Crystal Dream 2 by Triton
screenshot added by moT on 2002-03-26 15:56:36
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release date : may 1993
release party : The Computer Crossroad 1993
compo : pc demo
ranked : 1st
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popularity : 78%
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  • 4
alltime top: #136
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Awesome music, and back then some of these scenes were jaw-dropping. The only serious contender of Second Reality in terms of impact.
added on the 2000-11-01 17:49:07 by Shifter Shifter
I like their second demo very much! Technically..
Because 3d can still be boring sometimes..

Though,. there are some very interesting 2d fx too! The Fractal Zoomer! Very Innovative Coderswise demo from 1992!!! A stil very nice to watch Fractal Zoomer at 1992! Amazing! Just Amazing!!!

And the final Chess 3d part?! I consider this demo one of the most Technically Innovatest demos ever seen! Really!

Though,. I still enjoy much more to watch Second Reality than this..

Btw,. have you noticed the final Note at the end? Do you remember the C64 Note logic? Every C64 demo has a Note. It would be very cool that I would watch a "CPC,Amiga, Atari, Spectrum, Gameboy, PC, Mac, Linux, e.t.c.." demo and when the demo finsihed there would be a menu to read facts, comments, greets, e.t.c.. in a funky writer, scroller or menu!

Think about Final Notes on demos like this one! I think that Rage did a Note in Reanim8or demo too..
The logic of "Each Demo contains a Note" is very cool! I hope that I will have a Note in as most of my prods I can..

(I mean Note in electronical form, not as a txt file!)
added on the 2001-02-20 15:54:10 by Optimus Optimus
First off, it's Crystal Dream 2, not Dreams.
Second, it's from 1993, not 1992.
I agree with your opinions, but get your facts straight first! :)
added on the 2001-02-27 18:50:04 by phoenix phoenix
Uhh,.. sorry! I always confuse the date for this demo for some strange reasons..
added on the 2001-03-08 12:08:19 by Optimus Optimus
i like this one better than Second Reality if we are comparing'em here...
where the first demo of Crystal Dream series fail, this one compensates it completely! what a great show, and you're not bored till the end! Triton rocks (and thanks for the Fasttracker :)
added on the 2001-05-15 04:27:04 by raver raver
Agreed, this demo was really one of the best, and still is. In 1993, only Untitled/Dust and Second Reality/FC could match it, only none with regards to technology. Too bad it won't work on fast computers (TurboPascal bug...)
rulez added on the 2001-06-05 00:30:09 by fractalgp fractalgp
A kickass demo for its time. I still can remember how insanely impressed I was with that fractal zoomer that just kept on zooming and zooming.
And the 3D engine - also a great piece of code.
rulez added on the 2001-06-07 16:39:47 by Sdw Sdw
A really great demo, one of the best imho. Has been my favourite for a long time, and I still like it. Great music, well-written code =) Has a nice feeling overall and doesn't get boring because of the nice changes and design.

Overall, just wonderful.
rulez added on the 2001-07-13 00:51:59 by fox fox
I will not forget voting for this monster!
rulez added on the 2001-10-24 13:24:07 by Optimus Optimus
Best demo of all time.
I have long help this production (and Triton in general) in extremely high regard.
Technically, this demo is amazing (runs smooth on a 386 40!)
And the music is great (like anything that LizardKing composes for)

rulez added on the 2001-11-04 03:47:08 by DW DW
Note above:
"Help" should be "held"
added on the 2001-11-04 03:47:54 by DW DW
This demo was one of my favorites in its day, competing very closely with second Reality, mostly because of the music. But hey, I had a 486-33, and if they bought a 486DX-50, why code for less? ;)

Some parts were a bit slow, but overall, a great demo, with very hi-tech code for its day, amazing music (still like it and listen to it from time to time) and cool raytraced graphics. Thumbs up!
rulez added on the 2001-11-07 11:27:56 by Jcl Jcl
Better then SR code- and design-wise.
Gotta give it a "rulez".
rulez added on the 2001-11-15 13:58:36 by Gargaj Gargaj
what a massive smasher! that's a demo!
rulez added on the 2001-11-21 18:35:37 by brioche brioche
Just a vote. Great music, great code, as for gfx.. well, the raytraced pics are kinda nice. :)
rulez added on the 2001-12-07 15:21:15 by phoenix phoenix
Beside 'Second Reality' one of the best PC demos in the early years and a 'must have'! To bad that it refuses to run on todays machines.
added on the 2002-01-29 04:35:41 by Crest Crest
Yeah, this one rocks... I always preferred this one to SR... but I liked the first Crystal Dream even more
rulez added on the 2002-01-29 11:38:12 by britelite britelite

ld (thumb),1

rulez added on the 2002-02-17 22:04:10 by raver raver
yeah, this was great. Catchy music. ....from what I remember. Too bad I can't see it now on modern machines.
rulez added on the 2002-03-15 20:08:15 by cats cats
This was the second demo I've seen, 1st was Second Reality. But I like Crystal Dream more than SR, the checkerboard scene had been my favorite for a long time. Too bad there aren't any windows ports of SR and CD2
rulez added on the 2002-03-15 20:20:25 by ravity ravity
Fu**in' MEGA thumbs up for this one!
I remember when I saw this for the first time past in the days...it really BLASTED me away...
This is really one of the demos worth being mentioned on the same quality level as 'Second Reality'...

GREAT music (*sniff* no one does kinda funky music like this today anymore it seems!! :-( ), GREAT scenes...and fabulous design and style...
rulez added on the 2002-03-15 20:48:41 by Weasel Weasel
Watched it yesterday on an old Pentium I set up. And it even works with sound blaster! :-)

Awesome. A milestone for the PC scene!
rulez added on the 2002-03-15 22:32:43 by moT moT
I just could not handle Crystal Dream 2 without a screenshot... Apparently it's rather hard to get it with a proggy so I used a shitty camera. Sorry if that offends you... :-/
added on the 2002-03-26 15:59:42 by moT moT

moT: great screenshot :)
rulez added on the 2002-03-26 16:39:22 by lai lai
a true classic.
rulez added on the 2002-03-26 16:46:54 by nosfe nosfe
fucking cool
rulez added on the 2002-03-26 16:47:47 by superplek superplek
Hm, no one actually mentioned that this demo won The Computer Crossroads '93 to be exact.
And now i can run it again and so it will be definitly in my next demoshow, where ever I will have the next one :)
added on the 2002-04-17 05:24:16 by Crest Crest
Pure awesome classic! I love the music. Too bad my sound card and my motherboard can't make any DMA channel available. Got moslo132 prog to slow the CPU down; disabling L1 and L2 cache in BIOS will also work to prevent run-time error.

I will play "Trans Atlantic" nice and loud in my next LAN party! ;)
rulez added on the 2002-05-03 04:41:21 by Cesar Cesar
one of the best demos ever. excellent code, really really good music, all the elements of a killer-demo, even without the 3d-scene at the end. just a final "in your face!" to the people who tried to compete. hehe, that's the way we like it! (btw; the vectorslime is maybe my fav effect ever)
rulez added on the 2002-05-27 11:23:30 by gloom gloom
brilliant screenshot there!
and a brilliant demo of course. I think this was the first demo I saw, along with lunatic by extreme, which got 2nd at the same party (and fear/extreme complained in the pulse diskmag that the deadline was extended "just for triton"... lol)
both ran just fine on my 386sx/16. sweet nostalgia =)
rulez added on the 2002-05-27 11:43:01 by saffron saffron
this one is a real asskicker.
nowadays i only have the tunes on my HD, but listening them bring back memories of this great stuff. (the chessboard, the raytraced pictures, the fractal zoomer, ohh god, this is good.)
rulez added on the 2002-05-27 11:48:40 by FooLman FooLman
Very good music, very good 3d engine. Fast and accurate.
And stylish.
One of the first mature demos on PC ever.
And a true classic ofcourse!
rulez added on the 2002-06-08 19:14:39 by Scali Scali
Killer prod !!
I still remember each part precisely, it all has so much style.. music by Vogue is incredibly dynamic and well synched with the graphics.
rulez added on the 2002-09-15 20:51:38 by nakudoh nakudoh
rulez added on the 2002-09-15 22:49:49 by diver diver
Contact me immediately!
rulez added on the 2002-10-02 16:00:06 by tomcat tomcat
I thought i had commented this babe. Absolutely amazing. Too bad i can't have sound on my 486. Saw it on moT's pc last time with sound, sigh... Btw awesome shot moT
rulez added on the 2002-11-04 11:19:25 by zafos zafos
classic, anyone know if there is any screencapture online somwhere, as it dosent run on modern machines...?

rulez added on the 2002-11-29 21:41:26 by velo velo
Somehow this never had an impact on me. Has cool as fuck things and the soundtrack kicks major ass but still it rates only a pig here...
added on the 2002-12-30 12:27:15 by uncle-x uncle-x
this is great! was coded by mr_h and Vouge. mr_h was my neighbour in the little village "söråker" me,martyn, loot and mr_h lived in the same hood. i think thats cool, but you prob dont care :D . this brought up so many memories!! cheers Fredrik and Magnus
added on the 2003-01-05 03:55:55 by mempheria mempheria
still enjoy this demo alot and that says it all!
rulez added on the 2003-01-06 16:25:06 by violator violator
Doesn't run on Win2K :-(
added on the 2003-01-12 08:14:22 by legalize legalize
ownz in every aspect
rulez added on the 2003-01-12 09:32:55 by blz blz
Nee ist mir zu oldskewl. ;/
sucks added on the 2003-01-12 09:45:08 by elend elend
legalize, well what did you expect? it's almost impossible to run in dos on modern machines :) get the demodvd, it's on it, and it ownz
rulez added on the 2003-01-24 23:45:05 by jar jar
rulez added on the 2003-01-25 21:28:51 by gg|rhg gg|rhg
Since so many of you are asking, in case you wish to see the demo again it is published on the MindCandy DVD. Here's a list of the demos: http://www.mindcandydvd.com/demos
rulez added on the 2003-02-20 19:19:02 by Loiosh Loiosh
pure nostalgia... =)
rulez added on the 2003-05-07 22:54:04 by starbuck starbuck
*pant* *pant*
This really ownz, I love the style, the music, I love the group =)
A veritable milestone in the scene.
rulez added on the 2003-05-08 00:07:44 by Nezbie Nezbie
rulez added on the 2003-07-19 23:45:35 by hfr hfr
Yeah, damn nice demo!
rulez added on the 2003-08-29 18:30:55 by breez breez
I didn't comment this yet ? shame on me. one of my alltime favourites !
absolutely cool fx + great tune.
runs fine here, working DOS-sup is nice =)
but when do people get things straight ? this one is called "crystal dream II" goddamit !
rulez added on the 2003-08-29 18:36:12 by styx^hcr styx^hcr
Ahh, real nice chess board + music! One of the best remembered demos. Pitty I don't have a DOS setup anymore to run it!
added on the 2003-09-01 01:15:23 by kazor kazor
Ahh, real nice chess board + music! One of the best remembered demos. Pitty I don't have a DOS setup anymore to run it!
added on the 2003-09-01 01:16:12 by kazor kazor
No more comments on CD2? What a shame. This was after all one of the most "quoted" demos in the early and mid 90's... This and Second Reality, that is :). If you have a DOS box, be sure to watch it.
rulez added on the 2003-10-27 21:06:52 by guenon guenon
The acme of oldschool. Really.
added on the 2003-11-23 04:57:35 by tomcat tomcat
More comments in Freax... :)
added on the 2003-11-23 04:57:52 by tomcat tomcat
More comments in Freax... :)
added on the 2003-11-23 04:58:42 by tomcat tomcat
That one (along with Second Reality) made me think a PC could be fun back in the early 90's
rulez added on the 2004-01-11 11:43:19 by keops keops
Can I get a DivX of this so I can see it?
And please don't suggest DosBOX, I have not managed to run a single piece of software on it. It just crashes immediately no matter what I do.
added on the 2004-01-26 18:38:43 by crusader crusader
Where is Win32 port?
rulez added on the 2004-01-27 16:08:42 by zeebr zeebr

1. It's on MindCandy (which should be back on sale in a few weeks)

2. It runs fine in DosBox. You just need to select PC Speaker for sound. :)
added on the 2004-01-27 16:24:08 by phoenix phoenix
2a) and you need a 5ghz cpu ;)
rulez added on the 2004-01-27 16:30:29 by tomaes tomaes
The first demo I saw.. I got in on the GUS CD I borrowed from a friend (must've been 1994 or something like that). I remember thinking something like "where's the game in this game demo?" :) After I'd read all the stuff found on the menu, I watched it again. And for a third time. And then I was hooked, probably for life :/
rulez added on the 2004-01-28 10:10:57 by Preacher Preacher
Woah :)
rulez added on the 2004-04-25 16:03:38 by shash shash
Simply amazing! Really great effects, these guys new their vekktors.
rulez added on the 2004-05-12 20:15:47 by d3pth d3pth
Aghr! Forgot that the music is really really amazing too, especially the music for the menu system made me browse the thing for hours, before I got a ripped version of the track :)
added on the 2004-05-12 20:16:37 by d3pth d3pth
chess scene is classical.
rulez added on the 2004-05-13 15:04:19 by psenough psenough
here's my vote at last! it's amazing, actually my favourite oldschool demo!
rulez added on the 2004-08-29 14:07:51 by shadez shadez
rulez added on the 2004-08-29 14:44:51 by quisten quisten
Gotta love it
rulez added on the 2004-09-15 11:41:37 by Mike 3D Mike 3D
rulez added on the 2004-09-21 21:20:53 by blala blala
Any self-respecting scener or wannabe should see this. You can't not have seen this demo! rulez.
rulez added on the 2004-11-05 21:39:13 by witeshade witeshade
This demo is technically great, but I always failed to really like it. Don't know why, maybe it was technically too great for my taste.
rulez added on the 2004-11-17 20:50:23 by chock chock
My coup de coeur when I have enough glöps :)
rulezcdc added on the 2004-11-17 21:18:00 by Mr Twist Laser Mr Twist Laser
I guess technically pretty good too, but my thumb goes for the music :)
rulez added on the 2004-11-17 21:30:10 by teel teel
triton = legends!
rulez added on the 2004-11-17 21:40:01 by NuKem NuKem
Along with Second Reality, one of the classical PC demos that shaped the oldschool scene in that platform.
rulez added on the 2004-11-26 17:45:34 by Spock Spock
Can't run msdos demo's :(
But hey the screenshots look cool enough for a thumb up
rulez added on the 2004-11-30 12:54:25 by VJmile VJmile
Spock: I'd rather say along with Unreal :)
The last time I've seen it was on the MindCandy DVD, I really should watch it again on my old PC, it was fuckin' impressive for me back then...
rulez added on the 2004-12-12 17:07:06 by René Madenmann René Madenmann
almost like having a nice old wine from the cellar!
rulez added on the 2004-12-12 20:30:00 by madMixx madMixx
geez i cant get enough of the masterly powerful soundtrack =)

and it's great to see that Triton/Starbreeze have finally accomplished a gaming hit with The Chronicles of Riddick - Escape from Butcher Bay :)
rulez added on the 2005-01-10 02:30:49 by Zest Zest
I just love the chess scene
rulez added on the 2005-01-20 08:01:56 by megamies megamies
Runs good in DOSBox (GUS at 44100 Hz). Only the demo's renderer needs more than 10 MHz to sort the surfaces ;) so I'll have to run it again.

PS: The "RTE 200" bug can be fixed with tp7p5fix.
rulez added on the 2005-02-04 21:30:53 by ie ie
a real classic tho somehow a bit boring nowadays
rulez added on the 2005-02-04 22:43:53 by trigger trigger
The Vector Slime and the Chessboard Scene are still among my all time faves. And the Noter. And the Music. And... Ah F*** it, this one simply rules.
oh, and works great with dosbox here as well.
rulez added on the 2005-02-05 05:06:05 by mizc mizc
wow, what a demo. and it features one of the best mods ever, "trans atlantic" by lizardking.
rulez added on the 2005-06-12 15:44:32 by chavez chavez
I Can't believe I haven't thumbed this yet! It is one of my alltime favorite demos. Watching it at the big screen at TCC was one of my great experiences in my demoscene history.
rulez added on the 2005-06-17 02:23:05 by front243 front243
rulez added on the 2005-07-04 11:04:16 by Quarryman Quarryman
rulez added on the 2005-08-27 03:41:42 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
rulez added on the 2005-10-09 00:17:12 by anesthetic anesthetic
This one is deeply carved into the history of demo programming. Never forget the moment I saw that chess scene for the first time.
rulez added on the 2005-11-18 15:51:15 by Midfit Midfit
A t o ni shin g! sutff ever!
this demo addicted me to demoscene.
rulez added on the 2005-12-03 21:14:42 by JaK JaK
Very impressive for its time on pc.
rulez added on the 2005-12-10 15:00:36 by Cj Cj
possibly the first demo i saw and still among the very best i've ever seen
sucks added on the 2006-01-07 02:17:45 by Sverker Sverker
ehh damn, that should have been a thumb up
added on the 2006-01-07 02:23:23 by Sverker Sverker
hahaa tribe, that's a huge "DOH!"
rulez added on the 2006-01-17 20:31:22 by d-swi d-swi
This demo is and was amazing, the soundtrack is awesome, the code rules, it has a consistent colorscheme unlike many other pc demos of that period and, pardon me for using that nasty word: it has flow. Simply brilliant!

(Grabbing mindcandy from the shelf right now to watch it again :-)
rulez added on the 2006-01-17 22:01:54 by sparcus sparcus
Can someone PLEASE tell me the name of the Lizardking MOD/XM that runs during the chessboard scene? PLEASE?
rulez added on the 2006-02-01 18:32:58 by AbandonwareGirl AbandonwareGirl
rulez added on the 2006-02-06 10:45:19 by _^^o _^^o
Shit, I didn't thumb this one before?

This is the PC demo, I can't believe some rate Second Reality higher than this one.
rulez added on the 2006-02-06 11:04:26 by Radiant Radiant
AbandonwareGirl: I can't tell you the name, but a hint is not a problem.
pixel & 3d-vector morphing. the vectorpart is really awesome. a fast and colorfull plasma. fractal-zoomer is totally awesome. cool vector slime. raytraced pictures (in their own modellers) and a awesome chess-part :) and the music rocks!
rulez added on the 2006-03-02 03:23:41 by oldaccount oldaccount
where is the windows port?
added on the 2006-03-02 08:31:54 by elkmoose elkmoose
Still very cool 13 years after release! I just don't like the music (except for the one in the endpart) but still, nice demo!
rulez added on the 2006-03-20 19:27:47 by StingRay StingRay
rulez added on the 2006-04-30 00:44:07 by emoon emoon
The first part is really good, but then it doesn't keep my attention anymore.

The music bores me.

Still I watch it every once in a while, hoping to see what others see one day.
added on the 2006-06-30 14:52:06 by Joop Joop
win32 port PLEASE!!!
rulez added on the 2006-07-17 19:21:41 by kurli kurli
rulez added on the 2006-07-23 06:07:44 by got got
rulez added on the 2006-08-05 03:25:16 by [ProToS] [ProToS]
A Classic with great music from vogue and lizardking. I like it.
rulez added on the 2006-11-02 13:29:15 by Bloodrinker Bloodrinker
rulez added on the 2006-11-02 15:06:41 by post malone post malone
This demo is PC classic. I was into vectors at the time and the world vector crushed me. These guys also made the FastTracker and started up Starbreeze (successful game company in Sweden).
added on the 2007-02-05 15:03:09 by JvB JvB
rulez added on the 2007-03-08 04:19:36 by bitl bitl
Think this is the first demo I ever saw. Absolutely classic! Big thumb!
rulez added on the 2007-04-21 19:11:49 by ALecs ALecs
Good chessboard scene - tough on a 486DX - or a p1.8Ghz laptop via dosbox ;-) Nice demo.
added on the 2007-05-09 21:07:45 by hamster hamster
It was yesterday while implementing Mandelbrot set fractals with pixel shader’s that it suddenly strokes me: I know this part of the fractal - there was another important quite early PC demo that contains it – Cry…, Crys … yes! Crystal Dream 2! There were so many technically details right at the edge of what was possible the hardware of these days – and I loved the chess game at the end. Mega thumb up!
rulez added on the 2007-05-14 19:02:52 by Admiral^Elyssis Admiral^Elyssis
fonts, 3D objects, plasma, virtual scene, 3D texture mapping, raytracing, star wars scroll, chess, musics
rulez added on the 2007-06-10 03:25:29 by BITS BITS
Great demo of 1993, but the music of Second Reality beats the music of this demo IMO. :)
added on the 2007-07-03 12:58:29 by lorents lorents
Forgot the thumb!
rulez added on the 2007-07-03 12:58:53 by lorents lorents
This demo means something special to me. Back in the FT2 days, I heard about a demo coming from the same guys who made FT2, so I wanted to watch it. But, as it turned out my sound card's sucky driver needed EMM386. (Dang!)
Worked ok in DOSbox.
rulez added on the 2007-07-09 15:10:57 by nitro2k01 nitro2k01
Classic! My favourite parts are all in the screenshot above...
rulez added on the 2007-08-29 23:10:29 by Stebo Stebo
good one, but there is nothing a ATARI Falcon can´t do ;-)
rulez added on the 2007-10-02 09:06:34 by RA RA
rulez added on the 2007-10-02 10:40:24 by marlowe marlowe
3D wireframe, 3D scroll with 3D starfield, 3D object, text font, plasma with music, fractalzoom, vector slime, virtual reality - spaceships in a tunnel, Raytrace - "textured toruses", texture mapped 3D objects, star wars scroller, more raytraced pictures, end screen with informational text about the demo

thumbs up
added on the 2007-10-02 17:16:34 by BITS BITS
I love the fractalzoomer, it`s so cool even today.
rulez added on the 2007-10-19 23:28:24 by Alain Alain
hmmm.. one more obvious thumb up!
rulez added on the 2007-10-19 23:37:29 by toxie toxie
Right. Captured it, but didn't thumb it. stupid me... :)
rulez added on the 2007-10-19 23:38:50 by raer raer
rulez added on the 2007-10-20 00:09:09 by src src
Suberb demo. The chess part is a killer.
rulez added on the 2007-10-20 00:54:17 by xernobyl xernobyl
How the hell could I forget to thumb this?
rulez added on the 2007-11-01 18:54:23 by Hopper/SquoQuo Hopper/SquoQuo
Better than second reality. Love he soundtrack and effects.
rulez added on the 2007-11-10 01:12:07 by shock__ shock__
Insanely nice graphics ahead of its time. Great music too.
rulez added on the 2007-12-06 22:04:18 by neoneye neoneye
rulez added on the 2008-01-30 02:24:53 by Alpha C Alpha C
rulez added on the 2008-02-20 22:07:15 by zefyros zefyros
I remember the moment this demo came up on the big screen at the TCC party 1993. After a few effects the whole party place was in a shocked state. It was totally quiet, everyone was holding his breath. I realised this was even bigger than my own (and Booze Design's) breakthrough in the c64-scene ;).

Those were the days :).
rulez added on the 2008-03-05 14:37:54 by HCL/BoozeDesign HCL/BoozeDesign
oldschool, i see oldschool :> a bit long, but definitely worth watching.
rulez added on the 2008-03-11 00:48:11 by comankh comankh
Epic prod ;)
rulez added on the 2008-04-17 19:22:28 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
How I haven't thumb up this prod before?!?
I'll do it right NOW!
rulez added on the 2008-05-30 10:38:34 by SoDa7 SoDa7
The music makes me come with oldskool delight and it has one of the best early 90's 3D animations ever.

Notice the "Dream" in the title--and how it challenges Second "Reality"? Easter egg or coincidence?
rulez added on the 2008-06-02 12:32:42 by Momo Vampire Momo Vampire
rulez added on the 2008-07-20 03:16:43 by micksam7 micksam7
an another classic of pc.scene
rulez added on the 2008-11-09 14:49:02 by spritus spritus
rulez added on the 2008-11-09 15:52:46 by RufUsul RufUsul
easily the best from its era
rulez added on the 2008-11-09 16:38:18 by stijn stijn
definately one of the best demos ever.
rulez added on the 2008-11-09 16:56:11 by e64 e64
Looks good (taking into account when it's from), and I like the music.
rulez added on the 2008-11-09 16:58:40 by mic mic
sucks added on the 2009-03-12 02:15:47 by viznut/pwp viznut/pwp
A superb piece of demo, vastly superior to Second Reality IMHO.
rulez added on the 2009-03-14 12:22:08 by micdune micdune
I'd voted yet (old pouet crash) still nice to redo
rulez added on the 2009-03-14 12:35:23 by Buckethead Buckethead
even better than second reality!
rulez added on the 2009-03-14 22:29:09 by T$ T$
was one of the first demos I've ever seen. I still enjoy watching it, great music and code
rulez added on the 2009-04-27 13:34:36 by melfar melfar
added on the 2009-04-29 14:04:44 by zoolum zoolum
Another missing thumb, I adore the music.
rulez added on the 2009-06-19 14:10:42 by noby noby
awesome demo! luv the music. :)
rulez added on the 2009-06-22 22:32:15 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
Childhood fav
rulez added on the 2009-07-12 08:26:14 by zaphands zaphands
Thumbs weren't invented when I first saw this.
rulez added on the 2009-08-31 23:09:41 by Claw Claw
one of the "must see" PC Demo! Outstanding!
rulez added on the 2009-09-15 10:50:26 by seban seban
viznut/pwp ты баран
added on the 2010-01-14 03:55:54 by bitl bitl
ofcourse!!! ran well on my 386.. and great music..
rulez added on the 2010-01-14 19:12:06 by mad mad
Love some of those still images.
rulez added on the 2010-01-14 19:34:30 by auld auld
rulez added on the 2010-01-14 20:21:06 by doc^21o6 doc^21o6
graphics was nice (THE MUSIC!) and effects were good made too (THE MUSIC!) did i mention the music?
rulez added on the 2010-03-05 09:53:23 by nula nula
Whole the demo rocked really HARD on the PC!
rulez added on the 2010-03-05 20:40:14 by sim sim
As people have pointed out; the music!
rulez added on the 2010-03-15 22:38:36 by phobium phobium
rulez added on the 2010-05-11 21:06:24 by jack-3d jack-3d
first demo watched. awesome :)
rulez added on the 2010-05-11 21:30:59 by rasmus/loonies rasmus/loonies
A superb demo which beats the shit out of second reality.
rulez added on the 2010-05-12 04:15:24 by zoolum zoolum
great fractal zoomer and twisty vector routy.
totally amiga :)
rulez added on the 2010-05-12 04:43:16 by gentleman gentleman
rulez added on the 2010-05-12 07:24:02 by electro2000 electro2000
It's time to wake up! One of my favorites right here.
rulezcdc added on the 2010-05-30 14:46:45 by velusip velusip
rulez added on the 2010-05-30 14:54:20 by jua jua
I can't believe I never thumbed this one up...
rulez added on the 2010-05-30 14:56:11 by Joghurt Joghurt
What Joghurt said.
rulez added on the 2010-05-30 14:58:51 by Emod Emod
What everybody else already said :)
rulez added on the 2010-05-30 15:03:21 by Dbug Dbug
Part of the Holy Trinity of oldskool PC demoscene :)
rulez added on the 2010-08-19 10:01:28 by rez rez
rulez added on the 2010-09-06 18:48:50 by Jakim Jakim
My first.
rulez added on the 2010-12-24 07:04:24 by Negostrike Negostrike
rulezcdc added on the 2011-02-17 17:09:11 by cxw cxw
Quite all right, especially the second half
added on the 2011-03-07 20:14:53 by tomba tomba
ok, thats really nice for 92 :)
rulez added on the 2011-03-25 02:37:19 by ɧ4ɾɗվ. ɧ4ɾɗվ.
added on the 2011-03-29 20:38:22 by cxw cxw
absolutely great!
rulez added on the 2011-04-13 15:08:38 by nekomono nekomono
I remember seeing this thing. Damn I'm old :D This prod is wonderful now and astonishing back then - intersecting objects, fractal zoomer - perfect!
added on the 2011-08-11 22:17:44 by scooper22 scooper22
rulez added on the 2011-08-11 22:17:54 by scooper22 scooper22
18 years later I'm still regularly watching this :D
rulez added on the 2011-08-11 22:30:25 by haap303 haap303
Love this demo. Second Reality had better design (and that awesome translucent icosahedron) but the 3D here is overall more impressive, and I'll never forget the 'mothership' part.
rulez added on the 2011-10-19 06:23:43 by t-zero t-zero
rulez added on the 2011-10-19 08:32:17 by las las
What haap said.
rulez added on the 2011-10-19 09:36:57 by edhellon edhellon
pc coder porn from 93
rulez added on the 2011-11-09 13:05:01 by Frequent Frequent
rulez added on the 2011-12-07 16:13:01 by Zavie Zavie
what Zavie said
rulez added on the 2011-12-07 19:51:55 by SiR SiR
Like the original Crystal Dream, this uses the super-fast hacked EGA mode 0x0D for its polyroutines.
added on the 2011-12-20 10:01:37 by Scali Scali
Nice demo with great music and filled vectors.
I've always loved the checkmate scene.
rulez added on the 2012-02-14 18:03:03 by ham ham
technically on par with 2nd reality, direction however not.
rulez added on the 2012-08-07 14:58:47 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
late thumb up :)
rulez added on the 2012-11-12 17:20:13 by mueslee mueslee
legendary!! 20 years later, I still remember all the scenes and the music.
rulez added on the 2013-10-04 12:16:19 by bonefish bonefish
This demo totally blew me away when it was shown at the TCC. A milestone for the PC demo scene!
added on the 2013-11-05 23:52:11 by Daniel Daniel
Thumbs up of course!
rulez added on the 2013-11-05 23:52:33 by Daniel Daniel
Watched this one many times at that time, and liked it very much.
rulez added on the 2013-11-08 21:54:04 by imerso imerso
rulez added on the 2014-03-28 22:18:06 by aha aha
Of course. Also what wysiwtf said.
rulez added on the 2014-03-28 22:28:44 by Baudsurfer Baudsurfer
this is the first demo i ever watched, and it fuckin blew me away. i was casually coding, also fractal stuff and plasma (pretty bad), and a chessplayer. it ran on a 386 DX-40, and did things i didnt think were possible. right after their plasma put mine to shame, the fractal zoom fucked my right in the brains. so here, have my ♥ you totally deserve it.
rulezcdc added on the 2014-05-11 01:47:18 by HellMood HellMood
It never really got the love that Second Reality got. Some scenes just go on too long with the 3d show. Except for the chess scene and the zoomer there's really not much you remember of the demo.
rulez added on the 2014-05-17 22:15:36 by Harekiet Harekiet
This is way better than Second Reality.
rulez added on the 2015-01-18 18:53:31 by ncovert ncovert
Oh the memories. Watching this live on TCC was soooo fucking awesome.
rulez added on the 2015-01-18 20:09:35 by axis^oxy axis^oxy
Horrible pace, but otherwise a classic and still a kick-ass tune.
rulez added on the 2015-04-29 16:52:03 by Kylearan Kylearan
Whoops, wrong prod, sorry. But this is a nice classic as well, with medicore music however. :)
added on the 2015-04-29 16:53:52 by Kylearan Kylearan
rulez added on the 2015-04-29 18:19:16 by yzi yzi
Great code!
rulez added on the 2015-07-05 22:23:09 by Alone_Coder Alone_Coder
CD was an inspiration from very early on. VINT stars that look amazing; planar mode for extra speed using VGA color registers to hide that fact; electro-shoegazer music in the first act. I love this demo more than I can articulate.
rulez added on the 2015-08-18 01:17:34 by trixter trixter
massive impressive
rulez added on the 2016-04-22 06:43:14 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
This was the frist PC-demo I saw that made a huge impression on me! One fun thing was that I was impressed by the superior sound from the PC compared to my old Amiga - and years later find out that the tune "Desert dawn" in the demo was a regular Amiga mod.
rulez added on the 2016-06-17 09:11:01 by prowler prowler
can you give me a *.mod of the infoviewer part?
rulez added on the 2016-12-06 18:06:40 by polyzium polyzium
polyzium: "Transatlantic" https://www.scenemusic.net/demovibes/song/4163/

what Hellmood and trixter said.
added on the 2017-03-14 22:10:57 by cxw cxw
one of the few early 90s pc demos to out-amiga the amiga! actually prefer it to second reality
rulez added on the 2017-09-12 23:38:03 by caffeine_demon caffeine_demon
oh YES
rulez added on the 2018-01-17 14:33:02 by nagz nagz
Still amazing
added on the 2018-06-10 18:18:46 by neoneye neoneye
Hmm missed a thumb!
rulez added on the 2018-06-10 18:50:05 by Serpent Serpent
rulez added on the 2019-02-24 14:09:27 by grip grip
thumb up to appreciate history.
rulez added on the 2019-02-24 18:38:24 by hollowone hollowone
rulez added on the 2019-02-24 18:41:56 by Mystra Mystra
imo better than second reality, fast paced action, great music, astonoshing chess part and still the best fractalzoomer in the world :D
rulez added on the 2019-02-28 16:49:52 by wbcbz7 wbcbz7
A revelation seeing this in 1993. Like being blasted 10 years into the future.
rulez added on the 2020-01-28 14:43:05 by cruzer cruzer
rulez added on the 2020-01-28 15:28:26 by Soundy Soundy
True classic!
rulez added on the 2020-12-16 21:12:43 by venex venex
nice one
rulez added on the 2021-03-18 18:19:43 by Blast! Blast!
this Demo IS/has been Amazingk from the day i got it on disks \o/
rulez added on the 2023-05-18 01:14:16 by STriderFIN77 STriderFIN77
probably one of the first time some objects were moving in a scene
rulez added on the 2024-04-25 08:34:05 by roudoudou roudoudou

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