Ecargxus by The Phoney Coders
screenshot added by DW on 2001-11-11 20:27:47
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release date : april 1992
release party : The Gathering 1992
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added on the 2001-11-11 20:27:47 by DW DW

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Very nice demo by TPC.
Opens with a cool spotlight over brickwall text effect.
Instead of the '92 standard scrollie text, TCP opted to go with a floating cube, that spewed forth all the characters from various positions on the screen.
Very cool :)

The demo was coded in about a week.

Included some pretty nice effects, aswell as the '92 standard 3D object rotations.

VGA / Roland (only)
rulez added on the 2001-11-11 20:30:17 by DW DW
The best Phoney Coders demo. I've got to see that again! The first wild write I see was here. When I was thinking to try coding such one, I am still inspired by this.

There was also an animation of a working engine with some sine scroller? And other nice parts..

It needs a Roland yes. Quite a rare soundcard, what were it's capabilites btw? I am wondering if I can found one so that I can run this demo with sound. Was it the only one playing Roland?
rulez added on the 2004-01-19 12:29:58 by Optimus Optimus
It combines samples with synthesis. Sounds very very good when used well.

Any of the Lucasarts games show this.
added on the 2008-05-01 13:27:13 by Joop Joop
Fuck! It actually plays sound with dosbox, but it's all wrong I guess..
But the other two demos from them, it crash when I chose roland but this one works but too wrongly :P
added on the 2008-09-07 11:20:46 by Optimus Optimus
I've been able to capture a video with audio of this prod from the Roland hardware is was composed for :)

On YouTube: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=uRHa7JjUqOU

Need someone to host the original 42MB AVI file though :)
rulez added on the 2008-12-19 01:10:50 by PurpleScroll PurpleScroll
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=uRHa7JjUqOU for the lazy fuckers like me.. and yay!
rulez added on the 2008-12-19 01:12:49 by maali maali
quite smooth
added on the 2009-01-25 13:56:19 by zefyros zefyros
Very nice for 1991.
rulez added on the 2014-03-30 23:36:51 by Preacher Preacher
not bad indeed.
Files are dated April 1992, and TPC was from Norway, so odds are this wasn't released at the Finnish Gathering 1991 party.. more likely the Norwegian Gathering 1992 party.
added on the 2021-05-18 23:23:34 by phoenix phoenix
Interesting demo. Some effects are really repetitive.
Some gfx are very nice, some rendered and aged not well.
The music is interesting side of this demo. Roland-32 version in the YT link.
Not a big fun of this demo, but still I like it somehow.
rulez added on the 2023-03-22 12:22:49 by sim sim

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