How To Skin A Cat by Melon [web]
screenshot added by Zone (leZone) on 2002-02-18 14:09:54
platform :
type :
release date : may 1993
release party : The Computer Crossroad 1993
compo : amiga demo
ranked : 3rd
  • 86
  • 8
  • 0
popularity : 77%
  • 0.91
alltime top: #484
added on the 2001-08-27 17:42:04 by mRyOuNg mRyOuNg

popularity helper

increase the popularity of this prod by spreading this URL:

or via: facebook twitter pinterest tumblr


Sorry for all this mistake i done it fast !!! Group is Melon Design and it's an Amiga AGA demo ! Sorry Sorry !
BTW, this demo rocks !
rulez added on the 2001-08-27 17:43:56 by mRyOuNg mRyOuNg
ooohhh this track. martin iveson forever. he still continues to dominate, except nowadays as 'atjazz' on d-i-y & mantis records etc etc.

epitome of a chilled production
rulez added on the 2002-01-17 14:33:42 by distance distance
A true classic...
classic, and the track is great.
rulez added on the 2002-02-18 14:51:12 by NoahR NoahR
the _track_.
rulez added on the 2002-11-16 18:43:32 by distance distance
hehe, melon design rewls
rulez added on the 2003-01-07 08:52:59 by Dubmood Dubmood
It IS an ECS-demo, but if you run it on an AGA-machine it has a couple of extra features... And btw, I love the soundtrack!
rulez added on the 2003-01-07 11:09:47 by Korvkiosken Korvkiosken
rulez added on the 2003-01-08 03:44:59 by blz blz
slummy: ever seen an ECS demo? me not!
i propose this is OCS then (O like in Original ChipSet) rather than ECS (E like in Enhanced ChipSet).
Pouet made ECS a wrong fact of the Amiga demo history.
rulez added on the 2003-06-27 12:47:44 by noname noname
No vote from me???? I'm ashamed.

This is one of my favourite and most watched demos ever. The design is so mellow and I could listen to the music for eternity (therefore, finding the secret part was no problem). Absolute bliss!
rulez added on the 2003-07-25 21:45:37 by Wade Wade
Oldskool classic :)
added on the 2003-07-25 23:20:03 by Crest Crest
a real great one, i still adore nukes soundtrack =)
rulez added on the 2003-07-25 23:52:16 by dalezr dalezr
noname: I agree 100%. I just wrote ECS to be consistent with the information on pouet... I'm a strictly-by-the-rules person... ;)
skinning it!
rulez added on the 2003-08-23 19:37:50 by ripper ripper
rulez added on the 2003-11-14 14:18:41 by prm prm
Happy new Year only to Melon Dezign....
You rule!
rulez added on the 2003-12-31 12:37:04 by iks iks
Dark sense of humor, brilliant soundtrack - brilliance.
rulez added on the 2004-06-10 17:08:12 by wad_ wad_
F'kin amazing! I want to eat it!
rulez added on the 2004-06-10 17:29:45 by Shanethewolf Shanethewolf
a demo without any weak spots. and you gotta love the music
rulez added on the 2004-06-10 18:11:20 by hollowman hollowman
Beautiful! And that music is really hypnotic.
rulez added on the 2004-06-20 19:05:59 by Corial Corial
rulez added on the 2004-08-24 01:56:00 by psenough psenough
Baaah. What settings do I need to make this work in WinUAE?
about winUAE settings, this might help you:
ecs13.uae is supposed to make it run properly as far as I remember.

By the way, forgot to give it a thumb up, one of my favorite amiga mods ever.
rulez added on the 2004-08-29 22:14:30 by keops keops
added on the 2004-08-29 22:15:42 by keops keops
Thanks Keops but it still won't work :(
settings for a vanilla a1200 should work. if you use ecs settings you will miss the aga only effects, i guess
added on the 2004-09-09 08:36:44 by hollowman hollowman
dub is good.
rulez added on the 2004-10-07 20:13:20 by cp_ cp_
one of my favourite demos in 1993!
rulez added on the 2004-11-23 12:20:07 by NuKem NuKem
some amiga-scener at tp93 left his computer on and the looping part of the soundtrack went on all through the night until svolkraq/gollum and p-nut/darkzone went nuts and ripped out his tv-cord.

great memories. :)
rulez added on the 2004-11-23 12:22:16 by gloom gloom
hail the melon! haven't seen it in a decade but still memorize the darn groovy track ... the prod is a true pioneer in style!
rulez added on the 2004-11-26 14:45:14 by monroe monroe
Video capture, anyone?
rulez added on the 2005-06-13 12:15:12 by chavez chavez
Wonderful classic.
rulez added on the 2005-09-29 01:21:31 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
One of my favourite demos. Classic piece indeed!
rulez added on the 2005-10-06 05:08:50 by StingRay StingRay
Cool one!
rulez added on the 2005-10-06 17:37:08 by RRR RRR
I like the mood.
rulez added on the 2006-01-14 21:22:38 by bdk bdk
Classic one!! Roxx!!
rulez added on the 2006-01-14 21:28:24 by Premium Premium
more a usual demo than a melonstration but nice aswell :)
rulez added on the 2006-02-08 10:46:26 by rez rez
Quite nice... and above all: melon style.
added on the 2006-02-13 19:25:21 by jua jua
I remember, nice one!
rulez added on the 2006-02-13 19:37:16 by _10b0 _10b0
Really liked it!
rulez added on the 2006-10-20 14:12:05 by doh doh
music rocks!
rulez added on the 2007-05-03 19:02:56 by Muerto Muerto
classic :)
rulez added on the 2007-07-27 18:57:00 by las las
rulez added on the 2007-07-29 06:25:14 by gentleman gentleman
as nice as matilde chocolate milk
rulez added on the 2007-08-02 13:12:47 by cruzer cruzer
Some sort of cubes and head icons.
rulez added on the 2007-08-23 11:04:18 by TOMPCpl TOMPCpl
Very nice! I love the music!
rulez added on the 2007-08-23 11:06:17 by Mystra Mystra
always knew and liked the title and the related picture.. but the music and the demo itself are new to me and are really nice, too. love the endpart :)
rulez added on the 2007-09-13 02:14:55 by fiveofive fiveofive
Youtube: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=UAnDUGfK7QM
added on the 2008-05-30 17:11:12 by Intrinsic Intrinsic
They call it design, we call it a purple box :)
rulez added on the 2008-05-30 17:25:18 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
some nice effects, but all in all it´s too boring for a thumb up
added on the 2008-07-11 12:44:56 by RA RA
I like the music, I like the effects, I like it including a hidden part which popped up when we were looping this at the Realtime Generation event :)
rulez added on the 2008-07-11 12:59:06 by Paralax Paralax
rulez added on the 2008-07-23 22:02:35 by Alpha C Alpha C
rulez added on the 2008-07-26 19:40:51 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
great one
rulez added on the 2008-09-27 21:22:54 by 24 24
a bit boring
added on the 2009-02-26 18:24:54 by zefyros zefyros
Hell yeah
rulez added on the 2009-02-26 19:34:09 by fxmj4598fj4598fj fxmj4598fj4598fj
cats ass this is gooood....
rulez added on the 2009-06-12 20:57:23 by maytz maytz
rulez added on the 2009-06-12 21:14:41 by xyz xyz
Boring music, ok effects, nice ideas.
rulez added on the 2009-08-29 11:25:36 by Optimus Optimus
rulez added on the 2009-09-08 15:52:41 by Maissi Maissi
always loved this one, and still do :)
rulez added on the 2010-01-10 01:17:06 by Gʀɪʍʍy Gʀɪʍʍy
love the music !
design rulez, especially colors once again !
also : SLAMMER !!
<3 !!!
rulez added on the 2010-01-19 17:12:31 by ɧ4ɾɗվ. ɧ4ɾɗվ.
too bad the .DMS doesnt work in WinUAE ( bootblock checksum Error ) , i´d so like to see the Hidden Part once again !
One of the best from melon
rulez added on the 2010-01-19 17:31:08 by leGend leGend
rulez added on the 2010-03-11 19:36:09 by Jakim Jakim
Poor kitten.
added on the 2010-03-15 14:00:33 by zstab zstab
music / design / effects
rulez added on the 2010-03-15 19:45:00 by SiR SiR
Music could be better, but the rest is classic.
rulez added on the 2010-05-11 21:11:21 by jack-3d jack-3d
A classic memory :)
rulez added on the 2010-05-12 14:43:50 by Fell Fell
Good prod from Melon
rulez added on the 2010-05-22 23:12:35 by Strider Strider
Awesome design
rulez added on the 2010-05-29 19:54:59 by jua jua
Nice music, nice effects, nice ideas.
rulez added on the 2010-05-29 20:10:04 by Emod Emod
Excellent demo. The laidback tune and the humor does the trick.
rulez added on the 2010-08-27 19:30:51 by Frequent Frequent
I really love the ambiance of this one, and the music was really great !
rulez added on the 2010-12-07 20:22:51 by skp skp
superb :)
rulez added on the 2011-06-01 10:56:11 by britelite britelite
excellent 100% Melon 100% Dezign
another video here:
rulez added on the 2012-05-05 13:07:43 by sINk sINk
rulez added on the 2012-05-05 13:09:15 by nosfe nosfe
Nice one :)
rulez added on the 2013-09-10 09:07:27 by Sir_Lucas Sir_Lucas
I must have watched this a hundred times and I still have no idea how to skin a cat.
rulez added on the 2013-09-10 09:44:19 by raizor raizor
A classic!
rulez added on the 2013-09-10 09:48:49 by elend elend
Such a great relaxing demo, thanks to that excellent soundtrack.
Another youtube but with hidden part included.
rulez added on the 2013-11-22 19:10:09 by RDS RDS
dope track!
rulez added on the 2013-11-22 20:26:38 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
rulez added on the 2013-11-22 20:29:41 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
MELONs! :)
rulez added on the 2013-11-22 22:55:17 by mccnex mccnex
Very nice!
rulez added on the 2013-11-26 09:54:46 by at0m at0m
After all this years, I still like this production. for a great soundtrack, graphics and delicious design.
rulez added on the 2013-11-30 17:44:37 by slayer slayer
I always loved this one. Great atmosphere.
rulez added on the 2014-08-15 12:47:01 by fizzer fizzer
A bit boring, but still real nice!
rulez added on the 2014-08-15 14:29:18 by Daniel Daniel
rulez added on the 2014-08-15 15:39:18 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
This is nice to watch! Great in all aspects, even the hidden ones ::p
rulez added on the 2014-10-26 02:16:34 by SoDa7 SoDa7
This one deserves more thumb ups.
rulez added on the 2016-01-23 13:39:17 by ham ham
The laidback tune and the humor does the trick.
rulez added on the 2017-05-09 18:32:01 by moozooh moozooh
It's a bit slow, but still whenever I watch a Melon demo it just makes me think were people at the time just oblivious how brilliant these were compared to the contemporaries...
rulez added on the 2017-05-17 00:35:52 by noby noby
rulez added on the 2017-07-23 18:03:06 by ok3anos ok3anos
It's stylized (apart from maybe the pics), and I like the modulo writer and "texture mapping". But... maybe something else instead of the plots, and less depressing music? I dunno.
added on the 2018-10-18 21:16:31 by Photon Photon
were people at the time just oblivious

I don't know if Human Target was _the_ demo that shifted the Amiga scene away from lengthy vector city fly-bys and black background effect shows, but it's surely a candidate. And I'd say nobody was oblivious: By the time How To Skin A Cat was released a lot of groups had caught on and, IMHO, significantly improved upon the concept.
rulez added on the 2021-04-12 10:45:42 by grip grip
rulez added on the 2024-04-23 20:19:11 by jxn jxn
Always loved this one!
rulez added on the 2024-04-24 07:22:13 by Olympian Olympian

lists containing this prod

submit changes

if this prod is a fake, some info is false or the download link is broken,

do not post about it in the comments, it will get lost.

instead, click here !

[previous edits]

add a comment