Copper master by Angels
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release date : october 1990
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added on the 2001-08-17 11:27:57 by Tex Tex

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One of the best old-school demo I've ever seen on the Amiga 500. Great copper effects, great tune... Watch it! It's worth the few minutes it takes :)
rulez added on the 2001-10-19 14:24:35 by ChessFan ChessFan
oh my, this one seriously kicks ass :D
rulez added on the 2002-06-18 01:16:25 by robotriot robotriot
A truly must-see demo !
rulez added on the 2002-10-23 12:18:11 by nitch nitch
My gawd. Why has this not got more thumbs! The music to this one is fantastical, and the copper effects were (at the time) stunning. One of the all time amiga classics.
rulez added on the 2002-11-03 20:49:11 by Mtl Mtl
woderful! nothing more to say
rulez added on the 2003-05-21 22:46:04 by Kami68k Kami68k
yeah this one rulez, a bit less than the dragons megademo (-;
rulez added on the 2003-11-29 06:20:51 by Buckethead Buckethead
The title says it all.
rulez added on the 2004-04-26 12:47:29 by keops keops
more thumbs!!
rulezcdc added on the 2004-09-16 13:34:01 by prm prm
Put your sun glasses ! Great !
rulez added on the 2005-06-23 13:25:08 by profecy profecy
rulez added on the 2005-06-23 13:38:01 by NuKem NuKem
Corsair Powah! <3
rulez added on the 2005-10-10 19:41:45 by StingRay StingRay
1990 wow!
One of the best Amiga copper prOns ever!
Copper Master Corsair!
Blitter stuff started to rule Amiga world and mighty Copper was nearly forgotten. ;)

rulez added on the 2005-10-11 01:46:35 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
Corsair r0x
rulez added on the 2005-11-13 15:50:46 by Midfit Midfit
rulez added on the 2006-02-25 20:55:52 by Cj Cj
Music by Moby if I remember correctly...
rulez added on the 2006-03-08 17:33:39 by sasq sasq
Indeed a true copper mayhem.
rulez added on the 2006-07-21 16:47:03 by d0DgE d0DgE
featuring the song "Dragonsfunk" by Moby if I'm not mistaken, which rocks insanely. This was a great demo in general. Anyone knowing what became of Corsair?
rulez added on the 2006-09-12 14:16:14 by Axel Axel
rulez added on the 2006-09-12 14:17:38 by Premium Premium
copper/blitter master corsair! who are you ?
little video
rulez added on the 2006-11-01 23:51:36 by cyberpingui cyberpingui
That's one good copper!
rulez added on the 2006-11-01 23:59:01 by nitro2k01 nitro2k01
Axel, cyberpingui: Try googling the name Stephane Prophete, might come up with something.
rulez added on the 2007-03-07 08:12:06 by break break
thanx break
rulez added on the 2007-03-09 17:16:27 by Quarryman Quarryman
Nice one
rulez added on the 2007-03-20 22:11:27 by Zener Zener
A very nice copper overdose.
rulez added on the 2007-06-21 19:59:36 by micdune micdune
leet new screeny <3
I did not find anything after googling :|
Copper "masterbation"!
rulez added on the 2007-06-21 21:16:49 by ham ham
rulez added on the 2007-08-02 11:32:34 by Serpent Serpent
rulez added on the 2007-08-02 11:35:36 by evil evil
Great copper effects!
rulez added on the 2007-08-02 19:19:18 by RA RA
Totally Copper Overdosed but still Cool !
rulez added on the 2007-08-02 19:36:27 by gentleman gentleman
wtf missing thumb
obviously rulez
rulez added on the 2007-08-26 23:58:34 by EviL EviL
just found this one on an old Savage-Packdisk...and directly had to search for it here just to give it a thumb.! did NOT see it until today.! but ruleZ...has that c64-style mixed with new Amiga-Tech...!
btw...don´t miss "Rebels - Total Triple Trouble" ...the Copper driven out of Force.! ;)
rulez added on the 2007-09-18 08:53:34 by ɧ4ɾɗվ. ɧ4ɾɗվ.
coppor roxxor
rulez added on the 2007-09-18 09:48:10 by scicco scicco
Psychedelic effects !
rulez added on the 2007-10-29 17:36:55 by Nori Nori
rulez added on the 2007-12-02 03:07:36 by gobgob gobgob
rulez added on the 2008-02-04 21:34:29 by hollowman hollowman
this rocked my world, the music was great too
rulez added on the 2008-02-04 21:37:42 by Weyland Yutani Weyland Yutani
I don't remember seeing so much colours in a long while.
rulez added on the 2008-02-06 21:39:03 by zefyros zefyros
Oh yes!
rulez added on the 2008-02-06 21:41:53 by fxmj4598fj4598fj fxmj4598fj4598fj
Top class !
rulez added on the 2008-02-07 13:35:20 by zoolum zoolum
faq wheet daddy, my eyes blead!
very the well for 1990, tho
rulez added on the 2008-06-07 10:03:57 by crs crs
I still don't understand how vertical raster are done
rulez added on the 2008-06-07 10:32:06 by bigcheese bigcheese
.. are they just tall sprites being blitted? this is what I get for never having an amiga or c64.
added on the 2008-06-07 10:52:54 by bigcheese bigcheese
There are many ways, none are "real" rasterbars.

The nearest to "real" rasterbars is to set the bitplane modulo to -40 and show the same line of gfx data all down the screen. By adding new data every line you get kefratraz bars :)

Combined with HAM and overscan you can pretty much do anything vertically you can do with rasterbars, although you can't arbitrarily overlay graphics because you're using the bitplanes to simulate rasterbars. Sprites can of course be abused to hide that fact.

You can combine real rasterbars with the above tricks too, of course.
added on the 2008-06-07 10:56:18 by xeron xeron
Oh, and thumb up :)
rulez added on the 2008-06-07 10:56:39 by xeron xeron
Ah, thinking of bitplanes, and the data not changing much as the scanning goes down got me in a more rastery frame of mind. Makes more sense now.
added on the 2008-06-07 11:03:05 by bigcheese bigcheese
rulez added on the 2008-06-07 17:02:41 by mic mic
crazy stuff.
pure amiga spirit.
rulez added on the 2008-09-05 19:16:30 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
Copperbars! Lots of them! :)
rulez added on the 2009-02-03 00:42:25 by Alpha C Alpha C
found this crazy demo after a long time
rulez added on the 2009-03-12 16:19:24 by seppjo seppjo
stop the madness! :D props for youtube!
rulez added on the 2009-03-12 17:26:39 by thec thec
Super sweet!!
rulez added on the 2009-03-12 17:54:16 by Emod Emod
rulez added on the 2009-08-28 17:59:26 by Claw Claw
Oh yes. Damn fine list of releases at that party.
rulez added on the 2009-08-28 18:08:12 by 4mat 4mat
A thing of beauty
rulez added on the 2009-08-28 18:50:03 by Intrinsic Intrinsic
Hell yeah.
rulez added on the 2009-09-08 03:09:05 by Maissi Maissi
Great demo, which was one of the inspirations for the STe screen in the Phaleon Demo :)
rulez added on the 2009-09-23 18:22:31 by Dbug Dbug
Initially supposed to be released under the Dragons label.
However, one of the very best Corsair's release.

Foxy! / The Company
(Angels at that time)

Note : It hasn't been released at any party.
Corsair finished it at my place and it took him ages just to sync some visual Fx with Moby's neat soundtrack ..
No minor details for these guys ;)
It was then sent to the rest of Angels team and then spread thru BBS's (you'd say Da WeB now).
rulez added on the 2009-11-12 23:42:45 by Foxy/The Company Foxy/The Company
One of the best \o
rulez added on the 2009-11-12 23:46:26 by leGend leGend
Amazing, freaky, stunning... Corsairs' specific style.
rulez added on the 2009-12-05 19:35:58 by sim sim
nice music and a good pace of effects!
rulez added on the 2010-04-30 22:01:04 by Exin Exin
So many colors!! I love copper effects. And music rulez too!
rulez added on the 2010-06-01 20:19:21 by jua jua
I loved this back then, I love it now. Still a classic.
rulez added on the 2010-08-20 08:24:00 by jacefuse jacefuse
Awesome demo! Great work, Moby, especially the slow part in the middle...
rulez added on the 2010-08-20 09:12:09 by chromag chromag
This still rules now, great music and great code!
rulez added on the 2010-08-20 09:56:12 by keito keito
rulez added on the 2010-08-20 11:34:23 by rez rez
I really don't know what to say because it's very, very good!
rulez added on the 2010-08-20 11:55:33 by TomoAlien TomoAlien
Love it or die!
rulez added on the 2010-08-20 12:22:30 by skan skan
Oh boyz, releasing this demo was definitely one my proudest moments on the Amiga scene (ok, that and the Dragons megademo to be fair).

It took me ages to get some of the visuals right (tweaking the colors until they felt 'right'). And as Foxy mentioned, getting Moby's music in sync with the visuals took forever (how many seconds should each effect be shown in order to achieve the best results, etc...) A lot of attention to details here, believe me.

I remember the whole Dragons crew all spent about a month together in the summer of 1991 and that's when we created this demo. Moby worked on the music (a true masterpiece), I focussed on the code and Mr Video (my older brother) helped with the design.

Some of these visual raster effects had really never been seen before (I think). It was a true mix of old-style copper with new-style blitter generated rasters... Take a look at the last effect (Rasters Mutation). Took me while to get this one right :-) Reading some of the comments, I am glad so many of you liked the final result. Never imagined at the time that I would end up reading all this 20 years later... kind of unreal if you ask me.

Amazing times boyz, I'll tell you that... Ah, being 18 again :-)

ps: btw, somebody asked what I was doing nowadays. Well, on the personal side, for the past 15 years I have been living in the states (moved from Paris, France). Married, 2 boys... On the professional side, I ended up sticking to programming. My Amiga years helped me find something I really enjoyed doing (coding). Got to be thankful for this. So, I am now a professional programmer, working for various large US corporations. And lately, I am 100% focussed on developing for the iPad/iPhone. Fun little devices to program for, I can't complain...

ps2: and, of course, here is the full youtube version

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rulez added on the 2011-01-31 05:54:55 by corsair corsair
welcome back, Corsair!
now code a demo again, please ;)
Lovely coder demo indeed, with good music.
rulez added on the 2011-01-31 09:36:52 by Clarence Clarence
for resources ( graphics, musics ) join irc-channel #trsi and then join TRSi ;)
Copper FTW!!
rulez added on the 2011-01-31 15:16:01 by lsl lsl
this demo is all a rasterbar-lover needs. thx for that :)
rulez added on the 2011-01-31 16:33:19 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
And the demo is neat!
rulez added on the 2011-01-31 17:18:13 by baah baah
rulez added on the 2011-05-02 02:40:11 by gibs gibs
added on the 2011-11-22 21:27:47 by Frequent Frequent
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rulez added on the 2012-01-20 21:58:28 by bizun_ bizun_
Rotating parallax!
rulez added on the 2012-01-26 21:27:28 by cxw cxw
Why haven't I thumbed this already?
rulez added on the 2012-03-08 15:19:30 by grip grip
another immortal big classic!!
another video here:
rulez added on the 2012-04-05 08:11:14 by sINk sINk
classic :)
rulez added on the 2012-04-05 16:08:35 by aegis aegis
rulez added on the 2012-07-23 03:21:19 by Fell Fell
Hehe.. Quite Insane Show, Nice Music and good Effects, seems i have missed to thumb that one up so far :D
rulez added on the 2013-04-15 02:16:41 by Sapphire Sapphire
Great :)
rulez added on the 2013-08-18 08:47:58 by Sir_Lucas Sir_Lucas
rulez added on the 2013-11-29 00:51:47 by mccnex mccnex
Pretty cool effects for the time.
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 22:31:05 by alexh alexh
rulez added on the 2014-05-04 02:22:07 by bartman bartman
simply great
rulez added on the 2014-05-04 02:38:43 by comankh comankh
Classic Time!
rulez added on the 2014-05-04 10:51:18 by at0m at0m
Beware of copper thieves
rulez added on the 2014-09-20 17:11:51 by Harekiet Harekiet
beautiful :)
rulez added on the 2014-09-20 17:27:46 by HellMood HellMood
Cringeworthy text-effect-text-effect design, but otherwise ace.
rulez added on the 2014-09-20 17:36:29 by Kylearan Kylearan
True copper master of its time.
rulez added on the 2014-09-20 17:58:23 by CONS CONS
rulez added on the 2014-09-20 19:56:51 by yzi yzi
Nice one for 1990. Probably one of the better copper demos I've seen.
rulez added on the 2014-09-21 11:02:39 by jmph jmph
Colors, copper and a beautiful tune (love the "Tubular Bells" Part)
rulez added on the 2014-09-21 12:00:38 by Triace Triace
I for one like the text/effect/text/effect like design (:

(plus, excellent copper effects)
rulez added on the 2014-10-30 13:01:34 by ___ ___
legendary copper demo!
rulez added on the 2014-10-30 15:12:53 by bonefish bonefish
rulez added on the 2015-07-30 09:10:54 by lvd lvd
Cool music. The rest if an assault of garish gradients.
added on the 2017-05-25 12:19:27 by noby noby
The master piece of my brother (Corsair) and I, with a legendary music from the talented Moby. The whole design idea was to bring a very dynamic demo with short and various effects. I think we made it as it seems many people really enjoyed this production.
Good old time for young people to create demos such as this one. I can remember the summer holidays with all the Dragons crew near the city of "Le mans" (greetings to Megablast !), before we joined the Angels team. We had so much fun.
I showed the recording of the demo on Youtube to my kids trying to explain them how difficult it was. Now, it is different...
rulez added on the 2017-09-17 21:13:59 by Mistervideo Mistervideo
rulez added on the 2018-05-09 20:43:28 by stijn stijn
kewl && rulez!
rulez added on the 2019-08-04 03:49:48 by wertstahl wertstahl
Long due thumb
rulez added on the 2020-09-04 02:36:42 by Soundy Soundy
I'm glad I'm not colour blind :-D Copper bars never get boring, huh? :)
rulez added on the 2021-05-09 20:18:31 by platon42 platon42
"Early" classic, rules obviously.
rulez added on the 2023-09-04 10:16:56 by zombiejuho zombiejuho

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