So I think its rather picky to complain about a this. But I guess people expect much more from FLT than other groups.
added on the 2007-07-10 16:36:12 by tFt tFt
Pantaloon: it's quite slow on my 6600 and I have recent drivers.
added on the 2007-07-10 17:12:19 by keops keops
keops, can't remember what differs 6600 from 6800, but seems it's alot. isn't those 6600 cards really just faster 5800 cards ?
added on the 2007-07-10 23:30:15 by pantaloon pantaloon
My god, this was BAD!

Seriously, take brilliant graphics, effective modelling, ace effects and bland them with uneventful and meaningless direction. This demo is an unfortunate and sad example of how even the best ingredients don't make a royal dinner if the cook doesn't know in which order to throw in the pieces.

Sorry for harsh critic, but you guys could do so much better. I'll reserve the thumb down as a moral advantage in case you happen to win this compo with name voting. :)
added on the 2007-07-11 10:14:11 by melw melw
Have you gents tried this with Nosound? It just endlessly loops the "insert disk 2007" and CNCD/FLT scenes here.

(Intel CD2 / 8600M GT / Fresh XP)
added on the 2007-07-11 18:15:20 by Shifter Shifter
no, we didnt actually, but thanks for the heads up. :)
added on the 2007-07-11 18:16:51 by smash smash
i like this new design scheme, with the twirly caligraphic elements and such. does this design have a name? or some history? i bet there's some design guru who knows its origin...
rulez added on the 2007-07-11 20:33:42 by button button
original and has some nice stuff in it, nice musics also.
rulez added on the 2007-07-11 21:51:45 by NuKem NuKem
Probably the winner... anyway piggy to me. Score reminds me of Moppi stuff somehow, too... design is absolutely outstanding. Could have been a nice industrial demo, but not that way. I like it, but thats all, sorry.
added on the 2007-07-11 22:47:11 by Nty Nty
Mah ... see tactical battle loop instead ...
added on the 2007-07-12 00:50:36 by Steel Steel
melw, o'rly.. maybe this one wasn't done for pouet 4-eyes.
added on the 2007-07-12 12:28:35 by mazor_ mazor_
and yes, that's good shit!
rulez added on the 2007-07-12 12:30:21 by mazor_ mazor_
wrong direction
Brilliant as usual!
rulez added on the 2007-07-13 00:53:10 by ekoli ekoli
smash and R:
ah, 6600gt, not 6800gt, typo.
current drivers.
It's not my machine that has the problem - next time, try testing your stuff instead of getting mad at your audience. You'll find other people on this thread reporting the same bug.
added on the 2007-07-13 19:27:09 by GbND GbND
melw, o'rly.. maybe this one wasn't done for pouet 4-eyes.

So stop commenting on pouet, smartypants.
added on the 2007-07-13 20:00:53 by Shifter Shifter
I don't care about graffity art but the rendering looks really cool!
rulez added on the 2007-07-15 23:37:51 by beavis77 beavis77
The artwork was more than superb, if not simply brillant. I felt tough that some scenes were shown way too long and without coordination. This rules but it would'nt have taken too much to make it a milestone. pity.
rulez added on the 2007-07-16 22:39:30 by Paralax Paralax
This demo is just dripping with style/design, which is awesome.
rulez added on the 2007-07-23 04:35:08 by s_tec s_tec
good style and design
rulez added on the 2007-07-23 21:25:00 by jamcar jamcar
What Paralax said...
rulez added on the 2007-07-24 23:36:08 by Stebo Stebo
enjoyed it very much. thank you.
rulez added on the 2007-07-28 07:56:39 by apricot apricot
Don't like it. No real theme, random images and unreadable graffiti.
added on the 2007-07-28 11:19:42 by mnemotron mnemotron
this is good
rulez added on the 2007-07-30 15:35:34 by cer cer
Good design!
rulez added on the 2007-07-30 22:42:06 by Cosmocat Cosmocat
A matter of taste. Well, definitely not my taste.
added on the 2007-07-31 00:20:01 by T$ T$
Good job.
rulez added on the 2007-07-31 00:50:27 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
hot tip; ditch the "data lines" next time, there is no use for them in a demo like this.
added on the 2007-07-31 21:13:23 by El Topo El Topo
good stuff.
rulez added on the 2007-08-05 22:28:29 by Lazarus Lazarus
Quite interesting. Driver-less Caterpillars certianly rule. But that's just about it. Stylish, yes, but too little content and too repetitive.
A lesson in style, again, again, again.
rulez added on the 2007-08-08 11:41:55 by fishwave/scx fishwave/scx
cool, but misses the final something to bring the single scenes (that simply would look great when taking some screenshots) to "life"
added on the 2007-08-10 22:00:48 by toxie toxie
I love the looks. colours, flowers, dof, grafityart and stuff.. all cool. But action is kind of lame and char-animation could have done better. First time liquids are embedded a little nicer but still kind of useless though.
rulez added on the 2007-08-13 12:12:38 by ewerybody ewerybody
4th ... my god ...
added on the 2007-08-13 16:50:32 by nytrik nytrik
i don't get how this could come out fourth place. it might feel a bit unoriented here and there, but there's a great deal of artistic talent, beautiful detail and visual character in this one. certainly more than in some other 'shove objects -- yawn -- through a tunnel' piece. way to go, FTL!
rulez added on the 2007-08-25 12:15:27 by monroe monroe
I love GRAFF and this is demo is freakin' awesome!
rulez added on the 2007-08-31 06:43:16 by skrip skrip
Great music and effects...
rulez added on the 2007-09-09 13:21:55 by #535 #535
Seemingly slow rendering at parts, especially in the "IKEA-scene", but great great show. I love the depth of field-stuff, and the genereal "real" feel of the rendering.
rulez added on the 2007-12-21 14:40:14 by lug00ber lug00ber
I really liked it. And put the green guy in the screenie up there ;)
rulez added on the 2008-01-11 01:39:45 by ferris ferris
Blown away yet again! I don't think I've been so impressed by demo design since the Melon days.
rulez added on the 2008-01-20 17:14:07 by Wade Wade
This one is really worth a few rewatches. First time I watched it the framerate was too low for my laptop so half the point got lost somehow. Rewatched on video and I thought it was %#¤#%¤ brilliant!
added on the 2008-01-20 19:17:15 by loaderror loaderror
Looks great.
rulez added on the 2008-01-24 13:44:08 by zefyros zefyros
fuckin' great!!!
rulez added on the 2008-01-28 07:17:11 by kimi kardashian kimi kardashian
tickles my design bone
rulez added on the 2008-01-28 08:37:10 by Weyland Yutani Weyland Yutani
Very nice.
rulez added on the 2008-02-22 00:40:04 by Anat Anat
Very cool style; really liked it!
rulez added on the 2008-05-03 14:19:24 by Agilo Agilo
Not my style :(
sucks added on the 2008-05-14 16:42:28 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
Great stuff!!
rulez added on the 2008-07-02 23:15:28 by d3pth d3pth
rulez added on the 2008-07-12 05:01:37 by micksam7 micksam7
demos don't necessarily have to be deep or tell a story for me... just showing off completely wicked graphics and some nice effects (loved the liquid), combined with fitting music also does the trick for me. Sure, scenes were rather long, but that wasn't bad - it added to the overall feeling of the demo, which was very coherent. Great style, I love it!
rulez added on the 2008-07-19 02:14:14 by stijn stijn
very nice stuff
rulez added on the 2008-08-06 22:52:44 by sof_max sof_max
my long lost thumb.
rulez added on the 2008-08-22 15:15:21 by Axel Axel
great gfx, great style, well done.
rulez added on the 2008-08-22 23:14:13 by SiR SiR
how its possible i missed this one?
instant thumb up!
rulez added on the 2008-08-31 22:50:07 by blz blz
It killed my laptop on its first run but I love it anyways. Those 3 seconds I saw were pure gold.
rulez added on the 2008-09-25 16:05:57 by gr9yfox gr9yfox
Need some !
rulez added on the 2008-09-25 16:50:26 by 24 24
Fantastic graphics and really great feeling.
rulez added on the 2008-11-22 11:36:03 by pommak pommak
rulez added on the 2009-01-20 12:22:04 by Speed Speed
Cool graphics, kickass music, awesome design. Just ridiculously cool demo.
rulez added on the 2009-02-07 23:09:08 by noby noby
rulez added on the 2009-03-19 16:33:36 by Sorcerer Sorcerer
rulez added on the 2009-04-13 09:17:36 by mdx mdx
Nice visuals
rulez added on the 2009-04-13 11:33:50 by vestige vestige
Very nice style & soundtrack
rulez added on the 2009-04-29 16:24:01 by Dano Dano
I wonder where my thumb went... well. this still rules. one of the top demos.
rulez added on the 2009-08-04 16:33:15 by Proteque Proteque
Coolness overload.
rulez added on the 2010-05-21 23:52:07 by Alpha C Alpha C
just watched it on upgraded hardware. sheer pleasure.
added on the 2010-06-26 13:39:47 by comankh comankh
rulez added on the 2010-06-26 14:23:33 by wullon wullon
rulez added on the 2010-06-26 14:51:40 by untel untel
Nicely done! Love the smoke effect :-)
rulez added on the 2010-06-26 15:43:56 by _0x3a ^DESiRE _0x3a ^DESiRE
ace prod. Loved to watch it!
Btw. Video link is not working, so here is the scene.org one : download
rulez added on the 2010-06-26 16:40:58 by CONS CONS
rulez added on the 2010-09-25 21:09:45 by provod provod
Really like the sync in this one, soundtrack is cool too!

Made a Highres Youtube video for it too on my hd channel:
halfsome by Carillon & Cyberiad (CNCD) & Fairlight (1080p)
rulez added on the 2011-07-22 11:26:24 by anni anni
rulez added on the 2012-01-31 20:44:55 by Frequent Frequent
I'm not fond of the style but the visual experience is very pleasing, and the unfolding structure scene is a killer, especially with such lighting.
rulez added on the 2012-03-03 10:26:19 by Zavie Zavie
rulez added on the 2012-08-04 11:24:46 by dafuq dafuq
Forgotten thumb
rulez added on the 2012-08-04 19:20:18 by Maissi Maissi
Still one of my favourite demos, I don't even have a favourite scene - as they all just rock.
So many details to spot, even after so many views I only now noticed the drops going down in the background in the digger scene. This demo somehow has a heart, despite being utterly cool :)
rulez added on the 2013-06-13 02:11:22 by mog mog
Do the robo dance!
rulez added on the 2013-07-24 19:05:09 by moqui moqui
rulez added on the 2013-07-25 14:07:38 by gaspode gaspode
Still nice.
rulez added on the 2013-10-06 15:41:46 by fizzer fizzer
Great smoke and a couple other coder porn effects for the time, but I prefer demos that emphasize on style to be wholesome.
added on the 2014-12-10 01:04:08 by moozooh moozooh
meh not my cup of tea.
sucks added on the 2014-12-10 06:46:33 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
my cup of tea
rulez added on the 2014-12-10 07:46:12 by sm sm
My cup of sparkling water.
rulez added on the 2014-12-10 11:59:24 by tomaes tomaes
great stuff!
rulez added on the 2014-12-10 12:22:38 by revival revival
Diggers are stylish, ok?
rulez added on the 2015-09-02 09:33:44 by andr00 andr00
rulez added on the 2016-05-28 05:08:17 by golem golem
this reeks of AWESOME
rulez added on the 2017-01-31 11:44:17 by nagz nagz
rulez added on the 2020-07-21 04:22:24 by blackpawn blackpawn
quite cool start and end. idk about the middle. trippy music
rulez added on the 2021-12-06 10:28:14 by wrighter wrighter

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